Saturday, June 30, 2012

a new look ~



 Hello!  I had my big strong man available for some heavy lifting today, so I opted to have him help me at the antique mall for a few hours.  We moved just about everything in there to create a new look, and of course added some new things too.

 A couple weeks ago, Keely and I went to an auction on one side of town while my husband went to one on another side of town.  When I came home and saw two of these industrial age metal cubbies greeting me in the driveway, I might have let out a very loud squeal!  

l.o.v.e.


 I added a creamer collection and some vintage book page shred to show how it could be used at home.  $150


We delivered two antique trunks to the shop today as well.  One dome top and one flat top.  $85 each.



always lots of unique soft goods..........various prices



 1950's tennis trophies - $15 each


 We have 5 vintage Japanese paper lanterns left - $3 each
vintage frames galore


 another LOVE - this old rusty three tier garden cart on castors - $65
filled with vintage planters, glass flower frogs and tin buckets
double galvanized bucket - $40


 vintage drip glaze owl - look at that face! - $30


 extra large vintage silhouette from 1969 - $22


large seashells ($10 - $20) and book lined chippy drawers ($12 each)
 

a bigger perspective.....



Heritage Square Antique Mall
Booth C004
Open all weekend!  
Including Sunday Noon - 6pm
It's nice and cool in there too!
:-)

happy weekend to you all
~ vintage love ~
Polly

Thank you Susan of Must Love Junk!

Probably about a year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a very sweet gal at Heritage Square Antique Mall while I was there working my booth.  This cute petite blonde thing with really adorable hair popped into my booth and immediately we were chatting it up about all things rusty and crusty!  Good junk talk!  I learned that Susan and her Mom own a home decor store a couple hours away (which I hope to visit this summer, God willing!).  Watching her eye dance over all the stuff at the antique mall and seeing what she was drawn to like wire baskets and chippy painted boxes and industrial bins made me realize that we share the same design style.  It was so fun to connect with someone like that!

Susan has recently started a blog called Must Love Junk.  You will fall out of your chair when you see her home, her collections, and her design aesthetics!!   She recently was honored with the Liebster Award, which was well deserved I must say.  Sweet Susan nominated my new little Georgie Emerson Vintage blog for one too!  { insert happy dance here }



The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.  As part of the nomination, Susan asked me to share five random things about myself..............hope I don't bore you, but here goes!

 1.  In 2006, I left a corporate job that I had been at for 10 years to spend time with my Dad before he passed.  I then spent the next 6 years as the sole caregiver to my Mom who was chronically ill.  I was able to keep her in her home for 5 years.  During this time, my little junkin' hobby and booth became my refueling place......where I went to think and create and get lost in my junk.  My little hobby grew into a little business.  Who knew?!?!

2.  My husband and I don't have any children.  We do have a dog named Riley, pup-pup, winkie, goober, scruff muff and there's probably a few others I'm forgetting.  We don't treat her like she's our child, but I will admit, I love her like she is and she's a pretty pampered old girl.  She's a rescue and had a rough life prior to picking us.  I want her to live a good life now which means lots of treats, a full food bowl, fluffy pillows to sleep on, and lots of love and protection.

3.  I have never stepped foot in a Starbucks.  I don't drink coffee or tea.

4.  Here's a list of some random things I LOOOOOVE:  ruffles, white, Coca-Cola, mac 'n cheese, pup-pups, IKEA, antique stores, chippy paint, lemongrass candles, cran-raspberry juice, mustard yellow, bold graphics, vintage letters, locker baskets, tufted velvet, most anything industrial, Restoration Hardware, The Real Housewives of the OC, Patrick Dempsey, lavender plants, weathered wood, Snow Patrol, Paris (never been), french books, Keith Urban, good friends and family.

5.  I was recently told that I'm kind of "princess-y" which made me laugh because I've always thought of myself as a country girl, not afraid to get dirty.  Although I do like to have my hair and nails done and I'm generally dressed up when I'm heading out in public.  Last night when our power was out, I spent an hour cleaning out a set of industrial metal cubbies from a machine shop.  Yes, I wore gloves hence the princess-y part of me, but kept going when they got holes in them, and today there's dirt under my nails hence the country girl in me.  I guess I'm a little bit of both!

So, there's a little bit about me! 

Now, it's time for me to name my 5 nominations for the Liebster Award! Remember, this award goes to 5 blogs that I love with less than 200 followers!

1.  Vintage Restyled (she's at 198, let's help her get to 200!)

2.  Shaggy Sheep Home

3.  Blessed by Three Miracles

4.  Fearless Nesting

5.  Happenstance Home (this gal is at 206, but she is one of my faves, so I am including her too!!)

If you were nominated, please take a moment to join the fun and spread the love by nominating 5 of your own!  Here's how:

1. Post about your win on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award and  follow their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award button to your blog (you can right-click on the Liebster label from my page, save it to your computer, then save to your blog).
4. Present The Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have fewer than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.
5. Let them know by leaving them a comment on their blog.


A big thanks to Susan at Must Love Junk for the nomination and a big heartfelt thanks to those of you who've stopped by here!

Hope you all have a good weekend!

~ vintage love ~
 

Polly 






Wednesday, June 20, 2012

new front door ~



 Hello!  Hope this post finds everyone well and enjoying their summer so far!

We have been crazy busy!

Yesterday, our new front door was installed, so I thought I would share a before and after.
 

BEFORE:




 This is the door that came with the house when we bought it 9 years ago.  My Mom always wanted us to get a solid glass storm door installed so that pup-pup could look outside any time she wanted.  A few years ago, we bought one at a big box home improvement store.  Install day came around and the installer quickly assessed that the storm door would not work with the wood door.....the casings had to be removed and rebuilt......and this guy was not qualified to do such a job.  So, we just put that project on the back burner.

Over this past winter, our door stopped working in a few ways.....big gap up top so the energy efficiency was compromised.  And then the deadbolt was nearly impossible to turn.  We realized it was time to make the investment.


AFTER:

We chose what we thought was a traditional yet cottage style door with an arched beadboard insert at the top.  We opted for the simplicity of a solid glass storm door with no etching or detailing.  The white really lightens up the porch area and I am absolutely loving having the wood door open while I'm tinkering around the house.  It lets in so much light into a very dark foyer area.

I think pup-pup is loving it too, and I know my Mom is watching down and smiling!

~ vintage love ~

Polly


Thursday, June 14, 2012

my fountain ~

We bought this cement fountain from The Anderson's a few years ago.  We got to enjoy it for one season, then someone (possibly me) cut the electric cord with the hedge trimmers while trimming the boxwoods.  Um yeah, I admit it.  I also cut the cord to the hedge trimmers during this same trimming escapade.  Good times.

The poor little fountain has been sitting dry for a while now, but today, my neighbor decided to help me get her going! 

She sits right under my dining room and I just love to hear the water bubbling about when the window is open!



I planted a bunch of lavender plants last year and they have just taken off!  I've been cutting them and putting them all around the house for a little extra scent here and there! 


Now that the golf tournament is over and Mick is home more, we'll get some of our outdoor projects completed.....we still need to mulch and work on a paver area out back.  Our new front door is being installed Tuesday.....can't wait to see how it turns out!

Hope all is well out there friends!!  

~ vintage love ~

Polly

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

happy finds just in ~


 sunshine yellow 
lime green 
mason jar blue 
celadon


the happy colors of Georgie Emerson Vintage right now -

 

vintage Japanese paper lanterns perfect for your vintage summer soirees


a sweet decorative chair that would partner just right with a pink petunia in your garden
 

 more original celadon green paint




 sunny happy yellow.....who wouldn't want to look into this mirror every day?!


what makes you happy?

~ vintage love ~
Polly