Vintage Picks of the Week – It’s All About the Wine

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by JayDee at ThirdShift .

I love wine. White Zinfandel is my favorite. These items are my picks because it’s all about the wine…

Vintage Wine Label

What I Like About It: I love paper labels. I think the graphics and the lettering are just so cool. This label has such interesting fonts and colors, that it is a favorite.

How I Would Use It: I think it would be great to have a collage of vintage wine labels framed and hung in a dining room or kitchen. Something interesting to look at and something that would be a conversation piece.

Available at TheCollectibleChest

 

Carved Wine Cork

What I Like About It: This cork has character! What a unique piece this is. I would love to use this for wine bottles!

How I Would Use It: While this is a collectible piece, I would definitely have to use this at a cocktail party with friends. I am sure it would make everyone smile!

Available at LaBelleEpoqueDeco

 

Wine Decanters

What I Like About It: Oh my! These decanters are absolutely stunning! I am SURE they make wine taste even better than it already does. This set of three would be a perfect addition to a home bar!

How I Would Use It: I would use these decanters all the time when serving wine. They are just too gorgeous to be on display only. 

Available at LavishShoestring

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Fall for Drop Leaf Tables

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Dot at Attic and Barn Treasures. I have a serious love for wood. Tables make me drool and drop leaf tables can make me absolutely swoon! I could become a table hoarder extraordinaire given just the slightest chance. I hope you enjoy the three lovelies I found for you this week!

Vintage Brandt Swing Drop Leaf Mahogany Dining Table

Vintage Brandt Drop Leaf Mahogany Table from Aardvark Antiques

What I Like About It: I just love the styling! From the thin legs to the graceful curves of the scalloped edge and the beautiful grained top.

How I Would Use It: Perfect for a smaller dining room and perfect for when extra space is needed for a large party. Fold those sides down and store against your dining room wall for use as a side table.

 

Large Antique Scottish Barley Twist Oval Oak Gateleg Drop Leaf Table

Antique Scottish Barley Twist Oak Gate Leg Drop Leaf Table from HeatherbraeAntiques

What I Like About It: My first drop leaf table was a barley twist oak table very similar to this one. In the past these tables were easy to find but are becoming harder to locate – especially in good condition!

How I Would Use It: This would make a great addition to a farm house kitchen! Just the thing for making cookies, rolling out dough or just chatting with the neighbor over a cup of coffee. Close it up and let it serve double duty as a stand for your vintage kitchen gadgets or a pail of flowers.

 

Danish Modern Mid Century Teak Drop Leaf Sewing Table

Danish Modern Mid Century Teak Drop Leaf Sewing Table from AtomicThreshold

What I Like About It: I am always in need of storage for current sewing or yarn projects and this would serve that purpose nicely! Love the texture of the basket against the smooth wood! The drop leaf makes it extra useful for those times you need just a little more room.

How I Would Use It: Small enough to fit any space it could be placed in either your sewing room or right next to your family room chair as a side table of sorts. Store your project in the basket and sewing items in the drawer between crafting times. 

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Vintage Numbers and Letters

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Tina at GirlPickers.

 

Vintage Movie Theater Signage

What I Like About It:  I like that these letters retain their original finish and they are from a theater in Chicago in my home state.   

How I Would Use It: I would use one of these on a shelf to add interest or stacked in a crate as shown in their photo.       

1930s Movie Palace numbers from Urban Remains

 

Vintage Letterpress Blocks

What I Like About It:  I just cannot resist letterpress blocks.  They are perfect and crude at the same time.  

How I Would Use It:  These are small so they can be added just about anywhere to add interest to other items on a shelf or in a shadow box grouping.  

Letterpress blocks from Creek Life Treasures on Etsy

 

Vintage Number Eight Sign

What I Like About It:  I like that it’s red and the number 8 has meaning to me.

How I Would Use It:  I would hang this with family photos and other momentos on a gallery wall or maybe in the garage.    

Number eight lift sign by The Vintage Wall

 

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Store Displays

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Pam at Vintage Renude.

As vintage sellers part of the job is to find new uses for old items.  Store displays from the past can be used in so many ways.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Mannequin Bust

What I Like About It: I love the 1940’s style of this beauty.  In fact I own one just like her.  

How I Would Use It: I use mine for displaying vintage jewelry just as she was intended. 

1940’s jewelry bust mannequin head

 

Vintage Countertop Display Box

What I Like About It:  Great patina and fabulous wood grain make this a gorgeous piece.

How I Would Use It: This would be a great place to store mail, drop your keys, or keep your cell phone charged.  

Vintage Countertop Display Box

Antique French Mannequin

What I Like About It: Nothing beats a true aged patina.  If only she could talk. The stories she could tell.

How I Would Use It: I would place her in a bedroom and dress her up seasonally.  Or maybe just place her in the front hall and use her to hold winter coats.

 

Antique French Stockman Wasp Waist Mannequin

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Halloween Delights

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Mary Ellen at Aunt Hatties Attic Vintage .


Halloween is fast approaching! I thought I’d share some favorite items to add to the drama that is Halloweeen.

German Black Cat Die Cut

What I Like About It: I love the texture on this embossed piece and that it has survived so many years as a paper product.

How I Would Use It:   I would frame this in a shadow box type frame with a bright orange background. I rather like the idea of bringing it out every October as part of a season inspired decor.

This great German die cut is arching its back in GraveMisfortune, a shop on etsy.

 Steampunk Wedding Gown or Ball Gown

What I Like About It:   I think steampunk,vintage style and Halloween all go well together.

How I Would Use It:   I would commission this with some orange and purple dyed underskirts. I hope someone would invite me to a Danse Macabre Ball so that I could waltz away the evening with some skeletons.

This gorgeous Alice in Wonderland-Steampunk Wedding gown is created and sold by Decay Couture on etsy.

Antique Pumpkin Head Paper Pulp Lantern

What I Like About It: I love the color, the expression and also that something so fragile has persevered.

How I Would Use It:  I would make those kids earn their candy at my house by lighting it up and also connecting with the right tech it so that Mr. Pumpkinhead can listen to and speak with our little visitors.

Hello! A fabulous find from EbenezerandCompany on etsy.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Special Boxes

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage


French Folk Art Wedding Box

What I Like About It: I adore boxes, hearts and birds which means this beautifully painted work represents nirvana to me. The seller dates this piece to 1750. Can you imagine being part of that wedding celebration? 

How I Would Use It:  On my dressing room table as a repository for all my precious jewels. (Just kidding.) In reality, I would display it prominently in my family room so that my guests could enjoy it as much as I would. 

Available from Tresors Trouves on 1stdibs

 

Antique Tramp Art Box with Heart Trim

What I Like About It:   Have I mentioned I also love Tramp Art? The sculptural look of this piece constructed from a cigar box elevates it to a work of art. 

How I Would Use It:  The heart on top says to me that it would be a perfect place to store love letters.

 

Available from Lesaet on Etsy

Embossed Personalized Jewelry Box

What I Like About It: I appreciate the fact that this contemporary artist engraves the old fashioned way – by hand. 

How I Would Use It:  This would be a perfect gift for someone I love. The quality workmanship ensures it will be around long enough to become a family heirloom. 


Available from Annies Hours on Etsy


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Instant Ancestors

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Laurie at NextStage Vintage .

Now that we live in a digital world, vintage collectors of the future may not have the option of collecting vintage photographic portraits from today. But today, it’s not hard to find vintage portraits to enjoy. 

Vintage portrait of a woman

What I Like About It: The wistful look on her face is very fetching. The ornate carved frame is the perfect finish in every way.

How I Would Use It: The styling on the product shot says it all. I would make a pretty tableaux using brass with a gorgeous patina and of course some candles.

portrait of a woman
Vintage oil painting – portrait of a woman from Mod Rendition

 

Hand colored woman’s photograph

What I Like About It: I love the softness of hand colored photographs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. 

How I Would Use It: I would add other ephemera from the era to create a shadow box.

colored photograph of a woman
1940s vintage photograph, hand colored from EphemeraObscura

 

Vintage bridal portrait

What I Like About It: Wedding portraits are among the most common vintage images, for obvious reasons. But to find a painted portrait is much less common.

How I Would Use It: I would perhaps use it in a wall grouping showing women at all stages of life.

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Vintage portrait of a bride from GildedGifelte.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Metal Signs

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by JayDee at ThirdShift .

I love signs. Vintage signs. Vintage signs of all kinds – especially metal signs. Here are some favorites.

Vintage Gaming Wheel Sign

What I Like About It: I love things with numbers! This carnival wheel sign has all the cool numbers, it’s a pop of bright color, it’s metal, and it’s large – what’s not to love?!

How I Would Use It: I can picture this large gaming sign in a family game room, home bar, or even on a wall in an entry way. I think this makes for some pretty cool conversations!

Available at CopperAndTin

 

 

No Fishing Sign

What I Like About It: This sign has character! I love the red on white, and especially love all the scratches and marks on the sign – that’s what makes it even more unique.

How I Would Use It: This sign would be awesome in an office to use as a magnetic bulletin board! When you post your to-do list on the board, your thoughts would go from office to fishing out on a lake. Just love this sign!

Available at SurgeATX

 

DANGER Sign

What I Like About It: This sign makes me smile. I think the aged patina is what makes this sign look so cool. 

How I Would Use It: This sign would be perfect to hang on the wall near a long staircase! I have just the spot for it!

Available at Carpebellus

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Warm It Up – Quilts & Blankets

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Dot at Attic and Barn Treasures.

Biederwand Damask Coverlet Pre-1950

What I Like About It: The wonderful geometric patterns of this handwoven Pennsylvania coverlet with it’s architectural border are what it’s all about! 

How I Would Use It: Frame this piece to bring warmth to any room or use to cuddle in front of the fire.

Antique Log Cabin Block Quilt

What I Like About It: This quilt brings back memories of my aunt’s homestead in South Carolina. Just looking at it reminds me of the warmth and coziness of home.

How I Would Use It: This would definitely be put to use! Hang out in front of the fire or let a little one rest on it for a nap. I can see this on a living room floor covered in kids and dogs in front of the t.v. while mom bakes cookies!

Rosie Quilter – giclee print

What I Like About It: The color! Well, that and the fact that it reminds me of the aunt I spoke of above. What a fun and colorful piece of wall art!

How I Would Use It: This would star in my sewing room! Or maybe in my living room – where my quilts reside. It is an inspiration to do more and better. 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Advertising Collectibles

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Tina at GirlPickers.

 

Dr. Pepper Clock

What I Like About It: I really like the shape and the orientation of the clock.  It is very unusual in that it only has the numbers 2, 4 and 10.   

How I Would Use It: I would use this in a game room or my garage.       

Dr. Pepper advertising clock from the Etsy shop of Eagleseyefinds

Advertising Thermometer

What I Like About It:  That bottle of rootbeer brings back so many memories.  I like that it says Dad’s and it is functional too.  

How I Would Use It:  I would hang this on the cabinet door right next to the garage fridge where all the beverages are chilled and ready to drink.  It would also look cool hanging with other soda pop advertising pieces.  

Vintage advertising thermometer from Antique Advertising Collectibles

 

Serving Tray

What I Like About It: The photo of the sparkling glasses makes me want to mix up a gin and tonic with a twist of lemon.

How I Would Use It:  This would make a nice tray to keep things tidy on the bar.  You could also use it to serve drinks which I believe was its original purpose.  

Beverage tray from Apartment Therapy Marketplace

 

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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