Friday, July 21, 2017

Displaying Collections....

I love seeing how other people display their collections....so today I'm sharing some of mine. I have collected a lot of vintage vanity items over the years and the shelves in my bathroom make a great place for me to display some of them! 
I've always been drawn to old perfume bottles and toiletries, and pretty vintage boxes.....there's just something about them.....

 Now days, you rarely find products in such lovely bottles and packaging....maybe that's what makes the older ones so special...

 I also collect vintage china creamers, small pitchers, and handled sugar dishes, especially if they have sprays of roses on them.....this teal blue-green one is my newest addition....

This little white shelf hangs over the vanity area of my bathroom, and it's identical to the one that hangs in my living room, (you may remember it, if you've stopped by my blog before). My husband helped me make them from old corbel brackets we found....he did the putting together part and I painted them.....

I love old needlework embroidery too, it is one of the many things I like to look for and collect....the cute doggie one above always makes me smile.....below are a  few of my favorite embroidered tea towels that I've displayed over the chicken wire doors of my shabby white shelf that's above my tub.....this spot makes for a great place for me to put more of my vanity items too....












Well, I hope you had fun seeing some of my collections, and how I've displayed them...do you collect vanity items from bygone days?  It seems like they are becoming more hard to find these days.
If not, what are you drawn to while out hunting for treasures? I'd love to know!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day....we'll talk again soon!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Vintage Avon Perfumes In Pretty Vanity Bottles..

 I have been a collector of vintage vanity items for a long time now, and needless to say, I've collected more than my share and more than I could ever display....So, I've got a great selection of ladies vanity items in my shop right now....mostly old Avon from the 60's and 70's...
 I have this Roses Roses Cologne... in a pretty little watering can bottle with original box....I love the vintage perfume boxes....they are so pretty to display.....
 This purse shaped perfume bottle....with Birds of Paradise Cologne that still smells nice....love the old foil box with the Victorian ladies design....
And a Ladies Victorian Boot shaped perfume bottle.....full of Avon cologne....
 And this one reminds me of one of my favorite fairy tales... Cinderella. How could it not?  The pumpkin stagecoach perfume bottle is so cute...it holds Occur! Cologne, and I especially love the pink and white vintage perfume box....
 And this white milk glass terrier shihtzu dog shaped bottle is adorable....
 A uniquely shaped 1960's Blue Lotus After Bath Splash Bottle...with a screw-on bluish purple top....

 It would go beautifully with this bath oil decanter bottle...this is the prettiest marble looking glass....it's a creamy milk glass with a bluish purple color with raised embossed rose designs and a rose shaped stopper....
 And another unique perfume bottle shaped like a harp...holds Charisma Cologne....all of the colognes  and perfumes still smell nice that are in the bottles.....

 This oblong Victorian reproduction bottle from the 1970's is gorgeous...it holds Avon Ariane Perfume....
This tiny snail shaped bottle with Avon Charisma Perfume...
 A crown shaped perfume bottle with Roses Roses Cologne....
Cologne mini of Avon Rapture Cologne....this is such an elegantly shaped little bottle...
And a courting carriage shaped bottle with Avon Moonwind Cologne...such a charming and romantic little bottle!

For more information on any of these items, you can visit my shop Queenie's Vintage Finds at Etsy HERE

You no longer have to have an Etsy Account to buy over at Etsy, you can make purchases as a guest now....and you can still use either Paypal or Etsy Direct Checkout.

I plan on adding some more pretty vintage bottles soon, so if you don't see anything that you are looking for right now, be sure to check back again later, and I may have something you'd like!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 30, 2017

A Little Bit of Red White and Blue.....

I've been decorating my office with a little bit of patriotic red white and blue this week. It's tiny, only about 10 feet wide and not much longer, so I only took pictures of the right side of it...and truth be told, the other half of the room is a total disaster area right now, with boxes stacked with things to be listed in my shop... I can barely get to my book shelves that are on the left side of the room right now, so I'm sparing you the whole room view....(I need to do some organizing over the weekend)...

Anyway, I didn't do a lot of decorating, but my wicker sofa got a change of throw pillows and the seat cushion got wrapped with some red floral fabric (a tablecloth).

There's a bit of a story behind my wicker sofa...it was a $40 yard sale find from several years ago and I remember how much I had to have it... even though I didn't even have a way to get it home! My darling husband ended up bringing it home tied to the top of the car. I know he doesn't care to relive that moment in time, so I won't go into much detail, but I will tell you that it did fall off the car, before he got onto the highway with it.... it survived with only some minor scrapes and scratches and thankfully he survived too and he did get home with it. I secretly think, to this day, it's the reason he doesn't care for it that much. But, as you can imagine, I love it and it's one of my favorite pieces of furniture in our home. I don't think I could ever part with it, because of the effort my sweetheart made to get it for me.


 The dark brown on the wicker was dark green when I found it, I eventually painted that area dark brown, so I would be able to use any color of pillows I wanted with it and change things with the seasons. I've had it in my office for a while now, but I don't think I've ever shown it here on the blog. There's just enough space on the right side of the room walking in the door to put it beside my white storage cabinet. I did have a chair and small round table in that space, but I really never used it and I needed a different place to put the wicker, so in here it went. I like it better than the hard chair and table that I had in here...It's comfy and I actually sit in here now and sometimes read and drink my tea or coffee...


I've used my little metal garden gate to display some of my vintage red, white and blue hankies along with an American Flag ....this hangs on the wall behind the sofa...



Have you done any decorating for the 4th of July? Do you have any special plans for the holiday?
I hope you all have a fun and Happy 4th of July!


Linking up with these inspiring places this week:
Feathered Nest Friday
The Scoop
The Art of Homemaking
Rattlebridge Farm's Foodie Friday and Everything Else
Talk of the Town



Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Friday...


Happy Friday!

I'm linking up with The Friday Flea Marketplace today!

To link up your shop and join in the fun....click HERE

If you like junkin' and plundering around at flea markets.... you'll love The Friday Flea, it's a virtual flea market featuring sellers of all venues both vintage and handmade....be sure to drop by there and check it out ...
Have fun browsing! Have a great weekend everyone!






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Collections....Displaying Vintage Brooches....

Today, I'm bringing to you a unique way to display vintage brooches! 

I have a small collection of them that I hold dear to my heart. It hangs over the top of my dresser mirror in my bedroom.  They aren't passed down family heirlooms or anything....I've picked them up at garage sales and thrift stores over the years, with the exception of the red lady bug one, it was a gift from my best friend back when we we teenagers....
 I didn't grow up  at a time when wearing brooches was very popular or trendy, but I guess memories are mostly what drew me to collecting them....
 I remember a beautiful collection that my grandmother had that belonged to her mother, and as a little girl, I remember grandmother opening up the velvet lined two tiered box and showing me all of the sparkly brooches and other pretties inside,.....

 As I look at my small collection that's displayed on my hanging heart pillow, it takes me back to precious memories of that very special lady in my life....my Grandmother....

It's funny how things can take you back to another place in time.....
Have you found any unique ways to display any of your collections? I'd love to hear about it!

Thanks for stopping by today....
I hope you have a great day!

Linking up with this inspiring place this week...
Feathered Nest Friday
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