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!


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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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day....From Queenie's Vintage Finds


Wishing all the dad's out there a very Happy Father's Day.....
Have a great day!

(image courtesy of Pixabay)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Pretty Platters & Plates...Plus a Silver Plated Tea Set...

Hey there again....I'm parting with a couple of my old rose platters....I  think they make wonderful background pieces for a vignette on a shelf or hutch.....there are so many ways to use old platters and plates, other than for serving...they can be hung and displayed on walls in a collection, for a unique one of a kind look, or use them as stand alone pieces on that kitchen wall that needs a little something.....they are perfect in the cottage chic home or farmhouse styles of decorating and I think they will add a touch of vintage charm to most any home, especially if you decorate with pink!

The rose bouquets on both of these platters remind me of a romantic country farmhouse.....I love the pink and yellow rose designs, and the fact that they are aged a bit makes them even better....

These antique flow blue set of 3 plates are perfect for the lover of blue and white dishes....these would pair nicely with blue transferware.....
I'm also selling these rare antique flow blue broth consomme double handled cups....these would be great pieces to  add to a flow blue collection on a hutch....
This brown transferware plate has historical scenes from Oregon on it... with Lewis & Clark, Crater Lake, Bonneville Dam, Oregon City, Celilo Indians and the State Capital Salem....I like how the touches of powder blue and light green softens the brown....
This is the cutest demitasse teacup with beautiful roses in shades of pink, it's extra cute because of it's tiny size.....and lastly, I have this F.B. Rogers Silver Plated Tea Set, 4 Pieces include the teapot, sugar dish with lid and creamer....

So, that's this weeks new "old" arrivals....they're for sell in my Etsy Shop in case anyone's interested.

I wanted to remind everyone that my prices are negotiable on most items that I sell in my shop.... I do take offers...so, if you find something over there, feel free to contact me through my shop, it's Queenie's Vintage Finds at Etsy.  You can click HERE and I'll shuttle you over there. Also, Etsy has made things even more convenient for buyers, you do not have to have an Etsy account anymore to make purchases over there...you can use guest check out for purchases now.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Something New For My Bedroom....

I was happy to get a new headboard for my bed back at the end of April, and I've been meaning to share it here on the blog...it's tufted upholstered in a linen ivory color....I love the elegant shape of it!

So anyway, I finally got my bed made up, and took photos, so now I can show it to you! I'm only kidding around...most days I do make my bed up.... the whole room looks like a total disaster with my piles of pillows, if I don't!

There's not much space above the bed for anything, so I've displayed some of my vintage plates above my rustic "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" sign.  I've always loved decorating with vintage china. No room in my home is safe from my hanging up a plate....I've even been thinking of putting a few up in the bathroom over the mirrors! I can't help it....when I'm out junkin', pretty plates are just something I'm always drawn to. I've collected them for many years now and I've got stacks.....all colors and sizes...


As you can tell, I like mixing up my bed linens....the tufted bench at the foot of my bed is full of throws, bed skirts, pillow shams and pillow cases in all colors. I get tired of matching bedding sets too quickly ....so I've found that white works best for me as the base for my bedding....that way I can easily change things up with a different bed skirt and pillows, when I want to.

My white quilt and shams came from T.J. Maxx, the tan and white pillow cases are Country Living, the two white embroidered small accent pillows with the ruffles were thrift store finds, the dust ruffle was a thrift store find, and the old needlepoint rose pillow was an Etsy find! I love old embroidery and anything needlepoint! 


I don't usually go for much of a decorating theme in my rooms, I have more of a collected over time look and feel, but if it had a theme, I guess this room would be all about roses roses and more roses....this hand painted rose picture was a yard sale find a few years ago (I believe it was $3)....and I'm still lovin' my chandelier....it came from Wayfair and it got put up when I painted my room......



Here's another photo with one of my other favorite needlepoint pillows....I couldn't make up my mind which pillow I liked better! So I thought I'd post this other photo too!  

 Well, you know I've been talking about how I've been cleaning out my treasures around here, I've decided to de-stash a few of my plates too, and offer them for sale in my Etsy shop. If you need one or two to add to your collection, Click HERE to visit my shop, where you can check out what I've got available right now.

I have a question before I go....maybe someone out there can help me with something. I really do need a new camera.... I've been thinking about getting one for a while now, but to be honest, I am not sure what to buy. The more I research the more confused I get. I want a camera that's easy to use that would give me better quality photos, and for the least amount of money. The camera I'm using is a simple point and shoot Kodak Easy Share. I've had it a several years now and most every photo I take has to be edited to get even a half-way decent picture, and if the room doesn't have much natural lighting, (like the one above and most of my rooms), it's even worse. Many pictures I take do not turn out usable at all. If anyone has any suggestions about a camera that's affordable, that would be better than this one I'm using, please leave me a comment.  I'm hoping I'll get a camera sometime soon, maybe at least by Christmas, fingers crossed!  Or maybe some wonderful company out there will somehow find me and want to donate me a camera to use here on the blog! I'd surely take it!

Well, thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great week!


P.S.  I almost forgot to mention, my headboard came from Walmart.com it was $150 for king size with free shipping.

*(I was not compensated for this post by any of the mentioned corporations)

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