1.31.2011

vintage postcards

On my recent auction trip, I won a big box of junk from the silent auction table; on the bottom of a few brass items and all the junk was this wooden box.  I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a box of vintage postcards.



Whoever collected these postcards was determined to fit them all in one box, it was full, the box was falling apart on the sides.

Here's a few neat and interesting ones....
owl postcards, I love the brown shades on these cards...

there are a bunch of these old photographs made into postcards...

hauntingly beautiful; interiors of old houses.

amish postcards? anyone?

There's a few Larson "Far Side Cartoons", this one's a classic!



here's an interesting one; a silhouette of a man taking photos of what looks like an icicles... seriously, someone thought this is a good enough photo to use as a postcard?

detail shot of the above I presume... this photo look repulsive...

and so is this...another detail shot in the shade of red...

it's the RUSHMORE CAVE!

Honestly. Can you imagine receiving something like this in your mail?


ok, that's it for now...I'll show more postcards on another post.

1.24.2011

sneak peek

I recently acquired a million of these little paintings and will be listing them in the next few days, some will be in a small lot.  Look for them in the shop starting tomorrow!

1.21.2011

wallpaper



Do you love wallpaper, pretty plates and buttons like I do?  these wallpapers are so cute in a granny chic kind of way, you won't ever have to worry about putting holes on the wall. via

*A special thanks to Ms Jen for her sweet words this week about Modish Vintage.  She's a great writer and also a lover of all vintage; visit her blog here.

1.14.2011

new home: marble owl and botanical poster

It's been a while since I did one of these "vintage items in their new home" post here it seems... photo appreciation is scarce lately but I found a couple.

Starting with this marble owl  that travelled all the way to Netherlands and graced Saskia's mantle for the holidays. (She also writes a blog that showcases her wonderful vintage finds here.)


and this botanical poster became an inspiration for this customers bathroom redo.  Lovely! Her orange vase and green file box was also from Modish Vintage shop.


and speaking of poster, this other botanical poster listed in my shop is being featured along with other 14 vintage items on Kaboodle slideshow about an American Picker celebrity connection that can be found here: www.kaboodle.com/indie/indie-blog/article/etsy-inside-scoop-discovering-history.  Please click and share!



my, my that's all the press I can handle for today :) Have a great weekend everyone!

1.09.2011

and more animal figures...

As you may or may have not noticed, the shop is being populated with animal and wildlife figures at the moment, just click on the vintage zoo section for a quick field trip J When I went to an auction last month I was hoping to find vintage organizational stuff for a new years update; like drawers, desk trays and the like but instead found lots of animal figures; from elephants to these cute marble creatures. I barely got into the box of carved wood birds and the brass rabbits this weekend.  

Bunny rabbits, aren't they adorable… and since it is the year of the rabbit, what great timing to find these bunny themed decor to offer to the shop.
  

So here's a little tidbit about the Year of The Rabbit according to the Chinese Zodiac:  The year of the Rabbit promises to bring some much needed peace and tranquility...People born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind, loving persons, and dislike any hostile act. They give others an impression of being frail-looking because of their gentle appearance. But, in fact they are strong-minded and have strong wills. They pursue their ideals all their lives in a precise and orderly way. They do things slowly and deliberately because of their cautious characters. Rabbit people are usually relatively careful when it comes to their finances. They love hunting for antiques, arts and crafts and will tend to make sound investments in these types of things.


Ahem, sounds so much like me especially the last part... for sure I thought I was born within the rabbit years but I'm not, turns out I am a rooster which has the following prediction btw; "Rooster is the sign most likely to encounter difficulties this year." Well, I say bring it on baby! I'm ready for you! 

but back to the auction finds...I also found these old majolica plates...the piece de resistance of my recent auction trip.   From years of reading and researching (prowling ebay) about Majolica, I've never seen anything like this with the whimsical pattern of bunnies doing human things dressed in dapper attire.  So very tempting to keep...



There you have it, a sneak peek of what's coming to the shop this week!


1.05.2011

coming to the shop...



...soon!

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1.03.2011

goals

So I’ve jot down my personal goals and wishes for the new year and tucked it next to the calendar in my office which will serve as a daily reminder of sort. Nothing too dramatic but fairly similar to what I’ve wished for last year, with a new kitchen or kitchen floor still in the running.


And here's some goals for Modish Vintage:
  • Offer more furniture items; maybe more selections of affordable accent chairs, end tables, coffee table and footstools
  • With the said offering of more furniture comes the need for more storage. So I hope to turn my shed in the back into a nice, clean dedicated storage for my furniture items. Although I have been fantasizing renting a small shop/space that I can decorate with my finds and have open doors for customers once or twice a week. That would be really nice…
  • Offer more lamps and lighting fixtures
  • Get some old artwork appraised and list them (though not really sure if Etsy is a good venue for that but we'll see)
  • List more home accessories geared towards modern and asian inspired d├ęcor.
  • Offer upcycled vintage homewares.
  • Hopefully add international shipping rates to most of the smaller items to make shopping easier for my international customers.
  • A quicker turn around on shipping sold items.