Friday, November 7, 2008

VINTAGE VIGNETTE

If you follow my blog even a little (and I thank you!), you know that I have been "keeping house" for a good many years. We have always been on a budget, so consequently we have done yard sales, auctions, antique and thrift stores to fill our home with things we enjoy. Plus, since 1988; we have assimilated four households of our parents and grandparents belongings into ours. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have been able to decorate our home with things of meaning to us.




With so many antique and vintage items available, I am able to change out the vignettes around our home quite frequently. I thought I would share some of these with you in the future on a weekly basis.




I love old boxes, totes, anything hand-made for utilitarian use. This little box of drawers was probably used in some one's workshop to hold nuts and bolts. The little round handles are each made from half of a thread spool. The green pitcher is not marked, but I got it at an estate auction one day cheap as no one bid against me. That doesn't happen often! The tin tray is a recent yard sale find. I love the colors in it. The table topper is a quilt I made several years ago and is called "Time Woven In".
























Thanks for viewing my vintage vignette,




Sally




15 comments:

Picket said...

Beautiful vignette girl....I love that green pitcher and that quilt is so pretty....I envy you having the talent to sew and make quilts! Hope you have a wonderful weekend friend!

laurie said...

What a beautiful vignette. That little box of drawers is so wonderful (I can just imagine somone opening those drawers to find just the nail or screw he needed). Your quil is lovely. I look forward to seeing your future vignettes. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

Very nice combo of things....I love love love the little drawer box. Thats a nice treasure!

Southern Lady said...

How pretty, Sally ... and the colors are perfect for fall.

I look forward to next week's vignette.

Shelia said...

Morning, Sally. Oh, this is so beuatiful! What a vignette.
Now I have to tell you you kept me up last night thinking about toile!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

onlymehere said...

Love that little box. I could really use it for notions!

Manuela said...

That's a lovely fall vignette! I love that those little handles are spools from thread! That's so cute! Of course I love the quilt too!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Manuela

Smilingsal said...

My grandfather used empty spools to create drawer pulls. He painted them different colors...I remember red and green.

Carrie said...

I look forward to your weekly vignettes...you have very interesting items.

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

I love that vignette! I have a little box of drawers like that too. Alex keeps his old trading cards in it, maybe I should take it out of his room and use it myself ;)

I loved the trip to London! How could anyone call that colorless?!

Oh and Happy Birthday to you and your daughter this week :)
rue

Lynne said...

Oh this vignette is wonderful. I love the box and can only imagine the history inside each drawer. I love the pitcher and the beautiful quilt. What a talent. I haven't quilted in years.. I think I might have to take it up again in my spare time.. Sally, thanks so much for swinging by the open house.. I wish you were here too.. stay tuned there's more to come..lol
hugs ~lynne~

Sue said...

Hi Sally...I love it all..I especially like the green pitcher, I have a collection of old gren pitchers and ofcourse the tray would look just lovely in my house to go with the Moose and Deer heads.....

Zoey said...

I enjoyed your vignette. I would never pass up those drawers. They are great. I do love seeing all of your quilts.

What two quilting books did you write? I am just wondering if I have read them.

I am looking forward to seeing more vignettes.

chatelaine said...

Great vignette. I love the box with the drawers. I could find so many uses for it. And that green pitcher- what a find! Looking forward to the next vignette.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I just love cozy vignettes! Especially when they are full of cherished things from people you loved!