F I'm So Vintage: April 2011

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

it's saturday so let's shop

some lovely etsy items for your saturday shopping.

herb garden planter box by andrewsreclaimed

vintage large chandelier and prisms from thepetitemarket

mountain goat desk caddy by PegandAwl

Pattypan tote by mcldrygoods

cotton harem pants by aftershowershop

brutal modernist kinetic metal sculpture from mascarajones

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

treasure hunting at flea markets

photo via Apartment Therapy

how many of you love to treasure hunt at flea markets? raise your hands. hmmm. well, okay, i can't really see you, although when i was a little girl i was convinced the people on TV could see me. thank goodness i was wrong about that.

being a vintage and antiques dealer, i love to rummage through flea markets. it's a great way to spend a warm spring day and i always come home with treasures for my shop and my home. Here are some ideas to remember before heading out.

1) a rolling fold up grocery cart is a great way to transport your finds while roaming about.
2) wear sunscreen, hat, and comfortable shoes and clothes (you really don't have to be a fashion plate)
3) most dealers are prepared to haggle so have a price in mind.
4) take as much cash as you're prepared to spend.
5) unless it's a unique must have item, look around a bit before purchasing.
6) don't forget you have to get your purchase home, so don't buy a large bureau if you are driving a     VW beetle.  (this is one of those your eyes are bigger than your car things)

and of course if you don't like to or don't have the time to spend, there are people like me who love to do it for you and load our shop up with lots of goodies.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

colonial farmhouse decor

i am really loving the warm and inviting look and feel of colonial farmhouse decor, from the soft pure whites, lovely florals, and sweet vintage tickings, to the rustic antiques and warm woods.

the following photos are from the Rhode Island home of  Nancy Taylor.

dressing room

living room

back porch

potting area


master bathroom

displaying photos

master bedroom
all photos via country living

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

april shower SALE



 are those gloomy old April showers weighing you down? well cheer up. I'm So Vintage and Gossamer Memories are having an April Showers Sale. Now through April 30th all purchases in either shop are 20% off.  As always I am happy to combine shipping from both shops.  Please use coupon code APRILSHOWERS at checkout.
Monday, April 25, 2011

English Country Garden

today I am imagining an English country garden. You know the one. fresh flowers growing in abundance outside the perfect English country cottage. lazily walking through the garden in your big straw hat, snipping flowers and placing them in your vintage gathering basket.

okay, this is a bit more than a cottage, but can't you just smell the roses?

photo by ganchingabz

an English country pub garden

photo via missthrifty

this is lovely

photo by UGArdener

and more loveliness 

photo by UGArdener

love the use of the antique bathtub

photo by the6-sranch

and some lovely vintage gathering baskets

gathering basket from ImSoVintage

large vintage handmade gathering basket from prairieseed

vintage french egg gathering basket from ImSoVintage

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter, baby chicks, and grandkids

Just in time for Easter, my daughter's family got their first shipment of baby chicks. If you have been following my blog, you know that they purchased an historical farmhouse in Atlanta and will be doing some urban farming. Gathering their own eggs will be a part of that experience. The kids are loving the tiny newborns and I can't wait to go down in a couple of weeks to see them all.





all photos via littleloveblue
 Aren't they the sweetest ever? Have a joyful Good Friday.
Thursday, April 21, 2011

beautiful brick

I saw this posting from Apartment Therapy tonight and wondered how you all feel about exposed brick. I personally love it. I think it adds amazing character to a room.I especially love the look of old brick. Perfect backdrop for vintage decor.





all photos via Apartment Therapy
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

winsomehollow giveaway



winsomehollow (aka my daughter Katy) is having a giveaway of one of her fabulous orchids. Visit her blog to enter to win.
Monday, April 18, 2011

it's a lovely monday


today has been such a lovely spring day. warm weather and a soft breeze. what could be prettier than a simple white vase with some fresh spring flowers. i think i will treat myself and head out to the garden now.

photo via:  flickr photos Heart Felt
Saturday, April 16, 2011

lets talk bicycling

i used to be an avid bicycle rider, but life and cranky knees got in the way of my fun. now that gas prices are so high i am thinking about trying it out again. this led me to look for some fun bicycle related items on etsy and thought i would share them with you today.

bicycle bag in black and slate by fluxproductions

vintage bicycle basket from judeslore

red riding vintage 40s tricycle from 86forthehome

vintage schwinn leather bicycle seat from avantgarage

desolate corner bike on the street 8x10 photograph by allisonostertag

have a fun saturday and i'd love to hear your thoughts on bicycling.
Friday, April 15, 2011

friday finds

a sneak peek at some of the new finds i picked up at an estate auction yesterday. I will be adding these and more to ImSoVintage over the next week.






hmmm! I'm sensing a very primitive, farmhouse feel to my purchases yesterday.

enjoy your friday.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

more indoor garden inspiration

i came across this article from apartment therapy and added it to my stash of indoor and outdoor gardening ideas. I love terracotta, especially if it is somewhat aged.it fits in perfectly with all decor types.







all images via apartment therapy

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Monday, April 11, 2011

it's a french country afternoon

for some reason i am feeling very french country this afternoon. it may be that once again we are under a tornado watch, and like dorothy i want to be blown away to somewhere magical. only, unlike dorothy, i prefer to land in the french countryside where i can enjoy some of these beautiful spaces.


from Princess 83

from Princess 83

from lilac lane cottage

from french country decor guide

from storeroom on main

happy monday
Laura