Saturday, February 20, 2016

Funky Vintage Tablecloths from Cinnamon Girl's Shop

I'm so thrilled that I found these awesome retro tablecloths. Cinnamon Girl's Stuff on Etsy has so many cool vintage items like ribbons, hankies, clothes, etc. I'm glad I found some funky tablecloths and runners to show you that you might definitely enjoy.

The Orange Fruits and Teapots- Vintage 1970s Tablecloth totally reminds me of being a kid again. It brings me back to times where my mom would cook at home and dad would sit at the table reading the paper during breakfast. This would liven up any dining room or kitchen. It's very large measuring 51" x 65.

This Vintage Flour Sack Cotton Tablecloth - Embroidered Roses is gorgeous. The detail of these hand-embroidered red and yellow roses makes me wish we had more of this now. The table cloth is 32" x 33.5". It would go well with a cabin in the woods kind of look or in your cottage in the country!

Another style of tablecloth that is very familiar to me is the Vintage Lace Tablecloth. I remember getting together with my family for the holidays - This was the kind of tablecloth we always used to decorate the table. I think that's exactly when it should be used: for the holidays.

I love this Mid-Century Fruit Tablecloth. This would be another great addition to a country home or a way to brighten up your kitchen. It measures 44" x 50". It's hard to find that kind of art style any more with the fruit. This is my favorite tablecloth!

This is an interesting but very fun tablecloth. The Unusual 1960s Old Tyme Tablecloth has all sorts of things printed on it, such as cowboy boots, tea kettle, brooms, etc. It's almost as if there's a scene being played out on it. You can tell by the art style that this is a fairly old design. It measures an ample 44" x 52".

What a beautiful Classic 1950s Tablecloth in Fuchsia. What I would give to be able to get away with this in my mostly turquoise dining room! This design is incredibly elegant. I can see this being used during Christmas or Thanksgiving. It would be fun to take a trip to the past with this tablecloth.

Since Easter and Spring are just around the corner, this Vintage Embroidered Floral Basket Tablerunner is fitting. I love the colors and the stitching. It's fun and would make a great addition to my decorations.

Take a look at other vintage tablecloths and items by Cinnamon Girl's Stuff on Etsy. There's a lot to choose from! Comment down below to tell me what you think!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Darling and Slightly Odd Vintage Pixieware Condiment Jars

For some unknown (to me) reason, during the 1950s several tableware companies became obsessed with pixies! Companies like Davar, Howard Holt, and Lefton created all sorts of cute and impish little figures to adorn their kitchen goods and tabletop serving items. Here's a look at some of my current favorites:

This Davar ketchup condiment jar is the one that would get used the most in my house!

Here's the Pixieware mustard condiment jar featuring red hair.

And this Davar mustard jar features a pixie with green hair. Or is it a stem? A topknot?

You couldn't set up a proper mid-century bar without olives!

This cherry jar pixie looks downright cranky!

This Davar jam 'n jelly jar is so adorable!

The pixie holding the cocktail onions looks like he's about to cry. Maybe the onions are stinging his little eyes?

This weird figural onion family set makes me laugh. The set contains an oil and vinegar, salt and pepper anthropomorphic onion figures. It's from the 1950s just like the pixieware.

Here's the Howard Holt Company's version of the pixie olive condiment jar.

Here's another piece by Holt Howard: a pixie boy hors d'oeuvres dish.

They also made a girl pixie hors d'oeuvres plate.

Here's an adorable pixie cookie jar from Howard Holt!

These vintage Holt Howard pixie cruets were meant to hold oil and vinegar.

Ok so technically this marmalade jar from Lefton doesn't depict a pixie. But the little citrus face is so cute!

This poor little Lefton figural relish jar is crying!

Hope you enjoyed this little tour!

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Vintage Telephone Gossip Chairs

There are some pieces of furniture I really wish carried through the ages. Gossip benches and chairs are definitely one of them. I know how almost useless they are since everything is kept on cell phones, but there have been plenty of times where I need a designated phone space. Sometimes I even need a place to take notes or keep a log of people and places I call often. These Gossip Chairs on Etsy would be great for any antique collector or just someone who misses the good ol' days.

This is a really simple and small 1940 Telephone Gossip Chair. Even though the wood looks worn, it's still a very beautiful piece. You can even see rings on the table from the residue of a glass someone from long ago probably used. Storage is underneath the seat.

This Floral Gossip Chair has almost an identical style as the latter. You can actually see the back of the chair has the same design and the storage space is also under the chair. It doesn't look worn, in fact it looks refurbished. It's nice, but I would prefer to see the markings of history on it too.

This funky Historic Greyhound Bus Station Evansville Gossip Chair would add a little pizzazz to your house. I can honestly see decorating a little girl's room with this. It's small, light weight, and really cute!

I like how much storage this Teal Telephone Gossip Chair has! This fun pattern on the seat makes the whole piece pop! I could utilize this particular chair the most out of all of them so far. It would add a lot of character to a room.

I wanted to show my favorite at the very end. This Art Nouveau Antique Gossip Bench is stunning. I want to find a way to make this work in my home. There's enough storage for exactly what I am looking for and it's just a beautiful piece.

This mid-century gossip chair has been painted white for a clean fresh look.

Take a look at more Gossip Chairs on Etsy! Which one is your favorite? Tell me about it below!