Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mimm Studio's Retro Coasters

I know there can never be enough coasters in my house. They always seem to go missing! When I ran into these vintage designed coasters by Mimm Studio on Etsy I needed to share. There is something for every one, so take a look!

Wouldn't these Vintage Tea Cup Coasters be really cute for springtime? It reminds me of my first cup of tea on a nice sunny spring morning looking out at my yard. It's really one of my favorite times of the year!

I almost want to combine the former with these Vintage Flower Coasters. I tend to throw lots of parties and I think a cute Victorian tea party would be so fun! Having these coasters would enhance the experience with the beautiful flower illustrations.

I think these Vintage Sports Coasters are actually quite cool. We often forget where baseball and American football started. These coasters are a blast from the past! I'm not a huge sports fan, but I can appreciate the history behind it all. Plus these would be a great gift for huge sports fans!

Who doesn't love Art Deco? Here's a set of four Art Deco coasters. I love the cute short hairstyles on the ladies.

Clearly these Vintage French Wine Coasters are a must have. These retro wine labels are so cool and would be great for my small dinner parties. I would also just use these everyday at home! I can't have enough wine in my house!

These Vintage French Hair Salon Coasters are really cool. It's so amazing to see what tools they used for styling hair about a century ago. This would be a great gift for any hair stylist or someone who is really into hair trends.

This set is one of my favorites, the Retro Hollywood Coasters. They have prints of Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Jane Russell, and I believe Gene Tierney. All are great and memorable actresses from the early to mid 20th century!

There are plenty of other retro coasters from Mimm Studio on Etsy. I just wanted to show you my favorites! What do you think? Tell me about it down below in the comments section.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Beautiful Vintage French Kitchenwares from Scrumptious Venus

I just stumbled onto the Scrumptious Venus Etsy shop this morning and I'm so glad I did! I'm enjoying browsing - what an enjoyable way to spend my Sunday morning, mug of tea in hand, pets snuggled up nearby.

Shop owner Sandra is a French ex-pat living in Southern California. She's found the most lovely vintage French things for the kitchen! Here, let me show you a few of my favorites.

Check out the astonishing bright pink color of this Peugeot coffee mill! It dates from the 1950s. I don't drink coffee, so I'm frantically trying to think up a legitimate excuse to buy this and display it in my kitchen.

This store has quite a large selection of vintage French coffee mills besides this one!

I've never seen enamel sauce pans like these. From the 1930s, they're described as an Art Deco Red.

If you have a retro red-and-white kitchen, here's a striking French enamel coffee pot that would go perfectly in it. I can't get over what great shape this 1920s coffee pot is in!

I'm not a big fan of the color yellow, but I have to admit this is a darling vintage French enamel pitcher. It's most likely meant for milk, but I can see myself pouring out some sweet lemonade from it, too.

I had a hard time deciding which of the lovely vintage salt boxes to share with you, and finally settled on the orange one.

This tureen is a beautiful example of ironstone transferware from the late 1800s. This shop has many other ironstone dishes on offer.

Imagine going to light your kitchen candle and drawing out matches from this lovely vintage French small wall hanging matches box! It's from the 1920s and made from tin.

Now for the pièce de résistance, as the French would say: Look at this gorgeous set of vintage French enamel nesting canisters and matching match box! Stunning! The canisters are marked in French for flour, sugar, chicory, coffee, pepper, and pasta. They're the wrong color for my kitchen, or else I would be sorely tempted!

Here's another marvelous set of vintage canisters, this time in yellow and white.

I can just picture a cheerful bouquet of spring tulips peeping out of this enamel coffee pot should you choose to use it that way!

I hope you enjoyed exploring the Scrumptious Venus shop as much as I did!

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