Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seeing Vintage in a New Light

The east morning light softens in early fall in a gentle transition to a new season.

You can almost forgive summer for slipping silently away without saying goodbye.

It all puts me in a vintage mood. But when am I not???

I wanted to share a few new vintage finds in their best light.

The newcomers here are the sundae glasses, and the creamware domed lid. You just have to accept that there will often be only three of something, and that an orphaned lid is something of a miracle. It's so often the other way around, finding things without lids!

I've never seen this shape in the glasses before, and they are so sinuous and sexy that I'll probably use them for champagne. I may even pretend that they're French!

The last newcomer is a lovely huck towel with my daughter's initials on it. She has a birthday coming up. What fabulous timing!

My heart just beats faster when I mix these colors and textures!

The tracery of fine embroidery on utilitarian huck cloth is an example of a beautiful irony in vintage things. Making the plainest of things exquisite.

The supporting cast is all vintage too, except for the cloche, and the reproduction apothecary pot under glass. But vintage things make them all feel at home.

I hope your enjoying a little change in scene!
Ciao! for now!


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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely! That domed lid is adorable and I love it! Lovely linens too. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


Sylvia said...

Love, love , love that creamware domed gorgeous and the pattern is classy and elegant .How lucky you are with these vintage finds , but I guess you know how and where to look for it :)Enjoy !I love the line about summer ; it is ,indeed ,slipping silently away ...

Anonymous said...


I love your new champagne glases too:)) and I have been having trouble to send this comment!!
I just read your tip...and I hope it works now!!
Love Maria

Ido said...

Love those vintage finds, those champagne glasses are so rare, hadn't seen that shape before, enjoy them!
Wishing you a great Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Beauty, beauty, beauty!!!

Mary @ Redo 101

Katherines Corner said...

Absolute beauty and elegance :-) Hugs

Bella Vista Cottage said...

So pretty....I love the domed lid and stand. Lovely!!


Bella said...

Hi J,
Love seeing all your pretty finds! Lovely linen and the correct monogram, that is amazing! You have me looking for sundae glasses now, I enjoy seeing them on your tablescapes so much! No luck yet, but the fun is in the hunt! and the upshot of the glasses is amazing, it showcases those curves perfectly!

Vintage Gal said...

What gorgeous treasures ~ I especially like your new glasses ~ wow ;-)

Honey at 2805 said...

You have such gorgeous vintage treasures. The vintage linen with your daughters initials is beautiful. The who vignetee is so soothing, but I usually I have feeling when surrounded by vintage beauties.

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week.

Atelier de Charo said...

A lovely table top, great treasures!


Dar said...

...Cabin & Cottage~what a lovely discovery...having found you through my sis Cher of CherShots

Do you know that your Sundae Glasses were a treat to my eyes~I have not seen them since last served a sundae in one from my great Aunt Clara's collection from her ice cream shop nearly 50 yrs. ago when I was a mere child.
Thanks so much for the fond memory~~~now, I wonder what ever happened to those glasses?

Ivy and Elephants said...

What lovely treasures! I have some sundae glasses like that in pink. They make my treat all the more special served in them. Nothing beats vintage!

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

Beautiful stuff and amazing photography-thanks for sharing!

beachcomber said...

love your photos, the flowers and the embroidery!

loulou said...

Hello Jacqueline

such a pretty and heart felt post with all the lovely items of yours.

Gorgeous photos

have a lovely weekend ahead (hope you are well)



Carolyn said...

I always love to see your treasures and how well you put them together!

Have a lovely weekend,

Anonymous said...

Lovely....just lovely....Rosey daybreak has arrived....good morning blogging friend...your white dishes a beautifully displayed....I enjoy your blog from Mel's Designs from the Cabin....Mel

LadyV said...

Beautiful! Your treasures are treats for the eyes.

Olive Cooper said...

The initialed linen piece is so beautiful. I cannot stop buying vintage linens and why should I? The orphaned lid is also wonderful. I usually find things sans lid too. Have a glorious fall weekend. ♥O

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I love orphaned lids, or anything else for that matter. to find a use for "discarded" things makes me so happy. And that crockery jar under gals is wonderful, Thanks so much for linking up, J! xoxo

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I adore the soft pinks of the lilies against the green, what lovely vignettes you made to photograph some super finds.

French Kissed said...

Such beautiful finds and as always your vignettes are delightful. As for those glasses, I think you may have gotten your hands on some French Absinthe know the mystical alcoholic potion that was banned for so many years here in the US and in France. There is a renewed fascination with this potion and all of the wonderful props that go with the ritual of indulging in it...have you ever seen the fountains?! Quite a few reproduction glasses floating around now...I found two last week at a thrift store...mine are marked France and repros by the Absinthe museum in France...yours could be antique! Either way your glasses must be special because of the way they are "speaking" to you. On another note, I never knew what that wonderful waffle like fabric was called..."Huck"...thanks for enlightening me!


Sherry said...

I love your creamware. I I love how you said summer slips away. That is how it feels. I used to never find summer to fall a problem because I so loved fall. But, now it does seem to slip away. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Ellen said...

Just lovely, I especially love that embroidered huck cloth...very beautiful. So many nice lovelies on your post as always.

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