Friday, December 5, 2014

A Little Vintage Whimsy Pleases The Heart


A few posts ago I shared some very plain and simple holiday touches on the laundry room shelf.  Well, as it goes, I decided to embellish the vignette up a bit by adding some of my favorite little vintage collectibles.  They not only add a pop of color to the mostly black, white and mustard yellow accents in the room – they add a sense of whimsy and playful fun.  Their faces and expressions could be perfect inspiration to develop a story.  For example….

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….”Weeeeeeee…….don’t tell Santa that we found his stash of Egg Nog in the “Pure Milk” truck!  Sure Santa….your secret is out now!”

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A question came to me from Lorri about this farmhouse print.  The print is titled “Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, Point Pleasant, Ohio.”  I love the elements in the photo…a little cottage, a river boat, cows and trees.  I really don’t know too much about the lithograph of Appalachian life, but I did find an old etching on eBay that is of the old homestead.  Just click here for the link.

15 comments:

Shelia said...

Your little vintage beings are so sweet! They really do add a story to your pretties.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Stacey said...

How cute! You find the best stuff and you layer your displays so well.

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

LOVING those little chenille Santas in the milk truck! Too cute...
~Chris

chateau chic said...

I love your darling vignettes using wonderful vintage goodies!
Mary Alice

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love whimsical decorating...so charming!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your little vintage Santas have the most amazing little faces and expressions! I think that may be what makes them so much fun :>)

Lorri said...

Thank you! I love your blog!

Prims By The Water said...

Love your whimsical figurines! Janice

"Create Beauty" said...

What fun and whimsy!!!!

Isn't it heartwarming to P L A Y?
And you do it so well : )

~ Violet

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those are all so cute and darling!! They add so much sweetness to your decor! :) Have a lovely weekend! xo Holly

Ann said...

Your house has the cutest displays. I always like to visit your blog. Such inspiration for me to decorate my house. Merry Christmas!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I love all your sweet touches Becky! Merry Christmas! XOX

Cozy Little House said...

You have the cutest vintage things for every season!
Brenda

Recycled Rita said...

I just caught up on some of your last posts! Everything looks wonderful, I loved the photo of your family next to the "cow" that is hilarious! Your shop looks enchanting! And I love the pillows and stocking you made! Happy Holidays! karen....

Kathy Sue said...

I love how you decorate. And I love this milk truck. Your such a smart chick and thirfty to... love and hugs,Kathy