Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Fluffing

Hello there!  Long time, no post, I know.  I thought I’d share this post on my blog that I wrote for one of the shops I sell at, The Antique Warehouse.  The AW is located in Salida, California – between Stockton and Modesto.  It is right off of the freeway, Highway 99 – and actually faces the freeway so it is easy to find.   I maintain and write the store’s blog and have given it more attention to my own blog, sadly to say.  But rather than go post-less, I thought I’d share some of the cute things that are for sale there.  I LOVE the cement urn below in my friend Cheryl’s space.  She has her niche decorated so cute for spring!
Happy Easter to everyone!   P1010005
With the beginning of a new season, many of us like to “freshen” up our homes (aka: Spring Clean) and bring in new treasures to help spruce up the old homestead.  There are many spring related items throughout the store, such as Easter decorations, festive vintage tablecloths for your dinner table, garden accessories and all sorts of vintage containers that would be lovely to hold a fresh flower arrangement, like the blue and white pottery pieces below.

To bring the outdoors in, add some cute vintage floral prints to the walls and place a little wicker table by the front door with a pot full of blooming flowers.

This chicken wire cabinet would not only be adorable inside the home, but would also be perfect on a covered patio to use as a staging area to pot your plants.  Add some clay pots on the shelves and put the potting soil hidden away in the cabinets below.  This cabinet is shown in the photo above, too, on the right side.

Milk bottles aren’t only for milk…they make great flower vases, too.

If it gets too warm for you, come inside and sit in front of your vintage fan. :)
The white ladder to the right would make a nice display piece for inside or out.  It could be hung horizontally from under a patio roof to be used to hang buckets filled with flowers from. 

Our feathered friends are making their appearance in our yards and are quite happy to be plucking the bugs off of the rose bushes!  How about bringing in a bird cage and fill it with potted flowers, a little vignette of bird figurines and nests or place it outside and use it to hold candles. 

Need a pillow for your garden bench?  We have handmade burlap pillows for sale, too.  There are also other pillows throughout the shop that would be a nice addition for that comfy reading chair or hammock that will soon be getting plenty of chair time.

Till next time…..enjoy our spring weather!


Bernideen said...

Lots of loveliness!

busyascanbe said...

I want to go there! It looks so fun !

Brenda Pruitt said...

So many pretties in one place! I love the milk bottles and ladder and the cupboard.

20 North Ora said...

Looks like lots of fun shopping. Good to hear from you!

Happy Easter dear friend!


NanaDiana said...

Oh My Gosh! I would LOVE to walk right through that place and look at everything up close and personal. Wonderful photos here- xo Diana

Chenille Cottage said...

On a day like today I sure would love stopping in and browsing all your amazing displays and pretty treasures.
What a delightful post, Becky!
How I wish I lived closer!
Blessings and Happy Easter, my friend.
Carolynn xoxo

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Happy@Home said...

Hi Becky,
I think you're the ideal person to update the blog for the antique shop. What a fun place it appears to be. As I was reading along I wished that I were closer and could stop in. But, on second thought, maybe it's better that I can't. I'd want one of everything. LOL.
So good to hear from you. Happy Easter and Happy Spring!!

Elsie said...

Becky it is so good to see you post. I have missed you! I love the urn too and a lot more you show. I just wish I lived a "LOT" closer.
I have a milk bottle in my kitchen window with an ivy in it. They make great vases. Thank you for giving me junk fever, like I didn't already have it. LOL.

They call me Estatez... said...

I think I need to make a road trip up the 99! Harpain's dairy was a fixture in my hometown. The Harpain's went to our church too. Lovely people. You've brought back some great memories. Thanks!


Perfectly Printed said...

Thanks for sharing such fun photos and ideas! I am still hoping to head over your way for a visit!!


Karen said...

I had been thinking of visiting AW because I have not been there since Christmastime and now I definitely want to go, hopefully this weekend. Seeing all those pictures just kind of cements the idea! Thanks.

Unknown said...

Cute cute stuff! I'll just make my list of all the things I loved and you can send them to me! :)

Kris said...

Fun pics. Next time I go to Bass Lake, I will have to come find that shop!!!
xo Kris

Pondside said...

What a tantalising post!.....I'd be there in a minute if I were closer.

Dena Nicotra said...

Howdy Stranger! I wish I lived closer and could come shop there, I see tons of things I need! :)

Stop by my new blog if you get a chance!


My Vintage Mending said...

The color of that dresser is perfection...smiles...Renee

WendyBee said...

So fresh! I am in love with the white pottery with blue stripes - and so many other things.
Happy Easter!

Art and Sand said...

So much eye candy and even some inspiration.

I am a native Californian and had never heard of Salida. I guess I don't get to the center of the state much.

chateau chic said...

Sure would love to be able to come shopping here! So much vintage goodness on display.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm a new follower.
Mary alice

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

It all looks wonderful!

Amy Kinser said...

Wow! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Next time I get to California I will for sure stop by. It all looks wonderful. When you get a chance stop by at Pinehurst Cottage and see how our renovation is coming along! I hope you had a Blessed Easter Becky. ~Amy