Thursday, December 22, 2011

We have our "Blue Christmas" Winner(s)...

Last Friday Cathy Graf's name was drawn from the "hag hat" as the first winner of a signed copy of Mary Kay Andrews "Blue Christmas" book giveaway from entries off our Facebook Fan page.

A bit of a delay in the blog drawing with my apologies - "Nannie Hag" my sweet Mother has a broken bone in her back and was admitted to the hospital Monday... her surgery is today so our fingers, toes are crossed for a "Merry" outcome.

We have a WINNER of the second signed copy

Susan Wallace

Congratulations SUSAN!

If you will send a private email to the "hags" with your mailing address we will ship your book right away!

Wishing you all a "Blue Christmas" filled to the brim with Merry!

♥ one vintage hag

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Traditions with a Christmas Book Giveaway

Having spent the last couple days baking holiday treats, making grocery list for our 27th Christmas Brunch,wrapping gifts for under the tree and packaging up special baubles for dear friends I've thought a lot about Christmas Traditions that each family shares. Along with all the normals we share- precious time with friends, hustle and bustle of shopping, the hectic days spent at Vintage Village, I also cherish cozy time spent with a good holiday book.

An all time favorite is from Atlanta author Mary Kay Andrews. Her Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas novels are a story line all too familiar to the life any junker lives.

This makes the 6th Christmas that I've enjoyed "Blue Christmas" so, I'm guessing that too is now to be considered a sweet "hag" holiday tradition.

It's the week before Christmas, and antiques dealer Weezie Foley is in a frenzy to garnish her shop for the Savannah historical district decorating contest, which she intends to win. But suddenly things start to go missing from her display, and there seems to be a mysterious midnight visitor to her shop.
Still, Weezie has high hopes for the holiday—maybe in the form of an engagement ring from her chef boyfriend. But Daniel, always moody at the holidays, seems more distant than usual. Throw in Weezie's decidedly odd family, a 1950s Christmas-tree pin, and even a little help from the King himself (Elvis, that is), and maybe there will be a pocketful of miracles for Weezie this Christmas Eve.

Thrilled to hear from Meg at Tandem Literary who graciously sent Vintage Village signed copies of this "hag" favorite. Just like Weezie... it's the week before Christmas and we have one copy left to GIVEAWAY! Leave a quick comment here on why you'd like to add this darling book to your holiday traditions and we'll select a winner December 20 and ship it to them quick!

Thank you Meg for the books.

Thank you Mary Kay Andrews for this favorite story!

Merriest Christmas!


♥ one vintage hag

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"I'll be HOME for Christmas!"

Perhaps because so much of this year has been spent in hospitals, doctors offices and with appointments for this "hag" and her family this year. Every day is SPECIAL... but, Christmas time being extra special with the anticipation of time spent at HOME. There truly is, no place like home!

Sprinkles of the holidays are complete... now, just the best parts remain. Wrapping, baking, family, food & festivities!

"Hags" aren't all about brooms to ride, warts on noses or pointed black hats... they actually enjoy the twinkle of lights, patina of crusty wares, even the shine of mercury glass and old fashioned glass glitter. Vintage Annalee's & old well loved bottle brush trees, So, just a few glances to share around this "hags" holiday home.

I love this little Annalee Drummer Boy ~ an oldie but goodie nestled amongst a rabbits foot fern and bowl brimming with vintage mercury glass ornaments. Once there were enough older Annalee's to fill a 10 foot flocked tree, with a much smaller abode currently we've only kept our absolute favorites to frost necessary corners or complete holiday vignettes.

This "hags" collection of matte white pottery and old alarm clocks has been packed away to make room for "Mr. Hag's" Christmas in the City village. There's Yankee Stadium, Tavern on the Green, Rockefeller Center,

even Architectural Antiques Shop with little columns and salvage baubles you might find in the real antique store where many of my days are spent. Two family room wall shelves make up the villages home for the holidays above the happenings of holiday gatherings.

Brrr... and even a modest little collection of Snowmen. So cheery and neat... all but one who melted into a pretty bowl look forward each year to being part of the holiday festivities.

"Home for the Holidays" the perfect GIFT!

Our wish this holiday season is peace, happiness, health and of course much cheer with family & friends.

Sure hope your holiday season is filled with the same!


♥ one vintage hag

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We love Christmas time and Thank you for your patronage during Small Business Saturday & beyond.

Holiday Seasons are so much fun. We're so glad to have a Valued Customer base that adores Holidays as much as we do. Our "halls are still decked" in mica, lights, glitter & charm. This year has been good to all of us in the pursuit of Vintage Christmas wares. Tons to select from at Vintage Village even with the tons that have already been purchased.

Small Business Saturday was a BIG HIT. We value your continued patronage to our Small Business whether on a Special Saturday with Hot Apple Cider or any other day of the year.

Grateful that so many choose to "Keep the Cheer Here"

A few fresh pictures to share of current offerings around the Village.

White is so refreshing and bright especially with the sparkle of clear lights.

"Visions of Sugarplums" will surely dance in your head in this magical spot upstairs. Complete with a life size Barbie and half pint bed. Brings out the little girl in us all.

This darling flocked tree adorned with Vintage photos, old baubles and white lights is stunning.

"Tis the Season" for festive cheer ~ we've even got gold glitter signs perfect for added sparkle.

A collector of vintage Christmas lighting ~ Jonathan has a huge tree in his spot filled to the brim with old flocked, vintage glass ornaments and even a few jewel brites.

Several vintage blow molds are still fresh for the pickin' ~ this darling old candle is my favorite of this year selections.

Loving these magical days of Christmas!

We hope you are too.

♥ Your friends @ Vintage Village

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fabulous Fun Frosted Festivty Record Breaking in 2011~!

Each year the Annual Hags' Holiday Open House is the kickoff to our shopping season at

Vintage Village. This year was no exception with record breaking sales, turnout, tickets.

Our customers are SIMPLY THE BEST!

Just a few photos of this years festivities for you to enjoy.

We treasure time spent with full aisles assisting all with holiday purchases whether for themselves of gift giving. 'Freshments, freebies were enjoyed by all during the frosted candlelight festivities.

Surely a favorite event filled to the brim with hustle and bustle!

Our dear friend Dari from "Need This Antiques" shared some great photos she took while she shopped - more of those to come soon! Thanks a million Dari.

As is always the favored sentiment "Time with Friends" ~ we cherish each year.

Our talented dealers work so hard for this event each year and your presence makes it all worthwhile.

Vintage Village is grateful for your continued patronage.

Thanks so much for sharing in our holiday season!

♥ one vintage hag

Monday, November 7, 2011

You're Invited to our Annual "Vintage Hags" Holiday Open House

Fabulous, Fun filled, Festive, Frolic, Frosting, Freebies & of course, 'Freshments

It's our Annual "Vintage Hags Holiday Open House"

and you're invited!

November 16 & 17, 2011

we'll be closed until 6 p.m. when we open until 10 p.m. for Magical Shopping by Candlelight.

November 18 & 19 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Instead of "10 Lords a Leaping" today at the Village "no dealers are creeping"
the countdown is on.

Fresh Vintage Seasonal Wares, New charming gift finds
Shop while you enjoy home baked 'freshments & hot apple cider ~ freebies in each dealers spot

and daily door prizes so print off this post to register

"It's the most wonderful time of the year"

We're looking forward to seeing you for our Frosted Fun filled Festivities.


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happiest Halloween!

Wishing you all the Happiest of Halloweens!

How can it possibly be that this is in fact the last day of October... time truly passes quickly.

That said... the 42 dealers at Vintage Village are hard at work "decking our halls", "spreading holiday cheer"

with more fa-la-la that one could imagine. Mark your calendars as 16 days from today (November 16) we'll kick off "The Vintage Hags Holiday Open House" beginning at 6 p.m. (until 10 p.m.) with magical Candlelight Shopping!

Much to do to make sure its an event full of "Frolic, Fabulous, Fun... with "freebies & 'freshments" of course.

♥ one vintage hag

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Country Living Fair Atlanta ~ Delightful!

Was delighted to be able to attend Country Living Fair Atlanta on Friday.

Was filled to the brim with inspiration and great to see some of our over the top talented dealer friends.

The Tattered Cat's spot pictured above was heaven.

Deborah had so much eye candy... I think she had been sewing for months non-stop.

The Painted Fern - Jocelyn's booth was terrific as usual and she always has the best smelling potpourri.

Sassy Trash - Nancy was incredibly busy. Her booth amazing!

We caught sight of her but her booth was covered with customers so not even a chance to say hello.

My Sisters Antiques with My Vintage Heart was splendid.

Both the pictures above are from their space.

Got the cutest little feather tree that is burlap wrapped from Susan.

Pamela Hall is another local talent ~ interior seamstress extraordinaire.

She does the most incredible snow folks and even sells her pattern.

Was a delightful day spent with my friend "Esther Polyester" from Vintage Village.

Beautiful weather, infinite inspiration and of course we came away with quite a few pretties.

"Esther" even won a gigantic wreath from Celebrating Home...

There are tons of pictures I haven't gotten to ~ so I'll have more from the County Living Fair coming soon.

For now, a special opening Sunday at Vintage Village so I'm off to work...

♥ one vintage hag