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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

One "hags" staycation, rAiNy dAy and of course, County Living Fair this weekend in Atlanta. YAY!

Deciding that I needed some extra time to prepare necessities for the shop spaces with the upcoming holidays right around the corner. I planned this week as a "staycation" - at home (thanks to the participation of my family for remaining healthy and out of any hospital beds...) I've done just that. Now, Mr. Hag will tell you that "staycations" equal messes of glitter, mica, paint everywhere and unnecessary piles of what looks like Santa's Vintage Sleigh crashed into our small abodes walls.

Never mind that. It has been a very productive week of cleaning, pricing, packing, organizing and redoing. I cherish time spent at home doing anything but especially playing with chippy peely crusty rusty old things with a holiday flair.

Today's rain (which we need badly I must admit) meant a bit of gear changing for the "to do" list which is okay.

"Mr. Hag" ask prior to leaving for work if that meant that we'd have a few less "mounds of snow" when he arrived home since I'm truly doing all things inside today. I seldom make quite the messes that I seem to have made this week getting everything together at once but then it will be finished and ready for shop filling. He should be used to being married to a "junker" after all these years, right?

Complete and off the list include the mica pine cones, glitter snowballs (brrr...), painted & gussied up picture frames & great big vintage mirror. Lights on trees. A few surprises with old glitz and bling (very proud of these little secrets). 8 bins full of mostly old holiday charm. A few necessary errands for supplies. I love time spent in productive fashion. Now, let me assure you there is plenty more to do but very pleased with where I am on that list. Even baked the "Mr." a homemade chocolate cake with homemade chocolate icing.

I've discovered that Sebastian and Sadie live the life! If anything happens to land in one of their favorite cozy napping spots they act a bit miffed. Spoiled rotten that's what they are. Curious too, not a bag or box comes out that their noses aren't in as they are convinced I've hidden something they need somewhere in the mica. Today, they will get new chewies to keep them busy and entertained.

Before returning to the Village on Saturday we have both children here for dinner and a sleepover Friday night. Excited to say the least. It's been a while since we had both here at the same time. They've grown up - become teachers and varsity volleyball coaches. Enlisted in the Army to defend our country so busy they stay and although we talk almost everyday- having them here for an entire evening will be the ultimate treat!

The Country Living Fair returns to Atlanta for the second year this weekend. Thank goodness the rain will be done by then although we will have brisker temperatures which makes shopping more fun I think. Looking forward to seeing what all the talented dealers participating this year have up their sleeves. Good to catch up with some old friends that we used to see often at Lakewood. I'm certain it won't disappoint ~ inspiration in wheelbarrow fulls!

Come by and visit Vintage Village this weekend after the fair. We're open 10-6 Monday through Saturday with a special Sunday opening 12-6 p.m. October 23. We enjoyed meeting everyone last year in town for the fair and look forward to seeing them again this time.

back to that list...

♥ one vintage hag

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fabulous, Funfilled, Festive, Frosting, Freebies & of course, "freshments... we're already hard at work for this years "Hags Holiday Open House"!

In just over 5 weeks the much anticipated "Hags Holiday Open House" featuring two nights of

magical candlelight shopping will be underway.

Mark your calendars

November 16-19, 2011

with candlelight shopping nights 6-10 p.m. November 16 & 17

"Fabulous, Festive, Funfilled, Frosting, Freebies and of course, 'freshments"

The shop will be closed until 6 p.m. November 16 & 17 so that we can
"deck our halls" "spread holiday cheer" "fill with fabulous vintage frosting"

We're so excited already and hope you will make plans now to join us.

Bring a friend or two!


♥ one vintage hag

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Few of Our Favorite Things...

I suppose no matter where you live some of the same favorites ring through in different seasons. In the South where we are some of our favorites are year long offerings that never seem to last too long at Vintage Village.

Our dealers search Antique Markets, Estate Sales, Thrift Stores and Auctions for these finds that are always popular and sought after by our valued customer.

Vintage Bling (shown above) can be used on everything from pillows to denim jackets.

They are also precious on pumpkins and holiday trees.

Sparkle they will no matter the time, but they seem especially fitting in the fall.

Old Vintage Bottles are always quick to sell in bunches. All shapes, sizes and colors

whether for use with a single posie, displayed empty or in odd numbered groups.

This reasonable item to collect always makes a statement.

Seasonal vintage finds are always on the top of our list at Vintage Village. Our valued customers adore them. Turkey platters and shakers, Vintage Christmas ornaments and Vintage Aluminum or Bottle Brush Trees, Old Valentines Candy Boxes. Offer such charm of days gone by and these sought after collectibles always bring a smile to our faces as

we reflect on days gone by.

Charming Silver and Quad Plate seems to be on everyone's list especially this time of year.
Beautiful in a display or impressive as just a single piece we all love the aged worn patina.

Mercury Glass is a personal favorite I use year round adding additional pieces especially during Christmas. I adore the sparkle and shine when mixed with well loved primitives, ironstone & transfer ware.

Mercury glass vases and candlesticks are amongst my top 5 list just because its so easy to change out the posies or candles being used in them for any season.

Baskets - any kind of old basket in any size.
Even rusty crusty locker baskets have become quick sellers as there are so many uses.
Everyone needs a good old basket or five.
I'm not a "less is more" sorta girl when it comes to things that have such high function.

Vintage Architectural pieces ~ chippy peely old ones!
How many do you have?
These one of a kind finds have a multitude of purposes and are sure to last forever.

I'm guessing we could list favorite things forever. What are yours?
There are so many items that so many seem to have on their "favorites list".

For me, some others that always make my heart beat a little faster and are always hard to
walk away from are Vintage Ironstone, Old numbers & letters, Matte White Vintage Pottery,
Seasonal Annalee's that were made in Meredith, Hew Hampshire, Vintage Needlepoint,
Well loved old textiles & quilts, Red & White Vintage Transfer ware.

Enjoy your "favorite things" and the search for them.

♥ one vintage hag