Vintage Chippiness

I wanted to have another table surface in the kitchenette of the Media room.

So what do you do? You shop the house and the attic too!

I remembered I had a painted vintage drop leaf table in the attic

that was left over from the antique booth days. I measured and it was perfect.

So down it came.

Vintage Screen Door - Housepitality Designs

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A Pretty French Print

I unpacked my treasures from our antiquing field trip to Pennsylvania this week . . .

and right away I knew where I wanted to hang a vintage French print that I purchased.

This print was tucked away in a corner and with a price tag of $12.00 and an additional 20% off.

So needless to say, it needed to come home with me.

Vintage French Print/Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

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How To Create A Cozy Writing Corner

Several months ago, I ran across an estate sale on the way to breakfast with friends.

My hubby spotted it; however, we continued on as there were 3 cars following each other.

On the way back my hubby suggested we stop and take a look, as he always admired that house from afar.

I am glad he suggested we stop as I found some great things there.

One of them was a vintage drop leaf table that went to my booth. I did not sell it before I closed

the booth and I was really good with that!

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

I painted this maple drop leaf table with Annie Sloan Pure White.

Maple Drop Leaf Table-Housepitaity Designs

I got a little ahead of myself and totally forgot to take a before picture until I was almost finished

and managed to take a photo of one of the legs of the table.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

The original place in which I wanted to place this table did not work

so I tried this space and I loved it, thus how to create a cozy writing corner.

Ironstone Tureen/Vintage quilted heart-Housepitality Designs

This room is about to get a bit of a makeover soon.

I am wanting to add more black accents to coordinate with the bed frame and the chandy.

You may have noticed a peek of the hutch that I am still working on in the guest room

in the first picture featured on this post.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

This black vintage stool fits the bill for this room and a great display piece for accessories

like this ironstone tureen with a vintage quilted heart that my granddaughter loves.

French Enamelware Pitcher-Housepitality Designs

I placed this French Enamelware Pitcher that I bought in France on the desk.

This pitcher was originally in the guest bath.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

A few decorative accessories to start off with; however, I know that it will probably change soon as I

want to add a basket of postcards and stationery to offer guests if they shall need them.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

With the one of the leaves of the table up, it created a nice surface for writing or computer time.

The wicker chair was previously on the other side of the room tucked under a table used as a night stand.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

I am happy with this new cozy writing space for my guests. An unintended place for this table that

actually turned out well.

Other than a basket of stationery, I think a container for a phone charging station would be great for

the desk. If you were a guest, would there be something that you would like to have on a writing desk?

If so, let me know!

Have a wonderful day!!

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An Antique Find for the Laundry Room

Well, it is not actually a “vintage laundry” find . . .

~ ~ however, it is something that I wanted to place in the laundry room . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ to showcase my “vintage laundry” items.


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Antiquing Trip Part 2

While in D.C., I was thrilled to have met with my friend and fellow blogger . . .

~ ~ and she so graciously took me to some of her favorite places to shop for antiques.

If you missed Part One of my adventure, you can view it here.

On the second day, we went to places around the town in which she lives.

The first stop was the antique shop where she has a booth.

Rust and Feathers Antiques

Rust and Feathers . . . just down the street from Lucketts Store.

It is a wonderful place . .

Rust and Feathers Antiques

This is her booth…

Rust and Feathers Antiques

So many cute things in her booth!

Rust and Feathers Antiques

Here is a collage of items in the shop of some items “for summer” . . .

~ ~ that I took from their website, Rust and Feathers ~ Vintage Redefined.

After making my purchase from her booth, we drove into town to visit a couple of local shops.

It is there that I found more ironstone. Yay!

I did a vignette of the ironstone that I found on my 2 day shopping trip.

Ironstone Tureen

This tureen sits on top of a vintage stool that I purchased from her booth.

Ironstone plates and tureen

In a local antiques shop I found 4 matching ironstone plates and bowls. . .

~ ~ it wasn’t until I unpacked everything at home. . .

~ ~ ~ that I discovered that the plates and bowls matches the tureen that sits on top of the little bench.

Ironstone plates and tureen

Oh Happy Day!

Ironstone Bowl

This particular vendor used vintage postcards for tags.

Ironstone Tureen

Two out of the three tureens were very close to excellent condition.

Ironstone Tureen

The third with a few blips here and there…but that just adds to the character right???!!

Ironstone Chamber Pot

This chamber pot is quite common; however, I was thrilled to find one with a lid! . . .

~ ~ and this was $8.00 with 20% off !!!

Ironstone Vignette

So here is my “loot” . . . I am still giddy over my finds!

Now, the following are snippets of rooms of my friend and fellow blogger’s home . .

~ ~ can you recognized these rooms and vignettes?

Chateau Chic Dining Room

I only had my “point and shoot” camera with me . . so at a little disadvantage with taking photos.

Chateau Chic Dining Room

Love how she showcased her ironstone on top of the vintage stools!

She told me that her grandmother loved ironstone, and is the one who started her on collecting it.

Many of her grandmother’s pieces are displayed in her home.

Chateau Chic Vignette

Beautiful vignettes of vintage pieces, ironstone and architectural elements are throughout the house.

Vintage Kitchen Vignette-Chateau Chic

She has a wonderful talent of showcasing her beautiful collections. . .

~ ~ like this one in her kitchen.

Vintage Breakfast Room-Chateau Chic

What a wonderful vintage breakfast room . . just swooned over the cabinet in the corner . . .

~ ~ and the vignette on her table ~ ~ and how about that great chandelier?!!

So, have you guessed who I spent 2 days with running the roads from Virginia to Pennsylvania???

Probably so . . .

Bloggers night out!

It is Mary Alice of Chateau Chic! She is on the left.

We were so busy shopping and dining and me swooning over her house . . .

~ ~ that I forgot to take a pic of us!

This is a pic of when Kim and I met Mary Alice for the first time during the Lucketts Spring Market weekend.

I had a wonderful time and I thank Mary Alice for her gracious hospitality. . .

~ ~ and taking me across three states to shop!!!

Have a most wonderful day being with the ones you love and doing what makes you happy!

P.S. A big congratulations to Whitney and John of Drab to Fab Design . . .

~ ~ for winning the 2nd Challenge of Flipping The Block. Their bathroom remodel was genius!

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