Sunday, December 16, 2012

Whimsy visits A Vintage Wonderland of a Home!

Meet lovely Laurinda.
Laurinda is a dealer at our Whimsy (on 7th Street) and we recently had the pleasure of visiting her
wonderful home filled to the brim of creative vintage living. Laurinda has quite a following at Whimsy and her home is something so wonderful--I couldn't take it all in on one visit so stay tuned for more on Laurinda's home in the Spring!

Inside and our, Laurinda's talents touch every square inch. I must say, the visual treat was like
magic.  Laurinda painted the silhouette in the repurposed planter her husband Corby constructed.
Next to it is a galvanized bucket tree. Okay, I think you get what you are in for.... 

 A tower of vintage suitcases greets us as we enter the front door.
 Vintage vignettes in every direction you look. This one was above the armoire.
Yes, I WISH I could live here. It makes me very happy since I am a vintage lover, of course!
 Did I mention Laurinda is a quilter, too? Love her quilts featured throughout the house.
Corby is a genius, too. He makes old clocks and radios work like new, as well as fabricating every idea Laurinda comes up with. What a team!
Below is a red vintage watering can lamp Corby whipped up...I was drooling over that!
 And I was in awe of the antique hoosier top with original paint that Laurinda used
as a display hutch. Repurposing at it's finest!
 Wonderful vintage red fence panel with vignette that is inspirational!
 There are french undertones throughout and the charm that oozes makes me feel like I am in
a Paris cottage.
 Laurinda mentioned she has a "thing" for pillows.  Love the collection and oh so comfy! The hand hooked whale one was purchased at Whimsy!
 What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about? Loved Laurinda's unique treatment and
lighthearted approach on this vintage stand. How creative can you be?
 Laurinda certainly takes the cake.
 We were lucky to take our first view of her home during the holiday season. She threw together
winning holiday scenes that took my breath away.
 Feast your eyes on the lovely vintage tea station!
 Adorable polka dot strawberries that Laurinda whipped up look so whimsical amongst her treasures!

 One of the Christmas trees was this fun pink one. Notice the display that includes a box of ornaments!
 On the kitchen counter is a lovely blue polka dot collection displayed on an antique
doll's cupboard.
 Just a tiny peek of the outdoor fun.  You will see more in Spring--I promise!
 Oh, the old washing machine is a fountain, of course!
 The old white church pew makes a perfect dining table bench.
 Vintage book pages were applied to the wall behind the books above and on the surface of the hutch below with laundry starch. Laurinda says it works better than modge podge and comes off easily when you are ready to change things around.
 When I asked sweet Laurinda what her favorite flea market find in her entire house was she said it was the American flag below. She actually left the flea market without buying it but made Corby turn around so she could snatch the vintage flag, complete with brown instead of blue behind the stars.
 Today only a glimpse into one of the bedrooms--this is the Christmas-All-Year room!
Look at he vintage hankies that Laurinda made a sweet bunting out of...
 The wonderful plaid vintage metal picnic items fit in perfectly....
 Along with a vignette of vintage Christmas linens hanging as art on the wall!
 Thanks so much Laurinda, Corby and adorable doggies!
We can't wait to visit again to show the rest of the house and the fabulous outdoor spaces!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jolly New Finds

 The two Whimsy shops are full of holiday cheer and vintage goods!
We also snuck a few irresistible gift ideas that aren't vintage, but still so cute,
we thoughtyou would love 'em!
Sweet handmade figures above, although not vintage, sure to fit in nicely
with all your vintage holiday decorating.  The pipe cleaner Santa is antique and sold the
day we took this picture. 
 Lots of wonderful vintage decor to spruce up any room in your cozy quarters.

 The vintage light up Santa's that fly out the door have arrived! Last year our whole window
was filled with vintage Santa's and snowmen. Those are long gone, but you will love the vintage ones this year! All sizes and various expressions!
 The selection of vintage ornaments keeps growing. We just (after this shoot) discovered a fantastic box filled with antique ornaments that are figural! Santa, owl,violin, and even a hot air balloon to name a few!
 The gorgeous vintage mirrors above are encrusted with vintage glitz and seashells!

 Love this wonderful old snowman! Great decor inside or out!
 The pup purses are new, but they were so fun, we had to bring a few to Whimsy!
Maybe you know someone who is allergic to real dogs but would love to carry
a fuzzy puppy around! Great gift!
 Sweet vintage doll and hippo above!
 If someone on your list wants a vintage powder box, you will have great luck selecting some a t Whimsy! We have several and each one is unique!
Hope your holiday season is wonderful and if anything catches your eye---give a call or send an email. We ship every day!
Also follow us on instagram--lots of fun items!
And have you peeked at our new website?
you can link to everything from our website!

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Finds

 Still holding on to Fall, and actually enjoying the cooler weather and some refreshing rain here!
Before we  turn our Whimsy shops into Winter Wonderlands featuring lots of vintage
Holiday finds, we are showing you some New Finds for your home and some great vintage ideas for
Thanksgiving get togethers.

 Check out the wonderful red lanterns. Would be cozy on your patio with candles! Check out the amazing long blue bench with original paint straight from a barn in northern California. Love the
old pickers ladder with all its original paint, too!
 Just in is this fantastic vintage campaign chest and below is a matching desk.

 This large woven antique textile would be awesome on your wall.
Behind a couch or as a focal point in a dining room, the possibilities are endless.
 We may all be thinking Turkey these days, but how about a little humor with these
handpainted vintage meat signs from a grocery store in Colorado?
 Above you see these great grape stake stars--they are rustic and fun!
 Lots of ironstone in both Whimsy shops to make your table a vintage masterpiece.
 And vintage silverplate to absolutely "WOW" your guests!
 A vintage gorgeous hutch just in time for the holidays.