Friday, August 19, 2011

Vintage at the gift show

Since coming back from the show….which I only went to on Monday,
the week has just flown by.

I didn’t end up taking half as many pictures as I had wanted to.
So much to see and order … little time.
But I did go back to this one showroom at the end of the show just so
I’d have more to show you then just lots of pictures of the city while on the shuttle bus.
Not sure that would interest you though I loved the vantage point myself.

Anyways I’ll keep this short and just let you see some of the cool
things that manufacturers are producing that are vintage inspired.




I had to have this.

I’m going to use this for planting succulents in.


butchers table 


This is the chandie I bought myself. I know I shouldn’t have.

chalk board

Cool chalkboard but what I really loved was the artwork….
with chalk!


Tin cubbies

Some Vintage style Halloween which I debated on ordering.
I really like it but I don’t find it moves for me.

I couldn’t help wanting to take a picture of it anyways.


Do you decorate a lot for Halloween or is it just Fall Decorations?
My niece will be here visiting in October and I plan on doing a bit of
Halloween decorating like I used to do. She’s french so I’m thinking she’ll think it’s a little strange….

or we’re strange.
But when has that ever stopped me…?

For Vintage Inspired Friday.
By the way she's having a great 2 yr blogging anniversary

Have a good weekend!


vicki said...

Oh my goodness- these photos are exceptional. They are so inspiring- you must have had such a wonderful day there- I'm so jealous!

Romeo said...

Wow Carole, these are great photos - very inspiring! I don't blame you for ordering the chandie - I mean how could you have possibly not??! And the....what the heck would you call it with the faucet?!? LOVE that! Good choices in my book! I love shopping the mart - haven't been in a while and now I wish I had gone lol

As for Halloween....I know you might not believe me, this is just too weird.....MY niece will be visiting me October 5th through the 12th from Portland, Oregon. This will be her first official vacation as an adult and we are so excited she has chosen to visit us!!!! I too will be decorating for Halloween. Not that we don't since I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween decorations but her boyfriend might wonder a bit about the old aunt who has a graveyard in her front flower bed ;)

I hope you enjoy your time with your niece and are looking forward to it as much as I am mine.

One other side note....I have a Crickett too! He is a tabby just like yours. Yes, seriously. And he is Momma's boy in a serious way.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

"Her" and Romeo

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Carole! Love all these photos and I agree, the artwork with chalk is just amazing. When the kids were at home I decorated for them, now I just do autumn decor that starts now and evolves till Thanksgiving. so glad you linked up to VIF, thanks for sharing the give away,
xoxo Debra

oldgreymare said...

This is torture. I'm reading and think, oh I want that, then no, I want that, than I groan and think..oh well, I wish.....

but Oh the vintage Halloween....

Dorthe said...

Carole, you brought home gorgeus things- I love all the pieces- the chandelier-oh my.......
Here we don`t doo much Halloween-only ones like me whom have been smitten :)

becky-may said...

What a beautiful place, these are all wonderful things! I want my house to be filled with things like this! Lovely blog :)

Becky May
The Flower Girl

SueAnn said...

Love your new chandie! It was worth the splurge for sure.
All your photos were fantastic! I esp. loved the vintage Halloween! I always decorate for that holiday. I love it!!
She won't think you strange...she will love it.

Jacqueline said...

Oh Carole,
You do this everytime and show me such wonderful things that I can't just go and buy !! It's a long way from London !!!! haha
I LOVE all of it ! From your sparkly chandelier to the thingy that you are going to grow succulents in. I put succulents in some of the old chimney pots that we have and into a shallow terracotta bowl type pot. I want them to hang over the edges which they are a bit but, maybe I should have used a different one. What will you use ?
....oh, and the mirrors. How could I forget the mirrors ?!! It would probably be very dangerous for me to be in New York when the gift show is on.....I wouldn't be able to control myself !! XXXX

sissie said...

OMG! Just look at all the vintage inspired stuff. I love it all.
Love, love your chandelier....I want it!


Renée Finberg said...

love me????

i want each pc. that you wanted.
when i come up in oct {to maine}
maybe i will take a road trip to see you.
we have to meet!!! xxxx

i am sure i will not get many commnets....
the 'haters' won't comment.
so it will be interesting to see how many i get.
again, i love you xxx

Alaina said...

Great pictures, oh I would have loved to have shopped with you. In answer to your question, I decorate for fall, but I decorate to the hilt for Halloween for our Annual Halloween adult costume party. Yes, some think I am crazy, but who says just the kids should have all the fun.

time worn interiors said...

Wow! What an amazing showroom! tI totally blows my mind how they make all this new stuff look old! Great photos, thanks for taking the time to go back and take photos for us!

moosecraft said...

Wow! Great pics of some amazing merchandise! The metal cart was a definite must have! Love the chalkboard too (because of the drawings). I decorate mostly for fall (pumpkin and leaves and mums galore) and mix in a few vintage style jack o'lanterns, and the like for accents. I do NOT get into decorating my front lawn like a graveyard though... lol ;-)

Jane said...

It's fun to see how the interest in vintage has taken hold. There was some great stuff in that showroom. I loved the cart, those tin cubbies and your chandelier!! What a way to spend the day!!

Bead and Needle said...

It's ALL exquisite...LOVE the shower planters what would even be better is if they were actually working fountains - the one you bought is KILLER! And, the chandelier ROCKS! Yes, Halloween is one of my favorite decorating times of year. Thanks for the inspiration for the day...

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wow! That cart is fabulous and the things you bought for yourself are wonderful!!
You know that I hate Halloween Carole...scared of it! So, I try to stick to fall decorations, white pumpkins, etc. This year...I may skip it all together! lol....Your niece will love it is so American! :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, I think I could have spent almost one day only at this fantastic showroom. They have so many great things. I don't think I've seen such beautiful mirrors before. The trolley is awesome and I love the chess figures, the large glass jars and a lot more. Congrats on you new chandie :-)! It's gorgeous.
Lots of hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

Your photos are always so great. I love it all, even the Halloween decorations. I think I will decorate for fall and Halloween this year. You've inspired me.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks like lots of wonderful items!
I have never been to the NY show, just the Chicago and the High Point markets.
So much fun and it looks like you found some treasures for your home too.
Love them!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

My,... what a wonderful time you must have had in New York and loved seeing all your photographs.
Love all the vintage treasures and how fabulous you came home with the chandelier and neat pot to grow succulents in.
Thanks for showing all this beauty

Happy week

A Cottage Muse said...

I see so many great treasures! Thanks for letting me peek!

Karen said...

I cant believe the gorgeous things. I love it all especially that cart and the fabulous pot that you bought for succulents. The chandelier you bought is beautiful too. said...

Great chandelier!!! So happy you treated yourself and I am sure it will look gorgeous in your home. Lots of great things this year. I didn't know we could take pictures there. I may just go back next year:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

KarenB said...

Very fun peek at the market. I love what you took home! I can see that this would be a very dangerous place for me!