Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Decorative Relics

I've been coming across some great vintage stores in my local area recently.

A friend of mine, Lauren, likes to restore old furniture, and she does a great job of giving each piece of furniture a new lease on life, without taking away from it's character. So I went antiquing with her to look for inspiration. I always come across such lovely vintage vases and plates, and books - I just wish our place was bigger - then I would get a lot more of it!

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I came across a great vintage store on Etsy called Sharing Bliss. It's owned and operated by Jenae, who has filled it with so much character and charm. She has a great eclectic mix of goodies that would liven up any space.

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With her eye for great finds, it doesn't surprise me that Jenae loves interior design. She grew up in Washington, near the pebbled beached of the Puget Sound, and draws a lot of her inspiration from the gray stones and the blue sky there. Nature is calming to her. Of course she is also inspired by yesteryear - with a special place in her heart for all things mid-century modern. Vintage items make her happy, and sharing that with others definitely gives her bliss - hence the name of her store - Sharing Bliss.

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Among her favorite hobbies (aside from vintage treasure-hunting) are things like reading, cooking, Bikram Yoga, weightlifting, skiing and swimming. She enjoys the outdoors and loves that she gets to experience all the changing seasons in her home city of Salt Lake City.

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For all my vintage-loving readers out there, Jenae is giving one lucky reader a $15 gift certificate to her store. To enter, please leave a comment here telling me what is your favorite vintage purchase ever. I will announce the winner next week.

(PS. The winner of the Ruggles Stitch giveaway is Katie. Congrats!)

53 comments:

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love the vintage world globe. maybe because of my constant desire to travel everywhere? love it! xo

Amanda said...

Vintage chalkboards for my wedding!

Kori said...

I love the globe. They are perfect for a chic office. Have a great day honey! Kori xoxo

Gloria said...

i'm pretty sure i had that exact globe as a child - should've kept it!

Jessica Di Giacomo said...

i love the vinatge details, you know?
Love the globe to sign every trip of my life.. i'd like to travel in every country, every cities and to know many peopoles..

Brittany said...

i love all of these, and i always love your illustrations!

Jingle said...

Oooo...that's a tough one! I really love my vintage purses, but I think my favorite ever is the vintage Aladdin Thermos that I bought my husband. He LOVES that thing!

Sey said...

the vintage globe and the vintage oil lamp are great! these are real treasures.

Stephanie said...

She has a very cute shop! She really does have a great eye. :)

Nicole Egerer said...

LOVE that globe. I don't know why but I am totally crushing on them right now. Very cool find!

I think my favorite vintage find was an old rustic american flag (tattered and aging on the sides and all) for only $5 at a deluxe junk antique show. Put into a black frame, it definitely gives off that old timey america feel.

Kind Regards,
Nicole

Tender Branson said...

I am strangely attracted to globes of all types. I try to steal one every house party I attend.

Katy said...

It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful vintage stores there are on etsy...this is another that I've never seen before! Luv it! Thanks for sharing :0) Blessings, Katy

Jess said...

awesome! great find!

Anonymous said...

I love the pretty pink flowers-fresh, cheerful as a colored dawn, nestled in the stately silver pitcher. It's the fleeting moment wrapped in permanence to capture a memory to treasure. Thanks for sharing, Ms. Bliss!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

That oil lamp/watering can looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale! There are so many pretty items in her store, but my favorite vintage purchases have always been kitchen things. It's just the way I roll.

Almalu's Place said...

how lovely that globe is!I am going to use one in my annivrsary session next week but I was not able to find an old one so cute!

Marija said...

I've scored a couple of amazing paint by numbers at garage sales!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Kaytee said...

An awesome vintage hat I got in a charity shop in Ireland. It was a great find. :)
katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

weezie said...

My favourite vintage purchase of all time is my 1960 Gucci purse. I still marvel at that find.

Amber said...

My favorite vintage purchase was an old Hermes bag at a garage sale!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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EB Designs said...

Most favorite vintage purchase ever has to be my 1943 copy of Pride & Prejudice. For only $7!

Ria
spitintheface@gmail.com

va said...

i would say a floral cloth hankerchief with lace border from the 1930s !

tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

My favorite vintage purchase has to be my first edition copy of Gone With The Wind.

Heathery said...

My favorite vintage purchase was made a few months ago at an antique fair. I bought a mint condition hideaway table WITH 1890s model sewing machine for only $25! I don't think the guy knew what he had. ;)
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

Robin said...

I bought a blue vintage ladder to make into a book shelf :D

rg86(at)nau.edu

Kat said...

My fav vintage purchase was a tin tray I gave my dear friend for her wedding.
fastkat at gmail dot com

Kady said...

I love the vintage metal mirrored vanity tray. Its so beautiful.

Jel said...

MY FAVE VINTAGE BUY IS A CUTE BAG THAT I ADORE SO MUCH :)

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I got some vintage dishes that I love

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

My last vintage purchase were eye glasses with piercing on the Amsterdam flea market! I love them!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

k said...

my favorite purchase wasn't exactly a purchase. it was a milk-glass genie bottle i found in the basement of my nana's old house.

musicalkms (at) gmail (dot) com

Kasie said...

I found a serving platter with a picture of a sea lion on it. I was so excited about it!

animalcrackers at gmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

my favorite vintage purchase is a comb i bought at an antique store years ago :) jmmccarr@gmail.com

Ista said...

Two years ago I bought a gorgeous dress form a vintage shop. The dress is knee long and with a red floral pattern. I really love it and every summer I've wearing it...!

sepetrakieva (at) abv (dot) bg

Misty said...

my favorite vintage purchase would have to be a sake set I bought a couple years ago.
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

Frances said...

My favorite vintage purchase was a set of tin signs that I gave to my mother for her birthday. They were adorable!
flataif@gmail.com

MICHELLE said...

I can't wait until the day that I have a house of my own where I can reupholster furniture and such. My favorite purchase to date is a set of mini vases I got at Goodwill. And all the memories of my mom and I going garage sale-ing for fun. :)

Jrsygurl4life said...

Vintage hair brush just for decor.

michelebweller at gmail dot com

Aik said...

A vintage rhinestone brooch.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

International Giveaways said...

*-- Not an entry --*
Hi!

Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my site.

Here's the direct link:
http://www.internationalgiveaways.com/2011/04/15-gift-certificate-to-sharing-bliss.html

If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

Thanks,

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://www.internationalgiveaways.com

caty said...

My favorite vintage is vintage world globe
email maison-@hotmail.it

RaeoLight said...

My favorite vintage purchase was an old bird cage I converted into a planter!

jesusfreakof2000(at)gmail(dot)com

TigerLily said...

My favorite vintage purchase ever is the vintage Christian Dior dress that I bought in a thrift store for only $3 !!


yuri.kristi at gmail.com

Karen said...

I once found a wonderful collection of vintage wool skirts at Goodwill - they must have come from one donor, because they fit me perfectly and were in excellent condition.

Kim said...

Favorite vintage buy ever was a fabulous white framed mirror with that beautiful etched detail in the wooden frame. LOVE IT!!!! I want to win $15 gift certificate!!!
KimmyKat320@gmail.com

Megan said...

My favourite vintage buy was the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, for $5 in an op shop! It's my all-time favourite book. Love all the pictures here! meg x

Darcy said...

My favorite vintage find was an old Pride and Prejudice book!

Tiki_Green said...

Oh easy 3 years ago i purchased a lovely red and white poke-a-dot romper, It's the most comfortable piece of vintage clothing I've ever found.

Tamara Nicole said...

Oooh I love that globe, I have always wanted one:-) Bad!

Ok so my fave vintage purchases: an old shakespear book, and a beautiful teacup and saucer:-)

Nitya said...

A vintage bellow camera I bought for my birthday.

nitya52@gmail.com

Debra said...

I just love my vintage world globe that we found at one of favorite thrift stores it looks so good in my living room. I remember growing up everyone had a world globe in their home we used them for our home work oh and every home had a set of encyclopedias for their kids.

Dionne said...

Thanks for your entries, this giveaway is now closed.

Home Lighting said...

Awwwwww :( I'm super sad I missed this. I love vintage stuff also :) Anyways, congratulations to the winner and thank you Dionne for your wonderful blog. I will keep an eye now for future give-aways ;)