Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Oh how I love Vintage!!


I have been working really hard to clean my living room for the last few days. This is my most favorite room to clean. It has so many family and vintage items that I display in it. This is the most fru fru room I have in my house. Kaitlin calls it my museum. LOL But when her friends come over they love it and think it's cool!! Sim and I put this room together when we were getting ready to get married. We had alot of dates at Antique Shops and Estate Sales. We have old family photos in here from both of our families. And some that are not in our family! LOL But I loved the picture!! I have the hardest time at sales not buying old pictures!! But I do control myself!! LOL This is a vintage dresser that we got and I have family jewelry boxes on it with alot of jewelry. I just bought the old jar that says 50 years together on it at the Goodwill for a $1.00. I put alot of my brown and gold jewelry in it. I do wear some of the jewelry in here. And I also use some of the purses.

I love old fur anything! I rescue it all the time from sales or people give it to me. This fur cape here was just given to me from a lady who passed who was cool lady!! She was so pretty and and very hip for her age!! I feel very blessed. I got some jewelry and a few other things too. See my mink teddy bears? I love them in my old train case!!

This is an old dresser vanity I reused from the Salvation Army a long time ago. I have these old pictures of guess who on there!! Me!! My grandma always took me to get my picture taken up in town. I remember those days real good!! LOL My favorite is the one with me on the phone. My Dad and Mom met at the telephone Company. They were divorced when I was two. I have alot of my rhinestone jewelry displayed on here. Sim made me the lamp out of old books.

I am just taking you around the room. This is my end table out of suitcases.  I love leopard print too and have added alittle of bit of it here and there. I got the 50's lamp from a church sale. I have an old fur collar from a coat in the window with gold frame family modern pictures. And I won the silver creamer from a giveaway from the Tin Rabbit Blog.

 I wanted to share this pic to show you three items I bought from local Esty Artist at Shows this past December. The old book page ball is really cool! I got the base from my Mom who was getting rid of it cuz the lid was broken!!! And the old Michelob bottle behind it, I found in the dirt a few months ago while out hunting just for junk like that!!  The tag is from one artist and the paper and button flowers are from another artist!! I love it!! That tile there I will soon be upcycling with a old black and white photo I have and some old book pages. I will be using it for a coaster.

This corner is really cool with a screeen Sim made for us out of two vintage rockin doors. He put vintage knobs on there to hold my old purses. These fur cape is very special to me. It was bought for my Mom from my Step-Dad when  I was growing up. She wore it alot!!!! I have a few of my smaller items displayed on this three teir 50's table. The coat is vintage and on one of my old manniquins.

This little display next to here is old vintage cupboard doors Sim made in to a screen for me also. I have old fur collars on it once again I rescued from sales. I was given the telephone and old camera on the little end table. This table use to be my Grandmas. She refinished it. I put the black knobs on. My Uncle Billy is in the picture. He was killed inan auto accident when he was 11 years old. I never him.  

This is an old 50's vintage mirror we got at an estate sale and I display jewerly and my little shoe collection on.

This is Sim Dad's Marine uniform. We have it displayed with a few other things. We have all the letters he wrote home to his Mother.

 We just seprated the flag, hat and a few other things over to this old TV cabinet. We had to use the trunk we had it on for our new TV. Trying to use what we have and save money. We put my Grandmas picture inside where the TV picture use to be. We had our other TV on top. We love this TV cabinet. We got it at an estate sale for $8.00. Well, that's it. I hope you're not to bored! LOL But thought I 'd share a part of me and what I love with you. Thanks!!
XOXO Fran.  



Trace4J said...

Bored!! Are you kidding. Your living room is amazing!! WHat wonderful treasures you and Sim have. Loved the tour Friend!
JOY to you


Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

OMG!! The vintage mirror is awesome!!
I also love the stacked suitcases. I really want to do that!

Jewels said...

Wow Fran - I would love to take a tour in person! What a neat bunch of stuff you have! love all of it....

khess136 said...

Fran...can I spend a day at your house???? Your vintage is simply amazing and I love all the vignettes you've created. You really know how to stage things to show them in the best way! Thanks for sharing!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW your living room is LOADED with awesome vintage treasures!
Fun to see it!
Deb :)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

What an amazing living room! My grandma always wore a coat with fur on it.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Auntie!! I want to go rummaging at your house!! It's funny, I'm always torn between wanting open and airy spaces, but loving bits and bobs to look at. It's so much more fun and exciting to have textures, colors, old pieces, tattered and even a bit torn rather than an empty space.

Still living in chaos over here with the renovations.

The Altered Paper-Creations by Tee said...

Ooh Some Nice Things! I Would Enjoy Spending Time in There!
Your Arranging of Items is Superb! Hugs,Tee

Jacqueline said...

Hi Fran,

You know how they say a picture speaks a million words? Seeing these pic's of your home and all you have tucked away took me back to 1965 visiting my auntie's home in Canada. She was a tarollian (spelling?) dancer and she had furs and the most classy perfume and what nots in her bedroom. Your treasures speak volumes!

YES! We have had snow but finally the rain came last night. We are a bunch of wimps out here, most of us don't like the snow unless we are playing in the mountains. We were beggin for our rain to come back and it did.

I have just been working and having a couple of plan days with Kara for the wedding. They changed their venue from an old building to a more modern building. I love your Pinterest board. I stole some ideas!

Cheers to love, life and blogging!

*the girl with the curl*

Georgie Horn said...

OH, I love your living room!

Angie Berry said...

WOW!! What an amazing collection! Yes, it looks like it came out of a museum! Only this is more personal and I'm sure you've had fun collecting pieces for your room over the years. I would love to come and browse all your wonderful vintage pieces, wow!

Thanks for sharing your treasures with us! I hope you have a wonderful week~

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love all of your vintage, Fran:) Thanks for stopping by to say hello.
Have a great week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lea said...

I SO loved looking through your wonderful treasures dear Fran!!! I love how you display everything and think it's so cool how much you like old furs too! haha!!! Love that you and Simm go to tiques n fleas together and that he makes you things to display with. That's awesome! Happy hunting chicky! Thank you for sharing your finds with us!!!

Jacqueline said...

hey there...love is sent your way...I saw it leave my doorway on a wing and a prayer...