Sunday, May 28, 2023

Vintage Market Cottage Finds

This week we made a quick trip to my favorite vintage market in town. Vintage Peddler, and did a run through to see what was new this month. Things change so fast here that merchandise is constantly coming in and going out. I can always find a few things I love. I don't need anything big, but sure enjoy the inspiration and nabbing a few cute smaller items. 

All the pieces worked together for a sweet May vignette on the farmtable. I keep this little spot changed up every few weeks, depending on the holiday or seasonal inspiration. I usually have the vintage ice cream bucket filled with seasonal faux flowers, with the large breadboard underneath. The breadboard gives me a surface to arrange smaller items for a cohesive look.

Small trays always get my attention and this paper mache Italian tray with a bird motif had to come home with me. I love to tuck a tray into a cabinet or shelf, or to corral other smaller items in vintage decor. 

I found the white swirl gravy boat and it's just the right size for adding a white dish element to the Holiday Cupboard. This one isn't marked, but there are several companies that produced this similar china design. Perfect to display a card or piece of ephemera. 

I found this adorable bird print lumbar pillow earlier this spring. As I've said, May is "bird month" for me. This one is setting on my white slipcovered chair in the hearth room with a yo-yo quilt made by my mother-in-law.

I grabbed up a few limed vintage clay flower pots too. You can never have too many old flower pots.

A few days later in search of some vintage white dishes I had seen, we made another market trip, and I found a few more fun vintage things.

A needlepoint pillow in black was an easy pick. I love using black as an accent in a neutral background space. I have a few other black background floral pillows so this will make a great addition to the small collection. It's in excellent condition. The pillow is setting in a chippy off white metal carrier which may hold plants, but also use as a tote for display.

A heavy iron topiary form fits perfectly into an urn I already have. I have a small pot of variegated ivy I'm hoping to train into it.

Real Majolica is so expensive, but I grab up cottage look Japanese pieces whenever I can find them. This may have been part of a "range set" from the 50's.

And here is the object of my recent obsession; English vintage white swirl dishes. They were manufactured by Johnson Bros. and Sheffield back in the 60's through 80's. My family had several sets of these, but somehow they got away from me over the years, so I'm trying to piece together plates at least for smaller family gatherings.

Here's my last post where I took you along to the vintage market. 
You'll want to take a peek at all the great vintage spaces.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the few pieces of vintage cottage pieces I grabbed last week. 

Have a great weekend, friends. The weather here is gorgeous!

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode, Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
 Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Home Matters at Southern SunflowersGrace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. Oh my goodness - I am in love with the bird tray from Italy. It is gorgeous! You definitely have some great finds. Thank you for sharing this with the Home Imagined Link Party.

  2. Some lovely finds!


  3. Debra,
    Wow, I love that bird tray and the black pillow. I have some of those swirl dishes. Mine are dessert ones.
    I am actually going to an antique shop tomorrow with my sister. First time in awhile.
    Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things.

  4. Amazing finds, Debra!! Those plates are gorgeous..I can see why you want to find more from the set! That Italian tray is also fabulous. You can do so many fun things with trays!

  5. I always enjoy seeing others' treasures. I had inherited my late mother-in-law's footstool. She had needlepointed a black background with pink roses (my fave!) to cover it. Well, didn't she give me what for when I put MY feet with shoes on up on the now mine footstool. Never made THAT mistake in her presence again! I could never have too many gravy boats; I think the kids' table needs their own and I love one for hot fudge sauce!

  6. Great finds. White dishes are always a must. That needlepoint pillow is adorable. I love needlepoint too. I hope you are well!. I'm catching up with some of my blogging friends.


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