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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I love vintage..!

There is just something about a piece of old furniture, an old hat box or just a piece of vintage jewellery that has come from days gone by. Have you ever wondered what previous owners they've had and what stories they could tell.

In these modern times, with so much hustle and bustle, there quiet presence in my home give me great joy and a sense of a time when life was simple yet filled with such beauty.  Perhaps they hint to me of a time when my parents were children,  of old Doris Day songs and elegant ladies and real gentlemen. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine and go back 100 yrs (true!) even for just a day, like Meg Ryan did in that movie with Hugh Jackman. I also wish I could remember what it was called!

So perhaps that is why I love going to garage sales, thrift shops, antique malls and swaps. The thought of finding something new to transport me back again and again is just tooo alluring!!!!!!!    take care, Maryann


Tanza said...

Hi Maryann,
I LOVE when you share pics of your home .. It is soo lovely !! That vanity in your daughters room is to die for SWEET !! I myself prefer anything vintage than something NeW .. sooo much more charming .. Everyhting was made soo much better back in the day !!

Oooh well sweet one, have a happy day, I'm off to ebay, looking for a pretty FuLL size duvet for my daughters bed .. Soo hard to find pretty PiNk And roses .. Not soo many at Target anymore .. I adore Rachell Ashwells prints STILL !! I'm hoping to find something on ebay ..
Big HuGs ~TeA~ xo

rosenresli said...

Dear Maryann,

the second picture is gorgeous. I love the old chippy furnitures in this wonderful pale green colour. It remembers me on past times in the garden from my grandma.
I love flea and antiyue markets too and I´m always finding little treasures to make my home and garden warm and cozy. My husband said he feels like in a museum. But I think we have always a place for a rusty old bit with a nostalgic story.

Enjoy you beautiful home,

Tanja from germany

rosenresli said...

Dear Maryann,

I love the last picture with the old chippy furnitures in this soft pale green. How wonderful!

many greetings from germany,

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I love all your photos today Maryann, it certainly brings a peace to my soul. The vanity is a lovely piece with the end being round... wow that is so cool. What a nice color on the table and it looks so quaint on the porch. I think you really put me back into time... great job girl!


Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Maryann,
I LOVE your porch table and chairs, and that vintage bicycle is too cute! I agree with's like taking a trip through history every time I go antiquing.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Lucinda Obrien said...

Hi Maryanne....I too adore vintage.It is so homely and welcoming.I'm not sure how far away you live from me but this Sat @10.30 some bloggers are coming to my shop for Devonshire Tea if you are interested!
Have a great day!

our shabby cottage said...

Your daughter's room looks so beautiful and I love the green table and chairs you have out on the front porch too.
Did you decide on your flooring?

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

LOVE that second pic with the green setting, soooo serene. I LOVE VINTAGE TOO!!! (as you know lol) and pssst you need to add my new typepad link to your blog roll as I'm not using the blogger blog anymore. Dont want you to lose me :0))

shabbydreaming said...

me too!!! Love the table and chairs out on the porch!! Lovely!!


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