Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vintage Faves & THE Giveaway!

Hi all.
I'm hoping that your week has been blessed with some fun vintage finds.
I thought I'd share a few of my favorite finds that have been with me for quite some time now.
Here's a pic of one of my favorite little areas of the house.

It's just inside the entryway, so as soon as folks enter the house, they know that they've entered a sweet vintage-inspired home.

All the way to the left is a creamer & sugar set.

No, they're not Fiesta, but they looked close enough to the beloved Fiesta, so I snagged them off eBay for almost nothing.

See the sweet little tea set?

These were actually designed by Sigg of Switzerland.
Sigg still makes those adorable water bottles that my kids are always wanting more of!
I found this tea set in Switzerland several years ago, and I'm really bummed that it was wayyyyy before I even had my business in mind.

It turns out that these babies are quite rare and worth some bank. They aren't leaving my house.
Not for anything!
I love these pieces. A lot.

The floral black tin was also a fabulous Switzerland find.

Next up is my most favorite enamelware bowl.

I use this a lot to display small items in some of my shows, but it's never for sale!
Love it.

The little black tea cups that are pictured are French and I featured them recently in this blog.

They were worthy of their own little write-up!

If you're wondering what all of these little things are perched upon, it's my most incredible find ever...

My German schrank.

I'll write about this sweet thing in a future post.
It's my end-all-be-all of vintage finds in Europe.

Okay, enough of my hoarding for now.

In March I promised that I would host a GiveAway upon returning from my buying trip. it is!

The giveAway starts right now (immediately!) and ends Monday night (April 18th), 8pm Central time.

The winner gets to choose from one (uno, eins, un) of the following items...

A set of 3 mini pewter chargers.
4" in diameter & each has a little hanging hole on the back.
Perfect for an Oma-inspired kitchen!


A fun little retro doily.
Measures 23 x 11" and is in perfect vintage condition.


This fabulous Victorian inspired doily.
Incredible jacquard weave and measures 15 x 8".

How to win??? It's quite simple.
-become a follower of my blog and leave a comment, letting me know that you've joined our little crew. In your comment, let me know which one vintage freebie that you would like to take home with you. (for those of you who are already following (God bless you...), leave a comment letting me know which freebie you like best!

for additional entries...
- "Like" our Facebook page.
-follow us on Twitter
-and...if you post a little something on your blog, telling your followers about this giveAway, it's worth an additional 2 entries.
If you do put this on your blog, be sure to let me know so I can count these entries as well!

That's it for now.
Best of luck to each of you & have a blessed weekend!

Linkys! Join us!



Blue Creek Home said...

Your French teacups are so pretty. I love the colors inside!
You truly have some beautiful pieces and I appreciate you sharing them at Treasure Hunt Thursday.

beetree said...

I don't know if you'll go back to my blog to read this, so I'm saying it again here- I was just reading your post, and I heard my phone ping that I had an email- it was you leaving a comment on my blog! What a weird, cool connection! I SOOOO love your German schrank- I cannot wait to read your post on that one! Thanks for the giveaway...At first I was going to pick the pewter chargers, but I think I have to go with the retro's growing on me :) And I do love those french cups...they are just beautiful!

The enchanted home said...

Hi new here..what a fun blog. Those mini pewter charges are the thrill of finding a great vintage find! I will be back..please visit me too, have a newish blog about the building of our new home and my love for design and decor..hope you will stop by!!

Lisa said...

I'm following now! Yahoo!


Decor To Adore said...

I love all the color that you use in your home. That tea set is indeed divine!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I certainly am enjoying looking through your beautiful blog! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win these fabulous things. I would have to pick the shabby doily. I love those things! I have become a follower. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Christie said...

Such lovely things over here! Thank you for visiting Three Pixie Lane! Your newest follower, Christie

Curtains in My Tree said...


Thanks for the drawing I would love to have those little chargers if my name is choosen.

I like the black tea cups also. I don't think I have seen those around where I shop for treasures.
Now that I said that I will find some and think of you.

Your german shrank is like our Hoosier cabinets here very useful and hold lots of treasures.


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm a new follower and I love all the kitsch -- getting ready to re-do my kitchen around a 40's vintage kitchen set -- would love those chargers!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

I Love your cupboard & I think my favorite thing on top is that flowered enamel bowl.... Beautiful
Thanks for following along~
Have a Wonderful Weekend

annechovie said...

Your collections are very charming and cheery, Diane! Have a great wknd!

Debra@CommonGround said...

ohmygosh, that enameled floral bowl!! I'm in love! Thanks for sharing it with us at VIF! xo Debra

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love your treasures- what neat little enamel pieces and gorgeous black tin- just love the colors! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)


I too am drooling over your Swiss beauties, I specially love your tea set, it's gorgeous! I love your cupboard piece to keep your lovelies too. I just became your follower to visit more, hope you like to follow as well. I wrote something on the china if you go back to my post you'll read it, it's in the buttom of the pics. Thank you for coming by nice lady, and for the lovelie comments.
Happy Sunday.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I can't even pronounce that word for the cabinet but I LOVE it! Reminds me of a fancy Hoosier cabinet! What wonderful things you have there!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

SueLovesCherries said...

Awesome stuff! I know what a schrank is! (I lived in Germany many years ago) Your colorful creamer and sugar is Homer Laughlin's Harlequin pattern - which you probably already know!

carolyn bradford said...

I'm very excited about finding your blog and even more so about our new blogging group! I love this post and I love all of your give aways! It would be hard to pick just one! Hope to talk with our group soon and I certainly need pointers from all of you!
Carolyn Bradford

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Diane, that cabinet is amazing! What a wonderful piece of furniture. I can't wait to read all about it. You have some real treasures displayed on it. Of course, I loved those tea cups the first time I saw them. That Swiss tea set is awesome, and weren't you smart to buy it before it became so valuable! I hope I'm already a follower, because Blogger won't let me "follow" any more blogs until I delete myself from some I'm already following. If I had the chance, I'd pick the little pewter chargers. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

cocoa and coconut said...

What pretty things you have in your home! I love collecting pieces from my travels too.

Unknown said...

Hi there! I am Nicola from your blog group at blog guidebook. So great to meet you, your blog is lovely. I am very excited about our little group! x

Bargain Hoot said...

Hi, I'm Rene' from the Blog GuideBook club. So nice to meet you!

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful! I love all of your treasures. Thanks for linking it up!

PCovi said...

Switzerland! Now that is something to dream about. I love your enamelware bowl!

Becky said...

I love your schrank, always wanted one, had them in the military thrift store in Frankfurt every time I went, but never got one. Thanks for following me @ Life or Something Like It. Following back.

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