Vintage Swap

Not that I never need an excuse to shop – but Paige from The Pink Clutch gave me the perfect excuse to head out thrifting for a fun Vintage Swap.  I signed up to go out and shop for a fellow vintage-enthusiast, Paige paired us up, and we shipped out our vintage surprises to our partners.  Can I just say HOW FUN this was?!

I was paired up with a fellow blogger with amazing style and a great eye for design: Shelly from ConfettiStyle.  Please check out her blog – you will seriously fall in love!

I was so excited to receive this box in the mail – I knew it would be something great!

Vintage Swap

Can you stand the suspense??!

Hobnail milkglass bowl from ConfettiStyle

How gorgeous is this hobnail milkglass bowl?  I was literally just talking about hobnail and how much I love it!  I am in love with the feet on this bowl, and the scallped edge.   I know I can find uses for it throughout the year.  Right now, it was screaming for some hydrangeas!

hobnail milkglass bowl from confettistyle

I wanted to keep this beautiful bowl in the center of my table where I can enjoy it daily.  I arranged some fern leaves and a mix of our hydrangeas in the bowl.  It is so sweet – it brings a smile to my face!

Thank you, Shelly, for this gorgeous bowl!  I will enjoy it for many years to come, and will always remember this fun experience!

Head over to ConfettiStyle to see which of these made it’s way to Shelly from Pursuing Vintage.

blue and white vintage goodies from Pursuing Vintage

And don’t forget to check out The Pink Clutch to see the other fun Vintage Swap participants!


Repro Thursday – Hobnail

Repro ThursdayI’ve always loved the simple white of hobnail milk glass.  The pieces are so innocent and charming.

Hobnail Milk Glass Collection

via The Family Chapters


I was skimming through my latest Grandin Road catalog and fell in love with these extra-large “Hobnob Collection Planters“.

The pieces are part of a collection designed by David Bromstad of HGTV fame.

The pieces are made of resin, and each is on a pedestal with a lid.  The tallest sits at 46″ high.  (For reference, that is taller than my five year old son!).


Grandin Road Hobnob Collection Planters


If I had a large pool-side patio, these planters would find their way to my house.

Alas, I’ll have to settle for smaller hobnail.

Hobnail Milk Glass Canister : Pursuing Vintage


Creative Kids Book Storage

I came across funky vintage children’s reference books recently – I was drawn to their colorful spines.

How and Why Library / Vintage Books /

They were published in 1953.  A flip through one of these books is like taking a ride in a time machine.

Vintage Children's Books /

Vintage Children's Books /

This set of books got me thinking about creative ways to store and display books in a child’s room.   Here are some of my favorite ideas:


An old library cart tugs at my heart – I’ve always loved libraries!

library cart

via allendesigns


How charming is this little red wagon?!  I’m sure my boys wouldn’t be tempted to pull the wagon around the house……

wagon as bookshelf / Creative Book Storage / Pursuing Vintage

via Ivy Clad


Though this example isn’t from a kid’s room, I just LOVE this idea, and think it would be perfect for a vintage-inspired room.

lockers as bookshelf / Creative Book Storage / Pursuing Vintage

via Life Made Lovely


I think any of these storage/display options would look cute with colorful books and vintage accessories.  I’m now on the lookout for a vintage library cart or vintage lockers for Baby Boy’s room.  (One of these days it will get that makeover I’ve been dreaming of!).

The set of colorful vintage children’s books is available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop!