Welcome to "Vintage Goods"

Welcome to "Vintage Goods"

Friday, December 28, 2012

Top Five of 2012

This past year has been so wonderful thanks to all of you. I`m so excited to say I have had over 17000 page-views since last February of 2012. I have met so many talented bloggers that share the love in creativity. I hope to continue to grow and meet many more of you in 2013.
Here`s the top five you all love and I got to tell you I did too!
The French Bureau! I had to get this out of my  house cause I love it!
Old metal spray painted awful trunk that turn out fabulous!
 Sweet Dreams antoinette bedroom set. Beautiful and love every piece! 
This one was a keeper! I love Louis!
Ellie`s room. So pretty for sweet little Ellie.

This past year I also participated in my hometown festival in August. Oh my goodness what a experience that was. So much work but so thankful and can`t wait till 2013!

Thanks to all the bloggers for such fun parties to participate and to get to know one and another. Its been a fun year and look forward to 2013.  Thanks again for your sweet comments of encouragement. I`m hopeful for more followers in 2013 and if you don`t mind follow along in 2013! 
Happy New Year!


Sharing with a few friends.

Miss Mustard Seed
Shades of Amber
Privitive & Proper
The Shabby Nest
Fox Hollow Cottage
Doodles and Stitches
Cowgirl Up
Homespun Happenings

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas House Tour

Just love this time of year. The house is filled with Christmas cheer and would love to share with all of you.
 The fireplace is filled with my collection of vintage Santa`s.
 This vintage print I purchased many years ago at a flea market. I just love it. Some of the details in the picture are amazing. Love all the colors.
The little boy in the picture with Santa is my son who is now 35 years old. I absolutely love this picture of him and Santa.
 My Dads vintage ruler is my star on top of my tree.
 Old grocery cart filled with vintage Christmas decor and Mr. and Mrs. Santa rabbit, I made these years ago.
Old Frosty`s with cigars and pipes in there mouth, so funny.
Christmas vintage at the end of the hall.
This is the first year I had my china hutch in the kitchen. So excited to fill it with my Sandi Gore Evans snowmen collection.
Just painted this little cabinet to display move SGE ornaments.
I guess you could say I absolutely love Christmas. I try to make our house welcome and comfortable for my family and guests. I have been collecting  Christmas decor for years. Thanks for visiting and always love reading your comments.
Sharing with a new blog friend, shabbynest.blogspot.com  

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Handmade with Love

 My love for vintage quilts have inspired many simple projects. Sharing with you today my snowmen I made over many years.

My love for old quilts and buttons are used on each snowman.
So fun to make each one different.
 Remnants of salvaged old doilies I often use too. 
Love how each one looks so different thru the years of making them.
Sending blessings to all during this difficult time.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Shopping Spree

Time is flying this month. Were all so busy this time of the year. This weekend is our big sale at the antique mall.
This is one of our best sales of the year.
Hope you can make it!
Have a fun weekend!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Welcome to my Hometown

Happy Weekend! So many fun events happening this weekend.  This weekend is the 
secondhandchicmarketplace.com  Holiday Market. These fabulous ladies have once again done a beautiful job. The store is all deck out for Christmas and is a wonderful place to shop for some fantastic bargains. Were open Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-4.
 While your on Second St. be sure and visit FrenchTown Country Market and Toni will be in her shop all weekend at shabbyshoppevintage.blogspot.com. Toni has some gorgeous vintage furs and gowns in her shop. If your looking for vintage clothing Toni probably has it.
 Been busy with my burlap wreaths. Just love the green burlap. My wreaths are available to purchase at
"Toodaloo" on Main St. in St. Charles.
Sue is a very talented artist and also my Annie Sloan dealer. Main St. is just so festive this time of the year and worth the drive thru during the holidays with a wonderful light display. All the stores are open late Friday and Saturdays till 9pm.
 The St. Charles Antique Mall is opened everyday 10-6pm. My booth 143 is looking a lot like Christmas and will love if you could visit.

Happy Shopping and thank you for your visit.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thank you

Thank you to shadesofamberinc.blogspot.com featuring my "Little Louis" heywood wakefield vintage table.
 Amber has a exciting guest coming to her shop, missmustardseed.com

Miss Mustard Seed, Marian Parsons has been my inspiration of this blog and most important, my painting.
Hopefully Marian would be visiting us in the mid-west soon. I can`t wait to meet Marian and thank her. 
Marian new book "Inspired You" is beautifully photograph with wonderful ideas and a encouragement to express yourself in your own home. I love the book and I think all of you will too.

Still working on decorating the house for Christmas, hoping to be able to share with all of you soon.
Thank you and always love reading your comments.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Small Business Saturday

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in a big way.
Shop small in your community. It really makes a big different!
Support local businesses you Love!
 If your in the area be sure and shop our historic FrenchTown as these fabulous ladies are all deck out for the holidays. St. Charles Antique mall open 10-6 all weekend.
Happy Shopping, thanks,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I absolutely love this time of year. The cooking, decorating and visiting with friends and family I so love.
The weather here in Missouri has been great to get outside work done for the holidays.
I would like to welcome you to my front porch all deck out for winter. 
My old brass chandelier spray painted black hangs here year round, love looking at it from the street.
  Collection of old skates and sleds.
Love old ball jars and always finding a way to display them.
 Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

Sharing with Funky Junk Interiors 101 Ways to Decorate with Mason Jars.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Little Louis

Love this solid Heywood Wakefield nightstand. So many pretty details just not visitable with all the wood stain. And of course I cannot find before pictures. Sorry.
 Louis Blue and Old White with clear and dark wax really brought out the details of this piece.
I used the original hardware and lined the drawer with some vintage paper I found.
 Love the dark wax.
Cute size with lots of storage.
 Thanks for stopping by and I can`t wait to show you my winter front porch next time. A little sneak peak and hope your having a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Weekend

Busy getting ready for the holidays. Happy Weekend as I leave you with some pictures of the antique mall.
Remember were open 10-6 Monday thru Sunday, St. Charles Antique Mall Booth 143.
Just in case you need a ride, the carriages are available downtown, just love living here in the big little small town.

Happy Weekend !

Monday, October 29, 2012

Coco and Aubusson

 I found this old dresser while on vacation in the heartland. I wanted to try something different. Here`s the before shot. Beat up and needed lots of attention to be put back together.
Add some Annie Sloan in Coco and Aubusson Blue.
I love it open!
Lots of dark wax.
I added the wood appliques on the front.

Vintage paper lined the drawers and I used all the original hardware.
Its still sitting in my living room. I`m still staring at it.

 I must admit the color idea came from Janet theemptynest-janet.blogspot.com Janet does beautiful work and I just love her china hutch she did in these colors.
Thinking of all you on the east coast tonight, be safe.
Sharing with a few blog friends.

Primitive and Proper
Shades of Amber
Miss Mustard Seed
Cowgirl Up
Ivy and Elephants
Homespun Happenings
Knot Too Shabby