The Estate of Things

the Estate Sale: vintage ceramics

by Sarah on August 9, 2011, one comment

If you’ve got empty bookshelves I think I can help. Here’s the setup,

shelf vignette

Here are the supplies in our Etsy shop, the Estate Sale

vintage Lenox pedestal bowl

vintage Lenox pedestal bowl

vintage Haeger vase pottery
vintage Haeger vase

vintage modern ceramic cup

Modern white cup


vintage Hull pedestal cup

Hull white pedestal vase

vintage Asian blue striped bowl

blue striped bowl

Pop in a little brassiness,

vintage pair brass partridges

vintage brass partridges

vintage brass ginger jar

brass ginger jar


vintage brass bird dish

brass bird dish


the Estate Sale: Vintage Blue Glass Water Jug

by Sarah on August 1, 2011, one comment

My favorite color is turquoise and I’m always drawn to blue glass in shelter mags, around town and at the flea market. I love the utilitarian and coastal look of vintage blue glass water bottles like the one in our Etsy shop, the Estate Sale.

vintage blue glass water bottle

vintage turquoise glass water bottle

You can spot antique demijohns and blue and green glass fairly easily in a variety of interiors. I love them in bathrooms and kitchens paired with wicker or driftwood or catching plenty of sunlight near a window.

Tim Street Porter photo

Steven Gambrel, photo via Tim Street Porter

glass bottle House Beautiful LR

House Beautiful

glass bottle display

In the Emerson Made household they fill their blue glass bottle up with corks.

EmersonMade living room

glass bottle vignette


glass bottle HB

open shelving Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living


the Estate Sale: Vintage Magnifying Glass

by Sarah on July 19, 2011, no comments

As promised, lots of fresh stuff added to the Estate Sale this week and there’s more to come, be sure and take a spin.

This chic little accessory recently added to the shop needs little introduction,

vintage horn magnifying glass

Take a cue from Lisa and make it a part of your table top vignette,

Lisa Giramonti vignette

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