Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Antique Bottles!

On a recent trip, I found tons of these wonderful antique bottles! My mind went wild with ideas for their use. First I thought they would be perfect for little sprigs of flowers. And as you can see they are! They have two nice flat sides so they would be easy to repurpose. A vintage decal or perfume bottle label, some sparkle and some Mod Podge ~ then old pieces of jewelry and ribbon and it's a gorgeous vanity bottle! I also thought they would make great favors and/or name plates at a tea or shower. There are tons of pretty stickers available at places like Michaels. Just write in the guests name, add a wild flower stem and wait for the Wows! 

Of course I had to know the history. I purchased an entire box of these from sweet couple that were bottle dealers. They said they picked them up from a museum action in Indiana. Apparently boxes of these were donated, but the museum only had room for so many, so the rest went to auction. The dealers believe these date from the late 1800's to the early 1900's and were probably perfume bottles. The museum did not provide them with any information and they are basing this on their years of expertise in the antique bottle business. While I love background information on my finds, I'm not sure it entirely matters as they are WONDERFUL just loaded with cozy cottage charm!!

 I'm keeping some and selling the rest at The Pink Rose Cottage. They are available singly or in a group of three.  My personal favorite is groups of three. I have three on my kitchen windowsill right now and I'm looking forward to more summer blossoms so I can change them often!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gorgeous Vintage Tablecloths!

I'm showcasing two gorgeous vintage tablecloths from The Pink Rose Cottage!

First is a gorgeous, unused, and in the original box Wilendur! The pattern is called "Painted Daisy". Got to love it because it's pink!

And the second vintage tablecloth is another stunner! A fantastic Southern Belle with scenes from her day. 

I'd love to have you visit The Pink Rose Cottage! Tons of vintage tablecloths for the linen lover!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Shabby Chic Vintage Tablecloths!

 Added some wonderfully shabby chic vintage tablecloths to The Pink Rose Cottage today.

 These tablecloths are "no worry" cloths. They aren't perfect, but nice to use and will set a gorgeous table.
 There are a few cutters in the group as well. Perfect if you make pillows, window treatments, and more!

You can find these bargain beauties and more in the Vintage Printed Tablecloths category.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

6 Years

I haven't been the best at blogging lately, but today is a very important day. Six years ago today, my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It's a day that changed her life and our family's life forever. 

Six years later it's still a scary disease, but she's learned how to incorporate it into her life. She is away at college studying Sports Medicine and plays on the women's basketball team. It hasn't been easy, it probably never will be, but she handles it with more strength then I ever thought possible. 

So on her diagnosis anniversary, I'm so very grateful that she is doing so well. And once again I share the symptoms of this deadly disease. Knowledge is power. It could save a life.
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. 
Left untreated, this is a very serious, life threatening disease. Most people are admitted to the hospital at diagnosis with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) which can lead to coma and then death. So please never brush off these symptoms. A person does not have to have all of them.

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes:

Increased thirst and frequent urination

Extreme hunger
Weight loss
Blurred vision
Sweet smelling breath 
Love you Corrinne!
We're so very proud of you!