Wednesday, October 19, 2011

new stuff in store

If you are entertaining in a big way for the holidays, you may enjoy a peek at some "new"
vintage just listed in the shop.  The clam shelled double chafing dish is pretty spectacular.
It pairs perfectly with the single, square warmer.  Both have a hollywood regency vibe with lots of white and brass accents and those turned legs.  I've kept them under wraps until now.

Nothing beats good old pyrex for oven to table, and this one has a German made, accordion trivet to boot.  I still have several pieces of the federal glass atomic star series, here.

Another classic is this matte black and gold barware which I have in abundance!  They are available in sets of four, 10 ounce or 12 ounce size.  Looks like it could be a black and white Christmas.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Team Meet Up in North Carolina

If two members constitutes a team, there was a team meet up this past Friday of the Vintage Etsy Street Team. 
Wendy of hilltopcottage on etsy and I met for lunch at Pierro's in the historic Hay Street district of Fayetteville, NC.  A sweet little chalk cat that I had purchased, via Wendy's daughter's shop, was our mascot at the table.   
Can't wait to bring the little guy home to join my collection.

 Pierro's yummy signature salad with broiled shrimp

Downtown Fayetteville, despite rumor and has some wonderful shops for vintage hunters!  I love the art deco letter forms on this storefront.

 Wendy took me to two of her faves, the Cotton Exchange and the Livery, where she used to rent a physical space.  I was tempted by the full Shriner's costume, but settled on those fab safety glasses in their original packaging and some other small, packable goodies.
I was grateful to meet another involved "vesties" team-mate.  This marks my third official regional meet up since Los Angeles this summer and the Junk Bonanza last month.  Personal connection really helps to build foundation to the virtual team experience.  Thanks Wendy!