Hi friends! Today I’m starting a new, regular series: Vintage Blog of the Week. I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, and along the way I have discovered some great blogs that provide terrific vintage information, stories, photographs and more. I thought my readers might be interested in hearing about some of these bloggers–both large and small–who add so much to the community of vintage bloggers and blogging in general. Distressed Donna Down Home is my very first choice. [Note: This post was revised 2.28.16.]
A prolific DIYer, Donna is never afraid to apply a coat of paint or two to something in need of new life, like this Corsican table. Just beautiful.
Donna is known for her bleached, bottle brush Christmas trees and has bleached hundreds of them over the years. Some she sells au natural, others get a hint of pink or some other festive color. No matter the shade, they are darling. Read Bleaching Bottle Brush Trees for the low down on how to replicate her process.
Donna is an avid vintage shopper who finds her wares at thrifts, estate sales, junk shops–you name it and she shops it. She uncovers some phenomenal treasures and is absolutely not afraid to buy in quantity, nor does size ever stop her. If she can sell it, she’ll buy it.
She finds the best stuff, like these vintage picnic baskets…
and this fabulous, silver-plated Champagne bucket. Wouldn’t it looks stunning filled with lilacs or pink roses?
Donna owns an Etsy shop, Distressed Donna, filled with all kinds of goodies: metal letters, keys, hand-crafted lovelies, and other wonderful, vintage wares. The three tags above (gorgeous, aren’t they?) are available for just $7. [Note: As of 3.11.16, Donna was taking a break from her shop, but promised to return shortly.]
Donna also rents a booth at the Riverfront Antique Mall in North August, SC, where she sells almost anything you can think of–large furniture to smalls, as well as upcycled and hand-crafted items. If you live nearby, you should definitely visit. I would.
I sure hope you’ll take a minute or two to pop over and visit Donna
and follow and like her on social media. Thanks!