Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming this week’s Vintage Blog of the Week—Timeless Treasures, authored by Audrey, a lovely lady who has been blogging since November 2011. Many, many bloggers are well-acquainted with this special blogger because she is a faithful reader and encouraging commentor on a vast number of blogs. She deserves an award for her many kindnesses!
She Crafts & DIYs
Audrey is a crafter extraordinaire, undertaking just about any type of craft or DIY project you can think of. With a little help from her husband, she even does wood-working.
I think this magazine rack upcycle project is so clever. What a neat way to store your dustpan and hand brooms. The broom “wraps” are darling, too.
Audrey, like many of us vintage lovers, buys her pieces at any number of different outlets.
She purchased this lot of goodies one day from two different venues–a barn sale and storage unit sale. I thought only the “big dogs” could buy storage units; maybe Audrey will take me with her one day…
Speaking of which, I would pay good money to meet the “old peddler by the side of the road” who sold her these three incredible, 19th century lanterns, at the prices in the parenthesis. I’m dying here.
She also shops at estate sales and finds great pieces like this basket, mid-century metal stand and armful of spools. I guess if vintage is being sold anywhere in Texas, there’s a good chance Audrey is there.
I don’t believe I’ve mentioned that Audrey is a very young 83 years old(!) She confided to me that she doesn’t feel it, and she certainly doesn’t look it or act it. Her decorating style is right up to the minute in so many ways. She hasn’t stopped following decorating trends or given up on trying out new ideas, and I don’t believe she ever will. Here’s just a taste of her decorating abilities.
Isn’t this Welch cupboard to die for? And it’s a relatively new purchase, not a family heirloom. Like I said, Audrey continually updates and redecorates her home.
Back in 2011, before I’d even heard of decorating with drop cloths, Audrey made these beautiful drop cloth curtains with hand-made antler button decoration. Definitely worth a read.
Here’s a sample of some of Audrey’s winter decor. She’s intermingled antiques (the crock and basket), with vintage (the chess board and clock), and natural elements (the flowers and fern), all to stunning effect.
One of her lastest projects is a complete remodel of her master bath and it must be seen to be believed. I’m telling you, the lady knows how to decorate.
But I’ve saved the best for last. This trio of divine, c.1905 stained glass windows grace one of the rooms in Audrey’s home. She bought them a few decades ago from a “guy” who demolishes old homes. I’m telling you, this is another one of her “guys” who I’d love to meet one day.
Audrey collects all kinds of vintage and antique items. You saw her crockery in the Welch cupboard (above), and she has some wonderful pottery, lovely baskets, and cool vintage clocks.
In a post from last May, Audrey shared her ironstone collection with us. I’m loving this stack of graduated platters.
Audrey has quite a collection of vintage kitchen wares. A while back, Country Living had an article containing the very egg scale Audrey already owned, so she wrote up a fun post about it. At the end, she told us how much her terrific, c. 1940s egg scale is worth–$100(!).