Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying my posts about some of the wonderful vintage blogs that provide week after week of vintage goodness. Today’s Vintage Blog of the Week, The Blue Willow House, owned and operated by Sharon, is one you won’t want to miss. Sharon took up blogging a year and half ago, after retiring from the corporate world. In a recent post, she explained why she blogs: “I blog because I love it and the joy it brings to my life.” We can tell, Sharon, and you bring joy to our lives, too.

What She Buys

With a skilled eye for selecting terrific vintage wares, Sharon often shares her purchases with her readers.

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

I immediately fell in love with this french enamel water pitcher, and pairing it with the clocks is so appealing. I’ve been searching for a pitcher like hers ever since.

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

Sharon discovered this handsome fellow at a thrift store and decided he had to come home with her. I can see why…

What She Collects

Sharon has several collections; here are two: 

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

In a spring-time post, Sharon shared with us some of her beautiful ironstone collection.

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

And of course, Sharon collects blue willow, lots and lots of blue willow, 
including this sweet child’s tea set.

How She Decorates

Sharon has marvelous decorating sensibilities, and she frequently shares decorating ideas that involve some sort of up-cycling aspect.

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

In this case, she upcycled a cabinet door purchased at a Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. Looks terrific with some of her ironstone, doesn’t it?

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

Sharon just recently transformed her master bedroom with some lovely navy blue decorative items. It looks so fresh and inviting. (Her love for blue and white just comes out naturally, doesn’t it?)

How She Sells

Until very recently, Sharon only bought vintage; she never sold. But in September she added “dealer” to the list of hats she already wears (blogger, buyer, decorator, mother, grandmother…) Welcome to this crazy world of selling, Sharon!

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

After asking her readers for input, Sharon decided to sell in a bricks-and-mortar store rather than than via Etsy. Since making her choice, she has opened a booth at Treasure Hunt Antique Mall in Powder Springs, Georgia. This photo shows her booth just as she was beginning to set up. Lots of goodies on those shelves!

How She Helps Others

I found out something about Sharon that you might not know. Her DIY Blogger’s Group has worked with Dwell With Dignity, a Texas non-profit that “brings good design to those less fortunate.”

Vintage Blog of the Week: The Blue Willow House

An example of a room they helped to transform. What a tremendous blessing for the forty or so families who’ve been helped by Dwell With Dignity. More power to you, Sharon!
I hope you will visit Sharon’s blog and social media.
Give her some likes for me, will you?
Bye for now,

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  1. I never knew she was so close to me. I love her fall decor with the blue willow and the orange of pumpkins. Wishing you success, Sharon!

  2. Wow. I know that is a booth I would be spending a lot of time in. Love the aluminum spice set, the Jewel Tea bowl..awesome!

  3. Sharon has an amazing eye for decor! Thanks for sharing more info about her. And Dwell With Dignity is such a beautiful idea. Thanks for linking up at Vintage Bliss Tuesday. Jo

  4. I love your weekly feature of a blog. I have never visited Sharon so I am off to visit! Thanks Diane.

    Hugs, Dianne

  5. I often visit Sharons blog. She does have a great eye for decorating. Love her ironstone and blue and white collections. Plus the trunks at the bottom of her bed made me drool! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. So fun to learn about another great blog…off to visit! Thanks for sharing it with us! Blessings, Cecilia

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