Everything listed under: pick of the week

  • Pick of the Week

    I haven't done one of these in awhile, but I have picked up a couple of treasures recently that are pretty special.  The one I am going to share today is not super unique.  You can find them pretty easily, either on craigslist, etsy or a local garage sale.  The question most people ask is, "what do I do with it?"  They usually take up a good bit of space, don't work and like this one, weighs a TON!    

    The Classic Typewriter!

    This typewriter is a beauty. It has such a masculine quality that really gives it a bold presence, especially in photos!

    So what do I do with this thing that weighs a TON and isn't really usable to write my first novel?

    Take pictures with it, of course.

     If you would like to see all the pictures from this Vintage Styled Bridal Shoot click on the link below,

    http://www.thevintagecompany.co/vintage-bridal-photo-shoot-hannah-mulligan-photography/

    Hope you all have a Great Day!

        Mandy

  • Pick of the Week

    This pick is definitely one that I am very tempted to keep. I even tried to find the perfect spot in my mom's house so that it would just stay in the family. But its something I have to remind myself, this is a business.  So here it is.............

     

    This scale is the perfect vintage piece.  I love scales in kitchens with fruit on them. In living rooms on book shelves with books on them.  I love the rust with the white peeking through.  I also love the words stamped on it "Penn Scale"  Ok......I LOVE IT!!

    With that said.. I am listing it in my shop on etsy, so if your interested in purchasing this pick along with my others please visit my shop 

    Mandy

     

     

     

     

  • Pick of the Week

    Yes, in case you were wondering I do love the show “American Pickers.”   If you don’t watch it or have never seen it, you are missing out.  Besides Painted Furniture, I also sell some of my vintage finds at the Sweet Olive Café. What I would like to do is have a regular post and show you what my new pick of the week is.

    So this week its one of my favorites and greatest finds ever,  it’s a vintage paper roller.

    I can just picture this paper roll holder ( I really don't know the technical term) on a counter in a old general store.  I have always admired these paper rollers in magazines and catalogs ( the pottery barn catalog)  and when I saw this one at a local flea market, I knew it was going to be mine.  The wood has a gorgeous patina and its the perfect size.  They apparently come in many different sizes, I have seen a few on etsy but they don’t stay very long.

    Next week I plan to share a pick that I am actually going to sell at Sweet Olive, for now I am going to keep this one!!!

     

     

     Mandy

     

About Me

My name is Mandy and I love finding something old, outdated and giving it a new life using paint. The process I use to restore my furniture is an Art. Not only do I tediously pick and build every piece by hand but I only get pieces that I truely love. If I love a piece of furniture I will spend the time that is needed to hand-paint, distress, sand and wax every nook and cranny.


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