Friday, May 23, 2014

Lisa and Nikki's Friday Finds!

Hi Friends:

What has inspired and delighted us this week? Here they are - the sights, sounds, tastes and one-of-a-kinds we loved!
Up in our neck of the woods, summer has finally arrived; spring never made it! We love the idea of using vintage wash tubs for container gardening. Find these at flea markets and get your herbs and veggies going!
Fill a tray with vintage tomato pincushions for a summery centerpiece! They really make us think of the real thing!
 Make a bouquet with vintage glass beaded flowers. The workmanship leaves us in awe!
Look at this spotted during Texas Antique Week. Typewriter key magnets - what a great idea for notes on the fridge!
Are you familiar with It's one of the largest organizations of young people working for social change. We love their Thumb Wars Campaign where you can send friends thumb socks to encourage them not to text and drive. Now that's doing something!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Five Ways to Use a Vintage Sugar Bowl!

Hi Friends:

It's no secret we love layering in one-of-a-kind vintage items to create warmth and charm. Repurposing pieces extends their usefulness and adds an unexpected element. With that said, here are our top five ways to use a vintage sugar bowl:
 Add flowers and you have a sweet vase. A large silver plated sugar bowl looks great with a small ivy plant tucked inside. 
Cut glass sugar bowls add a little functional elegance to cosmetics and toiletries.
A great way to corral office supplies!
And then, of course, you could use them for sugar!

Find them at antique stores and flea markets or contact Georgia's if you see one you can't live without; we keep them in stock!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lisa and Nikki's Friday Vintage Finds!

Chicago Botanic Garden (no filter)
Hi Friends:

We've got some catching up to do! We've been on the road, participating in shows and have so much to share with you. So from Georgia to Cleveland to the Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair - here they are, the vintage finds and one-of-a-kinds that have inspired and delighted us. And yes, more to come! 
How wonderful is this over-sized ottoman upholstered in vintage grain sack fabric!
 A glimpse at Georgia's booth at the Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair.
This antique wrought iron fence piece is in Georgia's inventory. It's perfect for a headboard, wall hanging or used in a coffee table like the one below.

Beautiful embroidered linen sachets with vintage lace trim. These sachets were filled with French lavender. What a great gift for the bride-to-be!
Vintage English Winstanley Pottery brown hares with glass eyes from Poverty Hollow Enterprises. We loved these guys ranging in size from 6 to 12 inches. How perfect are they for decorating a spring table or tucking into a sideboard or mantel.
Also from Poverty Hollow, vintage ceramic dog and cat head wine stoppers! Too cute!
And this 1920's Chesterfield sofa! Found in a home library in England, we thought it was in amazing shape. "Chester" came home with us! 

Have a good weekend, friends!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair!

Hi Friends:

What have we been up to here at Georgia's? We've been buying, polishing, and arranging our finds for the Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair. We are celebrating spring at one of the most beautiful shows in the country and will be taking lots of pictures so you, too, can be inspired! Have a look at some of the garden inspired finds we are bringing along:
 Antique cast iron planter sporting ivy, golden moss and calandiva.
Dessert plates: Limoge, Spode, Royal Albert and more!
Victorian cast iron flower basket door stop. Perfect for welcoming spring!
A great collection of vintage wicker wrapped bottles.

Vintage china place setting cigarette holders repurposed as mini planters.

We'll share more next week, in the meantime, have a great weekend from Georgia's!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lisa and Nikki's Friday Finds!

Happy Friday Friends:

What has inspired and delighted us this week? Here they are - the sights, sounds, tastes and one-of-a-kinds we loved!
Check out this vintage brass lamp. We love the over-sized shade and the bulbous base. This beauty is for sale, contact us if you are interested.
On our recent trip to Nashville, we fell for this cast iron vase that was sitting in a local antique store. We can't wait to fill it with moss and a cute plant for display (and sale) at the upcoming Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair. If you are local, we'd love to see you!
How pretty is this vintage Akro agate slag glass planter! We love.
We're jealous! This picture of beignets and cafe au lait was sent to us from our favorite patron of Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Thank you for the pic, but next time send the beignets!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Top 3 Places for a Mirrored Vanity Tray!

Mirror, mirror on the vanity? ...or dresser, or chest of drawers, or even the wall! That's right, we are talking about mirrored vanity trays and the three places we love them most.

Here goes:
1. We love a mirrored tray where else but in a bathroom. These vintage beauties, that come in an array of shapes and sizes, are perfect for  perfume bottles and miscellaneous vessels that hold everything from jewelry to bathroom essentials.
2. How about placing a large tray on a dresser or chest of drawers in the bedroom. Not only will the gold filigree add elegance and charm to your dresser top, but the tray is also a perfect place to display a cute flower arrangement or corral sentimental collectibles.
3. And finally, on a wall. Add a mirrored tray to a gallery wall or display a collection of vanity trays on a wall. The possibilities are endless with these oh so usable relics from the past.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lisa and Nikki's Friday Finds!

Happy Friday Friends:

What has inspired and delighted us this week? Here they are - the sights, sounds, tastes and one-of-a-kinds we loved!
There is just something so homey about vintage blue and white china. We understand why it's so collectible!
How much do you love this antique brown transferware butter pat plate! These plates are perfect for corralling the little things: paper clips, rings, pills and they look charming!
As you may know from our previous post, Cooking With Cast Iron, we love cast iron cookware. The history in this display left us in awe. If you own a cast iron skillet give this PureWow Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe a try:
While we're talking food, have you heard of LYFE Kitchen restaurants? We are excited to see the arrival of this restaurant committed to intelligent eating, freshness, local sourcing and sustainability. Ready in minutes, LYFE serves up inspired, delicious, good-for-you dishes. It's fast food that takes care of your body!
We spotted this bunny rabbit at a recent antique show and were sad to find him sold. Wouldn't it make a great door decor for spring?

Have a great weekend, friends, and don't forget to "spring forward"!