Sunday, October 4, 2015

Vignettes of Autumn

Hello everyone! As usual I have been too busy to blog but the other day I did get on and was so inspired by all of your beautiful Fall posts that I decided I must get one going. I wanted to show you some of my latest finds so decided to combine it with this Autumn post.

My Great Auntie, who is 90, had an auction and before the day I was able to pick out a few things. I picked this kerosene lamp because I liked the base, I think it is a milk glass base. The pink, orange, purple and green painted on it are Autumn colors  so I decided to use it as the inspiration piece for this post.


I brought out my grandmother's hand stitched quilt of brown and pink, and bought a mum and some pumpkins for the staging.


For this vignette I added a hand embroidered tablecloth, an enameled amber glass tumbler, an amber pressed glass Japanese fan shaped dish for the maple cookies, a tussie mussie,


this  hand colored brown transferware tile that is a recent find


and this velvet pillow with thistle blooms to match the other purples in this Autumn post. This piece used to be a piano scarf but I cut it down to slip over a pillow.


And now for my tea loving friends, I brought out a cuppa tea for us, using my Johnson Bros. Staffordshire Bouquet pattern. On the chair, covered with the quilt, a lace window panel and a green velvet scarf, is another latest find...


a silver plated water tipper!


Isn't it a beauty with its matching water goblet?! The posy was made by my daughter in her floral design class at school, I thought it would be sweet to use for this post.


Well that is it for now, but before you go please have some tea and a cookie. Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed Autumn week.



Thank you Paula and Patti, over at What's It Wednesday, for featuring my antique Victorian jewelry post a few weeks ago.

This week I will be joining the following parties, please come and join us and get inspired!
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
TUESDAY'S AT OUR HOME with Maria Elena
FRIENDS SHARING TEA with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE  with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY with Courtney
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy

23 comments:

  1. Hello Gina,

    Happy Sunday to you. You always seem to find the prettiest vintage pieces. That kerosene lamp is beautiful. I love the pink enamel base. The velvet pillow is also a conversation piece. Very artistic and avant-garde. And the water tipper is stunning.

    Enjoy your gorgeous new treasures and thank you for visiting me.

    Janet

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  2. Those pops of beautiful fuchsia in the mum and the stitchery look so amazing with the orange!

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  3. Beautiful, as usual!
    Isn't autumn the best?
    I have two of those "milk glass base" lamps. I believe they are from the 1880s if I'm not mistaken.

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  4. Happy Autumn! Enjoy that pretty alfresco setting.

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  5. Such a beautiful fall vignette. That velvet pillow. My, oh my. Your beautiful lamp. Such a special treasure. Happy fall decorating!

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  6. Oh my you did great. Drooling over the silver! The lamp base is unusual and gorgeous. i am sure your Aunt is happy you have them.

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  7. The mums are lovely and so is the quilt. Whenever I see a kerosene lamp I think of my father because he used to collect them. The silver tipping pot is a wonderful find and we don't see a lot of them. Of course I always enjoy seeing JB china and yours are especially pretty for autumn.Thank you for joining me for Tea Time, Gina, and have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Happy Fall, Gina! I will definitely help myself to a maple creme cookie and cup of tea. Hee! The silver water tipper is a a great find...and it looks like it's in pristine condition!

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  9. What beautiful things you are showing here! Love that kerosene lamp! And the pillow with those thistles -- I've never seen any made like that, how clever. The tussle mussie and water tipper are very special, too.

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  10. So many great finds! A wonderful Fall vignette. Thanks for sharing. Great to see you again. Cheers!

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  11. Gina:
    You have so many authentic Victorian pieces here. They are all from a very bygone era and wonderful collectibles not seen just anywhere. The oil lamp is incredible and the tile and the pillow cover you made. Like stepping back in time. Together with your transferware cups and saucers you have made a lovely vignette! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Gina
    I like it all and so glad your got family items to cherish, love the kerosene lamp, pillow you made out of the piano cover and of course Grandma's quilt.
    Daughters special little posy is so pretty. The painted tile looks old?and then the silver water tipper is so elegant I always thought those were coffee or tea tippers
    see you soon as I get rested up from my Bosnia trip. I'm at work this week dead tired LOL

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  13. The maple cookies look yummy.
    Amalia
    xo

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  14. you were included in this weeks special featured blogs.

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  15. Oh, that piano scarf is just perfection! What an incredible pillow it will make.
    Great finds, all. I'm feeling thirsty, how about I borrow that water pitcher and cup?
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  16. Beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  17. What a pretty setting. Love the Aesthetic Movement water pitcher...lovely! The tile, by the way, isn't hand painted...it is hand colored on brown transferware...a favorite period and method of mine. I love your kerosene lamp, and how special to have your grandmother's quilt! Such a pretty vignette! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  18. You certainly have a beautiful family kerosene lamp with the hand painting. The water pitcher is a lovely antique and the matching goblet is very unique. The tea time Johnson Brothers Staffordshire Bouquet is a lovely pattern to use for your tea! Please, pop over and view my post this week!
    Have a great week!

    Pam

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  19. Hi Gina,
    I always love visiting your blogspot to see all of your vintage collections and I am never disappointed. What pretty Johnson Brother's teacups and the flowers are lovely too - I love outdoor tea times! Happy Tea Day and Have a Wonderful Week! Karen

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  20. Beautiful vignettes, Gina and that water jar looks awesome!....Christine

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  21. Gina, that tile with the birds is beautiful! I don't think I have ever seen a tile like that. Your pillow cover that used to be a piano shawl is perfect for fall. Did it have the beautiful fringe on it when it lived as a shawl? That is one pretty pillow! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Wow Gina, so many unique and gorgeous items! I love the lamp and the water tipper is absolutely stunning! The pillow is such an eye stopper also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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