Category Archives: Vintage

Vintage Holiday Gift Guide

Little Maison Vintage Gift GuideIt’s been some time since I posted regularly on Little Maison and I’ve missed it!  Since the holiday spirit has gotten the best of me early this year, I could not resist sharing my favorite gift ideas for those who love vintage, like I do.  For the real enthusiast, there are authentic vintage items, as well as ‘vintage inspired’ gifts for the novice.

If you were a regular on my blog in the past, be sure to stop in my new venture, Little Vintage Rentals.  It’s creation and launch in 2013 took me away from Little Maison but it’s very much along the same lines of things that I love – vintage, that is!  I am going to try to balance the two in the New Year!

Enjoy this edition of the Vintage Lovers Gift Guide and Happy Holidays!  Links further below. Little Maison Vintage Gift Guide

First Group: Wine Jug / Bag / Candle / Whale / Fake Deer / Candle Holders / Twine / Kyes Tray / Skirt  Second Group:  Book / Camera / Lithograph / Eyeglass Case / Necklace / Decanter / Mason Shaker  / TinsRocker
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Vintage Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I thought it would be fun to compile a Vintage wish list!  I am not one for chocolates and fancy dinners, any of these vintage goodies would make my Valentine’s day just perfect.  Hint, hint!

Salt CellarIndividual salt cellars are a new found love of mine! Can’t you just see the table set and these gleaming in the candlelight?  Only $15 from By The Wayside

Goblets

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a huge fan of goblets.  They are the perfect glass for water or wine.  These amethyst stunners would bring a little romance to any table!  Just $24 from Sue Sue Gonzalas

Seltzer Bottle

I’ve been searching for a vintage seltzer bottle to catch the sunlight on the windowsill.  This one is aqua perfection for $56 from Cute Old Things.

Milk Glass Necklace

Last but not least, a little necklace would surely make me smile!  This simple and sweet milk glass strand would look super cute for Spring!  Only $18 from Mean Glean.

 Wishing you all lots of Vintage Love this Valentine’s Day!

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Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower

Hi all!  As many of you know, I’ve been away from blogging these past months while I  planned my bridal shower and wedding.  I am happy to say that it all came together so well and I can’t wait to share photographs!

Today, I am starting with my vintage inspired Bridal Shower from October.  It was a fun day and yes, I did most of the planning and decor myself.  It’s in my blood, so no ‘surprise’ Bridal Shower for me!

My theme was Vintage French Cafe Chic, complete with Edith Piaf as my soundtrack.  I had a great amount of help from my best friend Lisa (who even baked the cake) and my Mother who helped select William Hallet Bar & Bistro as the location. The venue itself was an inspiration with damask fabric wallpaper in the perfect shade of golden yellow.

You’ll find links to many products that helped bring the event to life and the other half of the items were Estate Sale finds!  Side note:  I was partially off “photographer” duty that day, so most of the photos below are by my lovely friend at Nicole Renee Photography!

Photo 2: The perfect shade of grey striped straws are from beve! paper straws.  The “guess how many jelly beans” game had some leftovers for guests to snack on –  Jelly Belly’s three flavors:  Birthday Cake Remix, Coconut and A&W Creme soda.  My favors from Beaucoup were housed in the perfect mini muslin bags by Jennifer’s Cookies.

Photo 4:  The tulle puffs by Shanz Party Decorations looked so cute paired with a trio of vintage signs I found at The Screen Porch.  The flower arrangements I created myself with assorted vintage mason jars filled with off-white and blush spray roses, baby’s breath and craspedia.  Every table had a different vintage doily under the centerpiece.

Photo 5:  My Aunt treated me to gourmet sugar cubes by Chambre De Sucre.  The kids were eating them like candy because they were so pretty!

Photo 6:  One of my favorite elements were the handmade paper heart garlands from vintage french books by La Mia Casa.  They are now re-purposed and hanging over my bed.

Photo 7:  Another fun shower game was ‘guess my age’!  The photos were stored in mason jars and labeled with tags I created with my Cavallini & Co. Rubber Stamp set.

Photo 8:   More info. on the advice cards (not fully pictured) by Yellow Brick Graphics to follow.

It was a great day.  I can’t thank my friends and family enough for their love and support!

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Antiquaria Giveaway

As many of you know, I’ve been busy planning my wedding.  It has caused a bit of delay in blogging, yet, some things are just too pretty not to share and giveaway!

In my research on bridal registries I came across Antiquaria.  I featured some glassware from their site in my Goblet Post a while back and with one look at their products, I was hooked.

Antiquaria is definitely the go-to site for the vintage chic bride-to-be and vintage lovers alike.  To celebrate my wedding and the end of summer, we’re giving away this perfect set of vintage linen napkins from the lovely collection of textiles on their site.

Simply like both the Little Maison and Antiquaria Facebook pages then leave a comment below telling us you’ve done so.  One Winner will be chosen at random by Friday, September 14th 2012.

Like Antiquaria HERE and

like Little Maison HERE 

Giveaways are open to legal residents of the United States only.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner will be contacted up to 72 hours after the giveaway ends.  At the commencement of the giveaway, (1) winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Entrants and winner agree that the Giveaway Entities shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this Giveaway or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded, including any future use of any winning entries. Sponsor reserves the right (but is not obligated) to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. 
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As Time Goes By

Time moves so fast, why not pass it in style!  These vintage clocks will surely make your Monday speed by.   Enjoy the day!

  • Green with envy HERE from Moderately Modern.  ($33)
  • Russian Blues HERE from Artma Vintage ($32)
  • Red Hot Time HERE from Ekho Vintage ($29)
  • Flip Out HERE from Dentwood ($23)
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Guest Blogging

Happy Friday!  Just a quick update on some guests posts I worked on recently!

As I mentioned, last weekend I attended Shecky’s Girls Night Out in New York to guest blog and the post went live on Monday!  I was thrilled to be chosen. Check out the full post HERE.  The photos were all snapped by me as well.

I also had the privilege of writing a guest post for the fabulous site, V & Oak, which stands for Vintage and One of a Kind.  If you’re a vintage lover, you need to check out their site.  I HIGHLY recommend it.  See my full post and photos HERE.

That’s all folks, I am beat from all the extra writing!  Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to enter the E Hernandez Giveaway HERE!

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Who Are You?

Happy Monday – I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

I went to several estate sales on Sunday and was overwhelmed with lovely items – including this collection of things above.  If only I had a bigger home!  All the shopping made me wonder about all of you; the readers.  Who are you lovely people!?  Where do you live? What makes your heart skip a beat? What vintage goodies are you loving these days?

Please leave some comments to introduce yourself, tell me about your recent shopping finds or anything else you’d like to share.  It will help me shape the blog for months to come!

If you don’t have time to comment, simply answer the handy dandy poll below.  I can’t thank you all enough for following me on this journey!

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Working Weekend

Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful couple of days!  The photo above is the start of my Etsy shop soon to be filled with vintage goodies.  I will keep you up to date on the progress.  It is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I am excited to share it with all of you!

Also, I will be covering the New York Shecky’s Girls Night Out tomorrow as their guest blogger, so it’ll be a working weekend!   If you haven’t heard of their events, check out Shecky’s HERE - they host events all over the country.  I can’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday than shopping with a cocktail in hand.  Yes, please.

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Monday Blues

I hate Mondays but a little cobalt blue makes me smile!  I found myself dreaming up back yard get-togethers with these groovy napkins and gathered some unique table accessories to match.  Try this color combination for July 4th – it’ll be unexpected fun!

  • Mod print cloth napkins HERE from Cinful Oldies and Goodies.
  • Wise Apple Vintage shakes it up with a pop of yellow HERE.
  • Shiny re-purposed perfection from Bellonart Designs HERE
  • Have a little veggie burger on the go HERE by Bridgewood Place.

Stay tuned:  I am announcing the WINNER to the Calinana bracelet giveaway tonight!

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Etsy Find: Summer Holiday Vintage

Another week of Etsy browsing and I discovered the lovely Summer Holiday Vintage shop!  I adore the diversity of goods offered, from the fabulous vintage Jello mold (above) to the hot pink pumps (below).  Be sure to stop in the shop HERE and enjoy a 20% discount thanks to the shop’s owner!  Simply use code LittleMaison20 at check out.  There is nothing like a little shopping to beat the Monday blues!

ETSY SHOP  //  TWITTER  //  FACEBOOK

ETSY SHOP  //  TWITTER  //  FACEBOOK

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Happy Mother's Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing some of my favorite photos of my Mother’s Little Maison.  Her aesthetic creates a cozy and quaint home which is as lovely as she is.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mothers out there, especially my own Little Mommy (yes, that is her real nickname)!

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