Monday, July 18, 2011

Lucky Girl

My aunt Diane left behind a sea of vintage collectibles in her tiny two bedroom apartment.  Before she passed we joked about how I would go "shopping" throughout her place for everything I needed for my wedding.  Well, I recently went shopping, and this is what I got.
Gorgeous plates and platters of various sizes and colors.

Impossibly old tins, perfect for housing bushels of hydrangea and peonies (Diane's favorites).

Mason jars for centerpieces.  Most of these are actually from my collection.  And when I say my collection, I mean they're the remnants from my eats and drinks over the last year or so.

I'm halfway through my napkin making adventure.  The colorful collection on top is made from fabric I picked up downtown.  The blue and white stack is made from fabric I found at Diane's place.

Check out this beautiful teapot, sugar and creamer set.  Don't hate.

This is a teeny, tiny, pinky fingernail amount of linen from Diane's collection. She owned an insane amount of stuff.  That woman loved her some linen.

A few of the pieces are damaged, technically.  But the great thing about 'shabby chic' goods is that their imperfections become apart of their perfection.

Beautiful old books, great for stacking underneath little porcelain candy dishes or votive candles.

Just look at the detail on the spine of The Scarlet Letter.  They don't make 'em like they used to.

The original owner wrote a handwritten passage in French, along with the date.  Anyone read French?... At least, I think it's French.

The original publishing date is nearly 120 years old.  Awesome.
I'm a lucky gal.
~the green/green bride


  1. your wedding is going to be amazing! i love everything and your added "don't hate" hilarious!

  2. Wow! What a beautiful trove of treasures! I am digging that Scarlet Letter!

  3. I can't wait to see what you do with it all. The shabbiest chic wedding in all the land.

  4. I sure love those old tins. And the books are spectacular. Taylor, you have stumbled upon a timeless collection!

  5. a girly girls dream,
    what a beautiful collection! you must be feeling so, so happy and pleased with the finds. i am jealous:-)

  6. she must have been a truly amazing woman. it is so wonderful that you can bring her into your celebration in this way. i guess great taste runs in the family!