Our favorite coverlet is dated 1830 and is an American Piece and was found at a shop here in town. All the quilts came from flea markets and estate sales and even a couple of shops throughout our travels. The blanket chest is also an American piece and is made of pine wood. I am not sure where it was made but I wish it was a southern treasure. It dates from the 1830s to about the 1860s.
This mustard painted chair is one of a pair we picked up at a flea market in Pasadena. I luv to add American primitives to our collection when we can find it for a good price. It is just being at the right place at the right time I guess.
Here is a better photo of the quilts. I don't mind a little damage to them. It just goes to show that the women who made them enjoyed using them (as we do) on those chilly nights. But this morning while I was looking at the weather forecast they say it might be 92 degrees on Sunday. What can I say California weather is a surprise week to week. But the nights will be in the high 50s to 60s.
And here are some more vignettes throughout our home with antique Halloween treasures We luv this black Americana post card it is a great antique post card the little guys arm moves up and down to cover his face and it is postmarked 1906 or 08.
The young lady decided to have her photo taken with her costume before she left to her Halloween party for the evening.
Throughout the years of us collecting we have picked up many of the goodies pictured here at some great shops and flea markets for really good prices.
I like to use vintage bears for all the holiday collections we do. I think they just add that extra touch of vintage to the whole vignette. You can see some paper mache pumpkins and the black cat Jack-ol-lantern which date from the 30s to the 50s.
And a couple of the pumpkins are wearing crape paper hats from parties from the 20's along with some noise makers and those cute small nut cups as party favors. I hope you have enjoyed the collection. I'm going to join in for ~ Vintage Inspiration Friday ~ hosted by Debra over at ~ Common Ground ~ and also for ~ Show Off Your Cottage Monday ~ hosted by Cielo. So come on by and see all the great post fellow bloggers had posted. Have your selves a good weekend.....Julian & Raymond