Merry Christmas! Home for the Holidays Part 4!

Merry Christmas everyone! and thanks to Santa for delivering all the artgoodies packages to the good girls and boys!

Christmas Pie! It just wouldn't be a holiday without one of my homemade pies! Apple pie with cute gingerbread cutout crust!

This is what lies below the amazing vintage felt Merry Christmas banner that I hang every year. You can check that out in last years holiday post. Santa's sleigh is full of funny little elves. He stands behind with his trusty reindeer! A variety of plastic and sawdust stuffed Japan and Hong Kong friends await a busy eve! Check out those green glittery ones!

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Home for the Holidays Part 3

So close to the holiday! Hard to believe it, mainly because we are lacking snow I think. There’s always a bit of an eery calm in my studio and house as the packing and shipping and making slow to a near halt. I have cookies and cupcakes in the oven for tomorrow’s festivities and I even got to see my favorite movie, White Christmas, on the big screen yesterday! I have to say I’m really enjoying my friend and family time this year. I hope everyone gets to have a little break this year and spend some quality time with the most important people in their lives.

Oodles of vintage holiday friends sit atop my side table in the dining room! You've already seen the blue reindeer in part 1 and they've got plenty of friends!

This years lovely little tree was purchased at the farmers market! Just the right size to sit atop my vintage kitchen cart which conveniently holds my presents. The tree is decorated in vintage and modern ornaments and new this year is the sweet vintage felt tree skirt! Plus I remembered to snap a pic of the hand painted Rudolph Banner circa 1950 something!

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Home for the Holidays Part 2

I’m still having a hard time believing it’s the middle of December! Here are a few more holiday decor pics artgoodies and Vintagegoodies style!

There are a few additions this year to the snowmen lineup! The awesome snow friend in a tux on the upper left, also the red glitter snowman to his right. He looks a little grumpy which is extra kitschy and I of course love that! Also new, the snowman on the bottom 2 in from the left who's tippin his hat to ya!

I've been meaning to take an updated dining room pic for awhile now. New additions are the vintage shell chairs, my grandfather's vintage console radio, and my grandma's amazing vintage barkcloth curtains in the rare black zomba pattern! The table is decorated with a vintage mid century tablecloth and hard to find mini shiny brite tree. The console radio is also sporting a vintage gold tabletop tree made in Japan and some vintage rubbery reindeer friends!

New to the kitchen nook this holiday are a couple of artgoodies doily pattern stockings in light aqua. I think Santa would enjoy his cookies here, don't ya think! You can get your own artgoodies stockings made of recycled felt in red doily, elf, and snowflake designs!

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Home for the Holidays Part 1

Travel is done for the year, and what a busy busy fall travel season it’s been! I’m home for the holidays and started December with a local show at the UICA, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art,  Holiday artist market.  The holiday decorating has also begun at home with my vintage Christmas collection!

New additions to my vintage blue deer collection include the round headed cutie on the right with blue back and eyes, the little cigar smokin blue snowman below him, and the smaller sized blue rubber reindeer to the right of the one with the blue spots!

I brought out my awesome mid century shelf for this years display! It is so amazing, the shelves come off and it folds flat, not to mention it holds my artgoodies product perfectly! New shams and stockings were on display along with the rest of the lineup! The all over prints were a popular item this year!

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color of the month-Unseen Green

I’m already missing the beautiful green leaves and lush plants as the seasons change. Although I am quite thankful for the mild temps we’ve been enjoying, many gray days and stick trees have taken over.  So this month I’m saluting the unseen green an ode to all thingsfantastically vibrant and green!

Fantastic melmac in bright shades of green are fresh and clean! I love the vintage timer which sure comes in handy. There are a couple of pieces from my grandma's. The Niagara starch and the witch hazel bottle with worn green label, and yes it still has some in it. The prizes in this vignette are the 2 McCoy pieces. A lovely ribbed vase that I can't seem to find any info on-so let me know if you've got the dirt. And also the McCoy pot which has a limey green top and a yellow base. I've never seen a two tone one and I'm wondering if it's a manufacturers defect piece where the glaze had a happy accident?

Osage oranges make an interesting centerpiece in my green Pyrex bowl. More melmac of course, including the speckled chartreuse green plates on top of basketweave green-they actually have strawberries under there! The green and pink vintage strawberry tablecloth is a fun find and those mugs made by Lefton are a personal fave. The polka dot glasses aren't vintage but fit right in!

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SUPER EARLY BIRDS! and the backstory

You may have noticed this happening but artgoodies is now completing the conversion of all tea towels into 100% certified organic cotton! I’m really excited about this and it’s been something I’ve been working on literally for years.  Sourcing is one of the most difficult parts of business as I’m sure many of you know.  The tea towels are now custom made exclusively for artgoodies to my specifications! Awesome right! They look and feel just like the towels you’ve been buying from artgoodies for years but now they are organic! Yay! And the ribbon packaging had a little green change too- they are made of recycled plastic bottles if you can believe that! SO- what does this have to do with the early bird SALE? All remaining conventional cotton stock is on SALE NOW while supplies last! You can SAVE $4 a towel folks! Click HERE and it will take you right to the SALE section in my shop!
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Harvest Stock Up Time!

I just had an awesome trip to my local farmers market. I love the farmers market plain and simple. Don’t let the chilly weather scare you away and go to yours and stock up on some things. Support local farmers and healthy local food! It’s going to be a long winter and you don’t want to regret not having fresh and delicious food available.  So freeze it, can it, and stash those root veggies in the fridge! Think of all those awesome crock pot soups and meals you can make! Not to mention the delicious holiday meals with friends and family! Yum!
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Vintagegoodies new space!

I’m really excited about my new booth space here in Grand Rapids! I’ve never rented a booth anywhere before and none of the places ever really felt like a good fit until now.  So for those customers who wonder if I have a store where they can shop locally, the answer is I have a small space at Lost & Found. I , of course, fell in love with all the mid century furniture they have, plus the way they style little living/dining room type spaces had me at hello.  There is a shopping event there and at the other antique stores next door this Friday from 6-11:30 with wine, snacks, and plenty of vintage goodness!

The new space, easy to find under the Vintagegoodies banner! Stocked with loads of vintage housewares, vintage holiday, and mid century glassware for all your holiday party needs!

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Festive NEW Holiday Product! And it’s Recycled!

I did a little sneak of this back in August but wanted to bring them to the forefront as the holiday sneaks up on us! These felt stockings are made of 100% recycled plastic bottles! Awesome and there are 3 styles to choose from: elf, snowflake, and doily.  Limited quantities are available and they are moving out the door quickly so make sure to grab yours before the holiday rush is on! Also on the way this week NEW holiday towels in all over elf and snowflake designs!!!
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Vintage Holiday and Restock!

My vintage shop has been awfully quiet due to my travel schedule and the amount of artgoodies work I’ve had on my plate.  Time to do some serious RESTOCKING! Here are some great pieces to make your Thanksgiving holiday extra festive! Plus I just added some fantastic melmac plates that will fit right into a fall table setting! Much more to come on the vintage front including vintage Christmas! So keep and eye on my vintage shop at www.vintagegoodies.etsy.com
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