A few months ago my very cool mother started a couple Etsy shops. Grandpa's Pocket and The Kitchen General. She came up with the name for Grandpa's pocket because she absolutely loved her grandpa and whenever she would see him, he always seemed to have something fun for her in his pocket (candy, trinkets, cards, etc). If you look at her ad to the right, you will see a photo of him in the background.
Anyway, my mother has an eye for vintage/antique things. So she picks them up as she shops around, and then lists them in Grandpa's Pocket! Whenever we go home my sisters and I try to call dibs on different items in case they don't sell (or she just gives them to us). Its fun having a mother with such awesome taste! If you don't believe me, check some of her current items out (below)...Vintage Wedding Cake toppers!!!! I mean seriously. If I were doing my wedding again I would totally figure out a way to decorate with these! (If not on the cake, then perhaps by the guestbook??---I had a vintage typewriter that people typed out their message on).
and how about these pretty vintage shoe trees? In one of my all time favorite colors. How pretty to display near your boudoir.
These are vintage hand-embroidered wallhangings. How pretty! I love embroidery and that is one thing I KNOW I will never take the time to do. Takes waaay too long, better to just buy someone else's pretty work:)
. want. these. glasses. My mom has an awesome collection of vintage frames she sells on her site, but when these came up I started to covet...
patent leather purse that I could totally see Joan on "Mad Men" carrying around.
French "Milles Bornes" card game! This would be so cool as decor (line up the cards in a grid on the wall), or to use for collage, or for decorating a children's room... I don't know but I seriously love these cards! (I am a sucker for French stuff....)