Remember the old fabric children's books? They are difficult to find now and I'm sure if you have one, it's not in the hands of a toddler. The illustrations and wording are so unique. Simple, yet perfect for a child.
These darling pillows are made from vintage fabric and trim. The center is constructed from a 1930's cloth reading book. Each pillow is a 12 x 12 square and they come with a cow, kitten or rooster. They all have a little rhyming verse under the picture. I have them at the Pink Pig for $38.00 each.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
There hand-sewn vintage photo transfer postcard sachets are filled with a lavender buckwheat mix. Each measures 4 x 6. At only $18.00 each, these are the perfect gift or special indulgence for you. I have them at the Pink Pig.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
These vintage purse mirrors are such gorgeous treasures. I believe my grandmother probably carried one of these in her purse along with her linen hankie. These feature a pretty vintage photograph under glass with the reverse side a piece of antique beveled glass. A perfect gift for mom... Each measures 2 x 3. Available with a Victorian Child, Angels and Child with Lamb design. $14.00 each at the Pink Pig.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
In 1905, Harry Bunnell secured a patent for one of the most recognizable furniture pieces ever. Harry Bunnell's Westport Adirondack chair became popular all around the region. Over a twenty year period, Bunnell experimented with some variations on the original. Bunnell's chairs were made of hemlock, painted in either dark brown or green, and signed by the carpenter himself. Today, Bunnell's original chairs come at a hefty price, about $1,200 each (Bunnell sold them for around $4.00).
I personally own an original Westport chair pictured above. This beautiful piece of furniture, with its supportive back and wide arms may have seen changes in the last 100+ years, but it's still a favorite for porches everywhere.
[Adirondack, Westport, chairs]
Monday, July 21, 2008
Vintage inspired charm designed by Australian Artist Cathy Penton. These charms are created using vintage images and words. Each piece is unique with great attention to detail. Charm measures 1.5" x .05" and strung on a pretty black ribbon.
Come see my new necklaces at the Pink Pig.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Cottage Farm Soap - Made with 100% vegetable and seed oils such as olive oil, sesame seed, soybean, coconut and apricot. Infused with premium oils like jojoba, wheat germ, rose hip and calendula. These oils are used for their soothing healing properties.Choose your Soap
Plain Jane - Vanilla soap is relaxing and calming. Made with Peru Balsam essential oils and Dragon's Blood - both know for their healing properties.
Sow your Oats - Oatmeal soap is mild and exfoliating for all skin types. Contains apricot & wheat germ oils, high in vitamins E & C. Unscented
Rise & Shine - Peppermint soap is a great body soap for waking up the senses and soothing for tired feet. Minty peppermint and healing tea tree essential oils.
Available at the Pink Pig. [soap]
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Marilyn Monroe Wine Box
Monday, July 14, 2008
Even years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still one of the greatest legends of the twentieth century. Here in large ad for Chanel...this black and white photo measures 36 3/4 x 25 framed in a black lacquered frame. A perfect addition to your Norma Jeanne collection. $95.00 at the Pink Pig.
Friday, July 11, 2008
By Hardenbrook Studio-This chic Paris Magnet Board measures 8x10 and is hung with a pretty black & white ribbon. Includes (2) magnets. $38.00 at the Pink Pig.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
For those of you who have never been to Westport, New York....let me introduce you. Westport is situated on Lake Champlain and close to the Adirondack high country and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, hiking and biking are activities that send people flocking to our area in the summer. However, in winter, Westport is a playground! There is ice-fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and we're only 45 minutes from Lake Placid and White Face Mountain.
Access to Westport is easy. Amtrak runs daily from Albany, New York City and Montreal. It's only 15 minutes from Essex Ferry and you can always take a leisurely drive enjoying the fresh mountain air. With so much to see and do, Westport attracts visitors all year 'round.
Have I convinced you to come visit yet? Stop by our new Pink Pig located in downtown Westport or come visit our original store on the farm. We're open May thru December.
Photo courtesy of Westportcountryclub.com
Saturday, July 5, 2008
It's summer and there is nothing better than a cool glass of lemonade while sitting out on the porch. Why not enjoy that drink out of a gorgeous set of glassware?
This Lusterware 1940's lemonade set is the perfect compliment to your afternoon in the shade. This set includes (4) glasses with pitcher in an amber shade. Stunning!
Find it at the Pink Pig. $38.00
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
A SECOND PINK PIG ANTIQUE STORE OPENS THIS SEASON IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE OF WESTPORT, NY
On May 17th, a well known antique dealer in the Lake Champlain area of the Adirondack Mountains opened a second store in Westport, New York. Those who already know of the treasures and collectibles available at Pink Pig Cottage Antiques, in the charming turn of the century red barn just outside of Westport, will be delighted to visit the new shop located right on Main Street in one of the oldest buildings in the village. Some will remember this gray cedar shake building with the slate roof as the old drugstore of the 1930’s.
Not only does one have a beautiful view of Lake Champlain from the doorway of the newest Pink Pig, but inside are four rooms filled with Cottage Style furniture with a major emphasis on Antique Wicker Selections. Items available include parlour chairs from the Art Deco Lloyd Loom Collection and also Haywood Wakefield Furniture as well as a line of Shabby Chic Furniture from the Rachel Ashwell Collection. To complete your shopping, choose from a full variety of gifts, home décor, monogrammed lampshades by Gloria Lombard Designs and beautiful Remington prints.
In June of 2007, Debbie Schrodt followed her dream, moved to upstate New York and opened her first Pink Pig store in Westport after 28 years as a Wall Street Bonds salesperson. Not staying with any one style, she caters to all lovers of antiques. In her newest store one can spot primitive antiques, vintage artwork, charming floral pillows, cottage lighting and a variety of antique beds including iron and painted cottage sets. Also available are crafts and furniture made by local Adirondacks’ artists. Debbie says,
“I was extremely blown away by the talent up here. I think it’s important to promote local artists and let the world know how talented they are.”
When Debbie opened her first store she was asked if she took decorating classes and she said, “No, it’s a passion! The neat thing about antiques is that they tell their own story.” Her original Pink Pig is featured in Hot Cottage Collectibles by Dianne Zweig and with this newest Main Street location of more than 2,000 square feet of display area, one can easily assume that it, too, will be a hot topic for books mentioning fine dealerships that tell the story of collectibles with outstanding examples of many styles.
Open from May through December, make either of the Pink Pig shops one of your destinations as you drive through upstate New York on vacation this year. As Debbie says, “Each piece says something to you. I look at it and it almost talks to you.” Come and hear for yourself what the outstanding collectibles at the Pink Pig have to say to you, and what these items will say to your friends when placed in your own home.