Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tin Tile Hooks Featured In Magazine

My Tin Tile Hooks are featured in Romantic Homes Bedrooms & Baths this month!

These decorative hooks are a perfect look for your cottage decor. Made using antique ceiling tin in your choice of pink, white or green. I can think of so many uses for these fantastic hooks.  Display them for decoration or hang your hat!  Each measures 10 inches tall x 5 inches wide.

$22.00 each at the Pink Pig.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Two New Jewelry Lines

The Pink Pig is thrilled to be carrying two new jewelry lines, both from exceptional artists. You won't want to miss these one-of-a kind pieces!

I currently have crosses by Jamie Deitrich made of soldered stone.  They are each strung on a vintage pink velvet ribbon.

I also have unique Flatware Creations by Rustic Attitude.  Each piece is individually handcrafted using scrapmetal spoons and embellishments. The Love, Wing and A Prayer, and Live Out Loud pendants are made of copper & silver each hung on a metal chain.

You can purchase these beautiful items at the Pink Pig.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Featured Designer: Barbara Smith of Button Buttons

Buttons Buttons is a collection of one of a kind decorative pillows made from vintage domestic and imported fabrics, antique buttons, laces and trimmings designed by Barbara Smith. Her pillows are sometimes elegant, sometimes funny and whimsical, often nostalgic and always well designed and beautifully crafted. 

Buttons Buttons designs pillows using cloth children's books from the early 1900's through the 1950's set into interesting feed sack and ticking fabrics.

Barbara trained and worked several years as an interior designer in Philadelphia area before establishing her studio in a pre-Civil War House on the Village Green in Jay, NY.  

Over the years, the pillows have been featured in many publication.  Buttons Buttons also carries vintage camp blankets, antique horse blankets, barkcloth, early 20th century linen drapery fabrics and embroidered French linens.  

You can purchase Barbara Smith Buttons Buttons pillows at the Pink Pig.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Vanity Perfect For Girlie Treasures

I have a friend who is in the process of re-decorating her daughter's room.  The little bunnies and kittens that adorned her walls are not longer appropriate for a young girl turning 10 years old.  Not wanting to go with the trendy Hannah Montana look or the ever popular High School Musical decor, my friend's daughter opted for the shabby chic cottage look. 

I immediately thought of this beautiful white 1930's vanity.  In it's original condition, this piece is stunning. It won't be long before a piece like this is adorn with jewelry, hair brushes and trinkets.  The perfect showplace for a girl's treasures.  This vanity is available at the Pink Pig for $375.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tole Lamp Features Gloria Lombard Shade

A charming lamp perfect for your Cottage Decor. This antique tole lamp in a pretty shade of blue also features a whimsical shade by Gloria Lombard Design done in a vintage paisley fabric with matching trim. 

Gloria Lombard lamp shades are inspired by European designs from England, France, and Italy. The grosgrain ribbon trim on her shades is made in France from a cotton blend which work best when making lamp shades.
$110 at the Pink Pig.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blue & White Wicker Sofa


I know what you're want the sofa and the beautiful picturesque background!  Well, I can definitely help you out with the sofa.  You'll have to visit Westport, NY for the scenery.

This pretty vintage white wicker sofa, with it's old worn charm, would be perfect for any country cottage setting. An ideal piece for that front porch. The seat cushions have been upholstered in a pretty blue and white fabric to match the blue trim on the sofa. Measures 69"L x 22"W x 34"H.  $295.00 at the Pink Pig.  Email me for a shipping quote.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hot Cottage Collectibles For Vintage Style Homes Released

In Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes, author C. Dianne Zweig offers readers a new twist on kitchen, home, and garden collectibles, marrying different periods and styles in a look which is vintage chic, country kitsch, and retro-romantic.

It's all about 'cottage style,' a trendy and enjoyable way to both collect and creatively use popular collectibles, antiques, odds and ends, and treasured furnishings. This book offers readers over 900 individual and vignette photographs submitted from the top collectors out there.

This fresh and exciting look at vintage cottage collectibles contains kitchenware, romantic china, pottery, French enamelware, buffets, china cabinets, tables, chairs, beds, fabric, tablecloths, chenille quilts, pillows, linens, vintage sewing projects, lighting, mirrors, frames, wallpaper, wall decor, wicker, birdcages, cottage nursery, holiday items, whimsical and flea market salvage, objets d'art, garden ornaments, tools, and other 'hot' cottage, beach, and cabin collectibles.

Dianne wrote a wonderful note about the Pink Pig's new website design.

"Deb, Bravo on this beautifully designed and inviting website. Once again you have proven that you are tops when it comes to selecting the best Cottage and Cabin collectibles and home furnishings. I had a ball working with you on my book. You are truly a very experienced buyer of antiques and collectibles and helped me tremendously."...C. Dianne Zweig

I'm just thrilled that quite a few of my photos will be in the book! Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes available at, and your local bookstore.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Beau Soleil's Eco-Friendly Bags

Christine Brinkley went through a horrible ordeal with her latest divorce and photographers where there to capture her every move.  Many pictures were taken of her carrying the Beau Soleil Beau bag to and from the courthouse.  I do commend her on her fashionable way to encourage environmental friendliness.

The Beau Bag... A stylish option to green friendly the environment without spending a lot of cash. This raw organic cotton canvas bag with dark grey lettering and rope handles is a must. Snap pockets on all sides for all your goodies. Reduce...Recycle.....Renew.  You can find one at the Pink Pig!

This little Beau Pouch from eco-friendly Beau Soleil provides stylish storage for coins, cash, cards or any small essentials. With an adjustable snap tab that can be attached to bigger bags or slung onto the wrist, this pouch features "reduce recycle renew" on one side and the line's graphic logo on the other. Available at the Pink Pig!

Reduce, renew and recycle with this reusable grocery sack from Beau Soleil. The Beau America Bag features a sideways print of the line's motto on dark denim, with thick red rope handles and snap closure pockets on the inside and out. Also available at the Pink Pig.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Matelasse Coverlet Set

This gorgeous matelasse coverlet and shams adds a defining touch of luxurious warmth and European style to your bedding ensemble. This beautiful crisp white matelasse coverlet is 100% woven cotton in a floral pattern with great high/low texture. Coverlet has tailored ribbed hem. Shams have 2" flange and envelope enclosure. Machine wash. Imported. Fits a Full/Queen Free Shipping.  Available at the Pink Pig.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Antique Walnut Convex Mirror

This item is SOLD OUT.
This remarkably designed wall mirror will be the center of attention when placed in any room. The center convex mirror is surrounded by an exceptional antique walnut carved frame.  

The unique reflection from this mirror creates depth in a room, enlarging its appearance through the depth of the reflection. The decorating ideas for a convex mirror are endless.  Hang it in a dining room, in a study, above a piano, or combine it with other pictures to create a stylistic grouping.

This antique mirror measures 19" x 20".

I have one available at the Pink Pig for  $175.00.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Wicker Rocking Chair

A glass of lemonade, a warm breeze and a rocking chair. What else do you need while relaxing on your front porch?

Imagine the perfect wicker rocking chair to add charm to your cottage decor. This beautiful vintage rocker has been left in it's original form. The orange color makes it so unique. The vintage pillow is included. Let me ship this to you. It's available at the Pink Pig for $165.00.