Friday, February 26, 2010

Searching for the Perfect Gift With Vintage Style?

Unique gifts for friends and family are at your finger tips at the Pink Pig.  I have found some items that will be the talk of the party and will have your girlfriends asking "Where did you get that?" Be different. Be Unique.  Don't give that boring Starbucks giftcard or the gift certificate for another mani/pedi.  These new gift idea items are just a click away at the Pink Pig.

I was so excited to find these French Inspired tea towels.  They are 100% cotton and come in three different designs.  Every woman needs tea towels and the graphics on these will add style and elegance to the kitchen of your gift recipient.

This vintage Milk Glass set has an Indiana and Grape Glass pattern and features a set of eight plates and cups.  This gift says "I know who is having the next luncheon!" 

There is so much elegance in this set of 4 Verre d' Amitie glasses.  Each glass is etched in French and it reads "A Glass for a Friend."  What a beautiful and unique way to express your feelings.

Finally, let me tell you about these amazing votive candles. Vie Luxe candles feature the finest and most luxurious components, from nickel finished glass to sophisticated packaging.  Each candle is a skillful blend of All-Natural, Botanical Wax and Fragrance Oils developed by the world's top fragrance house. A blend of White Jasmine Flowers, Exotic Ceibo Petals, Ombu Leaves & White Pepper. This simple gift is luxury in a box.

So next time you need a hostess gift, birthday gift or something for a member of the family, please visit the Pink Pig.  It is always my pleasure to help you find just that perfect something that will make the person who receives it know how truly special they are. 


Friday, February 19, 2010

Searching for Antique Treasures - Cottage Style in the Adirondacks

I recently went on a house call to look at a unique mansion full of Cottage Style Furniture.  This mansion called "Cobblestone" has an abundance of history as well as architectural design. With natural stone and log decor, this mansion featured several stone fireplaces along with 13 spacious rooms of fantastic hardwood floors and magnificent stone archways.  I was amazed as I walked from room to room to find one treasure after another.

I entered a large sleeping porch through a wall of french leaded glass doors. The room was filled with natural light and beautiful vintage wicker in an amazing shade of pink.

Gorgeous wallpaper
I climbed the massive staircase to the second level only to find this AMAZING wall of beautiful wallpaper.

Walking room to room I continued to find bedrooms filled with pretty blue painted dressers....fantastic twin beds with curved footboards and ticking fabric mattresses and various small tables each with their own unique design.

I have my work cut out for me! Visit us again as I bring each of these amazing examples of true Cottage Style Furniture back to it's original beauty.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Decorating Your Farmhouse Kitchen

Collectible Vintage Tins & Rooster Decor

I am always on the hunt for Vintage Finds for my farmhouse kitchen. Here at the Pink Pig we love collecting Vintage Tins and I have found a few that I thought would be wonderful for your farmhouse.

Tin Watering Can

We love an old Tin Watering Can, as with Spring around the corner these antique watering cans are a perfect way to display those pretty flowers from your garden.
Red Tin Spice Set
We love this vintage red Tin Spice Set as a way of adding a punch of color to your kitchen.

Tin Spice Box
Or this unique Tin Spice Box from the 1950's which features canister tins and it's own grater . Take this on your next Camping Trip up to the Adirondack Mountains this summer!

Advertising Tins
More Advertising Tins
Advertising tins have been around for hundreds of years, made to hold items like coffee, candy, tobacco and other items. Advertising tins, because of their original use, often have scratches, dents and even some rust, but those imperfections only add to the charm of these most collectible pieces.
Lefton Rooster Salt & Pepper
Let's not forget to add some Rooster Decor to your kitchen as well. We found this charming Lefton Rooster Salt & Pepper set which we love!
Primitive Shelf
Wouldn't they look darling perched on these fantastic primitive shelves? Perfect to display your collections!

Visit us again soon as we are always on the hunt unique vintage finds to display in your Farmhouse Kitchen.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eco Chic Canvas Bags for Spring!

We thought we would give you a sneak peek of our new Eco Chic Canvas Totes for Spring.  This collection, aptly named "The Vintage Series", are Metropolitan-chic carry-all totes with vintage illustrations and double length handles.

A stylish line of all fabric handbags for the active and fashionable gal on-the-go, these bags have been spotted by Hollywood gift guru and trend expert, Larry Fary, and seen at high profile events such as the GRAMMY's and Oscars.

We're keeping the designer of these fabulous handbags a secret just a little longer.  Please leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite design is. From top to bottom: Birdie Bike, Pay Phone, Top Hat Birdie, Victrola, or Free Will Bird.  Favor more than one?  We would love to know!

All of these fabulous bags are handmade in the USA and designed to be current yet classic and are meant to outlast overnight trends in style and quality. These high-demand bags will be priced at $65.00
22W x 15 1/2 H x 7"D.   Bags have interior zip pockets and reinforced bottom with covered seams.  

Stay tuned for details about how to purchase one for yourself!


Monday, February 8, 2010

The Pink Pig Presents Comfort Cottage on Etsy

I'd like to introduce you to Comfort Cottage, our niche store on Etsy selling "cushions and smalls for the home." If you aren't familiar with Etsy, it is a community of buyers and sellers whose focus is handmade and vintage products. Buying vintage and handmade ensures purchases are unique, sustainable, and supportive of independent business owners. It is a philosophy that mirrors the Pink Pig's dedication to acquiring statement pieces from the past and putting them to use today.

What can you find at the Comfort Cottage? The Comfort Cottage features a variety of accessories to add warmth and character to any home. Where else can you find a vintage milk carrier? The simple design allows for use in both modern and vintage settings. Fill with vintage milk cans or mason jars and bring yourself back to an era when you knew exactly where your food and drinks came from. Or give it a modern spin and use in the home office as a desktop organizer.

The Comfort Cottage also carries grand old wire baskets. The eye-catching forms and quality craftsmanship make these a staple in your home decor. A wire basket is wonderful for putting seasonal items on display and can also work as a stand-alone piece. With their clean lines, wire baskets can provide a nice transition from vintage to modern in your home.

Metal can be steely, harsh, and cold. But create a form with lovely curves and delicate scrolls, and iron becomes warm and whimsical. This tulip shape vase manages to appear light and airy despite being made of heavy iron. It is simply a great piece for the home or garden.

The next time you’re in the market for home d├ęcor, I hope you will check out Comfort Cottage and the other great vintage and handmade stores on Etsy. It is an excellent venue for finding one of a kind items. Once a week, I'll be featuring a new Etsy seller on my blog to promote buying handmade. There are some amazing shops! If you are an Etsy shop proprietor and would like to be featured, please email me.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Great Tunes For A Winter Weekend by Melody Gardot

I found this wonderful artist by accident while doing some research about Philadelphia artists. Having lived in Philadelphia for several years, I was amazed this gal grew up practically in my backyard and yet I had never heard of her.

Melody Gardot is an American jazz singer who was born in New Jersey in 1985. She started taking music lessons at the age of nine.  At 16, she played inPhiladelphia bars on weekends for a few hours each night where she insisted on only playing music she liked.  Melody was influenced by such blues and jazz artists as Judy Garland, Miles Davis & Duke Ellington as well as Latin music artists such as Stan Getz and Caetano Veloso.

At the age of nineteen she was involved in an auto accident while cycling which left her with serious injuries. During her time spent in the hospital she learned how to play the guitar and began writing songs.  She played at various venues in Philadelphia  and was spotted by the radio station WXPN, operated by the University Of Pennsylvania who encouraged her to assemble a demo which was quickly picked up by Universal Records.

Visit her website and listen to her fabulous tunes.  I know you will become a fan just like I have.