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Oh Baby!

Are you nesting? Looking for the perfect shower gift? Whether you are expecting your own bundle of joy, or looking for a unique present for a mom-to-be, antique and vintage items can add to the whimsy and sentiment! (Check out our Pinterest board here.)

Here are some Pinterest-worthy nursery decor ideas:

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Vintage 1940’s framed Mother Goose print ($28)
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Vintage chenille crib cover ($22)
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Retro vintage Winnie the Pooh wall hanging ($34)
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Vintage crib coverlet or wall hanging ($36)

Give a unique and special gift you won’t find on a registry:

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Antique real fur beaded moccasins ($38)
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Unused vintage baby blanket ($40)
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Vintage 1950’s silverplate baby rattle ($10)
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Vintage 1950’s felt baby booties ($16)

Vintage paper goods are an awesome way to present a gift or add a retro touch to baby showers:

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Vintage unused baby shower invites ($5)
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Vintage 1950’s set of 3 gift tags ($3.50)
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Vintage greeting card ($3.50)
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Vintage Hallmark gift wrap ($3)

Check out more baby and gift ideas in our Etsy shop or Ebay store!

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A Sentimental Gift for Mother’s Day

This year, give a gift that is as special as she is. I love the idea of antique and vintage items that will remind her of days gone by. Or things she loves that you just don’t find anymore. We have curated an entire collection of ideas on our Pinterest page.

For example, my Grandmother always carried a hanky:

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Unused antique 1930’s set of 3 boxed hankies ($18)
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Unused vintage 1950’s embroidered linen hanky ($12)
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Unused vintage 1950’s set of 3 boxed hankies ($14)

Of course, jewelry is always a welcomed surprise!

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Vintage enamel floral brooch ($18)
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Antique-inspired rose cameo necklace ($14)
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Vintage rhinestone butterfly brooch ($30)

Antique and vintage linens can also become new, sentimental favorites:

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Vintage cream hand-crocheted bed coverlet ($54)
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Vintage pair of unused embroidered pillowcases ($34)
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Vintage unused Quaker lace tablecloth ($44)
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Vintage feedsack yo-yo rosette quilt ($220)

And don’t forget to think outside the box!

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Vintage 1960’s unused traveling bridge set ($18)
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Vintage unused Evening in Paris body powder ($15)
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Vintage unused Italian stationary set ($20)
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Handmade unused pin cushion ($12)

Make sure to check out our Etsy shop and Ebay store for more gift ideas… we add things daily!

 

 

 

Something Old, Something New…

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“Something old, something new; Something borrowed, something blue.”

Wedding season is almost upon us! Curate your own special collection of treasures for your big day using antique and vintage items no one else will have. Whether you are looking for a touch of romance, whimsy or elegance, Dragonfly Cottage has it all! (To view our entire hand-selected treasury, click here.)

Something Old:

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Vintage beaded handbag from France ($88)
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Antique 1930’s Juliet skull cap ($26)
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Vintage 14K gold 7mm pearl bracelet ($150)

Something New (new to you counts!):

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Vintage white rhinestone wedding set ($40)
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Vintage 1960’s elbow length ivory gloves ($28)
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Vintage 1950’s Stratton enamel compact ($48)

Something Blue:

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Vintage 1950’s foldaway paper fan ($10)
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Vintage blue earrings ($18)
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Vintage 1960’s sheer hankie with blue roses ($12)

Please visit our Ebay store and Etsy shop for more unique items for your big day! We have everything from dresses and accessories to cake toppers and table decorations. We add more daily!

Spring Fever!

Spring is definitely in the air! And here at Dragonfly Cottage, we have spent the last few weeks cultivating fun new items to celebrate the changing of the seasons. We are featuring two carefully selected collections on Pinterest this week: Spring Fever! and Easter Bunny, Eggs and Chicks. (Click links to view boards.)

I absolutely love antique and vintage textiles! Especially at this time of year when you can really freshen up the bed linens or set an amazing table for Easter Sunday. Here are some fun ideas:

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Vintage yo-yo feedsack quilt ($240)
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Vintage floral twin fitted sheet ($22)
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Vintage hand-painted damask tablecloth set ($32)

Looking for a uniquely vintage, yet still fresh-as-a-daisy look for Easter Sunday? Accessorize with some of my favorite pieces:

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Vintage 1930’s cloche ($32)
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Vintage pearl bracelet ($150)
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Vintage 1950’s knit gloves ($8)

Speaking of Easter, there is nothing more charming than retro paper goods. Instead of buying new, rescue and upcycle some vintage ones:

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Vintage Easter paper napkins ($6)
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Vintage Easter paper napkins ($5)
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Vintage Easter card ($3)
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Vintage Easter card ($2)

Make sure to check out our Etsy shop and Ebay store for a large selection of all things antique and vintage for Spring!

A Trip Through Vintage Scandinavia

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Whether it’s the simple, sleek and minimalist home design you can find at your local IKEA or the attention current pop culture is giving to the vibrant history of the Vikings (think Ragnar Lothbrok and his band of warriors sporting their amazing man buns), there’s no denying the rising popularity of all things Scandinavian.

Dragonfly Cottage has always been ahead of that curve, as this is our own family’s heritage. Owner and founder Sheri Benjamin has lovingly curated her own collection of vintage Scandinavian wares – from personal heirlooms to treasures she has found and gathered over the years.

In kind, our family business has naturally also gravitated towards these items, whether it’s vintage Swedish textiles, Finnish pottery, or Danish clothing – just to name a few. If you are looking for unique, whimsical pieces to add warmth to your modern Scandinavian decor, or a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special (who doesn’t need a pair of Nordic wool stockings?!), look no further!

This week we have pulled together an amazing collection of vintage Scandinavian pieces available from Dragonfly Cottage. You can view it on Pinterest here.

A few of my own personal favorites:

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Antique Swedish bread plate – could be used as a wall hanging ($18)
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Large vintage Dala horse wall hanging or rug ($76)
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Vintage handkerchief – could also be used as table or dresser scarf ($18)
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Vintage Dala horse fabric – perfect for pillows, valances, table runners and more ($24 per panel)
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Adorable vintage Tomte painting ($24)

And there is so much more!

So take a trip with us through the rolling countryside of Scandinavia… we hope you enjoy it and even find a little treasure of your own.

Get Lucky for St. Patrick’s Day!

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We’ve pulled together a fun collection of our vintage and quirky St. Patty’s Day items on Pinterest to help bring out your inner leprechaun! We have greeting cards, jewelry, linens, hankies and more.

You can also check them out in our Etsy shop or eBay store. Get a jump start on your party planning!