Saturday, December 24, 2011

Now That's A Sale!

I've been looking in my office/ storage area ready to tackle the mess and start the new year freshly organized, and sometimes the easiest way to do that is just do a mad clean house.... So I'm having a sale!

50% off the entire shop now through the end of Christmas Day!  
Enter Coupon Code: 50OFF

Below are a few of my favorite items right now.  Happy Shopping!  
Red Rotary Telephone

Travel Souvenir Vase

Lucite Base Lamp

Double Sided Cuff Links

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Best Laid Plans...

These were the Christmas records I meant to put on Etsy.  They were safely piled away together, so I wouldn't forget to add them to my shop, just after Thanksgiving. Except I forgot... we just found the pile today.  Luckily, my husband got a record player last year for Christmas so we've been getting some good use of these today and will for the next few days.  :)   The Ventures Christmas Album is incredible!

There is also a Pearl Jam Christmas Single in there, but that is my husbands and will probably never be for sale.    

Check back in tomorrow, I've got a wild hair in me and think I am going to mark the entire store 50% off for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   There are a lot of items I am a bit sick of looking at :)


Linking up to Thrift Share Monday

Monday, December 19, 2011

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

When I showed my husband my new blog, he asked if he could contribute a post every now and again. YES! I wasn't expecting him to get me something so quick. So here it is, my first guest post!

Somewhere deep inside Nell's Vintage House there is a small space that I like to call Eric's Vintage Corner. It takes up about 40 sq. ft. and is a great place to lie down, listen to music and/or read. It is a good, but not great, place to play guitar. It is an ok place to hide and it is a bad place for dancing.

I asked Janell if I could occasionally contribute to the blog; it seemed like it would be something I'd enjoy. I figure that the only great way to contribute to the bog would be one piece of the stuff at a time. That should last me a while, since there is a surprising amount of awesome vintage stuff in E's VC for a heterosexual male.

I enjoy the acquisition of stuff as much as I enjoy displaying and using said stuff. Estate sales, yard sales, garage sales, thrift stores, etc... I can't get enough of them. When a bunch of cool stuff comes home I am sometimes able to sneak an item out of the pile, clean it quickly and give it a home before the boss sees it's gone. It is my thinking that if I can give an item a good home and prove that my possession of it will contribute to me being more organized that my keeping it will be justified and Nell won't enact the 'dibs' clause. So I've built a pretty cool corner out here*. Sure, I share it with the vacuum cleaner and some other stuff that just isn't mine, but it's still a great spot.

There are a bunch of cool pieces waiting for their time in the sun, but for now, I dedicate this, my first guest post to the yelllowish metal shelves that Nell won't know I'm keeping until she reads this.

These I yoinked from the pile today, quickly cleaned and put on top of one of my stereo speakers to serve as the new home for cassettes and cd's and whatever else might follow me home from your yard sale. This thing really rounded out the vintage corner; much like Jeff Lebowski's rug tied the entire room together, this ties the stereo section to the lamp and draws a more defined corner to what is now clearly a man's space and what is the rest of this room.

I'd call these vintage industrial. The drawers are perfect for storing tapes and cd's and are also another perfect flat surface for one of many globes you'd find around here. There are these bookend clamps inside the drawers adjust so nothing has to sit around loose in there. I'm also looking forward to thinking of some clever label for the little metal label windows on the faces of the drawers. Cleaning the shelves was just one step above easy.They arrived in my possession with some sort of combination of dust and food remnant streaked across it. If you can do a good job cleaning something you found it is nice to enjoy seeing what it was before someone mistook if for junk and gave it to me for $1. Or gave to Janell that is.

So there you have it; my new metal drawers. I hope you enjoyed that. And yes, those are dolls in the picture, Nell's Vintage House sometimes has dibs on small pockets of empty space that exist within EVC; the dolls are not mine.

*E's VC is actually a small spot in our refinished garage that started out as his man cave but quickly became my office and storage for the store. What a great guy for sharing his space with me!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Leaving the gate running

I finally got our tree up. I found this beauty at an estate sale over the summer, in the tool shed behind the house. I saw the box peaking at me from up in the rafters. You better believe I squealed with joy when I pulled it down and saw the tree was INSIDE. It hadn't even been priced, so I added it to my pile and hoped for the best. Oh and did I mention, this find happened at 2 PM, and the sale had started at 8 AM! I was one of the only people in the house at the hour, long after their big rush. I always make it a point to chat up the sale runners, esp. if it is a private family sale. Why? Because when you are friendly, people are friendly back. This beauty of a tree set me back a whole $1.00!

As for the story behind my lonely shiny brite ornament. I discovered her at a yard sale this past weekend behind a few boxes. Me thinks I was a bit late on the find and someone else grabbed the rest of these beautiful ornaments. Perhaps this one fell off to the side. But hey, I'll take what I can get. :)


I'm doing it. :)

I don't really know what "it" is...but here is my attempt to document my life as it pertains to my darling house, the treasures I have found to decorate it and the items that I fall in love with but sadly don't fit within the 600 square feet that we call home. With the urging of my husband, I started Nell's Vintage House, my own online vintage store.

This blog will help me document the where I have come from to the where I will go. And hopefully I'll get to share some of the tips and treasures that have made this ride so fun!

Thanks for reading!