Some Vintage Lovelies

My two favorite textures
would easily be a soft, simple linen (without a busy pattern or print)
and silver metal (pewter, zinc, nickel, silver; you name it.)
I found a few of my favorite things
during last week’s trip to
Wild Rose & Co. Marketplace
in Walkersville, MD.

These little vintage hat holders
were donning the most adorable hats for sale in the shop
(no camera = no photo to share.)
and although I noticed them right away,
I just assumed they weren’t for sale.
Be still my dang heart,
when I went to pay for my other lovelies,
and noticed Sally, Ry, & LaLa‘s sale tags.
I whipped the little hat off it’s head and said,
“I’ll take the tall one.”
“Oh, but they look so nice together.
I’ll take the little one too.”
I just couldn’t separate them.
They reminded me of a mama and her child.
Am I nuts, or what?
When some look at these vintage wire hat holders,
they see just that – a vintage wire hat holder.
When I look at them, 
I see art in the sweetest sculpture.
The antiqued silver finish.
The crooked, imperfectly bent wire.
The simplicity of the wire formed head (ball) and base.
They look so delicate despite their metal wire construction.
 {LOVE} them.
Okay, moving along…
Christine from
Sally, Ry, & LaLa also had this
wire memo holder in her area of the shop.
Again, I see art when I look at it.

The combination of thick and thin wire.

The way it spirals around the frame.

(This was the first thing in the shopped that I scooped up!)
I don’t think it’s actually vintage nor did it claim to be, but I don’t care. 
It’s looks vintage and it looks cool.
I bought it for use as an inspiration and idea board
but suddenly I’m thinking clever chore chart for the boy.
It has a rusty, rust-colored finish but 
(Close your eyes here Ms. Funky Junk Donna!),
I might make it cuter with pewter.
Just a personal preference.
I feel like I stole these lavender linens
from Marian’s booth.
FOUR hemstitch napkins and a 24 in. square centerpiece cloth for $10.
TEN dollars?!
I own several {mass produced, yet beautiful} linens from Pottery Barn’s hemstitch line
and none was even close to 10 beans.
…and muted, grayish, lavender wasn’t even an option.
I adore the color as much as the simple hemstitching…
I’m keeping the centerpiece but the napkins and some other lavender lovelies & such
will be added to one fabulous giveaway that I have planned
the minute that little Followers gadget on the right says 1,000!
So, if you subscribe or read (thank you!) but don’t “Follow,”
just click that lil’ button, would you?
But, no pressure.

In addition to scooping up some vintage lovelies,

I met one of the sweetest, loveliest woman that I’ve ever met,
who was happy to stop what she was doing,
take my box of wares and set everything out while I was still there…
just to make me smile, I’m sure.
Lynette is the proprietor of Wild Rose & Co. Marketplace and is a genuine peach.
(Again, no camera = no photo.)
So is her little girl, who was just hangin’ around the shop, 
donning an artsy flower in her hair,
giving customers the cutest warm welcome 
before she headed off to preschool.
How cool would that be?!
To grow up, spending your mornings hanging with mama
in her quaint, little, vintage & antique shop.
I envision Little Miss Wild Rose
(I don’t want to share her real, adorable name for confidentiality reasons)
growing up to be an author (she had a lot to say),
writing of stories that she dreamed up in that little shop,
exposed to the beauty of age,
and meeting so many interesting people.
Guess that’s the dreamer in me because that’s totally what I’d be doing!
So back to the beginning,
what are your favorite textures?

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I’m sharing my little finds at Debra’s lovely party…
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  1. LOVE your lovelies Jami!! Looking forward to your giveaway too~ Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  2. I LOVE the memo holder!! I have been thinking of getting one for my guest room and changing out the little things it would hold throughout the year.

  3. WOW Jami,
    I love all that wirey goodness!! And your right they do look good together!!
    Have a lovely day.

  4. Kristy says:

    I think they look like art too! Love your favorites!

  5. Leaha says:

    Ahhhh the wire metal hat stands! Guess who purchased the medium one :) I was hoping to go back to Wild Rose this weekend and purchase the other two, but I guess you beat me to it! :) Enjoy them, they are gorgeous!

  6. Chris says:

    So many pretty things. Woot!

  7. I was thinking to myself that you were going down the funky junk path and then you go and mention Donna! I love wire stuff too. Not sure why, but I am drawn to wire things and yours all ring my bell.

  8. Megan says:

    ohmygoodness! I love it all!!!!! ALL!

    and yes you are a bit crazy ;) but those hat holders DO belong together!

    and the memo holder- AH! I *need* something like that in my crafty/scrappy/computer room! *need* I tell you! ;)

  9. Hi Jami, you always have the yummiest things, I’d love for you to link up to VIF on Thursdays (later today) if you have time!
    hugs and love,

  10. Erin says:

    After reading this account of Wild Rose, I wish I lived close enough to visit it! So glad you had fun shopping and you did find some beauties! Love those lavender napkins in particular.

    Take care,

  11. Proper Prim says:

    Love, love love those hat forms… my chin hit my chest when you first said you only took one… so glad you took both, that would have been one of those things you would have kicked yourself for later had you not taken both.

    Pretty napkins too… love the hemstitch.

    Congrats on your almost 1000 followers I am sure it won’t take long… your blog is awesome and your talents, well they just make me green with envy.

    Have a great day Jami…

    Hugs, Deb

  12. They are art; and I LOVE them! And there is no way you can separate them! What a find! xo Samantha

  13. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    LOVE your new treasures!!! So pretty!

  14. Mrs. Means says:

    I love the items you got. Especially the hat stands. They are so gorgeous and make we wish that we wore hats and pretty things like ladies did “back then”.
    I love anything old and rustic, like especially old wood. But I also love velvet! Or anything bead encrusted.

  15. Brianna says:

    I am a new follower but I had to stop and say that I LOVE the napkins… The color is so pretty and so is the price!

  16. Charlotte says:

    Love, love the hat stands…..I would probably think about killing for those jewels….the napkins are wonderful….good finds…..

  17. Mary Lemon says:

    All I can say is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! I love those cute hat stands. They look like little people. Good thing you bought both of them–they should never be separated. Right now one of my favorite textures is burlap. We use it all the time when staging and just a small piece can add so much. I have tons of vintage linens and trims that I really love too and use a lot. I even made Valentine cards with a bunch of my vintage trims and buttons and it was so much fun! Love your blog.

  18. paish says:

    these vintage hat holders are fabulous. i think they hold the same mystery and magic as a manniquin. i have a judy in my living room and it’s so pretty and eccentric all at the same time…

  19. Hi Jami, How fun to be planning your 1,000 follower giveaway! I’m a follower, and I love those lavender napkins, so I’m doing my part. :-) I love the idea of Miss Wild Rose growing up to be an author. What a romantic thought.

    The textures I love are wicker and then soft, velvety fabrics like suede, velvet, old sweaters, and even old, soft vintage fabrics (especially florals.)

    Thanks for all you great posts. I love your blog.


  20. thanks for the shout out… I love that you love your wire goodies!

  21. Allison says:

    You certainly found some beautiful treasures! The lavender linens are gorgeous! I’m a fan of yummy linens. I like your wire hat holders, too. Those are perfect for your mantle next to your tin heart.

  22. Val says:

    Beautiful. Your blog is lovely!

  23. Love your blog. Everything about it. I am happy to be a new follower.

  24. Jami, you have such an amazing eye for things! I really enjoy your blog and have just nominated you for the ‘Stylish Blogger Award’. You deserve it … your blog is lovely! Should you choose to accept the award, you can read about how to do it as well as grab the button for your blog from my post:

    Thank you for your inspiration and congratulations!


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