Rare Pink & White Staffordshire Dogs

So if you read my blog, you know I’m kinda crazy about pink! So I was floored when I found these at auction. Typically the English Staffordshire dogs are brown, cream, orange shades. These are made in England by Blakenery. These figures can be used as bookends or just lovely accent home decor pieces for any room in your home!

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Here we have them perched between a vintage set of books tied together with white netting ribbon.

 

 

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They are adorable separated and set on varying heights too. We included them next to a concrete topiary, set on stack of books and the other set on an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint painted brass tray in Duck Egg.

 

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They pick up the pretty raised enameled painted glass pattern on the vintage Bristol glass lamp set in the background. These are adorable pups! Available for sale too such send us an email if interested…sign up for our blog and receive an automatic 10% discount from their price of $85. They are in very good clean condition. Slight craze lines on the back of one dog with 3 slightly darkened lines.  Overall, just lovely!

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Well as my brother in law likes to say, woof! Pretty pink dogs!

xoxo chrissy

The Perfect Christmas Gift!

Do you have a special someone on your Christmas gift list who is a wee bit hard to buy for? Someone who likes to decorate and change things up in her/his home? Someone who likes color and unique home decor? I have the perfect gift idea for you! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint of course!

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Treat your friend or relative to a goody box filled with sample size chalk paints, small wax pots (super size for the dark wax), and a paint and or wax brush depending on your budget!  Try a bold color such as Barcelona Orange or Antibes Green! You can even throw in some small pieces of sample boards that you can purchase at local hardware store so she or he can practice! Fill up a wicker basket, old tin canister, sewing box etc….best to use a vintage item as your vessel to help spark creative juices!  Be warned, your gift recipient will luv ya forever because of this gift!

ps: we sell and ship directly from our website. Please visit the Shop On Line Tab!

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Here we have Emporer’s Silk and Antibes Green with a small dark wax peeking from the back!

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Above we filled a pottery mold with lots of various colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. They look so pretty against the bright white background.

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Add a tea cup with complimentary colors and shades for the Shabby Chic decorator! Just add a pretty bow and your good to go! Thoughtful and pretty!

Happy shopping! chrissy

pstt…the Shop on Line Tab will get you all you need! Let me know if you need a vessel or item to hold your treasures and I can give you some ideas. Tks!

Stuck in Traffic Blues

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To all of those that commute on a daily basis, I have a new found respect for you and I pledge to fill a small portion of your day with a pretty item to make you smile. Maybe you can think of it when your stuck in traffic and give a little smile! I am writing about this because my hubby and I took a day trip yesterday and unsuspectingly got stuck in a NYC suburb traffic jam. As I sat there for 45 minutes and traveled an entire 2 miles on the Garden State Parkway, I said out loud “how do people do this on a daily basis?” I pledged right then and there if I can bring some beauty or a little smile to your face every so often by just showing you some pretty antiques and vintage wares, for goodness sake, I’d be happy to do so! So….here is my first attempt:

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I hope you are smiling! Drive safely!

McCoy Teapot Starts a Pastel Vision!

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So I was feeling bad about this vintage McCoy pottery teapot with no lid. How can I use you my dear! Ah ha! Filled her with spoons and forks for a buffet line or kitchen counter display, I can even use her as a pretty watering pitcher! I got in the mood to create a vignette focusing on pastel shades……

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I carry Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in my shop and Provence and Antibes green fit the bill for my pastel vignette! Ooh can’t wait to paint with these 2 colors together. I will eventually create a larger vignette in my shop but this is a good start.

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Vintage stretch of floral fabric, Haeger pottery vase….art deco framed print of pretty lady in a pastel shaded dress….urn through in for balance with some pretty yellow daffodils! Pieces available for purchase, McCoy Teapot is $12 as is Haeger vase, Art Deco print is $50! Sample pots are $11.95 through our website shop too!

Oh Boy Oh soy! My new favorite candle line! Clean, crisp and NO CHEMICALS, all soy based! Yeah. We have many great fragrances in our shop and this Eucalyptus Spearmint color was perfect for my gathering! $22.50 for a 26 ounce glass jar!

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Antoinette Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for an Antique French Bed!

I have completely fallen in love with Antoinette! The lovely light pink shade of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I did a Coco wash with base of Antoinette to create this lovely aged look on this French carved wood full bed! Not hard to do…just play around with your shades until you find what works best with your piece of furniture.

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I brushed paint over the carved sections to create a natural aged and distressed look…it’s very easy to do, easier then painstakingly filling in all the cracks and crevices with paint!

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Check out Antoinette for yourself! I’m sure you will luv it! Happy Painting!@ Chrissy

Autumnal Display With Shades of Gold & White

Spent time setting up an “autumn” themed display on top of a lovely buffet server…chose white and gold as a theme mixed with shades of browns, tans and autumn shades…

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Added some dried hydrangeas next to an oil painting of fresh hydrangeas….

 

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Accented gold with white….check out that smart toast rack….who doesn’t need one of these? Adorable!

 

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Let me know if you see any items you would like to purchase….thanks for looking! Chrissy

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® & Cape May Antiques Inc!

Back in June I announced I was sooo excited because Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® was coming to my shop via Magnolia Lane Design. We had a wonderful summer, I learned all about the Chalk Paint®, went through training, did lots of painting myself to learn how to work with the product and as  a result of falling madly in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, I was blessed with the opportunity to become the Stockist in this area! So, it’s official, Cape May Antiques Inc. is now the stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Stephanie Granit, Magnolia Lane Design’s owner, is still in full swing at her Pt. Pleasant NJ location so be sure to stop there if you are ever in the area!

We are also selling Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® on our website in the On Line Shopping section. Please visit www.anniesloan.com to find a retailer nearest you.

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Cheerful Vintage Pink, Even on a MONDAY!

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Vintage pink Limoges porcelain & pink depression glass!

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Lovely antique Haviland Limoges French tea cups and saucers. The pattern is Schleiger 39E. Have you ever checked out how many Haviland Limoges patterns there are? 1,000s or more! Mind blowing how they created so much art for their porcelain!

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Matching round covered tureen or casserole. Trimmed in gold, these date from around 1910 or so.

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Pair of pink depression glass fluted wine glasses. Just the right size for a lovely large glass of white wine! Or red, but it might clash but who cares!

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Set on a lovely antique silk, hand embroidered pink pillow case. Puff stitch pattern with blue accents in the flower centers. Thought maybe I could cheer your Monday with some pretty vintage pink!

Blooming Pink Roses on Vintage Porcelain

I am a total sucker for pink and roses and vintage porcelain. Put the 2 together and LOOK OUT! Pretty vintage mustache cup and saucer, paired with a trio of large blooming roses on this cabinet plate equals pure bliss!

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Gorgeous cut work or reticulated rim on the cabinet plate…aren’t these roses gorgeous?

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I love my vintage glass vase filled with a combination of dried herbs and a dried peonies flower…wishing for new life in spring!

You can smile now!

 

Mix & Match French Limoges ….Timeless!

 

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I decided to take some photos of my French Limoges table setting before I replaced it with a spring setting! I had mixed some Old Paris unmarked French soup bowls with a burgundy wine colored rim decorated with gold scroll work with a simple pink floral pattern with splashes of green. Since I had so much color with the place settings I used clear glass short beverages, great for wine!

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Don’t be afraid to try something difference…the gold in both pieces of china, work very well together and really the pink and dark wine color

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Also, I added a clear candelabra in the center to add height and some short burgundy colored votive candles! When you have a few basics, you can create varying settings with just simple changes!

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Here are some pressed glass dessert bowls too with a splash of shabby chic Nippon pink floral salt and pepper shakers!

 

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So, thanks for visiting! Let me know what you think? Chrissy