Posts Tagged ‘Antique’

Reclaimed Luxury

Posted on: March 18th, 2011 by Lydia No Comments

Lowell is full of rundown and refurbished mill buildings complete with exposed brick and wooden beams. I have been diggin on these reclaimed metal and wood pieces as I think about incorporating Lowell’s mill past into my new little colonial house.

1)Floating Bookshelves  Wren Woods 2)Pipe Light Fixture MESH Architecture 3)Bed Frame and Bookshelves Robrray 4)Dining Room Table Recycled Brooklyn

Thanks for your help combating brownie boredom, one S’more at a time!™

-Lydia

White Home Market

Posted on: August 23rd, 2010 by Lydia No Comments

I joined the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce  a few months ago to help get my business name our there in the Greater Lowell community and I have made a concerted effort to attend every networking event possible.  With out fail, I have made at least one vital connection at each of the events I attend. At one luncheon, I met the group sales manager for a large local hotel, who loved my work so much she added me to the preferred vendor list given to couples.  Last Tuesday I met Helena, a lovely woman who invited me to be a food seller at the White Home Market in Wilton, NH.  You might not think that chocolate covered marshmallow s’mores would go well with antiques but you can really work up an appetite while shopping!  The White Home Market is three day cottage-chic vintage/antique market that happens once a month.

This past weekend was the market for August, so I made the rainy drive to NH and White Home Market to check out the goods.  I rarely get a chance to visit markets or fairs before buying into tables so I jumped at this one.  My verdict . . . this place is so spectacularly cute! Unlike most markets where each vendor has a booth and sells their goods, White Home integrates all the products into homey nooks that showcase what these treasures might look like in your home (if you were super chic and had an eye for repurposed vintage).  The shopping crowd was mostly older, only because this market was not in Boston, and I’m not sure if they know how amazingly trendy this store is.  For pictures of past markets, check out the gallery of images here.  There were so many items for sale (and reasonably priced too!) that I have seen in vintage inspired engagement shoots and weddings, like old scales and typewriters, like these

Vintage Breakfast Inspired Shoot

Vintage Breakfast Inspired Shoot

and this

Vintage Meadow Engagement Shoot

Vintage Meadow Engagement Shoot

and these

Wedding Typewriter Guestbook Display

Wedding Typewriter Guestbook Display

and this one too!

Vintage Typewriter Guestbook

Vintage Typewriter Guestbook

And there were tons of stain glass windows, shutters, wooden doors, drawers and ladders reused as art, tables and shelves. Here are some funky wedding examples of repurposed wood.

Vintage Window Used for Escort Cards

Vintage Window Used for Escort Cards

and this beautiful example

Repurposed Vintage Frames & Radios

Repurposed Vintage Frames & Radios

For more drawer in inspiration, check out this post from Postcards & Pretties.

For more old door inspiration, check out this post again from the lovely Postcards & Pretties.

So the point of all this? If you are anywhere in the Boston area and like anything vintage, or have customers who want vintage elements in their wedding, you MUST visit this market! The merchandise changes every day the market is open so visit often. The next market will take place September 17th, 18th, & 19th from 10am-5pm each day and don’t forget to grab some s’mores while you are there!

Thanks for helping combat brownie boredom, one S’more at a time!™

-Lydia