Have you seen the latest issue of Flea Market Style? The second issue, recently released, is another feast for the eyes. If vintage and distressed are your style, you're sure to love this magazine. Each issue is packed with fabulous ideas and gorgeous photos.
I especially loved the article Pretty in Pink and Green. After all, who doesn't love that color combination? The vintage verdigris bird cage is adorned with tea cups but you could fill it with any pink themed items. Imagine making a little vignette with pink, green and white knick knacks and pearls strung around the cage.
The next time I'm at the flea market, pink tatting will be on my list of items to keep an eye out for. It's a beautiful way to wrap gifts as an alternative to ribbon.
As Heather Bullard says here, "Every shade works beautifully together." And isn't that so true? I know I'm constantly combining various shades.
You'll also find lots of ideas for setting the table with vintage finds. Three wonderful ways are shown: using jadeite manufactured from the 40's through 70's; depression era glass in its classic shapes and colors; and with hand-painted rose-pattern China. No matter which you choose, your setting will certainly be a hit with guests. Any one of these is perfect for a quaint social or tea in the afternoon.
In another article entitled Bake Sale, you'll find quite a number of ways (at least a baker's dozen!) to use vintage packaging and old baking equipment to spice up any occasion featuring baked goods. My favorite idea is using old-time, wax-paper ice cream cups to hold frosted cup cakes decorated to look like ice cream sundaes, complete with a cherry on top. How fun and your friends and family will love it!
Heather Bullard is the Senior Editor of this must-have magazine and her personal stamp is all over it. If you are familiar with her, you already know that she stands for vintage beauty and her photography is such that you can't help but swoon. Don't let this issue slip away from you; it's one that you'll keep out on your coffee table and will read over and over.