Monday, February 20, 2017

Antiques ON SALE at Vintages

Our Spring Sale Continues with most of our antique selection at 30% off original marked price! That's right ... 30% off. Now is the time to save on that special treasure you have wanted. Choose from antiquarian books, vintage magazines, antique silver, miniature frames and boxes, porcelain figures, sewing collectibles and vanity accessories ... and old toys and games. All 30% off.

NOTE: Antique and vintage items are all one-of-a-kind and may not still be in stock ... limited to selection on hand. Not all items shown are on sale. Sale is only in our Los Gatos shop and sale prices are not applicable to online sales.

Friday, February 17, 2017

SPRING SALE Scarves 20% off

We are having a few Spring Sales ... many items in the store are marked down ... so come on in and take advantage of the savings while they last! Today we are featuring our scarves ... and they are beautiful and a bargain at 20% off the original prices.

Love to ride your bike ,,, or just a wannabe? These are perfect. Orig $24.95 ... SALE $19.96

Gorgeous hand felted scarves ... these are works of art! Orig $49.95 ... SALE $39.96

Bright, beautiful 100% silk scarves in many colors. Mix-n-Match. Orig $19.95 ... SALE 15.96

Soft, snuggly infinity scarves made with Bamboo Viscose fibers. Orig $32.00 ... SALE $25.60
Available only in our Los Gatos store and while supplies last.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Bright Colorful Artist Created Hearts and more

We have carried Tracy's bright, beautiful and whimsical wooden wall sculptures for the past year. Each of these designs is so bright and cheery that you cannot suppress a smile when you see them. While we have quite a few hearts ... it is Valentines Day after all ... we also have some fantastic fish, a smiley man-in-the-moon, a sunflower, butterfly and bright blue star. You have gotta check these out. The PERFECT gift that will bring smiles for a long time! Each piece is hand assembled and individually painted. These range in price from $59.95 to $169.95 ... not a lot for original artwork.


Ready for Your Valentine?

Are you ready for Valentines Day? We are. Vintages is loaded with great gifts, cards, tags, and more. Check out this gallery of treasures.
LOVE Boxes ... ready for you to fill them up with goodies! Just $21.95 each. ... BTW: The cute little bunnies are $10.95 each.

Large Crown Votives $18.95 each  -- Hand Crafted Mini Canvases on Easels $12.95 each Made in the USA

Locally Created Valentines Cards $3.95 each Made in the USA

Made in USA Mini Inspirational Bowls $10.95 including Muslin Gift Bag

Love Towels $9.95 each -- DIY Valentine Gift Kits $18.95 each

Glass Hearts $4.95 each

Hand Crafted Heart Pendants ... from $4.95 each Made in the USA

A Variety of Heart Ornaments and Gift Ties ... from $5.95 each

Key to My Heart ... Vintage Keys on Ribbons with Sayings $8.95 each Made in the USA

I Love You Collection ... Cards, Tags, Notepads, more ... Made in the USA

Magnet Gift Boxes $19.95 ... Individual Magnets from $3.95 each Made in the USA

King and Queen Matchboxes $5.25 each ... I Love You Bottles $8.95 each

Individually Hand Stamped Muslin Bags $2.39 each Made in the USA

Love and Dream Tiles $29.95 each Made in the USA

Pewter Heart Dishes from $14.95 each Made in Canada

Valentine Pins $1.49 each

Reclaimed Tin Tile Heart $115.00 (one only) Made in the USA -- Mirror Stars $45.95 set of 3

Colorful Glass Votives $16.95 each

Make your Valentine's Dreams Come True ... get them a special treasure from Vintages.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dare to Create with Mixed Media

One excellent workshop we participated in was "Dare to Create", a mixed media workshop led by Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzappel. The objective was ostensibly to create a mixed media heart painting ... but in reality it was an exercise in using a number of mixed media art techniques, media and textures.

We liked it because it gave us the freedom to choose our palette and design, while still following a process to expose us to several techniques. The brands of the media were different than what we carry, but that's OK, since these are pretty much all the same. Paints, gel, texture, stencils, various brushes --- dry, wet, stipple, stencil --- and palette tools. We have just about everything on that list in the shop at Vintages.

The prototype heart design was a nice, decorative, highly textured painting. Susan and I each took our own route to success ... hers more floral, mine more geometric. Here are some photos of our project being "created."

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Greenery ... Color of the Year 2017

The annual selection by the Pantone Color Institute of their color of the year is always a great refresher. Regardless of how you feel about the color .... this year is is the lively, effervescent Greenery ... it gets your color juices going. 

In making this year's announcement, Lea Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, had this to say:

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

I find it to be refreshing, like the sight new foliage in spring, a freshly cut avocado or a lively burst of excitement into an otherwise repetitive world. I looked around my world, my collection of images, and found some delightful examples of Greenery ... more than I expected.

Here is a blog post about Greenery as employed in the interior design space. Enjoy.
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