Autumn Meets Paris

Autumn Meets Paris
at The Unique Bird
New collection listed at The Unique Bird on etsy.

My new listings feel a little more moody and sentimental than my last few brightly colored offerings. "Autumn Meets Paris", offers some cottage chic neutrals paired with some tints of soft and greyed out colors, not to mention an interesting mix of textures and materials. These vintage pieces span many eras from Victorian to some mid century modern.

The real story, though, is all about a country girl that went to Paris for a summer holiday. She not only fell in love with the City of Lights but she also met a boy. Sadly summer ended and she had to return home to the country side, but has lovingly held onto a few souvenirs from her days in Paris.

Framed sheet of antique postcards, "Postcards from Paris".

This was the inspiration piece for the whole collection. Somehow, this lovely sheet of antique uncut postcards from Paris was all I needed to inspire a sappy love story in my mind.  

I combined the newly framed sheet of antique postcards with a few shabby chic vintage pieces.

1940's printed florals in original chippy wood frames, "Picking Posies".

Sweet vintage silhouette in original distressed wood frame, "Miss Manners".

Combining textures, materials and eras.

"Rainy Days and Mondays", mid-century drip glaze art pottery dish is seen layered with, "Flock Together", a vintage metal vase with delightful applied metal bird detail.

"Fallen Leaf", is a tree bark like textured mid century avocado green glass vase.
Who says you need to fill vases with flowers? Why not fill it with some colorful foliage?

Urn Some Green, mid century drip glaze art pottery vase.

Fine line drawn images on these pieces of vintage china are detailed with tints of color.

"Mill Stream" eclectic set of vintage bowls by Johnson Brothers.

"The Old Farm Gate", eclectic set of vintage Currier and Ives china pieces, by Royal.

Layered with the decorated china is a more sleek looking but still delicately detailed "Scale-Upped" vintage metal tray, that is the perfect size for serving a champagne cocktail. You can say ,"Here's To Us" when using these vintage champagne goblets.

Pouring in a few more pieces of modern looking textured glass with these two vintage decanters, "Bottoms Up" and "A Votre Sante".

 Since you know how much I love to accessorize my home decor with accessories, I layered some Unique vintage cuff bracelets on one of the glass decanters.

"What's in a Name" vintage metal ID cuff bracelet and "Quarter For Your Thoughts" vintage metal cuff bracelet (guess why I picked that name?).

These bracelets even look pretty great when displayed in a more traditional way...on your wrist.

Just another souvenir from her holiday in Paris.

All over beaded vintage handbag has a bit of "Animal Magnetism" with a great zebra like pattern.

The softer side of sentimental...upcycled handmade decorative throw pillows.

"Fuzzy Feeling" upcycled from a beautiful vintage soft colored wool thread embroidered linen table runner.

 "Suit Yourself" upcycled from a vintage handmade menswear suiting crazy quilt.
This masculine menswear fabric quilt had a beautiful floral feminine fabric for its backing that I maintained on the back of this decorative pillow.

Take a sentimental journey when "Autumn Meets Paris", in The Unique Bird's etsy shop!

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