Friday, May 29, 2015

Timeless Treasures : A Curated Collection From The Shop At MDC

As most of you already know, I love decorating with antiques and vintage items. I like to mix things up for a welcoming look. The old with the new, the fancy with the casual :)  One of my "go to" places places for vintage accessories are quirky flea markets and antique stores. I love getting lost in them :) I have a lot of stuff in my home with personal family history. Therefore the key for me is not to buy stuff and make everything look cluttered.  Sometimes, I add an extra layer of charm with a few vintage finds. If you are into vintage accessories and unique finds them my latest collection of antique store finds will be perfect for you! Are you ready to go antiquing with me??
Here goes.....the first of the many :) 
This silver plated vintage bowl is American and carries a marking which says Forbes Silver. My research and a chat with the antique dealer led me to the following information. Forbes Silver Co. was set up in Meriden CT in 1894 as a department of Meriden Britannia Co. This company is one of the original companies which formed The International Silver Co. which is currently in use! 
This piece is in excellent condition for its age. A great "conversation starter" and a wonderful addition to any decor!

To know more about the product  and to purchase click HERE

This stunning silver plated tray below has the marking of Empire Silver Co which was part of the Benedict Manufacturing company set up in Syracuse New York in the early 1900. Its a pretty piece with an intricate design. I have one and use it to display stuff like this pretty green succulent :)

To know more about the product click HERE.

Happy Weekend folks!!

Images: My Dream Canvas and subject to copyright

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lets Go Antiquing With The Shop At My Dream Canvas

I love a good find, especially when I have stumbled upon it at an antique store :)  Lately, I have been having a lot of fun finding  interesting things at antique stores. I love the history and some of the pieces I find are rather unique. 

Today, I am happy to announce that I will be curating a small collection of such finds for The Shop At My Dream Canvas. These will be vintage items. I shall share as much history as I know about these pieces. Silver plated dishes like the one in the image below usually have a stamp at the back. The stamp can  lead you to its history and vintage. I love doing the research and find it fascinating!

 Here is a sneak peek into what's coming :)  Sharing a quick picture from my phone.

I am really excited!!

Image: My Dream Canvas

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fabulous Finds : Artnlight Circular Trays

I have always loved Vineeta Nair's work and have blogged about her store Artnlight here before. Her latest collection of circular trays are stunning!

To view the entire collection click Here!

Image: Artnlight and subject to copyright.

Vintage Inspired Tabletop Decor

I am back after the long weekend feeling happy and content. The reason is not because I managed to relax or do something fun! Its because Mr MDC and I tackled some home projects and did some spring cleaning.  We are tired but happy and it feels good :) I am going to kick start the week with these gorgeous images of a vintage inspired tabletop created for a wedding!

The people who created this magical soiree is Patina Rentals. I was fascinated to learn about the concept behind Patina Rentals. To quote " Patina is all about handpicked vintage furniture oozing with the character and beauty that comes with age. Our collection of rentals is curated by a design addicted, vintage junkie who brings pieces from different eras, styles, and far flung places together under one roof in an old garment factory in Brooklyn"

Sounds and looks beautiful, does it not? I found these images on the Free People blog which I have bookmarked for their amazing posts filled with inspiration and creative ideas. 

From the green succulents, the vintage brass candlestands, the indigo hues and the vintage dishes..........this setting is truly enchanting!!

Images: via and subject to copyright