Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bonne Année

{Holiday Bounty Trunk as created by my darling mother}

Need a creative housewarming gift for the New Year?

Gather up a few vintage items and insert real fruit, baked goods and few plants (not flowers) for planting in the new year!

Shown here is a vintage trunk as the base. Added in are two antique spooners to hold fresh cuttings....and an antique binocular case with a few holes drilled in the bottom--add in some succulants. Dispersed are fresh lemons from the backyard tree (or grocery store!) and you have a gift from the heart and garden!

Or a Cheese set paired with a Cheese board is always appreciated!

Lagioule Cheese Set with French Chese Board (left; $67) or Farmhouse Cheese set with French Cheese Board (right; $60)....both wrapped and ready to present! Available at or by calling 323.932.0451.

Be safe and thank you for your incredible support this past year! We love what we do and love that you love the treasures we unearth. Incredibly bounty of new finds will be presented over the coming weeks....get our 'yer drool bucket!

Blessings+Peace+Health+Happiness to each and every one of you!

Kathy Delgado
Vintageweave Founder

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas Shoe You!

{Vintage shoe molds; $44 small size - 51 large}

For the guy or girl who has VERY picky taste in shoes......
vintage shoe molds are just the ticket!

In various sizes+shapes. We think they look grand as a pair, but split them up and they each become a fantastic paper weight for the desk!

And if you're heading to Paris for holiday, be sure to get a proper French pedicure for those toes. While affordable walk-in's are not to be found in Paris, a treat you surely deserve at least once!

One of my favorites:
Darphin (yes--the fab skincare line! They do mani/pedi's in the back! Get an incredible facial while you're at it)
350 Rue Saint Honore
1st Arron.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One can not cook with an ugly pot!

{French Potato Masher; $75 at}

During one of my magical trips to St Tropez, I participated in a bistro cooking class. I'll never forget overhearing an instructor comment to a colleague "I can not cook with an ugly pot!" as she grabbed a copper tureen. I loved this! This past March I added to my own copper pot collection, a cocette ronde a couv (round concotte with lid) with a visit to my favorite Paris haunt, a chef's paradise:
"E Dehillerin"

Tucked away in the south of France is a cozy, blue kitchen with a simple
wooden table in the center and a door leading quietly out to a back garden. The
walls are covered in hanging antique objects--egg beaters, ladles, a
pewter pans (all in perpetual use)--and shelves are crammed with vintage china
and colorful pottery bowls (the ones wiht the cracks and chips have the most
character). It is one of the most welcoming kitchens I have ever seen
--and some of the most welcoming food you can imagine comes out of it."

The above and below quotes are favorite excepts from
"The Country Cooking of France" ~ Anne Willan
"I can do everything by hand--with a mortar and pestle, a knife, a
whisk--it's so much more sensual

Call us or order online this incredible book--a delight for the tummy and the eyes! Chock full of gorgeous pictures and interesting tidbits surrounding the country cooking style of the south of France.

11.5 x 8.5 hardcover; $49
now available at ""

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Countdown 'til Christmas!

"Le travail n'épouvante que les âmes faibles."

{Work only frightens feeble souls.}

Working like busy, busy, busy elves at Vintageweave!

Wrapping like mad, taking phone orders, filling internet orders, and helping our loyal boutique customers near and far. Gift basket orders through the wazoo and still plenty more ribbon for you!

STARTING TODAY, ALL NON-WEST COAST ORDERS SHIP PRIORITY MAIL**** insuring your Christmas packages arrive within 2 business days! Did we mention FREE GIFT WRAPPING (when feasible)................?? {**** high value items or items of a certain size can not ship via USPS.}

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Rouge and more...

{Vintage Grain Bags; $44-$58}

Hustle+Bustle+Holiday Cheer...means you know what is almost here!

A new bounty of grain sacks are in and this time it's a ROUGE-ROUGE-ROUGE pile! About 200 have been placed in the boutique and a fabulous selection is available online.

This time around several are available in the same style for your bigger projects (this will be noted in the description as "multiples available").

Not the best picture, but we did this to one of our five trees when we couldn't find another stand. Instant fix in a pinch!

A little something under the tree? We're crazy for this hard-to-find tabletop size Antique French Bottle Dryer. Measuring 18.5" H x 16" W.
{French Antique Bottle Dryer; Model 18b--$415}

Need something for the stocking or smaller under the tree? Who doesn't love to receive Cote Bastide packaging+scents+quality??
{Cote Bastide Fig Salts in xl box; $72}

Happy Hunting+Holiday Cheer!
All available now at or by calling 323.932.0451
Visit our boutique: 169 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(We're located in the Hollywood area, across from CBS Studios, The Grove, and The Farmers' Market at 3rd Street.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Got Lait?

Sunday brunch table settings just topped the charts!

We love Sunday brunch entertaining as the possibilities are not only endless, but relatively easy! Brioche doesn't have to be difficult, nor does French Toast. My only requirement with these is the use of REAL maple syrup! (Incidentally, the smaller bottle looks so CUTE with syrup inside!)

New offerings to hold milk, cream, eggnog......

In two sizes: Few Friends ($17) and Lotsa Friends ($24)

Available now at "Vintageweave Interiors"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Glittermania + Celebrity Spotlight

{3 foot Table Top Bejewelled Eiffel; also available in 5 and 7 foot}

Real German Glass Glitter is such a favorite, mainly because after it's exposd to air for a period of time it takes on a gorgeous antiqued patina: from Shiny silver to Gorgeous Gold-ish.

One of our favorite artists in this arena is the uber-talented Wendy Addison. Her creations always fly out the door.....

Sharon Osbourne is a fan, too. While many of the treasures Sharon buys from us are one-of-a kind, she's a big fan of Eiffel Towers, like the 3 foot one she purchased above. But she also loves the German Glass Glitter ones, too. Some of her favorite glittery Eiffels:

Go to the SEASONAL page within our online store under SHOP NOW to purchase. Quantities are limited during this season as people are loading up!! "Vintageweave Shopping"