pillow talk

Vintage grain sack pillows seems to be popping up everywhere lately. There is one gracing the opening spread of the current issue of Canadian House and Home...

And on Friday, House Beautiful tweeted about where to buy grain sack pillows.

Well, I happened to spend the weekend sitting on some of the most beautiful vintage grain sack pillows I have ever seen.  Honestly, they are stunning and utterly unique. Two of them have alternating black and red stripes that are capped with a border of beautiful embroidery. They look like they could be from the Ukraine or maybe, Romania.

She bought them last summer at the Christie Antique Show. I was tempted to buy some as well but they were her find and I didn't think it was right to be a copycat. (Good friends don't steal other friends vintage finds!) A couple of weeks ago she finally got around to making the inserts. They look amazing and work so well at her cottage. We brought them everywhere with us; down on the rocks for sunbathing, on the edge of the deck for reading, even lining the Muskoka chairs.

Kind of makes me wish I had broken my golden rule and picked some up as well - especially since they only cost her $35 each. What a steal!

recent finds

Today, I thought I would show you a few of the things I have found recently.

The tall Crown canning jar, wooden bowling pin, and antique French linen napkin were picked up at Christie's. The two vintage glass bottles I found at a furniture store a few streets south of where I live and the wood salt and pepper shakers and long spoons I picked up at Value Village. I love them all. What do you think?

antique weekend

The Marion House had some special visitors over here this morning. I can't tell you anymore at the moment but if you check back here on Monday all will be revealed. Very exciting! I'm also looking forward to this weekend namely because the Christie Antique Show is happening on Saturday. This show happens twice a year in Dundas,Ontario and it is huge. I believe there are approximately 10 acres of antiques. It's a great place to train your eye as you literally have to look at hundred and hundreds of items to pick out the gems you want. I usually go with quasi list in the back of my head so I know what to look for.

Here's a few things I picked up last year at the show. Oh and bring a hat, it's a long, hot day in the sun.