Sunday, November 25, 2012

Window Shopping at Old Glory Antiques

We invite you to window shop the latest additions to our collection at Old Glory Antiques!

...tables and chairs perfect for gatherings with family and friends

...cupboards and drawers for storing and organizing in style 

...architectural salvage including windows and doors and mirrors made from reclaimed tin...

Watch for our holiday gift guide coming soon!

Friday, November 2, 2012

jingle, sparkle, shine

What a fun week it has been at Old Glory...we have been decorating the shop for the holidays! Here is a little sneak peek at some of the jingle, sparkle and shine going on at Old Glory this season!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Found + Favorite at Old Glory!

We have traveled from Minnesota to Texas this month, hunting and gathering for the shop! We wanted to take a minute and share a few of our latest found and favorite things at Old Glory....
We found this beautiful old work table in Minnesota. It has a wonderful old metal top and metal legs, and a wooden shelf below for storage and us it seems like a perfect kitchen island.

We love this zinc-top table with a metal base...simply beautiful!

Another fun work table...we found this one in Texas! Beautiful wood top, metal base, and a narrow shelf at the back...a fun and functional piece!

Here is wonderful farm table. It is made from reclaimed wood...the perfect piece for family gatherings or just a pretty tablescape!

We have a fresh selection of reclaimed antique ceiling tin and new art from Rebbeca Puig...these are our two favorite elements for decorating our walls at Old Glory!

Friday, September 28, 2012

An Exciting Announcement!

We love creative collaborations...and it doesn't get much more creative than this! I are so happy to announce that Old Glory Antiques will be working with The Makerie again this year! Ali, the creative genius behind this retreat, is great to work with and we are so lucky to know such a great lady. She has a wonderful perspective on creativity, on business, and on life in general and I am constantly inspired by everything she does. 

The Makerie is a weekend retreat in beautiful Boulder, Colorado designed to nurture everyone's creative side and give participants a weekend to recharge, be inspired, and just simply create. I attended last year and loved every second of it! The classes offered this year range from crochet to letterpress to block printing (and more!) and are taught by wonderful teachers from across the country. From the warm sense of community you feel from the minute you arrive, to the delicious food, to the beautiful scenery all around, this retreat is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. (I love this beautiful video about last year's event!)

This year, Ali has created a second retreat the weekend after the Makerie, the Makerie Sewing! The workshops all sound so interesting and inspiring, and they are taught by well-known and endlessly talented and creative teachers from all across the country. Old Glory Antiques will be funding a scholarship and travel costs for one lucky person to the Makerie Sewing. More details will be coming soon.

We are so proud of Ali for turning this event into such a successful, inspiring, and now multi-dimensional retreat!  And we can't wait to continue to collaborate with her. Visit the website & the Makerie blog for more information and to sign up before the classes fill up! And be sure and "like" the Makerie Facebook page for updates!

(all photos taken from the Makerie's Facebook page)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall is Coming!

Our favorite time of year is approaching! I love fall--the chilly mornings, crisp days, changing leaves, and colorful pumpkins are just a few of the things that make it so great. And another favorite part is getting the shop ready for the new season! I love refreshing and redecorating for autumn, a season of beautiful colors, rich textures, and endless inspiration for bringing outside in. I thought I would share with you some of our ever-growing and changing collections of found & favorite things for fall.

The warm, rich, beautiful colors of the changing leaves outside provide wonderful inspiration to make the shop--and our homes--feel warm and inviting. We love anything rusty...these rusty flowers add an unexpected touch of whimsy to a room, while these rusty pieces of furniture and baskets add interest and warmth to any room!

And of course pumpkins are a huge part of fall, both inside and outside. They taste delicious, and they make wonderful additions to table decorations, countertop arrangements, tablescapes, and just about anywhere else in the house. We will be getting our first load soon! Pumpkins and gourds are always one of our favorite things to unpack and display around the store. The different colors and textures provide endless decorating possibilities! 

With the days getting colder, I can't wait to cozy up inside...the texture and colors of these rugs add that cozy touch of fall! We have a wonderful selection of both cotton and wool rugs. 

And we just unpacked these wonderful new candles that smell just like our favorite coffee and tea flavors! Fall is the perfect time to decorate with things that create an inviting sensory experience of warmth and coziness. 

And come in and grab a scoop (or two or three!) of our scented pumpkin pods! They smell wonderful--the perfect combination of spice & pumpkin sweetness--and can add even more festiveness, pops of color, and texture to any room.

And wicker baskets like this one are the perfect addition to make any room feel warm and cozy and organized. The texture and color echo the season outside...and they are great for storing blankets, toys, books, and just about anything else!

What I love most about this season are the family traditions and celebrations, the ones that have been around since my children were young and the many new ones that we start each year. From picking out pumpkins and carving them with funny faces, to trick-or-treating and dressing my boys in matching Ninja Turtle costumes, to simple Sunday night family dinners with a seemingly endless supply of squash and pumpkin, I love everything about this time of year! 

We can't wait for you to come in and celebrate the new season with us. We are constantly adding to and changing our displays with fresh merchandise for fall and great new furniture finds, so stop in!

Happy fall!