Vintage finds in Fall colors heading to Sage Farm

I’ve been hot on the trail of warm Fall colors to take to Sage Farm’s November show. First up, an 1920’s orange compote (or comport) with a wide gold rim. The glass is clear, the orange is a layer applied on the outside.

1920s orange and gold compote

Can’t you just picture this fiery piece on your Thanksgiving buffet?

The more I look at it the more I’m tempted to keep it for myself! I’ll have to wrap it up and tuck it in a tote now.   Click here for more!

Spring cleaning in Easter-egg plaid

Apron is modeled by a vintage Acme adjustable dress form, size Junior. I haven't been that size since I was eleven.

Apron is modeled by a vintage Acme adjustable dress form, size Junior. I haven’t been that size since I was eleven.

Some of these spring days are a little dreary. April showers, you know? But chores still have to be done.

This vintage (1960s? 1970s?) apron cheers me right up. Cinderella would have loved it.

It’s bluebird-approved! Here’s why.

A swingy, springy plaid for little girls


When we cleaned out our mom’s attic last summer, Janeray and I found a box of old woolens that she’d saved.

There was an ancient Pendleton shirt or two, some worn-out trousers, and remnants of sewing projects.

And there was this lovely little toddler’s skirt. Janeray and I both probably wore it!

Yep, there’s more!

Brrrrrrrrr! Baby, it’s cold outside!

That’s why I have a snuggly obsession with vintage plaid scarves. They’re warm. They’re cozy!


They’re cheap at thrift stores and take up waaaay less space than tablecloths. Yep, there’s more!

Winter daydream in plaid

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you had a wonderful evening with friends and family, didn’t drink too much champagne, and got to sleep in! We scored two out of three here at This Old Row House.

So what do you do after a very late (or too early!) winter night? I turned to the endearingly retro Vermont Country Store* catalog for inspiration. “Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find”, they specialize in items your grandparents probably used and loved.


The cheerful snowman with his plaid Stormy Kromer cap sent me into a winter daydream. I’d start with Tired Old Ass Soak, Yes, there’s more!