Tuesday, February 12, 2013

These look so pretty!

We found this photo on Color Me Pretty's blog and smiled. We have this little wire basket with the small glass vases in the store and we're delighted with how pretty they look!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jello Molds!

I'm sure if you are a Downton Abbey fan, you have seen jello molds.
Jello molds have been used in kitchens long before Mrs. Patmore and Daisy were making meals. They come in both ceramic, glass, and copper and during the 1950's and 60's aluminum was all the rage. My grandmother made many a jello salad.

I don't use them for jello very often, but I love the way they look, especially the ceramic and glass variety. I re-purpose them as dip or sauce containers and use them with my crudites, fruit or cheese platters etc. Here I've used one for my favorite Meyers lemon yogurt sauce!

Re-Use, Re-Invent, Re-Purpose

One of the wonderful things about vintage pieces is that they can get your creative juices flowing. Not so much because vintage objects are usually made well, often have interesting parts to them, or are beautifully designed, but because so many of the original uses for the piece are no longer common. Just because it's not something I would use the way it was intended doesn't mean that it's not an awesome piece. This is when I begin to think up a new use.
Take for instance, these beautiful lamp globes. Originally, during all those years before electricity, people used oil lamps, candles or gas for light. During the Victorian era, when these were most likely made, these lamp covers would have been on a gorgeous lamp, probably very ornate and possibly gas. Somehow these lamp globes got separated from their base. Too bad for the lamp but the cherub faces and delicate design make them irresistible to me.
So, I washed them, took a candle that you can buy in a glass jar and placed the jar in the inside of the lamp cover.

The glow is beautiful, and these unique candle covers look wonderful anywhere in the house and can double as light for a breezy outside party. I doubt they would blow out!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pops of Color

Come check out these items and more at Hide & Seek. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at hideandseekla@gmail.com or call us at 818-763-2060.

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Some Glitz & Glam

The above items and more will be debuting this Sunday! Come visit us at
Hide & Seek (click link for directions). We'll be open during the farmers market from 8 am to 2 pm!
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at hideandseekla@gmail.com or call us at (818) 763-2060.

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Scenes From A Vintage Kitchen

Hide & Seek is happy to announce that we are now proud sellers of Le Parfait canning supplies as well as Anchor Hocking & Gelo glass ware! Come pick up a few to keep your kitchen looking fantastic and organized and check out our newly remodeled kitchen area that we've stocked full of Pyrex bowls, Ball jars, retro kitchen utensils, vintage linens and more!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Are You Getting Enough Hide & Seek?

We know it's been pretty quiet here on our blog but we've been causing a ruckus over on our Facebook page. 

Be sure to click over to Hide & Seek's Facebook Page for weekly updates of the fun pieces we are bringing into the store. In the meantime you can take a peak at some of the stuff you've missed!

Top Grain Leather Sofa with Feather Pillow & Brass Nailhead Trim. Be careful sitting in this one because you won't want to get back up. It will definitely change your mind about leather couches not being comfortable. Just in time for Father's Day!

Antique Dropwell Vanity with Ebony & Brass Handles. We like to call this one the Duchess, one part elegance and one part power. This ain't your Momma's vanity! But it might have been your rad world traveling, man-slaying, sly smiling great Grandmother's!


Windsor Telephone Desk. This piece is the current darling of Hide & Seek. We just can't walk by it without cooing over it and imaging where we'd put it in our dream house. We bet you won't be able to either.

Antique French Metal Bed. Oh how we wish we could find one adult size but until we put the finishing touches on our time machine we'll have to settle for using it as a too sweet love seat until some lucky little girl gets to act out her favorite Madeline books with it. Oh, to be young again!

As always, click the pictures to see them larger! Or you can come see them in person at our store Hide & Seek. Please feel free to call us at (818)-763-2060 or email us at hideandseekla@gmail.com and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

Happy Shopping!