Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vintage Sisters

You don't have to take a boat to get to this little shop, but you could if you wanted to...located just a hop, skip and a jump from the Mississippi river(singing song in my head to spell) in the Village of East Davenport, IA.

You could perhaps ride your bike, but you might want to trade your old bike in for this one once you get there...a basket for your goods.

No matter how you get there, you are sure to feel warmth as you enter from the lovely chandelier hanging in the small entry of the quaint 1920's house, not to mention the grand architectural iron gate.

Each time I get to visit Vintage Sisters, it is always a visual treat, come along and see just a few of the treasures.

Raise you hand if...these are actually old rubber glove molds, up close you can see the indentions that make up the grippy part of the glove. Just as they stand, they create a modern visual impact, but could also play double-duty as jewelry holders-draping necklaces or sliding rings.

That is pretty much what my hubby's six-pack looks like, but even better *wink*. I love the old-world masculine feeling created here with the typewriter, globe and books.

A more feminine side.

"tweet, tweet"

Old shutters can be used on the interior of your home flanking the sides of that perfect window in that perfect room.

Around every corner, you are sure to find a lovely mirror reflecting other lovelies...actually the wall hanging reflected in this mirror is made from hair, which I find a bit creepy, but I do admire the talent and patience of the creator.

The jar is filled with old print block letters. My spring purchase.

girly girl twins.

Much of the furnishings found at Vintage Sisters are given a new look by the owner, Linda Morgan-Brooke, hand painted and distressed with her own talented hands.

You are sure to feel ever so beautiful while sitting at this stunning black vanity or maybe in this pink velvet chair.

I hope you felt visually inspired by our visit to Vintage Sisters, next time you're floating down the great Mississip. do stop in.

Vintage Sisters
Linda Morgan-Brooke
Village of East Davenport
2215 E. 12th Street
Davenport, IA 52803
(563) 322-2451

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