HH Day #3 - Tara's Vintage Kitchen

>> Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For Day #3 of our HH (Handmade Holidays).
Today we're going all out vintage with...

Tara and her Mom started this adorable etsy shop together.
Tara, and incredibly talented and witty writer, has the eye of a vintage hawk for beautiful finds!
Her store not only has "the look" it has the feel enhanced by her beautiful photography.
Everything you need for the Kitchen Lover in your life can be found here.

A little about Tara...

1. My favorite holiday tradition is having a long week off work...just kidding... we are a fly by
the seat of your pants kind of family. Traditions come and go, but I think what is so neat is each year we do something different for Christmas dinner. One year, Mexican, one year Italian, one year traditional and it is always a pot luck so no one is stuck in the kitchen all day long cooking! Being together as a family I suppose is our standing tradition!

2. I adore handmade gifts and vintage! There is something so special about getting something handmade, knowing someone took the time to make something that comes from the heart. They took the time to put their little touches on it, to add their signature design, to express who they are through their creations. To me that is what a gift is, something from the heart that expresses who you are! Handmade is the only way to go! :)Diamonds are good too, just kidding, I had to add that...just in case ya know, the MAN is reading!

3. My favorite shoppe item changes all of the time, but right now I love the
yellow teacups I have in store, they are quarky and beautiful all at the same time. I also love the handmade towels my momma created, but I am a wee bit biased since she is my momma after all!

4. Three words to describe Tara according to Tara: Vintage-loving, spontaneaous, girlie girl.

Today Tara's Vintage Kitchen is giving away:
1 set of serving utensils: a fork and spoon.
1 set of vintage napkins perfect to add to your Christmas dinner table
1 small white pitcher
Are you freaking out!?
We are...
This is an amazing set!!

1. Visit today's feature shop & tell us what your favorite item is!
You must leave a comment TODAY + be a follower to win!
Winner will be drawn
TONIGHT at 6pm PST and announced this evening!
we won't be bummed if you wanted to twitter/facebook/or blog this shop though ;)


Martha November 11, 2009 at 3:38 AM  

Okay I am really freakin' out since I just did a post on Tara...one of my fav's!!! And I am dying that it is a small white pitcher...those beautiful napkins, and serving utensil.....LOVE them!!! They are just gorgeous...and everything in her shop is truly AMAZING!...not to mention her blog!

Lori November 11, 2009 at 4:01 AM  

I love all of her stuff ~ especially her enamel pieces!

Kristy November 11, 2009 at 4:54 AM  

I love love love that scale!! What wonderful giveaways! :)

Sara November 11, 2009 at 5:03 AM  

once agin, a beautiful store! I'm all about the vintage cake holder. so cool!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home November 11, 2009 at 5:14 AM  

I love the scale! And the towels, and the ....their photos are great too! Thanks for featuring a great shop!

Nicole-Lynn November 11, 2009 at 5:48 AM  

Great giveaway! My favorite item is the Vintage Glass Candy Dish/Tray! So pretty.

Angela November 11, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

I love the hand painted vintage flower pattern bowl. On another note, thank you for introducing these etsy sellers. So far, they are all unknowns to me so now I can add them to my "favorites".

Laura Ingalls Gunn November 11, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

What an adorable shop! It was a trip down memory lane as I recognized my grandmother's juice pitcher and my mom's nut grinder. I loved all of the silver and cut glass platters.

LeAnna November 11, 2009 at 6:03 AM  

Tara is such a sweetheart! I have a thing for vintage Ball jars, so those are my favorites!

wagonlover November 11, 2009 at 6:08 AM  

The cake holder is to die for!

taLaNe November 11, 2009 at 6:12 AM  

Oh my, I ADORE this shop! I love cooking and love all things kitchen and vintage. My favorite just might have to be the set of 3 vintage pyrex mixing bowls because my sweet mother had a set EXACTLY like them. (If only I would have known then that I would want those now.) I also LOVE the vintage pepsi box. My sister in law has one that says apples and I've spent years coveting it.

Vanessa November 11, 2009 at 6:17 AM  

Yay for vintage cookbooks! I love that!

Lindsay Carter November 11, 2009 at 6:22 AM  

What an adorable shop! Everything is so fun, but the one thing I actually *need* is the juicer.

amy November 11, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

Such a cute shop! I love the red and white vintage cotton half apron and the white pitcher is so cute!

Cassie November 11, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

Oh how to choose - possibly the Vintage Silver Plated Butterdish or the Vintage Petite Glass Salt and Pepper Shakers or the Large Vintage Turquoise Ball jar with Zinc lid or maybe, just maybe all of it is my favourite!

Sa-Sea Boutique November 11, 2009 at 6:45 AM  

love her and her shop!!!! I would love anything from her! those yellow tea cups melt my heart!

Jennie W. November 11, 2009 at 6:59 AM  

I'm already a huge fan of Tara's! While I love everything in her vintage shoppe, my favorite would have to be the vintage kitchen scale.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Jennie W.

Farmgirl Paints November 11, 2009 at 6:59 AM  

Love Tara!! My favorite item in her shop right now is the retro clear glass pitcher...so cool. Thanks for featuring such a talent:)

GiDu November 11, 2009 at 7:01 AM  

Her shop is amazing. I love the Ivory Side Dish Platters!! Thank you for the great giveaway!! :-)

Office To Aprons November 11, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

I love the milk glass salt and pepper shakers. So perfectly vintage. Love!

Anonymous,  November 11, 2009 at 7:21 AM  

love the vintage glass decanter! thanks so much!!

snidershots November 11, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

Okay so I must admit that I am completely new to the vintage look, but am loving it!!!! Going to Tara's site made me want to start redecorating NOW. However, I don't want to be divorced when my hubby gets home so I think I'll just do it slowly and maybe he won't notice???:) I went to her shoppe and WOW! The vintage bowls with flowers on them with the matching pitcher...YUM!!!!!

Sarah November 11, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

Oh my gosh,
I'm so excited about this giveaway. I've been looking for some vintage cloth napkins to use this holiday season, and the little white pitcher is charming! My favorite item in Tara's beautiful shop is the Vintage Glass Juice Pitcher with Tomatoes -- my dishes are jadeite, and my kitchen is red, so the colors are perfect!
Thanks for offering this fantastic giveaway!

Cathi November 11, 2009 at 7:32 AM  

love the vintage flower bowl...beautiful.

The Loughran's November 11, 2009 at 7:36 AM  

I LOVE the cake plate... so pretty!

Dandy November 11, 2009 at 7:42 AM  

That is an awesome set! This one was easy because I already stalk her store. I really want this!!!

My favorites are the vintage cookbook, now the towels, no the sundae dishes... its really hard. I love her style and the pictures are gorgeous.

Keke November 11, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

This is a hard pick all so yum! But I have to say I love the vintage rolling pin with red handles!!!! Awesome Vintage Kitchen Store! Oh and the give away...so generous, so lovely!

Julie November 11, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

My current fave would be the set of 4 vintage glass candlewick snack/dessert trays and cups...but I love everything Tara has! :)

gigiandoliver November 11, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

Love the ceramic bird napkin holders, the bell jars and the milk glass salt and pepper shakers. Tara picks the most beautiful things for her store!

mimi charmante November 11, 2009 at 8:58 AM  

I love the first item in the shop - the serving set. I really love most darkened silver pieces!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things November 11, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

perfection - perfectly vintage, perfectly photographed, perfectly Tara! What a treat these would be!!


laurie November 11, 2009 at 9:22 AM  

oh, everything is so adorable, I love it all, and you have displayed it so well, it all is wonderful, that little white pitcher grabs my heart. Laurie B.

AShea November 11, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

I NEED the scale...like...I really NEED it! Sigh...Merry Christmas to me? I'll have to check the account balance :)
p.s. I bought vintage aprons and a set of vintage napkins and gave them all as gifts- and everybody is in love with their new treasures!

Bria November 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

What a great shop!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary (Mary's Monday Musicology) November 11, 2009 at 10:11 AM  

I have been eyeing those torquoise mason jars for months!! I want several!! I pretty much want to buy everything from her shop when I get my own house.

Becky November 11, 2009 at 10:26 AM  

love all of the vintage pyrex dishes. but those torquoise mason jars are pretty tempting as well.

an encourager November 11, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

Hands down, I know what I love over at Tara's Vintage Kitchen -- the vintage metal beaters. We had one just like it at my mom's, when growing up! (I am going to call my dad and see if it's still in the drawer.) Anyhoo, this giveaway of yours is so much fun! I love dropping by every day to see what is next! Thanks for the fun! Oh, and you know what else? Last Saturday I drove up to my girlfriend's church's Christmas Tea. My friend set up our table with her vintage Christmas napkins. I wanted them!!! So, what a blast it would be to win Tara's generous giveaway!!! Thanks!

Noble Beeyotch November 11, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

My favorite has to be Vintage Pyrex Dish with Yellow Sunflower Pattern coz, of course...i love everything summer!

merium November 11, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

The vintage flour sifter! I am so lucky to have my Grandmother's!

Lauren Heuber November 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

I love the cake plate and the vintage napkins...it all makes me want to entertain!

LuLu November 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Where do I begin... I love it ALL... how to pick...okay today my picks are Set of 4 Ivory Side Dish Platters/Bowls and the sunkiss juicer and the scale and the dish towels and.... LOL
have i told you how much i'm loving this week of great shopping!!

Jessica November 11, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

LOVE the vintage glass juice pitcher. All her stuff is lovely though!

Natalie November 11, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

I love the glass sundae bowls...now I want frozen yogurt! :)

Anonymous,  November 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

So much pretty stuff! What caught my glance is small: the set of 2 Swedish flower pattern cookie cutters. They remind me of baking cookies with my grandma as a kid. =)

Anonymous,  November 11, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

I like the little sundae dishes. They were already on my favorites list. :o)

HeatherClark November 11, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

love the pitcher! my favorite item is the blue bali jar or the rolling pin :)

Rebecca November 11, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

i love the vintage napkins and serving utensils...and i love tara's blog!

she's a peach!

Jackie November 11, 2009 at 2:01 PM  

There is just so much cute stuff there! I really love the vintage relish trays and those serving utensils!

Clare November 11, 2009 at 2:33 PM  

I love these pyrex mixing bowls, great colors


Katie November 11, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

I love Tara! She is such a sweetheart :) I have two favorite items in her shop~the metal scale and the pepsi crate! I have been wanting an old scale for awhile, there is something so cool about them!

curegirl0421 November 11, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

I LOVE the enameled white stockpot... I just have such a thing for enamelware!

The Flying Bee November 11, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

Love Tara! Love her shop and all her things, but today I am really lovin' the vintage glass candy dish!

Anonymous,  November 11, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

wow Tara really has some sweet items!! I love
Hand Painted Vintage Flower Pattern Bowl and the milkglass salt and peppers are darling too!!
I am a follower!

craftygal86 November 11, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

Once again - a great store! My favorites are the Hand Painted Vintage Flower Pattern Bowl & the Vintage Scale - so neat! =D

Katie November 11, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

Everything is so cute!!! I love the little white pitcher and napkins and serving utensils. Tara has such a great blog that I love to read daily. . . and my favorites are her tarnished silver pieces! It's all so fun!

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