Happy holidays from SWI Vintage! Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year, and we love getting into the spirit by listening to Christmas music and wrapping gifts for friends and family. Here are some festive pictures we snapped around the office of tartan-wrapped presents, vintage barware, and our furry friend Eddie! We would love to hear comments on your personal holiday wrapping style.
Be on the lookout for a fun holiday card coming in the mail from us with a special announcement and gift giveaway!
It all started with the nude shoe in fashion, and now blush is quickly becoming the "new neutral." From accents in the home to embellished dresses, this color exudes a touch of femininity, tenderness, and luxury. Now old Hollywood glamor meets the modern day in this beautiful color. SWI Vintage would like to introduce a few of our latest furniture pieces that have been lacquered in blush and finished with lovely gilt detailing on hardware and around the quatrefoil edging. We love the soft, romantic lines that these pieces exude and bring to a room.
SWI Vintage's Anne Shanahan shares some pictures she snapped at a recent dinner party of her stunning place settings for some holiday inspiration.
[We love how festive touch that tartan napkins bring to the table]
[Silver accents are a great way to bring a modern twist to traditional place settings]
[Get festive by adding berries in a floral arrangement]
Every family has a standard thanksgiving menu that has developed through years of tradition, compiled of favorite recipes that are made every year with loved ones. We thought we would share a great recipe for thanksgiving morning that doesn't mess with those traditions. This delicious pumpkin spice french toast recipe comes from the amazing blog Minimalist Baker.
Cut any kind of
bread into 1-inch cubes – I recommend a crusty, whole grain variety, but
sandwich bread will work, too. Just use enough slice to fill a lightly
greased 9×13 baking dish quite full.
In a large bowl,
whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, pumpkin butter and pie spice until
well combined. Pour over bread and push down with a spoon or your hands
until it’s all soaked and mostly covered. Cover with saran wrap or lid
and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning,
preheat oven to 350 degrees, uncover and top with brown sugar,
additional pumpkin pie spice and nuts (optional). Bake for 35-45 minutes
or golden brown and no longer wet.
Serve immediately with maple syrup, honey or agave nectar. Store leftovers in the refrigerator covered for up to a couple days.
We hope everyone has a great holiday with loved ones!
The leaves are changing and Starbucks has their red cups out, it's that time of year again! We wanted to share a few of our favorite fall trends and decorating ideas as the holiday season approaches us.
[If you aren't into the traditional fall brown and orange color scheme, use gilt accents as an alternative to create a glamorous Thanksgiving centerpiece.]
Chinoiserie pieces bring an exotic sophistication to a space giving it a worldly, classic feel. Adding blue and white porcelain tableware, a pair of fretwork chairs, asian-print upholstery, or large ginger jars are some easy ways to add Chinoiserie accents in a room. Mixing these Chinoiserie pieces with other design styles are some of our favorite ways to create unique and eclectic rooms. Check out some of our new Asian-inspired pieces here now available on One Kings Lane.
Every year, twice a year, the worlds hottest and most renowned fashion designers gather in New York to showcase their newest collections at the New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The Fall 2014 runway shows have come and gone and we couldn't help but pick up on the ever so classic white trend that was highlighted this year with clean, simple lines in fitted menswear and long maxi dresses. Here at SWI Vintage, we love to pull inspiration from the fashion world when designing.