Happy 2018

Hello again!  It's been about two years since I've posted anything in this space as I've been using Instagram in place of a blog.  But I've missed writing and sharing thoughts, so I'm going to start posting here again.  I've taken a bit of a break from my shop.  Jill Bent Handmade and Vintage is still on Etsy, and I am still adding vintage items during flea market season, but I'm not adding any new handmade items at the moment.  It's just time to shift gears a bit! Speaking of shifting gears, what I AM doing is helping people get organized.  I've been helping clients make the most of their homes through organizing and refreshing their living spaces.  Re-thinking spaces and organizing and editing objects is something I love doing.  Kitchens, closets, books, those boxes in the basement, I can help you prioritize what you love and what you want to let go of.   I also love helping people repurpose what they already own to refresh their home.  Sometimes all it takes is moving some furniture around and changing up the artwork...okay, sometimes it takes more than that and I can help with that too.  If you're looking for inspiration RIGHT THIS MINUTE, I've loaded up my Pinterest boards with beautiful images, including an Organize board and an Interiors board as well as Kitchen, Bath, and Bedroom suggestions.   Going forward, I'm planning to use this space to share organizing and design tips and occasional shop updates.  And I'll be posting things about daily life, anything from recipes to books to places to visit in New England and beyond.   I hope you'll check in.  I'd love to hear from you!  

Hello again!  It's been about two years since I've posted anything in this space as I've been using Instagram in place of a blog.  But I've missed writing and sharing thoughts, so I'm going to start posting here again.  I've taken a bit of a break from my shop.  Jill Bent Handmade and Vintage is still on Etsy, and I am still adding vintage items during flea market season, but I'm not adding any new handmade items at the moment.  It's just time to shift gears a bit!

Speaking of shifting gears, what I AM doing is helping people get organized.  I've been helping clients make the most of their homes through organizing and refreshing their living spaces.  Re-thinking spaces and organizing and editing objects is something I love doing.  Kitchens, closets, books, those boxes in the basement, I can help you prioritize what you love and what you want to let go of.  

I also love helping people repurpose what they already own to refresh their home.  Sometimes all it takes is moving some furniture around and changing up the artwork...okay, sometimes it takes more than that and I can help with that too.  If you're looking for inspiration RIGHT THIS MINUTE, I've loaded up my Pinterest boards with beautiful images, including an Organize board and an Interiors board as well as Kitchen, Bath, and Bedroom suggestions.  

Going forward, I'm planning to use this space to share organizing and design tips and occasional shop updates.  And I'll be posting things about daily life, anything from recipes to books to places to visit in New England and beyond.  

I hope you'll check in.  I'd love to hear from you!

 

Just in! Rustic Primitive Vintage Wood Bowls

Lots of gorgeous vintage wooden bowls for holding your fall veggies or holiday decor (or just those piles around the house that need containment).  These bowls are so rustic with amazing textures and character.  Each one is unique!  Shop them all in a row right here.

Autumn is here...

Well, autumn is here...after a long summer here in New England.  Always a little bittersweet to have summer end, but change is good and so is crisp air.   I'm starting to stock the shop with cozy textures and colors for the changing season.  If you're like me and are needing a bit of seasonal change in the way of vintage textiles and housewares check out what's new!

Handmade washed linen napkins in dusty rose, indigo, olive brown check, and buttery yellow.

Vintage kantha pillows in floral and paisley rose, marigold,  and toasty brown.

Vintage enamelware, stoneware, and wooden cutting boards and bowls (and much more coming soon too!)