Since I am always on the hunt for awesome items for Gypsy Soul, I find things occasionally for myself. Actually, most pieces Kristen or I find for Gypsy Soul, I want to keep. Not a good business plan. But I do hold onto some of the neat smaller things I come across. I thought you might like to see a few from the past couple of weekends.
Vintage Petite White Ceramic Cups and Saucers, Set of Six (perfect for tea parties, of course!) – $6
Vintage Jadeite Large Canister – $10, Vintage Jadeite Jar with Lid – $8
Vintage Black Umbrella with Gray Faux Bois Handle – $3, Vintage Turquoise Hat – $4
Assortment of Vintage Ribbon – $2
Gray and White Flower Umbrella with Rose Handle – $4
Wood floors creaking, little feet pounding, house resonating as it sounds like about fifty people are running down the stairs…
Ah, the sound of mealtimes at my house. Although a dinner bell might make you think of crystal and starched collars, I assure you I didn’t invest in one for sophisticated purposes. Instead, I bought one simply because I thought it was a neat way to call everyone together. Something the kids would remember, a more pleasant memory than yelling their names upstairs or out into the backyard.
By the way, I’m not talking about these.
Vermont Country Iron
Maybe a little more sophisticated than that.
Whether your kitchen is modern, traditional, or in-between, I think a dinner bell adds a unique charm to the space.
The Wicker House
Can you find the dinner bell here?
vrbo.com (Rental home in Carmel Valley, California)
Love this one! Don’t you just want to plop your the farmer’s market finds on that countertop and make a beautiful dinner?
Velvet and Linen
Adding a dinner bell is such a great idea for those of you that live in an apartment or have newer homes in need of a little character or sense of individuality. Little details like this can make your home shine.
Teal and Lime
Teal and Lime
The silver bell pictured in the kitchens above is available here from Amazon. Doesn’t it give the room an extra sparkle that makes you happy?
A hand bell is a fun option too if you don’t want to put anything in the wall. This one was $10 at TJ Maxx.
Looking for something more unexpected? Check out this little guy from Etsy. It is sold, but you could always message the seller and see if she will make more.
My little ringer? It was discovered at one of my favorite local stores, Old Home Supply. There are many stores like this across the country housing neat old materials ready to be salvaged or repurposed. I use it to get the family together for every meal, not just dinner. Come to think of it, I grew up calling dinner “supper”, I wonder when that changed?
Do you have memories of a bell ringing in your mealtimes? How will you use this in your home?