11.28.2013

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays...a celebration of food and a day to give thanks. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends.
1940's Vintage Wallpaper

11.14.2013

Long Time, No See

Has it really been over a month since I last posted? When I was young my Mom and Grandma were forever telling me how fast time moved along, and I could never understand what they meant. When I was 8 or 9 years old, for example, I can clearly remember time moving so very slow! It took some years, but now I finally get it--I can't keep up; I can never finish the ongoing to-do lists I have in my head. Or, maybe the problem is the fact that I just have too many things on my list!

The good news, however, is that although I may not have accomplished as much as I would have liked, I do have something to show for all this busy-ness! I've been adding wallpaper patterns like there's no tomorrow to my Etsy shop, Ebay store and also to my website: www.rosiesvintagewallpaper.com.

If you have a project and only need a small amount of wallpaper, checkout my Etsy shop where I sell wallpaper by the yard.
1940's Western Vintage Wallpaper




























1920's Antique Wallpaper







Perhaps, you have a slightly larger area to be covered...I have lots of one of a kind and partial rolls listed in my Ebay store. Along with many 1930's and 40's borders that you trim and paste yourself. 
1930's Vintage Kitchen Wallpaper






















1930's Vintage Wallpaper Border

















1940's Vintage Kitchen Border

















Or, you may want to wallpaper a wall or even a whole room. If so, then hop over to my website to see what I've added. 
1950's Vintage French Wallpaper
1940's Vintage Nursery Wallpaper













































9.24.2013

Rosie's Vintage Wallpaper in the Movies

Are there any Dwayne Johnson fans out there? The Rock's new movie, Empire State, includes many scenes decorated with Rosie's Vintage Wallpaper!








9.13.2013

1970's Vintage Wallpaper--Far Out, Man

FUNKY, bold and bright! That's the image I have in my mind when I think of wallpaper from the seventies. Can you dig it? Here's how...wallpaper a feature wall with authentic vintage wallpaper from Rosie's Vintage Wallpaper collection, add a starburst wall clock and a macrame plant hanger picked up at a secondhand store and you'll be feelin' groovy!



8.09.2013

Vintage Damask Wallpaper--Etsy

This week my focus has been on listing vintage damask wallpaper on Etsy. I'm loving these patterns that were manufactured in West Germany. I hope you enjoy the images!




























































7.09.2013

Rare Antique Wallpapers--Etsy

As I sort through the collection of antique wallpapers I recently purchased from Europe, I've discovered there are many rare, partial-roll patterns from the early 1900's. Due to the limited quantity of these unique patterns, I have decided to list them for sale by the yard on Etsy.com. I hope you will take a look. :)





































































































7.03.2013

Not Your Grandma's Wallpaper

When you hear mention of vintage wallpaper do you automatically picture the typical wallpaper that could be found in your Grandma's house? If so, that's OK, because that's what I used to think of too; specifically, a big flowery design. But I am here to tell you that not all vintage wallpaper is from your grandmother's era. I found these heavily embossed patterns in the European shipment. Too cool!





























6.19.2013

Vintage European Wallpaper


I had every intention of sitting down this past weekend and writing a post about my latest wallpaper purchase. However, it's been a week since the wallpaper arrived and I still haven't opened all of the boxes... life has kind of gotten in the way. The bonus to this delay, though, is that every morning I get up and look forward to opening another box to see what's inside. It's kind of like being in the middle of a really good book; although you cannot wait to see how it ends, you really don't want the suspense to be over.
















Here's a little info on what I've bought and opened so far. The wallpapers are all from Europe; a large portion were made in Belgium, some in England and France, and a few from Italy and Germany. The time it took for the wallpaper to leave the port by ship, travel across the ocean, and arrive at my shop by truck was over a month. I had to be very patient, which is not my strong suit. The wallpapers date from the early 1900's through the 1960's. And while I will of course be listing rolls for sale on my website, there are also a lot of individual patterns in the mix, so I am giving it some thought on how to best offer those rolls.

I took some time out to take photos of a few of the patterns that really caught my attention. Some of these wallpapers are almost 100 years old-- just look at how rich and vibrant the colors are!