Thursday, December 1, 2011


Vintage Home Collective is offering a beautiful selection of beautiful Douglas Fir & Noble Fir trees that flourish naturally in the ideal habitat of the Oregon Ridge Mountains. These trees thrive in a fertile soil with a high organic content. This area's natural mountain springs, ample annual precipitation and moderate climate all set the stage for your perfect live Christmas tree. Every Christmas tree we deliver is carefully selected for health, symmetry, taper, density, needle retention, and deep, rich natural color. We take great pride in our ability to offer you the finest and most fresh Christmas Trees this holiday season!
  • For every acre of real Christmas trees we plant, enough oxygen is created to meet the needs of 18 people.
  • For every single fresh Christmas tree we harvest, two more natural Christmas trees are planted.  
  • Real Christmas trees offer a refuge and natural habitat for wildlife.
  • Real Christmas trees are biodegradable. 
Why bother going into town to get your tree?  Support your local small business and keep it local!  Prices start at just $30.00, and while you are in please stay a while, have a cup of hot cider, get a little shopping done...The store has never looked more beautiful & festive...We have something for EVERYONE!!!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

ANOTHER Collector's Yard Sale COMING October 15th, 2011: 8am-3pm!


~ Handpainted Furniture ~ Barn Fresh Collectibles ~ Garden Decor ~ Shabby Chic ~ Rusty Relics ~ Mid-Century Modern ~ Blingy Jewelry ~ Retro Art ~ Funky Junk ~ Unique Antiques ~ Kitschy Kitchen ~ Paintings, Pictures, & Portraits ~ Nostalgia ~ Childhood Memories ~ Vintage Treasures ~

Please join us for our 3rd Outdoor Collector’s Yard Sale of the year! Vendors will be lining our parking lot with numerous tables full of BARGAIN PRICED treasures just waiting to be snatched up! And when you are done outside, visit the shop inside to discover everything else Vintage Home Collective has been known for: Unique Vintage Merchandise at exceptional value, displayed beautifully, in a setting where you can shop in comfort – At Vintage Home Collective KINDNESS MATTERS!!!  Come EARLY…event starts at 8am and will go until 3pm or when we run out of stuff to sell!!!

Vintage Home Collective
21310 B Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville, CA 95441
Phone: 707.857.3509
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Monday, August 29, 2011

AMAZING Collector's Sale TAKE 2!


Our Collector's Fair this past August 6th was such a huge success that we have decided to do an ENCORE PRESENTATION of this POPULAR OUTDOOR EVENT!!!

Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE!!! COMING UP SOON...Saturday, September 10th from 8am - 3pm Vintage Home Collective will be holding our second COLLECTOR'S SALE of the year! On this day ONLY, our permanent vendors will be slashing old inventory and letting GEMS go for UNHEARD OF DISCOUNTS. You must come down in person to see what is available - last month stuff flew out the doors EARLY!!!

We will also be inviting LOCAL crafters, one-time sellers, and a sprinkling of Sonoma County ARTISANS to peddle their wares & products - this means SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!

We will be setting up early! 8am SHARP! ALL are WELCOME...EVEN VENDORS & DEALERS & ESPECIALLY COLLECTOR'S!!! Be sure to empty your trunks so that you can get your treasures home!

The girls will be here with lots of food and drink to keep you bright eyed & bushy tailed, so that you can remain focused on SHOPPING!!! And as usual, the helpful & friendly employees at VHC will help you find the perfect purchase that will warm your heart and leave you smiling! And rumor has it that Dave will be at it again with his FAMOUS BBQ later in the day!!!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

VHC Presents Our First Annual Collector's Sale!!!

COME ONE, COME ALL!!! This Saturday, August 6th from 8am - 3pm Vintage Home Collective will be holding our very first COLLECTOR'S SALE! On this day ONLY, we will be doing drastic reductions on old inventory, and each vendor will be marking down specific items in each space. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!! finally buy that perfect piece of furniture you have been saving up convince your husband to get you that "special something" because is is FINALLY on blow the rest of your Summer money that was "supposed" to be used on vacation!!! But you have to come in to see what is ON SALE!!!

We will be opening up early! That's right folks...8am to be EXACT! So you know that saying: "The early bird, gets all the good stuff while the sleepy birds roll outta the nest and miss out on all the good bargains!" Two words peeps: GET HERE!!! Everyone is WELCOME...EVEN VENDORS & DEALERS!!! Be sure to bring a big truck to haul your swag...we would hate for you to make 2 trips!

The girls will be here with lots of food and drink to keep you fueled up, so don't worry about breakfast. And as usual, the helpful & friendly staff at VHC will help you find the perfect HAPPY to take home and cherish!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Chic Strands: D.I.Y. Vintage Brooch Ribbon Necklace

Treat your sisters and girlfriends (and yourself) to jewelry that shimmers with style. Start with a handful of inexpensive costume pieces - brooches and earrings with openwork designs - and give them a new-old coppery patina using spray paint. Then link them together and add pretty pink ribbon. No one will guess you didn't break the bank.

Step 1
Prepare Jewelry Snap off brooch or earring backs using wire cutters, and sand down any sharp bits so they won't catch on clothing. For extra protection, apply clear nail polish to the area; let dry.

Step 2
Add Copper Finish For an antique look, coat pieces with spray paint, then quickly rub off most of the paint with a paper towel. Let dry.

Step 3
Create Necklace Using jump rings (metal rings that open and close) and pliers, connect pieces in a pleasing order. Attach a ring at each end: Thread each ribbon (We used vintage seam binding that we washed and threw in the dryer to give our necklace a "tattered" appearance) halfway through the end rings; knot each ribbon at ring if desired. Tie behind neck to wear.

How Cute Are You Now??? Go In Style Miss Thing!!!

Salad Starters

This planter isn't just an attractive addition to the patio. The plants are ready to be picked and tossed into the salad bowl, making it the perfect gift. If the planter doesn't have drainage holes, place 1 1/2 to 2 inches of mini pine-bark chips in bottom; fill with soilless potting mix. Overplant with seedlings of seasonal crops; this one has kale, spinach, and a mesclun mix, as well as cilantro and chervil, which everyone likes in salads. It should be kept outdoors in a sunny spot, watered when dry, and fed with plant food according to minimum recommendations on package. Pick leaves gradually; in four to six weeks, the supply will be depleted, but the planter can be refilled. Instead of bringing garden vegetables indoors to clean, rinse them outdoors as soon as you pick them -- and give the remaining crop an extra drink, too. In late June, for instance, when it's time for the first harvest of crops sowed in early May, take along a colander and a garden hose. Some baby lettuces and radishes might be ripe for picking, but other lettuces and root vegetables won't be. With the benefit of the additional water, the veggies that need to stick it out through the summer have a smaller chance of wilting, bolting, getting bitter or hard, or cracking.

'Black Seeded Simpson' Loose-Leaf Lettuce

Every new gardener wants a thriving harvest. These easy-to-grow varieties, whose flavors range from hot to sweet, are a wise choice for a successful first-time garden. 'Black Seeded Simpson' loose-leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an heirloom that matures early in the season with a tender texture and delicate flavor. A loose-leaf variety, it has ruffled, lime-green leaves. This heirloom lettuce, popular for its silky texture and very delicate taste, is best in spring but will provide good harvests into summer. Of the four basic lettuce types, loose-leaf is the quickest growing and best for cut-and-come-again harvesting.

Did You Know?
Lettuce was probably first cultivated around 4500 B.C. by the ancient Egyptians, who grew it not for its leaves but for the edible oil in its seeds; it was later introduced to Britain by the Romans. Lettuce now comes in four basic types: looseleaf; butterhead, or bibb; romaine, or cos; and crisphead.

General Maintenance:
Mulch to keep soil cool and moist and slow tendency to bolt. If plants become crowded, thin to promote air circulation. Cultivate soil to reduce weeds and provide aeration.

Slugs, snails, aphids, and cutworms may occur.

Avoid watering in evening, which attracts slugs and snails. For slugs, spread diatomaceous earth around plants, or set out shallow dishes filled with beer. Hose off aphids and cutworms in the morning.

How To Sow/Plant:
In early spring, direct sow in soil amended with well-rotted manure or compost; sow 4 inches apart in 15- to 18-inch rows, covering seeds lightly. Or start seeds indoors 3?4 weeks before hardening off and transplanting. Water upon planting. To extend harvest, re-sow small rows every 10 days in soil cooler than 75°F; resume when temperature drops in late summer.

Water And Fertilize:
Keep soil evenly moist to encourage rapid growth. Feed every 3 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Garden Hint:
The keys to producing the best-tasting lettuce are cool weather, an even supply of water, and a little shade in summer. Harvesting only the outside leaves will encourage greater, more regular growth than cutting the whole plant and waiting for it to regrow. Culinary/Edible combine with: anise chives dill nasturtium parsley and other culinary herbs. In hot weather, plant lettuce in the shade of other vegetables, such as tomatoes, to shield them from midday sun.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Has Sprung ~ Daffodil Days Are Here!

At Vintage Home Collective we are all about GIVING! From tokens of gratitude to expressions of love, as your partner in GIVING, Vintage Home Collective offers a unique and wide-ranging collection of thoughtful gifts for every occasion and everyone on your list, all year round.

Our Vendors select quality vintage treasures — many of which are One-Of-A-Kind! — that are unusual, surprising and beautifully designed to ensure the gifts you GIVE create a special moment when they are opened — whether it's a knowing smile, heartfelt laughter, or a sentimental tear or two. Our mission remains to make gift giving for every occasion easy, hassle-free, and fun.

In celebration of the arrival of Spring, many of our Vendors have decided that it is that time of year again...when we say good-bye to old favorites & do some Spring cleaning. So this means lots of NEW MARKDOWNS & CLEARANCE SALES throughout our store! That special item you once thought was just a little to pricey, might just be reduced, affording you the opportunity to finally own it!

And for a very limited time, we are GIVING away FREE Daffodils with every purchase over $20.00. These happy little yellow miracles will brighten up your home & lighten up your heart! Yes, that annual Harbinger of Spring becomes our token of appreciation for coming in, spending some time visiting & shopping, and happily supporting our little shop here in Geyserville! "Spring" on over...We hope to see you all very soon!

The following is a list of verified VENDOR PROMOTIONS going on within Vintage Home Collective...these deals are good from Friday March 25 - Sunday March 27, 2011...HURRY!!!:

  • Gin'gilli's :: 25% OFF anything YELLOW ~ Furniture, Bowls, Vases, & so much more...come in and see!
  • SMITten :: 10% OFF ANYTHING in SMITten's space...this includes items already marked down ~ Jewelry, Housewares, Art, Fashion, & Novelties!
  • And many more CLEARANCE items THROUGHOUT the entire store!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine SweetHeart Cookies

These homemade Valentine's Day treats are the sweetest way to say "I Love You" to everyone special in your life. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, but it can be halved, or you can freeze a portion of the dough for up to three weeks. Makes several dozen, depending on cookie size.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
4 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup pale-pink or white sanding sugar (optional)
Petal dust in pink, orange, and violet tones (optional)
2/3 cup apricot or strawberry jam, slightly warmed (optional)

1. In bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into large bowl. On low speed, gradually add flour mixture to mixer bowl, alternating with buttermilk, until combined. Wrap dough in plastic; chill until firm, 1 hour or overnight.

2. To color white sanding sugar, if using: Place a few tablespoons in a small bowl. Mix in petal dust with a toothpick, a bit at a time, until desired shade is reached. Colored sanding sugar will last indefinitely.

3. Heat oven with two racks centered to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On lightly floured surface, roll chilled dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut out hearts using any 1- to 3 1/2-inch heart cookie cutters. If desired, cut centers out of some hearts. Transfer with spatula to baking sheets. Chill for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, if using. Bake until just golden but not too brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack. Continue with dough; reroll scraps.

4. To make sandwich hearts: Brush bottom heart lightly with jam; cover with a second heart with center cut out; jam will adhere hearts. Fill cut-out area with more jam. Cookies will keep, in an airtight container, at room temperature for 1 week.

True Love Reigns Supreme!

At Vintage Home Collective we are all hopeless romantics, so Valentine's Day is a big one for us! February 14th is fast approaching so come in today to pick up a unique "little something" - a "token of your affection" for that special someone on that most loveliest of days! Even though they are nice, you won't find any passé boxes of chocolates or flowers here - Let's try and be a little more original this year folks! Instead, we offer up a stunning collection of fancy jewelry...baubles, bangles, and blingy beads...some creations even handmade! A darling menagerie of dolls, stuffed animals, and bedtime books for that little sweetheart in your life. Handmade scented candles in vintage tins that you can illuminate over that romantic dinner you share together. We even have a pretty variety of valentine cards (for lovers & friends alike), gift bags, and gift wrap to present your purchase with style. Shop until your heart is will fall in love with our quaint little store all over again!

"Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

After Holiday Clearance Extravaganza!

That’s right folks, it’s time for the Vintage Home Collective Annual Blowout Sale! Vendors have slashed their prices and provided deep discounts on some of your favorite things ~ if you didn't find it under your Christmas tree from Santa, now you can treat yourself. Come in today to see a great selection of fine furniture, home accents, jewelry, and holiday decor all drastically marked down to sell fast so we can bring in new and fresh inventory! Ask about our CLEARANCE TABLE where you will find most items at 50% OFF the regular price. We will be also featuring CLEARANCE FURNITURE just outside our front door (weather permitting!) for easy loading into your vehicle! Stop in TODAY for the best selection, and the best deals!!!

Green Your Home In 2011!

"Green" has become the new black. Although we might become confused with all of the green options out there, we do know that it's our responsibility to make the smartest choices for our families and the environment. An eco-friendly home doesn't happen overnight, and replacing every gadget would be extremely costly and cause a lot of waste. But there are simple ways you can make your home a more environmentally friendly one, as well as guidelines to keep in mind when buying new products and appliances. The following are our favorites:

Free And Easy:

Adjust Your Water Heater
Lower your water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees, to restrict heat loss.

Fill The Dishwasher
Run full loads, air dry, and skip the pre-rinsing. Energy Star dishwashers can be more efficient than hand washing, so consider replacing an older, less-efficient model.

Green Your Garden
Avoid harmful herbicides and pesticides in your garden; create and use compost; and practice organic gardening techniques.

Moderate The Thermostat
Lower the thermostat by just two degrees this winter to conserve energy without sacrificing comfort. Turn it down 10 degrees at night and when you’re not home - or install a programmable thermostat for automatic adjustments.

According to the EPA, an average family of four that recycles only plastic waste can save the equivalent of nearly 340 pounds of carbon emissions per year. To find out about your local regulations or learn how to start a recycling program in your building, neighborhood, or city, visit

Unplug Electronics
Many household appliances continue to suck electricity even when switched off; minimize leaks by unplugging idle electronics.

Wash Laundry In Cold Water
About 90 percent of the energy used for a load of laundry goes to heating the water. Some stains demand hot water, as do bed linens (to kill dust mites). Wash all other loads in cold.

Small Purchases That Make A Big Difference:

Change Lightbulbs
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs consume a quarter of the electricity required by comparable incandescent bulbs and last up to 12 times longer. Maximize savings by changing at least five frequently used bulbs.

Go Low-Flow In The Shower
To reduce hot-water consumption, replace older showerheads with ones that spray no more than 2.5 gallons a minute.

Limit Artificial Fragrances
Experts’ concerns about the proliferation of fragrances have to do with their potential effects on our health; essential oils and natural fragrances are safer alternatives.

Replace Chemical Cleaners
High-octane chemicals are known to be harmful to both your family’s health and the environment; select natural cleaning and laundry products at the store, or use homemade natural cleansers.

Use Eco-Friendly Linens
Typical linens are made with conventional cotton, which accounts for about 25 percent of the world’s insecticide use, and many manufacturers’ dyes are derived from petroleum (a nonrenewable resource) in a highly polluting process. Choose an eco-friendly alternative such as organic cotton or renewable fibers such as bamboo instead.

Smart Investments:

Consider Eco-Flooring
Conventional flooring choices can harm the environment and potentially you and your family’s health. Whether you’re remodeling or simply want to replace your carpet, choose healthy, sustainable flooring materials such as bamboo, cork, true linoleum, natural-fiber carpet, or FSC-certified wood.

Paint Safely
Many paints contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are linked to various health problems. When shopping for paint, choose low- or zero-VOC varieties, or paints made from natural materials, such as milk or clay paints.

Replace The Old Refrigerator
Refrigerators use more electricity than any other appliance. Older ones are worse, so give top priority to replacing a pre-1993 fridge.

Sleep On A Chemical-Free Mattress
Many mattresses are treated with toxic chemicals called PBDEs to reduce their flammability. To limit your exposure to these dangerous toxins, cover your mattress with an organic wool or latex pad, or when buying a new one, choose a PBDE-free mattress.

Upgrade Windows
Energy Star-qualified windows with insulating glazes, gas fills, and better framing materials reduce the demand on heating and cooling systems, saving energy and money.