Thursday, January 20, 2011

For the Love of Vintage Giveaway: Closed

Giveaway Winner:

One Happy Mommom
"I was always told as a young girl that "I was a old soul" I always loved vintage, from listening to old music from my mothers 78's & 45's...."
chosen by random.org


I know I have fallen off the blog earth lately. Tim and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary as well as his birthday on the 6th. On the 15th, we celebrated my 31st birthday.

For some crazy reason, my birthday brought me intense stress this year. I haven't ever felt that way about being a year older but 31 is entirely too close to 40. What's wrong with 40? I'm not sure really except that I'm certain people die somewhere after that. Midlife crisis? Possibly. No convertible...yet. I am really happy I lived through my birthday celebration and it was fabulous in fact thanks to my Tim. He knows exactly how to handle me by never taking me too serious. We had a weekend all to ourselves and it was truly wonderful!

Here are a few of my favorite vintage and handmade items in my studio. I love collages! It was my first time photographing my stash but I will definitely be doing more of this sort of thing in the future! I think I have found a new hobby. That's all I need right?












The Olivia Heiress Hat Pattern will be available for purchase sometime tomorrow! It will have sizing for adults as well in the pattern.

Where can you find everything?

My sister picked up the crocheted trim and the tiny pom pom trims for me in NYC at Purl and my niece gifted me the large pom pom trim for Christmas from Anthropologie. The fabulous earrings are from JewelryVixen on Etsy.

Wanna win a surprise box of ribbons, trims, and buttons from Purl and me valued at over $50? I will be generous.. I am in dire need of some serious destashing.

Just leave me a comment telling me about your love of vintage! Oh how I love to hear from you my friend!

102 comments:

Teoma said...

Those photos are absolutely gorgeous...a feast for the eyes!! I am one of those people, as you are, that beautiful things make me smile and bring a sense of ahhhh. You know all the pretty, sparkly, colorful, monochromatic (just have to add this one b/c I love it!), lacey, ruffley, lovely treasures. And doesn't that pretty much describe all of your favorite vintage items? I love that vintage items have a history, that they belonged to someone's grandmother, that they have stood the test of time, that they are unique. And I love that the internet (something so modern) allows us to share them with the world!
Blessings!

latrchicky said...

What's not to love?! My vintage comes from my grandmother, Margaret. She loved to sew, embroider, and crochet. She would save her buttons, lace, and satin ribbon. Every little girl's dream to get into! I make little flowers for my daughter, Mary Margaret (she was named after both my grandmothers) and use the buttons and satin. I can't wait for my little girl to be old enough to enjoy these special treasures as much as I do!

Tina Guenthner said...

I'm a writer, so when I see vintage I start writing. I love to make up the story to go with the item, if that makes sense :)

Joyce said...

I LOVE Purl! I've purchased yarn from them. Gorgeous!!

Why I love vintage? I love vintage for the chic, unique, classic and feminine feel to it. Vintage is timeless! <3

CherishedBliss said...

Vintage... so much character! I'm always drawn to old things that remind me of my grandmother!!It's how I decorated my daughter's room... it just makes me smile to see something slightly "tainted". I bought my daughter's dresser from this very sweet old lady on a local yardsale website where I live. I almost felt bad buying it from her. It was a dresser from 1927 and it was her oldest sisters...nobody wanted it in the family, not even her daugher who had just had a baby girl (apparently she wanted modern). So the nice old lady told me as I handed her my money "nobody else seems to want to keep it, so why should I?... I hope it brings you and your daughter many good memories". So sad and sweet at the same time!! Did Imention I bought this for my daughter before I was even pregnant with her?? Good thing I had a girl : ) Needless to say. My favorite piece of furniture EVER!!!

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Whitesuggar said...

Love vintage because its feminine, classy and so elegant!

Elizabeth said...

I love vintage because I love unique things! I love fabulous clothing and accessories that you can't find in every store you walk into and on every person you see walking down the street.

Kelly Agnew said...

I was born in the wrong era! I miss the super feminine, lovely, soft aspect of vintage finds. I guess the ballet dancer in me is automatically attracted to all things tulle, old, sparkly and pink!

Tara Jeles said...

Your photos would look lovely framed in a studio. Gorgeous things you're hoarding over there ;)
My love of vintage is from my mother and grandmother. My sister totally skipped the gene. I would try on their clothes for hours. I love sitting and listening to stories from my 90 year old grandmother. She has so many photos of her when she was newly married and the clothes are fabulous. The trims and buttons and styles. It's been passed on to me for sure. Thank you for making me think of grandma tonight.

amandanbo said...

i just adore vintage, everything about it. it reminds me of a simpler time when men and women got all dressed up just to go the market. everything was so detailed and beautiful, from the buttons to the lace trim. everything is unique and beautiful. from vintage cars to clothing to knick knacks...i love it all!

kristen said...

I agree with everyone about the photos... they are FAB! I love vintage and my pictures (on facebook) I think show that.. I am really into sewing these days and would love to use some of those ribbons on some home-made dresses! Also would love to use for making headbands... (have boughten some of your tutorials).. love!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherry Baber said...

Vintage is soft...vintage is forever...vintage is ever lasting... vintage is a state of mind...vintage depicts one's character as being pure and cherishing all that is past, present and to come ...a vintage lady is one who appreciates who she is, who came before her and who will carry on....

Jacy Stefanovic said...

The pictures are very beautiful. :) You have such a great eye!

I love vintage for it's voice. Things from a different era seem to have a story to tell. They're so unique and charming with a quality that is unmatched in this day and age. :)

Chloe Olsen said...

V is for vixen, sexy through and through
I is for inspiring and a little unique too.
N is for need a want it is no more
T is for timeless, items not to be kept in a drawer.
A is for amazing, each piece a work of art
G is for gorgeous made straight from the heart.
E is for eternity styles living on
And that is why with vintage you can never go wrong.

Chacoy said...

The photos are beautiful!
I love vintage because they were/are so unique. I also love getting a piece that was my grandmothers or great grandmothers & thinking of the onversations they had around it or how they wore it. Makes me feel a little closer to them too. When its a found piece I stil wonder how they used it, wore it or the convos they had around it!
Its funny how we made fun of what we had or our parents & grandparents had & yet love & want them badly!
Thank you for the opportunity to win some gorgeousness!

Shannon said...

I love imagining the stories of the pieces. I don't have any vintage things in my sewing stash yet, but would love to get started with some from you! They are beautiful!

x0xJ said...

I am vintage obsessed. Very into the girly vintage as living in a house of boys takes it's toll on a young girly mama.
I hope to one day be able to fill our house with antiques, and continue to furnish and fiddle with vintage decor. The only room that i will leave "playful" is my boys bedroom, but even that will have a vintage spin on it. My partner often smiles at my grand plans and sometimes tells me no, but honestly, i will just do it when he isn't looking. Afterall the house is the woman's domain, isn't it?
I would DIE for some of your yummy vintage lovlies. We don't get the fantastic stuff you guys get in the U.S. here in Australia :(

Addy Van Anne said...

When I hear the word vintage I think of all my grandparents antiques. When I visit them I love all the vintage items that feels their home. I love to listen to all the stories that go along with all their vintage items. I completely understand about turning 31! I turned 31 this month too and I am telling you it was a hard birthday for me too! The hardest yet. I don't know why, but I agree 31 is hard.
addyvananne@aol.com

Krista Campbell Photography said...

I love all of your images. I love vintage because of it's soft, muted tones and delicious textures and textiles. Vintage to me screams romance. I browse the antique shops almost every weekend because I love to add a hint of vintage to my images.

Purple Pinwheels crafting blog said...

I love vintage because it gives products something unique. I love being unique. Plus it is very beautiful and ladylike.

Anonymous said...

I love vintage- its gorgeous and has history - Vintage is part of a long history of fashion yet it fits in the modern world - its look is unique and yet most try to duplicate it- vintage inspired is also gorgeous!

Sonjia Shaw
sonjiashaw@yahoo.com

those pics are gorgeous and cant wait to get my sewing machine to make a kennedy rose with the pattern I purchased- so gorgeous and love the color in the one above!

Jayna Rae said...

My love of vintage? Oh where do I begin. It is possibly the epitome of my stlistic existence. I grew up in a home where an antiwue urinal meant a unique hanging flower pot. I have always had vintage items around me. I can't imagine how, or why, anyone would wany a home that doesn't incorporate a piece of history. Some of my favorite pieces I own are my great grandmother's buffet, her day dishes (pink & gray roses), and this cross necklace of hers that has the Lord's prayer in the tiniest magnifying glass ever. I thought it was a bead for about three years.

Okay, enough blabbing because I could just go on & on.

Anonymous said...

Vintage is TIMELESS !!! Love your work! I love purl too . I have their knitting and patchwork/quilt book. I'll gladly help you destash :0) !! Happy belated birthday!! -Tiffany (bamboo100@hotmail.com)

Rachel Gaskamp said...

Vintage is a touch of the past meeting with the moment of today. Most vintage items remind me of my grandmother and her classic style, simpler times and that special touch of elegance.

I just started following you and your dreamy creations and LOVE everything!! Now if only I could get my hands on some of the items you use, maybe my stuff come close to what you have created. You have been a wonderful inspiration. Thank you!!

Gretchen said...

I love vintage for it's elegance. There seems to be a fascinating story behind vintage things that make it that much more appealing. Adding a vintage button, lace, ribbon....to something modern is one of my favorite things to do. It makes it unique and I LOVE unique!!

Shannon Elizabeth photography said...

I love vintage. Reminds me of my beautiful grandmothers. Oh how I miss them. I dress my daughter in clothes my grandmother made for me 30 plus years ago. Vintage has come full circle and is in again. I love it!

kandserson said...

I adore all things a little bit shabby and flea market chic, arranged in a simple way.

In my home you'll find an eclectic assortment of treasures from my great-grandmother's past!!!

Vintage to me means...HERITAGE!!!!
PS: Happy Birthday and anniversary. Remember...to enjoy "the ride" through every year you are granted!!!!! It only gets better!!! (speaking from experience!)


in the ordinary.

Amanda said...

Even as a child, I loved "vintage." I just didn't know to call it anything but "old." Haha! I've always felt drawn to things from a different era, partly because of the history, wondering where it came from and also for a longing of a time that I wasn't able to take part in. Vintage music, vintage clothing, linens, jewelry, furniture. It's all marvelous. :)

Anonymous said...

Vintage trims and buttons remind me of my Grandmother's and Mother's "stash". Great memories of sorting thru the trim, lace and ribbon, and beautiful fabrics, also pumping the foot pedal on the old Singer Treadle Sewing Machine for them. Your photos bring back memories of those days learning to sew and create. Oh to have some vintage passementeries in my "stash" would be delightful. From dottie at dottiestreasures@yahoo.com

Jill said...

Beautiful photos!
Why do I love Vintage? Because it's timeless. Elegant. Beautiful. Old Fashion and yet - current. What's not to love?

amber leann said...

Vintage things are so timeless & classy, perfect for all ages, young & old....

CourtneysMommy said...

oh how I love all your goodies! I love vintage because it's beautiful and old fashioned. :)

Angela H said...

Love your photos, so beautiful. I grew up surrounded by older people, grandparents, great aunts and uncles and I loved to hear their stories of life. Vintage always reminds me of the many loved ones that have passed on and reminds me of the beautiful legacies they have left for me. Just today my mom and I talked about her mother and she told me some stories of her wonderful life. For me vintage links the past and the present with all its beauty.

hipchic~cynde said...

I'm an old soul at heart most of the time. I love
pairing a great vintage trim with things I create. I love the timeless
romantic feel from a great vintage find.

taylor+sophie said...

Vintage is absolutely stunning.. Unique...
One of a kind. I love ribbon, buttons, and
Anything soft pink! What beautiful pictures joy!

Wendy said...

I love vintage because it brings back memories of snuggling under my grandma's handmade quilts. I'd spend hours staring at each pieced fabric and wondering where it came from. Grandma's old dress, my mom's baby outfit... Her quilts began my love affair of pattern and color and she lovingly taught me the art of emboidery. I also love the elegance and girly girl class of old hats and pins from her days of being a nanny and housekeeper in Chicago.

Sarah R. said...

Your photographs are stunning...definitely another hobby! :-) I love vintage because of its complexity and simplicity all at the same time. The simplicity in its appearance and complexity in the story behind it. I love vintage because it has come from somewhere and is going somewhere-the continuum. I love vintage because it draws me to another time and allows me to get lost in the thoughts from whence it came. And I love vintage because I am a true romantic at heart.

Jessica Campoverde said...

I love vintage because it is classy. No matter who wears it, it adds beauty and style :)

Shanna said...

I love vintage because it is beautiful and feminine. It reminds me of times that were simpler and refined. I love all the beautiful pictures, too! You have an amazing talent!

Tammy said...

Vintage pieces always remind me of being a little girl and playing fancy dress up...the unique "old" smell...pretending to be a classy, sophisticated grown up.

Petite Peanut said...

Ohhhh please pick me! I already have visions beautiful creations. I love vintage because its not only pretty, but never goes out of style!

Sojourning Sadlers said...

Vintage just takes me back to a simpler time - it is very calming & lovely to me.

Mariela said...

Vintage is diffrent and beautiful!

Una said...

I love vintage because it has a soul!

Cameron said...

Vintage things are just so full of stories....where they've been, whose fingers they graced...

Something that no "distressing" can replicate :)

Beautiful pics, btw!

Erin said...

I love vintage because it reminds us that women can be feminine and soft while being as strong we have to be in this day and age. It is exactly the type of mentality I want to pass onto my daughter. I also love vintage, because let's face it, IT'S GORGEOUS!

JeniMichele said...

Intemporel my friend just like your kindness towards others!

xoxo

jomeigs said...

I love vintage because it reminds of simpler times. It is calming and beautiful.

kriscot3 said...

Vintage is timeless beauty!

ZAB said...

This reminds me of going through my grandma's closet and trying on all her fun stuff! I had so much fun at her house playing with her jewelry and accessories...those photos remind me of her. What great memories! :)

Anonymous said...

I love vintage because I feel like I have found treasure. Each piece for me is unique as unique as grandmas homemade cookies. It's fresh and inspiring!

Heavenly Bowtique said...

Why I love vintage? Vintage items are classic and have a history behind each and every piece. It takes me back to a time when little girls were little girls, dressed in clothing full of laces, pearls and beautiful fabrics and prints. It reminds me of simpler times but most importantly it reminds me of my mom, her mom and the stories of her mom before that. As a child my mom made all of our dresses growing up and I remember the frilly dresses with the lace and the bows in my hair and I remember feeling like a princess just beautiful all the time. I guess I like that feeling that vintage bring beauty and timeless all wrapped up in one.

cpage2323 said...

The photos really are lovely! I think vintage must appeal to me because it evokes images of simpler times and has an unending
grace about it.

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sweeter than cupcakes said...

Oh what lovely treasures. I hope you keep these displayed at all times. I love the unique mix all things vintage bring. New textures and colors are wonderful to play with.

The Contented Little Mummy said...

Vintage means LOVE, it comes with a history and its own story that you might not know of but its wonderful to imagine. And like a glass of fine wine and the amazing women who walk the earth it only gets better with age.

Laura Lee said...

I think my love of everything vintage started when I was 7 and my mom and I bought a retro 1965 Scottie Camper. We painted it pink and white, and the inside was a french countryside, shabby chic type look. I was totally hooked from then on :)

Valerie said...

I love everything vintage because of the amazing history and story behind each piece. It connects the present with the past in such a beautiful way and is a reminder that what is considered "old" still contains beauty, grace, and elegance.

Saraceno said...

I love vintage because it's timeless and elegant. It will never go out of style. It makes me think of my great grandmother and my grandmother's wedding pictures. They both had dresses that even to this day I think are gorgeous because of the delicate details, yet not over the top. I hope I feel that way one day about my own.

Purple Dreams said...

I love vintage because it's timeless and elegant!!!

stacyd1229 said...

i love all things vintage...the feel of them...i love to wonder where they have been and who else touched them and loved them as much as i do...i dont think i will ever get to a point where i can 'destash' my vintage things...i love them way too much!

Kelsey said...

I love vintage because it reminds me of a time where lux was an everyday thing for many people, and especially women never really had to worry about being "overdressed". The fabrics, cuts, and accessories were all so elegant and tasteful. No belly shirts or whale-tails to be found!

Erin said...

I just hear the word vintage and I'm immediately drawn to the item. I can't help but wonder all the memories of which it is a part. All the history it owns. Vintage to me screams classic. It's timeless. It's beautiful and needs to be celebrated.

kourtney.dyson said...

I love vintage because it reminds me of all things classic and good. It reminds me of my grandmother who used to say "every girl should have bangs, it makes it easier to flirt while batting your eyelashes" what that means I am not sure, but I loved that woman with every ounce of my being. Vintage says chic, sophisticated, poised, everything we want to be and hold on to. It is old black and white photos filled with people from my history. Vintage is, well vintage is where we came from, who are and who we hope to be. Vintage is like opening a time capsule and finding the most amazing treasures, that stand the test of time. I am not sure if 'i love vintage' or if simply 'vintage is love.'

Thanks for yet another wonderful giveaway!

Kelly said...

I Love Vintage it reminds me of my Grammie! She was such a classy lady. Anytime that I can wear or look at something vintage it brings me back to spending time with her. I just love the look of elegance from yester years!

I love your photographs and all of your designs are so great I wish mine turned out as good as yours. Happy Birthday and Anniversary!

Kim said...

My design style changes as often as the seasons, but my love for vintage remains the same. Even as a child I was romanticized by old movies such as Little House on the Prairie and Gone with the Wind. I would watch them over and over again imagining life in the “old days.” For me, vintage items are all about the story. I imagine where it’s been, what it’s lived through, who owned it, who cherished it, how did it find its way to me? Regardless of its age- vintage is beautiful. The older it is the more stories it has to tell.

Bel said...

I love vintage colors and textures, so classy!!

JANETEXCAT said...

OMG, I love vintage! I collect every thing, I don't know where to put i!

JANETEXCAT said...

I forgot to tell you why! Because many were handmade and tell the story of the maker, because America used to make things, because the materials and quality of workmanship are awesome.
Joy, you have many more years of collecting! Celebrate your early 30's, 40's, 50's, it is challenging but collecting gets you through.
Hope to meet you some day
tangledlair

renee said...

Your photos are really cool, they look like they should hang in your studio. Its not really what's in the photo, but what you will create with it. I absolutely love vintage because it is TIMELESS! It just says style and has a soft look and feel to it. I am so glad that we have vintage and we can create vintage. Thanks!

Amanda said...

I love vintage because it reminds me of a time when life was much more simple. I also love how things wear over time, the patina and the softness that they have as sort of a badge of honor.

Jennifer said...

I love vintage because it reminds me of a time when everyone was genteel and sweet to each other and when people now a days where vintage they tend to channel that time and act accordingly. Maybe this world would get along better if we all wore vintage!:)

Anna said...

Being a creator of vintage inspired clothing, I can tell you that I truly love vintage. I love the grace and warmth of a real piece of history. I also love your photos and frames and envy the style that you create.

IHeartRocknRoll said...

When I see vintage I think of my grandmother and the pictures of her during WWII when she was a young girl in England. She exuded such confidence and did so with class. Growing up I can't think of a time where she didn't have her hair done and her makeup perfect. This is why I love vintage. :)

Kara said...

Joy, I soooo love vintage. So much, in fact that I have my house decorated Victorian/vintage with old pieces ... an old Martha Washington sewing table, my great-grandmother's treadle sewing machine that I inherited, a couple old gossip benches, an old deacon's pew, an old high chair that collapses into a stroller ... and on and on. And I would LOVE if I would be the recipient of your vintage destashing! After all, I am your biggest fan!!! Kara

TASTE and SEE said...

I love vintage. Age makes all things better.

RUBES said...

Ahhh vintage...to me it just says...ELEGANCE, SOPHISTICATION, STYLE, CLASS & SOFTNESS :) When I see your models I think of Spring, I don't know why...maybe it's the beautiful array of colours & smells that come with that season xox

Kelly said...

I love the soft, romantic vintage look! It's one of the primary things that drew me into the world of sewing/crafting. I started out doing crazy quilts and loved all the hand-embroidered stitches and the vintage buttons, ribbons, and lace to embellish them with! It love to sneak in an accessory or two that screams vintage-it keeps me girlie in my otherwise male dominated world!!

Holly said...

Vintage is so classy and elegant, so girly and charming. Just love it!

TutusChic! said...

Thank you Joy for sharing your inspiring and lovely photos. It was like a little visit! So glad your birthday was a success and that you have such a lovely husband to bring joy to your life!
You deserve the best as your talent inspires us all. I am sitting in my living room chair sewing more Kennedy roses. It was your shop that gave me the first tasteful look at vintage creations-- not Anthropologie! (Love them too but you are even better!)
Showed one of my headbands to a teen ballet student last night-- she exclaimed "Oh I love vintage!''

Me 2. ♥♥
Sarah (TutusChic)

Jayme said...

I L.O.V.E. Vintage. That's all there is to it. In the last few days I've picked up a set of green tin canisters for the kitchen, a small round tin for dispaying somewhere (don't know yet!), and 5 yards of pink lace trim! I'm so excited!!!

jaytensen@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love vintage because it takes me back to a time where things moved slower and were simpler. I am obsessed with fashions from earlier times. Back when women were elegant (not saying we aren't now, just different then) and men were too!
-Breanna

breanna_tan@hotmail.com

Kristen said...

I adore vintage! I try to add little touches to all the items I make for my daughter!

Laurie Bonante said...

Happy Belated Birthday & Anniversary.

I love vintage trims and fabrics. My dream is to have my sewing room shelves full of trims and sparklies. And prints of your photos. They are wonderful!

Michelle M. said...

I believe vintage is the heart & soul of every women. It takes us back to our ancesters, no matter who they may be, and reminds us of simpler times when our mothers or great, great grandmothers had to be creative. They took time to enjoy the feel and beauty of textiles and came up with the most amazing ideas of how to work with the materials they were given. When I start a new project I try to think, "what would I have done with this fabric 100 years ago?" To bad time machines don't exsist!

cutesycouture said...

I love vintage because it reminds me of generations of legacy! This is something I hold very dear to my heart.

Little Lee said...

As a child I loved all things feminine and girly. I think it reminded me of my grandmothers time. (I even convinced my parents to cover the floor of bedroom in a giant print English rose carpet!) Through my teens I rebelled and became 'one of the boys'........ Since I have had my own daughters (5 and 2), I have come full circle and embraced my love of vintage once again. I am finding things (love the Internet) to reconnect and remind me of my childhood and grandmother, to share with my girls .... Now if only I could convince my husband to re carpet the girls bedroom.
~ Jody

Sarah said...

I love vintage because it is timely and everything has a touch of girly.

Michaela said...

such gorgeous pictures!! I am with you on the birthday thing as well, but I am turning 29, so I am super sad at the ending of my 20's!

I love vintage, I love the feel, the story it tells, the timeless look to it. Classy and simple, yet gorgeous!

One happy mommom said...

I was always told as a young girl that "I was a old soul" I always loved vintage, from listening to old music from my mothers 78's & 45's. Nothing I liked better than going through her linen closet and finding handmade table scarves,tablecovers and lace doilies that once belonged to my grandmother, It was such a tranquil experience. I feel that same kind of tranquility when I look at your patterns and your beautiful headbands. You have captured the beautiful victorian past from long ago. I adore your work...Dottie

Suzie -sstevens1121@embarqmail.com said...

The pictures are great. I love vintage because it is timeless and elegant and adds a special touch to something new..

Hayley said...

I DO love vintage stuff! SO pretty and different - I'd much rather have something vintage than the same ol stuff everyone else has! Your work is so beautiful!

Amy Winger said...

It is probably my nostalgic, sentimental side that draws me to all things vintage. I am a girl that still hangs on to her tattered old bear with the blue button eyes and threadbare seams. Velveteen Rabbit is my favorite book from childhood, and I think that somewhere deep inside of me I truly believe if something is old and loved, it comes alive. When I see a vintage item, I imagine the story...a romance, a moment that has escaped but is somehow preserved in that item. Vintage imbues a sense of character; the integrity of a time gone by. Ah, I just love it! <3

Danielle said...

Vintage reminds me of timeless. Elegant and forever lasting. Beautiful photos.

Thank you!!

GiGiEnri- Princess de Enriquez said...

I love vintage for the story each piece has, whether it be an earring or a ribbon it used to be someones and you never know if they fell in love while wearing a blouse that you now store away in a closet somewhere. Every item has a story and the great part is you make it even more vintage when you wear it, love it, then pass it on.

Sammy @ Paisley and Me said...

Awesome giveaway! I wish I had your stash! But maybe I'll get it! You can't go wrong with vintage, instant class :)

jocetwin1 said...

I LOVE vintage...it is so inspiring. Clean and uncluttered are two other words that come to mind. Ah, vintage, how I love thee!

Maxie said...

What a wonderful stash! My favorite place as a child was my grandmother's magical stash closet! She recently sent me what remained after she lost her sight and had to give up her lifelong love of sewing. I have some amazing mink and the most intricate lace just waiting for the perfect project.
Vintage is a connection to the woman I cherish so deeply. She let me loose in her magical closet with a million dreams, and guided my hands on her antique sewing machine so I could make them come true. She just turned 95, and told me that one of the greatest gifts she has ever received was sharing her love of sewing with me, and the knowledge that I share that love with my children. Vintage is love in my family.

Kim said...

What beautiful photos! I love vintage pieces...so much history. I have one of my grandmother's mixing bowls. It's well-used, with a crackled glaze, and I love it. Every time I use it, I think about cooking with her as a child.

Marla H. said...

I love vintage because it reminds me of classic timeless pieces. It take me back to memories of going through my grandma's costume jewelry at her house long ago. My sister and I would try on her errings and necklaces and pretend to be fancy classy ladies! I love vintage because of those memories!
Thanks for the chance to win!
mhode79 (at) gmail(dot) com

Sweeti said...

clutter me with all items vintage, pure love.

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

I'm obviously way late on this one (wah!) but what is not to love with vintage!???! I love going to vintage street fairs alone and just soaking in all the beauty. I can't resist vintage mason jars, brooches and buttons!

Hope you're doing well, Joy!!

xo,
Heather

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

and PS - those photos are all gorgeous!