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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

treasury tuesday...

Time for my weekly treasury!

Today's treasury is inspired by sunshine...I know, I know it's fall...but here in Denver it is SUPER sunny & HOT! It is supposed to be almost 90 today!

All items are vintage...take a peek at a snapshot of my sunshine treasury below or click here for the live version.

I REALLY want that saffron dress. SO pretty...I am kinda close to buying it...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

{vintage} hats!

One of my very favoritest things about fall is hats.

I have quite the collection myself, & I cannot wait to start wearing them once the weather is right. I have several summer hats as well, but my fall/winter hats are my favorite. :)

In honor of hats, here are some of my favorite vintage pieces from some wonderful etsy shops!

Please click the link below the image for the item & shop info...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

featured seller friday : theClassicFarmhouse

This weeks featured seller is Katy from the etsy shop theClassicFarmhouse. Katy has some AMAZING houseware vintage items that I am drooling over. She has a great story & background as to how she began her little business.

Take a peek at her story below, along with some of my favorite items from her shop!

p.s. Katy is kind enough to offer readers of prettylittlevintage a discount of 20% off there first order (now through the end of October)! Just enter PLV1010 in a message to seller.

Your shop is filled with such amazing beautiful items (& they photographs are stunning!)…where do you get your inspiration from?

First off, thank you! I personally love creating a warm and inviting space that people feel comfortable in and I think nothing does that better then hints of history & nostalgia. I gain a lot of inspiration from rural living & old america. Times when life was simpler & less cluttered but still full of well loved & cherished things. I love things in particular that can be used in a variety of ways...even if it's not the intended use. With style it's all about having fun & making it you!

Trio of Cream Mugs

How did your fascination with vintage begin, & when did you decide you wanted to sell vintage?

I was raised in a 1910 Dutch Colonial home full of character & spent so much time at garage sales growing up that it just became a part of me. I don't remember a time in my life where I was not surrounded by old stuff! From young I was always collecting, gathering and 'inherting' old things. I still own very little that is not secondhand or recreated in some way.

My true start in selling vintage began over 20 years ago when I held my first (what became annual) garage sale to weed out some of my treasures. It almost became a joke how excited people were to come to my sales, leaving numbers & emails hoping they would be the first to know of my next one. I knew at that point I had a knack for it but didn't have the right venue...that is until I discovered etsy!!! I browsed for a couple months before I took the leap into setting up shop. So glad I did! & just so you know, the garage sale is still an annual event.

What is your favorite thing about selling vintage?

The adventure of discovering new & exciting treasures & the thrill of someone else purchasing that item to give it a new home. There's an excitement that comes from knowing that something I so lovingly rescued is going to be treasured by someone else.

Can we find you anywhere else (twitter, facebook, blogger?)?

Blog - www.theClassicFarmhouse.blogspot.com

Newsletter - http://eepurl.com/BQox

Twitter - http://twitter.com/clasicfarmhouse

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Classic-Farmhouse/52773286503

Any final little tid bits you would like to share?

I'm constantly looking for treasures and often pass up great things that are just not 'my style'. For that reason I have a list of people that I 'personal shop' for. I'm always open for new requests.

{as I mentioned earlier} theClassicFarmhouse would love to offer your readers 20% off their first order at www.theClassicFarmhouse.etsy.com (excluding other sales. & for the discount code please use PLV1010...good through end of October and is for 20% any order (excludes shipping and other sales).

20% off people! I see a set of mugs with your name on them :)

Thanks again so much Katy & theClassisFarmhouse for offering my readers a discount and for being a featured seller!

hi fall...

A little polyvore action...inspired by the new fall season! Fall is one of my favorites...boots, scarfs, HATS, I can not get enough! All items featured are vintage, or vintage inspired. Click here for the live version with all the where to buy details!
Hi Fall

Happy Fall my followers!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

outfit post...

I think I am going to start sporadically including some of my outfits.

Today I am wearing a brand new {to me} vintage dress I purchased downtown Boulder at this amazing vintage shop on Pearl Street called Goldmine Vintage. Also one of my favorite pairs of shoes from Urban Outfitters.

dress : vintage, Goldmine Vintage
shoes: Urban Outfitters
socks : gap
belt : h&m
bracelet : from a shop in Buffalo

treasury tuesday...

I really didn't know what theme I wanted to go with this Tuesday for my weekly treasury...so I decided on black & white. Which is always in style :)

click here for live version!

black & white

i really want those salt & pepper shakers!

Monday, September 20, 2010

old school camera lovin'

I love love love vintage cameras. The are just so pretty to look at! And they take pretty sweet pictures to boot ... especially polaroids ... I really want me one of those.

Here are some of my absolute etsy favorites... {link below image}

Vintage Polaroid Land Camera

Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera


Vintage Bell & Howell 333 8mm Movie Camera with Case

1950's Ansco Anscoflex II TLR Camera

Working Kodak Starmite Camera

thanks etsy sellers for having such amazing items!

daisical: shop update

I was fortunate enough to attend an amazing gem & bead show here in my new city of Denver. I found some really unique supplies and put together some new pieces!

Take a peek...

Brown and Mustard Wooden Bead Necklace

Deep Blue and Burnt Orange Wooden Bead Necklace

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 17, 2010

featured seller friday!

Happy Friday everyone!

This weeks feature seller is Georgia from Viola Vintage. Her shop is pretty adorable and her items are beautifully made! Georgia creates reproductions of vintage clothes, using patterns 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's - she also does custom orders.

Here is her story...

Your shop is filled with such amazing beautiful items…where do you get your inspiration from?

I am inspired by the glamour of old movies and of stars like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.

I love sourcing vintage patterns and finding pictures of vintage clothing. One of my favourite things to do it to recreate a vintage dress.

Where or how did you learn your design skills?

I grew up in Wales with no TV but a very creative and wonderfully attentive mother. She taught me to sew at a very young age and passed on her love of fabrics and fashion also. I also had a super needlework teacher at school who taught me about pattern cutting and how to make what was in my head!

How did your fascination with vintage begin, and when did you decide you wanted to sell vintage designs?

I have always loved being a little bit different, I get that from my mum too! I love the fashions of the 60s and 70s but it was my youngest daughter Lara who gave me the idea to turn it into a business. We had a convention to go to one summer and she asked me to make her a 50s style dress. We decided that it would be more fun to use an original pattern and found a gorgeous on on the internet. It turned out beautifully and I started thinking of how different the sizing is to our shapes nowadays and how many people cannot fit into genuine vintage dresses. I also thought that although many women may love the styles some are a bit funny about wearing used clothing. So the idea for reproducing vintage style from original patterns was born. Our name came from a love of Shakespeare (12th Night) and needing something to sound right with 'vintage'.

Vintage Style 1950s Bow Detail Full Skirt Dress with Pettiskirt

What is your favorite thing about recreating vintage fashion?

I love that women can feel pretty and glamorous once more. So many styles now are short and unflattering and not very ladylike.

It is a way to keep the past alive.

Can we find you anywhere else (twitter, facebook, blogger?)?



Twitter: Violavintage

Any final little tid bits you would like to share? Promotions, etc?

I will be retiring some of my summer styles soon and adding more winter stuff. I have some awesome coats and capes on offer.

Also I will be hosting a competition on FB very soon to win one of my vintage capes...........

I want to thank Georgia for sharing all about her shop violavintage!

I encourage you to take a peek at her beautiful items on her etsy shop here...