I was so stoked for this week's Inspiration Workshop that I went totally crazy looking up vintage things around my house and online...
My Pinterest followers are quite annoyed by now I'm sure!
I actually have a couple really great vintage clothing stores within walking distance of my house.
But I am really not that brave...must become more brave!
I love vintage things because it is so awesome to think of the stories behind each item, I could literally peruse antique stores for days...
These are my favorite vintage personal items
This is a card actually. My husband's grandmother sent it for one of the kid's birthdays and I fell in love with it despite the kids messing it up with tape. I am praying she has a box of these somewhere because I plan to frame this. From the print I am guessing mid-60's.
My Grandmother (who is now with Jesus), gave this to me several years ago because my stepdaughter didn't have a pillow for the trip back home and my Grandmother just would NOT have that! I have kept the pillowcase because I have so few things of her's. I do plan to make an actual pillowcase dress from this. I am hoping my daughter get's to wear it for a VERY long time.
My Mother-in Law sent me this book that she found and I have had so much fun perusing it and trying to figure out some of the great techniques in it. I KNOW this will come in handy for wintertime, because I am clueless for anything with sleeves! Copyright is 1938. Sweet!
Ok, we cannot talk vintage without mentioning MAD MEN. Seriously, it's a vintage lover's dream on the small screen :) Everyone is so beautiful, amazingly coiffed and I LOVE it.
What could one do with so much totally groovy wallpaper!
This is totally vintage I can do!
Nothing says "mod vintage" like a green leaf and daisy cream and sugar set.
I hope you have enjoyed the vintage love and find some amazing things at Grandma's or a special shop. I think it's the history that makes these things special, so remember to ask!
Now I am off to muster some bravery for a great vintage dress ;)