Thursday, September 1, 2011

Inspiration Workshop - Week 14 - Vintage


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.
Source: via Erin on Pinterest

What could one do with so much totally groovy wallpaper!

This is totally vintage I can do!
Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Nothing says "mod vintage" like a green leaf and daisy cream and sugar set. 
Source: via Erin on Pinterest

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 ;)

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!


oaxacaborn said...

Go for it -- wear that vintage dress! =)

Stephanie said...

I am a vintage junkie too. My girls are so glad it is in style to wear vintage..I guess it doesn't embarrass them as much when I wear my "collection'. In fact...they now ask to borrow my stuff! lol.
And your grandmothers pillow case is a treasure indeed!

Eva Scott said...

All cute stuff. My goal is to link up today. We'll see. I {heart} Mad Men!!