tag: vintage

spring has sprung

May 4, 2011

Posted by in vintage finds

spring has sprung

spring has sprung

spring has sprung

spring has sprung

spring has sprung

spring has sprung

spring has sprung

today i love: roberta grove. {blog, twitter, flickr}

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mapped

March 30, 2011

Posted by in handmade

jason laferrera
 
jason laferrera
 
la ferrera
 
jason laferrera
 
jason laferrera
 
my mister loves maps. he uses them to plan his route for bike rides and loves to weave together all of the little connected back roads that he never knew existed. we have a large map hanging over our desk and most afternoons we’ll meet there so i can learn about his planned adventure. he likes them so he can ‘study the land’ (what a guy-thing). i like them because they bring a certain kind of ‘smart’ look to an area (what a girl-thing). when i saw jason laferrera’s take on maps over at design*sponge yesterday, i knew i wanted to make sure you didn’t miss them! he takes historical maps and pieces them together to make these woodland wonders. how beautiful!

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skip the paper towels

March 8, 2011

Posted by in simple living

i haven’t bought a roll of paper towels in 5 years. many years ago when i started learning about our environment and what effect we have on it, i quickly felt a personal responsibility to reduce my impact. first on the list was to cut out any unnecessary items. what was first? paper towels! they are a convenience we simply can’t afford. we just don’t need ‘em. here are some quick statistics:

– americans send 3,000 tons of paper towels to landfills each day.

– 51,000 trees per day are required to replace the number of paper towels that are discarded every day.

– the paper industry is the third largest contributor to global warming.

ready for the solution? switch to cute cloth napkins and dish towels!

vintage napkins
 
if your household uses one roll of paper towels per week, you could save more than $100 per year by switching to dishcloths, tea towels and napkins. plus, how darling is it to hand out cute vintage napkins to your guests rather than paper towels?!

think you can make the switch?

vintage napkins:

{row 1: 60’s neon splash napkins, gray and burgundy napkins, vintage napkins}
{row 2: rust rose circa 1950, lime green linen dinner napkins, mod rust and brown linen napkins}
{row 3: turquoise and fruit napkins, vintage earthtoned colored napkins, linen harvest dinner napkins}

simple living
 
resources: 1800recycling, a lighter footprint

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pie bird press

February 18, 2011

Posted by in handmade

pie bird press
 
i found pie bird press yesterday as i was perusing one of my favorite blogs, sfgirlbybay, and couldn’t help but fall in love with it. it has that flea-market, bright and cheery vintage kind of feel to it. you know, the one that makes me nostalgic to a time i never lived in? it’s simple. it’s colorful. and it’s happy.

which brings me to.. have a happy weekend! hope to see you back here on monday. xox! bon-a-rooskies

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smitten with: gloaming designs

February 16, 2011

Posted by in vintage finds

gloaming design

i have to say, i am simply smitten with this shop! gloaming design is a treasure trove of handcrafted and vintage pieces collected from all over the world. as she spends her time between the u.s. and paris, france, her treasures come from near and far- some even from belgium! oh, what i would do to rummage through thrift shops and flea markets in france! i guess for now, i’ll have to live vicariously through her and her beautiful shop and blog.

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hello, lovelies! today’s guest post comes to you from one of the sweetest gals, jes from oh, buckets! she found ghtr in it’s early (early) days, and we’ve been friends ever since. whether it’s a diy project or a new item for her shop, she’s always up to something new and whimsically beautiful. i hope you enjoy getting to know her and learning about this great project! xo, bonnie

book page bunting
 
My little Sofia turned 5 this past weekend and we celebrated with her requested butterfly and heart party – what a sweet combination!  I was able to use a table cloth that once belonged to my great, great grandma.  It was made from an old flour sack and beautifully embellished with none other than butterflies and blue embroidery!  I also made an adorable cake topper for Sofia’s little flourless chocolate heart cake, and a party pom out of cupcake liners!  But, the stars of the show were the book page buntings proudly announcing Sofia and her brand new age!  Read on for a super simple how-to:

What you’ll need:

 
An old book – I found mine at a thrift store for $0.50!

A hole puncher

Reinforcement circles

Ribbon – I used 3 yards

A sharp blade and scissors

Glue or decoupage – I used the latter

Paper to make your letters/numbers/shapes or pre-cut options

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book page bunting


Begin by cutting out the number of book pages you will need.  I used a sharp blade, but scissors would work just fine.  Since my little lady was turning five I chose to (mostly) use pages containing the number 5.  You can cut out whatever pages you like!  Then, punch two holes in the top of each page (this is where the ribbon will run thru).  Because old book pages are fragile, you will want to line the back of each punched hole with reinforcement circles.

Next, cut out your letters and/or pictures.  I used a Slice machine, but any similar tool would work!  You could also print the letters on the computer and cut them out or purchase pre-cut letters and/or pictures from a craft store.  I chose to adhere my letters with decoupage, but you could use glue.  Allow the letters to dry before adding the ribbon – about 20 minutes should do.

book page bunting


Finally, lay your pages out in the order you want them to hang.  Begin running your ribbon thru the holes – starting from the underside of each page, coming out the top, and then back down thru.  Make sure to leave enough ribbon at each end for hanging.  And, wa-la you’re done!

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jean jean vintage
 
emily duffelmeyer- better well known as duff, owns one of my favorite vintage shops, jean jean vintage. she collects and thrifts, then meticulously studies and cleans each of these found pieces, all of which make me nostalgic to a time in which i never lived. with a mission of helping find these past loved pieces a new home, i bet we could all find something that makes us feel pretty in her shop.

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handmade fashion by minx

January 5, 2011

Posted by in indie fashion

minx fashion designs
 
minx fashion designs
 
minx fashion designs
 
minx fashion designs
 
minx fashion designs
 
minx fashion designs
 
high quality. handmade. high fashion. minx shop has luxuriously wearable dresses, shirts, skirts, and accessories, all handmade by a lovely gal in pittsburgh, anna-marie, or better known as minx. a self taught designer inspired by vintage pieces and nature, her work is eclectic and unexpected. her pretty sets and beautiful photography help to draw you in, and you’ll get lost finding all the detail in each of her pieces. visit her blog, collected reverie, for more fabulous fashion.

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