Vintage Decor Inspiration

August 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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A couple of months ago Ben and I went to our local library's book sale, which is the first Monday of every month.  We found a lot of cool books but my favorite by far is my Better Homes and Garden's Decorating Book 1968 Edition and it only cost .50! I love the furniture, the wall hangings, the use of bright colors and pretty much the way people decorated their homes in the 60s and 70s in general. So I decided to share some of my Decorating Book's vintage loveliness. I hope everyone enjoyed these photos as much as I...

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New Love Stamps

June 20, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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I developed a love of  stamps while planning my wedding.  I was especially drawn to beautiful vintage love stamps.  I  love that the USPS (United States Postal Service) realizes that every year some lucky girl is planning her wedding and would love nothing more than to have a beautiful stamp to stick on the many wedding invitations she will be sending out.    This's year's love stamp is called the Garden of Love and they are oh so pretty. The USPS started releasing Love inspired stamps in 1973.  Some are better...

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Vintage BBQ Tablecloth Purchase

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Last weekend, my friend Nikki mentioned to me that she was planning a vintage BBQ.  I got really excited and volunteered to help with favors and decor.   When she left my house that night, I poured myself a glass of red wine and started cruising Ebay looking for vintage BBQ inspiration.  It wasn't until I saw the package on my doorstep today, that I remembered my late night purchase of a vintage BBQ tablecloth.   At least the tablecloth is pretty funny. Here are a couple of pics I snapped of it on my lunch break:

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My Little Jewelry Box

May 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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I  found an my little vintage jewelry box at a thrift store.  It plays "we've only just begun" by the Carpenters.  I love the Carpenters.    I think jewelry boxes that play music are so neat.  Ben said that he thinks the instrument on the top of my jewelry box is a lute, he is probably right.

My jewelry box is filled with a combination of my grandmother's costume jewelry, thrift store finds and some newer earrings etc.  I am pretty into it.

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Kissing Cousin Giveaway on Love Charles Vintage

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Love Charles Vintage is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Kissing Cousin's Etsy shop and I am choosing the winner! I  love Kissing Cousin's vintage clothing!  You may remember that I modeled for Kissing Cousin in December and I loved everything I tried on.

To enter browse through Kissing Cousin's shop and pick your favorite item.  Leave a comment on Love Charles Vintage stating your favorite item and how you would style it.  Hurry the...

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Kissing Cousin on Etsy

January 24, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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A couple of weeks before Christmas, a friend of mine asked me to model some vintage clothes for her Etsy store, Kissing Cousin.  I love vintage anything and I especially love exploring abandoned hotels.  Despite it being the coldest day of the year, it was quite a lovely afternoon.

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Verabel on Etsy

December 8, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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This past weekend my friend Jillian gave me this cute little necklace for Christmas.  I love early Christmas gifts and I love my necklace.

You should check out this little shop.  Verabel has some really cute jewelry.

Thanks again...

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My Little Pin Collection

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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I love little collections.  Especially pretty little vintage collections. Last Christmas, my husband surprised me with my bouquet of flowers brooch pin.  My tiny green flower hat pin came from The Salvation Army and we found the pretty red brooch pin at a church rummage sale this past weekend.  I fancy them a whole...

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WPA Posters

November 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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WPA (Works Progress Administration) posters were commissioned as a part of President Roosevelt's New Deal to promote public works projects such as community activities, educational programs, cultural programs, travel/tourism, public health and safety programs.  I think these posters are really cool and some are even pretty funny.  What is even cooler is that you can browse the Library of Congress WPA Poster Collection here.  Have...

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The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening

September 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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My husband surprised me with these cool vintage gardening books and I love them. He is such a thoughtful...

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