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Monday, 6 June 2011

Very Vintage Vie...





As I mentioned last week, I've been inspired by finding some lovely new bloggers who have taken Vintage to their hearts, and who decorate themselves and their homes with the results...

Check out Vintage Vixen and Helga von Trollop across there in the sidebar if you wish to see, please?


My most favourite amie in Blogworld (and other worlds!) is Sara of Fab, Feisty and Fifty (she is!), and she always made me dream with her tales of searching for Vintage clothes and items, and selling them online from her Sara's Attic on Etsy.   I envied her her style and taste.   I still do.

And, at the same time, there is something about this day and age that we are living through.   ~ When  folding cash is thinning in my purse;   When it seems obscene for me to covet new things for my home, when I've always been drawn to 'stuff that has lived'...   I love old things.

When I was younger, I always wanted my home to be filled with half-modern, half-antique furniture.   It is.   I don't think it's necessarily well co-ordinated, and it is far from finished, but I do love to search Thrift, Vintage and Antique emporiums looking for bargains and loved, needful things.   I just don't do it that often, and the north east is a bit short of good places to find stuff, it seems to me...

However, I think the growing numbers of lovely ladies across the world, who are making a small living, and making their homes and themselves look beautiful, quirky, fascinating, unique by drawing upon discarded fashions and once-trendy labels are little crackers one and all.

And why not?

I only wish I were thin enough to wear the fashions.   A plus-size girl can still dream though...

(Postscript:   Thank you to my friends who, stopping to leave a comment recently, said - Go join a patchwork class if you can't find a patchwork quilt that you love;   Go find someone to teach you crochet, when you've got as far as buying wool and a hook.

Inspired by you, I've signed up for the next batch of crochet sessions at a nearby wool shop, Treacle Wool - I never knew they offered them.   And I've checked out and signed up to hear about quilting classes at a more distant barn, formerly a farm, beside the sea.   I'm not there yet, but I'm working towards things - And if you hadn't told me to get my act together, I would not have done it.   So, to you, ta muchly!)

3 comments:

slommler said...

Hey!! Woot!! Good for you!! Enjoy those classes!! You are going to have a blast!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Vintage Vixen said...

Best of luck with the crochet lessons, hope you have a heap of fun.
Have you thought of making your own clothes from vintage patterns and old fabric? I'm always coming across dressmaking patterns in bigger sizes. xxx

thepowmill said...

A new skill always lifts the spirit and opens options .

If you have the patience and time , find a well loved vintage sweater and unknit it . It is beautiful when re-crocheted into something new . Its texture is not like fresh out of the mill...very rich and vintage-looking.

Something I wrote earlier...

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