Tag Archives: Vintage

Wedding Crashers

cover photo wedding crashI attended the Wedding Crashers event at The Green Building on Sunday and it was a fun afternoon filled with good food and drinks among some pretty Brooklyn folks.  I would definitely recommend event industry professionals mark their calenders for 2014.  Wedding Crashers was by far one of the better wedding events I’ve attended. 

I am in love with this shot above.  It’s one of the lovely members of the Tinsel & Twine team networking about.

Below, my lovely friend Melissa from Events by Melissa McNeely debuted my new company‘s rad orange typewriter along with some of our other vintage decor.  She is a fabulous event planner for those in need!Events by Melissa McNeely, Little Vintage RentalsThe Green BuildingAbove, the Brooklyn Based team did a fabulous job decking out The Green Building with these colorful lanterns.

Below, my favorite flowers were by the lovely Violet and Verde.  Perhaps it was the doilies, but I was swooning upon arrival.

Violet and VerdeChromoatic GallerieAbove – these shoes had me at $88, any heel height, any color.  Such a smart and stylish idea for any type of formal affair.  I will definitely be snagging a pair of Chromatic Gallerie pumps for an upcoming event!

Finally below, what better way to wrap up an event by being whisked away via vintage cab.  The folks at New York Checker define a stylish exit.  New York Checker

 

 

 

 

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Old Stuff Day: Mid Century Style

Mid Century SofaMarch 2nd is Old Stuff Day.  Even though it sounds like a day to honor vintage stuff, it is actually about breaking old habits.  Nonsense!  I love any reason to celebrate good old stuff so in my book, we’ll do just that.  As you know, I am slightly obsessed with mid century items so I collected a few fun things for the home fifties style.  I think I am ready to party on March 2, are you?

Above:  I am dying for this blue velvet sofa!  I think the green wall sold me.  Fabulous Mid Century Sofa available HERE by At 1st Sight.

Below: While you’re lounging about, have an afternoon cocktail in these glasses.  The gold detail is the epitome of 1950s bar ware.  Sunshine Girls Vintage has these and so many other cute things!1950s GlassesMId Century Green ClockAbove:  With all the cocktails, you’ll surely need to keep track of the time!  Hallder Vintage has the coolest collection of desk clocks.  Check HERE for this sweet green one!

Below:  Last but not least, every Mid Century girl needs a good party dress, even when just lounging at home.  This one is super cute from Vintage Frocks of Fancy.  I love the bow at the top of the zipper!  Grab it HERE and party with me on March 2nd!

Mid Century Party Dress

 

 

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Vintage Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I thought it would be fun to compile a Vintage wish list!  I am not one for chocolates and fancy dinners, any of these vintage goodies would make my Valentine’s day just perfect.  Hint, hint!

Salt CellarIndividual salt cellars are a new found love of mine! Can’t you just see the table set and these gleaming in the candlelight?  Only $15 from By The Wayside

Goblets

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a huge fan of goblets.  They are the perfect glass for water or wine.  These amethyst stunners would bring a little romance to any table!  Just $24 from Sue Sue Gonzalas

Seltzer Bottle

I’ve been searching for a vintage seltzer bottle to catch the sunlight on the windowsill.  This one is aqua perfection for $56 from Cute Old Things.

Milk Glass Necklace

Last but not least, a little necklace would surely make me smile!  This simple and sweet milk glass strand would look super cute for Spring!  Only $18 from Mean Glean.

 Wishing you all lots of Vintage Love this Valentine’s Day!

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Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower

Hi all!  As many of you know, I’ve been away from blogging these past months while I  planned my bridal shower and wedding.  I am happy to say that it all came together so well and I can’t wait to share photographs!

Today, I am starting with my vintage inspired Bridal Shower from October.  It was a fun day and yes, I did most of the planning and decor myself.  It’s in my blood, so no ‘surprise’ Bridal Shower for me!

My theme was Vintage French Cafe Chic, complete with Edith Piaf as my soundtrack.  I had a great amount of help from my best friend Lisa (who even baked the cake) and my Mother who helped select William Hallet Bar & Bistro as the location. The venue itself was an inspiration with damask fabric wallpaper in the perfect shade of golden yellow.

You’ll find links to many products that helped bring the event to life and the other half of the items were Estate Sale finds!  Side note:  I was partially off “photographer” duty that day, so most of the photos below are by my lovely friend at Nicole Renee Photography!

Photo 2: The perfect shade of grey striped straws are from beve! paper straws.  The “guess how many jelly beans” game had some leftovers for guests to snack on -  Jelly Belly’s three flavors:  Birthday Cake Remix, Coconut and A&W Creme soda.  My favors from Beaucoup were housed in the perfect mini muslin bags by Jennifer’s Cookies.

Photo 4:  The tulle puffs by Shanz Party Decorations looked so cute paired with a trio of vintage signs I found at The Screen Porch.  The flower arrangements I created myself with assorted vintage mason jars filled with off-white and blush spray roses, baby’s breath and craspedia.  Every table had a different vintage doily under the centerpiece.

Photo 5:  My Aunt treated me to gourmet sugar cubes by Chambre De Sucre.  The kids were eating them like candy because they were so pretty!

Photo 6:  One of my favorite elements were the handmade paper heart garlands from vintage french books by La Mia Casa.  They are now re-purposed and hanging over my bed.

Photo 7:  Another fun shower game was ‘guess my age’!  The photos were stored in mason jars and labeled with tags I created with my Cavallini & Co. Rubber Stamp set.

Photo 8:   More info. on the advice cards (not fully pictured) by Yellow Brick Graphics to follow.

It was a great day.  I can’t thank my friends and family enough for their love and support!

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Saturday Night

Gone are the days of nightclubs and 4:00am arrivals home.  I now welcome a good night in with friends and wine.  To help decide which wines to serve at our wedding, George and I shared a few bottles with friends, direct from Kunde Family Estate.

Of course, what cozy wine tasting would be complete without some tasty treats and Fall flowers.  I hope some of my photos encourage you all to host your own tasting, even if just for fun!

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Bon Ami Giveaway

Do you love flea markets and estate sales as much as I do?  If you read my blog regularly, your answer is most likely a firm “YES”!

A few months ago my friends at Bon Ami introduced me their line of cleaning products since I do enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” as they call it; at yard sales, flea markets and the like.  I quickly fell in love with their all natural cleansers and Bon Ami is now my go-to product to shine up and dust off just about anything!

I was thrilled when they offered my readers 3 Thrill of the Hunt kits which are packed with tons of goodies.  I promise three of you will be lucky folks when this treat arrives!  Check out my preview pictures below.

Ready to win?  Simply leave a comment telling me the first thing you plan on cleaning with Bon Ami!  I will pick 2 comments at random and 1 comment that’s my favorite on Sunday, September 30th 2012.  That’s it!  May the dirtiest gal win.  Umm, cleaning joke.

P.S. You may want to follow my blog by email so you don’t miss out on the announcement!

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Antiquaria Giveaway

As many of you know, I’ve been busy planning my wedding.  It has caused a bit of delay in blogging, yet, some things are just too pretty not to share and giveaway!

In my research on bridal registries I came across Antiquaria.  I featured some glassware from their site in my Goblet Post a while back and with one look at their products, I was hooked.

Antiquaria is definitely the go-to site for the vintage chic bride-to-be and vintage lovers alike.  To celebrate my wedding and the end of summer, we’re giving away this perfect set of vintage linen napkins from the lovely collection of textiles on their site.

Simply like both the Little Maison and Antiquaria Facebook pages then leave a comment below telling us you’ve done so.  One Winner will be chosen at random by Friday, September 14th 2012.

Like Antiquaria HERE and

like Little Maison HERE 

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As Time Goes By

Time moves so fast, why not pass it in style!  These vintage clocks will surely make your Monday speed by.   Enjoy the day!

  • Green with envy HERE from Moderately Modern.  ($33)
  • Russian Blues HERE from Artma Vintage ($32)
  • Red Hot Time HERE from Ekho Vintage ($29)
  • Flip Out HERE from Dentwood ($23)
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Guest Blogging

Happy Friday!  Just a quick update on some guests posts I worked on recently!

As I mentioned, last weekend I attended Shecky’s Girls Night Out in New York to guest blog and the post went live on Monday!  I was thrilled to be chosen. Check out the full post HERE.  The photos were all snapped by me as well.

I also had the privilege of writing a guest post for the fabulous site, V & Oak, which stands for Vintage and One of a Kind.  If you’re a vintage lover, you need to check out their site.  I HIGHLY recommend it.  See my full post and photos HERE.

That’s all folks, I am beat from all the extra writing!  Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to enter the E Hernandez Giveaway HERE!

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Who Are You?

Happy Monday – I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

I went to several estate sales on Sunday and was overwhelmed with lovely items – including this collection of things above.  If only I had a bigger home!  All the shopping made me wonder about all of you; the readers.  Who are you lovely people!?  Where do you live? What makes your heart skip a beat? What vintage goodies are you loving these days?

Please leave some comments to introduce yourself, tell me about your recent shopping finds or anything else you’d like to share.  It will help me shape the blog for months to come!

If you don’t have time to comment, simply answer the handy dandy poll below.  I can’t thank you all enough for following me on this journey!

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Working Weekend

Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful couple of days!  The photo above is the start of my Etsy shop soon to be filled with vintage goodies.  I will keep you up to date on the progress.  It is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I am excited to share it with all of you!

Also, I will be covering the New York Shecky’s Girls Night Out tomorrow as their guest blogger, so it’ll be a working weekend!   If you haven’t heard of their events, check out Shecky’s HERE - they host events all over the country.  I can’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday than shopping with a cocktail in hand.  Yes, please.

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