Tuesday, April 17, 2007

enamel and brassflowers

enamel and brassflowers, originally uploaded by mood swing.

if we could all be so lucky to score like kristen. my goodness. this stash is just a jewelry designer's dream!!

wonder what other creative endeavors out there are fueled by flea market finds?

Friday, April 06, 2007

vintage affection

vintage affection, originally uploaded by junomi.

so sweet! vintage fabrics are like no other...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

unwrapping treasures

reader kathy recently wrote in with these beautiful photos, can't you just feel the excitement in unwrapping antiques? the best part? she scored them all for $16! watch the pretty progression and be inspired to find your own...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pretty Plates

Pretty Plates, originally uploaded by Only a Paper Moon.

all in my favorite color, oh my. what a collection!

Monday, April 02, 2007

10 reasons to give vintage

saw this on hobbyprincess and thought it was a great fit for the tales, the original list is from lulu's vintage. enjoy!

10- It is the ultimate eco-gift! No landfill packaging. No new use of resources or labor.

9- Craftsmanship. Vintage items were made out of high quality materials and feature unique design details.

8- History. You are buying an item that has proved to be fashionable throughout history.

7- History (part 2). It is fun to own something vintage and think of how a person from a whole other generation appreciated it as well.

6- Uniqueness. No chance of hitting the streets with a new scarf only to see three other people with the same one!

5- Supporting a small business. Instead of lining the pockets of big box stores, you can support an independent business owner.

4- Authenticity. Why buy rip-offs of old designs, when you can get the original.

3- Authenticity (part 2). Why buy something that has been "distressed" to look old when you can get something that has genuine patina.

2- Save some cash. Vintage items are often times much less expensive than new.

1- Don't participate in the mad rush to the mall. Vintage is easy to find off the beaten path.