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Something Vintage

The word “vintage” is described in the American Heritage  dictionary, ” as the yield of wine or grapes during one season.  A group, persons or collections of items sharing a specific characteristic.   These groups are characterized by  excellence, maturity and enduring appeal.”   Thus the aging of the wine.  I love the word vintage because of all it stands for.  I think we have a lot to learn from the vintage items and vintage people of the world.   This photo represents all that I am passionate about.  I love that someone saved their needles and threads.  I love thinking about what clothes were sewn or patched, what curtains were made, or quilts were sewn.  I love getting up early with my hot tea and maps to go in search of  estate sales to buy my vintage items.  I use these items in my shadow boxes and collage and they give my art an ambiance that new things can’t buy.    In the next few weeks I will be writing about vintage crafters.  Thusly women over the age of 70 still crafting in someway.  We have a lot to learn from them.  They are the ultimate “vintage.”    Thanks for visiting my blog!  Go out and have a creative day! 

A little something vintage to start the day!


I am an interior designer with over 27 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. I love the "do it yourself" person because I am a do it yourself person and I very much identify with making old new again. I believe that our spirits are rejuvinated and inspired when we relect who we are and what we believe in and are not afraid to face the harder parts of our lives. This blog will be dedicated to that purpose. I am also a survivor of domestic violence. I have an insatiable desire to grow and learn about myself in both spiritual and emotional ways. I love being a guest speaker for events in self-growth with the idea of hopefully inspiring others that past traumas can be over come and life can be terrific or at the very least good!

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