Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Heart by Eunice of littlethings1.etsy.com
I'm so happy to be part of the Vintage Journal Team - thanks so much Denise for inviting me! Last night I stayed up late sewing vintage hearts while my son was studying for an exam on ancient Rome. Today I was exploring the history of Valentine's Day, and I discovered that its origin is VERY vintage: ancient Rome! I've also found some gorgeous hearts handmade by Etsy crafters; just click on the photographs to travel to their shops.
Valentine's Day may have been the Church's attempt to Christianize a Roman (pagan) festival celebrating the ides of February (the 15th) which was the first day of Spring in Rome. This festival, called Lupercalia, was all about purification of citizen's homes - Spring cleaning - as well as a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the God of agriculture, and to Romulus and Remus.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Thanks to Denise for asking me to be a team member! I am Valarie, and I'm a co-owner of Red Shed Antiques AND Riverside Travel in Grapevine, Texas. Believe me, it is never a dull moment when you have TWO full time jobs! We mix our love of collecting and selling, with our love of travel, by taking groups of ladies on trips to our favorite flea markets and antique fairs. I asked to post about this today because we have ONE spot left on our trip to Paris (yes France, not Texas) in April. We have a wonderful lady who is looking for a room mate, so if you have been dreaming of visiting the Paris Flea Markets, please join us!
The flowers in Paris are GORGEOUS this time of year........ (That is cute Michele M., one of the other Red Shed Girls)
The scenery is, of course, breath taking.........
But the shopping..........Oh....... a couple of displays from our last trip......
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
These pics are all from a store called South of Market, specializing in French antiques and amazingly unique accessories, located in Charleston. I'm fairly certain I went from admiration to coveting in 3 seconds flat! Enjoy the feast, and if you need more, visit www.southofmarket.biz. (Locations at Atlanta and Virginia Highland as well)
And congratulations to Margaret Cloud, winner of the giveaway from Vintage Scraps! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and left such nice comments :)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Do you have any fun salvage projects?
Let us know... we'd love to hear from you!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
It may be my birthday today, but you get the present. I'm a new team member, Meg from Vintage Scraps, and to celebrate my birthday and my first post on The Vintage Journal, I'm giving away a, well, vintage journal! Just visit my store by way of the VintageScraps etsy icon on the left (make sure you go to the right store! There are several on here) comment here or at http://vintagescrapsbymeg.blogspot.com/ by Jan. 27th which journal you like best, and you may get it for free. Hooray for vintage!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
There just are no words to describe Cloverleaf Boutique in Oklahoma. Heidi knows no decorating bounds. It's only onward and upward. It's a feast overload for the eyes. She has 2 locations-Ardmore and Oklahoma City. I didn't know there was that much pink in the whole entire U.S. Her stores bring out the girlie in all of us (maybe even Cat Daddy)!