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Upcycle and Living Green August 01, 2013 19:19

There is so much attention given to living green and upcycling. Sometimes the best reason to upcycle is to preserve a memory. Living with vintage doesn't always mean setting something in a china cabinet to admire. 

Consider this credenza. Once built by a grandfather to use as a workbench in the garage, this piece was built with cast off mismatched pieces of wood. Now cleaned, strengthened and repurposed as a media center. Everyday use of a great vintage piece. 

 

Or how about a wine barrel, left over from the days the grandfather made his homemade wine. Now repurposed into a side table. 

Repurposing allows us to remember someone special everyday in a meaningful way. 


Decorative accents of Vintage June 17, 2013 08:01

 More and more non vintage stores are adding vintage sections. What can we say.....vintage has become trendy? The great thing about vintage is it has a really wide range of styles and genres. What sparks someone's emotion and begins a collection is completely personal. A color can be the beginning of a collection - all things white, blue and white, or green. Sometimes it is a time period or a type of material. Whatever sparks you - run with it and have fun searching and collecting. We love when people live with their collections - have them accessible and incorporated into their everyday things.

Loving this amazing collection of pottery planters. Love the variation of colors and patterns. The height of the vintage crock really pulls it together. LOVE!

 

 

 

 

 

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Living Vintage #1 January 16, 2013 13:01

 How does one live Vintage? 

Living vintage doesn't mean tossing out everything and only living with vintage items. Vintage is a great way to express your individual taste and style, set yourself apart from the mass produced "looks" in every mall, shopping center and large store. 

Living vintage is finding items that inspire you - a color, a pattern, a style, a period of time, a moment in a book or history..........

We hope to inspire you to create your own vintage living. 

A vintage tray, a sugar bowl a eclectic collection of pottery usefully gathered near the coffee maker -  Makes the morning rush a bit warmer and sweeter!