Before I got engaged almost 8 years ago, while on the topic of marriage and I pointed a ring out to my boyfriend (now husband) that I liked. The next weekend he popped the question and presented me with the very ring I showed him. It's princess cut surrounded by tiny stones with stones down the side as well, so it has a slightly vintage feel to it. Had I known then how much I would love history[...]
Isn't vintage camera gear fun? I've got a small collection of cameras from the 20s and 30s, and I love looking through antique photographs and tintypes. I just ran across a whole tote full of tintypes. Tintypes are made from a thin sheet of iron with a photographic emulsion, and they were popular in the late 1800s - which is why I think they are so fun. You can't think of too many things that a[...]
Isn't there something so great about antique skeleton keys? There's so much possibility about who they belonged to and what they opened - that's what I love about most antiques. They have a story. I picked these up at an estate sale last week, they were in with a bunch of old locks and I knew I had to have them. They're perfect for projects, weddings or just to hang at home, I have some han[...]
When you own an antique store, you come across some really amazing things. And when you start collecting those things, you've gotta sell some to make room for the new stuff! So to make room for some new stuff, I just added a bunch of new items to my Etsy shop!    See all of this stuff (and more!) in my Etsy shop! Looking for something in particular? Leave a comment below and I'l[...]
As a freelancer at, I scour the web each week to find fun stuff I wanna buy. It makes it hard not to drain my PayPal account on keeps, and while I was doing my rounds last week I discovered a new shop that made it even more trying to control my retail therapy - Sugar and Chic Shop on Etsy. Her pieces are so adorable and on trend right now, here are a few of my favorites: [...]
Today I'm sharing one of my favorite items in the Oh, What Love shop! This fun little canvas tote bag is perfect as a gift for your bridesmaids, a welcome gift for your wedding guests or just for carrying your things around town. It comes in 3 colors - neon red (shown), teal or light pink and can either be ordered as a 13.5" by 13.5" or 14" by 16" bag. The pom poms attached are medium si[...]
January always brings the urge to purge - to clean up and clean out the most cluttered spaces in my house. One area of my house I want to change up is my office, and a vintage flair is just what it needs. Here are some fun pieces I found on Etsy for a vintage inspired work area: For this look, I'm loving leather and gold. They're a great way to add the vintage feel that I'm looking fo[...]
2013 is going to be a big year, I can feel it. And one of my goals is to work with brides in 2013 - and not just brides whose weddings I'm in. I want to help brides with their decoration design - the details that will make their wedding stand out from the rest. From invitations to wedding signage, favors, banners and vintage decor, I can help you create a one-of-a-kind day that will [...]
I had such a fun week this week loves! Quiet time at home with my hubby and pups, Chicago at Christmastime, a great concert with a great friend in a gorgeous venue & new orders on Etsy. I am full of gratitude. Hope you had a wonderful one as well. Have a lovely weekend!