Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vintage Patterns - Pattern Behavior by @nataliekossar

There are a lot of genius things being done with vintage sewing patterns out there (like the infamous animated sewing pattern dancing gifs) but one of my current faves are all the jokes coming out of


I drew butts!
I drew butts too! 


Were you shopping
Were you sweeping

There’s literally only one rule to Hat Club


There’s one right there
A black woman
She’s reading

(all images and text from

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Guys. This blog hasn't had much published on it since, oh, 2013. And...I have a huge stack of really super vintage clothing that's been hanging out, unphotographed and unlisted for just as long.

I blame this baby that I had 18 months ago:

Finally, a use for all the vintage baby clothing I've been hoarding all these years!
For this shoot I  tracked down an old school portrait studio to make sure to get that classic
brown backdrop that we're all used to seeing in our baby pics from 40 years ago. 

But, I'm finally making an effort to get more clothing shot and listed and mailed away into happy homes, and trying to be better about telling people about it on social media.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Shop Preview: A (Short) White (Vintage) Wedding

I've already professed my love for the short wedding dress, and we've got a few little white (and white-ish) numbers coming to the shop that I think would do the trick for some lucky bride that wants to show off her legs a little:

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shop Preview: Red, White and Blue

Nothing better to celebrate a little independence than some red, white, blue, stars and stripes! Coming to the shop this week:

Happy 4th of July! Make sure to follow us on Twitter to find out exactly when we post them. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Shop Preview: Dresses Dresses Dresses

We're finally getting some of our new goods listed in the shop. Here's a peek at some summer time fun coming to the shop this week:

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Animal Head Art: Imm-Living

More animal head ceramics! This time in the form of cake plates from

(spotted on oh happy day)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Animal Head Art: Amanda Lynch Smith's Songbirds

My dear friend Amanda is a talented artist and ceramicist. Her normal work can get a bit pricey, but in the last few months she has opened an etsy shop featuring some more affordable pieces, including a whole series of songbirds with lady faces. (I know that's kind of the opposite of the way we do things at AHV - we're bigger on animal heads and human bodies - but this juxtaposition is just as awesome). Plus, she uses lots of different vintage molds to make some of her little characters.

These faces just kill me:

Buy your own at Clay Matter on Etsy.

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