Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DIY Round-up: Detachable Collars

I know, I know. Peter Pan Collars. So hot right now. So hot that you want to wear one WITH EVERYTHING YOU OWN! Right? Luckily, rather than sew one onto all of your blouses, you can rock a detachable one to the same effect.

You can find em for sale all over (both vintage or new)... or you can try your hand at making your own.

Here's a round-up of a few of our favorite DIY collar tutorials from around the web (two of em don't even require a sewing machine).

Basic Detachable Peter Pan Collar by A Common Thread

Angel Collar from Craftzine

No Sew Simple Felt Scalloped Detachable Peter Pan Collar by Honestly WTF

DIY Pearl Collar Necklace by Style Hive

Faux Fur Peter Pan Collar by Collette Patterns

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Destination: Vancouver, Canada (Gastown)

I figured Gastown in Vancouver deserved its own mention, and we didn't have nearly as much time as we would have liked to eat at all the tasty restaurants there and poke our heads into all the cute shops.

I am a big fan of the Community Thrift and Vintage Frock Shoppe in Gastown. This shop was just for the ladies (and full of cute stuff!) and there's another Community Thrift around the corner for the men folk.

Community Thrift and Vintage: The Frock Shoppe
331 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B

My favorite non-vintage store was Old Faithful, with its high ceilings and brick walls and clean simple shelves full of well made, rustic beautiful products.

Old Faithful
320 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1E8

I'm actually still kicking myself for not picking up that twine/scissor combo pictured above.

If you're heading north and want to know where else might be worth checking out, make sure to check out ourVintage and Thrift map of Vancouver and let us know what might need updating/adding.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Destination: Vancouver, Canada (Main Street/Riley Park)

We traveled to Vancouver, Canada over the long weekend, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite neighborhoods/vintage shops that we discovered while there!

We had some fun wandering Main Street a little. The clothing was not the cheapest, but I really liked the quality/selection at the tiny little shop Woo Vintage.

Woo Vintage
4366 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9

One of the real gems of Main Street, though is the charming Regional Assembly of Text. From the display of pale green vintage typewriters in the window to the impressive wall of file cabinets at the register, everything about this store was kind of magical. We spent forever peeking inside the art drawers, loitering in the tiny reading room, drooling over the vintage displays, and making lists of people to write real paper love letters to.

Regional Assembly of Text
3934 Main St
Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2

I've made a Vintage and Thrift map of Vancouver and other places that seem like they might be of interest if you ever make it out that way. If you have suggestions/favorites, let me know and we'll update the map!

Friday, February 24, 2012

What I'm Wearing: 60's Mixed Patterns

I still haven't kicked my love for a good mixed patterned outfit, and I've been hunting for more and more wild 60s color/pattern combos lately. I just picked this little dress up during a trip to Seattle over the weekend, and I love the bright red and white polka dots contrasting with the strong black and white pattern. As if that wasn't enough happening, a pair of bold tights really keeps things moving.

dress: vintage 60s
sweater: vintage
tights: nordstrom rack
shoes: jeffery campbell from a million years ago

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vintage Renewal - Treesizeverse

The folks over at Treesizeverse are turning things like old linen grain sacks and vintage army tents into awesome shoulder bags and totes, all handmade in Belgium.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIY: Repurposed Trophy Cupcake Stands

I spotted this genius tutorial over on Just Something I Made: you'll feel like a winner when you're eating sweets off of these repurposed old trophies turned cupcake stands.

Grab some old bowling trophies, some spray paint, and make your own.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lil Red Valentines Sale

Happy Valentines Day! Hope you wear a little something worth twirling and getting kissed in.

To celebrate, take 20% off the store TODAY ONLY with the code FORTHELOVE.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vintage Renewal - Vintage Camera Nightlight

Scared of the dark? There is a stylish solution. I love these vintage camera nightlights made by Jason Hull here in the Bay Area. He rescues old cameras and turns them into little nightlights. All the prettier to see you with, m'dear:

If you think you're handy enough, he's also posted DIY instructions over on Instructables, and you can try to make your own.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Vintage Inspired: Audiowood Turntable

Records just went rustic. Check out these awesome "Audiowood" turntables, perfect for listening to music with your lover the lumberjack whilst lounging in your cabin in the forest:

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