My latest vintage obsesh are vintage sheets and linens. I love the bold prints and patterns but I also love the *feel*. Most are a blend of cotton and polyester and provide a cool fabric for sleeping. Personally, I hate to be warm or hot when sleeping. I like the windows open, the cool side of the pillow and loathe flannel.
Since I’ve been collecting pretty sheets for awhile now, I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can do a little mix and match. Those in the vintage sheet community are calling them bedscapes or #sheetchangeinserthadayoftheweekhere.
Sometimes I come across damaged sheets and those are usually referred to as “cutters”. I’ve started doing some cute magnet crafts with those cutters. I love using them in my office and on my fridge at home. They also make such great little gifts.
The Shop Feature Series is a blog segment where we get to chat with artistes and find out about their inspiration and story. My special guests today are Justine & Alexis, whose work I found while browsing Instagram. These ladies make gorgeous soy candles in interesting vintage wares.
Here’s what the creators had to say when I caught up with them. Getting to know the artiste, isn’t that what Etsy is about?
How did you get started?
Wayback Wax is two friends from Upstate NY. One vintage lover (Justine) and one crafty mom (Alexis). We started in March 2016 while we were thinking of how to do something fun and creative together, that could also bring in some cash!
We scour estate sales and thrift shops to find unique and fun vintage vessels for our hand poured candles. Every candle is handmade in Stillwater, NY in small batches by us. We use eco-friendly soy…
I believe in trying to find the *perfect* gifts for the ones I love. I get a sense of satisfaction and excitement when I find something that just instantly screams a persons name to me.
I love vintage. I live vintage! I know that doesn’t mean everyone does, so don’t think I go around buying “old” things for every gift I give. That would make me probably a little bit of a weirdo. But since I love vintage, I totally enjoy receiving thoughtful, vintage gifts. And maybe someone in your life does, too. Like maybe your Mom!
So I’ve put together a little list of awesome cool vintage gifts for mom this year. You’re welcome. ;)
Vera (Neumann) had a prolific career as an artist and designer. Her hand painted designs have appeared on everything from scarves to dinnerware, bedding, fashion, and towels. Her first foray into licensing her name and artwork was with the fabric house F. Schumacher in 1947. It was a pairing of two textile powerhouses. The first design Vera did for Schumacher was called “Tibet”, a landscape of Himalayan pine trees and traditional architecture.
“Tibet” by Vera Neumann
One of Vera’s most popular and recognizable designs with Schumacher was her “Jack in the Pulpit” which was introduced in 1949. This fabric was used in the Sun Room of the White House by the Trumans in 1952. “Jack in the Pulpit” remained available in Schumacher showrooms until 1986 – a noteworthy long run for any pattern. It featured ferns, one of Vera’s signatures that she depicted in many of her patterns.
I’m a sucker for any shows or movies that incorporate time travel. Especially time travel with cute outfits from all different eras! I recently binge watched Timeless. On NBC, the show just wrapped up it’s first season.
When an experimental time machine is stolen, a history professor, a soldier and an engineer are tasked with capturing the culprit only to learn that he plans to rewrite American history and that each of them has a connection to his plan as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine’s development.
The history professor, Lucy Preston, is played by Abigail Spencer and she’s whose fashion I am always excited to see. They’ve traveled from 1754 to 1983 and everywhere in between.
TIMELESS — “Pilot” — Pictured: (l-r) Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan — (Photo by: Joe Lederer/NBC)
TIMELESS — “Public Enemy No. 1” Episode 114 — Pictured: Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston — (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)
Jumpsuits, rompers and one piece outfits have been popular for a few seasons now and if you haven’t embraced the style yet, you need to jump on the bandwagon. They are the easiest outfits to wear and super comfy. Here’s a few from my shop and I also have a special going on right now for Free Shipping in the US – just use the code SPRINGFS. Not in the US? Save 15% with the code 15OFF! Both discount codes are active through April 15th.