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Adventures in Vintage Linens

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.

My current favorite in my shop is this awesome floral twin fitted sheet. It’s like springtime at bedtime!

Vintage Stevens Utica Twin Fitted Spring Floral Sheet
Vintage Stevens Utica Twin Fitted Spring Floral Sheet

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.

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I’d love to see your vintage bedscapes! Tag me on instagram @vintspiration to share! :)

xo

Justine

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Best Vintage Gifts for Mother’s Day

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. ;)

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Mid Century Pink Planter from RetroGirlRedux
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I love you more than my Pyrex kitchen towel from janetmorrin
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Vintage Vera Neumann Scarf from BYBEEVINTAGE
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Vintage Mother Mug Soy Wax Candle by WaybackWax
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Vintage Enid Collins “Love Doves” Box Purse from RustBeltThreads
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Blue Poodle Bookends from HourglassandDaisy
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Abode + Beyond: Pyrex

I. Love. Pyrex. I’ve loved it for years. In my 20’s I loved the 70’s avocado green color and patterns like Crazy Daisy or Spring Blossom. Currently I collect Shenandoah and pretty much any patterns I can find since the popularity has skyrocketed. I’ve even gotten my sister obsessed. After college in Lancaster PA she’s drawn to the Amish-y pattern of Butterprint.

Part of the thrill of shopping for Pyrex is finding it “in the wild” (at a thrift shop or garage sale as opposed to online or in a antique shop). But I can definitely see the appeal of being able to find that one missing piece to you collection and with just a quick type of the keys you can find whatever you need.

MINT - Mid Century Modern Cosmopolitan Casserole Set with Salton Electric Hotplate and Pyrex Casserole Lidded Dish by joevintage
MINT – Mid Century Modern Cosmopolitan Casserole Set with Salton Electric Hotplate and Pyrex Casserole Lidded Dish by joevintage
Butterprint PYREX Refrigerator Set Ovenware Tableware Serveware BONUS SET by BridgetsCollection
Butterprint PYREX Refrigerator Set Ovenware Tableware Serveware BONUS SET by BridgetsCollection
Pyrex Entertaining Set of Casserole Dishes in Original Black Metal Carousel - Vintage Flamingo Pink Hostess Collection by DivineOrders
Pyrex Entertaining Set of Casserole Dishes in Original Black Metal Carousel – Vintage Flamingo Pink Hostess Collection by DivineOrders
JAJ Pyrex Carnaby Tempo Casserole Dish Bowl X 2 by NostalgiaBloom
JAJ Pyrex Carnaby Tempo Casserole Dish Bowl X 2 by NostalgiaBloom
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Abode + Beyond: Forest Friendly

About 6 months ago I moved to Upstate New York from NYC. Even before I got here, I had a strong attraction to natural materials and an overall affinity for the outdoors in design. I’m not actually about to go camping. Trees, linens, stoneware, neutral colors, woods and woodland creatures like owls and deer just find their way into my aesthetic.

I’ve been trying to accumulate all sorts of things my style to include in my new (and MUCH larger) apartment. While I have a million little things to finish off the space, I really need to get my butt in gear about purchasing some furniture. I still don’t have a couch. Yeah, you try owning a couch in a 5th floor walk-up studio in Brooklyn. I didn’t think so.

Even though I’ve curbed my spending for the time being on decorative items for myself, I can still share!

vintage tiny blue owl flower pot by fairandfreckled
vintage tiny blue owl flower pot by fairandfreckled
Mid Century Wine Rack by boxofhollyhocks
Mid Century Wine Rack by boxofhollyhocks
OTAGIRI Ceramic Mug Hand-painted Trees by keysNparrots
OTAGIRI Ceramic Mug Hand-painted Trees by keysNparrots
Vintage Wooden Salad Bowl Set by RewindPlayWear
Vintage Wooden Salad Bowl Set by RewindPlayWear
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Abode + Beyond: Embroider My Walls

I have come up with this brilliant plan to make an entire wall of art from vintage embroidered/needlepoint/crewel work pictures. Awesome, yes? I’ve been collecting framed gems the last few months and I’m hoping in a few more I will be able to put together a respectable obsession wall. I was originally inspired last year when I saw this totally amazing vintage Marushka wall on instagram.

Kickass Wall o' Marushka
Kickass Wall o’ Marushka

Some that may need to be in my collection…

Vintage Aries Orange Embroidered Wall Hanging by TheOddBin
If only it was for Pisces! – Vintage Aries Orange Embroidered Wall Hanging by TheOddBin
Vintage flower tree crewel embroidery - Jacobean inspired - framed - orange - yellow - green by RecentHistory
Vintage flower tree crewel embroidery – Jacobean inspired – framed – orange – yellow – green by RecentHistory
1970's Owl Needlepoint Picture by DumpstrDivingDiva
1970’s Owl Needlepoint Picture by DumpstrDivingDiva
Vintage Crewel Embroidery Framed Flower Picture by ssmith7157
Vintage Crewel Embroidery Framed Flower Picture by ssmith7157
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Abode + Beyond: Bookends

Drawn to vintage bookends lately. Just picked myself up a pair of cast iron elephants that I’m loving!

vintage carved walnut wood ef initials bookends by vintspiration
vintage carved walnut wood ef initials bookends by vintspiration
Vintage 70s Retro / Silver Metal / Hoot Owl / Bookends / Kitsch Decor by thevintagecabinet
Vintage 70s Retro / Silver Metal / Hoot Owl / Bookends / Kitsch Decor by thevintagecabinet
Gazelle Bookends Bronzed Iron Original Book End Pair Bronze Color Golden Highlights Statues Art Animal Features by HilltopTimes
Gazelle Bookends Bronzed Iron Original Book End Pair Bronze Color Golden Highlights Statues Art Animal Features by HilltopTimes
1960's Blenko Cobalt Blue Glass Owl Bookends by AntiqueLane
1960’s Blenko Cobalt Blue Glass Owl Bookends by AntiqueLane
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Abode + Beyond: Poster-ity

Vintage Posters make me happy.

Vintage Motivational Poster – After Night There Is Always Day – 1970s Ron Bradford Illustration $21.95 by vintagegoodness
Vintage poster Chicago Blues Festival 1987 $39.00 by margosmuse
Flower Love. Original 1967 Vintage Poster $225.00 by JamesPrestonVintage
Blacklight “Lady on Motorbike” 1971 Original Vintage Poster $39.95 by KathysCornerShop
Vintage Educational Chart / Science Instruction / Classroom Visual Aid / School Poster $30.00 by midmoderngoods