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.
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. ;)
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.
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!
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.