Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Hand-dipped silicone strands! I also have them available in blue! With spring approaching, I plan to have the whole house lit up with these!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I have lots of new products to add, but of course, they'll have to wait until my angel is better. Just wanted to pop in and tell everyone that I have lots of new things coming, it's just taking a bit longer than normal to get them done!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Along with an elegant card and handwritten note, I was the excited recipient of samples from all of their exquisite parfum lines; Shelly Kyle, Tiramani, McClendon, and AnnaBelle. I also received soap samples from the McClendon and Tiramani line.
In business I've found that these rare moments of personal and intimate attention are things of beauty and hold the highest importance. After all, how could I not want to carry their products when they have so willingly gone out of their way to send me a special package such as this! It will be an honor to add the Shelley Kyle Parfum line to the Spa Studio at Signature Vintage.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Congratulations to Marissa from Elegant Snobbery - The Blog for being the winner of the One World One Heart Giveaway! Marissa will receive two sets of french toile tags, an assortment of vintage stamps from my personal collection and also (as a treat that I didn't mention before) a pack of Gevalia coffee!! I plan to throw in some other surprise goodies as well!
Thank you to everyone who participated! It was great fun!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I will be introducing my line of digital collage prints to the boutique over the next few days. The prints will be on premium photo paper. I've also been kicking around the idea of offering the prints as greeting cards......I have such fun making these digital collages because anything goes! Okay, well.........off to work I go!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The gold pendant in the middle swings open to reveal the serenity prayer. This necklace was given to me by my mom who received it from one of her foster parents when she was young. Ever since she was given the necklace, the serenity prayer has been my mom's favorite prayer. She says the necklace and the prayer helped her through some really tough times. It's an honor to have it.
Over the weekend, I made a trip to one of my favorite antique stores and found an amazing amount of lovely screw-back earrings. I remember my Oma wearing those along with her usual clip-ons. It was fun to stand in front of the mirror and try to screw those heavy earrings on to my little ears!
I have fantastic news! Signature Vintage has been approved to carry Jessie Steele aprons! The line has gained national recognition with features on shows such as Oprah and Desperate Housewives. I'm so excited, though I'm not a huge fan of cooking (the only thing I make in the kitchen is coffee, lol) I have coveted these aprons ever since I first saw them!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
One of the many things I collect are vintage stamps. I didn't start the collection on my own, though. The pile you see here are various stamps from different countries such as Germany and Danmark. These were originally collected by my Oma (danish for grandma). Among the whole briefcase full of these, the assortment of Danmark stamps is prominent. My Oma and Opa had family there (being Danish and all, lol) and they both would stash the stamps away as proof of their legacy, little gum-backed memories to share with their children and grandchildren.
A huge snowstorm followed by massive thunderstorms has kept me pretty much closed in (might be developing cabin fever, lol). I had planned to have one of my antique market days yesterday and share the pics with you today, but traveling anywhere was impossible. It's been crazy! It was freezing and snowing, then it was spring temperatures followed by summer hurricane weather, lol. I do have to say that I love inclimate weather, love staying in and getting creative or just sitting with a blanket and a cup of coffee and just soaking it in. That is, however, when I don't have orders waiting to be brought to the post office and a million different errands to run, lol.
Hopefully, the weather will calm down enough today so that I can get my running done!! Have a beautiful day everyone!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
This issue is the color issue....they have featured color combos and beautiful pictures of them in all of their glory, from wonderfully packaged french-milled soap to eye-catching hot chocolate and teas.
Among the articles you will find Sadie Olive and magnificent photos of her vintage chic home. My favorite features in the article are the three-tiered wire baskets and antique Annabelle and Sarah.
Then, there was also inspiration of another kind, the story of Veronica Cizmar. This is the first in a series of features in the magazine that will commend worthy causes. Veronica survived an abusive relationship, only to survive and build her business, Some Like it Vintage. Not only that, but Veronica donates a portion of the proceeds of her online shop to women's shelters and prevention clinics for abused women. While browsing the shop, I spotted a Parkway Formal Dress that I absolutely adore. And let's not even mention the awesome collection of necklaces and bracelets that are drool-worthy!
Last, but certainly not least was a "make-it" article by one of my favorite designers, Sandra Evertson. Sandra takes you step by step through creating a focal point in any room. All in all, this was a great issue, and just like last month, I'll be eagerly anticipating the arrival of April just so I can dive into the next issue!
Thanks to the wonderful Trudy over at Wild Oak Design, Signature Vintage is ready for me to start setting up!!! This isn't an official launch, but I'd be more than happy to open it up for advice and opinions on what I do have up so far! If you have a moment head on over to Signature Vintage and drop me a note!I still have all the items to add and more setting up to do, but for the most part, I have alot of the info-type pages done! I'm so excited!
And on that excited note.........Stay tuned for a special give-away here in a few days! It will include a few of my upcoming items and some other wonderful goodies!!! I'll also be sharing a few sneak previews of my original graphic designs and quotes that will be featured on merchandise at the boutique!