Tag Archives: vintage

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A Passion for Fashion Week

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York a few weeks behind us, and the end of the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge only a few weeks in front of us, I thought I’d take the chance to share some fun fashion inspiration! While it’s reported that the dominant hues were darker for winter, springtime is […]

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Bill Cunningham’s New York

Bill Cunningham has been documenting the New York City fashion world for over 50 years. I recently came across the trailer for this documentary about his life and work, which looks fascinating on many levels: Then it dawned on me that Mr. Cunningham must have known our friend, Mary Brooks Picken! As one of the […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice: The Medusa

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Each week, I’ll post amusing advertisements, articles or advice, spanning the topics of domestic arts, fashion, beauty and more. If it’s weird, witty or wacky, you’ll see it here. This image comes […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice: Don’t Be a Twiddler

Happy Friday! Let’s share another laugh and a look back at one of my favorite findings from my vast library of vintage resources. Each week, I’ll post amusing advertisements, articles or advice, spanning the topics of domestic arts, fashion, beauty and more. If it’s weird, witty or wacky, you’ll see it here. This little gem […]

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Favorite Vintage Advice

As I compiled material for my book Vintage Notions, some of my favorite findings fell under the header Amy B.’s Favorite Vintage Advice From the Quirky to the Conventional. These timeworn tips reveal an insightful glimpse at the customs, fashions and products of yesteryear. Boy, have times changed! In that spirit, I’d like to share […]

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Junk Bonanza

Just wanted to share a few photos from Junk Bonanza… After I set up our display at the Three French Hens booth, I ventured out into the show…amazing!!!! Here are shots of Jane Hall’s Mustard Moon booth, Lori Miller’s Vintage Design, and Sara Smilth’s Seasons in Craver (LOVED her pillows with recycled zippers on linen!!). […]

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