Saturday, July 25, 2009

Coolest Antique Store

Here's a little montage of an antique lighting store Tom and I discovered in Hollowell, Maine on our recent East coast trip. I don't know why I didn't take any photos of the outside-- it's an unusual Gothic style building adorned with stone gargoyles and a large golden Buddha head. The prices are steep, but I doubt you'd find such an amazing collection of lights anywhere else in the US. --L

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Florida-Themed Finds

I have a bit of catching up to do on the blog-- it's been a busy summer of travel so far. Here's a smattering of vintage bits, most of which I just got on a work trip to Maine. There seems to be a Florida theme going on here with all the pastel colors! Perhaps it's my subconscious hungering for real summer weather. It's mid July now and I'm still wearing sweaters!

I really tried not to spend money in New England unless it was on items I could re-sell at the antique store. I spent a whopping one dollar on a bucket full of treasures acquired from this voluminous warehouse of junk in Paris, Maine called "Pic n' Paw", and I must say, there was a heck of a lot of pickin' and pawin' to do at Pic n' Paw! The photos just don't do it justice. --L

Hat for Baby Julian

Here's my gift for the new little one in the family. Our cousin Tristana and her husband Mike are the lucky parents. I finished it in the Spring, but I didn't want to post it until the gift was sent off. Tom picked out the colors as well as the pattern and I knit it, so it was kinda a team effort. I hope they like it! --L

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Warmin' my toesies

I'm lovin' my new slippers! They are so darn cute and comfy. I knitted these up thanks to a pattern by Stephanie of tiny owl knits. If you too are a knitter too, I highly recommend you knit these up, if only to read her totally hilarious instructions. hee hee - S

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Baby Bear for Lil' Julian

Finally finished with my hat for my cousin's first baby - Julian Arthur. They're over in England so I thought a little hat will be just the thing to keep his little head warm. Plus I wanted to incorporate Polar Bears. What could be cuter??? - S

Friday, July 3, 2009

Check us out on Etsy!

Well, it's about time! I've been wanting to start an etsy shop for so long, but never seem to focus on one idea. So, I have decided to at least get started with a vintage clothing line. I'm selling pieces that I've collected over the years and feel like I could part with. I really hope this goes well, I would appreciate any feedback. Like, how are the pics? Do the prices seem reasonable? Any other suggestions??? Please check it out: VogueVigilante