Something Old, Something Blue | A Vintage Wedding Shop Update

Having just celebrated my one year wedding anniversary and attended two friends’  weddings in the past 30 days… I would say wedding season isn’t just around the corner, it’s HERE full stop!

All these joyous and romantic nuptials inspired me to add several new vintage wedding dresses, bridal heirloom jewelry, and vintage veils and hair adornments to the shop!

Adored Vintage | Vintage And Antique Wedding Dresses

shop VINTAGE WEDDING DRESSES here

I wore an antique turn of the 20th century wedding dress for my own nuptials last Spring and felt so very beautiful in it! Perhaps you will find yourself walking down the aisle and reciting your vows in a vintage wedding gown from Adored Vintage?

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Adored Vintage | Vintage And Antique Wedding Dresses

And at LONG LAST… finally the Bridal Jewelry category is no longer empty! There are several new pieces of wedding worthy jewelry in the shop right now. Bright and shimmery clear rhinestones that sparkle like diamonds and sapphire and aqua blue accents. Something Old. Something Blue.

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Vintage Wedding Bridal Jewelry

I have a few really beautiful antique veils to add into the shop soon, but they need a bit of special attention before they go into the bridal shop! However, there are a few sweet vintage hair adornments including a pale blush veil with wax flowers!

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For my own nuptials I made my veil! I used antique orange blossom wax flowers, antique lace recycled from a tattered dressed, and deconstructed a too-costume looking 1920s wedding veil.

shop VINTAGE VEILS & HAIR ADORNMENTS here

Adored Vintage | Wedding Veils & Bridal Hair Adornments

Vintage Wedding Veil | Adored Vintage

I was very close to wearing a Cathedral length veil, but my dress had flutterry sleeves and a train already, so I opted for a shorter vintage wedding veil instead. I think originally this was a Communion veil, it has silk rosettes on it and a little odd tulle cap. The cap was odd looking on me. I found some bits of lace appliqué on an old dress that was too far gone, so I trimmed it off and stitched it onto the veil.

Antique Vintage Wedding Veil | Adored Vintage

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Vintage Shop Update | 1970s Folklore

bohominstrels-29This week’s shop arrival is inspired by being able to spend time outside in the warmer weather and the flowers blooming all around us (flowers are involved, always!). Many of our new arrivals have been very 70s folklore, pieces that make us want to prance around a meadow, play ukulele by the river, and lounge comfortably in cotton and floral prints.

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Endearing Spring SkirtWandering Spirit DressPaisley Shore Scarf | A Bit Of Blue Blouse

Lady Nevells Top | Asters Everywhere TopThe Meadow Florist Dress | Bonds Of Friendship Top

Great Lengths DressKeukenhof Gardens Dress | Embroidered Fables Top | Valse-Musette Skirt

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A Mini Break at the Cape

Monday was mine and my husband’s 1 year wedding anniversary (you can see our wedding photos here) and he surprised me with a stay at a delightful bed & breakfast in Astoria, Oregon. We visit Astoria fairly often, so this time we decided to explore the Washington coastline just across the bridge over the Columbia river.

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

We stopped at a few antique shops along the way (I got an amazing late 1800s hand sewn gown and another Edwardian top to add to my collection) and then traveled along the coastline to visit Cape Disappointment. We happened upon this incredible lighthouse that was built in the 1880s and I was freaking out over these painted plaques on the side of the lighthouse.

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If a warrant for my arrest would not be issued for stealing public property, you can bet I would have tried to pry these off with a crowbar. Or whatever you use to pry off old plaques with. (I’m totally joking, you know that right? I highly frown upon stealing, let alone defacement of public property ESPECIALLY such a beauty as this!)

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse
Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

We hiked around a bit (and I was not wearing the proper footwear!) and we happened upon the light keeper’s house and the captain’s house which much to our surprise and joy is available to rent as a vacation home! I was so thrilled by this prospect! I immediately envisioned my birthday party happening on the lawn, sunbathing by the water, and eating lots and lots of fresh seafood. Wouldn’t you want to do all these things at this house?

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

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Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Vintage Clothing | Weekend at the Cape

Inspired by the hues of Cape Disappointment (funny name, isn’t it?) of navy blue, white, and cream… you can shop these vintage pieces over at Adored Vintage! Click here to shop Cape Weekend Collection!

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Bianca Jagger | Vintage Style Muse

Bianca Jagger / Vintage Style Muse

I don’t really think Bianca Jagger needs any sort of introduction or explanation as to why she would be a style icon. It’s pretty OBVIOUS isn’t it?

Out of any vintage celebrity style icons, Bianca’s style is probably the closest to how I want my personal style to be. A mix of feminine, classic, ultra girlie, menswear, and wearer of hats! I do appreciate Bianca’s glamour. I sometimes think I could be more vintage glam, but I usually save my more glamorous looks for fashion related events in Portland.

Also, I’ve been told I resemble Bianca (on really good days I guess, haha!) and that’s A-OK by me because I think she is super gorgeous. My mom and her actually look more alike I think!

image credits: // All photos are from PINTEREST (search Bianca Jagger to see lots more photos I didn’t share here)!

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A Work In Progress

Adored Vintage | A Short Visit

There’s something so satisfying about hanging shelves up on the walls! This past Friday we finally added shelves above our shipping station in the studio. It makes a world of difference!

I am realizing the studio is going to be a work in progress and as we settle in even more in this light filled space, it’s starting to feel more and more like a home away from home.

We still have a bunch of ideas we want to do for the studio, but I am enjoying documenting the different stages the Adored Vintage atelier is going through!

Adored Vintage | A Work in Progress

Adored Vintage | A Work in Progress

Adored Vintage | A Work in Progress

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Thanks for coming to popping by to visit the Adored Vintage atelier!

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