Wandering Spirit | A Vintage Shop Update

I’ve just returned from France, and goodness what an amazing trip! But those tales are for another day… let’s focus on all the vintage goodies that have arrived at Adored Vintage because there are so many new vintage arrivals!

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antique GOOD LUCK CHARM blouse | vintage 1920s MISTY DAWN skirt

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And this is a similar pairing of the one above but the later years!

vintage 1960s PIPED ICING top | vintage 1980s AMONGST THE LEAVES skirt

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shop springy VINTAGE  DRESSES

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Shop VINTAGE HATS

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Even though the temperatures are rising in our neck of the woods, the other side of the world is approaching Autumn and Winter. So there are new coats in the shop!

SHOP VINTAGE COATS & OUTERWEAR

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Vintage Inspiration | To Be a Bride

I love looking at old photos of brides. The photographs themselves were fairly simple back then. Just a full length portrait of the bride wearing her dress, sometimes with a bouquet or her man next to her. Although the photographs were no fuss, the dresses, accessories and even flowers were so lavishly decadent.

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Look at the lace on this dress! Holy moly. I could stare at this photo for hours. The sleeves are so beautiful, and the light hits it so perfectly. I love how her hair is up with adornments. It reminds me of the work of our sister bridal adornment company, Esther Jean. If you love this vintage bride look, you would love her work.

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IMG_6957Poema Cava Wedding Dress

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Look at these huge calla lillies! And this veil! Goodness.

IMG_6956Wondrous Place Dress

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Although this dress looks simple and white, if you look close enough you can see it has lace throughout. I love the high neck on it. Vintage bridal bouquets were so beautiful. I love how they cascade with greens and blooms. I’m glad that natural look is coming back. Another one of Adored Vintage’s sister companies is RUE ANAFEL. They specialize in old world and vintage inspired floral design.

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To shop out bridal page on our website!

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Vintage Shop Update | Home Goods

Spring cleaning often starts as attempting to purge and get rid of things I’m not in love with, but ends up turning into an excuse to find more beautiful things to fill my home with. You may be the same. If you haven’t seen, we have been busy bees here at the studio photographing and posting home goods onto the website. If you haven’t seen yet, hop over and take a look!

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One of my favorite things we’ve posted is this flower guide from the 1920s. The illustrations are all so beautiful. It could be a coffee table book, or would even perfect for cutting out the pages and hanging them on the wall or mailing certain flowers to friends.

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IMG_6933Golden Arrow Bottles | Window Songs Pot | Babette Candlesticks

Another one of my favorite new listings is these copper bundt pan. It’s a nice, small size. I love how copper looks in my kitchen mixed with wood and cast iron.

IMG_6943Warm Wishes Pan

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Golden Rod RackTopanga Canyon Blanket | Feathered Pages Picture

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Vintage Shop Update | Spring Arrivals!

The suns been shining, the wisteria has passed, and now all the roses are making its round. We have lots of fresh, flowery arrivals in the shop for you darlings! Also, have you seen our new website banner? It’s been completely updated and matches this collection quite well, don’t you think?

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SHOP VINTAGE HOME GOODS | SHOP VINTAGE JEWELRY

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SHOP VINTAGE DRESSES | SHOP VINTAGE BOTTOMS

springnewarrivals-3SHOP VINTAGE TOPS | SHOP VINTAGE ACCESORIES

springnewarrivals-4SHOP VINTAGE HATS | SHOP VINTAGE PURSES

 

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Vintage Inspired Homes | Painted Rooms

I first discovered the Danish painter Carl Wilhelm Holsoe through Pinterest about 3 years ago. I remember loving the quietness and stillness of his subjects. I love the tones he used for his work. And most of all I love what he painted. Beautiful interiors and women doing very simple things (like laundry, reading, tending to the house linens).

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This feeling came over me when I looked through his work. This longing. For a life like the ones in these paintings. I have never had big grand dreams. My dreams are simple. A home, a garden, taking care of my husband and (eventually) children. Have a couple dogs, perhaps a cat (if I can convince my husband). / image credit: Woman Looking Out A Window

*side note* There are a few hashtags on Instagram you can check out that evoke these feelings. #aquietlife #theartofslowliving or Beth Kirby’s (aka @localmilk) entire feed.

Much of how I decorated our home was inspired by Holsoe. And someday, when we have a house out in the country, I’ll have a garden as well!

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I do wonder if these two paintings are the same room. Don’t they look so very similar? Even down to the hanging plant in the window! There are some differences, but I can’t help but wonder these ARE the same room and the lady of the house is similar to me and likes to move furniture around all the time, but really it always looks a bit the same. / image credits: A RoomA Woman At Sunny Window, Girl Reading in Sunlit Room

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The images below are a mix of different painters. All the ones above are by Carl Wilhelm Holsoe.

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View Through A Window (1934) by Russian painter Konstantin Andreevich Somov. (credit)

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I’m not quite sure who painted the one on the left, all I know is that is is Russian. I just love both of the chairs in these paintings. And all the plants! / image credits: Russian Interior, Carl Larsson 1887 “Toys in the Corner”

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These two above are by Carl Wilhem Holsoe. Aren’t they delightful? The one below has a very bohemian feel and is by Swiss painter Albert Anker. His work is also one I greatly admire as he often depicts daily farm and peasant life and I love all those muted colors so much. (image source)

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If you want to decorate your home this way here is a list of things you will want to acquire…

  1. Antique/Vintage furniture with simple, clean, and feminine lines in dark wood finishes
  2. Sheer or lace curtains. Anything that evokes airiness and will flutter with a light breeze.
  3. Richly colored rugs, most likely tapestry rugs. You could probably get away with Kilim rugs if it doesn’t look too Southwestern.
  4. Plants with delicate stems and leaves. And lots of them. Keep on a window sill or a pretty pedestal table. Terra-cotta pots are preferred especially if it shows patina.
  5. Antique/Vintage paintings depicting landscapes or portraits of people in dark wood frames or gold frames. Hang art sparingly or in gallery style as a focal point the room.
  6. Brass or silver as highlights, but use sparingly.

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