A Studio Visit With Little Byrd Vintage

Little Byrd Vintage Studio Visit

It’s nearing that certain time of the month where I’m more emotional than usual (ahem, ahem…sorry TMI! I know!) and I just really wanted to start this blog post off by saying the past couple of weeks I have been lucky enough to be graced with the presence of so many women that have become so very dear to me.

And with that, may I introduce to you and welcome you to my lovely friend Rebekah’s studio for her vintage home wares shop Little Byrd Vintage in Portland.

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Rebekah and I have been following each other on Instagram for a little while now and when I moved to Portland we finally met up over coffee and I promise every single time we meet up time just flies away and we just chitter chatter over the nuances of life for hours. I adore Rebekah, she is the sort of person where you instantly feel comfortable in her presence. I’m not sure if she’ll like this comparison, but she’s one of my friends I think of as warm cups of tea. Pleasant, warm, never rushed, and just lovely. Like “Ahhh hello, let’s sit awhile, let’s chat.”

Everyone should have warm tea friends. I sure hope you have one, or some, or a lot!

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So, last week I got to visit Little Byrd Vintage’s home studio and it was all I imagined it would be! Also, Rebekah had set out homemade goodies she baked which I didn’t really get a photo of because I just wanted to get to the “shovel this into my mouth” part.

I snapped a few photos around her home too, but I didn’t want to be too invasive and creepy LOL. Like “GIRL, let me take a picture of ERYTHANG!

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So I mostly snapped photos of her studio which is painted the prettiest shades of grey and neutrals. And I basically could not even hold a conversation as I looked at ALL THE PRETTY THINGS. The little painted scene with twig frames? Just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And don’t get me started on the pressed flowers and those baskets of yarn. Ahhh. I’m pretty sure I drooled a bit on the floor.

Eeeep and also Rebekah sent me home with a giant flower press!! It took me a lot of effort not to just shoot out of my chair and go “WEEEEEEEEEEeeeee” like Liesl in The Sound of Music when Rolfe kisses her.

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Thank you friend for being such a lovely host and for letting me snap photos of your home and work studio! For more about Rebekah and her vintage shop you can follow her over on Instagram @vintagebyrd or check out out her shop Little Byrd Vintage on Etsy!

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1920s 1930s Prohibition Picnic at Historic Overlook House in Portland

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I have been looking forward to the New Deal Weekend Prohibition Picnic for quite some time here in Portland!

Before the picnic my friends Katie and Cari came over to my house and we had so much fun rummaging through the Adored Vintage stocks and trying on different hats. I was so incredibly indecisive as to what to wear, but finally settled on this late 1920s early 1930s floral chiffon number. Which surprised me a bit because I had been pretty set on wearing 1920s. But at the end of the day, my favorite era won over! Although honestly, early 30s isn’t very flattering on my figure as the mid to late 30s, but oh well.

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I had so much fun! This was my very first vintage themed event I have ever attended! It seems a bit surprising to me to say it out loud. I mean I LOVE ADORE vintage so much and I just never thought to go to an event where everyone is just as obsessed, (actually even MORE SO) than I am. I have so much, honestly SO MUCH respect for the vintage gals that can wear head to toe vintage and do it everyday and do their hair and makeup. I WISH I could do that. I’ve dabbled here and there, but for me it takes so much effort and I never look how I want to look so I just throw my hands up and give up.

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Anyhow, Cari and Katie packed a lovely lunch of cucumber tea sandwiches, Greek salad, fancy crackers, and I threw in some Vermont chocolates my Aunts just sent me from Burlington and some cherries. (Always dessert on the mind!)

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We giggled (A LOT). Freaked out over Vanessa’s (of Wanderlust Vintage in Portland) new puppy, Pearl. Took loads of photos. Admired all the dancers. Shimmied to the live music. And tried (albeit was unsuccessful) at keeping dry. You see it POURED this morning and the lawn was still wet. But you can’t have a 1920s Lawn Party and not be on the LAWN!

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I got to see some familiar vintage friends like Julie of Fab Gabs (who organized this event) and Solanah of Vintage Vixen. It was also really lovely to meet some vintage gals I just know through Instagram like Christine of Living Threads Vintage and Katie Scarlett who models for Fab Gabs (who I really hopes hosts a Wet Set pin curl class coz I would be there STAT).

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These last series of photos are my favorite we took today. The light was absolutely perfect, the mood just right. I adore my friends so much! Excited to attend future vintage events here in Portland!

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Scenes of a Domestic Summer

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We are halfway through summer already and my small promise to myself to “take a vacation” sadly has not yet happened and probably will not by summer’s end. And so, I amuse myself by taking photos around the home and meeting lovely friends for leisurely breakfast and coffee dates around Portland and I am learning to be happy about this status of “staying put.” Also, it is nice to remind myself that many people come to Portland to vacation and I get to live here. So, that’s a pretty wonderful thing I think.

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Some glimpses into the butler’s pantry extension in our house. This is where I end up drying a lot of flowers and herbs and where I display my pretty vintage dishware.

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Scenes from the backyard. It has been so dry in Portland and our grass is all brown and many of my plants are sad and wilting. But even in their browned phase, they’re still beautiful, don’t you agree?

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A coffe date with my friend Rebekah of Vintage Byrd at the charming Twenty Six cafe in NE Portland. I am so in love with the wallpaper and all the antique photos and that touch of hydrangea. I feel like this could be my house!

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And last but certainly not least… Robert Redford. Our little terrier poodle pup whom I love so very, very much. I cannot stop nuzzling him, giving him kisses, taking his pictures (much to his chagrin), and of course plenty of doggie selfies. When I am working he is usually curled up on top of a pile of vintage (crinolines his prime choice), or a stack of pillows. He’s very catlike which I adore.

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