A moment of rest

Anais Nin Quote

I am taking a little time out from all the moving to enjoy a cup of earl grey tea and a generous piece of molten chocolate cake. My feet ache like crazy and I could honestly go to sleep right now. In fact, I just might right after this.

Today I went to my last vintage buying appointment in California and scored some really amazing pieces all from the 1920s to the 1950s with one really awesome white cotton pantsuit from the 1970s. Damn that I am only 5’0 tall as this would be a definite keeper if I were 5’10! I also picked up a bunch of Victorian jewelry and 1930s and 1940s jewelry and several belt buckles. I’m not quite sure what I will do with those just yet, but since the new house will have a designated sewing room/craft room, I’m sure I will get to crafting something out of them!

The move is approaching so quickly and each day I grow more and more excited! The other night I could barely sleep as I just kept thinking how I will arrange my new office.

What has me even more excited though is this move has really given me a new perspective on Adored Vintage and how the next few months are going to shape up. Wrapping up and packing all the vintage I have amassed over the past few years has made me realize moving forward what eras I want to focus on and what styles really get me all a twitter.

I am really excited to start sharing the process and the story of collecting and selling vintage again. I took such pleasure in photographing pretty racks of clothes, my vintage dress forms, pretty little vignettes around the studio, photos from my vintage buying trips…and I’ve realized I haven’t done any of that as of late. So, yes, I am quite excited about this too!

And so, I am signing off for now… finishing my tea and cake and going to go to bed listening to some new history podcasts.

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Inspiring work spaces

Adored Vintage Home Studio Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I can’t really get much done when things are a mess and my environment is not inspiring or pretty. I feel like I have to have things “just so” before I can get down to the nitty gritty work stuff.  Once again, I am taking a break from the moving hubbub so I can unwind a bit and be inspired to continue the packing!

My new home has a finished attic and a finished basement which will be used partly for Adored Vintage stock and one of the bedrooms (the one with the most windows) will be my new office. It’s a small little room which I hope to keep sparsely furnished with my flea market finds and eventually a brand new desk, well, a brand new antique/vintage desk. The entrance to the attic looks like a little closet door which is in my office, so it might be converted to a giant walk-in closet (and also reading room and dance room) as it is only accessible through the office. Details, details.

All right mon cherie, I must depart and get back to it! The packing continues!

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What’s left

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Most of the back stock vintage clothes have been packed away and neatly labeled for the new home. I was trying to get motivated enough to photograph some new vintage arrivals but instead I walked around and photographed the studio in it’s current state. It still feels very, very full and there is still plenty to do! However, seeing the sparse blank spaces allows me to let out a sigh of relief because the end is in sight.

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Is it too early for Fall?

Autumn Outfit Ideas // Adored Vintage Blog

I’m taking a little break from packing, cleaning, and organizing and browsing around Pinterest while enjoying Chinese takeout. I should consider “Pinning” a hobby as I spend so much time on Pinterest gathering inspiration and sourcing ideas.

As each day passes I am getting more and more excited about my move to Portland! Last night I was laying in bed browsing through Etsy and Pinterest for Autumn clothing and shoes and Fall outfit ideas. I have not lived in a state that has a proper Autumn or Winter in YEARS.

Literally. I have lived in the Southern part of the US for over 15 years! As I was clicking through coats, sweaters, boots, and wool skirts…my head was just spinning! So excited for cool weather, rainy evenings with soup on the stove, and the scent of cinnamon and spice in the air.

If you haven’t already, go browse my Pinterest Boards as I have been spending quite a lot of time pinning outfit inspiration for Autumn in the Fashion | Autumn board and the Fashion | Women board which is where I have all the images above pinned!

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