Vintage Inspiration | Paintings in Color

When looking at an 18th century painting the other day, I realized the flower sash it featured had all of Pantone’s 2016 colors in it. Somewhat inspired by Movies in Color, we decided to put together a little graphic showing the color palettes from 17th-19th century paintings of ladies and flowers.

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I find it amazing that after all these hundreds of years, art such as this is still so relevant. We as a society are still able to pull so much inspiration from these paintings. I know I do.

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Adored Vintage is Having an Open House!

We’ve been wanting to host an open house since we moved into the studio space last month, and a date was finally set! Saturday, December 5th from 11-4!

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December is coming quick, and we have already started prepping.We have so many ideas! Last week we went out and foraged some greens and dried hydrangea to make a garland for a photo booth area.

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We’re giving away a little gift for the first amount of people who show up (more specifics on that coming soon), are going to have a little shop area, desserts, and some other special things! Follow AV on Instagram if you want to stay more in tune for more details, our moniker is @adoredvintage.

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We are so excited and can not wait to meet all of you!

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The Joy of Picking Flowers

I never miss a chance to pick flowers if a field of wildflowers is readily available. How very quickly does a wild bouquet charm?

The Joy of Picking Flowers

There are flower farms here in Portland where one can get some clippers and snip blooms for mere cents! Well, not exactly mere cents… but one can get a single bloom for .25 cents or .50 cents depending on the season. A bouquet of fresh flowers can be yours for less than $10. See…Sometimes happiness CAN be bought.

Of course if you decide to take a walk through some wild place where Sweet Peas and Queen Anne’s Lace grow in abundance, you can’t help it but to make a few selections. Just don’t go picking flowers from your neighbors’ yards/gardens! I’m quite sure that’s trespassing! Haha!

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Here I am holding a small bouquet of flowers I gathered in a small field. You can follow more flower picking adventures on instagram, my moniker is @adoredvintage!

Adored Vintage | The Joy of Picking Flowers

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I have a soft spot

Antique Botanical Print // Adored Vintage

There’s a little piece of me that jumps with glee whenever I come across vintage and antique botanical prints. I wish I had multiples of these beautiful pages to make a wallpaper of them in the new house. Aren’t these just lovely?! And I think I adore them more so because it’s photographed on a dark background and I really love contrast like this.

These botanical prints are from Antique Foliage on Pinterest and originally from this amazing website called Bio Diversity which has a whole lotta of antique botanical and biology books available to peruse online! Which means I’ve been on this site for hours…

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Antique Botanical Print // Adored Vintage

Antique Botanical Print // Adored Vintage

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Antique Botanical Print // Adored Vintage

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French mint and oregano

French Mint and Oregano | Adored Vintage

Oooohhh goodness. Hello muffins! 3 more days! THREE MORE DAYS. I feel like from the point of deciding we were moving to Portland to 3 days from now when we’re actually driving up…it will be 4 weeks exactly and I cannot begin to tell you how these 4 weeks have felt like the longest 4 weeks of my life.

It has been a ceaseless amount of packing, sorting, putting things in “donate” piles… they always say the last 20% of packing is the absolute worst because well, you just want it to be all DONE!

One of the days I was packing and getting ready for the studio sale that happened this past weekend, my friend Theresa who owns Petals and Pop in Seal Beach, came by to drop off four bouquets of blooms to decorate the sale and a special little bouquet of oregano for me wrapped with pretty peach ribbon. Oh that darling Theresa, she knows my heart so well!

So, of course, I took a break from “work work” to snap some photos of a 1930s mint green dress next to these pretty blooms as Theresa and I were chatting about wedding flowers and nuptials in general. This pretty French mint green frock with the lovely lace sleeves will be a rehearsal dinner option…it pairs so well with the muted violet of the oregano leaves, don’t you think?

And it smells soooo lovely. And lavender! Oh, there is of course lavender!

http://petalsandpopshop.com

French Mint and Oregano | Adored Vintage

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