A Vintage Winter Tale


We’re dreaming of a white christmas here at AV. It typically snows in portland once a year. And, the times it has, it is usually just a thin white layer on the ground. When it does snow, the entire city shuts down. We don’t have snow plows in this city! It’s an amazing feeling, being in a shut down city. No one drives anywhere, the busses barely run, and everything is just silent. There’s no mail for a few days, people cross-country ski to the grocery store, and everyone pulls out everything they have to use as a sled. I’ve seen trash can lids, water tubes, and skateboards. All the hustling and bustling stops. Although it’s frustrating and makes going to work difficult, it’s truly is a nice moment of getting to actually stop and enjoy the winter.

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As She Was | The truth is honey…


It is of no secret how much I love vintage photographs. I think most vintage sellers share my love for old photos. We obviously like old things to begin with. It’s so much more than that though. It’s the story behind the photo. Or rather the mystery as to what the story is. I have a board on Pinterest entitled “As She Was” where I pin found vintage photos of women from the past. Sometimes they’re famous (you’ll definitely see many photos of Audrey Hepburn for example), but most of the time they are photos of women with no names. Just faces and a story that only very select few know or no one knows at all.

A beautiful group of WWII War Brides, 1943.

1940s women in dresses

July 20, 1939

“The truth is, honey, I’ve enjoyed my life. I’ve had a hell of a good time.” – Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner
An outing 1910s

1922 summer dress hat at the shore

1940s Paris Women on Bicycles

1950s Babe

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