Friday, September 24, 2010

Charming Vintage Pink!

Why do I love Vintage? And where does my inspiration come from? I haven't really the foggiest.

But I know it is tied to beauty. And quality.  And to that certain appeal that grabs you by the throat, or hits the pit of your stomach, like love.

Vintage is a way of life. It's obsessive, compulsive, and impossible to do without for those who have gotten tangled up with it.

Tangled up in its laces and balls of string. In its linen yards and crochet thread. Especially in its ribbon.

Dazzled by the gleam of hotel silver, or purple glass, or ironstone china.

From lazy daisy stitches to English china, there are as many inspirations to vintage as there are pastries in Paris!

Each season, and each holiday presents it's own vintage specialty. From sun to snow, even nature itself has trained us to look at something different and charming every so often.

The Vintage obsessed know there really IS one more fabulous piece of Limoges or transferware china out there around any corner for a nothing price.

And who out there doesn't wish to be charmed by something lovely, anyway?

We all come from Vintage. It's in our cellular memory. Most of us inherited at least a few bits of it, and the rest of us are trying to capture what we missed.

Well it's a fun chase after all. And if it hasn't hit you yet, it will. It's a life stage. Just ask anyone who reaches a certain age and finally says, "I wonder what ever happened to (some vintage thing they grew up with). . . ."

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm joining the Creating Vintage Charm Launch Party for their new magazine. Stop by to get lots more fun VINTAGE!
Ciao! for now!



Sherry said...

Oh, I am so glad you did this post! I was trying to find an email to tell you about this party! I wanted you to come to it. You were just perfect for this! Love your post!

sissie said...

Vintage got a hold on me long ago and I keep searching for more. There is just something about old lace and linens that take me back to a safer, happier time full of lovely memories.
All your photos are of things I love too.

thanks for sharing.


Linda said...

Beautiful post, Jacqueline! I like how you put just grabs you...

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline... So so lovely and yes charmed indeed!! Your gorgeous Limoges is taunting me:-)))
Have a great weekend!

Tete said...

So the roses.

Sarah said...

You certainly have a way with words. Love the expression, "as many inspirations to vintage as there are pastries in Paris!"
Lovely post from start to finish!
~ Sarah

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful post!! Gorgeous pictures and words!! I love how you described what vintage means to you. I would love it if you would consider linking up to my decorating inspiration party this weekend- Feathered Nest Friday. This is definitely inspiring!! :)

Sonia said...

I grew up with European vintage charm but I rediscovered it when I moved into my home now, built in the 1940's.
I love your post and the vintage patina in your images. One particular Cup and saucer set you showed are just to die for, so pretty.
Thank you so much for celebrating with me.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh dear my heart beat skip when I saw your pink teacup at the last photo.. too beautiful! may I know whats the stamp underneath it? I just find the cup trully beautiful!

thanks for sharing Jacqui..

Anonymous said...

Assolutamente d'accordo con lei. L'idea di un buon supporto.
Condivido pienamente il suo punto di vista. Ritengo che questa sia un'ottima idea. Sono d'accordo con te.

Victorian1885 said...

Everything is so lovely..wonderful post! I too love anything Vintage and use most of my collections daily. Have a great weekend!


Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i couldn't be happier having found this party !
what delight! your photos!
your collection!
thank you for posting ~
you're welcome for tea at my cafe..

The Shanty Girl said...

I love how you use the words "obsessed", when I married I all of a sudden felt like I was almost being possessed by my ancestors to start canning and quilting. I had no choice it was a very strong drive. I told my hubby, my granny Lee is haunting my dreams until I start carrying on some of her
Thanks for sharing your post it is lovely!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your posts! They are so beautifully presented and full of so many wonderful things. I love the yellow/gold tea cup and saucer with the flowers in the center. So pretty! Thank yo for all your lovely posts.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

:))...exactly AND it's also seeing items you grew up with labeled vintage and bringing back memories...

A Cottage Muse said...

I am so glad to see you at the party! I get a lot of ideas from your inspiring posts ~ you have such great vintage "stuff" and know exactly how to show it's beauty!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such pretty "Vintage Charm"! Sweet post and pictures!


Janet Bernasconi said...

Lovely vintage treasures! It was great visiting you, hope you can stop by too. ;D

Janet's Creative Pillows

Mariette said...

Dearest Jacqueline,

Vintage is one of life's secrets to romance... Nothing can do more for our souls!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful post with vintage items. I think you hit the nail on the head when you mentioned quality. Although I don't have a lot of vintage things myself, what I do have, is out to use and for guests to admire.

Biljana said...

So cute and pretty:))
Have a great day, hugs Biljana

Anonymous said...

Lovely post thank you for sharing your vintage charm treasures..

Amisha said...

Oh wow! I am absolutely enchanted by all your finds and your pics are so lovely.

I think I am falling in love with vintage :-)

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