I have a real soft spot for vintage greetings cards and am always on the hunt for them when in antique shops. Their illustrations are just so cute and filled with so much joy and fun. My dream would be to amas a large collection of them and turn them into collages that I would frame and hang all over my apartment. I have yet to start this collection though because the cards I find are usually pretty expensive and would cost a ton for the purpose I want them for. Heres to hoping that I find a big box of them at an estate sale for 5 bucks. I am constantly looking though and found so many great cards on pinterest. Below are some of my favorites.
cute little vintage family
I need a pink poodle in my life
I am a sucker for all vintage Valentines Day cards
this hula girl is inspiring me to find a way to visit Hawaii soon
happy lion with his cocktail
would be the perfect party card to send all of your guests
loving these vintage Halloween costumes
the sweetest love note for your sweetest friend
Have a great Monday
I am definitely over seeing girls with ombre hair. You know the coppery shade that so many girls have had the last couple years. It is just to trendy for me. I do however, love ombre pastel shades. That I can not get enough of and pinterest has so much amazing hair eye candy to look at. I must admit that I am not daring enough to try this trend because it would require me to bleach my dark hair first. But if I already had blonde hair I would totally go for this look. I think I would probably dye my hair a light baby pink which is my favorite look now. What I love most about pastel hair is the way it makes me feel when I see it. The colors remind me of sherbet, cotton candy, ice cream, carnivals, bubbles, unicorns, fairy tales and my little pony. It just makes me feel really happy because it is so girly and child like. Below are some of my favorites but click on my board to see many other styles.
the most amazing pony tail
loving this purply white shade. It looks so modern with a simple wave.
the shade I would go for perfect pink
reminds me of the ice cream sandwiches with multiple colors
Chalking. Must try this since it is semi permanent
1920′s style bob made even more special because it is a peachy pink!
the shading and blending of purples and blue is stunning
my little pony style pony
Hope your day is off to a brighter start
After browsing pinterest, I see that I am lacking something very important in my kitchen, vintage dish towels. The dish towels that I have now are quite boring. Just a basic blue and green that I keep hidden in a drawer until I need to wipe off a pot. I think it would be great to add some vintage towels because they have so many different patterns and designs. I love how kitschy and cute they are and I think they would make wiping off wet dishes a little more bearable. They would look great hung from my stove during the day when not in use. I think they would also look great framed gallery style decorating my kitchen walls. Below are some of my favorites and click on my pinterest board to see more great designs.
adorable design, cocktail glass floral bouquet
cute 1950′s kitchen
who doesn’t want to match their dish towel to their dinner menu
how amazing are the colors in this design
love the typography and how detailed this design is
I think the sun is working a little to hard today
I am always a sucker for vintage embroideries. They are just too sweet
perfect with your morning coffee and donut
Lately I have been super inspired by all of this DIY nail art I see all over instagram, twitter, and pinterest. I love how so many people take the time to turn their nails into little canvases of art. It is such a fun way to express yourself and a great accessory to an outfit. Even though my talents are mostly in jewelry design they are by no means in nail art. My DIY manicures are pretty simple. The craziest I have gone was painting each nail a different color. I do not have a steady hand for drawing crazy designs like my niece Audrey who is amazing. And she only just finished the ninth grade. I do have a signature manicure though that I give myself and get lots of compliments on. Expect to see a DIY post on that later this week. Until then, here are my favorite nails on Pinterest that I must force myself to try soon.
reminds me of ice cream melting on a hot day
such an elegant french manicure with the matte and shiny black
hello kitty love
obsessed with the rainbow glitter
way too cute. Love the watermelon must try
pastel hearts which are perfect for spring and summer
perfect nails for a wedding
reminds me of sexy stockings
One of my favorite things to do besides decorate is organize. But the two really go hand in hand because I want my organization to not only be practical but also attractive looking. I must say my organizational skills drive Craig a bit crazy because I am constantly on the hunt for things. In my defense though, he gets to enjoy my crazy since we share this apartment and he usually likes my ideas in the end. I was doing a little searching on pinterest the other day to get some organizational/interior decorating ideas for our new home. Even though we have been in Austin almost three months we are stilling making changes to our apt and i am loving the way it is coming together. I can’t wait to post about all the different rooms soon. Anyways below are some of my favorite ways of organizing with vintage elements. I hope it inspires you to continue making changes to your happy homes.
I love this bathroom! The blue walls look amazing and I would love to cover my walls in vintage art if I had the space
the perfect home to organize all of my Corvus Noir Inventory by category in a vintage library card box
what a great idea to match your tea set to your chair. I love the pattern on pattern
vintage tin boxes used to hold anything. The display looks so beautiful together
would love to use this vintage locker in our office to hide all of the storage I have for Corvus Noir. All of the boxes that I have out on display
I am in the market for a vintage dresser since my Ikea one is falling apart. I would re paint the rusted areas and use new knobs to spice it up a little
perfect idea for extra storage in the kitchen and I love the way the vintage plates and tea cups are on display
would hang this vintage coke crate on the wall to house my collection of vintage animal figurines
Do you guys like to decorate and organize with vintage?
I think I have said this many times before but I love Pinterest!. It is like a giant on line inspiration book that is broken up into
categories boards so easily for you. I always create boards for my collage posts because it keeps everything I need organized and with links as well for purchase. Such a life saver for a blogger. Pinterest is also such a great alternative to google. I find so much inspiration in it whenever i use their search board. I thought it would be fun to start a series on the blog of my pinterest inspirations and ideas. When I searched jewelry organization so many pins came up with such thoughtful ideas. I am really feeling motivated to clean up and organize the jewelry in my closet.
this ceramic hand is the perfect holder for rings and also fun to look at on your dresser
the tiny hooks are great for hanging any type of jewelry and I love how it breaks it up into compartments as well
amazing jewelry wall. all of the different styles mixed with a vintage tray filled with perfume. So nice and girly
the cutest deer plate and multi functional too for holding all kinds of jewelry
vintage plates are not only beautiful to look at but makes jewelry organization much more fun
color coordinating your jewelry trays makes your baubles burst with color, love this!
love this collection of jewelry knobs. I have hooks hanging in my closet that are not this pretty!
How do you guys organize your jewelry. Do you keep it hidden away our out on display?