Places I Love: Antoinette Vintage- Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I promised I would tell you more about Brooklyn in my NYC Roundup post, so today I want to introduce you to a great little boutique we stumbled upon during our trip. I had never been to Brooklyn before and I have to say, the Williamsburg neighborhood has so much to offer! Antoinette, founded by Lexi, is a lovely little vintage clothing and accessories shop opened this May with a wonderful story to tell.


Lexi

"The store is named after my amazing mom who outfitted the shop with all her cherished finds from over the years. That's right, every piece of clothing came from her own personal closet. She had been saving the pieces in hopes I'd open a shop one day. My mom worked in the fashion industry in the late 1950's for the well known NYC based French milliner Lilly Dache & collected so many great finds from the chicest stores while working in the city in those days. She also held onto certain pieces all the way up until the 90's. My mom always encouraged me to open a vintage shop. After all, the dream stash of vintage pieces she kept over the years would make any daughter giddy. The shop is just blocks from the new Brooklyn Flea location, nestled on a burgeoning shopping street. For girls that are tired of "vintage prices" they will find racks of steals pulled right from my mom's personal stash."

If you are ever in Brooklyn I highly recommend stopping by this store, Lexi is so nice and makes you feel right at home! She told us the story behind her shop and while we tried on her mother's dresses.  She even shared a few memories she remembered about the items we tried on. I doubt you will find another vintage proprietress with such enthusiasm for the items she sells. I bought a vintage Gloria Vanderbilt secretary dress and it was truly a great experience.

Joe and Jackie- A Vintage Barn Wedding

Monday, September 26, 2011

This past weekend my brother in law, Joe,  married his high school sweetheart Jackie at the Conrad Botzum Farmstead in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Akron, Ohio. Although it was a little chilly and drizzling, we still had a great time.  The farmstead was the perfect location for Joe and Jackie's vintage inspired wedding, which by the way they put together themselves.


My brother in law painted all of the signs by hand!!





Me and my hubby


















The groom and his best man



The Blushing Bride








The Married Couple





October Sponsors

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I would like to start offering sponsorship on my blog, so I am going to offer FREE sponsorship to the first 10 commenters to this post. My blog is pretty new and I am hoping that FREE sponsorship will help me to increase my following. 


Details:
- Sponsorships are offered to the first 10 commenters. If you participate this month, you will not be eligible to participate next month.
-Your add will be featured in the navigation bar on the right of my blog.
- If you are too late for October I will put out another call for add space for November, so don't worry.
- I will email you the instructions, so please leave your email with your comment.

Bonus:
With your sponsorship you will be eligible to participate in Tricks and Treats 2011...click here for more details.

Quickpost: Spare Room Make Over

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today I want to share with you our spare bedroom makeover. I am quite happy with the results, but then again who wouldn't be when it used to look like this...













P.S. If you were wondering, the wall color is Sherwin Williams "Lime Granita". 


Obsessions: Emma Lamb

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Today I want to introduce you to Emma Lamb, she is the proud owner of Emma Lamb Etsy Shop which is my current obsession! I have been loving all things "Granny", at the moment, so it would only be natural for me to be crushing on her lovely crocheted treasures.

Emma is, obviously, an avid crocheter, knitter, and embroiderer. She currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her "wee man" (or dog) Spanner. Emma's peices "evolve from my love of the 'granny chic' movement. Which for me represents quality hand crafted and vintage pieces teamed with bold but beautiful colour combinations. It is also about mixing old and new ideas, techniques, patterns, colours and textures to create something that is both fresh and modern, yet traditional at the same time". She shares her inspiration and her creations on her blog, which I am totally obsessed with as well!

Below are some of my favorite items from her shop....




If you want to make your own...


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