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Inspiration Vintage Magazine

Hello all! How’s your Monday going? We are getting crazy wind and rain here! So, I’ve been puttering around the house, cleaning, reading and avoiding my artwork. I decided I needed a little space from it all.

I must give a huge “THANK YOU” to you sweet readers that left such encouraging and understanding comments. Your words truly touched me and were extremely comforting!

A beautiful and exciting distraction came along last week:  the latest issue of Inspiration Vintage magazine, which I had the honor of contributing to! This issue is bursting with stunning pictures, delicious recipes and loads of vintage beauty! Check it out here.

My article is about my love of vintage ephemera, antique books and French perfume labels! I had a blast photographing some of my pretty old things.  Of course, not all of the images made the cut but I thought I would share them with you…

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Thank you again for all your support! I promise more art is to come. I hope you all have a wonderful, inspiring week.

xo,

Ivy

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Vintage Treasures

Hi everyone! Hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

Last weekend, I spent the days treasure hunting! A dear friend and I hit the Portland Antique Fair plus some vintage shops and flea markets. Hard work but so much fun! Here are a few of the pretty items we discovered. I will be listing them in the shop this week.

Love this sweet, Farmhouse style kitchen scale! It’s rare to find this color so I was thrilled when I came upon this one!

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There is something so homey about these lovely soup bowls. You can imagine filling them to the brim with a delicious soup while the rain comes down outside. I paired them with these stately antique soup spoons too!

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Mail isn’t as pretty as it used to be but we should still have a beautiful place to hold it right? Love this silver tone, vintage letter holder. Very Art Nouveau.

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I’m so drawn to lavender glass. It’s romantic, nostalgic and looks so gorgeous when the light passes through it. This antique wasp catcher is missing its cork but still remains a lovely, rustic piece.

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Okay well, these are just a few of the pretties we found. Hope you enjoyed them.

Have a wonderful week!

xo,

Ivy

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Lovely Clusters Catalog

Hi friends! Happy Friday to you.

We all LOVE Etsy right? But it can be a tad overwhelming with the massive array of shops and items available. So…why not leave the hard work to Rachel Follett of Lovely Clusters and simply shop her Etsy selections via her delicious catalog! She hand picks the cream of the crop and the prettiest listings get featured. It makes it so easy to pick out gorgeous items and do your holiday shopping early. Shop photography, art prints, jewelry, vintage, apparel and more! Go check it out!  I am so honored to have my vintage items featured on several pages…

{click the photos to shop}

Such beautiful collections right? Have a beautiful weekend and happy shopping!
xo,

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My Vintage Obsession

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing wonderfully. Don’t worry, I haven’t given up doing my art, I’ve just been putting a lot of time and energy into my Etsy shop. Sometimes I feel torn between all my interests and passions! I probably have too many irons in the fire…but hey, that’s just me, I guess. Anyway, I wanted to share with you what I’ve been up to. My studio is a complete mess from all the photos I’ve been taking for the shop…here are a few of the newest treasures I have added…

I really enjoy learning about each piece. Call me geeky but I love history and having this vintage shop has really taught me some interesting things, plus I adore photographing these beautiful objects! French antiques are really piquing my interest and I’m researching a future trip to the Parisian markets…like way in the future…hey, a girl can dream right?

Have a fabulous week!

xo,

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Paris Treasury on Etsy

Okay, one more quick thing before I head to bed! I was so excited to find that my lovely vintage platter was featured in this gorgeous treasury! It was so in line with our little visit to the Paris flea markets today, that I couldn’t resist sharing it with you! So well done! Thank you hilltopcottage!

{click to shop this Treasury}

Here’s a little closeup of the platter. I do love photographing these treasures! So much fun…

Alright…gotta go get some sleep.

Sweet dreams!

xo,

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