Now I find myself obsessing to find the perfect group of 60's and 70's bed sheets to make a quilt from.
Or I'm doing late night ebay searches for vintage newborn outfits. They are just so precious on chubby baby legs!
I am also quite seriously thinking about starting a collection of vintage tea plates for my kitchen wall (yes totally Dolores Jane Umbridge style except less cats).
And I definitely am starting an obsession with vintage patterns and papers. (I would love to do this to all my doors in my home with vintage wallpapers, some paint, and a sander).
I still cant quite bring myself to shop primarily at thrift stores for my own clothing, but I figure I'm taking baby steps in my transition to becoming a vintage type of girl. Instead I fall in love with new lines of clothes in a vintage style, like these amazing tea dresses.
I am dying to donate all my matchy-matchy totally boring coffee mugs that I amassed from my wedding and start collecting retro cups and mugs to start my day out with some whimsy.
One thing I can say for myself is that I have always adored old books. I dont care if I ever read them, but I just cant stop collecting vintage literature. I love the way they make my living room feel when they are filling my book shelves with all their stories both told and untold.
I wish I had discovered the gorgeous magic and fun to be had by wearing enameled flower brooches before they became so incredibly popular. I mean have you seen those wedding bouquets made from collections of these vintage pins? I'm only seven years happily married and am ready to have a second wedding just to carry one of those. I just love the incredible colors found in these bobbles. I might have to let them inspire a painting...hmmm.
And lastly to share with you today, I have recently realized that vintage metal hoops make every embroidery project I frame in them look a bazillion times more lovely. I will never use another regular old wood hoop again. I've been converted to vintage only.
Well, there you have it. My latest obsessions and inspirations. Are you the vintage lovin type? What are your obsessions in the world of vintage right now? Any particular finds you are most proud of? I am just getting started in my discoveries and would love to hear from you pros.