Friday, September 24, 2010

Show your Vintage Charm Launch Party

Well today is a special day Sonia is launching her first issue of Creating Vintage Charm magazine, and what better way to celebrate and have a party, showing everything the revolves around vintage items and decor, so I would like to share with you some of my vintage collections that seem to over take my home
above is a vintage wire mannequin, that I had no place to hang the vintage leaf garland, so I thought to get alittle creative and wrap it around my vintage wire mannequin, I guess I was inspired by those feather collared designer jackets you see walking down the runway....I love the movement it creates, Miss Anastasia stands on top of a table in the corner of my room in front of a window, love it there as Miss Anastasia still lets the light I had to name her Miss Anastasia as my little cherub has staked clams on this one, so Miss Anastasia was named after her. 

a beautiful crystal bowl that was given to me from my nanna after she past away, it is one of a pair, but this one sits on my dressing table that houses some of my vintage fans that I have been collecting since I was a child, I have lost count how many of them I have, and there are quite a few that are still boxed up, I will find them one day but right now I think these are quite enough.

Once again another beautiful gift from my nanna, I love this jewelery box, I love the detail in the gold work, the cream enamel that has discoloured and the fade pink on the flowers that has aged with time,

one of my loves as many of you would agree, is vintage millinery flower hats, many time I have thought to pluck the flowers off the hats to use them as part of gift wrapping as Rachel Ashwell shows us in one of her tv shows, but you know I can't bear to do that, so they are on display around my home, the two here, a pale blue and a vintage cream sit on top of a heap of beautifully covered storage boxes, with some vintage pale pink and cream millinery rose sprays.    

another love is vintage boxes, but of course they have to catch my eye with all its wonderfulness, these two I purchased at Alicia's booth at the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza, they may just end up in my boutique but right now I am enjoying them in my inspirational corner.

some wonderful treasures I bought from Karla a lovely old vintage baby's photo album, a vintage wallpaper journal create by Karla and some of her beautiful thank you tags, you just never know what little extra pretties your going to get when buying from Karla, I always look forward for the postman to drop off the parcel from her.

Vintage fabrics and I are a match made in heaven, I have so much of them and find it hard to cut up or waste any as I worried I would never find any more, but lucky for me I'm surprised at many places I visit I can still get my hands on more, more and more, I love how fabric back then is so much softer then what you get today, sure I do have some that are quite stiff but I love the worn feel about them, I find to get the same feel with new fabrics I see myself washing them over and over and hanging them on the line for months on end to create the same feel, how can you not love vintage fabrics, and there are many beautiful fabrics coming out today...that I love too.

Just showing you my dressing table and how much vintage wonderful clutterness I have and love and adour.

some beautiful shades of green vintage lace still on the original card with some vintage swap and birthday cards

some beautiful vintage door pulls, love the spring green and the sky blue of these door pulls, I will find that special place for them one day.

vintage bedding that will be made into something one day, love the soft colourway that they have become with the over use of washing and sun bleached from hanging on the wash line. 

 Beautiful emerald greens and blue, from the peacock to the colourway brought out in the vintage flower millinery hat, notice my wedding crown has the same representation as a peacocks tail...hmmm makes me think maybe the designer of the crown used a peacock as there inspiration.

many layers of vintage jewels draped around the neck of a vintage mannequin

I love the way when grouping many vintage items together how lovely they all look, from fabrics to door pulls, the boxes and tins to crystal ware and little piece of Vintage Heaven.

Well I hope you have been inspired, and have enjoyed popping over to my Vintage Heaven....please be sure you visit my fellow Vintage Charmers.
And I would also like to thank Sonia and her team for putting together this party and the launch of her Creating Vintage Charm Magazine be sure to scroll down on her page for other party bloggers.

Thank you


Sonia said...

Owh Kirstie, I am in AWE for the beauty on your post. I love it all!! When can I move in?? Lol!!
Your hats are my faves!! The vintage patina on your post is stunning.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Kirstie, now that is a WHOLE lot of vintage charm!! LOVE all of your beautiful treasures you have found and colellected... ;)) Those pulls are such lovely colors... and the boxes are beautiful! Love the wonderful clutterness as you put it too!! lol...

Thank you so much for your sweetest comment to me the other day... you were so nice to leave me that comment on my blog!

have a wonderful weekend, xoxox

A Cottage Muse said...

So many pretty treasures! Loving the vintage flowers! So happy I stopped by!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Kirstie :) Wow, you've shown us some beautiful and wonderful vintage items...lots of pretty eye candy! Love the boxes, but especially the vintage flowers. I too love vintage millinery hats, and have about 5 or 6 that I display in my home...these are ones I could never think of taking the roses off! I've truly enjoyed my visit with you! Have a lovely weekend, warmest hugs, Brenda

The Shanty Girl said...

Wow, Kristie!!

I was very inspired by your groupings of vintage items together. I love your vintage fabrics, dressing table, drawer pulls. What a very nice display of your vintage items. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed looking at your post!

Jane said...

That is vintage heaven! You have so many beautiful vintage items. Thanks for the tour today.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Kirstie you have so many beautiful things ! all things that I love too.
the only hats I can bear to take apart are those that are really in terrible shape other than the flowers.
thanks for sharing your treasures !

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh, how I LOVE your vintage clutterness! All beautiful! Love your vintage fabric!


tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh what pretties!

m ^..^

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

absolutely LoVe your photo captures! and of course the vintage:))
Thanks so much for posting!
and for visiting FHC !
hoping you grabbed a teacup on me!

Sherry said...

Oh yummy! I love all your vintage goodies. That jewelry on that mannequin is gorgeous! Wonderful.

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, What a beautiful post, such lovely pictures of such lovelies. Thanks for sharing. Terri+

loveandlilac said...

So many beautiful things and I just love your pink dressing table (at least I think it's pink).

Louise x

Anonymous said...

I love all of your vintage pretties Kirstie!
That wire maniquin is just gorgeous!
I love those fans too & also those beautiful flowers on the hats.

Anonymous said...

Hello Kirstie ..I am drooling over your collection the pink vanity is precious..

The Shanty Girl said...

Stopping by again to say "Congratulations on your Win"!
The party was fun, glad it brought me over to your place!

kelly said...

Kirstie, I love your collection. I am so glad I found your blog again. I lost you for a while when we lost our old computer. I recently found a card with your blog site. (From a purchase of one of those lovely tea cup candles)


Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Where to your mannequin with the gold leaves...the vintgae farbic...the millinery...the door's all so beautiful.

P.S. You had asked me about using Adobe 7 to make photos look vintage...I actually don't know how to use that program...I use only Picnik...but you can use it for free, and they have lots of great tools to make photos look old. You can find them at

Roselle said...

Oh wow!!! LOVE your vintage charm!!! I am in total awe of your vanity/dressing table. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Kirstie, I adore all of the vintage charm in your collections and your home. Oh, especially your dressing table area. I love the wonderful term you used "vintage clutter" - brilliant!

Debbie said...

Hi Kirstie, you have a very beautiful blog!
I enjoyed looking at your beautiful vintage treasures!
I love them all... specially the vintage fabric!
I too find it very "painfull" to cut it!Lol


Heidi Meyer said...

I just love all of your yummy textiles and millinery! So glad I stopped by!


Melanie said...

Hi Kirstie - I love all of your pictures, thanks for sharing, and congratulations on winning the free copy of the magazine!

Love, Melanie

debi said...

Oh, I'm just swooning here over your beautiful treasures! So much beauty....I feel like I need to go shopping now! lol
Thank you sharing!

stefanie said...

oh, i am in LOVE with everything!!!!

shabbydreaming said...

Gorgeous Post Honey..LOVE all your images!!!

tables said...

It has been my dream to have vintage things at home. I find it very beautiful.

maría cecilia said...

Such beauty... as you I so love been surrounded by beautiful treasures but yours are sooooooo lovely!!!!