August 18, 2010

Kick your feet up and stay a while...

The best place to start is at the very beginning, right? is my little story from the beginning:

One of the benefits and downfalls of getting to be married to a man in uniform is the inevitability that we would move. I worked in career that required a state license that did not transfer laterally to other states. {I was a police detective...when you move to a new state, you basically go back to being the lowest man on the totem pole-bad shifts, uniform and all...} I had such plans for how fulfilling being "just a mom" would be. And as much as I thorougly enjoy being able to take a nap if I wish and no longer being on-call to tragedy everyday, I quickly learned that I do not handle a perceived lack of identity well. Thus, I began to experiment with expanding my hobby list and quickly fell more in in love with sewing. In November of last year, I started Camp Cupcake Designs on Etsy and had moderate success for the amount of time I put into it. I truly love crafting, being part of the handmade community and love the business end of the process.

Since the beginning of the process, I felt pulled into the vintage side of Etsy more than the craft side. I have always been an avid collector of old stuff {before I ever heard of mid-century modern or found Pyrex Love on flickr...} and have dreamed since last fall of transitioning my Etsy business into a vintage store. Now that summer is coming to an end, I am actively working toward stocking the store and building this site into what I dream it can be.

{um...a side note would be that I would love for my site/blog to be set up on Wordpress, but I am endlessly a cheapskate and don't wanna pay for web hostin'...any thoughts on achieving keeping my domain name pointed to my site, would be much appreciated!}
I hope you'll join me on this ride...I will be doing the Twitter thing over here and would love for your to follow me on this journey!

August 17, 2010

{Free Printables} Vintage re-do posters

Need a little kick in the rear in your life? These free printables feature some of my favorite things: Daisy Janie design, a little vintage Rosie, and sarcasm!

{photo credit: Daisy Janie}

Find the printables here...Enjoy!

August 16, 2010

beauty in the details

My family and I went to town to check out a new auction house to check out both new and old stuff to bring was hot and we knew that we would be trying to wrangle an almost three year old in a room full of people. I chose to wear this light cotton vintage shirt...and it amazes me how the little details can be so fresh in something that is technically old.

I wonder whose hands buttons these in their past life...

The perfect green, lemon yellow and beautiful blues...lovely...

While lace is not something that is usually me, but on a shirt that seems to be just a normal shirt, it makes a sweet addition to the collar.

And, surely, I am not the only one that is in love with vintage clothing labels!
{I wish all my clothes were "Perma-Prest"...that would make life much easier!}
As I am entering the amzing world of vintage sellers, I am blown away by the diversity, knowledge and style of all those I meet. The beauty of us all is truly in our details.

August 14, 2010

Introducing June {Vintage}

I am happy to announce that after a year of wanting to open a vintage homegoods store, I am slowly making it a reality. Camp Cupcake Designs will be on the back burner {um, it kinda already was!} while I work to set up shop. All my Twitter friends, join me on Tumblr and on Twitter and keep tuned for all updates.

June Vintage, named for the month of weddings {including my own!} and June Carter Cash {half of one of my favorite musical couples}, seeks to be a source of fun vintage goods and supplies to help you enjoy your modern home.