Get It From Home, For Free

my dad's record player

my dad's record player

“Oh! Don’t throw that out! I’ll take it”

This is my favorite thing to say to friends and family when they are thinking of throwing out cool old stuff. This is the record player that I got from my dad. Everyone has upgraded to CD players and MP3 players, so if you’re lucky, you might be able to get a cool old media player from your childhood home for free…

Something to think about as you go home for the holidays. Your best gift may be the something that you rescue from the trash.

To see some of my vintage treasure, check out my etsy shop at www.awebbcreate.etsy.com. We have a great collection of cool New England vintage treasure. Also check out our sister storewww.sexysecretary.etsy.com. take care!

A Collection of Collections

a collection of collections

a collection of collections

Yeah, I have a lot of stuff. I am a truly a ‘stuff-person.’ Im not a ‘pack-rat,’ at least that’s what I tell my self. I am a collector.

Here is a collection of some of my collections. In this picture you can see my vintage resistor collection (in the large metal box), my vintage record collection, and some of my vintage recipes (in the frame).

Fun.

To see some of my vintage treasure, check out my etsy shop at www.awebbcreate.etsy.com. We have a great collection of cool New England vintage treasure. Also check out our sister storewww.sexysecretary.etsy.com. take care!

Baby Vintage Collection

collection of baby vintage collections

collection of baby vintage collections

It’s even more fun to collect stuff for other people. Here is a sample of my collection for our kid…

vintage books on shelves…

old school dolls above (behind humidifier)…

vintage clothes in baskets….

vintage frames on the side…

What do you collect for other people?

To see some of my vintage treasure, check out my etsy shop at www.awebbcreate.etsy.com. We have a great collection of cool New England vintage treasure. Also check out our sister storewww.sexysecretary.etsy.com. take care!

Vintage Collections: Dresses

my vintage dress collection

my vintage dress collection

These are a few of my favorite things…..

Vintage dresses! I love them, they are super cool. When I wear them, I feel womanly, and feminine. I feel special and unique. In my collection, I focus on color, fun, ease of use and wear, and comfort.

And when I wear them, I feel pretty, oh so pretty…..

Do you have a special vintage collection?

To see some of my vintage treasure, check out my etsy shop at www.awebbcreate.etsy.com. We have a great collection of cool New England vintage treasure. Also check out our sister storewww.sexysecretary.etsy.com. take care!

Vintage Collections: Cutesy Plates

date night, goodies on fantastic vintage plates

date night, goodies on fantastic vintage plates

This week, I am thinking about how to collect and integrate vintage pieces into your everyday life. One fun way that I do this is to use cutesy vintage plates on my weekly date nights.

We have a little kid, and it’s hard to leave the house like we used to on our date nights. So instead we tuck him in, and get out the special vintage plates. We cut up cheese, fruit and other goodies, and enjoy them in interesting vintage dishes and glasses.

It may not be the same as going out to the movies, but it’s just as special.

To see some of my vintage treasure, check out my etsy shop at www.awebbcreate.etsy.com. We have a great collection of cool New England vintage treasure. Also check out our sister storewww.sexysecretary.etsy.com. take care!

The (Vintage) Road Less Traveled

is vintage only the way to go?

is vintage-only the way to go?

I am flirting with the idea of only purchasing vintage clothes from here on out. No new clothes. (With the special exception of underwear.)

I am not sure if  this is cool, or extreme. I just feel like an American that consumes way too much. I need to reduce in some way. Maybe this will be my new years resolution for 2011…

What do you think?

To see some of my vintage treasure, check out my etsy shop at www.awebbcreate.etsy.com. We have a great collection of cool New England vintage treasure. Also check out our sister storewww.sexysecretary.etsy.com. take care!

Records, Records

retro records are worth the dig

retro records are worth the dig

In many thrift stores, you will find a media section. This is my favorite place to discover new music.

Collecting records is fun not only because of the music, but also because of the album art. In our next apartment, I’ll probably frame some and hang them on the wall.

What type of vintage media do you collect?

To see some of my vintage treasure, check out my etsy shop at www.awebbcreate.etsy.com. We have a great collection of cool New England vintage treasure. Also check out our sister storewww.sexysecretary.etsy.com. take care!