Sunday, December 30, 2012

top 5 of 10 VINTAGE Must-Finds ...

(see previous entry below for #6 to #10 )

With Vintage-Thrifty-Upcycling trends being a HOT theme right now it doesn’t matter whether you are talking fashion, home decorating, upcycling, crafting, collecting or more the love of a great vintage find has worked its way into every aspect of our homes and lives.
The top trending vintage hot must-finds have a varied theme but there is no doubt the current mid-century retro theme is prime treasure hunting fare. 

link to Inktiques on Etsy

1. Vintage Books - It seems the more techno-paperless we become as a society the more drawn we are to the love of a vintage book. It is as if we are clinging to some part of our history being shredded from us as the literary world finds a new way to reach readers. From leather classic first editions to ragged pulp fiction with retro images and titles long past politically correct we are madly collecting all that documents the written word. 

link to DearNellieStationery on Etsy
2.  Vintage Stationery - From vintage cards to artisanal retro stationery there is nothing like sending or receiving a real letter in the mail. Retro hot paper appeals to many a collector of quirky social statements of the day in almost tacky like phrasing, classic traditional baby announcements, tiny little bridal occasion cards, classic get well greeting and so much more. This trend is beyond scrapbooking cool ephemera and post card collecting and now great finds are displayed and framed on the home office desk regardless of the style or era.

link to typeface at Inktiques
3. Vintage Printing Press - This icon to the industrial printing era gone by is getting harder and harder to find. As technology changed the entire print media world large presses went the way of the dinosaur and the lead typeface was shipped off for scrap. Today these little gems of print history are sought after by many mixed media artisans, scrap bookers and crafters but are equally loved by nostalgic collectors, industrial lovers and writers do all kinds the world over.

link to CndnPrairieAntiques on Etsy

4. Kitschy Kitchenalia - Mid to late century retro vintage kitchenalia has never been so loved! The simplicity of a household in the 50's to late 70's brings a draw to all things the current collector grew up with. From vintage aprons and linens, Pyrex colored mixing bowls, kitschy knick-knacks, melmac madness and more the vintage lover's home is a filled with all things retro simple and well loved.

Link to LandlockedCottage on Etsy
5. Vintage Weddings   - Here comes the Vintage Bride has never been a more popular theme for that special day. Whether the theme is regal elegance of an era long passed or the simplicity of simple home tradition, a vintage wedding is a hot ticket to a perfect day. The tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue strikes a nostalgic chord at a vintage wedding. An old aunt’s dress, a borrowed veil, a family treasured bride’s string of pearls are just the start as guest are greeted with historic treats and old fashioned favourites making a vintage wedding a day to remember.

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