Friday, February 24, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!!! :)


It has been a busy week, I like busy!!  I finished up a custom order for one of Colt & Katsie's favorite music teachers ever!! Those two rosette hairbands below are for her girls, and she has one to match. I have been working on dresses and skirts, and hairbands/clips busy getting inventory built up for our first market of the year.

It seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that I want but I have a detailed list, (I'm SO a list girl) of all that I need to get done before the market.  So I'm confident that I'll get done what needs to be done  White Rock Local Market, we LOVE you!! I love the feeling of community that we have when we're there. I hope my local friends will come out and see us, March 10th at the Green Spot!!  And not long after that we'll be at The Dallas Flea at the Southside on Lamar, we love the Dallas Flea, I love the hustle and bustle event though by the end of the day, my feet are killing me!! :)  Being too busy is never something to complain about!

Speaking of busy!!  Tomorrow promises to be a whirlwind!!  Tennis, Basketball, oh, and did you hear, The Shine Project is in Dallas, hello!! :) 

Have a wonderful weekend loves...


Friday, February 17, 2012

Broken Hearts. . .

I've been absent all week, I know.  Last Friday my sweet Uncle Mikey passed away after a short, but courageous battle with Esophageal Cancer.  We were told just a couple of days before Christmas that he had cancer, and just a week or two later that he would only have 2 months to live. So he lived for 6 weeks. You would have to know Mikey, to know his sweet, innocent spirit to ever fully understand the depth of sorrow we had knowing that each day that passed brought us closer to the end of his life here.  My Dad died of an aortic aneurysm when I was 14, it was instant, and we were devastated, this was different.  It felt like life was in fast forward, the days go by so quickly, life is so busy, and 6 weeks had transpired before we knew it.  As the days were passing by we prayed, every single day, that there would be no suffering, and in the end, I believe that prayer was answered.  But I'm only human, and my heartaches, and I want more time.  I tried to explain to my children that it wasn't wrong for us to wish Mikey had stayed longer, that it was human nature to be filled with tears when someone close to us, someone who loved us so deeply and we loved just as deeply in return leaves us too soon. I will be forever thankful for the blessing of little suffering, that he didn't linger, but I will selifshly wish he had stayed a little longer. 

Tomorrow is Mikey's funeral, pray for our family as I know it's going to be a difficult day. We do indeed have broken hearts. 

In lighter news, I received confirmation this week that we'll be at the White Rock Local Market on Saturday, March 10th for our first local market of the year. I'm very much looking forward to that!!  I'll be busy getting items sewn, lots of dresses, aprons, and totes are cut and ready to be sewn. If there's anything special you'd like to to be available, please let me know.  And we're SOOOO close to 100 likes on Facebook,  so keep sharing with your friends and  know that I appreciate every single one of you for your support. 

Have a beautiful weekend~

Thursday, February 9, 2012

How I became a lover of all things VINTAGE!!!!

(Images:  1, 2, & 3-my wedding bouquet)

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles." ~Audrey Hepburn 

I was thinking these past few days about how I became the Vintage Loving Momma. I can distinctly remember my first encounter with vintage clothes, it was sometime around 1990, I had been at my grandparents house during Winter Break.  I was going with some family to the Dallas Mavericks game and we stopped to pick up my uncle.  There I met a woman who did Vintage Fashion Shows, there were clothes, circa 1900-1920 and I was in LOVE!!  She agreed to bring some things over the next day and let me try them on, she did, and we took lots of photos. (I'll spare you the pics, it was the 90's, I was barely 13, I grew up in Dallas, I had an affinity for big bangs and aqua net, not a good combo!!)  I remember thinking these clothes were so so beautiful, that the detail was unbelievable and I couldn't believe that they were in such immaculate condition.  I "modeled" (for lack of a better term) in several Vintage Fashion Shows that were part of our local Historical Society Spring Style Shows over the next few years.  I have always had a love for frilly, girly, beautiful things, and I've been intrigued by vintage/antique things.  Homes, housewares, clothes, jewelry, everything. I love Hollywood Glamour, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, beautiful women who's beauty has proven to be timeless.  I can thank my Momma for that!! :)  Part of it is just who I am, and I'm sure it's equally thanks to being exposed to these things growing up.  The 3rd picture in the collage is my wedding bouquet, it's not the best picture but the one I could find this morning!!  Those are knobs from Anthropologie, it is so beautiful, and so me.  I have it in a vase in our hutch where it will remain safe until someday my sweet girl can use it for her wedding, should she chose. My love for all things vintage spills over into my wardrobe, into decorating our home, and especially into my booth at EVERY market!!  I have old Samsonite Suitcases I picked up at Indie Genius (a local shop I LOVE!!) antique frames, some from Jefferson and some from local shops, old drawers and milk glass.  I just love the way these things feel, the mood they create.  I love mixing the old with the new and creating a space where I feel comfortable and beautiful and people are drawn in.  

Sooooo, this past week I've been cutting, cutting and cutting some more.  Dresses, aprons, totes, skirts, and working on tons of rosettes and flowers getting things all ready for assembly of a ton of hair accessories.  There are days when I try to work without a "list", that doesn't work for me, I need some kind of goals in front of me to stay focused.  I have so many ideas right now and I can't possibly focus all that creative energy without some structure.   I found this amazing Blog Planner that is going to help keep me organized and focus!!  So thankful to her for sharing!!  Remember, through the end of February, Vintage Loving Momma is having a sale!! 20% off your entire purchase in my etsy shop when you use LOVE20 at checkout.  So stop by and pick up something pretty at a great price!! 

Like Audrey says, "happy girls are the prettiest girls"  so smile, it makes you beautiful!!