Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Warm & Bright for Fall!

Loving this vintage green spool bed (the patina is AMAZING) paired with deep purples and turquoise for fall.  Hand sewn pillows flank the bed, along with a bright vintage mirror & chandelier. 'Life is Beauty Full' sign on salvaged wood complete our new bedroom scene.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vintage Vanity!


I'm in love with this new color that I mixed... looks great on this new vanity for Jackie!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Congratulations, Kaleena & Torrey!


One of our FAVORITE customers got married this past Saturday!   Congratulations, Kaleena & Torrey!  Modern Vintage is so proud to have played a part in your special day :0)  We wish you all the best! xoxo


Kaleena has great taste to say the least.  She wanted an invitation that had a romantic and vintage feel.   She knew she wanted to use a kraft brown buttonhole envelope and a swirly font on the address labels.   Together, we came up with a very sweet design... one of my favorite invitation designs by far!   I love her color palette and the choice of fonts.


Kaleena & Torrey wanted to create signage for their reception.   Torrey discovered a cool technique online using vinegar and steel wool to create a natural stain that makes wood look like barn wood/drift wood.   He cut and stained the pieces himself and then handed them off to Kristen.  She did an awesome job painting the text on the signs.   The Mr. & Mrs. are so cute!

If you know Kaleena, you know how much she loves bullies!   She had me create a doggie bag design that pictured her bulldog, George.   

And another sign pictured during setup.   We can't wait to see your pictures!  Congratulations again, Kaleena & Torrey and thank you for letting us be part of your day!



Friday, September 7, 2012

Two Loves: Brimfield & Instagram

I've blogged about the beloved Brimfield before so I won't bore you. I just got back and it's a fairly long ride. So, while driving, I got to thinking. As a former waitress and present collector & seller of all things vintage, I feel as though two things should be experienced in life: working in a restaurant and the Brimfield Antique Show. The two are not related in any way but both have served me in different ways. I won't go into the restaurant business (I got out for a reason) but I will share a little I've learned over the two short years I've been in the antique/vintage world. In all honesty, Brimfield isn't the greatest place for deals. But, for me, being among thousands of people who have a similar passion, is so exciting. To see years and years of collections and truly labors of love, is humbling to say the least.

Two things I've learned at Brimfield (and in the antique world), which I've shared with my friend Jen, who is going tomorrow for the first time:


1. Never, ever pay full price. These people expect to haggle, they live to negotiate. And although it's one thing that's turned me away from the business, I've learned to be a pretty good wheeler and dealer. I've also learned though, an offered price too low can affend dealers, so be careful.  

2. Don't act like you love the piece you're negotiating. I've found pieces that I would of paid double for... and they knew it because I acted like I HAD TO HAVE IT; they knew I'd pay top dollar. Pretending to walk away is always a good move. 

I only took a dozen or so pictures, I don't think vendors love people taking photographs. My new obsession happens to be Instagram, so below are a few I took yesterday and today. 

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

-Kristen



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Strangers

We'll admit it; we're not the best bloggers! It's been tough keeping up with our blog, website, all of our social media, and our shop of course! We promise to be better and to post more pictures! 

We do post almost every day on Facebook... so check our page out!

Here are a few pictures of our latest projects.

Recycling at it's best: Cara takes her scraps of fabric and makes headbands!


Super cute print for baby Lila's nursery




A slate gray buffet graces our shop's center

 

Thanks for checking out our blog!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Talk of the Town!



The last two months have truly been an incredible blur, full of fun, stress, meeting new people, early mornings & late nights... We've been so lucky to have met many great new people along the way and we love the sense of community that we're feeling in our hometown of Sandwich.  A couple weeks back, we participated in 'Sandwich Fest,' a street fair located in downtown Sandwich.  Our 1940's photographs that we turned into fabric prints & pillows were a huge hit! Everyone loved them and we loved sharing the stories behind them... At the fest, we met the Govoni Family, who happens to own the Town Neck Company. They loved our prints as well and happened to write about us.  Check out the article and their website. Thanks guys!

The Town Neck Company Newsletter


This is one of the photographs that everyone (including us) loves! This is Bunny DiPietro carrying two stripers, on Sandy Neck Beach in the 1940's. We've heard many great stories about him since we've been lucky enough to have this in our shop and the constant story is how kind and generous he was. This has got to be true because after meeting and talking with many of his family members, I can see what a special and loving family they are. 

Many, many thanks to Mary Beth, Auntie Fran and their families. We feel very fortunate to be able to share a part of Sandwich history with everyone who walks through our doors! 




Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Projects This Week!


Before and After, Claire's dresser in Yellow

How cute are these new side tables?

We've been working like crazy this week getting ready for Sandwich Fest on Saturday... come visit us, we'll be next to the Belfry Inn & Bistro! It's going to be a beautiful day, we're so excited!