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Mod Cloth

Mod Cloth is a website that sells vintage and designer items. Their stock includes everything from clothes to hip retro accessories.  Not everything on the website is vintage, many items are by indie designers. Their collection is eclectic and offers something for everyone whether you want skinny jeans or a mid-century June Cleaver style dress. I chose a few of my favorite items to show you. Mod Cloth was started by one person and successfully grew into what it is today! Learn more on their website through their history and browse their collections!  http://www.modcloth.com/

 

 

Cake Stands

Fly Away Fox has some new cake stands for sale! These stands are made with vintage plates (mostly 1970s Japanese stoneware) and vintage colored goblets. These stands are great as table centerpieces and can also hold pies, cookies, and savory hors d’oeuvres! Each one is unique and one-of-a-kind. Pick one up today for only $15!

 

Embroidery

Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric with needles, thread and yarn.  I am a big fan of embroidery artwork with yarn.  Here are three vintage works that I have. These pieces have a country craft feel but still embody mid-century style.

Visit http://www.sublimestitching.com/ to learn how to embroider for yourself!

For local information about embroidery check out Louisville Embroidery at 714 E Chesnut street, The Embroider’s Guild of America at 426 W Jefferson Street, or You’re Sew Vain at 3937 Chenoweth Square

 

 

Quilt Garden

I visited the Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina while I was on vacation and viewed their Quilt Garden while I was there.  Check out my photos below and learn more about the quilt garden here.

 

Rachel Mueler

I recently viewed Rachel Mueler’s work at the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville, KY. Rachel’s work represents mythology, fantasy and emotion. The figures, though odd in appearance, appear delicate and soft in each work. Her mixing of materials (watercolor, gouache, and ink) and use of negative space is brilliant and adds depth to the paintings.  The photos included below are part of the Fuyapasa series from 2011.

The landscape and characters of the Fuyapasa embody the dynamic struggle between the self and other, both internally and externally. The Fuyapasa are monsters. They are guardians. They are heroes. http://www.rachelmeuler.com/

Photos courtesy of Rachel Meuler

Photo credits: Tripod Twinsies, Egghead Sage, Bridgebone, Tumor Toadstool, Birdcage Twinsies, Humer Bridge

New Headbands

Check out these new colorful headbands that we’ll be selling on Etsy!  All of the headbands are made with vintage and/or repurposed fabrics.  We’ve got a variety of sizes and colors to fit any style.

Home Spotlight – Jacque Parsley

Today we’re taking a peek into the home of Louisville artist Jacque Parsley and her husband Dr. Robert Solinger.  This couple lives in the Crescent Hill neighborhood in a restored barn. The architecture and layout of the house are unique which add interesting elements of design. They have an extensive art collection, in-home gallery walls, artistic furniture, a spiral staircase and more! Jacque and Robert don’t abide by the conservative rules of hanging art and matching color schemes. Their design taste is bold and exciting.  Their home is a mix of museum quality work with the fun and whimsy of a circus. It’s absolutely gorgeous! We could go on and on but the pictures will speak for themselves.

 

Summer Brewfest

Summer and beer go hand in hand. What better way to enjoy an ice cold brew than in one of these vintage beer steins? (Top beer stein has 1970s style etched woodland scene with metal lid. Bottom amber glasses have engraved American historical images such as the Liberty Bell, Mayflower, Paul Revere, etc.)

Here are some of my favorite beer places in the Louisville area – New Albanian Bank Street Brewhouse and the Louisville Beer Store,