Friday, January 17, 2014

Old Fashioned Charm of Decorative Vintage Crafts....

I was reading Mary's blog, , on how to do Tunisian crochet, which is one of the best examples of photos and directions on 'how to' that I have ever seen! Mary is a dedicated crafter and blogger, and fellow Etsian. I sell on also, but I'm one of the 'vintage' people. LOL I used to crochet, knit, sew drapes, costumes, etc., upholster furniture...antique and otherwise, refinish furniture, and other things. It seems that over the years, my passion for the search of vintage and antiques has won out over other interests. I do want to get back into the craft side of things, especially combining my interest of vintage with crafts. One example is a vintage 1930's photo frame that I decorated with vintage costume jewelry. I would like to do more with vintage to give it a new life, and repurpose it. Wouldn't this be an excellent gift for someone special?

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry 1930s Picture Photo Frame Brooches Earrings Robert Taylor
The 'vintage' person, and 'crafter', can be 'one in the same', can't they....

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Old Fashioned Charm Of A Scottish Plaid Blanket

Vintage Scottish Plaid Woolcraft Robe Blanket

The old fashioned charm of a Scottish plaid the 1950's a plaid blanket could be seen quite often, on a couch as a throw when you felt a chill, at the end of a bed for a naptime cover up, in the family car to use during the drive-in movie, or as ground cover for a picnic! A plaid blanket, with it's homey, warm cuddly feel, is making a come back today. It fits in with many types of decor, including the modern look. There are new ones being made, but nothing can compare to the original 1950's blankets, which can still be found today! A vintage blanket has alot of 'life' in it yet!
Above is a plaid blanket made in the U.S.A., and below is one from Scotland! I think they have equal appeal, and color tones to please!

Vintage Scottish Wool Plaid Blanket James Pringle

Friday, February 24, 2012

Give Your Bedroom That Old Fashioned Charm!

Vintage 1930s Depression Era Pink Satin Glass Boudoir Lamp Romantic

Give your bedroom a warm and cozy look, by adding a few vintage accessories! You will find, that most of the time, buying vintage is more economical than buying new. Plus you will enjoy the warm ambiance of vintage and antiques!
A satin glass boudoir lamp, for your vanity or bedside table, will be very useful too! While an Victorian ladies glove box will hold your little treasures....

Antique Victorian Ladies Glove Box

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Old Fashioned Charm Of The Tea Party Can Be Found On Your Table!

Vintage Roses Ohata China Footed Teacup and Saucer Occupied Japan

Old Fashioned Charm appreciates tea parties...whether they be formal, or informal...a group tea party, or a tea party of one!
In today's bustling world, we often do not take the time for ourselves, or our 'sisters', whether they be friend, or family! It seems we are all going at such a fast pace, and we need to slow down! With computer email, social sites, and phone texting, it seems that we are frequently sharing our lives with a piece of technology, and not a person!
Years ago, I often met with my relatives, or friends, for a cup of coffee, or tea, and a chat! I finally made the time and visited a friend, not for an arranged outing as we often do, but to just sit and chat!
When you are on your own...make sure you take time for yourself, if just for a cup of tea and a biscuit!

Vintage Schumann Dresden Flowers Empress Demitasse Teacup and Saucer

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Old Fashioned has a Facebook Fan Page Where You Can List Your Vintage! cordially invites you to post antique / vintage! 2 items daily from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, to the 1960's! Come peruse the shops!
Old Fashioned facebook fan page
I have just started a facebook page where everyone can list their antiques / vintage!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Old Fashioned Charm With The Vintage List Holiday Gift Guides Gifts For Cooks!

The latest in 's Holiday Gift Guides, is Gifts For Cooks! I am happy to be a part of this! For vintage and antique gifts with 'old fashioned charm' for that special relative, friend, or coworker, visit for these gift items!

Antique 1800s Victorian Pink Fish Salt and Pepper Shakers Cased Glass at OldFashionedCharm!

Vintage 1950s Chase and Sanborn Coffee Can 1lb Tin at OldFashionedCharm!

Thank you Mitzi for featuring these items in your Holiday Gift Guide! :O)
Please visit The Vintage List Holiday Gift Guide for Gifts For Cooks!

Gifts For Cooks - The Vintage List Holiday Gift Guide

Old Fashioned Charm Has Gifts For Her!

I'm very happy to be a part of 's Holiday Gift Guides! The first one was Gifts For Her. There are many great ideas for gifts for that special friend, loved one, or gift exchange, with vintage or antiques, that have 'old fashioned charm'! Visit for these gift items!

Antique Edwardian Reticule Beaded Drawstring Flapper Evening Purse at OldFashionedCharm!

Vintage Ladies 1950's Black Velvet Feather Beaded Profile Hat at OldFashionedCharm!

Thank you Mitzi for featuring these items in your Holiday Gift Guide! :O)
Please visit The Vintage List Holiday Gift Guide for Gifts For Her!

Gifts For Her - The Vintage List Holiday Gift Guide