Friday, July 29, 2011

Vintage Style...

Vintage French Rabbit Pillow
Enter to win this sweet french-inspired "Le Lapin" pillow. 
Just drop me a comment to enter. 
Drawing will be on August 5th using  Good Luck!!  :)

Have you noticed that "Vintage" seems to be everywhere these days?  There is a lot of focus on vintage clothing, vintage posters, records, vintage cars, vintage home decor and vintage jewelry.  While writing product descriptions, I often use the phrase "vintage-inspired" (some of the design elements are inspired by another era yet the fabrics and trims are new).  As time passes, though, I've somehow dropped the "inspired" qualifier and gone straight to vintage.  Oooopps.

So...I've been thinking about our love of all things VINTAGE.  It appears that over the past few decades this term has become know as a STYLE type (like Cottage Style, Art Deco Style, Contemporary Style).  Remember when it wasn't so popular?  In the 80's movie, "Pretty In Pink", Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts worked in a used record store and wore "interesting and creative" second hand ensembles while those around them were predictably preppy.   And who could forget Ducky and his crazy worn white shoes and hat?!?  Vintage Rogue Style, maybe?

My best guess as to our current love and fascination with all things vintage is that we are looking for comfort from a less complicated, simpler time.  My wire fruit basket with chipped aqua paint and a metal bird on top always brings a smile to my face.  What's your favorite vintage possession?


The Vintage Rabbit said...

Just came across your blog!!! What a wonderful giveaway you have!!! LovE The "Vintage RAbbit"

Have a wonderful Weekend!!

JOy aka
The Vintage Rabbit

Fabulously french said...

Thanks for leaving the comment as it meant that I found your blog. Such a gorgeous giveaway- I have everything crossed :-)

Bon week-end a toi,


Anonymous said...

Nice pillow! I would even buy a couple if I don't win.

Pamela said...

I just adore this pillow! Please enter me!