Posts filed in Vintage Dibs and Dabs

I’m featured in Knit Now magazine!

Don’t you love the feeling when you can finally share something you’ve been keeping under your hat for a good long while?? I was interviewed for Knit Now magazine, a British knitting magazine, and the issue went on sale today! I’m their featured blogger in this issue! A full page… read more »

Reviving our Swedish modern dish

Today I want to share with you a teensy little project I did earlier this fall. But before I do, I just wanted to give my many thanks for all of the comments on my fair isle pullover. I was so, so tickled reading your comments! ♥ And I’m tossing… read more »

Weekend blogger meetup (& other recent activities)

Hello! Before I get started with documenting a little adventure I had this past weekend, I wanted to say a big, huge THANK YOU for all of the wonderful comments I received on my last post. Wow. It’s so nice knowing you’re not alone, and all of your personal stories… read more »

Carry on

If you’ve been a regular to my blog for some time, you may have noticed I’ve done very little outfit-related posts this year. I admit it, I’ve had some style ennui. Seeing as this blog revolves around style in a lot of ways (though I’ve never considered myself a “fashion… read more »

Last weekend’s vintage finds

Hello everyone! I’m glad you enjoyed my tutorial on how to make a feedsack hair bow. It’s such a quick and easy project, you better let me know if you make one! Last Sunday was our one year wedding anniversary. Our plan initially was going to involve a walk around… read more »

Coral on my mind {and my lips}

Hello everyone! I’ve been obsessed with the color coral for quite some time. I think since last spring! I got a gift certificate to Sephora for my birthday, and I decided to splurge on a lipstick I’d been wanting to try for awhile. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Rose… read more »

Haircuts and Twitter

Hello all! Today is haircut day. Why am I nervous? I think it’s because we’re (perhaps?) entering warm weather season here. That will mean lots of heat and humidity, where I live. And in most ways, I am most certainly not a wimp, but I will admit: I am a… read more »

Cabin getaway & recent finds

Thanks for all the replies and commiseration on my vintage hair funk post! It certainly sounds like it’s going around. Spring fever, perhaps. What I have now is sort of grown out of the middy-like haircut I got in November, but it’s definitely due for something. I still haven’t decided… read more »

See my wedding post on Etsy!

Hi all, I have some exciting news to share! If you check out the home page of Etsy, guess what you’ll see today? Yep, that’s our wedding! I was asked to write a post for Etsy, for their Handmade Wedding series. Now how the heck did I have time for… read more »

Vintage finds, AKA the only shopping I’ve done in months

Last weekend was the Chicagoland Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Textile Show, an overwhelmingly large show about an hour away from Chicago in Elgin. Last year I had a great haul. This year I was a bit more restrained, even though this show, more than any others, often has the largest… read more »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a warm and merry Christmas. Thank you all for the joy you bring to my life. Many happy returns to you and yours!

Jitterbuggin 30% off sale through Sunday

Hi everyone! I have continued the trend of being head-spinningly busy lately! I was hoping to get not one but two Vintage Knitting College posts written up this week, and have come up with a big, fat zero! We’re off to visit my mom and step-dad outside Washington, D.C. next… read more »

Randolph Street Market Editor’s Choice for Charity

This weekend I was honored to participate in an event that was not only fun, but for a worthy cause! I was asked to be a part of the Randolph Street Market Editor’s & Designer’s Choice for Charity. Randolph Street Market is a big vintage and antique market that takes… read more »

The Vintage Bazaar

Yesterday was the Vintage Bazaar in Logan Square. It’s what they call a pop-up flea market and has been held in different locations. It’s an event that I somehow didn’t know about until May, and we were unable to attend the last one. So this was our first time. It… read more »

Trying a slightly different vintage hairstyle

I’ve been so busy! We’ve been running around and trying to accomplish pre-vacation things, because on Thursday we’re leaving for one of our favorite places, New Mexico. We’ll spend a few days with my family and then head to a cabin in the mountains near Taos. Point being I haven’t… read more »

Late summer entertaining

Thursday evening we entertained two of our close friends. I took some photos as I prepped, enjoying all the colors and patterns and the summery foods. Don’t get me wrong, normally our coffee table looks like this. Magazines, remote controls, knitting needles and yes, a calculator I’ve had since grade… read more »

Volo antiquing

Our original plan for Saturday was to take a day trip to a state park or forest preserve since we’ve been itching to get into nature. With the wedding, work and the general obscenely hot temperatures, we haven’t been able to go camping or hiking almost all summer. But we… read more »

Our wedding day

I finally had a chance to sit down and write up my Big Wedding Post! Before I get started, let me say that most of the photos in this post are from our photographer, Kimmy Noonen. The few non-watermarked photos were taken by my mom and step-dad. Kimmy was a… read more »

The honeymoon

Thanks everyone so much for all the kind comments on our wedding! I admit, I’m still catching up with life. I promise I’ll have wedding photos to show soon, but I’m waiting until we get our photos back and then I’ll share all of our stories as well. In the… read more »

We’re hitched

I’ll have more to share once I steal more photos from my mom, we get our photos back from our photographer, and I download the honeymoon photos. But for now: everything was great!