Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vintage Japanese

Ms. Vintage has fallen in love with vintage indigo-dyed cotton textiles; the peasant cloth of rural Japan.

 Ms. Vintage is making
 cuffs out of
a vintage Japanese indigo-dyed sampler that her friend Leonard gave her years and years ago.

Ms. Vintage uses up to four different patterns on each cuff, and edges them with embroidery thread.

Etsy is a great source of these vintage textiles…

There is something so appealing and summery about the deep blue colors, the mixing of patterns, and the soft cotton itself. Oh, and thank you Leonard for the sampler!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stone Barns Center
for Food and Agriculture

Ms. Vintage took a Spring field trip today to visit the Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills, New York.

The center includes a large working farm where you can explore fields and walk pastures, a farm market, an education center, a cafe and a very fine restaurant. It also has a wonderful farm store (where Ms. Vintage is lucky to be selling her grain sack pillows)! 

It is simply gorgeous. Each week they have different seasonal activities for families...Ms. Vintage spied a classroom of little cooks and gardeners taking a Spring break class today.

Our First Lady held a farm-to-table
event here two years ago.

 There are classes on everything from sheep shearing to how to make herbal supplements.

Ms. Vintage can't wait to return!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

Lisa Miller's Cottage Antiques has a quaint and unique new home on Spring Street in South Salem, New York, right next to the Horse and Hound Restaurant. Ms. Vintage was lucky to
have been at her opening!

Lisa combines antique furniture, with modern and vintage home goods, jewelry, leather bags, Easter decorations, games and decor books. Ms. Vintage loves how she combines fresh hyacinth and green grass into her shop vignettes.

Lisa's business includes estate and moving
sales which she organizes and runs with great success. Come visit Lisa's new shop on Spring Street to get a fresh dose of SPRING (and check out my pillows and jewelry there until the end of March).

Congratulations Lisa!!!!

Friday, February 14, 2014


What's in this little box?

Powerful pencils!

At the Art Show Bedford I met the two young female entrepreneurs who formed a company much like Toms footwear company.  For every box of pencils you purchase, one box is donated to an impoverished young student. Go here:
Ms. Vintage is enjoying her pencils as the snow is blowing sideways!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Horse and Hound
I'd like to share some of my new
cuffs featuring dogs and horses... ultrasuede, velvet,
...a terrier on vintage steel beads
and grey ultrasuede....and speaking of
terriers,'s my terrier Mo.

More equestrian cuffs in velvet...

in denim...

and in plaid ribbon. More soon
from my studio as we await dipping
temperatures in the east!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Art Show: Bedford

Ms. Vintage is all aflutter to be included again in this wonderful show, the proceeds of which go to local charities. She cannot wait to see the art, and the hard-working volunteers from St Matthew's! If you are in the area, come enjoy the art show!