Musings of a Woman Exploring the Vintage Magic in our Lives

December 31, 2010

We've Come A Long Way Baby!

Having a vintage store of some kind was always a dream of mine. I always love to travel the highways and byways of the county I live in searching for some interesting antique or collectible. The most fun places to visit were those who had their shop in their home with a fat cat or two lazing on the porch. Many years later,I can't believe we actually have not only a successful online store The Witchery Vintage but also a boutique in my very own home. I must say that I wouldn't have been able to do this without some very special people. Their hard work and patience with me :) has been amazing. Thank you to Lindsay and Megan, my beautiful daughters who work hard both in front of the camera as my beautiful models but also behind the camera photographing me and creating amazing videos for the shop. Also a big thank you goes out to my Mom who can magically get out any stain and can mend or repair anything. Lastly, thank you to my special man, Dean who encouraged me to pursue my dream and is not a bad electrician, mover etc... I love you!
Enjoy this video of the evolution of the Witchery Vintage, a gift from my daughters for Christmas!

December 28, 2010

A Desire to Return to the Past

The art of blogging is a past time that has yet to be. I still yearn for the days of letter writing when people picked up a paper, pen in hand and wrote. I still remember my mother hanging the dozens of Christmas cards we would receive each Christmas. Strung across the livingroom wall, cards with carefully handwritten notes adorned our livingroom.

With Facebook, texting, etc. we are losing this art. I hope it comes back even as a vintage thing. This brings me to the second aspect of the past I would like to see return: Women wearing hats. Nothing completes an outfit more than a hat! When you wear a hat, people greet you with a smile and comment. When I wear hats, strangers come up to me out the blue and say "Nice hat" or just stare in a friendly fashion. Perhaps when I wear heels, I'm about 6"2 but I really believe it is the hat that is the 'ambassador' of friendliness.

Solanah of Vixen Vintage redefines the art of wearing hats among younger women who embrace the vintage lifestyle. She is absolutely gorgeous. Read more about Solanah and her fab hat collection.

This Christmas I was determined to dress in vintage from head to toe and to do my best to represent and bring about a return to the lost art of "The Hat".

Hat and Accessories~The Witchery Vintage
Leopard Coat~Connie's Closet Peetc01

Some of my favourite hats from my collection that alas I am parting with~