Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 Inspiration

     2010 arrives in just a couple of days! This year has been filled with mostly blessings for my family and me and for this I am very grateful.  Mostly, I am thankful for my wonderful husband Paul, our son Davey, our daughter Natalie, our beagle Twyla, all of my family and my delightful friends.  I wish all of you a wonderful new year filled with laughter, good health, an abundance of love and prosperity.
     I continue to fill Retro Revival orders from my website (www.RetroRevival.Biz), Etsy (, Ebay, three retailers (, and Salisbury Pharmacy in Cannan, CT), and referrals.  Since launching Retro Revival about five months ago, I’ve sold 199 retro inspired aprons, vintage fabric tote bags and stylishly chic shower caps.  I am thrilled that word continues to spread about my business!

     As the New Year approaches, I’m feeling inspired to create new items from recently found vintage pieces like these gorgeous frames.  At my wonderful friend Melanie’s suggestion, I’ll try repurposing them into blackboards and bulletin boards.
And while out at the flea markets recently, I had to pick up these antique jello molds. Hmmm, what will I do with them?

I also found a few beautiful vintage pillow cases.  I’m designing little girl’s dresses from these and think they’ll be adorable.

My mother-in-law, Lois, picked up an arm load of pretty, vintage tablecloths for me while flea’ing in Alabama so I’ll design something from them as well. So thoughful of Lois to do this for me!

I am still obsessed with vintage hankies and cannot walk by them without picking up a few!  Last year I designed and hand quilted this quilt for my friend Renee using vintage hankies on the front side and a 1950's tablecloth on the back side; here it is resting on our porch swing.

I’m itching to design something else from my stash of 100-plus hankies.

All of these pretty things are inspiring me to continue reviving the art and soul of vintage – it’s going to be a creative 2010!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That quilt is stunning! You have a great talent.