Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Out with the New, In with the Old

Yes, you read that correctly.  I'm starting 2012 with a fresh perspective on design.  Although there is always a place for new treasures that will eventually become heirlooms, I'm going to seek out more of the old.  Vintage finds are unique, time-worn, loved and carry a history with them that is irreplaceable. 

Time flies...
 
...and lands softly in our memories:

Each vintage find is layered with stories to tell...

...yet we can create a new story for it in our world:


(love this vintage wallpaper!)

I'm looking forward to following new (old) paths in creativity and sharing it all with you in 2012. 
Happy White Wednesday my friends!  Don't forget I'm having a 25% off sale in my Etsy shop!

21 comments:

Victoria said...

I love the title of your post! It's so true though, some things become more beautiful with age. I'm totally obsessed with vintage books right now...forget Kindle's and Nooks!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I agree--old better than new anyday. Love those blue plates!

lynn said...

love the bitty clock faces and your beautiful plates:)

awal.ny said...

I look forward to seeing your new/old.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful patina and age can't be beat. Looking forward to seeing your new path.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautifully written, Susan. I love your love of old, time worn pieces. They make us feel connected to the past and a more simple time!!

Hope you are enjoying the start of the New Year!

XO,
Jane

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i am so with you on this my "Picker Sistah!" safe travels! see you soon! ;)

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I pass by new every time as I much prefer old. I look forward to seeing your new "old" finds this year. Enjoy the hunt! And Happy New Year too. Your photos are lovely.
Lynn

Sandi said...

I so love old much better than new!! Although I do buy a few new items once in awhile...old just has my heart forever!!
Blessings~

Donna said...

I totally agree, Susan! Nothing like vintage treasures to bring beauty and joy to our daily lives! I am drooling over your glittered trophies, did you create them yourself? Nothing like the new year to ring in a fresh new (old!) start!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Such a pretty post! Will be fun to see what vintage you bring to mix into your home! I love those dishes! I have a mixture of dinner plates we use for an over flow when we need extra when entertaining...funny that its easier to use my vintage finds than my china I received as wedding presents! Ha
Hope you are having a fabulous start to the new years...xoxo, tracie

Faded Charm said...

I love your motto...Good luck with all your treasure hunting:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

A Cottage Muse said...

Hoping you'll do some pickin' at the shop!!
Can't wait to see what you rescue!

Lorraine said...

Soooo pretty, love the silver trophy with timepiece. Love the look of your blog, vintagey but fresh :)

Rachel said...

Hello dear! Marvelous inspirations as always! Love your creations and your sweet style! I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year full of lovely blessings and so much love! Kisses, Rachel :)))

Pamela said...

Lovely post Susan! I love old things too!!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Happy New Year Susan! I can't wait to see what your search for old will bring us!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great photos, I'm so with you on this ,in with the old, its getting so hard to find anymore though. Hugs Lynn

thistlewoodfarm said...

Glitter trophies. Really. I think I am in love. Does it get better than that? BTW....I would love it if you stopped by my blog today! We are hosting a 2012 "Impossibility" challenge.

Vintage Home said...

Great motto to live by! Vintage is my hearts desire & my businesses name!
Your blog is beautiful...inspiring!

Cape Cod Washashore said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Happy 2012! I'm vintage-treasure-seeking this year, too! ;)

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