i. klee

today i have to share these images with you by photographer and stylist i. klee -- her work is magnetic and inspiring....


5gardenias autumn

i've decided to add a small line of jewelry to my vintage shop--it all started after i was rifling through my drawers searching for something specific and in the process re- discovered so many fun and wonderful findings, stampings, beads, etc.. that  i've had stashed away for years. so i'm using the vintage and antique goodies and creating pieces for the impossibly old fashioned modern girl. these pieces will be popping up in 5gardenias vintage during the course of the week, and on an ongoing basis. the three leaves necklace and autumn leaf earrings are already listed.
best wishes and happy wednesday to you!


mid august vintage finds

finally a chance to post. i have to admit i've been trying to take it a little bit more slowly this summer, wanting and needing to enjoy the outdoors and escape from the house and yes ..the computer!
as the summer's end draws closer i'm feeling the light chill in the air-- loving the cooler mornings and evenings, watching the garden change, with blooms coming and going.. and now i'm anticipating the warmth of autumn's textures and light. one of my favorite tones of the season is sepia-- always making me feel nostalgic and comforted, and reminding me of the turning of leaves and stems from green to brown, and of the light that falls through windows at dusk ... so here are some antique finds that speak of that sense of change, of objects softly weathered and mellowed with age... top left to right:   
antique chinese tasselsantique villeroy and boch wash basin  , vintage rustic copper pouring pot , antique dressing table tray/plateau,

best wishes-- i hope you enjoy a wonderful week ahead!