Vintage inspired

vintage quote
vintage voice

Mavis Staples via

Mavis first began performing aged eleven, when her father, Roebuck “Pops” Staples recruited his son and daughters into the gospel vocal group The Staple Singers… Their sacred songs spread messages of hope and self-empowerment, inspired by the peaceful protests of Martin Luther King, and thrived in the rise of Black Power. Since Pops’ death in 2000, Mavis has carried the Staples torch, her affecting, divine voice never faltering, always heavenly.

Vintage Style

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Exhibition: The Experiment Continues

The Experiment Continues: Design from 1945 to the Present, Alexander Girard 1907-1993

Ending soon (September 11th), FREE exhibition

vintage nanny

Image courtesy Pinterest

My grandma (nanny) used to carry her pancake makeup and AquaNet hairspray around in one of these.  The whole thing…case, makeup, hairspray, mysterious tubes and jars…completely captured my imagination.

vintage chic

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I just love vintage art, posters, typography, you name it…it’s all inspiring!

vintage sign

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This vintage sign just perfectly expressed how I felt by the end of the day yesterday.

vintage me

Circa 1988, Merrickville, Ontario

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5 Responses to Vintage inspired

  1. *gina munsey* at oaxacaborn September 1, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    I want the outfit on the cover of Bazaar! Seriously!

  2. Cate September 1, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Love the vintage you:) And that Harper’s Bazaar – so great!!

  3. simone September 1, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Great post! Love the Bazaar cover!

  4. tami September 1, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    love it all! in case you have not seen it, here is the web for the cottage house near you. they are open this weekend!!

  5. petchary September 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Mavis Staples has a simply marvelous, warm voice. Long live vintage!!

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