Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Vintage love"









As vintage wearers we all accept that the treasure's we find will have a little wear and tear. 
A garment with the history woven into it is like carrying a piece of love around with you.
In the shops I always told customers it was "Vintage love".
Warren quite often calls me a little ragamuffin as many of my favorite vintage pieces have this "vintage love". My brown cardigan has big holes in the sleeve which I could fix, but why not just wear my heart on my sleeve and show the history.

Today we spent the day pulling out lots of damaged plants and trees after the heavy snow last week.
I was so sad as our beautiful lemon tree that was laden with fruit took a hammering. I picked what I could but the poor old thing is looking very sad. She has "snow love".
Oh well at least the sun was out today.

love v




16 comments:

  1. What a lovely sentiment. I rather like to see signs of wear and tear in old clothing, too. Makes it like living history.
    You look gorgeous in brown and that chunky vinyl bag is a dream. How sad about the lemon tree, I've never managed to grow one long enough to bear fruit. x

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  2. I love lemon trees. We have two and I was able to pick my first lot for lemonade tonight. I hope yours recovers well

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  3. I love clothes with stories to tell and lived lives, ahhhhhhhhhhh. I want yours, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Wonderful pics, dear friend
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  4. I think this "vintage love" is the hardest thing as a seller, especially selling online, so many of the little issues that clothes have just do not at all bother me but it's often hard to explain that to a customer....I personally love to keep the things that are quite tatty, giving them a last breath!

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  5. I truly agree - all my favorite powder compacts in my collection are ones that have wear and tear but that to me shows they've had a history and been loved and used!

    You have a lemon tree?! Oh my oh my am I jealous! We started trying to grow one from some pips which kinda started growing but I guess it takes years and years before they become big enough to harvest fruit. That's it though i'm totally going to start growing some over this side of the pond, even if they have to sit on our window still for years!

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  6. I love your basket of lemon drops in your photo, and maybe your tree was happy to release them onto such a beautiful blanket of snow... Like you, sometimes I think that "vintage love" should be maintained, not covered over or hidden. I have a sweater like that where mending could be applied everywhere, I but I can't do it.

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  7. Such pretty contrasting colours today here everything looks beauiful including you. I love your style your outfit today looks so cozy and warm. Love the hat and the cardigan and i agree you about vintage holding lots of love. Enjoy your fruit, dee x

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  8. So true what you wrote about "Vintage love". I'm ss sorry about what happened to yout lemon tree. It's always sad when a beloved tree has to die.
    I love your brown in brown combo as always and especially the pattern of your skirt. So pretty!

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  9. Yes, vintage love is the right term, it shows an item has been used and was maybe a previous owner's favourite, and who are we to change that?!
    You look so adorable in brown, love your beret and your bag.
    Ah, poor lemon tree. Hope she survives the cold conditions. xxxxx

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  10. Yum lemon cake, lemon curd, lemon biscuits.....I am sure you can fill your house with the wonderful smelll of something baking/cooking with the lemons. What a wonderful contrast between the colour of the fruit with your cute cardigan and dress.

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  11. I love the idea of "vintage love" some of my vintage clothes have that for sure!

    Sorry to hear about your trees - darn snow!!

    Also - do you get cuter with each blog post or what? Seriously adorable!

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  12. I too am a victim of 'vintage love', lucky to have a good seamstrass more like it! Fabulous photos as always.xx.

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  13. Much nicer name for wear and tear I'm going to say that now too! I agree with Trees you are adorable. xx

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  14. You look beautiful! I love your bag. Kisses ;)

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  15. more beautiful autumn colours and that handbag! I hope your lemon tree recovers xxx

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  16. lovely bag and dress ... i love to see how amazing you mix brown pieces. so gorgeous.

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