A Journey to the Past – The Adirondacks – Part 1

The Natural Basket Shop - Store front

My family and I took a soul filled trip this summer to the Adirondacks which I will be sharing in a future post. But I just had to share what we stumbled upon along the way! In the rural and beautiful town of Natural Bridge, NY on Route 3, there is a wonderful shop called The Natural Basket Shop. Now, Continue Reading →

Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

The leaves have begun to change color, and my thoughts have started to turn towards holiday hosting. As a vintage lover, I can’t think of a better evening than sitting around a table decorated with rustic accents, serving a home cooked meal to our friends and neighbors, while Frank Sinatra croons from the record player. I’ve found a number of Continue Reading →

Vintage Decor: Trust Children to Design

It’s easy, even in the most flexible of homes, to be traditional when it comes to children touching things. We all know how easy it is for children to bump, stumble and have an oops. When one-of-a-kind artist crafted and vintage items are involved, the stakes are even higher. While I felt the normal amount of trepidation concerning this, I Continue Reading →

Not (Only) Heroes Wear Capes

Antique Victorian Velvet Cape

As the weather turns chill and those autumn winds start to blow, many of us are pulling the coats and mittens out of the closet. If you’re like me, you may be disappointed to find that your trusty pea coat has seen better days. While shopping for a replacement I was frustrated with the lack of stylish modern jackets. Of Continue Reading →