About Written By: Sophisticated Vintage

Incurable collector, vintage enthusiast and purveyor, Marilyn of Sophisticated Vintage loves found objects, modern, folk art, organic decor and the unexpected. Her love of collecting and vintage was born with the first twig she picked up, and she haven't stopped looking for treasures since. Helping people live with vintage in their daily lives has been her passion for the past 30 years.

Weddings Through the Centuries

Mid Century Glam Wedding Ideas

Whether you’re going for Traditional, Mid Century Glam or Boho, there’s vintage in every style to suit your taste. Demure or daring, elegant or woodsy, choices abound for both the bride and groom – from the invitations all the way through to tossing the bouquet. TRADITIONAL Top left to bottom right: Antique Top Hat // Crystal Place Cards Edwardian Wedding Dress // Continue Reading →

Fresh Picks from Vintage & Main

Floral Bark Cloth Panel

Freshly Picked finds from the shops of Vintage and Main Vintage Citrine Ring from Tipple and Snack 1950’s Blue Lace Dress from Roselein Rarities Vintage Typography Book from Happy Fortune Vintage From top left to bottom right: Watercolor Maxi Dress from Story Tellers Vintage Crackle Glass Perfume Bottle from Plums and Honey Culver Cat Tumbler Glasses from Sergeant Sailor Antique Continue Reading →

The Mid Century Years: A Study in Contrasts

Mod and Groovy

Minimalist, sleek and elegant in design, décor and fashion; or mod, groovy, pop and op art, outrageous and whimsical. Mid Century was a period that brought us Mad Men, the Beatles, Lassie and Laugh In. The mood of the times was reflected in every aspect of life. It was truly a time to “do your thing.” The shops of Vintage Continue Reading →

Vintage Rocks! Bringing the Outdoors In

Vintage Turtle Shell

We humans have long been fascinated with the natural world. Flora and fauna, animal, vegetable, mineral. Is it any surprise that bringing the outdoors indoors has been “in style” for centuries? We’ve found ways to adorn ourselves and our homes with nature; earthy tones and textures become creative design focal points, the natural center of our universe. As Art and Continue Reading →

Don’t Hide It, Display It – Vintage Storage Ideas

Vintage Storage Collage

Life needs stuff. There’s the stuff you have to have, the stuff you want to have and the stuff you love. And it all has to go somewhere. You could go buy some plastic bins and tubs or fancy cardboard boxes. But why shouldn’t your storage be as great as your stuff? Don’t hide it, display it – make it Continue Reading →

Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

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It’s official. It’s now time to seriously think about the holidays. Parties, get togethers, cocktail parties, dinners – chances are you’re going somewhere that’s going to require a little something for the hostess. May we suggest – vintage, handmade and homemade? You and your gift will stand out among the ordinary. Barware, kitchenware, stationery, gourmet, things for entertaining, things for Continue Reading →