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 →

Kick Off Summer in Vintage Style

Kick Off Summer in Vintage Style

Kick Off Summer in Vintage Style with the unique finds from the shops at Vintage And Main. Use coupon code VINTAGEANDMAIN10 and receive 10% OFF each purchase! 1. Vintage Flash Card from Hunt and Found 2. Anchor China Cup from Whimzy Thyme 3. Fiesta Jug Thermos from The Little Things Vintage 4. Brass Anchor Clip from Tipple and Snack 5. Milk Glass Continue Reading →

The Dish on Porcelain

The authors personal collection of porcelain. A weakness for porcelain has always been a bit suspect. Beginning in the late 1600’s certain collectors were labeled as having the maladie de porcelaine, or “porcelain sickness,” an overwhelming desire to acquire more and more pieces of the material being imported from China. In 1602 Daniel Defoe criticized Queen Mary of England for Continue Reading →

Not Your Grandma’s Tea Time

As someone who sells vintage items, it’s important to make sure my newest finds end up in my shop and not scattered throughout my house. The urge to over-decorate my tiny two-room apartment with beautiful vintage goods is tough to fight, but I’ve found that if I create rules for myself I tend to stick to them. One of my Continue Reading →

Updating Your Vintage Kitchen for Summer

Every year summer surprises me. I’m in a rush to catch up with all the end of year events and after all the graduation parties and wedding presents, it’s suddenly July. This year, I had an inspired idea. Before summer arrived, I decided to refresh the kitchen for the season. Things felt a bit stale and I wanted a new look to Continue Reading →

Decorating with Vintage Books

Growing up, we’re encouraged to love books. We snuggle up with our favorite stories, enjoy the whimsical illustrations, study and learn from them. Today we live in a digital world, where there are countless ways to share printed words – e-readers, laptops, billboards, even blogs like this one! But for many, the unique magic of a real book never leaves us. The Continue Reading →