Wishing You a Cozy Vintage Winter Holiday

In every imagination there’s a holiday like this: a secluded peaceful getaway, a fireplace, a tree filled with ornaments, a kitchen filled with the aromas of holiday meals, quiet laughter, good times shared. We at the shops of the Vintage and Main Collective wish you all this; and we particularly wish you a holiday that’s full of vintage – from Continue Reading →

English Country House Redoux

Jane Ormsby Gore's Country Home

The English have always had panache for comfort and understated style, be it in a Mitford Sisters drawing room or a less than grand ruined country cottage, certain elements and style prevail. Color! Light! Remnants of a life well lived and traveled seem to fill the nooks and crannies of an Englishman’s home or this case an English Woman’s! Though Continue Reading →

Layers of Fall

Fall Collage

The season changes, becomes quieter. Nature transforms with deep, rich colors. Light changes, shadows play. Layers – of texture, of clothing, of aromas and tastes – complex and beckoning. These are just a few of our favorite adornments, for the person and home. Cabbage Leaf Majolica Platter // 1920s Tweed Wool CapeHand Poured Soy Candle // Cozy Fireplace Photos Blue Gray Continue Reading →

Urban Chic Vintage Style

Vintage Urban Chic

Vintage urban chic. A nod to the industrial, the rough edges. Designed for function, the simplicity and minimalism have struck a chord; perhaps they speak to our inherent history in the same way that farmhouse style resonates. And even though not all of us are lucky enough to live in a restored textile mill or industrial loft, putting together the Continue Reading →

Modern Farmhouse

Pretty in the Farmhouse

Did someone say “modern farmhouse”? Well, yes, pretty much everyone did! You can’t get much more on trend than this look that manages to update classic vintage elements to create an environment well suited to modern living. Minimalist modern style pairs beautifully with the functional austerity of the traditional farmhouse. Simple, straightforward with a usefulness that takes comfort and ease Continue Reading →

Beach House – A Simple Way of Life

Beach Cottage

Beach House. The words alone have the hypnotic associations Henry James once famously ascribed to summer afternoon, “the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Much of the beach house’s allure is in its reflection of a simpler way of life, a pared-down existence where the breeze is the housekeeper, the furnishings don’t mind a damp swimsuit, and the Continue Reading →