Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vintage Rose Girl

Vintage Lovers...we are a dedicated breed. We love to collect, we love to decorate, we love to talk about collecting and decorating...Doesn't matter what we collect, it expands and seeds another collection. For example, I collect vintage tablecloths, but don’t they just look wonderful with Fiestaware? So now I have to say I have a nice little collection of Fiesta. I also collect vintage powder compact…what came next? Vintage purses, vintage powder boxes, little vintage vanity items.

So where did this love of vintage come from? In my case, it probably first came from my grandmother (my dad’s mother). She was an avid collector and an antique dealer. I remember going with her on a few of her hunts when I was just a little girl. And mom most likely had a hand in it too. My mom can put a room together like no other. She can mix the old with the new and it will take your breath away. Her vignettes are amazing! She was Martha before Martha was Martha!

Now I may not be the collector or decorator my grandma was and my mother is, but I do have a deep love of vintage. Collecting to me is being able to hold and to touch a little piece of history. A connection to the women who have gone before me.

So this generational love of vintage, will it end with me? Yes. My beautiful daughters prefer a basketball to a vintage hanky, an IPod to a swan down powder puff. Nope, I did not pass the vintage gene to my girls. They are smart and fun and will blaze their own trail. I am grateful that they tolerate my “habit.”

So where am I going with this long story about collecting habits and genetics? Well, I think in the fast paced, changing world, vintage loving young ladies are rare. But I just happen to know one! Let me introduce you to Eliza.

Eliza is the daughter of my friend Tracie who I met though The Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club. She did inherit the vintage bug from her mom. (Although Tracie tells me her other daughter is not a vintage gal!)

Eliza has a love of girly vintage! (Oh be still my heart!) Her beautiful blog is Vintage Rose Girl. Visit her blog and you will see how Eliza intertwines vintage with the life of a modern day teen. She’s smart, talented, and oh so pretty too! Her blog is a reflection of the next generation of vintage lovers who will be the keepers our little piece of history!

Oh, and by the way…I still hold out a little – just a little – hope that someday one of my girls will get the vintage spark. If not, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a vintage loving daughter-in-law!

Visit Tracie at 3floridagirls on Etsy

Visit and follow Eliza’s blog at Vintage Rose Girl

Visit Tracie, me, and all the other members of The Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club


  1. shes such a lovely gal....that is awesome she has her own blog!

  2. I'll turn 50 this fall and it just tickles me to see the younger women loving vintage but making it cool! I'll go visit- thanks! ♥

  3. Oh, I hope my daughter becomes a vintage girl!! It kinda seems sad not to be able to share your love of vintage with your daughter! I, too am a vintage tablecloth lover, florals mostly. I have many hankies too. I love anything with roses on it, be it teacups, plates, etc. Love your blog!! I'm just getting started! Pop by for a visit sometime!!Jina.

  4. I want to adopt her! We could go treasure hunting...

  5. Holly, My daughter will be 17 next month. I'm always educating her about vintage ~ as she's the only one who seems to care about my collections. She can identify different types of lace and Madeira embroidery. She can also spot a Broderie a mile away. Can't wait to check out Eliza's blog. I'm sure Tess is going to love it.

  6. But when the girls are all grown up and in their own houses, they may start to wish for things just like their mama had. That is what I always look for on e-bay and in vintage shops... things that I remember from my childhood.

  7. What an absolutely beautiful blog! Thank you so much for sharing it with me dearheart. I shall relish visits back to visit again and again as I work in my own garden here. I plant primarily old roses and more than 30 this year. And my whole house is vintage! You are a kindred spirit for sure!

    Warm Regards and Deep Blessings to you,