Why am I the Vintage Inspired Passionista? Well…It’s a story that dates back to the days when I first began to pick out my own clothes and dress myself…Don’t worry, I will not bore you with my entire life story today…I will only give you a glimpse…When I was a little girl, I loved visiting my grandparents. Living in the middle of nowhere contributed to my growing up around the older generation and antiques…
I remember begging Paw Riley and my Paw Hathorn to tell me stories about the “good ole’ days”…They had no idea their story telling would be a major factor in encouraging me to become the V.I.P. blogger. I recollect wearing rain boots, a tu tu, and a shirt I made at Bible school (…apparently, I have been mixing patterns and experimenting with fashion ever since I was a small tike…) badgering my Paw Riley to take me to his wood shop to make candle holders, baby beds, and whatever else I imagined. I know my mom really appreciated all the deformed teddy bears that I brought home for her to paint…I wonder what my mom did with those…………..I’m back and my mom has “no comment” as to the whereabouts of these bears. I am going to open up a full pledge investigation involving the FBI, NCIS, and NASA.
Back to my story telling…I was always getting in trouble for touching my grammy’s “play-pretties”…and for some reason…I…still get in trouble…for touching them…I remember playing with my dad’s toys at my Gran’s house…Oh my gracious, Gran has the best tree to climb. I love that tree…I wonder if I can still climb it…(Note to self: visit Gran to climb tree).
Where was I?…Oh yes!…Now that I am older, I realize that growing up around antiques has greatly influenced my style. Anything, everything, ALL things vintage inspire me…
Spring Wardrobe Shopping Tip: Vamoose to your local antique store and gather inspiration in order to channel your inner V.I.P.
Since I am being so random today…I have wonderful news to share with all of you! I am officially registered for Project Design Week at Auburn University! I am in a frenzy counting down the days to July… If you would like to learn more about Project Design Week, check out– http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/summerexperience/projectdesignweek.htm
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Here are some blogs that I absolutely adore reading! Check them out!
Kendi Everyday: http://www.kendieveryday.com
Self Professed Product Obsessed: http://selfprofessedproductobsessed.wordpress.com/
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