Mason Jars, Cobalt Blue, and Red Heels.

I love Mason Jars. They are perfect for everything from homemade sweet tea to funky, vintage storage.

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…

I bought this vintage camera at the Springville Antique Mall in Alabama because it spoke to me...
One of my favorite vintage story books from my mom's vast collection is Beauty and the Beast. I have always wanted to wear a yellow dress like Belle and dance around in a ballroom...
Cobalt Blue contrasted against the colors of my dad's collection of law books inherited from his dad (Paw Hathorn) reminds me of that outfit I bought the other day at The Raspberry Beret...I think I am going to borrow my mom's red heels...
The Raspberry Beret outfit paired with my mom's red Nine West shoes! I'm sure she appreciates my wearing them in the soggy pasture (aka my yard...but then again...I hope I did ruin her shoes...because I am almost positive that she threw away the bears I made for her! Of course, it's still under investigation that she allegedly tossed my bears into the trash.)

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–

Did you forget to like The Raspberry Beret on facebook? Well here’s the link in case you did!!/pages/The-Raspberry-Beret/115126191896852 

Here are some blogs that I absolutely adore reading! Check them out!

Kendi Everyday:

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Abby Hathorn