Hey. Hi. We have been SUPER CRAZY INSANE BUSY here at the shop lately. Can I tell you whats been happening here? Hope you said yes, cause I'm totally gonna do it anyway.
First off, we hired three new people. THREE! What fun. John, Savannah, and Keeli are all awesome and of course stylish members of our little team. We are super excited to see all the wonderful things they have to offer. Its been really great to get to know them (We have known beautiful boy John for years), and I can't wait to work more with them!
***We'd also like to say that we still really miss Cara. TIME DOES NOT HEAL ALL WOUNDS. I love you, Cara.You were such a presence at the shop, and everyone in the world misses you. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!***
Moving on, I'm sure you all saw our Fab.com sale! We seriously couldn't have been happier with it! It took A LOT of hard work, and to be honest, we were new to the whole thing, so we were nervous! It went off without a hitch, and now we can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Shew. This was a really great step for our shop, and we are not only proud of ourselves, but also very thankful to Fab for allowing us this beyond amazing opportunity.
Another thing that is changing is our kitchen! Have you all noticed the goings on in there yet? We still have a lot to do, though the changes are already very visible. We are trying to add permanent features that will make the kitchen seem more cohesive, and more shopable for all of you! Always feel free to give us feedback on our changes! We are interested in knowing how you feel about our designs! Don't be shy!
Our Etsy store, which can be found here: www.etsy.com/shop/StreetSceneVintage is going very well, and its been great to share our love of vintage to a wider audience. Even if you get the chance to come into our physical store, make sure to check out our Etsy since we post new items on there that usually never even go on the floor! More awesome things for you to check out! We love you all. I love you all.
We've got a store flip coming up! In mid-June, we are going to redo rooms, and as usual, we are hard at work planning what sort of styles and themes we want to incorporate into our room designs. If you are friends with us on Facebook, we will be posting pictures of the flip, as we always do! Yeah!
Speaking of Facebook, we are also trying very hard to post an album every week of new items that we think are out of this world. Its always so much fun to post pictures of things we think are neat, only to have you all come out and tell us that you love them, too! We hope you all enjoy getting to see fresh off the press items!
Okay, I THINK thats all that I felt the need to talk about. I just wanted to keep you all updated on the shop!
I'll just leave you with this photo. I'm currently reading a book about a circus fire that occurred in 1944. I've got the circus on my mind, nothing new there.
Friday, May 17, 2013
We have a New Guy here at Street Scene, yeah that's right I said it a "GUY"!
Awesome changes are happening here at the shop and I'm so excited to finally be a part of it all.
Fab, Etsy, Decades Rack, Taking Items from the 1920s-1940s, New Floor Layout, Kitchen Makeover, and then The New GUY.
HELLO! I'm Feather or John -(to Kat and Terri)
For my first blog post as new the "Guy" I thought it would be best for me to share my LOVE for what else? Men's Fashion
In the past the men's section here at Street Scene hasn't got all the love it deserves and I've noticed each year its getting better and better with getting in what us Guys want!
vintage clothes, bow ties, shoes, hats, and now new fragrance.
As a Man you might think its a little more difficult to wear vintage with all the Wild Patterns,Colors and Fabrics so I've put together this group of photos to compare Modern and Vintage Fashion to inspire you.
This White Shirt Look is always a Classic
A T-shirt or Button down with a pair of Levis Jeans, the perfect for a fit for a hard working man.
I like the idea of colored jeans for this look.
Collared Shirts and Awesome BIG Hair.. the more layers and Patters the Better in my book.
this look is Perfect for Keeneland come Fall.. Its also a Classic.
This is for the Guy who Hates Color!
Try This Look Below. this Hat is one of Matt's Hats available here at Street Scene.
Patter and Jackets
TRY out this Awesome SHIRT and Jacket below
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Posted by Street Scene Vintage at 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Our resident plant expert, Kate, has gotten me hooked on succulents. She is so good at picking the perfect succulents to plant in our vintage planters and pots that we have in the store. Succulents are super low maintenance and easy to care for- this article from blog "Succulents and Sunshine" will give you the low-down on caring for your succulents. I have a few succulents in pots and planters around my home, but when I started researching more unique ways to incorporate succulents into my decor, I found some of the cutest DIY ideas that I thought I would share! Take a look below and hopefully you will be inspired to try a few of these ideas yourself!
via Sunset Magazine
This is such a great, inexpensive idea for an outdoor dining table- and the best part is it will always be perfectly decorated with a plant centerpiece! You could also paint or stain the pallets to create your own unique look!
I really love the idea of a hanging frame overflowing with beautiful succulents! This could work on your porch or even inside of your home! You could use one large vintage frame or even a cluster of smaller frames. Visit the link I have provided below the picture to find instructions on creating these succulent-filled frames!
via Pretty Prudent
I am dying to attempt to make one of these succulent wreaths for my front door! Pretty Prudent blog provides a great step by step tutorial on how to create these stunning wreaths!
via A Beautiful Mess
A great way to dress up plain terracotta pots- with some vintage lace and modge podge! The girly, frilly look of the lace contrasts perfectly with the simplicity of the succulents.
Having a summer dinner party? Impress your guests with these adorable succulent place settings! There are so many possibilities for these including different pots, papers, ribbons, and trimmings to make them extra special and unique to perfectly match your table decor.
I usually think party favors are cheesy, mostly because they are usually random and cheap items that no one keeps or ends up using, but these succulent favors are such a cute and perfect idea for any party! Just like the place cards, you can customize these in a million different ways for your own event.
Posted by Street Scene Vintage at 11:53 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I'm an explorer by nature. If there is an adventure, I'm on it (unless its a rollercoaster, then I'm not only NOT on it, I'm sitting somewhere crying about how scary they are). I consider that my greatest weakness. Moving on, I believe that you should make the most of every trip you take. Its in my nature to want to be moving every single second of every single day, and this mentality makes its way to my vacations. I sometimes feel sorry for whoever I travel with. I wake up at 5am, and that usually means that after watching that person sleep for two hours, I wake them up at 7am, and ask if we can start the day. I'm the worst. Having said that, traveling with me ensures that you will explore things at a level you never would have thought possible, even if, for example, it just means finding a new thrift store. Do you see where I'm going with this yet?
To me, a festival is an excuse to fall madly in love with another city. To do research and find the best breakfast places, best museums, and most importantly, best thrift stores.
Whenever I go to a music festival, I make sure to do my research on the city. If you are a thrifter by nature like me, or you just enjoy perusing the thrift scene every so often, then you understand how absolutely thrilling it is to explore all the new items in a new city. Different parts of the country have different styles, different ideas of how to display things, and most importantly, they have a difference in what the audience wants. Buying things from various areas really ensures that you sort of run the gamut of all things vintage. What fun!
This summer, why don't you make some time to explore whatever city you find yourself in? I promise that scheduling yourself a little 4 hour block of free time to find out that city's hidden treasures will pay off. I've gone ahead and laid out some options for you. You're welcome.
Going to Pitchfork (Chicago) this summer?
Why don't you check out Lenny and Me, Una Mae, Knee Deep,Store B, or Vintage Underground? Vintage Underground is the one I'll focus on here. This store is pretty darn amazing. While they have a ton of housewares and other fun items, the store is JAM PACKED with jewelry. Like, the most amazing jewelry you will ever see. Like, every piece is beyond anything you can imagine. Like, thousands of marked pieces by top designers. I seriously can't even. I die.
Going to Bonaroo (Manchester, Tennessee) this summer?
I did a bit of research, and I found a handful of vintage stores in and around the area. Antique World of Manchester looks to be a real winner. Its basically a giant antique mall that houses over 90 dealers, and its located right off the highway! What an easy stop to make! Also, I'm pretty sure if you are going to Bonaroo, you need to be focused on staying hydrated and making sure no one wanders into your tent uninvited. I feel for all of you.
Going to Bunbury (Cincinnati) this summer?
Why don't you check out Casablanca Vintage, Chicken Lays an Egg, Talk of the Town, or NVISION? These are just a few of the store that I like to frequent while I'm in Cinci. Casablanca Vintage really always hits it home for me. When I first started going there, they literally had piles of stuff as tall as me EVERYWHERE, and you would swim through everything, take a piece to the counter, and they'd just fling a price at you. Now, under new management, its super neat and organized. Yeah, it takes a bit of the fun out of it for me, but I'll be darned if I still don't love this place. The amount of vintage basketball jerseys that I've purchased here is pretty impressive.
Going to Sasquatch (Quincy, Washington) this summer?
Yeah. You'll pretty much just have to hang out, there. I think the population was at about 7,000 a few years ago. But seriously, why would you want to leave this place? Enjoy yourselves.
Okay. Thats it for today. Lets get summer started.
Until next time...
Posted by Street Scene Vintage at 11:33 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We've got some exciting news! Thanks to lots of luck and hard work, Street Scene has got a pop up shop on FAB.COM!!!
For those who don't know, Fab.com is a flash sale site, meaning they hold sales for anywhere from three to seven days for various design-oriented (and vintage!) stores at discounted prices. So, starting yesterday, Street Scene - after months of photographing and then waiting - started our sale! We've got over 150 items up on the sale for discounted prices. There's women's clothing and women's and men's accessories and jewelry from the 1950's-1970's. If you click the below image, it will take you to our shop page! We're so thrilled that Fab deemed us fashionable enough to be featured and that we've got such a great team of girls that can make it all happen!
Also, we added about 45 new items to our Etsy store! 1950's prom dresses, 1930's gowns and more!
We're so excited about all of our ventures - we hope you all enjoy them, as well!
Posted by Street Scene Vintage at 10:18 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
So far all of my favorite summer looks have one thing in common: denim. Whether it be distressed boyfriend jeans, pencil skirts, overalls, rompers, or cut-offs, I can't get enough of this laid back summer style. No matter your style or size, there are a million stylish ways to incorporate denim into your own wardrobe this summer. Take a look at some of the outfits below to get inspiration for your own summer ensembles!
via Look Book
An adorable little denim overall style jumper paired with a sweet summer eyelet tank and basket purse! The great thing about these jumpers is that you can often find TONS of them at your local thrift store (think 1990's teacher jumpers), they just might need a little hemming and proper styling to look more modern.
via Marion WD
I love the look of this distressed pencil skirt paired with a crisp white button up and minimal accessories. You can DIY this look by finding a denim skirt at your local thrift store and distressing it yourself (washing it after you cut it up enhances the fraying)!
via Buro 24/7
I can't get enough overalls for this summer, and this rolled up style is so adorable. If you are brave enough to try them, overalls look super cute with simple long sleeved tops, button up blouses, or tank tops.
via Celeb Inspire
A cute way to dress up your casual cut-offs: add a lightweight summer blazer, simple tee, and sunglasses, and you're good to go! I showed you how to create your own denim cut-offs in a blogpost last spring that you can find here: Vintage DIY: Who Wears Short Shorts.
via Cali Vintage
Another 90s denim dress look that is transformed to appear completely modern and chic.
Another 90s denim dress look that is transformed to appear completely modern and chic.
via Refinery 29Here's an example of how cute short overalls can look with a button-up blouse and flats. A perfect outfit for browsing a farmer's market or flea market on a summer day!
via Refinery 29
Who knew long overalls could look so chic? A plaid button up works great with the classic country style of the long overalls while a tailored blazer adds a touch of preppy to the look. Roll up the pants and add a classic wedge to complete the outfit!
via Style Bistro
Overalls look adorable with a simple tank and some statement jewelry. Casual wedges blend perfectly with this daytime look.
via Off of Broadway
I love this denim on denim look. Rolled up denim cut-offs paired with a sleeveless denim blouse and tan oxfords make a sweet and sophisticated daytime outfit.
via Mississippi Hippy
Pair a denim vest and strappy shoes with any girly dress to toughen up the look. Don't have a denim vest? Look for a denim jacket or thick denim shirt at your local thrift shop and just cut off the sleeves!
Posted by Street Scene Vintage at 12:03 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2013
I didn't grow up riding horses or knowing a single thing about them, but having a husband whose entire family works in the horse industry has quickly thrown me into the equestrian world. Even though I still rarely know what my husband's family is talking about half of the time at the dinner table, I am trying to learn as much as I can to catch up. Recently I have started incorporating some equestrian items into my home decor and have become quite obsessed with searching for equestrian inspiration rooms. Living in the horse capital of the world, it is luckily very easy to get my hands on all kinds of horse pictures, clothing, accessories, and decor! I love the preppy yet rustic style these pieces add to any space. With the Kentucky Derby just days away I thought I would share some of my favorite equestrian looks!
A great collection of vintage equestrian memorabilia including riding hats, ribbons, and photos. I love the dark brown walls with bright white beadboard trim, a color most would usually steer away from blends perfectly in this space
via Wallpaper DirectI am completely in love with this wallpaper. The furniture in the photo gives it a more modern look, but you could also use this in a very girly space or more traditional room as well.
This giant black dresser with gold hardware is the perfect statement piece for any equestrian room. I love the way it looks with distressed white wood paneling and preppy plaid wallpaper!
This 1930's tire ad would look awesome framed in a equestrian room! I love the bright colors!
These pants are the BEST! An amazing traditional equestrian print and perfect flattering cut from Honor NYC.
via B HouseThis space looks so cozy! Love the dark wood paneling in this room mixed with pops of bright orange.
|via Sterling Style|
I NEED this shirt.
via Nandina Home
I love this bright kelly green in equestrian spaces. Silver julep cups or trophy cups are a fabulous equestrian accessory to add to your decor. They look great bunched together or filled with bright flowers.
Another bright green space mixed with traditional furniture and plenty of horse antiques.
This pretty white stairway feels so open and airy. The collection of traditional horse prints look great on a plain white wall and the brass light fixture with kelly green shade adds a perfect pop of color to this neutral space.
You can find horse printed skirts like these all over local thrift stores. These prints were very popular in the late 80s-90s and now can be updated by hemming or pairing them with modern, young tops and accessories.
An amazing equestrian bar nook complete with a place for your pup!
I love this look of this over-the-top display piled with everything from ribbons, to horse prints, to trophies. The green background makes everything pop, and the bright ribbons and horse head give the space a whimsical flair. I also love the blue and white china for an unexpected pop of color.
I love the antique look of this horse wallpaper. It looks like pages ripped out of an old book lined up together and is perfect for more traditional spaces.
Posted by Street Scene Vintage at 1:32 PM