Sunday, November 30, 2008

the royal treatment

leslie and i went to the royal tavern last night for some drinks and some good girl talk. it seemed like the only place in the city that had somewhat of a crowd. where is everybody!?!

ok, so here are the pomegranate sangria cocktails we slurped up last night. i kept ordering it just to get those booze infused cherries sitting on the top. they were so good, the server must have noticed and brought more... a cupful!

silly. this was her idea. i swear. i love you, leslie, and your funniness!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

tea party anyone?

it's saturday morning, but it sure feels like a sunday. something that would really make me feel good today would be having some close friends over, dressing up in tulle and organza, and having a tea party! we would munch on cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches cut into triangles with the crusts cut off. we would endulge in big frothy desserts like cup cakes, petite fours, and chocolate covered cherries. we would sip hot tea from vintage floral tea sets. in a perfect setting our pets would be guests and they'd sit at the table, nibble on scones, and frolic around us. note: must invite someone who has a bunny!

some tea parties i'd like to join...

for different tea ideas and blends visit alexis.

Friday, November 28, 2008

black friday sale!!

come in for 20% off all vintage! doors open today at 9:30 and close at 7pm. please call to set an appointment for any time after 7. see you soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

i am thankful for:

my mom who is my best friend,

family and friends to make good times great and bad times better,

my funny dogs that make me smile,

burritos from chipotle to keep me satisfied,

tivo for always keeping me company,

soft pajamas to keep me warm,

memories that keep loved ones close and photos to help me remember,

and you for letting me do what i love!

i hope you have a beautiful thanksgiving day. xo

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

new vintage today!

hope you enjoyed the preview. come in and see the rest for yourself.

vintage connection
701 s. 9th street
philadelphia, pa 19147

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ricordo prima comunione - first communion keepsake

one of the many things my mother saved from her childhood is this keepsake book she received during the time of her first communion. the prayers are in italian and translate beautifully. during the years my mom has kept prayer cards stuffed inside its pages in remembrance of those who have passed on. the cards, like the book, are old and place very special meaning in her heart. here are a few really beautiful prayers and cards.

in prayer

the "hail mary" is a meaningful prayer for me. it is the first prayer i learned in italian and one thing my grandmother and i can say together that we both fully understand its meaning.

Monday, November 24, 2008

what inspires esther k.

Check out this video of Josephine Baker in the French movie, Zou Zou. This is the era and sort of feel that inspired my line. And the other one is of Duke Ellington.

esther k.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

new esther k. is here!

inspired by the harlem renaissance esther k. created the lenox collection. this collection channels the jazz movement within this cultural period of american history. the pieces are a mixture of 1930's vintage metals and rhinestones with esther k.'s signature touches. here is a signature piece from the collection.

"ellington" necklace

all of the pieces are one of a kind, limited and exclusive to vintage connection.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

baby, it's cold outside

fall is in full effect. the thermostat read 28 degrees when i left my home this morning. it can be difficult to remain true to fashion in frigid weather like this. here are a few fall/winter 08' ads that may help reinspire you. i have say the hermes and chanel ads are my favorites. enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

sticky and sweet

madonna came to philadelphia last night and since i haven't missed a show yet, i made it a point to go. i took a few pictures from our seats. before madonna came out she had a dj mix us a few songs. the show was great as always.

madonna never misses an opportunity to poll dance.

here she sang an updated version of "borderline" which was one of my favorite parts of the show. my other favorite part was when madonna look-a-likes came out and she sang "she's not me" to them, tore off their wigs and strangled another.

we had so much fun. the show seemed like it ended too quickly.

oh wait... one more picture. the two beside me i have known since the 5th grade. whoa!

jenn, francesca, me, marianna

Thursday, November 20, 2008

dear santa,

i'd like one vintage chanel bag,
fresh peonies on my vanity,

a cupcake everyday,

the black heart diamond ring with rose gold in last month's nylon magazine, a polaroid camera to take photos like this,

square studded shoes in every kind,
and my very own set of nesting dolls. you remember the first time i laid eyes on a set?

hope this isn't too much to ask for. more to come soon, i'm sure.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

new vintage just in!

we're getting ready for the holidays here at vintage connection. the beaded dresses are out and we just got a slew of gift giving goodies. some of these coveted pieces include tailored hats, sparkly jewelry, unique belts and soft leather bags. stop in to get a head start on your holiday shopping!