Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year!

2009 has been an amazing year. from start to finish i had a year to remember. my biggest accomplishment has been watching vintage connection grow. vc received two very special awards of "best vintage" from philadelphia magazine and philadelphia weekly... wow! who knew my little online store could grow and be recognized in the very city i grew up?

in 2009 my mom and i took 3 beautiful trips. one of those trips was to italy with my grandmother, aunt, uncle, and cousin. in italy my grandmother revisited the very place she grew up and raised her own family. we met relatives from both sides of our grandparent's families and had a very memorable and charming experience together.

oh and then there's ryan. my friend who became so much more and turned out to be one of the most amazing people in my life. i feel so blessed to have him.

in 2009 family and friends started their own families, got promoted in this rough economy, and even bought homes. it really has been a special year! i can only hope that 2010 is just as wonderful.

here's to 2010... you have a lot to live up to, but i can't wait to see what's in store! happy new year to all of YOU! happy 2010!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

butternut squash soup

there's nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of homemade soup on a cold winter's day. one of our favorites is creamy butternut squash soup. here's how we made it...

chop one cup of carrots, one cup of onion, and one cup of celery and saute in a pot with oil until tender.

add 1/4 cup of crushed tomatoes and 4 cups of water. cut the squash into small pieces and boil the ingredients in the pot for one hour.

when finished, blend the ingredients in a blender little by little to create the creamy texture. add salt and pepper to taste.

eat it up!

oh and i got the floral tablecloth at a flea market in rome. i just love it! it makes everything look so good!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

a few random things...

i'm interested in right now.

vogue's north korea january cover. it's beautiful and
inspiring without turning a page.

acne's platform wedge. i wasn't crazy about them in black,
but i really love this silver and gray combination.

every year i look for a new scent. i love the new
chloe and marc jacobs perfume. so yummy.

emmabunny's blog. i just started reading about her daily musings. any time i can grab a cup of coffee and sit in front of the computer... i do.

photos, magazines, and blogs about decorating with vintage. it's what inspired me to begin collecting little vintage trinkets to sell in the store. i just love it!

Monday, December 28, 2009

vintage connection makes a debut in PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

"Philly winters call for an arsenal of cold-weather accessories - but there's no reason to look like you're headed for the slopes. The polished, ladylike style of opera length gloves makes bundling up chic." ~ Carrie Denny (white leather 1950's gloves are selling at vintage connection for $25.)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

rodarte x target

picked up this little number last night that i'm looking forward to wearing. you can't tell, but the dress is lace and has bows down the back... so cute!

photo from teen vogue

Saturday, December 26, 2009

mary kate and ashley just like us

they took the porsche out for some last minute christmas shopping on the 24th. i love it!

Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas

with love,


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

vintage connection winter '09 look book

vintage connection's holiday/winter '09 look book is here! our goal was to inspire you by choosing our most coveted vintage clothing and accessories. we hope you are! (ooh and remember to click on each image to get a closer look.)

clothes and accessories: vintage connection
photography: courtney apple
modeling: miranda aponte
styling: heather waity
make up: heather waity

Sunday, December 20, 2009

a vintage christmas

bbc's homes and antiques magazine had the prettiest christmas arrangements with pastel motifs and vintage treasures. i felt so inspired.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

snowed in!

a walk to the suburban dinner for banana pecan pancakes and sledding with friends tonight. i needed this!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

vintage connection's holiday/winter look book is coming

eyelash curlers and sequins inspired vintage connection's holiday/winter collection. as dusk sets upon this year's glitziest guise we decided to show you a preview. oh and remember to click on the photos to enlarge.

clothes and accessories: vintage connection
photography: courtney apple
modeling: miranda aponte
styling: heather waity
make up: heather waity

the complete look book is coming soon! xo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

toni garrn's holiday

i love these photos, because they have a vintage feel. i wish i were on holiday right this very second.

images from vogue germany's january issue via tfs