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Shop Indie - "Vintage Style" Aprons

As a work at home mom of two boys I wear many hats in one day. One of my most favorites is my chef's hat. I don't really wear a hat, but with two boys and a husband you get the idea. The kitchen is one of my most favorite rooms to be in. I love entertaining, creating new recipes, and a lot of joy comes from bringing something nutritional and delicious to my family's table. Did I mention I'm a really messy cook?  I love it though my oldest son puts on his little apron, we get our hands involved and bake up some goodies. 

When I decided to write about aprons I had no idea how huge the love for aprons was. My aprons consist of white,off white and denim. How boring! When I started my research for this topic I found myself wanting to buy every single one of them.   There are so many talented designers, sewing geniuses  and collectors it was so hard to choose from. I have a couple of great ones for you to choose from! I say throw out your boring old apron and put on a little something special!

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I love this apron from Sunda Rose on etsy. The Burst of Summer Shabby Chef Apron is made up of beautiful fabrics and details. This would make a great mothers day gift at $36.00






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I love this Sunshine apron from Made By Tess. It's cheerful bright colors get you ready for spring vegetables and out door grilling with it's half apron style. $35.00






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The simple but elegant look of this style apron would be perfect for entertaining. The Desperate But Very French Housewife apron is 100% cotton and at $17.50 it's very affordable! Find this apron any many other fabric choices at Momo's Retro Fashions on Etsy.






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What about something for your little helper? I couldn't resist bringing nana Company to your attention. This "Come Play in My Garden" apron is absolutely adorable at $14.50



These are just a few of many great handmade aprons out there! Stop by these shops, show your support for indie shopping and put a little something special on the next time your in the kitchen!

Enjoy


Gabreial

Vintage Body Spa, LLC

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Shop Indie - Vintage Inspired Paper Finds

Talk about love at first sight. My paper addiction is about to get way out of hand. There is just something about paper that has that vintage old feel to it. It's like finding an old love letter in your grandma's attic. It draws you closer to investigate it's past. When I look at these shops I get that same feeling as I look at each handmade paper treasure. What creates that feeling for you?  Here are a few shops to get you started on your hunt.

If you like Vintage Chic, Etsy shop Hilary Whitney Designs is full of paper goodies for you. One of my personal favorites from her shop is her Paris Merci Thank you cards. Each is hand created with that old age feel and adorned with many embellishments. Hilarywhitney1_2

After browsing her shop, you may find it hard to choose between all of the wonderful goodies. No problem, at this shop they have unique themed samplers full of assorted goodies to coordinate with it's theme. How fun are those! Hilarywhitney2_3



Next on my vintage papery road trip is a stop at Etsy Papered Together. All of her items are created using a vintage platen press. My favorite is this adorable card. Not only is it handmade but it's created using a vintage style measuring cup to portray it's theme, "How much I miss you".

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I'm always amazed by different artists styles.
To me this card is so simple, but with it's use of a vintage press and it's darling images it creates a richness I love!



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If you just can't get enough of vintage style papery, then why not get a monthly Subscription from The Paper Princess's on line store. The Paper Princess offers to send out goodies to your door step once a month for three or six months depending on your subscription.  You can also make a purchase from one of their many Vintage Inspired goods from their Etsy shop!


Indulge Your Paper Addiction!


Vintage Body Spa, LLC


 



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Shop Indie - Brooke Medlin

When I first laid eyes on this Etsy shop I knew I had to share it. My love for vintage style plays a huge role on my love for Brooke's jewelry, but the amazing metal work and combinations create a whole new addiction.

Gemmafactrixcuff_6 Among my favorites in her line is this custom special order Cloudcover Cuff ($152.00). As stated in her description the cloudcover cuff is hand cut to bring out the silhouette of a cloud among the edges of the piece.










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If the cuff wasn't enough to "wow" you, the Amoeba Earrings($30.00) are absolutly beautiful to look at.The hand drawn design was created by Brooke, then permanetly etched and sealed to preserve the beautiful texture and finish of the earrings.







 

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Last but not least is her Frida Earrings ($27.00). The shiny red vintage pod beads compliment the matte finish of the flared brass stampings, as the beautiful patina creates a perfect color combination.

The handmade craftsmanship in metal work is fascinating in the world of jewelry. You can find Brooke's shop gemmafactrix on Etsy as well as view her gallery at her online website.

Gabreial Wyatt
Vintage Body Spa, LLC


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Dine Indie - Close To Home

Eat Indie, Close to Home is our special feature for the week. My husband and I just celebrated our fourth anniversary and to celebrate this weekend was full of pampering, fun, some diamonds and a fantastic restaurant(thanks hubby)! Knotty Pine on the Bayou in Cold Spring Kentucky was our last stop on our romantic weekend getaway.

About five years ago my husband took me to the Knotty Pine on our fourth date and I enjoyed the best blackened halibut steak I've ever eaten. This experience was no different. The Knotty Pine brings a Cajun flair to a not so average menu. Including an array of seafood, craw fish,alligator strips, steaks and burgers. I definitely recommend some of the house specialties prepared by chef John local to Cold Springs, including the spicy gumbo and rice it's so delicious. The "hole in the wall" restaurant holds a glassed in deck that's cozy and romantic even during colder days. They will also mix up some fantastic cocktails for you at their full service bar. Make reservations before you go because they are always booked and a line to get in at the door.

 

Indulge in some local cuisine and check out Knotty Pine on the Bayou!

 

Knotty Pine On the Bayou

1802 Licking Pike  

Cold Spring, KY 41076-9717

(859) 781-2200     

                             
                                     

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