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VI Headliner - Sunshine Designs Etc.

"Where Old is New and Life is Always Sunny" Sounds wonderful doesn't it! That's the feel over at Sunshine Designs Etc.,  the newest addition to our Etsy Business Directory.

Sunshinedesignetc1 Heather is the mastermind behind this beautiful Keyhole Door Hanger Pillow and many other wonderful fabric art collages. Excitingly, her work is going to be featured in a soon to be published book, "Quilting With Beads" by Lark Publishing. In celebration of her accomplishment she has many different art collages in her Etsy shop waiting for you. Head over to Sunshine Designs Etc. for your One of A Kind Design.






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The Daily Swank - CUPCAKES

A darling little boy and his momma made some super delicious Dunked Lemon Cupcakes and felt inspired to share our love of this sweet little treat with you. (Pictures and recipe will be posted on my personal blog soon). Today's Daily Swank features some super tasty looking treats handmade from various vintage pieces.
You can't bake cupcakes without the most perfect cupcake apron can you? Don't worry Whimsy Love has a couple adorable vintage aprons adorned with sweet whimsical cupcakes.


Not up for baking you say? Well then, how about a Crazy Cake! Handmade with vintage chenille bedspreads from the 40's and 50's and absolutely darling.


Crazy Cakes also has Cupcake pin cushions filled with sweet smelling lavender buds.

Stay tuned for more of The Daily Swank on Vintage Indie!

PS. Inspired by all this cupcake goodness and you feel like baking? Send Us your favorite cupcake recipe along with a photo and we might just feature it here!

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Shop Indie - Vintage Body Spa & The Vintage Kitchen!

Vintage Body Spa, LLC would like to invite you to our Saturday Night Special Sale on Etsy!
25% off your total with any $19.99 or more purchase (not including shipping)  Enter Code (during checkout):SNS71407

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The Vintage Kitchen is 10% OFF ANYTHING in the shop! Listing More things tonight!

Enjoy the "Vintage Indie Owned" shops!

The Daily Swank - Find Your Way

Today I'm wrapping up our voyages to sea by helping you find your way home with vintage maps.


The artist at The Lola Collection brings you this stunning Miami vintage map pendant. Not only do you get the beauty from the colors the map provides, but this pendant is also reversible.











Next travel to Tokyo with this gorgeous Bubble Tea in Tokyo necklace. Etsy artist Etcetrix, hand created this beautiful bubble and adorned this wonder with a detailed vintage cup and saucer.


Don't leave your ears behind. Adorn them with these adorable Directional Posts from Etsy shop Foundling.
Created by hand with vintage map paper attached to sterling silver. Aren't these just the cutest!


Keep track of your voyage with this Red Key Vintage Map Blank Journal. The cover was created with a  1967 wall map, hand bound with red linen thread from creator at Erinzam.


Last but not least keep in touch with those you love with these World atlas Notecard set hand made from a vintage atlas from Etsy shop Bombus. Head over to Bombus as they have many other vintage map works of art!

I hope you've enjoyed our voyage to sea this week! Don't forget to check out some of my other favorites to the right under Etsy Goodness!


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Shop Vintage - Sadie Olive


Looking for somewhere to shop? Stay right where you are and head on over to Sadie Olive. You will fall in love at first sight, with their beautiful online store. Full of antiques, collectibles, great flea market finds and so much more.

I wanted to share with you some of my top picks from this store, but only tease you because there  a ton of wonderful and beautiful things to purchase.

Sadieoliveglass   I Love these delicate little eau minerale glasses. They are so precious!

Next is this perfect cafe creme bag holder Listed to be a perfect bag to hold your plastics all in one spot, but I could think of a bunch of other ways to use it!


Lastly is this adorable abc sign , perfect for a childs room or play room.

Don't just stop at this short list , head over to Sadie Olive where your next great find awaits you!



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The Daily Swank - Ships Ahoy!

Today's Daily Swank features two Etsy shops both featuring great vintage finds.

The first is a hand dyed vintage slip, adorned with a nautical image screen printed by the artist. I love the softness and fun that vintage slips provide. Great for lounging. a. bel studio is creating a total of 10 of these for the season so head on over and pick one out in your size. 


Next up from Offerings is this lovely vintage style scrapbook. Some of the pages still have photo corners, which makes this book ready to go for all of your sailing  photos. 

I'll be back soon with more Daily Swank!
Enjoy - VI

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The Daily Swank - Still out to Sea!

After yesterday's feature from Captain Oh Captain I couldn't help but to stay out to sea after stumbling upon so many great nautical treasures!

Tigerluxe This cup and saucer is actually from a set of 16 pieces of  vintage melamine coffee mugs and saucers from Etsy shop Tigerluxe. Imagine a seaside picnic with these darling dishes. Stop over at Tigerluxe's shop for some other fantastic vintage finds.

Lemonade Travel to your picnic in style with this chic Anchors Away Wrislet handmade from the desiger at Etsy shop Lemonade with vintage cotton.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more swanky finds from Vintage Indie's Daily Swank!

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The Daily Swank - Captain Oh Captain Divine Jewlery At Sea

Today's Daily Swank was actually going to be another piece from Etsy shop Captain Oh Captain, but it seems as if it sold right out from under me. This can only mean one thing to you, it was fantastic! Don't worry, Captain Oh Captain has some other beautiful pieces!

The first from this swanky shop is the Wenches Locket! It's gorgeous locket is adorned with a vintage key and other specialties to make this a truly special piece.


I couldn't just stop at the Wenches Locket, once the sea blue beads of this beauty caught my eye. This Captains Flower Vintage Necklace is adorned with a White Agate piece.

Head over to Captain Oh Captain for more sea & ship inspired beauties. I'm in ocean heaven!


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Shop Vintage - Red Shoes Ann Arbor, MI

Boy don't I wish I lived in Ann Arbor, MI. Why you ask, RED SHOES that's why! If you live in Michigan you have to go there and check it out in person for me!


Red Shoes is this amazing store located 332 South Ashley Ann Arbor MI 48104. To me, this store is like a little slice of heaven!

They offer Vintage Goodies, Home Goods, Furniture, Art and so much more.

Just look at this Spring Bed Display, don't you just want to cuddle up!



This has to be one of my favorite things about the Red Shoes store. If you look closely to the left you will notice a little red fairy door! This artistic treasure is a must see when you stop at Red Shoes. This particular door was made by a local artist and is a specialty door made just for Red Shoes. However, if you need a little whimsy  you can purchase a fairy door when you shop. Yep, that's right they offer little pint sized doors in different colors. When the door arrives you install in yourself, sprinkle a little fairy dust and welcome the fairies in! Talk about a wonderful thing to get the imaginative juices flowing with your little ones!

(Edited to note the artist who created the fully detailed red door pictured left. Click the picture to visit Urban Fairies.)

Redshoeslogo_3 I'm super thrilled that you can also shop online which is great if you live far away like I do. I'm seriously considering a trip to Ann Arbor though. If you can make it out to Red Shoes we'd love to hear about your trip! Their store hours are Monday through Saturday 10-6 and by appointment. If you are lucky enough to have one of the adorable fairy doors where you're at we'd love to see a picture!

Thanks to Catherine owner of Red Shoes for her imagination and hard work to offer vintage lovers alike such a creative and beautiful shop!

Vintage Indie

Weekend Reader's Shopping Report - Birdcage

Check out this fantastic find from our reader and sponsor Krista from Gallimayfry Arts.

This fabulous bird cage was picked up at the Trash to Treasures street sale in  Sutter Creek, CA. I love it's details and white antique feel.

This reminds me of my mother in law who also collects old bird cages. She sets some of them on her front porch and places tea lights in them for a romantic feel in the evenings.

Great find Krista! Thanks so much for sharing!

Vintage Indie

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The Daily Swank - Speaking of Lamps

Today's Daily Swank comes from my recent post about those amazing lamps I found. It just so happens Etsy shop Lamplighter came to my attention. As I went to explore the shop my jaw dropped. Each of these beautiful lamp shade are hand sewn!

Lamplighter The first one I'd like to show you is this Victorian Lamp Shade. It's hand sewn, hand dyed and simply stunning.

Second is this beautiful Mini Crown Lamp Shade. I love the lamp with the slate blue. It's adorned with vintage silver mesh.

If you love Lamplighter as much as I do and don't see a color that would match your decor shop owner Jane offers custom work.



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VI Headliner LAST DAY is 7/16 of Sponsor Spectacular Care to Bead

Vintage Indie is proud to bring you Sponsor Spectacular! That's when one of our fabulous sponsors has something truly special to offer our readers!

This week Care to Bead is offering you a beautiful Ankle Bracelet's with Swarovski crystal's, gemstones and silver as their gift to you with any purchase.
Head on over to Care to Bead for this great offer valid this week only July 9th-16th. (Please see shop for full details)   

Shopping Report - Great Find Vintage Crest Lamps

Do you ever feel like you found the greatest thing ever? I feel like I landed the find of the century. I wish I could find things I love as much as these two vintage lamps all of the time. I've been goo goo eyed over them all week. Here is the  before picture of one of them. Lampfind_2
I already went out and got a new switch and a piece to hold a new lamp shade which I still need for both of them. They look neat like this, but the light bulbs are gigantic and could bright up my whole town. I 'll be back with an update as soon as I have some new shades!  This is actually the first addition to master bedroom remodle!

Stay Tuned!


Did you find anything you are lovin' this weekend? Tell us about it and we might feature it here!

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The Daily Swank - 4th of July BBQ

Perfect for this weekends after the 4th parties today's Daily Swank features some fab vintage goodies for dressing up your BBQ!


First up is this beautiful vintage tablecloth from Etsy shop My Crafty Corner. It's seriously very hard to resist buying one of the 88, yes I said 88 vintage table cloths from this shop. I love this one for it's beautiful patriotic feel! You better hurry because I don't know how much longer I can hold out!

Storiahomeetsybanner_2 Next up is from one of my new favorite shops on Etsy, Storia Home. This vintage inspired 4th of July Banner would dress up your mantle, table or door on the forth with a whimsical feel.

4th_of_july_craft_kit_leesiebella_2 You could also do a little crafting yourself for next year's 4th with this awesome American Flag 4th of July Craft Supply Kit from shop Sugar*Sugar by Leesiebella. Check out her shop for other fun craft kits!

Lorenzstudio_vintage_scarf How about displaying this beautiful Vintage Vera Scarf from Etsy shop Lorenzstudio. Check out their shop where they "incorporate vintage items into our modern world."



Lastly, for decorating your BBQ, this  Red White  & Blue Bunting  is a lot of fun and  has a great old feel using coffee to stain! Check it out and some other patriotic  finds at  Little Part Studio


Since it's the Last Day of The Daily Swank celebrating Independence day, we have some great items for you to stock up on to Prepare for next year!

Storiahomecrown_2 From Head toe we have something from you. Another wonderful goody from Storia Home is this Fireworks Crown. It's beautiful originality will have you the talk of the party.



What about something for your little one? (How cute is she?!)  This hand made 4th of July Patriotic Pillowcase Dress is adorable with its hand embroidered patriotic vintage transfer pattern. Find other adorable dresses like this at Inchworms Fine Baby Clothing Shop on Etsy.







What a find these are! Vintage 1776 Commemorative Kids Sneakers. These are some serious Red White & Blue! Check them out at Ro Sham Bo where they offer a ton of great vintage clothing and shoes!

I hope you enjoyed all of the Swank this week celebrating our country!

Vintage Indie


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Shop Vintage - Magpie Adornments for You & Your Home

Mag23_3 Magpie: Located in Carbondale PA is owned by Amanda a graduate from FIT and her mom Debbie a previous vintage clothing store owner. Together this mother daughter duo come together to offer fantastic vintage finds.

With five rooms full of furniture, clothing and accessories it would be very hard to leave without your own perfect treasure!Mag22_2



If you can't make it to Magpie you can still shop at their online website & ebay store!



Happy Shopping!

Vintage Indie

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VI Headliner - Care to Bead

Headlining today is Etsy shop Care to Bead!

Gingeroni1 If you haven't checked out Kathi's shop you are in for something special! This wonderful sponsor's shop is full of delicious  eye candy like those little Snow White beauties to the left. The milky white vintage beads are clustered together to make the most perfect earrings. Treat your ears to these for all of those 4th of July parties!


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The Daily Swank - Jewlery by Letitiah

Looking for a little red & white love to complete your 4th ensemble? What about these fantastic pieces from Etsy shop letitiah!

Letitiah_vintage_glass_bead_bravele This Czech glass beads bracelet will spice up any outfit with it's beautiful vintage beads!


Top it off with these delicious raspberry and tear
drop earrings for a steal at 14bucks!

OR check out the other wonderful jewelry at
letitiah shop made with different beautiful vintage components!

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Upcoming Shopping Venue - Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Show Massachusetts

Vintage Indie Reader: Molly from Artful Sentiments

WHAT: Brimfield Antique & Collectible Show Massachusetts
WHEN: July 10th-15th

EVENT BACKGROUND: According to the Brimfield website this show is the largest outdoor antiques show in the world made up of 23 fields. There is so much going on you'll want to take a look at the What you need to know link to prepare.

Molly says "The Brimfield antique fair is coming up again next week, and it's by far my favorite antique / vintage shopping experience. It's the largest outdoor show in the US, held 3x a year, and is an amazing shopping experience for antique lovers!"

Thanks Molly for sharing one of your favorite shopping events this one sounds like a ton of fun!

NOTE: If you attend the event we'd love to see some of your photos and what you bought! Send submissions here.

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VI Headliner - Gallimaufry Arts

VI Headliner today is Gallimaufry Arts!

Gallimaufry_arts_wine_stopper Since the fourth of July lands on a weekday some of you may be planning a classy get together with friends and saving the cookout for the weekend. If that's the case, our fabulous sponsor Gallimaufry Arts has something special just for this occasion. This lampworked glass bead and wire wrapping wine stopper would make the most perfect hostess gift! With a splash of blue it fit's in perfectly with our red white and blue theme this week. Head over to Gallimaufry Arts online shop for other vintage inspired hand made craftiness!


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The Daily Swank - Knitwit Necklace LianaKabel

Happy 4th of July week lovelies! Check us out this each day this week for The Daily Swank as we brink you red white & blue vintage.

(Swank:  Imposingly fashionable or elegant; grand)

Ever heard someone tell you don't be a Knitwit? Ok maybe not but how clever is this necklace from Etsy shop Liana Kabel. This red blue and white necklace is composed of vintage knitting needles. It's priced at $48.00 for today only, but you better hurry because this one of a kind necklace won't last long!


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