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The Daily Swank - The Vintage Toddler

If you happen to be a  mother of a toddler daughter, I do have to say tonight, I envy you just the slightest. I am after all a momma of two boys and slightly partial. After Today's Daily Swank I just want to at least "think" about the possibility of another one... possibly a girl...ahem.

Once again I am amazed at the things you can find on Etsy. I landed on this shop Kinchi awhile ago and had it saved for such an occasion as this. "The stuff you buy when your a mum of the seventies" that's the clever tagline of this shop. Every garment in this shop is dripping with color and originality you'll want to buy everything you see. The first dress is a Irish Teatowel Dress. This is made from a vintage perfectly preserved tea towel from the seventies. Flip it over to the back and it's new fabric with pieces of the the tea towel.


If that dress doesn't send you head over heels than this adorable Pretty Bird Skirt and Top Set will. Toptoskirtkinchi_5Composed by hand as all of them are, this outfit contains 3 vintage elements. The bird skirt is made of a bird tablecloth, a brand new original seventies sheet and a vintage pillowcase. The shirt showcases a matching appliqué of the bird from the table cloth. Isn't it adorable!






So I had to include something for the fellas too! This v-neck Veggie Power tee is just too cute. It's embellished with veggies from a vintage seventies hand towel. 

My favorite part about this indie shop is that, the designer & creator is also a momma. She takes pride in providing you with quality handmade items, paying special attention to all the right details. Catch more of her exclusive patterns and treat your darling sweeties to a little vintage at Kinchi.

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VI Headliner - FOUND Hosting Sally Jean Trunk Show

Do you have a list started for all of your must see shopping destinations? If not, today is a good time to start. Today you'll want to add our new sponsor FOUND to your list. First of all, if your into beautiful antiques or an avid vintage shopper, the name of the shop alone should spark your attention. FOUND features the work of artist who use found and vintage materials in their work. How amazing is that! On top of all of the beautiful artist works that they have, they carry authentic vintage items with an ever changing inventory.  This wonderful shop is located in the  Historic Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor, Michigan.


This month we focusing on a very big event at FOUND. They are hosting artist Sally Jean from Portland Oregon. She is the creator of "The Original Vintage Collage Art Charms". She's also the author of "Pretty Little Things". If you aren't familiar with her work, you'll want to check out her website at www.sallyjean.com. She will be bringing a great selection of her wonderful artwork to FOUND for a one day Trunk Show on Sunday, September 9th from 11:00 - 4:30 p.m. On top of the fabulous trunk show there will be four days of workshops and events from September 6th-10th.

You won't want to miss a minute of the Sally Jean Trunk Show and workshops at FOUND. Here are the must see and do events for September.Plan a getaway and book your spot for the entire workshop. Follow the links for purchasing and reservations.

  - Soldering for Virgins: The Whole Sha-Bang $150
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7th 9-4:30 - Soldering for Virgins: The Whole Sha-Bang $150
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8th 9-4:30 - Mr.Rogers Neighborhood $160.00
1.Mark you calendar for the Sally Jean Trunk Show at FOUND for September 9th from 11:00-4:30.
2. An Artful Evening, with Mediterranean-inspired food & wine pairings the evening of September 9th This includes a spectacular show and tell from Sally Jean. Wine Food & Fun from 5:30-8:00. Tickets are $48 a person. You'll want to purchase early as this special event is going to fill up fast.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH 9-4:30 - Little 3-D "Light" House $155

For Directions and Location Click Here.

Vintage Indie is excited to bring this wonderful event to our readers and hope that you will share your experience with us. Please let us know if you are attending the Sally Jean Trunk show or tell them you found about it from Vintage Indie!



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The Daily Swank - The Vintage Baby

This week's Daily Swank is inspired by a new birth in my family. I'm in love with some of the fantastic handmade children's items available, that use the spirit of vintage as well as vintage elements.

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I LOVE these Bibs from Etsy shop RikRak. Each bib is handmade with vintage cotton fabrics and paired with perfect combination fabric colors. RikRak shop has much more to offer and a huge line of bibs. Check out their line of Vintage Fabric Cards, Magnets, Scarves, Letters and so much more.
Pictured from left to right. the blueberry souffle ,the lemony cupcake ,the chocolate strawberry torte .

Vintagefabricchangingmat2 If you are a new mom, you are going to want one of these changing mats too. Perfect for the modern mom on the go, but with just enough vintage to sooth your style. These fabulous mats come from  anflorence. This Paper Doll Changing mat as well as the others is perfect to slip into your diaper bag, but also comes with a convenient strap for quick trips!

I'll be back tomorrow with more fantastic Daily Swank for The Vintage Child.

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VI Headliner - Tacky Back In Time

Tackybackintime_2 Check out today's VI Headliner Tacky Back In Time. This shop sponsor is an Etsy Vintage Shop full of vintage items specializing in  vintage craft and sewing.

Right now their store is packed with how to books like this Macrame Why Knot book.

Letsplaytag This Let's Play Tag Book. A book for Rubber stamping techniques.

As well as good ole' craft kits like this Retro Needle Pendant Kit

This shop's ever changing inventory of vintage goods could have  that something special that was "tacky back in time"  just for you. Head over to Tacky Back In Time on etsy for the entire selection.

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Weekend Shopping Report - Burlington KY Antique Show

A couple of Sunday's ago, my family along with my mother in law packed it up to the Burlington Antique Show. Held the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Boone County Fair Grounds in Northern Kentucky.

Misc_003 The Next Antique show is on August 19th. Just a few tips below to help you see everything and enjoy your visit.

First, pack lightly and wear comfortable shoes. If you have a wagon or stroller, bring it. I went the antique show ever since I was a little girl and it was hot and I didn't enjoy it as much then, but I guess that's why I love it now. If you decide to leave the kids at home, bring the wagon anyway, you'll want it to cart around your finds!

The Burlington Antique Show is a 26 year show hosting over 250 antique dealers. You'll want to head out early, as early as 5am for the early bird specials. Admission is $5.00 per person from 5-8am. Children Under 12 Years are FREE. You'll find some of the best picks this early in the day and it's not so hot.

It was very hot that day we went. I highly suggest taking a small backpack cooler with ice water. There are small concession stands, but it's nice to pull out a cold one when you need it.

Some of the booths are under the horse barns in partial shade,but you'll want to also pack the sunscreen as most of the show is among the fairgrounds outdoors. 8am-3pm is regular admission of only $3.00 per person, children are free and so is parking.

I love it when the dealers take the time to really draw you into their booth with a great set up. Isn't this table and chairs adorable!

Tip - Take your camera! We want to see some of your favorite booths and fabulous finds!

Lastly, hang around for close up time later in the afternoon. Most of the time dealers will take reasonable offers becuase they don't feel like packing it all up again. This is more so for furniture and dishes which take the most time to load.

What: Burlington Antique Show
Where: Northern Kentucky BooneBoone County Fairgrounds
5819 Idlewild Rd. (KY Route 338)                                                                     
Burlington, Kentucky
(10 minutes south of Cincinnati)
When: August 19, September 16, October 21

If you go, please share what you find. Send us your photos and details!

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Announcements - Fashion Week is Coming to Vintage Indie!

You won't want to miss this fantastic week of fabulous vintage couture clothing, old school get ups and more! If you own a vintage clothing shop, online store or you remake clothing with vintage garments now is the time to sponsor Vintage Indie!

Check out our Advertisement Page for more details.

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Edited: We just noticed the button wasn't working when you actually try to sign up from the Join our Newsletter page. It should be all fixed now.


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The Daily Swank - Fabric Eye Candy

The Daily Swank this week wouldn't be complete without some serious vintage fabric eye candy. Vintage fabrics are just one of those things. Your eye spots a hint of color piled up on a table, you walk over to it. You notice it's old, it's feels oh so nice... you ponder all of the other scraps and bits you have stuffed and piled in your crafting/sewing room. After thinking for a minute you know you don't have this shade of pink so you happily leave with your fabric piece clutched tightly in your hand.

Look at this yummy bundle of PINK SHABBY vintage and new fabric remnants. These come from a nice selection from etsy shop Perline Design Boutique.

Next up is this delicious blend of Vintage Linen Fabrics. All of the fabrics are vintage or re-purposed from cutter tablecloths, napkins towels and calendars. Check out String and Scissor shop full of nothing but fabrics and scraps for your crafting pleasure.


Check out this sweet little pack of fabric goodies. Hazy 80s (fabric charm pack) comes from SpaceDog Studios. You better hurry though these packs won't last long!

I hope you've enjoyed  Crafty week on Vintage Indie ! Stay tuned for next week as we host our first fashion week! It will be full of vintage "couture" and some super stylin' finds!

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Readers Shopping Report

Good Friday morning! Today we're having a little show and tell from reader Pam. Pam is sharing her recent find from the Brimfield Antique Show. Remember this post from a week or so back? 

Pamcabinete1 During her trip she purchased this antique cabinet. It's 13 inches tall and has 14 small drawers. She plans on leaving the outside as is, as she enjoys it's shabby chic charm. However,she did line the insides of the drawers with velvet fabric. Now this little shabby chic cabinet of sorts sits proudly on her dresser as her new jewelry box.

Pam also happens to be the owner of Destination Unknown Journals for Travel.  Check out her really neat handmade journals. Be sure to visit the "Where they went" link for really great stories from customer travels.

Thanks Pam for sharing your recent find!

Don't forget to take pictures of your fab find this weekend during your shopping!

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The Daily Swank - Old Skool Craftyness

Some of the best resources for crafting are old school books, patterns and cool craft kits. Today's daily swank features some oldies but goodies! Great for learning, making and plain ole' fun!


Check out this Vintage 1976 Pencil Shrinky Dinks Craft Kit!  This awesome kit is one of many in Etsy shop Art on the Hoof. Other Craft kits include Vintage 1974 Lady Spinwelder Fashion Studio Stud Setter Kit,  a Vintage 1974 E-Z Tracer Drawing Instrument, a Vintage 1974 Jewel Magic Jewelry Maker Craft Kit. Retro Bead Maker Toy and many more great finds!


Looking for vintage sewing craft patterns?  You can find this set and many more at Vintage Junque. This set includes 11 uncut Home Decor Sewing Patterns. They also have clothing patterns for women, girls and more. Vintage Junque specializes in all sorts of great vintage goodies.

1960_work_basket_magazines If you are looking for a great set of vintage craft magazines then Etsy shop Simply Scarves has some really great finds. Pictured left are examples of the Workbasket magazines available. I've actually never heard of these, they are supposed to be full of all kinds of crafty projects and recipes. They look like a lot of fun. Simply Scarves is offering Free shipping if you mention you found their shop through Vintage Indie.

Lastly, add this Make It Yourself Step by Step Library of Needlework and Crafts Vintage 1975 Book to your collection. This book is a hard to find old school resource from Tracey's Treasures.

I hope you had fun checking out these old school crafty goods on todays Daily Swank!

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VI Headliner - Care To Bead is Back!

It's that time again for another VI Headliner! Heading up today is Care to Bead! They are back sponsoring Vintage Indie  and they've brought a fabulous new line of Vintage Inspired Antique Brass jewelry.

Vintage glass beads and a sweet sparrow make this No. 124 Trinkets piece something spectacular! The carefully hand wired wrapped colored beads add a subtle splash of color to create a beautiful natural look.

My favorite from the new collection are these beautiful "Stripe The Vintage" earrings. I LOVE the color combination of those hand made beads and the elegant brass bead cap.

The best part is Care to Bead is offering Vintage Indie readers FREE gift wrap & FREE shipping! (Remember to tell them you found them on Vintage Indie).  Hurry over to Care to Bead  and shop indie before this fantastic offer ends!

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The Daily Swank Vintage Paper Crafts

Hi, my name is Gabreial and I'm a vintage paper-aholic! The best thing is, there is so much paper goodness on Etsy and other shops around the net I will always have somewhere to shop! Today's Daily Swanky has a lot to offer for all of your vintage paper needs.

You have to visit Paper Relics. This amazing online shop is FULL of wonderful & whimsical vintage paper goodies. Their Antique & Vintage Paper Bundles are full of surprises from the 1800's, some 1960's items and more.


From The Junk Drawer shop on Etsy is this Basically Blue Ephemera kit. Full of different old papers including a Bingo card, some blue rick rack  and more. Check out The Junk Drawer for more kits like this one!

From Crow and Iris on Etsy is this Sweetheart vintage ephemera collage kit is full of over 150 pieces! Perfect for a great collage!Crowirissweetheartpaperpack_2 This shop also has many other vintage goodies available for purchase.


Last up today is this adorable Shabby Chic Nest full of fun sweet darlings. It includes fibers, buttons, ribbons, paper and more. Find this at Brandywine Boutique along with other altered art, paper crafts & collages.

I hope you enjoyed todays Daily Swank!


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VINTAGE Crafty Goodness Treasury!

Hey everyone! In spirit of Vintage Crafty Goodness week on Vintage Indie I was able to snag and Etsy Treasury! If you haven't ever shopped this way its a lot of fun! You go to the Etsy home site click on Treasury and find user compiled list of many different themes.


Here is a sneak peek of the VINTAGE Crafty Goodness list I just created! I'll be changing the items throughout the 2 days that it's available. Have fun shopping!

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Typepad Outage

Looks like we are all back up and running again! If you've missed it here's the latest from Typepad Corporate.

"Dear TypePad member,

A quick update: power has been restored at our co-location facility
and TypePad service is now available. Service began coming back online
at approximately 5:15 pm Pacific Daylight Time today, Tuesday, July
24, 2007. We are still working to restore commenting functionality on
some blogs."

The Daily Swanky - Crafty Vintage Bliss

Today's Daily Swank will delight you and send you into eternal crafty bliss! Check out what I found on Etsy!

First up this Pink and Red Box of Vintage Sweet Treats is full of crafty goodness eye candy! This set includes vintage buttons, vintage fabric squares, a little rick rack and more! Check out this darling shop Sweet Things and Coffee Beans on Etsy! They have 9 sets all different waiting for you!

This set Vintage Junkies...Inspiration Station is misleading it says it's vintage junkies, but I think it's more like treasure! This inspirational set includes VINTAGE "Decorette" Ribbon,Vintage Green string, vintage silk leaves and more. Check it out at Unfinished Business!


Imagine what you could do with this super cool set of Vintage Game Pieces! Old Bingo cards, scrabble pieces, vintage shaped "bunny" playing cards, with baby animals on the faces, bingo markers and a ton more.  This set is so much fun! Find this any other great goodies at  Out on a  Whim where they bring  you Pieces of the Past.

I hope you've had fun browsing these awesome shops! I'd love to see what you made from any of the sets featured this week!


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Shop & Learn - Stitch School by Primrose Design

Good morning everyone! It's another beautiful crafty day here at VI! I'm so excited about today's Shop & Learn! It's a new feature that we are offering and to get your creative juices flowing we are taking yo to "Stitch School". That's right our sponsor Primrose Design has this fabulous school housed right on her blog. 

Stitch_school_primrose_design_2  Janet teaches you step by step embroidery stitching with fantastic step by step photos and directions. Her tutorials are colorful, easy to follow and a great resource. The latest find on her blog is the Guilloche stitch (pictured left). Earlier lessons from her Stitch School teach easier stitches to lead up to this one and so on.

Stop over at Primrose Design Stitch School and learn something new this week. If you aren't up for the challenge head over to Primrose Design online shop for beautiful hand embroidered pillows, kitchen textiles, baby ware and more!

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The Daily Swanky - Crafty Vintage

I don't know about you, but sometimes it takes the right mix of things to spark an idea. These super fabulous sets, kits and bundles all of vintage goodies and the like, make great starters or additions for your crafty projects! Some of them come with everything you need too create something from start to finish.


First up is this  Fabric & Trim Retro Blue pack from Etsy shop Duct Tape AND Denim! This fabulous shop offers vintage fabrics, papers and more! They also have an Orange Retro Floral set too! Stop by there and pick up some fantastic vintage supplies!

Here is a sweet little set for your paper crafting. This Purple Vintage Wallpaper Pack includes beautiful vintage wallpaper, trims, flowers,butterflies and more. All carefully selected and bundled together for you from the owners at Antelope Baby.


Last, but not least on today's Daily Swank is this adorable one of a kind Sugary Pink Baby Vintage  Bundle. Full of sweet vintage and vintage style finds for baby and mommy. It includes a darling eyelet bonnet for baby, vintage cotton lace,vintage rose pink, sateen fabric and more! Stop by Aegean Sea on Etsy for more great vintage supplies!

Grab one of these packs up before their gone, they make great starters for crafting with your kiddos too!


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Trashion Trunk Show!

It's going to be an amazing week on Vintage Indie. This weeks focus is on all things crafty & creative with vintage finds. In my earlier post I mentioned turning an old trunk into something functional, making it lively and new again. I'm excited to announce I'm not the only one who is excited about turning old into new & trash in to treasure.


Introducing Trashion! This group of over 70 artists world wide specializes in turning another persons trash into treasure. This Etsy Street Team is about visualizing beauty in unconventional objects and materials. They fabricate art, jewelry, fashion and objects for the home. How awesome is this group!  This group is busy at work getting ready for their Trunk Show to be held at the Etsy Labs in NY THIS Friday July 27th. Mark you calendar to shop from 6-8pm.

All the Details:
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Don't live in NY like me and can't make it to the show? Check out this link for a list of participating sellers who are having a 15% off sale in their shops this week as a pre-trunk show!

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Weekend Readers Shopping Report!

Did you have any luck finding anything this weekend? Are you the crafty type and going to use your talents to create something fabulous with it? We'd love to check it out! From start to finish! Please send us your photos and project!

I purchased an old trunk/blanket chest(before picture coming soon) that is covered in black leather. After being inspired by so many amazing people out there who are reworking and redoing things I have big plans for my little chest. Now the hardest part for me will be finding the fabric that I want to recover it in!

Please send us your before photos, possibly some during and after!


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Shop Vintage - Inspire Co

o you ever wish you could just stroll through a French market and buy up any and everything that catches your eye? Maybe you are looking for that perfect little addition to that project you've been working on or possibly you are looking for that perfect gift that reflects who you are. If you answered yes to any of these questions then you'll want to head over to Inspireco

Inspireco is a little slice of internet heaven to feast your eyes upon. They offer an assortment of goodies directly from France. 

Just look at these French Estampes. They are tiny clasps used for French limoges boxes. Aren't they adorable! The shop only has a small collection of each one of these so you better hurry before they are gone.

Also at Inspireco's "French Market" are these adorable French Bingo Cards. You can also purchase the coordinating markers.


After you've strolled through the Inspireco French Market check out all of the other wonderful things they offer. Their paperie is full of fantastic goodies like their handmade ephemera photo albums.

I hope you've enjoyed today's stroll through Inspireco.  Stay tuned to Vintage Indie for more wonderful vintage shops to feast your eyes upon!

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The Daily Swank - Stuffed Cakes'

Boy am I stuffed! My baby boy and I made homemade carrot cake cupcakes with yummy cream cheese icing today (pictures and recipe on personal blog soon) they were so creamy and delicious! I couldn't have all of the fun and not share some with you. I hope you enjoy these cupcake treats!

Look at this Little Chef with a Story to Tell Art Doll from Mukibubb Folklore Boutique. This specific doll is the Little Chef with a Story to Tell. Her adorable dress features three cupcakes, a mixing bowl and the phrase " Today we made cupcakes". I'm just in love with this adorable creation. There's also a fishing doll, a gardener and many other hug-able creations at this wonderful shop!

Cupcake_stuffie_artgoodiesThe second is a Block Print Cupcake Stuffie from Art Goodies. Made by hand printed linocut and sewn together with vintage fabric. The fun just doesn't stop at cupcakes, Art Goodies also has a new Squirrel Stuffie,  Rooster Stuffies & more!

That's all for today's sweet treats! Share some cupcake love with someone you know..


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VI Headliner & Sponsor Spectacular Primrose Design

Primrosedesign718to816 Today I'm introducing you to the world of Primrose Design, our newest sponsor! Get lost in a vintage world at this beautiful online shop. Full of One of kind, handcrafted items, from accessories, to kids stuff, to home decor and vintage finds.

I got lost just browsing through the shop and you will too once you stumble upon the beautiful aprons. I absolutly love vintage and handmade aprons. There is just something about the fact it takes so much time with someones two hands to create something beautiful. Each making you feel spoiled while in the kitchen. Primrose Design is no exception there are many fabrics, styles and shapes of aprons to fit any personality.


If it's pillows you have an eye for, Primrose Design pillows are simply a choc full of eye candy for the vintage lover. This Fly Away With Me pillow is made from a damask tablecloth and adorned with matching golden yellow buttons.

Head on over to Primrose Design as they are offing a Sponsor Spectacular Discount! Use discount code VINTAGE for 15% off the total.

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The Daily Swank - Cupcake Couture

Today's Daily Swank features a little cupcake couture.

First up is a Helen Rochfort Handbag. This Eat Me Drink Me handbag has a sweet vintage feel to it with it's adorable pink cupcake photograph and a blue beaker on the other side. Check out the Helen Rochfort Etsy shop for more delicious handbags with vintage flair and a smidgen of retro!


Next up treat your ears to something sweet with these adorable Cupcake Flower Earrings. These handmade earrings are composed of vintage Czech milk glass beads, gold plated ear wire and more. Find these and many other pieces over at Etsy shop Pollyannacowgirl Designs


How about a little cupcake couture decor? Check out this adorable cupcake block print. The linocut block print has been printed on cotton, sewn and fused to a coordinating vintage fabric, by the creative hands at Art Goodies! Check out more fantastic linocut goodies while you shop!

We are still looking for some of your best cupcake recipes! Send us your recipe and we'll feature you here!

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The Daily Swank - Sugary & Sweet

Diving into more cupcakes today as we explore the delicious side to this sweet treat!

Some people may want to have a Cupcake for Dinner. Betty Turbo serves them up calorie free at her Etsy Shop! These prints are made from hand carved linoleum and printed using and antique letterpress. Making quite the buzz her fresh baked series recently appeared at The Print Show at the SQFT Gallery in Nashville. Head on over to Betty Turbo on Etsy for more of her great prints!


Need a little cupcake surprise? This vintage ceramic cupcake has some special treats inside just for you! Don't take my word for it, head over to Etsy shop Crack The Sky for all the delicious details.

Maybe you need just a little bit o' sweet? If that's the case then you need these darling cupcake tags. Hand stained with walnut ink to give them that perfect old school look.   Head over to Pink Trailer Designs for even more sweet treat tags in an array of colors!

Is your sweet tooth satisfied? If not come back tomorrow during The Daily Swank for more fluffy goodness.

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