Show & Tell Christmas Trees - Show us your tree!

Good morning to you! I hope you're feeling rested after the Thanksgiving break. I know many of you have traditions of putting your tree up the day after Thanksgiving. We are headed out sometime soon to pick a perfect tree. 

The Countdown to Christmas Day is coming up, and we're kicking it off with a show & tell kind of week. Today, I would like to invite our readers to show off their Christmas Trees, indoor, outdoor or wherever you put your tree. Either way, we would love to see it!

All you need to do is send me an email stating your first name last initial and your State/City. That's it! I'll be sharing them throughout the day/week. 


This isn't my tree, but a vintage Christmas Tree Photo by JessaMaePhoto. It reminds me of the little ceramic tree my mamaw had on her credenza growing up.  


If you'd like a head start on tomorrow's show & tell, we'll be showing off some of our favorite vintage ornaments


Merry Christmas to you!

xoxo Gabreial  

And the Story Begins: Furniture with a new story to tell.

Things are going to start picking back up here at Vintage Indie. Now that we're getting settled into our new place, and learning what is like to live in a 89 year old farm house. We are enjoying the charm and wide open space here. 

Today, I'd like to introduce you to And the Story Begins. Local to Northern Kentucky; furniture artist Holly Carpenter, is creating new stories for once disregarded furniture. 

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She specializes in using Annie Sloan's coveted Chalk Paint

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Buffet in progress above. 

To learn more about And the Story Begins and to see more of Holly's work, please like her new Facbook page


Support Independent Small Businesses! 


Furniture Love: Northern Kentucky

There is a new designer in town. She happens to be my momma and she is amazing with color. 

This is Mid Century Blue. Isn't she gorgeous? I could see this on a screened porch, a home school room, a swanky library. The possiblities are endless. I love those legs too! 



Mid Century Modern cabinet painted with chalk paint/clear and dark waxed. Lightly distressed/chalkboard on both sides. 
Comes with sliding glass doors!

$180.00 Local Pick Up Only 

Northern KY, Greater Cincinnati Area. 

The Daily Swank: RehabVintageLA


There is something so swanky about vintage lockers and locker drawers. What do you think? Could you pull off one of these in your home?




This giant E is dreamy. I don't know where I'd put it, but if I had a daughter with an "E" name, I  think it would look great in a bedroom. 


Check out RehabVintageLA on Etsy. They're powder coating all kinds of cool swanky vintage. 



SproutSouth: Add a little green to your life.


Sproutsouth logoThis past winter was the worst winter I can ever remember. It waned for ever and ever and all I could think about was summer and sunshine. When Sproutsouth sent me one of their adorable terrariums, (dubbed "turtle" by my baby girl), it was that little something in my windowsill that made me smile. 

Yes, I'm a big baby and yes, winter is my least favorite season of all, but especially this year. 


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Besides being a big fan of houseplants, I'm an even bigger fan of the tiniest of plants like those in these terrariums. Ours is like the first one on the left. It is sitting snugly in our kitchen window as we speak. Upon arrival, we gave turtle a good soak and then returned him to his home so that he could continue to grow. 

Wouldn't you know it, our little turtle sprouted a beautiful flower. I'm not sure what kind, but it was delicate like an orchid inside the tiny home. Each of my children have visited it over time, given it a sprinkle of water and I'm happy to say, besides a couple of succulents this is probably the longest lived plant I've ever kept alive. 


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I'm no green thumb, if you couldn't tell but this gave me a hope for the winter. I think I need a collection of these in each of the windows this winter. 

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If you've been wanting an opportunity to teach your child responsibility, I think one of these terrariums from sproutsouth would be a great gift. Of course the terrariums are glass, and they are delicate, but it would be a great opportunity to teach gentleness and caring for a living thing. Ya know, so they can take care of your plants when they're grown and house sitting for you. 

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Thanks so much to Sproutsouth for giving this family a little green during our dreary winter. We appreciated it! 

Visit Sproutsouth  and add a little green to your life today :) 



Disclosure: Sproutsouth provided the terrarium for our review. We were not paid for any wording of our review. 

The Daily Swank: Vintage Wooden Chairs

We've been snowed in/frozen in, but with focus on getting our school work completed on time, so that we can take spring break a little later in our home school year. We're really enjoying our year-round schooling and snow days don't seem to bother anyone around here, it just makes for a busy week. It has also created long days of learning, but no one has seemed to mind. 

I hope to be back to supporting small businesses and handmade shops like today's Daily Swank again daily. 

In the mean time, pull up a chair and be sure to pin stuff you love! 

I love these vintage chairs from 86home . 


Let's Stay Warm in 2014: Wool Blankets

It has been a chilling -9 degrees here, but I know some of you are facing even colder temps. I say, we just hibernate and come out when it is summer! What say you? 








What about you? Where are you from and what is the current temp? 


A Calendar a Day for 2014: Chalkboard Styles

We're kicking off our Calendar a Day for 2014 feature until the end of the year. It is time to think ahead to next year and get everything together you'll need for planning! 


Let's start with some handmade and indie small business created chalkboard style calendars. 




HeatherGillPhotoFGorgeous Farmer's Market Photography from HeatherGillPhoto 






Pinned It! Deck the Halls 2013: Christmas Breakfast & Brunch

Are you looking forward to Christmas morning? I know I am. We have a family tradition going on three years now, where my husband and I make about 6 dozen cinnamon rolls. We like gifting these in the morning so that family and friends don't have to think about cooking, first thing Christmas morning.

After that though, it is time for brunch! I've put together a Christmas Breakfast board with some delicious ideas for your Christmas Brunch. 



Follow Vintage Indie Mag's board Vintage Indie: Christmas Breakfast Ideas on Pinterest.


What about you? Do you have any Christmas food traditions?