i am all about vintage

vintage, vintage, vintage! i love owning something that has a history, a past life, a story, a tale. so, i thought i would share a photo of these ceramic vintage vases i purchased on ebay awhile back. i first spotted them on the style files http://style-files.com/2009/09/23/vase-collection-for-sale-on-ebay/ which is a beautiful site full of global international finds. this is my first collection of something and that makes me happy (well besides vintage clothing)! some other things i cherish that have a history: the credenza was my grandmother's (it has been painted the color bon voyage by behr paint), the iron sculpture was given to my parents as a wedding gift in 1970, the driftwood is from beach bungalow in sag harbor, ny, and the portrait is of me at 3 years of age from 1975. i am dating myself here...ooops! keep your eyes out for some vintage clothing posts in the future. xo nikki

✱ song of the moment
 the clarence greenwood recordings
 citizen cope

day one. i ♥ you

hello to all who stumble upon my first-ever blog and post! i started this as an art project of sorts to share ideas, images, design, art, fashion, music, books, places, food and pretty much anything that inspires me. what is life without inspiration?

the middle photo entitled "i ♥ you" was taken by me while walking in a parking lot with one of my oldest friends kristy. i spotted this vine on a black plastic fence and it immediately reminded me of this photography book i recently bought called "FOCUS:LOVE Your World, Your Images." i love that sometimes you can find beauty in the most random places. it makes me think about life and how you can choose to discover TRUTH in your own personal way, or to be a little more enchanting, decide to view life as a FAIRY TALE. please feel free to leave comments or share anything that inspires you. enjoy! xo nikki

✱ song of the moment
etta james
(since i kind of can't
breathe without music
on at all times,
i thought it might
be fun to share what
i am listening to
each time i post)