I am Vintage

vintage definition_edited-1I am vintage! I’m 63 years old, mimi to 2 adorable grandsons one 14 and the other 6 months. I’m frayed around the edges, a bit worn & at times as fragile as the French letter below that a friend allowed me to scan.blog post image 2-8

I’ve become the simple things that I’ve adored since I was 12 or 13…old, time-worn things that show their age, that have a certain patina that softly shines from deep within, a chippy, cracked skin, & slightly faded color. I’ve always liked wrinkles & tatters, spots & a yellow/brown hue that claims time has passed. I don’t mind dusty, musty smells that emanate from old books & lovely ephemera from bygone eras. Yet, when I think of myself as vintage, I’m not convinced it’s a wonderful thing.

BUT…learning something new delights me beyond measure. I’m up for new experiences & I like talking with the younger set. I’m learning so many things from those crazy millennials & generation xers.  They have alot of social media savvy & techno knowledge to share with this boomer. If you’re gonna run with the still fleet-footed you better wear good shoes & be ready to open your mind.

Whewwww….glad I got that off my chest!

Tulip Border copy

Studio on the Corner Etsy shop is going through some growing pains. It’s good, don’t you think? Businesses, large & super tiny, need to change, revamp, catch up, & move forward. That’s what’s going on with SotC…a little of each from that list.

There are new valentines listed…cute vintage (there’s that word) clowns extracted from old post cards that were sent in the early years of the 1900s.

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Did you know that when I create something I use bits & pieces from lots of different images? The borders on the Funny Clown Valentines are from an old John Martin magazine that I have. I just scan, extract the borders, recolor them & add them to the card or tag that I’m working on. The backgrounds are often from old books & papers that I have scanned. The back of this valentine can become the FROM part of the valentine and began as just that on an old valentine from the 1930s. Extracting images can be time intensive, but so worth it. I love the idea that I’m taking something old, that lay forgotten in an old cigar box for many years & woke it up with a new look & fun use.

You can find these totes adorbs clowns along with others at Studio on the Corner Etsy shop.

I’m so glad you stopped by….I hope you’re staying warm & cozy if you live in one of the wintery cold places in the world. Have a fantastic day & we’ll talk soon!

My Printed Signature