THE VINTAGE ISSUE I love all things vintage, no doubt inheriting this fascination with yesteryear from my mom. She was the most creative antique shopper I have ever known before she passed away at age 44. It makes me smile that my oldest has also inherited a love for the vintage-inspired.
Together, we set out every few weeks in search of new antique shops, vintage boutiques, local fairs and more. I’m always looking for ceramic candy dishes from the 50s that have large roses on top (pictured). My mom used to have a beautiful collection, and sadly, they were broken during a move when I was in junior high. It was devastating because she loved this collection so much. Since these dishes are so rare, I have only found a couple of them, but my search continues.
While browsing the shelves for candy dishes, my daughter searches for vintage fashion hats and so far, she has some really beautiful pieces. She will have a very special collection someday to pass down to her children and grandchildren. A day spent antiquing is a day filled with happiness.
If you love the vintage-inspired, then you will love this issue. Filled with many stories celebrating yesteryear, from Upcycling the Old to Fabulous and Vintage Homes for Sale to 7 Spectacular Places to Shop for Yesteryear, plus our cover feature highlighting 15 Vintage Inspired Lifetimes, this issue will be loved by many.
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Lindy Kleivo Publishing Director, West Suburban Area Content • Sales • Marketing