Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring & Fabulous French Fashion Plates



I've been obsessed with antique fashion lately.
It started with Pinterest


A huge portions of my pins are of antique fashion...




I'm just enamored with the beauty & intricacies of these vintage designs. 


So, once I discovered these antique, French Fashion Plates
on Pinterest, it was like Ohhhh La La...


Swoooooon...I'm in LOVE!


All from the 1800's, these plates give us a glimpse of the past
& a look into the lives of the aristocratic women of the time.


Since spring & summer is typically wedding season,
I tried to include as many wedding dress plates as I could find.


So sit back with your cup of java or a glass of sweet tea
& let the drooling begin...






































































You can peruse this entire collection of fashion plates at
The Los Angeles Public Library.
I'm excited about some upcoming possibilities that have presented
themselves to us. Not quite ready to share yet, but I would
love it if y'all would cross your fingers or say a prayer
that what ever is meant to be for us, will be!

You know y'all are 'The Wind Beneath My Wings', right!

XOXO
vintagesusie

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

'Spoonin' with Hope, Faith & Love & The Spoon Theory


Happy Tuesday my Sweetest of Hearts...
Guess what I've been doing lately?
Well, if you guessed 'SPOONIN' you'd be RIGHT!
And I haven't been doing just any old 'SPOONIN',
I've been 'SPOONIN' for a cause.


Recently, a dear friend of mine found out she has MS. She shared with me
an amazing story from a website called 'But You Don't Look Sick'. This
is a community for support, education & inspiration for anyone living
with a disability, invisible disease or chronic pain.


This story is written by Christine Miserandino & poignantly describes what
it's like to live a day in her life fighting Lupus, it's called 'The Spoon Theory'.


She helps us understand that the simple, basic things the rest of us
do everyday & don't think twice about, are hurtles for someone with
her disability, that must be carefully thought out & calculated in
terms of how much energy she has in any given day. 


You can read the entire story HERE & I hope you can take a little extra
time to do just that. I know you will be quite moved by it, just as I
have been. There are very few people out there that don't
have a loved one touched by one of these disabilities.
Here's your chance to walk a day in their shoes.


I thank my friend Maria for sharing this information with me.
I wish all my friends living with disability, invisible disease or chronic pain,
HOPE, FAITH & LOVE.
And most especially dear friends,
I wish for all of you, an Abundance of Spoons!

XOXO
vintagesusie