My current work in progress, Loving Vintage, has renewed my quest for exploring vintage articles and made me more appreciative of period clothing. Heroine Annie Savone knows all about vintage clothing and selects only the finest for the shop she manages. She had a lot to teach me. My research is rich with vintage shops here in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and I’m making a point of visiting each one. I’d love to share these shops as I come across them.
The most recent is Two Birds, a darling little shop in Neuse that’s packed with artfully, curated pieces of interest. There’s much to be said about how the items in a shop are arranged. If the articles are just thrown together they appear like clutter. When items are thoughtfully assembled, you can definitely feel the pull of a grouping … and consequently find yourself wanting to take them all home! Self-discipline is an important ally when visiting the cutest shops for sure. Annie has on staff, a celebrity stylist who has an eye for display, and a vintage authenticator who is a clothes psychic. The clothes psychic can receive impressions about the clothing’s past owners. This trio is involved in quite the adventure right now!
Do you have favorite vintage shops where you are? Let me know!
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I loved your books I can not wait to get them I now have an e mail address I hope you leave me a reply I got all your pictures copied I am hanging them up your writing has inspired me to create maybe a little writing and drawing to I had a great time disney world with lynn and larry joe liked too you know maybe I will take course on computer at the library or the Suffolk community college or even stony brook college the sky is the limit love your sister mimi
So glad you enjoy the stories! 😘 The release date for Loving Vintage is Dec 10. The print version should be available soon after. I’ll send you a copy as soon as it becomes available. 😀