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As She Was / Down In the Meadow

As She Was / Down In the Meadow

Here at Adored Vintage we ardently believe that abiding by Henry David Thoreau's quote "live the life you have always imagined" doesn't mean living a life of extravagance and luxury. Quite the opposite really as we aspire to live lives of simple and attainable beauty rooted in kindness, nature, and community. This small sampling of found vintage photos from the...

As She Was: Photobooth Beauties

As She Was: Photobooth Beauties

Oh how I adore a good ole fashioned photobooth. I've never really taken the time to pen down my thoughts as to why. I suppose it is similar to the reason I adore polaroids, they are photos that live in the center realm between film and digital. Perhaps a crux between past and future. It is the real present moment. I'll muse...

Vintage Finds From the Weekend

Vintage Finds From the Weekend

I spent much of this past weekend in quiet solitude, reading, writing, learning, researching, studying... and throughout it I made an equal effort to notice and live the little things. We went to the farmer's market for the first time (hooray!) to support many local merchants and farmers. I bought armloads of peonies and other June blooms. I also went...

As She Was: 1940s Fashion Inspiration

As She Was: 1940s Fashion Inspiration

So much feminine style inspiration can be found from vintage photos of women and we're especially drawn to everyday style and clothing worn by women from the 1930s and the 1940s. The 1940s was a huge historical turning point for women's fashion. Women began to take on jobs that men traditionally held due to World War II and their garments both had...

L'Amour: Found Vintage Photos & Your First Kiss

L'Amour: Found Vintage Photos & Your First Kiss

Do you remember your first kiss? Your first crush? The first time you felt butterflies in your stomach? I asked on Instagram stories yesterday: "How old were you when you got your first kiss?" and some of you shared your sweet, funny, endearing, awkward, exciting first kiss stories...  I was surprised to actually see how many responses we received about...

10 Tips on Washing Vintage Clothing

10 Tips on Washing Vintage Clothing

As a general rule of thumb, I hand wash all vintage clothing. For antique clothing if the fabric seems sound, I will hand launder it, but if it's too delicate, better to just leave it alone. Here are my tips for washing vintage clothing! 10 Tips on Washing Vintage Clothing 1.] Use WARM water for natural fabrics (such as cotton), not...

Vintage Laundry Advice from 1912 Grandmother

Vintage Laundry Advice from 1912 Grandmother

I just adore this little note that a grandmother sent to her granddaughter in 1912 as she is about to enter into marriage. I love that there are multiple misspelled words, and I just love the very last note especially! Laundry Advice to a 1912 Bride from her Grandmother 1.] Bild fire in back yard to heet kettle of rainwater....

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