Change is good

Hey guys! So I've been a little bit busy lately doing something that is very much needed in my shop. While I've been waiting for a whole new look on my website and blog thanks to Modernpolkadot, I decided that I needed to revamp my current pictures on Etsy. And when I say revamp, I really mean completely change the look, feel, and style of my pictures, but in a good way. Thanks to much needed critiquing in the forums and helpful advice, I'm doing a complete renovation from the ground up! And. It's. So. Exciting!! Ultimately, I want the look and feel of golden Southern California to show up in the pictures.

Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes of  the Vintage Fix studio:)

I found this little guy in our garden and started visualizing his addition to all my new photos...so I scooped him up.

Okay. How cute is this? I found this old 7-Up crate attached to a dresser as a drawer and quickly fled the scene...I knew it would be an awesome prop for all my little goodies :)

Meanwhile, my little bichon Charles (sometimes Sir Charles) stood guard and made sure no lizards ran into my shots. Love it!

So stay tuned guys, and keep checking back to my shop for new updates all the time.



And the winner is........

I just had to take advantage of the prop before it was used :)

My assistant waiting patiently..

And the winner is............

Okay thanks to my handsome assistant: my boyfriend, Mario, I found the lucky store......Lazyfish! Congratulations! I will be purchasing something from you shortly!

Let me just say to all of you that joined, please don't be discouraged, there will be more contests to come!


Tempting Thursday Number 1

Ok, I enjoyed my Wednesday post so much that I decided, what the heck, let's take on Thursday too :)

So, my tempting Thursdays will be about what I am tempted to buy. Like I said, I love to browse around Etsy. Okay...I'm stalling. I don't even want to share this shop because it's my new fave and I don't want anyone else to know about it...okay, I'm kidding! I really want everyone to know about this new little shop UptownAvenue! Check out how adorable this mother and daughter ran shop is...

and some of my faves..... Here are thier AMY BUTLER Bird Post earrings

And here is a cute Blue Bird Pendant

And of course I couldn't leave these beauties out, being as they are very retro looking :)

Oh...and gues what? All of their earrings can also be clip-ons..I mean how awesome is that?
Okay are you in love yet? I fill a possible splurge coming on....


Wacky Wednesday Number 1!

Okay, So I have a bit of a thing for "days of the week" anything! Example: "Days of the week" undies are one of my favorite things or, ahem, used to be! But enough about me. I decided,  one of the best ways I could get myself more dedicated to my blog is to create for myself special days of the week. Like today, Wednesday, I decided I would call it my Wacky Wednesday! Why? Just because. Some may be about vintage shananagans...some may be about wacky things that happened in the past....Stay tuned for many more weird and wacky Wednesdays to come...

Today, I couldn't pass up a good smoking ad I stumbled upon.

Me: "I believe" I will get lung cancer.......


I love contests!

So I decided to have a little fun today!

I realized that I've spent so much time admiring all the amazing artists/talent on Etsy but I haven't made the leap to buy! I hate to use the 'r' word, but it has definitely had an impact on my spending habits, or lack there of :)

So.......I started a little contest. For all the people who follow my blog starting today, I will add their name and etsy shop into a hat (literally) and whoever's name/shop I pick out will be the lucky store I will purchase something from! I will let the winner know through a convo!

Check out the post I started here

And of course, I will show all of you what I purchased. Yay! I can't wait!


New Happiness!!

Just a couple of exciting things in my life....

Red hair is something I've thought about doing for a while, so I finally did it and feel fabulous! Who knew how much fun I would have being a red head...

Secondly, I have something that's been in the works for a while. It all started when I came into contact (through some stroke of luck I had one day) with a vintage Olympia typewriter from 1963! 1963 PEOPLE!! So of course I was extatic to have it!

Anyways, I've been thinking of using it to write letter grams, love letters, etc. as a new little venture of mine on my vintage website. What do you guys think? Would you be interested in something like this? Oh, and not only will these letters be on regular paper, but they will be on vintage paper....So we will see. I hope to have some samples on display in my store shortly, once I fiddle around with it a little.


A day of waiting

Ok..for those of you who'v ever gone to court and waited in line for a unreal amount of time...I SALUTE YOU! Went to the courthouse today, to try to get a silly little traffic violation (yes..from one of those freaking camera intersections) and got there early, dressed nice, did all the things I was supposed to do, had absolutely no idea how long it would take! FOUR HOURS LATER, I left with a sore back and tired feet! Thankfully, it was reduced more than half, so there was light at the end of the tunnel for me after all. Yippee!

So then, come home and remember I had to mail a couple of packages out, so I package them up all pretty, because, truth be told, even though I sell vintage, I still like to wrap em up in tissue paper like they're something new. Anywho, get down to the post office only to find myself stuck at the end, yet again, of a line. For a new post office, they really don't have their crap together yet! I mean come on people, get it together! Hey, that reminds me of one of my favorite songs by India Arie...

Then, when I thought "Ok Lord, I get it, you're trying to teach me patience, right?" I came to the realization that He wasn't quite finished with me yet...another line awaited me at Ross when I was making a simple little exchange!

Sorry, I know that was a crazy long rant, but I felt it may bring comfort to those of you who know EXACTLY what I'm talking about.

It's just been one of those days...


Getting to know me

Hello! I'm Brooke, creator of Vintage Fix, a retro place where all my estate sale/thrift store finds are perfectly on display!

I have a great love and respect for all things vintage from the quirky ones like this to gorgeous one of a kind finds like this and everything in between!

As much as I love vintage though, I am in awe of the artists on Etsy. I spend countless hours browsing around with no particular destination, only to become fixed on some amazing talent in the etsian world.

With that said, I wanted to start out my new blog with some of my favorite things. Welcome to my world...

Bows are already cute, but made out of wood, the cuteness factor definitely goes up! Here's an item from Bettula

pheobestreasure created this ring out of a cute little shell she found...

Coolest gauges ever..makes me want to stretch my ears! By Jahkahbees

I couldn't believe how small this needle falted plant was by dolittledesign! Have you ever seen such a thing? 

Prettiest necklace by birdseyejewelry


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