Monday, December 22, 2008

The Vintage Afterlife: It's a Wrap!

December seemed to fly by so fast this year that I haven't even been able to keep up with all the chocolate in my advent calendar. If you're like me, you might not have gotten around to much holiday decorating either, in which case, here's an idea for how vintage can save your Christmas!

All you need is a few simple frames (I used plain white ones from Ikea), some vintage wrapping paper cut to size, and voila. It's a wrap!

Have fun decking your halls! Merry Christmas!
Immaculate Drea

P.S. Vintage napkins (or any other vintage ephemera with a holiday theme) will do just as well.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Vintage Afterlife: Tier-y Eyed

Obama's presidential win and subsequent speech moved me (and probably half the world) to tears last night. On a much smaller scale of global significance but nevertheless very dear to my heart and home, my recent Mauerpark fleamarket find has also brought tiers to my eyes.

Tea hee hee...Aren't I punny? ;o)

I scored this lovely little cakestand (which is a mere 25 cm tall) for a single euro (gasp). And I can't wait to back to Mauerpark next Sunday and treasure hunt for more! But I never have afternoon tea parties (if anything, I invite friends over for German-style coffee and cake), so here are some fun, non-trad uses I've come up with:

in the entryway:
pocket change, lip balm, keys
(the little things you always need but can
never find when you're sprinting out the door)

on the dressing table:
earrings and brooches
(perfect for rings too!)

on your desk:
binder clips, plastic tabs, rolls of tape
(makes any 9-to-5 a delight!)

in the bathroom:
bobby pins, tweezers and dental floss, cotton pads and q-tips
(the ultimate accessoire for any bathing beauty!)

and back in the entryway:
aspirin tablets, cough drops, Emergen-C
(I had these as "party favors" for guests at
my karaoke cocktail party the other week!)

XO Immaculate Drea

P.S. Stay tuned for more ideas on incorporating your vintage finds into your home decorating. And for more storage and other diy decorating tips, check out my blog "Drea is My Homegirl!" here!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Your Shopping Fate: Free Shipping!!!

Dunno if any of you felt the effects Mercury Retrograde this past month, but it definitely wreaked a little cosmic chaos on my life. Fortunately, Mercury is now back in planetary forward motion, and my luck in at least some aspects has already started turning around (phew!).

In celebration of Mercury madness coming to an end, we're offering free shipping for the rest of the month! So what are you waiting for? Click on one of the logos below to shop. We're sure to have something for sale that's written in your stars!

XO Immaculate Drea

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pale October

Fashion Illustration: Immaculate Meg
Photo & Art Direction/Styling: Immaculate Drea

Monday, October 6, 2008

Immaculate Heart @ Dawanda's Make It! Shop It! Blog It!

This completely slipped my mind! The other week, Immaculate Meg and I attended Dawanda's Make It! Shop It! Blog It! event, featuring inspirational talks from Holly (decor8) and Nicole (Luzia Pimpinella). I even made it in the cut for the wrap-up video (for better or worse!). Check me out showing off my diy screenprint and plugging Immaculate Heart: