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I grew up in a house that looked more like a museum. My parents were passionate art collectors, and so I spent my childhood years surrounded by antique books and beautiful paintings. Ever since I can remember, I've loved the visual pleasure of a charming object, the way it sends emotional vibrations which may attract one to it without even knowing why. Every object has a story, a life - it was treasured and loved in beautiful, happy days, or maybe brought a tear to one’s eye on a day with clouded skies… I like to give an object from the past a new life in the present. I love the romantic, vintage charm of lace and ruffles, the beauty of embroidered damask, the delicate rustle of taffeta and the exquisite feeling of silk… I collect items with a special feel, be they clothing or home decor. As much as I appreciate the benefits of the new, I remain nostalgic for the old.

Most of the vintage…

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  • Joined August 30, 2011

Favorite materials

linen, lace, cotton, silk, damask, taffeta, organza

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About

I grew up in a house that looked more like a museum. My parents were passionate art collectors, and so I spent my childhood years surrounded by antique books and beautiful paintings. Ever since I can remember, I've loved the visual pleasure of a charming object, the way it sends emotional vibrations which may attract one to it without even knowing why. Every object has a story, a life - it was treasured and loved in beautiful, happy days, or maybe brought a tear to one’s eye on a day with clouded skies… I like to give an object from the past a new life in the present. I love the romantic, vintage charm of lace and ruffles, the beauty of embroidered damask, the delicate rustle of taffeta and the exquisite feeling of silk… I collect items with a special feel, be they clothing or home decor. As much as I appreciate the benefits of the new, I remain nostalgic for the old.

Most of the vintage items in my little Etsy shop come from my own collection, which has grown over the years: old books and postcards, white, simple or lace-ruffled blouses, Trachten shirts, skirts and dresses with traditional buttons and embroidery ("Trachten" is a name for the traditional clothing of Austria and Bavaria, and because of their high quality those clothes are perfectly wearable in everyday life), others from my mother or grandmother. Some are valuable because of their age, others have their own special charm for me. The ones I choose to put on sale here, on Etsy, may find their way to a new owner and a new life, because there are many reasons to love "the good old things". Vintage clothes come from a time when things were made to last. They have class, style, individuality. Many of them are made of natural fabrics: linen, cotton, silk. They are healthy and eco-friendly: whenever we buy previously owned items, we reuse, which means we save resources - one more reason why I love vintage.

So... welcome to my little shop on Etsy, this lovely site with a wonderfully creative and inspiring community and lots of beautiful things to discover and enjoy!

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