Wednesday, November 23, 2011

To Read: Vintage Notions

'Tis the season to start finding the loveliest gifts for my nearest and dearest (and to start making a list of what my family can get me if they aren't feeling creative).

This book, Vintage Notions, is on one of those lists (probably the latter?). The description says it is a "blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life." The book features:
  • Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year
  • Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas
  • Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects
  • Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community
I first came across the book on Kelly Rae's blog. She wrote:

"I've been wanting to learn more about home arts: cooking, sewing, crafting, decorating, needlework, mending. When I say home arts, I'm thinking about slow, deliberate, meaningful work that we do with our hands, crafts often learned from those before us - our mothers, our grandmothers, our elderly friends + neighbors - and crafts that hold so much history and story that we pass them down to our children and to our grandchildren. I want that kind of art+craft in my life, in my family's history."

Her thoughts resonated with me deeply. As the year draws to a close and I gather my sticks of ideas and inspirations for next year's intentions, I'm tucking this idea into my satchel.

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Kelsey said...

What a sweet looking book, I hope Santa brings it for you!

Sarah said...

Arg, I think my last comment got eaten!

I'm so sorry to bother you about this on your blog, Sara, but I had emailed you a couple of times regarding giving away my wedding dress on your blog. I didn't know if maybe my emails had gotten caught in your spam filter, or if you just have enough blog content right now that you're not interested in hosting a dress giveaway - that's cool too. Just let me know one way or another.

Also, this book looks FABULOUS and I can't wait to check it out! :)

Sara E. Cotner said...

Hi, Sarah! Please e-mail me again. I'm sorry that I haven't responded already. Sometimes I get inundated with messages and have to declare "Email Bankruptcy."

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