Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Recap + Photos

Every Christmas Eve the entire family comes to our place to have a big potluck feast and stay up 'til midnight to open presents together.  This celebration is something I always look forward to the whole year.

Even though a handful of family members were missing this year, we celebrated with two new additions - my new baby nephew Raphael and cousin-in-law Jeff.  Welcome to the family guys! 

There's nothing more special than celebrating with people you love.  I'm so blessed to have such an amazing family. ♥

What holiday tradition do you love?

Me and my mama

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowed In

after we shoveled three times during the day!

I'm sure you've heard, it's snowing like crazy over here on the east coast. During weather like this, I'm so happy I work from home.  So far Jersey City has about 5 inches and they say it’s supposed to get worse.  I've been trying to keep myself busy by catching up on movies, one of which was Lovely Bones that my cousin, Gale, recommended a few months back.  I also finally started knitting the scarf I promised my brother - hopefully I get that finished up this week.

Ok, that's it for now.  In the meantime, check out my giveaway in the post below.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got to share it with people you love.  I'll be back with updates from the holiday festivities.  

Stay warm! ♥

Thursday, December 23, 2010

For the Love of Handmade Giveaway CLOSED

As promised in my previous post, I'd hold a giveaway to show how thankful I am for each of you who keep me on my tippy toes with the shop ...

so here it is...

How to enter the giveaway:
Question: What's your holiday tradition?
- Become a fan of Hello Again Vintage on Facebook
(don't forget to leave your name and email in the comments area)

**This giveaway is open worldwide.

For 1 extra entry each:
- Follow this blog
- Tweet about this giveaway 
- Post a link about my giveaway on your blog
(please leave a comment saying that you've done so)

Giveaway ends midnight on Friday, January 14th 2011
*Winner will be chosen randomly

Here's a sneak peek at two other prizes included (but there's also more)!!

I Heart Apple Jacket by Handamade

Owl Calendar 2011 Gingiber


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

I love Christmas and all the warm fuzzy feelings that comes with it.  I still can't believe it's a few days away!

Unfortunately, we don't have a real tree, but we use scented candles to compensate for the smell.  :)

We have a pair of Vintage Victorian dolls.  The other half sitting on the other side.  They creep me out like this whenever they're together.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Handmade Holiday Market

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet?  Don't worry, I haven't either.  Find tons of gift ideas - or a little something for yourself - at the Jersey City Craft Mafia Handmade Holiday Market in Downtown Jersey City this Sunday, Dec 19th.

Hello Again Vintage will have a booth there too so come and say hi.

Here's a re-cap of last year's craft fair at the Jersey City Museum:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gift Guide: Random Anythings

...or things I really really fancy

Plaid Wool Cape by Bayou Salvage

Vintage DOONEY AND BOURKE Leather Sachel by Pascal Vintage

Handbound Leather Planner by My Handbound Books
a good way to get organized for the new year 
(plus, you get to support your fellow crafter)

Illustrated Owl Calendar by Gingiber

Cranberry Apple Jacket by Handamade
wouldn't it be nice to pull this pretty little apple outta your bag?

TIMESTOP Handmade Pendant Watch by revolt70
....and it really works!!

...and good news, the shop finally reached 700 fans on Facebook and I'll be hosting a GIVEAWAY  very, very soon.  So if you'd like to be a part of it, become a fan now:

It may include one or two of these things ;)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Burlesque Icon: Dirty Martini

If you've read one of my earlier posts, you've heard me mention Dirty Martini.  I absolutely love her confidence being a plus-size burlesque dancer.  It just goes to show you that you don't have to be a stick to be beautiful (or know how to move your hips!)

Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for V Magazine

No wonder they call her Dirty Martini!  Was that allowed on blogger?!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ohh la la vintage rings galore...

It's tempting to keep these little pretties for myself, but that wouldn't be right.  If you haven't peeked at shop, this small collection of vintage rings have been added.  Check them out:

1.} Vintage 1970s AVON Garnet Rose Ring 2.} Vintage 1980s AVON Filigree Ring 3.} Vintage 1960s SARAH COVENTRY Emerald Ring 4.} Vintage 1980s AVON Leaf Ring 5.} Vintage Amethyst Ring 6.} Vintage 1960s AVON Rhinestone Ring

Monday, December 6, 2010

Current Love: Wide Leg Jeans

Lately I've been in the search for high-waisted wide leg jeans but it's so hard finding the perfect pair - one that won't make me look shorter than short or make my booty look wider than an elephant.

Here's an awesome guide from The Chic Fashionista that will help you find the right pair + some photos for inspiration:

*Photo taken from GreasyWaitress

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away...

Here's a cute little video by Kathryn Calder that's helping me get through this very, very rainy day.

Keep your creativity flowing.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vintage Style Icon: Sophia Loren

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes.  It's not something physical" - Sophia Loren

We often hear about Hollywood sex symbols, iconic beauties, and femme fatales. Sophia Loren is someone who inspires me the most, not only for her bombshell status but for her strength while growing up in a life of poverty and fear.  It's almost hard to believe this voluptuous actress was nicknamed 'Toothpick' -- but that's just by her friends.  Of course, she grew up to become highly accomplished.  

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish everyone an awesome Thanksgiving.  I'm thankful for getting to meet so many wonderful people. You all keep me motivated & inspired.  Enjoy your day with family & friends.  Love you lots!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shop Vintage Markdowns!

I'm making way for new items so we've marked down a bunch of oldies on the Etsy Store!  Take a look, maybe you'll find some neat stocking stuffers!

LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM:  1.} Vintage 1960's Rhinestone Pill Box  2.} Vintage AVON Geometric Earrings 3.} Vintage 1980's Neon Faceted Earrings  4.} Vintage Wood Bead Necklace  For more, click here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

So Stinkin' Cute

Welcome the newest member of the family, my baby nephew Raphael =)

Super duper cute.  And I can't wait for him to get older so he can run around the house during Christmas!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ol' Fashioned Flea

What're you up to this Saturday?? If you're free, stop by to check out the leftover goods from our physical shop.

Here are the details:
no early birds please, we're not that organized
41-41A Sherman Pl (between Central & Summit Ave.)
Jersey City, NJ 07307

There will be a mixture of vintage and secondhand clothing, jewelry, shoes, toys, books, records, antiques and more!

Designed by Juliet Stimpson

Monday, October 4, 2010

drum roll please...

So the name for the giveaway is drawn and the winner is...........

Congrats Rachel!  And thanks to everyone who joined!

Happy October!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Eye Heart Glasses

50's Cat Eye Glasses ($18)
Buy Now SOLD

80's Wayfarer Eyeglass Frames ($8)
Buy Now SOLD

70's LEVRARD Round Glasses ($24)

Buy Now

If you haven't already, enter this month's giveaway!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

We're closing!

We're sad to say that Hello Again Vintage will be closing its doors on October 1st.

We would love to thank all our customers who have supported us through these 2 years. It has been a pleasure knowing all of you. You are not only customers but have become true friends. And we hope that each time you look at the treasures you acquired from us, you think of all the fond memories of our little store.

We will keep Hello Again Vintage alive through our online shop, which is currently in the works:

Thank you again for everything and stay tuned for lots to come!

Grace & Gale

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Vintage TWA Airlines Flight Bag

Wanna win?!

All you have to do is leave a message telling us which fashion era is your favorite and why?  

Please don't forget to include your email address so we can contact you.

Giveaway starts today Sept. 1, 2010 & ends Oct. 1, 2010

** For an extra entry, follow us on Facebook or Twitter! Or even repost about this contest on your own blog!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

hump day pick-me-up

“To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”  - Unknown

Monday, March 29, 2010

voting time!

We appreciate your votes! Thanks so much! Check out our interview.

We were nominated for Best Etsy Shop of the Month on Funk(e)y Junk Designs' blog! Polls end on March 13th so please help us win and vote for us by clicking here and voting for HELLO AGAIN VINTAGE on the right hand side of the blog.

Thank you all!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

JC Fridays: Inside Wichser Studio



Hello Again Vintage presents "Inside Wichser Studio,"
creating unique handmade jewelry, sculpture,
photography, and handcrafted furniture.

For additional info,

JC Fridays is a quarterly event
held four times a year, on the first Friday of every season
(March, June, September, December)
The next JC Fridays will be held on Friday, June 4th, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

love, love, loves

I'm so excited to share that I entered my very first giveaway by BISCUIT!  There will be TEN WINNERS.  And here are a few goodies up for grabs:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

kitty overload

Happy Birthday to me! I treated myself and bought a Nikon D40.  I decided to do my first test-run on my kitty. HA!

...extremely tired and ANNOYED

just a bit delirious

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