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.

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