The Vintage That Lollies Love

October 22, 2008

It’s a well known fact: Lollies love Vintage!
There is a special category designed for it- “Vintage Treasures” and there are some very determined Vintage Vendors with an eye for what the Lollies gotta have!
But just so we’re all on the same page, I want to qualify Vintage Treasures for everyone.
This is a post I wrote for The Guild (our private forums for vendors- but we have a public one too * more on that later).

The first rule of thumb:
1. Vintage = 20 years or older (when it comes to home decor and collectibles: MOSTLY older)

2. Antique = 50-100 years or older

3. We love Cottage Style (vintage) art supplies = buttons, ephemera, birthday decorations, crepe paper, Christmas, greetings cards, wrapping paper, seam binding, trims, forget-me-nots, glitter, charms, rhinestones, cupcake toppers, photos, fabric, lace, doll parts, etc.

4. Cottage Style/ Shabby Chic home/office decor = vases, planters, pitchers, framed art, small furniture, tablecloths, linens, candle holders, mercury glass, figurines…etc.

5. Cottage Style Clothing/Jewelry = Aprons, vintage prom dresses, shawls/wraps, lingerie, slips, gloves, frilly baby clothes, collectible doll clothes/shoes, whole pieces of jewelry and jewelry repair pieces, hats with flowers & velvet

The LolliShops audience is *MOSTLY* interested in vintage from the 1800s, early 1900s, the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s (some 60’s and 70’s) and 80’s bling!

It seems to me, the emphasis on Vintage Treasures is with the photographs. If I can give any advice to the accepted Vintage Vendors, it would be to work on showcasing those Treasures in a way that is scumptiously delicious!
Someone who is an expert at Vintage Artistic Elements, is Sarah Elder…
Visit her Flickr HERE
But see what I mean?

Someone that knows how to photograph home decor is Polka Dot Rose,

You can visit Karla and Kristi’s photostream HERE

They will both be LolliShops Vendors and I’m sure they wouldn’t mind sharing some tips of their trade with you.
Have a great Wednesday!


9 Responses to “The Vintage That Lollies Love”

  1. Sandi Behne Says:

    Yes indeed….the photo is beautiful and it’s what drew me to purchasing the item. I just fell in love with the little vase and purchased it right away.

  2. sadie lou, love this post…the flickr mosaic is dreamy.
    thanks for sharing and for including us in this. we are humbled to be in the company of these stunning displays.
    karla & kristi

  3. Alisa Says:

    Ooo, that mosaic is scrumptious!

  4. Lori Says:

    yummy!!! what a gorgeous mosaic!!!

  5. Sarah Says:

    Sadie, Imagine my surprise as I came to check the blog and saw my picture! Thank you so much for including me in this post! Can’t wait to meet you at Silver Bella Vendor Night!

  6. aubri halls Says:

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG. So cute!

  7. Thank you for posting and such clarity!

  8. Sheila Says:

    WOW!! What breathtaking photos and yummy’s.. Was there a light box shown on here for taking photos? I may have read that at another site. If it was here and anyone knows how to build it i sure need to know.. Thanks Sheila

  9. i would be busy again doing some home decors this coming christmas, i’d be buying some new decors for the season :*,

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