Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + maker living in North Carolina






Entries in vintage (23)


Vintage Wedding Dresses

So far this year, we've had two brides wear altered vintage wedding dresses and it is always so intresting to me to see how they're made and then changed to work for the modern bride. I have to remind myself to stop investigating the layers & seams and get back to photographing them :)

Here is Erika's off the shoulder, daisy-eyelet dress. She pretty much kept the dress in its original state.

And the lace on Mary's dress was to die for...the dress used to have sleeves but she had them taken off and added a small lace mock-cap sleeve. 

photos by oh, darling!


Vintage Goods

I picked up this twirly orange skirt from The Loved One pop-up shop -- it's so feminine and has elastic on the back of the waistband making it super comfy! And I also scored a little cream blouse, complete with a bow. Score for sure :)

twirly skirt

vintage blouse


The Loved One + Seychelles Footwear + Smilebooth

Last night, the Hub and I brought the Smilebooth out to a vintage pop-up shop by The Loved One, hosted in the Seychelles Footwear showroom in NYC. It was such a great time..good food, good clothing, good shoes, stylish people, and smilebooth of course! Here are a few photos from the event...my vintage purchases will be coming in a post shortly :)

Seychelles + The Loved One + Smilebooth

Seychelles + The Loved One + Smilebooth

Seychelles + The Loved One + Smilebooth

Seychelles + The Loved One + Smilebooth

Seychelles + The Loved One + Smilebooth

Seychelles + The Loved One + Smilebooth


Gold Metal Purse

I just might have a bit more pep in my step if I were carrying around this vintage gold metal chain purse


Vintage Magazine Covers

I can't get over these vintage magazine covers -- it's so nice to see a cover not cluttered with text. Each image has something to say and only a small caption to accompany it. It's definitely interesting how the older covers are like pieces of art, something you might frame and put on your wall, while what we see today is the complete opposite. 

Images from My Vintage Vogue.


Vintage Desk

This looks like the perfect sewing table -- sturdy enough so that nothing rattles, yet still awesome.

See more of Amanda's studio space here.


SeeSaw Vintage

Patterns, colors, and texture from SeeSaw Design's vintage etsy shop


Happy Weekend!

I've survived my first week at Parsons and would say I'm only slightly overwhelmed, did I mention I'm taking 9 classes. I'm sure I'll be fine, I've attended design school twice, so third times a charm, right? :) So while the temps drop this weekend in NY, I'll be tucked away at my desk improving my sketching skills, building mood boards, and simply trying to keep warm.

I will, however, escape to a fun photo shoot with the girls of Poppies and Posies and chat it up with a few potential clients. All in all, I'm going to stay pleasantly busy. What about you? Many plans for the last weekend in January? 

Below are awesome thrift store plates found by Nestled In. See more of of their thrifted finds here.

(images by nested in)