Wednesday, October 10, 2012

RobbinTheHood Vintage Celebrates its' 1 YEAR Anniversary!

We wanted to give a special THANK YOU to those of you who have supported our efforts of creative and vintage reuse! We wouldn't have survived this past year without all you shoppers, browsers, and readers, so THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. 
We had such a wonderful year . . .  with so much to be grateful for.

Presently we have had: 22 Etsy Sales & currently have 25 Admirers   :)
If you haven't added us to your favorites please head over to the shop and add us!

Check out our new listings at the shop!

VINTAGE Glass Juice Pitcher

Currently we are offering 20% off your purchase 
in honor of our ANNIVERSARY!

Use the coupon code: HAPPY1YEAR at the checkout!



Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fun Facts Tuesday!

Did You Know:  




Find more information at Earth911.com

XO - Sara & Craig

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekend Obsessions: Book Arts Edition

One thing you need to know about us is how obsessed we are with books. art. paper. and words. Craig and I recently counted over 575 books in our collection! So this weekend's obsessions are in honor of the printed word, and in celebration of the natural process of REUSE. Enjoy.

Photo & Artist:
Book Arts Project entitled: Telesm Series

Photo & Artist: Sopi Su
Book Arts Project entitled: The Imperfections

Photo & Artist Via: Odelae
Book Art sold by Odelae

Photo & Artist: Miriam Londono
Book Art catching metaphors with fragile nets

1)  Telesm Series: a paper project   2)  The Imperfections: Sentences made out of cards  
3)  Hand-stiched and bound Oyster Shell   4)  Miriam Londono's language nets

How many books do you have in your collection? Are books a large part of your home? Do you read to your children? Do you re-purpose books yourself? Please share your thoughts with us  :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weekend Obsessions

 Photo via ShopHomeGrown

Photo via ZiannaCottage

Photo via Wooood.It

Photo via Sosorosey

Photo via ByrdandBelle

 Photo via DaisyChestnut

1) Recycled wood sign   2)  Vintage General Electric Clock   3)  Lights made from Coffee Grounds   4) Handmade Jute Nesting Bowls   5) Hand Stitched Coffee Cup Cozy   6) Vintage Silverware Spoon Garden and Plant Markers

Enjoy! Happy Weekend! 
Sara & Craig

Saturday, July 21, 2012

 WE have BIG news to share with you. RobbinTheHood Vintage is getting a 
Leigh Ann from Freckled Nest hosted a Blog-Anniversary Giveaway 
& We won!  We had the choice of one of these prizes.
An e-sewing course would have been sweet,
 but a new BANNER for RobbinTheHood Vintage would be AMAZING. 
And, it's not something we know anything about!  
What do you all think? Good choice?

Here's to new beginnings and new blogging friends. A BIG Thank You to Leigh Ann for the awesome opportunity. We are so very grateful. And if you haven't been over to her blog, do check it out, she is always updating DIY tutorials, links, and personal stories  :)

Check back with us soon!

Monday, July 16, 2012

This Week's Handmade Haven: 
Photo via SlimTimber

 I bought this wallet in Walnut for Craig this year for his 27th birthday. He had been complaining about the weight of his wallet in his back pocket and I was reminded of my father's back issues (and he's not even 50 yet!) So far, it has encouraged Craig to use his front and/or cargo pockets. It comes with a small leather strap with a magnet for closure. 
I think it's very classy. What do you think?

Photo via SlimTimber 

Photos via SlimTimber 

SlimTimber is a creative couple based out of Boise, Idaho.  
All of the wood used in their wallets is hand selected.
Each wood wallet is handmade in their shop and undergoes a 
personal inspection for quality before it is shipped.  

**Items will ship AT LEAST 2 weeks after your order is placed**

We were very pleased with this handmade (wooden) product, and we love supporting creative artists who put the time, care, and craftsmanship into their art. Thank you SlimTimber!

Have questions, please share!

Sara & Craig

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Weekend Obsessions

Up-cycled Bamboo Wall Sculpture via Hort Nouveau

Alphabet Wooden Coasters via Invenio Crafts

Hand Embroidery Stitch via CathyCullis

Sculptures made from welded bike chains via Seo Young Deok 

Enjoy! Happy Weekend! 

Sara & Craig

New Listings at RobbinTheHood Vintage!

Coffee Cup Tree  $12

Stainless Steel Flour Sifter

Vintage Enamel Bl & Wht Spotted Pot Set $20

Early paperback editions $5

Head over to the shop and use the CouponCode: SUMMER2012 and an additonal 15% on your order! Mention our BLOG in the notes section of your purchase and we will send an extra treat. xo thanks for all of your support! 

Stop by the shop and use the coupon code: SUMMER2012 and receive 15% off your order!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

This Week's: Handmade Haven

Soy Candles in Weck Jars

photo via vedgecandle

photo via vedgecandle

photo via vedgecandle

There are so many exciting reasons why I want to share my love for these candles. First, if you must know, I have a place in my monthly budget for candles. eek. I know! It's just one of those things about a home, MY HOME that I deem necessary. But what I've realized is, much like most things, our money (no matter how well spent) is never quite an investment when it comes to candles. Well, until I stumbled upon vedgecandle...

 photo via vedgecandle

 photo via vedgecandle

These soy candles are poured into these amazing WECK jars that I have wanted to try out for a while now. If I have a weakness it's for candles and kitchen paraphernalia. I have been staring at them for months. I mean, MONTHS. 9, 12 long months. Finally I gave in and excused myself because in the end I was investing. not wasting.

Vedge Candles are

100% Pure Soy Wax and Dye-Free

Made in Reusable and Recyclable*Jars
Blended with the highest quality fragrances on the market
Available with custom-made cotton and wooden wicks
Also sold unscented
Designed to burn beautifully 

~Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from soybean oil and is a natural, renewable resource. The soy in your Vedge Candle was likely in the ground less than a year ago, on a farm in the Midwestern United States~  

Try them out for yourself and let us know what you think!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stop by the shop and use the coupon code: SPRING2012 and receive 15% off your order!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Around The House...
Organizational and Spring Cleaning Adventures

I don't know about you, but I've been spending the past few weeks cleaning out drawers and closets, dusting shelves, and DE-cob webbing corners. Don't I clean at least once a week? where does this all come from?
...and suddenly it's days away from JUNE!

I started with my closet and sewing area in our second bedroom. Thankfully, I have a small space to spread out my crafts, and I have finally found storage I am happy with.

I have been hunting for vintage suitcases for as long as I can remember, and last summer I snagged the two brown pieces at an estate sale around the corner. The green pair were a gift from my mom. Her and her employers were cleaning out the basement of their shop, and these guys were once used for their shop's window display. I adore them. Aesthetically and organizationally. 
 They store my endless yards and swatches of fabric. YES all four of them... Also, the green army box they are resting on stores all my crafts and stationary, paints, and old sculpture and art projects/pieces. I used to work at a consignment shop when I was in college in Bristol, Rhode Island (between Providence and Newport), and scored this piece from the shop: Second Helpings.

These folded floral paper boxes were a Goodwill find - 4 boxes for 79 cents each! I use them to store my spools of thread and I couldn't be more pleased.

Sometimes it helps to keep things simple: Jackets, shirts (long sleeve fades to short), skirts, dresses, and pants. Others prefer the color fade technique: pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples, blacks, greys, beige & whites. To be honest, I do a bit of both. See what works for you and your space. Play around with it, especially as you purge the old and consequently fill hangers with new items. Vertical canvas shoe racks are convenient and can be found just about anywhere from your local dollar store to any online home store. Floor space can be utilized as well. I loath clutter! So, I compromise with baskets and boxes, and here on the floor of my closet - the green wood bin is the insert to the army bin underneath my luggage cases, and I use it to organize my bag/purse collection and my yarn and knitting needles. Get crafty, most of what we need we already have lying around. Re purpose, reuse, redo whenever and wherever you can. You'll be surprised how much you can do for so little cash and time.

Closet Reorganization complete!
Please share your spring cleaning tips and/or questions :)

Happy cleaning!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekend Obsessions

Photo via ColdCreekBrewing

Photo via pockettiger 

 Photo via corrnicopia

Photo via signorama

Photo via EstherandHarper

Photo via Owlswhatknots

 Photo via Tatterandfray

Photo via Skrynka

1) Giant barn-wood buttons for home decor  2) Handmade recipe cards  3)  Vintage wood clothespins  4) Vintage US Food Administration sign  5) Navy kilim fabric lamp shade  6)  Black ash wood mushroom peg board  7) Set of 4 wood suit hangers  8) Mid century modern candlesticks  9) Hand embroidered necklace