More Local Inspiration: A Merry Sunday Knight

April 30th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

From my office window I can see my garden, with its lake stone edging – inspired by my friend Sunday’s garden.  In a way we have been collaborating for years (if by collaborating I mean buying loads stuff from each others yard sales).   I am thrilled that she now has a store on Etsy.  She has an amazing eye and I’m totally jealous of her sewing abilities.

Click on the image to go to the store.

The most amazing swimsuit ever.

April 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s mink, lined with red satin.  Obviously NOT meant for actual swimming.  I wish I knew the story behind this!

Via Kickshaw Productions, who have all sorts of other incredible items for sale and in their collection.

Portland, Maine Inspiration: Wary Meyers

April 25th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I live and work in Portland, Maine, considered one of America’s Most Livable Cities, the Best Place to Retire, and one of Outside Magazine’s Best Towns. One reason cited in every writeup is Portland’s very vibrant arts scene.  And inspiration is everywhere:   fashion on the street;  art openings and live musiclocal fashion blogs;  friends who make art or  live creatively;  and  fellow local vintage sellers.

So I’m blissfully obsessed with my friends Linda Wary and John Meyers’ new webstore, because I’ve been a fan (and a friend) for years, and because through their eyes I see that art is everywhere (like in the  font of  vintage grocery  store signs or the design a coffee maker).

Check out their shop and their awesome aesthetic sensibility by clicking on the “Larry’s Gulf King.”

Northstar Vintage vs. The Elements

April 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

My partner in shopping (my dad) and I went on big buying trip today. This is what we encountered.

Happily my father is an excellent driver, and I found a ton of great vintage clothing and housewares.  Stay tuned for a Lilli Ann suit, 30’s and 40’s dresses, vintage menswear, and SO much more.

Gorgeous vintage BMW r60/2 Motorcycle in the snow

April 21st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m almost tempted to get these tires so I can ride my R50 around my castle grounds.

Blitz R60/2 – The great Escape from Hush on Vimeo.

Etsy Maine Themed Treasury “We’re Not Out of The Woods Yet”

April 17th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

‘We’re not out of the woods yet.’ by northstarvintage

Though we’re halfway through April, Maine is still full of grays and browns, with only a few hints of green.

1950s Maine – A Del…


Calm Moosehead Unmo…


State Of Maine Beve…


Down East Maine


Mermaid stone neckl…


Starry Nights Brace…


Strange.1896 Cabine…


Emerald Green Artis…


Maine Coast – Origi…


Aroostook Night-ori…


Vintage Souvenir Ti…


Graveyard in winter…


Lost Ship of Wiscas…


The Twins Edwardian…


Vines – 10 x 10 fib…




Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

NorthStar Vintage on Tumblr

April 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Because I really need more social media in my life I’ve started a Tumblr blog.

Starting it up with bad/good outsider art and surrealist vintage ties.

Spring Sale!

April 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

The sale section of the NSV Etsy store was looking awfully empty, so I’ve marked down some items and moved them in.  Sale items include vintage ties, belts, and mid-century modern housewares.

Please click on the image to go to the sale.

Busy! In a good way.

April 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve been buying like crazy and trying to get it up online as quickly as possible, so I haven’t paid much attention to this blog or my Facebook page.

So, finally, here are a few of the things I’ve just listed in my Etsy Store.  I am so lucky to be able to find such amazing items.

Vintage 50's Florida Souvenir Scarf

Vintage 40's Rayon Paisley Fabric

Vintage 50's Harness Racing Photo Print Tie

Vintage 50's Novelty Print Gardening Apron

Vintage 70's Harwood Steiger Six Quails Screenprinted Fabric

Vintage 50's Japanese Novelty Print Fabric

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