Monday, December 19, 2011

Time for disco dancing!

Christmas and New Year´s eve are coming up. I can´t believe how fast this year went by (and yes I say this every year). I do like to dress up for these occassions, although I don´t like to overdo it. No hours in front of the mirror for me. I was thinking about "a hint of glitter" to celebrate the beginning of 2012 and I found some pretty outfits online:

Glitter skirt on we heart it
Disco dancing shoes on Steffys pros and cons
Glitter dress for rock chicks on Hoard of trends

I wish you all happy holidays!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shop update: Rabbit Brooches

I updated the shop with these cool rabbit brooches. The pin is 4 cm long and the pendant measures 19 mm. These brooches are available with different patterns and are such an easy was to brighten up a simple dress, vest or jacket. 

I like the preppy medal style of these brooches. I combine my brooch with a dark jacket and a checked button up shirt, as pictured above. 

You can visit my shop here


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gift wrapping

I love giving gifts to family and friends and I can really spend some time on wrapping a gift. I choose a special paper that I like, craft name tags or use colourful masking tape. The wrapping is part of the gift. 

On A creative mint I found some very inspiring ideas, such as using the Trader Joe´s bags as wrapping paper (too bad there´s no Trader Joe´s in Europe). Ofcourse you can find everything you need to craft on Etsy, Dawanda or in your local crafting shop, but use and re-use can even be more fun!

one and two were found on A creative mint and here are the links to three and four.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shop Update: romantic flower earrings

I updated my shop with these romantic flower earrings. The earrings measure 19mm x 20 mm and are available in white, soft pink, green and blue.
8 euro/pair.

Visit my shop on facebook here

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ready for winter?

Berlin, 10.30 pm, 2°C ... time to start preparing for winter.
This week, I realised for the first time that I need a scarf and gloves, when I leave the house to go to work in the morning. I enjoyed the first cold on my cheeks, but also knew this is only the mild start of what might become a cold cold winter.

I searched the internet for some pretty winter finds and here are my favorites:

one: a dark blue skirt and wine red socks as combined by Coury from Fancy Treehouse
two: cool trekkin boots as found on
three: warm mittens with a norwegian print for sale on Etsy
four: a cute beret handmade by the Australian Kani

And the winter outfit below is just the cutest...

Found on Pinterest

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweden trip

I recently went to Sweden to visit my lovely friend Christel from Rosalita Vintage
Christel and I met and lived together in New York, so you could definitely say that we saw eachother again in a different setting. The beautiful nature of Sweden confirmed every expectation I had about the country. We enjoyed the sunny autumn days and talked over coffee and cookies.

Afterwards we headed for Stockholm for some vintage shopping and city trippin. As a local, Christel showed me some cool places. My favorites were Grandpa and Beyond retro.


All pictures were taken by me

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shop Update: Bird cage necklace

New in the shop: handmade necklace with a bird cage pendant and a cute yellow bow.
The necklace is 66 cm (26 inches) long and the bird cage 3,5 cm high. 
Price: 10 euro

Visit the shop on facebook: here

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shop Update: Vintage brown bag

I updated my online shop with this cute leather vintage brown bag.
The bag has four compartements on the inside and one on the backside which closes with a zipper. The bag closes with a golden coloured clasp.
You can carry this bag by the handle or wear it over your shoulder with the shoulder strap.

Size: 28 cm x 23cm
Real leather
Price: 17 euro

Visit my shop: click here

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Autumn 2011

Atumn has arrived with it´s beautiful colours and mild temperatures. Let´s celebrate this beautiful season with the new collection of The Vintageblues, inspired by the colourful autumn setting surrounding us these days.

The first picture was taken at a lake in a small town in the East of Germany, called Maust. A beautiful place to  enjoy the last summer days and think about all the beauty of autumn yet to come. I could have sit there all day, but our bikes were waiting.

x Sarah

Saturday, September 17, 2011


When walking the Berlin streets, one of the things you can not ignore is the tote bag. So many young people use them, not only to go shopping but as an alround purse. I am not sure yet whether it´s only a temporary hype or a sustainable and environmental friendly new trend. 
If you are looking for an original totebag, take a look at the Maptote website. A Brooklyn based young couple creates environmentally friendly tote bags and wine totes with maps of cities printed on it. Your bag will come in handy when you´re lost.

On maptote you can find a tote bag or wine tote for almost every city! Go and find your favorite.

Have a nice weekend


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Birthday Bash

Hurray for The Vintageblues! Today, exact one year ago I started my blog and handmade jewellery shop.
To celebrate it´s one year anniversary, The Vintageblues gives away a ring and a pair of earrings. To win, just click here and leave a birthday wish. The winners will be announced on Wednesday.

Thank you to all my fans and friends.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Berlin´s (secret) garden

In the vibrant Berlin neighbourhood, Kreuzberg, you can find the Prinzessinneng√§rten (Princess Gardens), a mobile urban farm. The garden project was launched in 2009 at a site which had been a wasteland for over half a century. The once hidden and forgotten corner made place for a little urban garden adventure : Fruit, vegetables and herbs are being grown in wooden boxes, milk cartons, ....and everything is organic - no pesticides allowed. During winter the mobile garden moves into the Eisenbahnmarkthalle, an old covered market in Kreuzberg. 
You can walk through the garden and have a drink or a snack, made out of fresh garden vegetables and herbs of course. Last week they even organised a flea market in the garden.

The Berlin mobile garden is worth a visit. Please visit the website if you want to find out where to find the garden or how to participate in the project: prinzessinnengarten

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dear Photograph

This idea is genius in it´s simplicity. Hold up a photograph from the past in front of the same location where it was shot and photograph this setting in the present. What a beautiful way to remember the old days. You will be surprised how much things have changed over the years.

Dear Photograph was founded in May 2011, by Taylor Jones and has become very popular since. 
I posted my favorites pics but there are many more on the website or you can even upload a picture yourself.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pretty Things for a rainy day

one : with this pretty pillow to lay my head on, I am ready for a rainy and lazy weekend
two: with this bag in mind, I can dream about travelling to sunny places
three: with this lovely dotted box, I have a secret hiding place for my favourite books
four: with this weather, I take time to braid my hair

Wish you all a happy weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dear Creatures Dresses

These summer dresses really are Dear Creatures, I wouldn´t even know which one to choose.
These dresses are from the Dear Creatures Spring 2011 collection (I am too late, I know ...) which was inspired by everything nostalgic, playful and lighthearted. Very very pretty and lighthearted indeed!
Most of the Dear Creatures shops are in the USA (although there is one in Italy and in France too), but they also sell their lovely collections online, which makes us Europeans happy. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rock this Necklace

Handmade necklace with tiny black harmonica pendant. 
The coolest thing about this necklace is that the harmonica actually works. So, let´s test if there is hiding a Neil Young or Bob Dylan in you!
The necklace is 66 cm (26 inches) long and the pendant measures 38 mm.
Price: 12 euro

This article and other necklaces are for sale in my facebook shop or you can contact me by e-mailing to

Monday, July 25, 2011

New design for The Vintageblues

A young Belgian artist and good friend of mine, Suzy Castermans, designed this print for The Vintageblues, which will be published in August in a new Berlin magazine called " Warm Feet".
It was excited to work together with her, since she is not only a devoted and gifted "vintage-treasure hunter" but also, as a young graduate, the illustrator of two published Belgian children´s books (Groot genoeg voor een knuffel and Tok, de Kip). Her work can be admired on birdiebyebye and her inspirations on her lovely blog called theseepoint.

Thanks again for the cooperation Suzy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vintage flower purse

Article 139: Vintage flower purse
Lovely embroidered vintage purse. 
The purse is black with pink, purple and blue flowers on it and has a classic golden coloured clasp.
Size: 18 cm x 15 cm

Condition: very good vintage condition
Price: 14 euro

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New necklaces available

    Article 137: Red Flower Necklace   SOLD!
    Handmade necklace with leafe pendant with red resin flower.
    The necklace is 56 cm (22inch) kong and the leaf pendant measures 3 cm (1.20 inch).
    Necklace and pendant are made of atique brass coated steel.

    Price: 8 euro

Article 136: Deer horn Necklace
Handmade necklace with a deer horn pendant.
The necklace is 56 cm (22 inch) long and the pendant measures 4,5 cm (1.70 inch).
Necklace and pendant are made of antique brass coated steel.

Price: 8 euro

For more information, please write an e-mail to

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vintage inspired necklaces

Handmade necklaces with vintage inspired settings and a lovely bow. The necklaces are 60 cm (24 inch) long and made of antique brass coated steel. The pendants measure 3,5 cm x 2,5 cm.

Article 116: Dancing Couple Necklace   SOLD!
Article 117: Red Flowers Necklace
Article 118: Birthday Party Necklace

Price: 13 euro each

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I want to thank all my lovely facebook-fans and customers with a little give-away. You guys are great!
The winner will be announced next Saturday, May 21st.

Visit the facebook fanpage of The Vintageblues if you want to find out how you can participate.  
Here´s your way to The Vintageblues facebookpage: click

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blue Lime

Colour of the month... blue lime
Makes me think of a refreshing lake, a sour-sweet cocktail, a summer breeze, a picknick in the parc, ...
I am going to look for a vintage sweater in blue lime and get ready for breezy summer nights.  

All pics were found on we heart it

Ah this sweater of Gary Pepper Vintage would be perfect. Too bad it´s already sold and it was a little pricy anyway. Maybe the thrift shop can offer me a cheaper look-a-like.
More beautiful items can be found on the GPV Website

x Sarah