Friday, November 02, 2007

Christmas Time is Comin', Christmas Time is Comin'

Come on in and see what we have done... It's a Very Merry Vintage Christmas at Storia HOME!
But first I want to tell you a little story... and then I will leave you alone to browse.
When I branched out on my own a few years ago I had to choose a name for my design business. I chose (for better or for worse) the name Storia di Vita Design. Storia di Vita means "Story of Life" in Italian (or something close) and I use the "storia" part for my craft art item line, Storia HOME and vintage goodes on etsy Storia VINTAGE. The name of my corporation (yes, I am Incorporated, which sounds funny to say out loud,) is Brown Bag Vintage. I am in the process of re-designing my main website and when I do it will reflect these 2 titles a lot more - both stylistically and content wise.

I truly believe that all good design (of any kind) is just another form of Storytelling. And that is what I try to do in all aspects of my work - whether it is in my design of Banners and Gift Cones, my Interior Design Consulting or Web Design projects. I just want to tell stories - real or imaginary - and bring a little loveliness into your life and mine.

This philosophy has always been in the back of my mind, but this is the first time I think I intentionally created items with the storytelling theme in mind, which is why so many items are literally torn from pages of old books. It is why I am drawn to letters and words, and old vintage things. They have a history and a story to tell. You will also see lots of shredded brown paper which represents Brown Bag Vintage, and anyone who has ordered from me in the past 3 months has received their banner in a brown paper bag....

So here is a glimpse into my Christmas this year - a Very Merry Vintage Christmas, Storia Style!

PS- I left out up-close pictures of Jeanetta's art and items because I wanted her to get to show off her goodies on her blog, but they are also very story driven and fell right into place, in a our Storybook Wonderland! (And are selling like hot cakes I might add!)


  1. 15 years ago when we covered our dorm room door in a collage of magazine clippings and words who would have thought we would be here?

  2. Absolutely beautiful! You are so talented!

  3. We had to go check out Jeanetta's blog so we could see her goodies close up....are there any other parlor girls? So fun!

    Have a blessed day!

    kari and kijsa

  4. Hello Friend,
    Haven't visited for awhile so thought I drop by and say WOOWWW! I love all of it!!! Your boys look adorable and your art is fabulous!!! Next stop is your Etsy store! We are enjoying a wonderful fall!!! I have been planning, hopefully before Christmas, a little day trip to your store. Have a beautiful day! Many Blessings, Katie

  5. It's all so wonderful. Oh how I wish I lived close enough to come shop there. I hope it has been a resounding success.

  6. Very pretty!
    I love the name Brown Bag Vintage.
    It sounds warm and inviting.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  7. I see a book page wreath in my future.

  8. Beautiful items!!!! LOVE the wreath!!! What a fun idea!

  9. Oh, this is so hard on me. Resisting the urge to spend money... think I'm losing. Lunch time errand approaching!

  10. Thanks for the pics. Now I am inspired!
    Come for a visit.


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