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!)

10 comments:

  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?

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! You are so talented!

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  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

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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ok, really. tell me the truth... do these comments make me look fat?

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