Socializing Ms. Jeannie: The Wheres and the Whys

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Gearing up for Fall and the busy holiday shopping season ahead, Ms. Jeannie is taking the briefest of moments to highlight where and why you can find her in the world of social media. Besides here on the blog and on Etsy, you can find Ms. Jeannie…

On Twitter:

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A vintage inspired re-tweet from flavorwire. Bookish business cards!

Here you’ll find Ms. Jeannine tweeting about literary quotes, interesting vintage inspired trends (like the above bookish business cards!), historical fun facts, new shop items, cool places to travel, favorite books and secret sale announcements. Follow Ms. Jeannie on twitter here.

On Instagram:

A sampling of Ms. Jeannie photos on Instagram

A sampling of Ms. Jeannie photos on Instagram

Just recently joined, here you’ll find behind-the-scenes shots of Ms. Jeannie’s blog photo shoots, moments of nature that catch her attention, ideas being crafted in the shop and of course magical moments with Indie – the biggest ham on Instagram! Follow Ms. Jeannie on Instagram here.

On Pinterest:

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Some of Ms. Jeannie’s most popular boards include (from left to right): The Vintage House, The Vintage Man and the Vintage Garden

On Pinterest you’ll find a collection of design boards curated by Ms. Jeannie that seamlessly blend vintage items into our contemporary world through decorating, gardening, fashion, cooking, party planning and more. There’s a bit of whimsy floating around that space too! Fun boards include:  Scenes from a Dinner Party Long Ago, True Adventurers and The Vintage Bird. Sign up to follow Ms. Jeannie on Pinterest here.

On Facebook: 

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Vintage concrete rabbit bookends available in Ms. Jeannie’s shop.

This is the least utilized of all the social media outlets by Ms. Jeannie at the moment but come September this is where you’ll find new shop items, press mentions, shop sales, vintage item collections and favorite books. Like Ms. Jeannie on Facebook here.

And a big BIG thank you dear readers for encouraging the world of Ms. Jeannie in all the ways that you do. From comments on the blog to social media likes and favorites to individual messages – every single one of your thoughts and clicks counts big time in helping Ms. Jeannie persue her passion. It’s cliche to say she couldn’t do it with out you. But really she couldn’t do it without you.  Thanks for being marvelous.

Please include your social media links in the comments section so we all can find you too!

In the Creative Season: Where Ms. Jeannie Popped Up This Summer

The last time we checked in on the virtual appearances of Ms. Jeannie it was May. Now, September is just days away already, can you believe it, dear readers?

While Ms. Jeannie is looking forward to the cool, cozy days of Autumn, the impending holiday season, and a few treats she’ll share soon,  she also feels incredibly humbled and privileged to have been featured on these following sites this summer…

KELLY BURMUDEZ

A little link in the inspiration chain for watercolor artist Kelly Bermudez, came in the form of Ms. Jeannie’s vintage 1949  “hear” flash card photograph…

A queen conch shell in two mediums!

A queen conch shell in two mediums!

Stop by and see more of Kelly’s beautiful work here.

THE ETSY BLOG

Eitor's Picks: Stories of the Sea

Editor’s Picks: Stories of the Sea

Editor’s Picks: Stories of the Sea featured 11 nautical themed items on Etsy – one of which was Ms. Jeannie’s 1940’s photograph portrait of a sailor.  Sailor was very pleased indeed to be among such comrades:)

PIXIPORT

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Pixiport is an online marketing site for fine art photographers. Ms. Jeannie is thrilled that they just featured her June 2012 interview with French photographer Yann Pendaries! See the Pixiport featutre here and see more of Yann’s work here.

DISCREET CHARMS

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Discreet Charms is written by California blogger Dana, and features a wide variety of stunning people, places and things that inspire her. In August, she wrote an incredibly lovely post about Ms. Jeannie’s vintage shop. Goodness gracious – Ms. Jeannie could not have been more touched by her kind words.

ART CRAFT SECRETS

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Art Craft Secrets, an internet business and marketing site geared toward creative enterprises, recently published an E-Book entitled How to Set Up a Successful Etsy Store. Ms. Jeannie’s shop was one of three sample shops used throughout the book to highlight various aspects of marketing and promotion.  Ms. Jeannie was thrilled to help aid, in whatever small way, a new batch of future Etsy sellers!

It’s been an incredibly rewarding season – chock full of interesting new perspectives, people and passions.  Thank you to all the above and to all you dear readers for taking the time and effort to include Ms. Jeannie in your life. Cheers to a new season and to new start!

Paris House: Ms. Jeannie and the Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago, Ms. Jeannie was contacted by Paris House in regards to doing a photo shoot for a few of their products. Sharon at PH was very complimentary of the photos in Ms. Jeannie’s Etsy shop and thought it would be fun to photograph some of the Paris House bags and clutches in similar fashion.

Based in New Zealand, Paris House not only offers completely original bags and accessories but also the experience of thinking outside of the proverbial conversation box. Here are some examples…

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Everything is made of of the softest, plushiest leather, and they all contain gold embellishments and quirky sayings, both on the inside and outside.

This is more from the Paris House 2012 Catalog…

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Photo courtesy of parishouse.co.nz

As soon as the box of bags arrived Ms. Jeannie got to work thinking about fun and creative ways to photograph these fun and creative items. Because the bags are brassy and modern with their sassy gold illustrations and because they are classically luxurious in texture, she thought that industrial type props would be a nice contrast…

Envelope clutch. Click for more info.

Envelope clutch with weathered bricks. Click for more info.

As she was photographing this clutch, Ms. Jeannie started thinking about a little story involving the eyelashes and paparazzi. So she got out her vintage Brownie camera and incorporated it into the photo shoot. It was easy for Brownie to fall in love with the golden eyed beauty.

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The backside says peeping tom on it!

The backside of the clutch says Peeping Tom on it!

The inside of the bag says: Love to my sister who just got married.

The inside of the bag says: Love to my sister who just got married.

Next, Ms. Jeannie went on a little travel adventure with a weekender bag that lost his way…

The caption on this bag reads: Should this bag ever wander, smack his bum and send him home.

The caption on this bag reads: Should this bag ever roam, smack his bum & send him home.

The inside had little illustrations that carry the fun from out to in…

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Those little fruit characters really called out to Ms. Jeannie, so the next envelope clutch was all about fun with bedazzled fruits…

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This bag states: Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

That sounds like a statement Helen Gurley Brown would have made!

It is difficult to mention Helen Gurley Brown and then right after not to mention men, so Ms. Jeannie changed gears and went to work on the Fantastic Man zipper pouch..

Underneath Fantastic Man it says kisses!

Underneath Fantastic Man it says kisses!

In Ms. Jeannie’s opinion, any well-read man is a fantastic man.  And who was one of history’s most fantastic, most well-read men? Why none other than Hemingway of course! So here’s a nod in his direction…

Ms. Jeannie thinks Hemingway would approve of the fantastic man comparison:)

Ms. Jeannie thinks Hemingway would approve of the deer antler addition.

Then of course, one cannot think about Ernest without thinking of his famous “write drunk, edit sober” quote so Ms. Jeannie carried on into a night of partying with the Two Drunken Couples zipper pouch…

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On such a wildly entertaining night as this, of course, just about a billion and a half stories unfolded. So many in fact that inspiration for the Dear Sophie zippered pouch came about from stacks of stories in stacks of notebooks…

Dear Sophie:

Dear Sophie, Everything I have is yours except my boyfriend.

And now Dear Sophie and her stacks of stories from the drunken night now sit on the homepage of the Paris House website…

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As you know, Ms. Jeannie just loves everything that tells a story, and these bags do such a good job of giving you a little slice of creative inspiration. Wouldn’t it be fun to combine all  these little sayings into one short story? It would be an interesting one at that! Ms. Jeannie might just have to set out on such a challenge. In the meantime, stop by the Paris House website and peruse their vast collection of fun and whimsical items here.

And, when conversation hits a lull at the next party or dinner date you attend, you can call on Dear Sophie or the drunken couple to liven things up a little bit:)

Happy shopping!

In Creative May: Where Ms. Jeannie Popped Up Last Month

Ms. Jeannie is never one to toot her own horn, but having prefaced what she is about to say with that disclaimer, she is adding a new category to her blog entitled Press Mentions, which will organize all the places around the web where Ms. Jeannie has popped up in conversation.

She likes this category not for the “look at me” neurosis but for the ability to showcase other talented creatives who have stumbled upon Ms. Jeannie’s shop and and interpreted her vintage items in their own unique way.  Ms. Jeannie discovers so many fascinating people through these features, so many new ideas, so many new viewpoints, that’s what she’d like to pass on to you in these monthly round-ups. Possibly you will discover something new and exciting for yourself.

All of the photographs are clickable links that go directly to each source’s site so get your explorer hat on and ready yourself for a little getaway. In this round-up, you’ll head to to Britain (twice), fall in love with flowers all over again, be introduced to what is fresh and new in beachy cottage decor and be inspired by the possibilities of paper.

Jocelyn is an American expat living in London. With a beautiful eye for interior design,  her blog offers a calm, thoughtful and artful approach to living graciously.

Jocelyn is an American expat living in London. With a beautiful eye for interior design (see her portfolio here), her blog offers a calm, thoughtful and artful approach to living graciously.

Freedom with Flowers follows the adventures of Regan, who just celebrated her 20th birthday and has a gorgeous appreciation of all things floral.

Freedom with Flowers follows the adventures of Rowan, who just celebrated her 20th birthday and has a gorgeous appreciation of all things floral.

Mickey has been involved in the advertysing and design industries for over 30 years. She recently started her own decoupage plate and home decor business. With her relaxed, coastal type feel of her designs - these plates would be perfect for beach houses or country cottages.

Mickey has been involved in the advertising and design industries for over 30 years. She recently started her own decoupage plate and home decor business. With the relaxed, coastal type feel of her designs, they would be perfect additions to your beach house or country cottage.

Peta is also based in the UK. In addition to selling vintage jewelry online she also is the editor a new free vintage magazine, which is gorgeous in both layout and design.  Content ranges from vintage recipes to howto tutorials to interviews that recall all the glamour without all  the fussiness of vintage style.

Peta is also based in the UK. In addition to selling vintage jewelry online she also is the editor a new free vintage magazine, which is gorgeous in both layout and design. Content ranges from vintage recipes to howto tutorials to interviews that recall all the glamour without all the fussiness of vintage style.

Martha needs no introduction! This feature was thrilling for Ms. Jeannie because she has always been inspired by Martha's entrepreneurial spirit.

Martha needs no introduction! This feature was thrilling for Ms. Jeannie because she has always been inspired by Martha’s entrepreneurial spirit!

Happy inspiration! And a great big THANK YOU to all the ladies above for inviting Ms. Jeannie into your thoughts.

Also on quick side note: Ms. Jeannie just joined bloglovin’ which is a handy little organizer that allows you to collect, follow and read blogs from all over the internet in one handy little spot. It doesn’t matter if its a wordpress blog, a blogspot or a personal website – you just gather all the ones you want and every morning your bloglovin’ feed is updated and emailed to you.

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Thank You! Design Love Fest

A big thank you to Stephanie from Design Love Fest for featuring Ms. Jeannie’s Climb Any Thing vintage flash cards on her blog today! Click on the photo to go directly to the blog post…

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Design Love Fest is the incredibly creative blog started by Bri Embry, which combines her love of photography and type face. Such a unique combo but so complimentary. Ms. Jeannie is  a HUGE fan of font herself!  A few years ago, she watched this documentary called Helvetica.  I know,  it sounds not very exciting – but it is really fascinating! Many of Ms. Jeannie’s friends like to chide her for her interest in it, using the documentary as a qualifer…’Well it is not Helverica, but…” anyway – it was well done…

Here’s the trailer – you can see for yourself…

The vintage flash cards are not printed in Helvetica font – but are none the less fun and engaging! Ms. Jeannie has several available in her shop, so if they intrigue you, stop by and have a look.  They are from the 1949 Alice & Jerry Second Reader edition, which was intended as a teaching tool for early readers at the second grade level.

Ms. Jeannie likes to get a little philosophical with these! Each word on their own is so powerful. Combine them and you practically have a war with words!

More Alice & Jerry cards will be available soon in Ms. Jeannie’s shop so keep your eyes out. In the meantime, peruse Design Love Fest  for an amazing little escapade into the land of lovelies…

The Velvet Doe: Thank you Laura

Ms. Jeannie has been one busy bee these past couple of weeks. She has missed her regular blogging schedule terribly but is in the middle of preparing two fun new posts now…so stay tuned.

In the meantime, Laura from The Velvet Doe was so lovely for featuring Ms. Jeannie’s handsome 1940’s Westclox alarm clock in her blog…

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Stop by and check out the post here.

Thank you Laura!