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I'm Karen.

east of east st. louis
and the wind is making speeches
and the rain sounds like a round of applause

vintage clothing. plaid. Gemütlichkeit. wool socks. christoph waltz. bbc radio 6. dorothy parker. scotland. cocktails. british sea power. ivy. tweed. very long reads. the scent of pipe tobacco. terriers. road trips. barbara stanwyck. fog.
not necessarily in that order.

my SmallEarthVintage clothing shop
my blog

cabinporn:

Cabin in Big Sur, California.
Contributed by Shannon May Powell.

cabinporn:

Cabin in Big Sur, California.

Contributed by Shannon May Powell.

— 16 hours ago with 951 notes
booksnbuildings:

Pembroke College library, University of Cambridge (UK)
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booksnbuildings:

Pembroke College library, University of Cambridge (UK)

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— 16 hours ago with 38 notes
Sampler of silk, linen, and cotton embroidery on linen, by Mary Babb, 1783.
(source: Cooper-Hewitt)

Sampler of silk, linen, and cotton embroidery on linen, by Mary Babb, 1783.

(source: Cooper-Hewitt)

— 18 hours ago with 3 notes
#sampler  #18th century  #embroidery 
weirdvintage:

Dobbins Soap trade card advertisement, c 1880s (via)

weirdvintage:

Dobbins Soap trade card advertisement, c 1880s (via)

(via weirdvintage)

— 1 day ago with 963 notes
thedogist:

Pizza, Terrier/Spaniel mix (3 m/o), N 5th & Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

thedogist:

Pizza, Terrier/Spaniel mix (3 m/o), N 5th & Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY

— 2 days ago with 88 notes
#yay i'm not the only one who names her dog after food 
oldbookillustrations:

Hamburg, St. Nicholas’ Church.
From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Hamburg, St. Nicholas’ Church.

From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.

(Source: archive.org)

— 2 days ago with 188 notes

Evening dress by James Galanos, fall/winter 1969-70.

(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

— 2 days ago
#a dress a day  #james galanos  #1960s fashion  #1970s fashion  #vintage dress  #vintage fashion 
poboh:

Der Nachtwächter, Karl Martin August Splitgerber. Germany (1844 - 1918)

poboh:

Der Nachtwächter, Karl Martin August Splitgerber. Germany (1844 - 1918)

(via 1901-a-space-odyssey)

— 3 days ago with 2106 notes
wearevintagevienna:

Ein kurzer Spaziergang über den Praterstern Nähe des Tegetthoff-Denkmals im Kriegsjahr 1941 (© G. Walek-Larisch Privatarchiv)

wearevintagevienna:

Ein kurzer Spaziergang über den Praterstern Nähe des Tegetthoff-Denkmals im Kriegsjahr 1941 (© G. Walek-Larisch Privatarchiv)

(Source: vintagevienna.at)

— 3 days ago with 14 notes