Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Whimsy & Vintage Fox

Thanks to a couple of our local boutiques Whimsy in Draper and Vintage Fox in South Jordan for donating gift certificates and products to a local elementary school fundraiser. These stylish stores carry our Vintage Hem slips and we appreciate their supporting us in donating a basket for auction. The funds raised assist our local students and are so thankfully received.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Vintage Hem Gal on the Town

Carmel, California is exquisitely dotted with gourmet dining and decadent boutique shopping. Our Vintage Hem Gal, Janine recently enjoyed a much deserved weekend of R&R with her doting hubby Cord. While she was out and about she donned our darling Effie's Dessert slip in Lady Vanilla & Dark Biscotti. These cute outfits are just too cute not to share! Feel free to send us you outfit combinations with our sassy slips so we can show how you style your wardrobe with Vintage Hem.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vintage Hem Customer Spotlight:Alison

*(janine's comments are after her answers in parenthesis in italics)

Tell us about you?

My name is Alison Holtom Montgomery and I born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I am the second of five children. My father was my high school principal and my mother an OB nurse.
I graduated Nursing School in 1993 from Ricks College. I am a Registered Nurse and currently work in an urban Pediatric Emergency Room, we are the last stop pediatric ER in the Southeast. That means we see a lot of yucky things.. Before jumping into the ER rush, I was an OB nurse for a decade..
I was a major tomboy, who only wore dresses on Sunday to church as a child. Magically one day when I was 16 I started liking dresses and shoes.. I played many high school sports, volleyball, basketball, softball and track. Needless to say I don't participate in the last one anymore..
My hobbies are Organic gardening, Painting, Shopping Blogging, Coaching and Photography.
I also believe there is a supermodel lurking in us all!!!

Tell us about your family?
I married my hubby in 1993, just months after graduating from nursing school. He was stationed in the Navy in Idaho Falls and a girlfriend of mine and I went to work out at the Navy gym, we walked in and I saw him across the basketball court and turned to my friend and said "I am going to marry him".. She laughed, at that time I had a different boyfriend every other month.. This was in Spring of 1992. Here we are 16 years of marriage later and 5 kids.
While married I have lived in the Seattle, Washington area, Boise, Idaho and in 1999 moved to Atlanta, Georgia and have been here ever since.
My kids are 14, 13, 11, 8 and 6. It is kind of freaking me out that I will have a high schooler next year.
We are a sports loving family. All the kids play team sports almost year round. I even coach my youngests T-ball team.

What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
What wouldn't you find? Here is a snippet of what is in there.
7 gallons of milk, 8 dozen eggs, 10 pounds of butter ( I love butter),
Flan, yogurt, condiments, sour cream, Dr. Pepper, etc. etc. I have garbage disposals at present. My oldest two are boys that are growing. the 14 year old is near 6'4" and the 13 is near 6".

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
I would trade places with my grandmother Bessie. She was born in 1906 and had a young family during the depression. I would love to experience what life was like then and compare to how different it is now. She worked all day every day until she passed away at the rope old age of 94 in 2001. I would walk a mile in her shoes. (I love my grandma too...I would take her back in a second, she was my idol in so many ways, a woman of class and elegance, love that Alison!)

What was the last movie you went to see?
Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. I had to drag my hubby to see it with me.

What is your favorite song?
This may freak some of you ladies out, since I am all about modesty. I have a Heavy Metal, Hard Rock side to me.
My favorite song is One by Metallica..

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
I would be able to fly!! Go anywhere at anytime. That would be Sweet!

What is the one thing you are most proud of?
When I set out to do something, nothing stands in my way. Like a good friend of mine told me, ( when he knew me "back in the day" meaning teenagedom), you got everything you wanted, I became a nurse, I have lived in different places, I found my prince charming and I had those five kids.

If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
I would love to experience a small village in Italy!

What is your best secret (that you're willing to share)?
I am addicted to Dr. Pepper and to high heels. Currently nearing 50 pair of heels alone.
Most of my name brand clothing comes from Goodwill. (having a great Goodwill is a plus to living in a great place)

What is your favorite Vintage Hem
That is a hard one, It really all depends on the outfit I am wearing.. Eyelet Tower is tops, with Dot the Great coming in Second and rounding out the top three it is a tie between Have a Ball (black and white) I love vintage hem (those of you who have read my blog, know my deep affection for it) because it changes outfits in a pinch and I am 5'10" tall and love to lengthen out my skirts, so my spider veins don't show. ;) (I think Jenn and I would have to agree with least for now, without bringing the new Spring line into the mix...Eyelet Tower is our favorite slip!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vintage Hem Customer Spotlight: Candice

Tell us about you?
I describe myself as a "world traveling mama of two". I have been working and traveling internationally since 2001!
I started in Belize and have since spent all of my time in Asia; China, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and next week, Indonesia!
My first son was born in 2004 and accompanied me to Laos when he was 7 weeks old.
Other things I am passionate about are good ethnic food, vegetarian cuisine, "green" living, good books, art, crafts, and education!
I think I will never have enough books (especially children's books), toys made of natural materians, art supplies, or kitchen gadgets (I just got a new panini maker with our credit card reward points!).
Ironically we are currently downsizing our possessions to move into a smaller home.
I have an MA in teaching but I enjoy researching Early Childhood education now that I am a mom of a preschooler and a toddler.

Tell us about your family?
I have been married to Nick for 9 years, and we have two handsome and hilarious young sons! Jonas (Jojo) is 4, and Deacon (Deeds) is 1.

What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Leftovers from dinner last night. I made "Central American style rice" and Frijoles.
We also have 1/2 of a watermelon, some camembert cheese, mini reeses cups, some apples, wheat bread, skim milk, water, apple juice, and tons of various sauces and salad dressings.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
I think it would be fun to live the life of Indiana Jones! An Archeology professor by day, and an adventurer with a cool jacket during his off time. (love that!)

What was the last movie you went to see?
I haven't been to a movie in the theatre in ages; I think the last one was Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End.
But the last DVD I watched was a weird, somber movie called Where Angles Fear To Tread. I don't recommend it.

What is your favorite song?
I know and love a lot of 80's songs. "Livin' on a Prayer" is one of my faves!

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
I have always been thrifty, so maybe I would be able to supernaturally find the best deals all over the world.

What is the one thing you are most proud of?
One thing?!
I'm proud of my son Jojo, who started reading for the first time last week! I'm proud of my brother, who is the drummer for a band that played on Letterman last summer!
I'm proud that I have been able to experience traveling in several different countries, even though I don't have a movie star budget!

If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
Thailand is a beautiful place that I have traveled to many times; lots of Americans choose to retire there because of the great climate and international quality medical care
I have never been to Europe, but I would love to experience some kind of provincial village life in a place like Italy, Spain, Germany, or somewhere in Scandinavia.
Maybe I would just be happy to go to an IKEA. I haven't been near one since 2006.

What is your best secret (that you're willing to share)? about I really like to sleep, but I don't seem to need very much these days. I stay up late and get up early. Maybe I have a more geriatric metabolism these days?

What is your favorite Vintage Hem?
I love my Have A Ball in white, and I also have my eye on Effie's Dessert and Eyelet Tower! I can't wait to see what Vintage Hem comes up with next!
I love Vintage Hem because I'm tall (5'8") so skirts and dresses often don't seem to look right on me. I don't want my entire leg to be exposed, so Vintage Hem gives me a way to look cute and modest without getting my dresses and skirts tailored.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Congrats Missy Easley...and thanks Hannah!

It was so fun to find out how all of you have heard about us, we loved reading all the fun ways that Vintage Hem has reached all of you!  Thanks and we look forward to next months giveaway...a special Mother's Day Giveaway...stay tuned!

I have to say, this is a pretty cute story.  I used the random number generator to select the winner and the number was 48.  When I got to comment 48, I realized it was Missy Easley who is my daughter, Hannah's third grade teacher...who is the reason that Missy has heard of Vintage Hem. Our daughters are our number one mini fans!  Hannah is always rockin' our VH's at school and most recently wore "The Decoy" to school and it was adorable, way to go Hannah!  Congrats to Missy and we hope you enjoy "Effie's Dessert" in Lady Vanilla...what a fun coincidence!  

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Spring Tea Slip Giveaway-Closed

We're giving away Effie's Dessert in Lady Vanilla.  We'd love to know how you've heard about us.  So here's how it's going to work: leave a comment and share how you know about Vintage Hem and we'll announce the winner next Monday.  Happy Spring!