March 28, 2014

Sponsor Chronically Vintage in April, save 20 to 25% off from various vintage sellers, and say hello to a stellar historical sewing blog

Of course, you don't have to do all three, but you're more than welcome to if so desired. :)

March saw a wonderful wealth of new sidebar sponsors join the roster here on Chronically Vintage, and I'd like to moment sincerely thank each and every one of the following shops and blogs for their first time sponsorship this month:

-Honey Pot Creations

-Guermantes Vintage

-Manhattan Hippy Vintage

-The Closet Historian

-Vintage Cuteness

-Voyeur Vintage

Some of these sponsors, as well as two earlier ones who were with us again in March, have very kindly offered my readers discounts at their shops. All of these discounts are only on until the end of March, so if you want to take advantage of them, now is the time to do so!

-Honey Pot Creations: Save 20% on all purchases from this marvelous milliner's etsy shop by using coupon code MADMARCHSALE

-Jenstyle Chic Vintage: Save a wonderful 25% at their etsy shop with coupon code: Jessica

-Manhattan Hippy Vintage: Save a lovely 20% off at their etsy shop when you use coupon code Spring20

-Sullivan Entertainment: Own a piece of television history when you purchase the vintage clothing and accessories available from this famed Canadian production company's online store, where you can save a generous 25% with the coupon code VINTAGE25

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This month I haven't been able to get enough of The Closet Historian, whose blog is rich with a vast array of stylish vintage fashion inspiration, as well as scores of projects that the talented lady (named Bianca Esposito) behind it posts. Her work is skilled, highly creative, and spans a number of different time frames, as well as being stunningly beautiful. In addition, Bianca is an engaging writer and all-around splendid person, so while it was her sponsorship that led me to discover her captivating blog, I'll certainly be following it from here on out, regardless of if we're working together or not.

I'd love to have welcome you and your shop, products, blog or other website as a sponsor in April, and still have a small number of spots available (they fill up quickly and many have already been secured for the coming month). For more details on becoming a sponsor, please see this page and/or feel free to email me for sponsorship rates and with all inquires anytime you'd like.

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It's hard to believe that we're getting ready to head into the last weekend of March. Though the weather here, as touched on in Thursday’s post, is still more akin to winter in many ways that spring, it won't be too long now before that world famous Okanagan sunshine returns and the world is once against sparkling with new life, stunning blooms, and temperatures that mandate the wearing of breezy, beautiful vintage sundresses.

Coming up on the calendar in the next month is Easter, a timelessly special holiday that I'm hoping will be every bit as warm and wonderful as the last one was here. I've already got my thinking cap (or would that be my thinking Easter bonnet? :)) on when it comes to what I'll be wearing, and depending on what Mother Nature is in the mood to do that day, have both a chilly and warm weather ensemble picked out and ready to be donned at a moment’s notice already.

This weekend, I hope to finish up (or very nearly so) with our spring cleaning, which was started all the way back in early February (we haven't worked on it constantly since then, just in spurts as time and circumstances permitted), including getting items sorted for a yard sale that we're planning to have in conjunction with my parents in April. It's been ten years since I last held one and as I adore putting them on every bit as much as I do going to them, it's something I'm truly looking forward to in the coming month.

I hope that these last few days of March and start of spring find you all well, my lovely dears, and that you have plenty of great things on the horizon yourself as the world suddenly burst back to life after being in sleepy hibernation for so very long.

Happy Friday wishes!!!


  1. Oh I just can not WAIT until Spring finally arrives! Next week the weather looks good for Toronto so far, but I'll believe it when I see it! *LOL*

    Happy cleaning / organising / yard-saleing! :)

  2. Thank you so much Jessica for your kind words, you have made my week! It has been such a pleasure and an honor working with you this month!

    1. You are wholeheartedly welcome, my wonderfully talented (and stylish) dear. It has been a sincere pleasure working with you this month on my end, too.

      Tons of hugs & wishes of happiness for the coming weekend,
      ♥ Jessica

  3. A jard sale is a nice idea to give a new life to objects and clothes! A good way to start the new season...I wish you a wonderful day!

  4. Good luck with your spring cleaning, Jessica. I've about wrapped mine up (ah, cleaning the blinds and curtains...), which is why we are home reading & watching old movies tonight! :) If it makes you feel encouraged, not only are my hyacinths maybe a week from blooming, but my butterfly bushes are showing buds! I noticed it when hanging laundry this morning. Yes, I'm further south, but that can only mean it is creeping upwards toward you all. :) I'm so tired of the cold that tomorrow's predicted sleet be hanged—I swapped out the winter things in our wardrobes for our springy and summery clothes. Sweaters can be donned over them, but the bright colours will still peek through!

    Yard sales are such fun. We had one before moving to Ohio and did pretty well. If you call a local charity to come pick up unsold goods at the end of the sale, it could not be easier (except for those early birds...oh, bless their hearts...). ;)

    1. Thank you very much, sweet Jen. How marvelous that the first sweet, resplendent signs of spring are filling your days once more.

      Great suggestion! I don't have nearly enough items to sell to warrant calling a local charity thrift store to haul away those that don't fly off the tables, but if we did, I'd certainly do so. I routinely donate items to thrift stores (so hence a good part of the reason why it's been nearly a decade since my last yard sale) and plan on doing so with those that don't find a taker here. We'll just drive them over ourselves though, with, I'm sure, room to spare in the car.

      Have a beautiful, fun filled weekend,
      ♥ Jessica

  5. Awesome!! So happy you got so many new sponsors.