Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Today's the Day!


Today, 3 years ago I posted my first Freshly Found Blog entry!  Today is also my 600th blog post!
 
So it is a Freshly Found Celebration.  This collection shows my love for vintage and found goodies and it includes 3 bracelets for a giveaway!
The bracelets are all significant to Freshly Found and the journey we have been on over the past 3 years.
The sari rope bracelet pays tribute to the rich Indian Culture here in Durban, and the fact that vintage sari fabric forms the basis of many Freshly Found products
It is no secret how passionate I am about crochet, so I had to include this crochet cuff.  I love re-interpreting the vintage craft of crochet in a relevant and pleasing way.
The 3rd bracelet is folded and woven from strips of vintage book paper.  Sandile and his team are making these for me as well as folding books for my other projects!
 
So, if you would like to stand in line to win all 3 of these bracelets, please leave a comment on my blog telling me what "vintage refreshed" means to you! [All blog comments will be eligible, but I would love to hear your perspective!]
The winner will be announced on the 25th of September, on the 1 year anniversary of the Fresly Found Online Store!

24 comments:

henriette said...

well done. propvol inspirasie, lieflik.

Estelle said...

HAPPY 3rd anniversary! I just love your collection - that pic really belongs in a magazine for all to see!!!

600 and counting...

(Already having been blessed with some of your creativity, I'll leave the prizes for other fortunate people.)

coelho said...

happy birthday to FF xxx

wood & wool stool said...

Congratulations on your 600th post and third blogbirthday!

Becky said...

Vintage refreshed means bringing a new life to something new! It is something we all need to do - a way of recycling and making do with all we have!

flowerpress said...

Yay, Congratulations!!
(My third blogging-versary is in a couple of months but you're quite a few (hundred) posts in front of me :-)

dinkum design said...

Congratulations, looking forward to the next 600.

Rhenda said...

Well done! Really exciting! You are always inspiring!

joan said...

One of my students introduced me to your blog & it inspired me to start my own.I based my blog on your design & it has enhanced my teaching enormously. Most gratefull - happy 600

ELK said...

happy day my friend ..you are a continued inspiration !!

something well love from long ago being brought back in a different form...it is a real joy to do ~ elk

silverpebble said...

Many congratulations! Having found your blog fairly recently I have a lovely lot of archive to look through.

To me 'vintage refreshed' means giving something a new lease of life - it may be upcycling or making something modern using a forgotten technique. I get a thrill from refreshing vintage lockets by adding modern gems and hand-made silver flowers.

Anairam said...

3 years and 600 posts! Good for you and congratulations! Oh golly, of course I would like to win those three bracelets, they are so perfectly ME! Hmmmm, vintage refreshed - now let me think ... to me it means Style with a Story behind it and a Twist in the Tail!

kat said...

Congratulations Denise! It's been wonderful following your blog. It's always a source of inspiration to see old things with new uses when I stop by here.

Caty said...

happy blog birthday! (happy us to have your blog to visit!)

vintage refresh is just great: a kind of recycling: mixing what you have already -or find- and spark with some creativity and change it or just use it as "new" The new perspective is in your mind.

:)

Heloise said...

What a journey it's been! To me vintage refreshed would mean tactile memories that are relevant to now & add a depth to our "instant society". Congratulations on an amazing 3 years.

coelho said...

hi - are you going to be at i heart market next month? looking for some of your origami things? x

Jesse said...

Happy anniversary! To me, 'vintage refreshed' carries a sense of respect for the vintage objects - they're repurposed, but retain some of their former life, use and appeal.

CaRiiToO said...

Congratulations for your third year! You have inspired me to do some craft work and those bracelets are amazing! Keep going on with this awesome blog!

Tam said...

Congratulations on this beautiful project, I have enjoyed seeing the way you throw your creativity into things you enjoy and how much you love and enjoy your family and friends as it all comes through in this blog.

Vintage refreshed means to me:
Finding an old discarded unloved thing and repurposing it in a unique way to become something to be treasured.

Such as your silk tie flower brooches.

Tam said...

Congratulations on this beautiful project, I have enjoyed seeing the way you throw your creativity into things you enjoy and how much you love and enjoy your family and friends as it all comes through in this blog.

Vintage refreshed means to me:
Finding an old discarded unloved thing and repurposing it in a unique way to become something to be treasured.

Such as your silk tie flower brooches.

Anne said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! You have been a real inspiration for me, proud of our Durban bloggers!
Vintage refreshed?! Traditional with a wacky twist, reuse, refresh, recycle, simplify, going back to our roots...

joan said...

I went back to look at your blog today & only realised that you wanted a comment on "vintage refreshed" - here's mine. Any object that has been given a new lease of life through reinterpretation makes us look at the original as if we had never seen it before.

Cupcake Couture said...

Vintage Refreshed ~ to me means the beauty of taking things that once lived in another era and renewing them to live again. What makes me happiest about vintage is the fact that in another life it existed...went places, was loved and now belongs to you.
Congratulations!!!
x

Lauren said...

Congrats on your anniversay! Wow, that is amazing. You have created some master pieces in that time. x