RB: Tell us about vintagelove and how it all started.
VL: Vintagelove stems from a hobby of making collages from magazine ads, mixed with an obsession of the 50's vintage. As a child I used to pore through magazines, cutting and collecting the images. My taste for retro was acquired during my teens, influenced by my Mother who was a housewife from the 50's. After I graduated from the Sculpture/Installation program at Ontario College of Art and Design, I began to make my collages into objects, specifically light switch plates - vintagelove was born!
RB: What do you enjoy the most about your work? What things drive you crazy?
VL: I adore the 50's aesthetic - the colours, shapes, forms, fashion and furniture.
I love creating things with my hands - bringing my ideas into form. And I also love the assembly line so I manufacture my products in this way. As I'm cutting or gluing or varnishing plate after plate, my hands become very focused and I lose my head in the clouds - for me, that's a very nice
place to be.
I do find some aspects of running a business solo to be challenging at times - I'm not the greatest bookkeeper/accountant so I would have to say tax time drives me crazy. It does not help that I leave all my calculations for the last week of April.
VL: I like to think vintagelove brings a bit of Sass to the Class!
RB: What’s your crafting tool of choice?
VL: There are so many good ones to choose from but I could not live without my good old pair of scissors.
VL: Vintagelove is new to the wedding theme event. Previous shows have been arts and crafts related so I am excited to show my work to a brand new audience and bring some fresh items to the table.
I will have a few vintage image wedding themed light switch plates on display but my focus with be wedding favours in the form of pocket mirrors, magnets, bottle openers and buttons. As always, vintagelove can work with any image for customized items. Looking forward to ReBash!
Thanks so much Adrianne for sharing the story behind vintagelove! Come meet Adrianne and shop her nifty wares at ReBash!