Vintage Is Going Nowhere


As I attend different craft and hobby related shows and conferences, I see that vintage, steampunk and grunge seem to be sticking around for a while. Last Fall, at the Houston Quilt Market mid-century modern vintage fabric queen Melodie Miller was always the hot spot on the show floor and vintage themed booths were the choice of Parson Grey, Sew Liberated and other top name designers.

A rare moment when Melodie Miller’s booth wasn’t jam packed full of fans.

When I attended Maker Faire last year the ‘Steampunk’ movement was everywhere. I attributed the Steampunk craze to the new hot trend of upcycling and recycling and using objects for purposes other than they were originally intended — something that Maker Faire really seems to showcase well.

Now as I wrap up my attendance of the Craft and Hobby Association Conference, I thought I’d share some of the vintage merchandising I saw at the show — gorgeous, just gorgeous.

Enjoy these pictures and I’ll be back soon with some trend observations that will explain why I went to the CHA conference in the first place.

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Comments: 4

  1. P├ętra January 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Love the photos can’t wait to hear more about it.

  2. Joanna January 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I am so glad! I love the steampunk stuff. We just got our 2013 catalogs for home decor at work and almost the entire Halloween section is steampunk, and even part of Christmas.

  3. Jenette January 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I love the vintage look and am so glad it’s here to stay. Thank you for sharing your photos, so inspiring!

  4. Vera August 25, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Cool pics. I like the steampunk as well but those things just don’t get well into our home :)

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