RefinedVintage

RefinedVintage

Location

West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States

Quick Blurb

Retro style, Modern Vintage & Upcycled Home Decor. When you buy vintage you are continuing that legacy and recycling too!

Interests

When not hunting vintage treasures I am at yoga,spending time with family & friends,reading or working on something creative.I also enjoy good food & drink, travel & games. I am an avid fan of HGTV, and love to help friends with interior design.

Skills and Techniques

I have an eye for design & color which influences my choices for what I sell. I research what I sell so that I know as much as possible about what I am selling. More specific skills include floral design, interior decorating, jewelry & craft making, scrap-booking,cooking,furniture restoration & painting.

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Get to Know

I am pleased to meet you! My name is Bridget I have been creating from the moment I picked up my first crayon. Starting out in art and ending up with a career as a Floral Designer. Now I look for ways to share my love of art, design, jewelry & vintage style. Did I forget to mention shopping? I love the hunt for unique, beautiful items. I really enjoy going to estate sales, tag sales & little "off the beaten path" antique,resale & thrift stores. You never know what you will find.It was inevitable that I open a shop & put my skills to use, I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love and share what I love. Helping others to discover the beauty,value and history of vintage is important to me. My wish is to encourage a green lifestyle by using vintage in your daily life; Reuse,Re-purpose & Recycle and do it with Style! Vintage is the new Green! I am also a wife (married 26 happy years)& mother of 2 wonderful daughters as well as 2 lively cats. We live in a home my husband & I remodeled,designed and built (an eclectic mix of old & new styles) in a family oriented lake filled area of southeast Michigan. I try to live my life with gratitude for the blessings I have received and to learn from and help others on this journey called Life.

Bio Photo Gallery

  • RefinedVintage's Photo Gallery

    This photo shows a little bit of what Refined Vintage is; I love the Vintage mirrored vanity tray used in an unexpected setting, the dining room buffet. I have filled a vintage silver vase with silk flowers in shades of white & green. The glass candlesticks are vintage & new. Using vintage with contemporary items works as long as they evoke the same look or feel.

  • RefinedVintage's Photo Gallery

    I enjoyed restoring (with great new fabric) this Mid Century Phone Bench. This project got me fired up for Artfire!

  • RefinedVintage's Photo Gallery

    I upcycled this vintage 1970's Mediterranean table for my daughter, but then she decided to go Mid Century! The bright lime green is right on trend.

  • RefinedVintage's Photo Gallery

    Using the same buffet I have changed the vignette from a light summer look to fall. First by changing the runner to a bronze damask. I am using a vintage amber glass candy dish (that I am selling) with vintage framed Halloween postcard and a haloween family photo.The Chimney sweep is a vintage Hummel.The vintage candlestick is topped with a beaded gold lampshade. The same vase has been filled with fall silk flowers & dried green hydrangeas accented with branched berries. Fall toned berries are also intertwined across the display. The Amber candy dish has been sold!