*updated: winner has been chosen! congrats to robyn o! you won the lady cybil headband!
four years ago (give or take) i met launa and she has been a source of sunshine and goodness since. when her lovely daughter kendra decided to follow her heart by opening her own vintage inspired shop, lavender & linen – and share her amazing talent with the world, i knew instantly i would be in love. and want to buy things. and then want to tell all my friends.
and i was. and so i am.
i also thought it would be fun to share a few images of my sweet quinn in her own lavender & linen goodies. i was chomping at the bit to photograph her in her nana’s dress (circa 1963), along with my favorite quilt, a vintage 1940 double wedding ring. this was the perfect opportunity!
something i absolutely adore about kendra’s work is how she incorporates actual vintage materials to her work. i am a huge fan of anything with a good story to it (antique quilts, old paintings, vintage linens and things), and i might add that kendra’s clips are the only ones i don’t have to constantly put back into q’s soft as silk hair. love!
aw: tell us your name!
kv: kendra leann valente. i’m told it was chosen on the way to the hospital just in case i wasn’t a boy. pretty good for the spur of the moment huh?
aw: using three words, how would you best describe yourself?
kv: hmm… inquisitive, stubborn and creative
aw: what inspired you to create Lavender & Linen?
kv: i started out by making little headbands for my mom’s newborn sessions and it just went from there as i started getting requests. now i also sell some of my products to a local antique store.
aw: which piece is your absolute favorite?
kv: Probably the Lady Cybil headband (notice the Downton Abbey reference.) i love the mix of the satin and flower print and the vintage-ness of it all.
aw: any exciting events or plans in the future for L & L?
kv: i had so much fun at the Safe Kids Baby Expo here in Columbus, Ga that we are heading to Atlanta in November for a Holiday Showcase and hopefully we will do some more later on. My dream career is to someday be a stay at home wife and mommy and I love that I have an opportunity to grow my business and help make some extra money from home.
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speaking of downton abbey and how exciting that season three is near – let’s give away a lady cybil, shall we? here’s the deal:
1. one entry for leaving a comment. simple!
2. one entry for your liking the lavender & linen facebook page (comment again letting me know).
3. one entry for posting on facebook about this little giveaway – using this direct link: www.angiewarren.com/blog/quinn-lavender-linen-giveaway (again, please come back and comment a third time).
three possible entires! i’ll be choosing the winner this friday evening and will email you as well as update this post. would you like to go ahead and purchase something adorable for your little one or to stash in your props closet? use the code: awspecial (needs to be capitol) – good until the 27th for 15% off of your purchase.
thanks kendra, and happy shopping friends!