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Our First Wedding

June 29th, 2013 | Posted by owner in WEDDINGS - (0 Comments)

One never forgets the first wedding you are asked to be a part of. And it couldn’t have been a better first wedding.

Sweet Whitney and her then fiancé Brian were to be wed at the Palm Harbor White Chapel on June 22, 2013. She went to school across the street from the Chapel and knew for years that is where she wanted to be wed. A dream come true.


Corey Conroy Photography

Whitney wanted vintage and she had the quintessential vintage wedding! Her lovely and very talented mother Beryl helped her plan and design it.

It was an elegant and intimate affair. The center pieces held much meaning for Whitney with bits and pieces of her and Brian’s family woven into them.


Corey Conroy Photography

Corey Conroy Photography beautifully captured the day and Delectables Fine Catering created a feast worthy of a Prince and Princess.

I am so thankful and appreciative of Beryl and Whitney’s willingness and trust in asking us to be a part of their gorgeous day!

Fairytale Photo Shoot

June 28th, 2013 | Posted by owner in STYLIZED SHOOTS - (0 Comments)

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I met the lovely and energetic Maricel Baker in April at a wedding vendor  event at Nova 535 in St. Pete. Her enthusiasm for vintage and being as authentic as possible in a time period photo shoot caught my attention.

Maricel asked me in June if I would be interested in doing a stylized shoot with Core Events and Lisa Otto Photography. Of course I would!

Lisa Otto had the fun idea of creating a childhood to adult fairytale love story, set on a beautiful horse farm in Central Florida. (see her website blog for details)

The result was exquisite.

Event Planners
Core Events, Tampa

Let’s Make It Extraordinary
Maricel Baker

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Twelve Decisions About Cialis.

June 25th, 2013 | Posted by owner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Twelve Decisions About Cialis.)

Internet has made it possible for us to compare prices and purchase remedies without leaving our homes. Admittedly, Americans can order medications from the comfort of your office. Besides, the patient can never be sure of a product’s authenticity unless he order the medicament directly from a pharmacy in one of those countries. You may have heard about cialis. What medicaments do people purchase on the Internet? Online drugstores provides best-quality prescription remedies and herbal medications. For example Antabuse is used in specific people with chronic alcoholism. Creates an obnoxious reaction when drinking alcohol, which reduces the desire to drink. Some drugs have psychoactive properties and, that’s why, they are often abused — that is, taken by someone other than the person for whom they are prescribed. Additionally you must know something about generics. Admittedly, once the generic remedy is available, the cost of both the original branded product and the generic medicament are significantly lowered. The cost of the medication is driven down by increasing competition between pharmaceutical companies to produce the medicament and make it available for the affordable price. But it isn’t all. Anytime before you start, take time to get more information about the matter.

The truth is, Cialis is one of the best medicaments of all time. Many think the efficiency of Cialis is well documented. This is a drug used to treat divers conditions. Keep in mind that Cialis may take some time to have an effect. What else have to be discussed?

Is this actual for you? Below are seven you need to know about cheap online. Of course it isn’t all. Many medicines are used to treat erectile dysfunction. But be reminded, the effectiveness of the drugs will differ from one person to another. Don’t forget, think about side effects of Cialis. Notwithstanding erectile dysfunction’s frequency does increase with age, it isn’t as inevitable as you might think. Currently almost all patients can be assured of a return to fairly successful intercourse. Commonly known as impotence is defined as the inability to attain an erection suitable for intercourse. Such diseases as a rule signal other diseases: low libido or erectile dysfunction may hide a serious health problem such as heart trouble. This can be the first sign of earnest psychological problem. Which ED medicament works best? Mental health problems can dampen your interest in sex and can cause erectile dysfunction. It affects all aspects of life including sex drive. The very first matter about this is that, the incidence of impotence increases with health conditions such as diabetes. Mercifully there are lot of medicines that works without side effects. Furthermore, this may include hardening of the arteries, anxiety, or a venous leak.

Where you can get correct information about cialis canada? Finally there are some serious health risks in taking prescription medicines. Secondly drugs can be dangerous, nevertheless, even when they’re meant to improve our health. These side effects are not common but you should to stop taking Cialis immediately and see a health care professional if you experience any of them. Absolutely you should take harmful side effects in consideration before buying this medication. You should make sure you are aware of your reactions to this remedy before operating machinery. Usually, physicians are trained in all of such issues. However, you and your doctor should solve if Cialis or another treatment is good for you. If you experience some other symptoms which you think may be due to this medicine, speak with your doctor. Keep this medication in the container it came in, densely closed. For example the liquid remedies preferably have to be kept in the refrigerator, but it may be stored at room temperature. Once you’ve studied the basics about erectile dysfunction from us, you may want to read what other well-respected websites have to say. Take the time to think about what things could get in the way of your success. Finally, by taking these factors into consideration, you will be equipped enjoy to get physically active. The very important aspect check that when you get remedies online, you get real drug. Some of the sites offer really hazardous fakes. In addition, online pharmacy is the apposite way to purchase any type of remedies as it provides the pleasure of ordering through internet.

Can you trust online drugstores?

June 25th, 2013 | Posted by owner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Can you trust online drugstores?)

Over the past few months our Research Center has been bombarded with questions about the likely side effects that generics remedies might have caused. Absolutely, individuals can get drugs directly and it’s easier than you might think. Online drugstores offer a convenient way to purchase prescription medicaments and are many times used by insurance companies. Doubtless every adult knows about cialis professional. Let’s discuss about few remedies. Online pharmacies fill hundreds of thousands of online prescriptions daily. For example Antabuse is used in given people with chronic alcoholism. This drug can help keep you from drinking because of the nasty side effects that will occur if you consume alcohol while taking Antabuse. Of course, you should check with your pharmacist to see whether one of these remedies is a good choice for you. Unconditionally, the enumeration is very huge. Can you buy generic medicines online legally? Generic medicaments are mostly much cheaper than brand-name remedies. A lot of drugs available online to why to waste time and visit local drugstore if you can easily order pills sit at home. Here we described at some important information to bear in mind, as well as how you can find options to get pills.

Other suitable example is Cialis. Most health care providers say the efficiency of Cialis is well documented. This medication works by increasing blood flow to the penis in order to help a man get and keep an erection for sexual activity. Keep in mind that Cialis may take few minutes to have an effect.

At present for men of any age, it can be an early warning symptom for heavy ailments, so it’s essential for your overall health, not just your sexual relationship, to see a physician if you experience erection difficulties. However is this opportunity really the right field for you? What about sexual problems and how cialis work? Today, there are sundry options for patients who suffer from such health problem. A spread sexual complaint among men is the erectile dysfunction. How you can get more information about side effects of ED? Of all the matters in the field of healthcare that pique our attention most, it’s ED, specially online. Erectile dysfunction is not necessarily related to chronic illnesses. Oral medications, which help produce an erection in response to sexual stimulation, have revolutionised the treatment of impotence over the last 19 years, since 1997. It’s possible that impotence can have some causes not associated with aging. While sex is not vital for good health, it’s certainly important for anyone. A review published in JAMA Internal Medicine states that ED often happens when a widowed man tries to form a new sexual relationship. What causes ED in a young man? ED can be triggered by a many of sources — a health condition, emotional problems, some medications, smoking or alcohol. Common causes are stress and bereavement. Nicotine and other medicines can be factors, as can obesity. Keep reading for a list of medications that may cause erectile dysfunction and what you can do to prevent probable side effects. Typically, this may include spinal cord injuries, depression, or a panic disorder of some kind. We will discuss the matter in further detail later in our future article.

That being said, medicines are only safe for the individuals who actually have the prescriptions for them and no one else. Unwanted effects are unwanted events to a medicine. Plus, all of these side effects tend to pass quickly but you should be careful not to drive if you feel dizzy as a result of your treatment. Certain drugs are not suitable for people with some conditions, and on occasion a medicament may only be used if extra care is taken. People should always ask physician for medical consultation about the treatment. If available, discuss these issues with your health care provider thoroughly, as well as any pills you may be taking. Always speak to your doctor about the proper disposal of your generic. Before buying the medicament, tell your pharmacist if you are allergic to anything. This medication is for you. Never give your medicaments to other people even if their complaints to be the same as yours. Once you’ve learned the basics about ED from this article, you may want to read what other dependable websites have to say. Certainly it isn’t all. Finally, features that can influence your choice may be numerous. Remember that web-site which offers erectile dysfunction medications like Cialis without a valid prescription isn’t safe. When you purchase from an unknown source, you run the risk of getting counterfeit medications. In addition, online pharmacy is the alternative method to order any type of medicines as it provides the pleasure of applying through internet.

International Skype Baby Shower

May 15th, 2013 | Posted by owner in SPECIAL EVENTS - (0 Comments)

Yep. You read it correctly. I think it may be a first.

We did an international Skype baby shower! Vintage of course.

It was for our oldest daughter. She married a Norwegian and moved there.

Pregnant with their first, in a country she was unfamiliar with, no immediate family of her own nearby, and no history of baby showers given in Norway, something had to be done!

So I stepped in. Willingly.

It took a lot of coordination but it was so worth it. Games, crafts and gift registrations were planned. ( is a terrific online gift registry site)

All guests here had to have gifts to me by a certain date in order to send off boxes to our daughter in time for the shower.

Game and craft instructions were translated into Norwegian by son-in -law, hoping they would make sense.

Wedding and baby showers are not common occurrences there. Our Norwegian guests were so excited to experience this.

The shower was at 1 p.m. here, 7 p.m. there.

noahLet me tell you, it was so funny to watch people learn to interact via Skype at a shower. Everyone introduced themselves, we played a few games, which were loved overseas, much laughter was involved and much fun had.

When it came to decorating onesies, both sides of the ocean took great pleasure and pains in creativity.

Cupcakes were a hit. We enjoyed Sugar Darlings at home, while our daughter made her own.

I think we may have started a new trend in Norway. It was a huge hit.

Oxford Style

May 9th, 2013 | Posted by owner in STYLIZED SHOOTS - (0 Comments)

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Oxford-Styled Shoot
Lake Alfred, Florida
Mackay Estate and Gardens


Top photo:

Erin, Papered Heart Photography

Event Planner
Sasha, Oh So Classy Events

Lisa, Wish Vintage

Lynn, Sassy Settings

Marie, Hands on Sweets

Bridal Gown
Cindy, White Closet

Men’s Wear
Ricc, Classic Gentlemen Boutique

Hair and Makeup
Chantel, Beauty by Chantel


Our first stylized shoot. What fun! What work!

I now truly appreciate those perfect looking magazine ads.

Thanks to the trust and spontaneity of Sasha, I was asked to be a part of this great shoot two days before. Many iPhone pictures later, we agreed on the plates, tea service and glasses. I packed up the tubs and was off.

Erin is a super talented and hard working photographer. Lisa has great ideas for staging and certainly knows how to go with the flow.

Marie made incredible desserts. We all heartily enjoyed them afterwards as a reward. Her desserts made our plates pop!

I am now hooked on stylized shoots. Great learning experience and I get to meet the nicest people! Our reward… Being published in the Florida Style Me Pretty Edition. May 2013


Bottom photo:

Chairs Wish Vintage Rentals

Lisa Desserts Hands on Sweets

Marie Tea Service Sassy Settings

Lynn Photo my own


Vintage History

May 1st, 2013 | Posted by owner in VINTAGE HISTORY - (0 Comments)

Luella, Phillip and Little Ronnie (my daddy).
Isn’t my Grandma gorgeous!?
Grandpa is dark and dashing. And my mischievous dad. Gotta love those little ears sticking out.



It began in 1945. I didn’t know it then. I wasn’t born yet. But my love of vintage dishes and all things vintage began then. Phillip Paul Leder, my grandfather, went to war in Yokohama, Japan. He sent his lovely young wife a set of Noritake dishes.

They are now part of my heritage.

In my teen years I spent my summers biking to my grandparents little apartment, sipping iced tea and listening to the fascinating stories of my grandmother’s upbringing. She was pummeled with questions.

History lived through my Grandmother. Growing up in a Danish speaking homestead farm in Southern Minnesota. Hating blackening the pot belly stove. Sitting straight as a pin or being punished. Baking pies all night until 6 a.m. for the little cafe she worked at. Meeting Dark Dashing Phillip and dancing to Glen Miller’s band at the local dance hall.

vintagehistory2How could I not fall in love with vintage dishes, dresses, hats, kitchen utensils, books and Glen Miller?

My grandparents are gone, but her heritage lives on through our company.