LA EVENTS: Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage [06.08] + Rosebowl Flea Market [06.09] with @birthdaylifevintage

Mark your calendars LA!  It’s summa summa summa time and Birthday Life Vintage & Joules Jewels Vintage are teaming up for a fabulous road trip THIS WEEKEND!


First stop will be Saturday June 8 at the Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage show from 10am-4pm.

1511 Micheltorena Street (at Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Look for the yellow & purple streamers and pinwheels!

Second stop will be Sunday June 9 at the Rosebowl Flea Market from 8am-4:30pm.

1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA
Booth #3590 in the White Area

Get your vintage Independence Day outfit here!  Shop our red, white & blue rack!

Wear your good (but comfortable) shoes, bring your granny carts and your sun hats- this one is gonna be a doozy!





See you this weekend!

SHOPPING: Charm Bracelets Are It! Get Your Wrist Game Up!

Refinery29 is pretty much telling you like it is these days.  In their January 9, 2012 post on the hot new trend of charm bracelets, they featured 12 amazing bracelets to crush on.

Well, I’m really happy to tell you that with the release of The Ruby Collection this month, you’re going to be well…charmed.

Check it out!  Charm bracelets AND necklaces by Coro and Pididdly Links and others.  They are all themed!  What better way to accessorize?!

Some of these are already listed in the shop.  The rest will be in tomorrow (the links will be added here as well).

Vintage CORO Signed Jamaica Islander Gold Tone Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp (SOLD)

Vintage New York State of Mind Gold Tone Tourist Landmark Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($18)

Vintage Virginia Is For Lovers Silver Tone Nickel Tourist Landmark Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($22)

Vintage As The Romans Do Gold Tone Napoleon Balboa Gypsy Coin Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($18)

Vintage She Sells Seashells Silver Tone Nickel Marine Life Tourist Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($24)

Vintage CORO Signed Crafty Lucky Lady Silver Tone Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($42)

Vintage CORO Signed Superstitious Unluck Silver Tone Lucky Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($44)

Vintage High School Sweetheart Silver Tone Nickel Nostalgia Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($24)

Vintage Florida Sunshine State Silver Tone Nickel Marine Life Tourist Souvenir Charm Bangle Bracelet with Box Clasp ($22)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Tiny Dancer Copper Ballet Shoes Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($56)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Love Hearts You Copper Heart Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($66)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Miss Money Bags Copper Loot Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($48)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Put A Bird On It Copper Lark Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($56)

Vintage Signed PIDIDDLY LINKS Crafty Lady Copper Hobbyist Charm Necklace with Original Clasp ($78)


And for your pleasure and Valentine’s day shopping and gift-giving needs, we are having a sale!  FREE SHIPPING* on all purchases over $30 when you use the following code at checkout:


*FREE SHIPPING is for domestic orders only.  International shipping is excluded.

Happy Valentines everyone!

xoxo, Joules

NEWS: JJV on An Orange Moon! Plus Exclusive Photos!

To me, our home is our sanctuary.  You have to put love into it to get love out.  Nesting is what comes natural to most humans; claiming your space and putting your seal of approval down for all your guests to see.  I just tend to take it to another level.

The same day we moved in to our SF apartment, I couldn’t wait to unpack.  I unpacked over half of our boxes, hung up all of our clothes and loaded the dishwasher with our (small) assortment of china.  It was like the first day of school, you stay up all night getting your outfit together so that when the sun rises in the morning…you are ready to start your new life.  I didn’t go to bed until almost 4am.

We started out with almost nothing, and now it’s bursting at the seams with curiosities.  I love it.  Living with a man in the house, you have to make it work; meshing masculine and feminine together isn’t impossible.  I think our apartment is just as much mine as it is his.

And now this brings me to our first ever apartment feature!  Lynne McDaniel from An Orange Moon in Chicago, IL has put our design aesthetic front and center on her blog!  You can read the article HERE.

If you’re in Chicago, don’t forget to stop by An Orange Moon to check out Lynne’s amazing stock of Mid Century furniture and decorating doodads.  You will have to pick your jaw off the floor more than once.  I promise.

An Orange Moon
2418 W. NORTH AVE Chicago,IL 60647

And if you want to see more photos, you’re in luck!  Here are the rest of the photos that didn’t make the cut (along with descriptions of most items)!

Vintage ladder as a magazine rack.

1930's "King Arthur" Paintings.

1930's Card Catalogue used for toiletry storage.

Mid Century Chairs from The Second Rvivl, lime green shabby chic table and mid century chain lamp from Uhuru Used Furniture.

Vintage prints on wood.

This is my favorite kitchen. Ever.

1950's Flour & Sugar Tins and vintage 50's kitchen scale (yes, I actually use it).

Vintage Cookie Jar- for utensils, Antique Sambo Teapot, 50's Brass Gooseneck lamp, Vintage containers (I love seeing food in a kitchen. Texture is cool again.)

Mid Century Green Naugahyde Lounge Chair, American of Martinsville chest (was a project piece...I will show you later).

Naugahyde Lounge Chair, 1950's Serving Tray on Mid Century Wire Stand, Mod German Tea for Two Set, Mid Century Wire Magazine Rack, Vintage French Stop Sign

Ltd. Ed. Marshall Field's Repro London Flea Market Print

(Opposite Fireplace) Retro Orange Naugahyde Button Back Loveseat & Armchair, 50's Walnut "Surfboard" Coffee Table from Pink Squirrel Furniture, 50's Walnut Corner End Table from Pink Squirrel Furniture, 60's Deadstock German Curtains, 50's Brass Lamp, Vintage Frames and Driftwood Wall Clock

xoxo, Joules

UPDATE: #CyberMonday Shopping Sales & DIY Furniture

Okay so you know that the Cyber Monday sale ends at 11pm on Tuesday 11.29.11!  You will automatically get 10% off and free shipping by using the code CYMON11 at checkout on ETSY or JJVSHOP.COM!

Also, after going on a few thrifting trips, I have a few haul and DIY progress photos to share with you!

First, I got this super cute bookshelf, German-made mod tea cup set, and a mid century goose neck brass lamp.  I love them!  I’m going to do a little rehab on the shelf and I’ll show you guys later.

My favorite part about this set is the cup rest in the saucer is off-center.

Isn't this lamp awesome!?

Also, I’ve been working on some good ‘ol diy projects around here.  I recently came across 6 America-made plywood dining chairs.  They needed some TLC and a little handy fix it know-how.  Here are some progress photos!

I love how aerodynamic and sleek these look now. Talk about gorgeous.

No- it's not still wet. It's just THAT shiny!

Okay, well- I’m off to list more items in the shop!  Happy holidays and happy shopping!

x0x0x – Joules

SHOPPING: Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Sales and Codes!

If you didn’t use your Black Friday coupon code the past few days, don’t worry because you’ll save more this weekend and on Monday and Tuesday!

Don’t miss out!


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(for only, Etsy is automatic)

Get 15% off everything!


This sale is only for 11.26 only!



ENTIRE STOCK is 10% off!  Use code to get FREE SHIPPING* on your entire purchase! This code is only good for 11.27-11.29!


I’m also going to do a drawing for one lucky person to get a 20% off code to use on Cyber Monday to be used WITH the free shipping* code! WHOA!

To enter, add your e-mail to the JJV Shop List (click the link on the right margin or HERE) and write a comment under this post. If your name is already on the list, just write a comment under this post! The winner will be chosen on Sunday 11.27.11 at 12am EST and posted here on the JJV Blog.

*Free Shipping: Free Shipping is for domestic orders only.  Orders outside the US will be excluded.



GIVEAWAY: Yellow Elm & JJV Love Eachother.

Elizabeth Blanton from Yellow Elm is a cool chica. Why?  Well- for one, she is super gorgeous.

Secondly, she is crafty and makes the most darling headbands and accessories from hand-felted wool.

She has a studio down in Greenville, South Carolina that is super-dee-duper cute.

Wanna see?  I thought so.

Elizabeth and I connected about a year ago when she featured my Golden Girl clutch on her bloggy.

Ever since then, we’ve been Etsy friends/motivated entrepreneurs carving out our own path in life.   So from this spectacular connection, what could be better than a Yellow Elm giveaway!?

You could win this awesome headband…just in time for the holidays!


  1. Follow JJV on Twitter
  2. Follow JJV on Facebook
  3. Join the JJV List
  4. Comment on this post that you have done these three things.


  1. Follow Yellow Elm on Twitter
  2. Follow Yellow Elm on Facebook
  3. Add Yellow Elm to your Etsy Circle (if you have an Etsy)
  4. Follow the Yellow Elm Blog.
  5. Tweet about the giveaway with hashtag #YellJJV
  6. If you do any of these, please add them to your original comment below this post.

*When you leave your comment, don’t forget to leave your e-mail or blog URL so we can get in touch with you if you win!*

Deadline is November 12, 2011. 

Winner will be announced November 15, 2011


xoxo Joules

NEWS: JJV Featured in!

I’m so excited that from decided to do a little blurb about us!  It’s great since we are the new little bird on the SF vintage block.  It’s also exciting because big things are happening in the shop.

We have extended our 20% discount with the code: GRANDO11 so start shopping now!  There will be about 50 new items popping up in the shop from today until Saturday.  This offer ends November 19, 2011!  So spread the word and save!

Here are a few photos Alexandra took at the Fashion Faire.

Be sure to check out the article in all its glory HERE.

Thanks Alexandra for the love!