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Vintage Milk Crate Shelf.

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My parents had this vintage milk crate taking up space in the basement, and as soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew exactly what to do with it. Using a few nails (and a piece of cardboard cut-to-size so nothing falls through), I hung the crate way up on my wall. Now it displays part of my vintage owl collection, some photos and albums, and a print from my Wanderlust Series. I think it's a pretty smart storage solution, don't you? ;)




Guest Post • Salvaged Strawberry’s Favorite Things: The Seafaring Edition!

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Thanks to Amanda for a fun guest post! Check out her sponsor spotlight here! Find out more about sponsoring here!

Hello and a tip of the hat to you, dear readers. Lauren was kind enough to have me guest post on her cute little space today. In order for us to get to know each other a little better, I thought I would share some of my recent favorites from around the web (and by web, I mean Etsy, I’m obsessed, and never have to venture far when shopping for amazing vintage). I have a little blog and shop, and I would love for you to stop by and say hello!

OK, now onto the show!

Salvaged Strawberry’s Favorite Things: The Seafaring Edition

Love this Vintage Market Bag from PicassoMuse!




Come Sail Away with the Cutest Dress Ever (from the Braided Bandit)




Why isn’t this amazing suitcase mine yet? (from Red Barn Retro)




And who doesn’t love a good print? (from Bete Noire Vintage)




This cake stand is so beautiful (from Barking Sands Vintage)




Cute sea horse cardigan clips from the Unique Bird




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Framing my WSJ Article.

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A few months back, I was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article about perfume bottles. As proud and happy I am about it, sometimes I can't help but giggle. I had this frame from Christmas Tree Shops, which I initially purchased for a project involving a gift from Frank (more on that soon), but ended up not using. I also had two copies of the WSJ in a Quick Chek bag in my desk organizer. I thought, "Why not?" and my mom and I framed that sucker. We laid it out, used glue dots to secure it, and popped the frame together. It's now hanging in our hallway, near my room. It's a little over the top, I know, but every time I look at it I smile and laugh. :)




A Few Birthday Photos • Part 2!

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These photos are from about a week after my birthday, when some friends and I finally had a free evening to go out drinking celebrating. We went to one of my favorite NJ towns, Red Bank! We hit up a few of the bars, drank a lot of whiskey (including a whiskey mojito, which I was hesitant about at first, but happy about once I tried it), and danced to crappy top 40 and a cover band! Thanks to Frank for designated driving, Kim for taking silly photos with me, and Joe for the bottle of Bombay Sapphire. Holla! See part one here.

what I'm wearing • dress: ModCloth | glasses: Derek Cardigan via Coastal.com | belt: vintage, coming soon to A Wild Tonic | shoes: Urban Outfitters | purse: vintage Coach, bought in a Somerville vintage store | jacket: vintage





Jim and Nicole's Wedding!

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Frank's friend and former cover-bandmate Jim and his darling lady Nicole got married (over a month ago) on my birthday! At first I was sad about having to spend my birthday at a wedding, but it ended up being so fun. The wedding was beautiful, and I am so happy for the two of them. I didn't know too many people in attendance, but fortunately we got to sit with two good friends and lots of acquaintances and we had a blast.


what I'm wearing • dress: Urban Outfitters | glasses: Derek Cardigan via Coastal.com
shoes: Rampage | clutch: vintage






Pretty Wedding Invitations.

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These are two sets of wedding invitations for the wedding I went to during my road trip and a wedding I'm attending today! I love the more classic style of Katharine and Max's invites, but I also love the incredible typography of Diana and Steve's. I think both invitations are really expressive of each couples' personalities.


The Road Trip • In Impossible Project Polaroids!

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Here's a little photographic summary of our road trip! I have plenty more photos to share, but these are all the ones I shot on my Polaroid Impulse using Impossible Project film. I am so glad I brought my Polaroid with me, even if it was a bit cumbersome to carry around. The Disney cast member at Magic Kingdom who took photo 5 for us asked me all about the camera and film and then asked if we were from New York City. We were like, "Kinda..?" Not sure if it was a compliment or an insult. Ha! Some other things, in photo 8, I'm wearing a vintage shirt from Blue Butterfly Vintage (Jenn sent it to me as a birthday gift; isn't she the best?) and in photo 9, I'm wearing my Minnetonka moccasins (so comfortable for traveling)!

1+2 Wedding in Maryland • 3+4 Aboard the Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans • 5 Carl and Ellie in the Magic Kingdom • 6+7+8 Epcot Food and Wine Festival • 9 Heading home









Sponsor Spotlight • Five Favorites from Salvaged Strawberry!

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The current featured sponsor here at A Wild Tonic is Salvaged Strawberry Vintage (shop// blog). The amazing owner of Salvaged Strawberry, Amanda, recently reopened her Etsy shop, and I already snagged this awesome apple print skirt from her! Aside from the skirt, I have lots of current favorites in her shop. Below are my top five. Which is your favorite?

A Wild Tonic readers can use code STRAWBERRYTONIC for 20% off at Salvaged Strawberry, so get shoppin'!

Sheer Lemon Lace Vintage Blouse


Tuquoise Vintage Secretary Dress with ruffle collar and full skirt / size medium / large


Vintage White Leather Minnetonka Moccasins Size 10


Turquoise and Black Floral Pleated Vintage Midi Skirt size small / medium


Vintage Etienne Aigner Medium Brown Leather Bucket Bag