Tag Archives: Vintage Books

E Session: Nadia + Mike, So Very Apple!

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a trip to Beak & Skiff on a crisp, fall day? The air, the view, the fritters….. ah!! The fritters! There is just something very nostalgic about a trip to go apple picking. Maybe it’s the scenic ride to the orchard, or the rustic tractor. Perhaps it is that first bite of apple fresh off the tree. Whatever the case may be, there are very few who could argue that apple picking isn’t one of the warmest feelings of the season. Wait did I say crisp earlier??… Love us some apple crisp. Ok focus! How can we though? The images that the EXTREMELY TALENTED Mabyn Ludke sent over from an engagement session that we styled this past fall are literally to die for.  The colors, the textures, the landscape…. swoon! It really is breathtaking. Add in a couple who is head over heels in love for each other, some classic vintage pieces, Mabyn behind the lens… well, that is how magic happens. Don’t you agree?!

Love this look for your engagement or family session? Contact us to rent our Red Trunk, Wing Back Chair, Orchard Ladders, Vintage Books, Glass Bottle Collection, Crates and Beverage Bucket.

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E Session: Nicole + Brian, Part I

When Nicole and Brian contacted us to help style their engagement session, thrilled would be an understatement. They were looking to create a vintage train inspired love story complete with an authentic setting and lots of character. We met over coffee to get the creative juices flowing and voila!

When we began running thru our inventory and what we could do to recreate their vision, the possibilities became endless. We talked and talked and talked! We knew that our steamer trunks, classic lingerie, suitcases and books would work just nicely. To tie the theme together we had to make use of our furniture factory moveing cart. They wanted a rustic, worn look. Nothing too polished or fancy. The Jamesville Quarry became the target location.

Nicole and Brian were also looking to use our tandem bicycle hottie, ‘Suri Cruise’ for a picturesque ride. We knew that one location would not suffice, so off to the races! We decided to separate looks and props between two diffrent settings and style a story for the couple. Add in a costume change and a quick drive over to the Fayetteville Canal  and  their session was complete!

The images captured by Caitlyn and Saad of Caitlyn Bom Photography are nothing short of masterpiece. This photog duo was an absolute pleasure to work with. They were fun, friendly and as you can see below, amazingly talented!

We are going to showcase this engagement session over a two-part post, because it is truly that stunning!

To complete this look, Nicole and Brian rented the following pieces:

Large Steamer Trunk, Factory Movers Cart no. 480, Blue Garment Travel Trunk filled with our classic lingerie, our suitcase collection and vintage books.

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You had us at hello…

Well hello there! And welcome to our journey. It has been a few months now since we decided to take our passion to the streets and share with all of you. So here we go… some background on why the girls behind Deserted Attic Vintage Rentals brought this concept to life.

There is no question about it, we love vintage. We love antiques and we absolutely love the thrill of the find. Ever go hunting? How about picking? What could be more exciting than a salvage yard full of old doors and dozens upon dozens of windows? Or an old barn full of hidden treasures? One word… Bouckville. One find leads to the next, then the next and then the next! And soon enough, when you just don’t have the space in your home, not even one more inch to fit that perfect discovered piece…. you pause and say to yourself, but I just have to have it. The ceiling could work, right? The kicker is, you probably don’t even know what you’ll use it for. But that doesn’t matter, because the power of persuasion, the devil on your shoulder and the green in your wallet says ‘GO FOR IT’ and the husband next to you says… ‘You better not pay full price!’ It’s all about the thrill, the creativity and the fact that you just discovered a treasure that tells a story. It’s all too familiar for us. Some people say junk, we say opportunity!

We’ve been friends for many years and with many years come many memories. In fact so many memories, that we’re confident it would take that same length of time to document it all. From meeting for the first time more than 10 years ago, to moving to Syracuse, to buying homes, getting married, loving our dogs, taking trips together and enjoying the precious moments of everyday life, we’ve been by each other’s side through it all. And so the birth of Deserted Attic was born. Deserted Attic became our opportunity to justify buying that extra piece, feeling confident that cobwebs and dust can be easily wiped off and that the more rust, the better. It’s our way of pursuing our passion for unusual pieces and quirky finds and feeling 100% completely confident about it.

Nothing would make us happier than to share our passion for vintage flair than with everyone else. We’re changing the way people feel about vintage, one treasure at a time. We can’t wait to show how far we’ve come in future posts, talk about our triumphs, our fears and our visions for our pieces, but for now we will leave you with some of highlights of our favorite moments with some of our favorite finds. Our beautiful photos, courtesy of Genevieve Fridley Photography.

Get inspired, go vintage!

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