Oct 17, 2011 - Recomendations    4 Comments

Dot & Army on Etsy

Dot & Army on etsy One of my best friends, growing up in San Diego, was Jennifer.  From sleepovers, first days with drivers licences, playing Nancy Drew, to knowing all the thrift shops in a thirty mile radius!  She taught me all the ins and outs of thrifting and decorating with vintage finds.  Fast forward twenty years and she is still thrifting and crafting.  She opened up an adorable shop on Etsy called Dot & Army.  She named the shop after her amazing grandmother Dot and grandfather Army, so cute!   She has incorporated her sewing skills from a childrens clothing business she started where she upcycled clothing and fabric into childrens wear.

As of October 2011, these items are all for sale!  Vintage napkins that look straight from Anthropologie.  Beautiful antique hand made glass vases from the 60′s.  A faux bamboo frame with a 1976 print of a Westways magazine cover .  Hand made bunting with new and vintage fabrics can be custom made upon ordering.

My kids would go nuts for these napkins if I pulled them out for a casual Tuesday night dinner.  More cute bunting and great graphics inside a vintage BBQ cookbook.


Vintage books, hand made pleated kitchen towels made from vintage supplies and reversable red and white napkins round out Jennifer’s listings.



After many years of loosing contact, it was great to reconnect with my childhood friend.  It was also reassuring to know Jennifer is as creative and crafty as ever.  She has a great eye for style so next time you are in need of a vintage treasure to ad depth and history to your space, head on over to Dot and Army and pick up one of her vintage inspired pieces.





  • This is a great looking blog. Nice work! I love Jennifer’s style and think she is so talented. She’s created a really special niche. So cool to see how far back in her personal history her interest in all this goes. I also love how she’s able to work her talents into a job that she can do from home that feeds her soul AND her family. ;) I’m meeting so many women like her that are using their creativity and savvy to create a flexible work life that works for their families. I’d love for you to take a look at the video interviews I’m doing with them at TheBloomChannel.com These are great personal stories that will inspire you, and fun to watch too!

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