Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Spring has Sprung at Vintage & Vogue!

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I stopped in my favorite little store, Vintage & Vogue in Historic Downtown Campbell.  Our little downtown area is such a nice place to go now. There are some nice shops, and lots of restaurants with outdoor seating! I love hanging out down there!

Vintage & Vogue looks especially nice with all the Easter and Spring items....



More Vintage & Vogue pics later this week so come back!
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I had a lot of comments in my last post about my weight loss. Since so many of you wanted to know how I did it, heres the scoop...

I've lost 55 lbs since last year and I still have 25 more to go. I lost most of it doing Weight Watchers. I'm lucky that we have a "Weight Watchers at Work" program so I just have to walk over to a conference room to attend the meetings on my lunch hour. It's very convienent!

Excercise! I've also been working out quite a bit. I usually (not always) go to the gym 3 times a week (sometimes less, sometimes more). Most of the time I just go to use the treadmill and I run about 3 miles. I've also joined a hiking group and hike 8-13 miles every Saturday morning. Now that it's staying light out later I'm starting to do shorter hikes (2-5 miles) after work.

I plan to have the last 25 off this summer and then I'll share the before and after pics! The "before" pics are shocking for me to look at now!

Updated:  I decided to add a current pic. Here's where I'm at right now. Lauren took this pic of me in her room (which I've never shown you before because we still haven't finished it!) Still need to lose those hips!

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76 comments:

Rosetta said...

Che negozio meraviglioso,una favola!Rosetta

Cindy said...

Such a sweet shop, so many cute things! Congratulations to you Cindy!!! What a GREAT accomplishment!

Alicja said...

Wunderbar schop..groß und interesant..Alice

Cat & Cricket said...

Cindy~ swooning over the spring lovliness! And you my dear look FABULOUS!!!!
Smiles~
Cricket

Ivy said...

Congratulations! It's awesome you are reaching you weight loss goals. (Not that you looked like you needed to lose the weight.)
Sweet displays at the adorable shop! Looking forward to more pictures of it.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Beautiful shop and a beautiful you! You look so pretty and I'm so proud of your loosing weight. It's so hard!
I know you're the busiest one, but I'm having a party all week at my blog - we're showing our favorite cupboard and I'd love to have you come if you can.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ivy said...

Wow! I didn't see the picture of you a minute ago. You look Amazing!
Love the wall color, too. What color/brand is it, if you don't mind sharing. Thanks.
Again, you look amazing!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

You look fabulous! 25 more pounds??? No way. There won't be anything left! What an inspiration, too. I need to get about 30 off. That might not sound like much, but when you don't stand quite 5' tall, it's a good bit. I just can't seem to get motivated to Do It.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Cindy, I never have seen you before but you look fabulous right now! You have alot to be proud of. I have another friend that has lost around 67 lbs on weight watchers. Keep up the great work! judy

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

The wall paint is Behr Paint in "Grass Cloth". It's really bright, much brighter than it looks in this photo!

Ivy said...

Thanks, Cindy!

Jan said...

I'm so glad that I don't live anywhere near that shop because the trunk of my car ain't big enough. Thanks for sharing your diet/exercise/weight loss with us. You should be very proud of yourself. One more thing ...you never talked about your jag only teased with one photo/license plate shot. Ever gonna spill the beans on that subject?

Trisha said...

Congrats to you!!
And what a great shop! Thanks for sharing!!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Cindy,
Looks like so many goodies in this boutique. You look beautiful - congratulations!
Okay, I'm off to get some exercise!
Mimi

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Jan, I bought the Jaguar last May. I've always wanted a Jag! It's a 2003 so it wasn't all that expensive. It only had about 40,000 on it when I bought and it looked brand new! I just hit 60,000 miles on it and I'm still loving it! Maybe I'll take my photo next to it when I get down to my goal weight and share that on my blog!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

such a pretty shop and you look wonderful...hair too!!

Mikey said...

Bad hair day or not you look great! Now if I can do the same thing! I've lost about 5 pounds and have another 35 to go! Whew! We're gonna be busy! I wish I lived near Vintage & Vogue--I have a lot of similar easter decor, and would love to add to my collection, but it is hard to find Bethany Lowe, KD Vintage, etc. around Virginia!
~ mikey @ shabby french cottage

Karin said...

What hips?? You look soo young and radiant, Cindy! So happy for you, you've worked hard and you deserve the fruits of your labor!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

You look fab Cindy! And please do NOT tell me that is a bad hair day. I have hag hair days....so fun when you lose weight and clothes look good on you again, isn't it?
That cute shop really feels Eastery.

KATHY said...

you look fantastic cindy!! You should be so proud of yourself.The shop is gorgeous. I wish we had something like that here in New Jersey.

Kathy

Mary said...

Cindy, you look FABULOUS!!! And your story is just the inspiration I need to kick my a** in gear... lol

Thanks for sharing!
xoxo,
Mary

Restaura Gis said...

Olá
Fiz uma visita aqui e gostei bastante, mas para não invadir seu espaço ainda não estou seguindo-o, sou nova nas postagens e estou me enturmando para troca de dicas de mak,arte,decoração,iniciativas,criatividade,moda,beleza,saúde,produtos,,,enfim,,tudo que deixa as pessoas mais felizes e realizadas aguardo uma visitinha sua, meu é BLOG assuntos diversos ://gislanepimentel.blogspot.com/ , BLOG Decor (em construção e atualização,mas já no ar,,,hehhe nascendo) http://gdecoredesign.blogspot.com/ ,visite e siga se gostar,,,se seguir me mande comentários que sigo de volta também,bjs GIS

Persian_princess said...

Vintage & Vogue looks lovely. I need to get down there and have a look. I haven't had a chance to go to downtown Campbell in a long time and I love that store! Btw, you look great and I'm very happy for you on such a great accomplishment. But I seriously don't think you need to lose 25 more lbs.!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
Good for you- you look great!!!

Carolyn

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon, Cindy,
You do look fabulous. Congratulations on your weight loss. And thanks for sharing pics of the sweet shops!

Have a nice evening. ~Natalie

tracy mooney said...

Cindy you look fantastic!!!!!

Karen Deborah said...

I think you look fabulous right now! And if that is a bad hair day what is a good one? You look wonderful and YOUNG!!!

Sarah said...

Cindy, congratulations on the weight loss. I wish I could follow in your footsteps. ;-)
This shop looks like a fun place. All those Easter things are darling. ~ Sarah

Lori said...

I'm on my third day of phase 1, south beach diet. Worked for me before, gonna try it again. I need to loose about 20.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Ugh...here is a before picture. It's bad! http://romantichome.blogspot.com/2010/04/napa-valley-part-1.html

Struan said...

Hi Cindy! Greetings from Scotland! I L-O-V-E your website! I'm Struan, 27 from Dundee and love anything that is old, unusual, and unique. I have just started my own blog and I hope to share pictures with everyone of things I have made, things I have bought and things I find interesting. I hope you enjoy my site, xxx

Linda said...

Cindy, you look fab.....I know it has been a struggle but whow, look at the results. good for you.

I haven't seen any recent pics of your hikes on your hiking blog lately. I love to look at the landscape.
Linda

Anonymous said...

Hips?? What hips??? You look amazing!

Atelier de Charo said...

What a fantastic shop! Full of cute goddies!

Xoxo
Charo

Sandy said...

I think you look fantastic as you are now Cindy. Don't get too skinny...curves are nice.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

You look great now! I would love to have a hair day that's as bad as yours :))
xo, Andrea

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You are a transformed woman! You look beautiful! Good for you, what a great accomplishment!~Hugs, Patti

Melissa Lester said...

Cindy, you look beautiful! Congratulations on your success!

Jojo said...

Congratulations you gorgeous woman with a new look!!!

Trish in Mountain View said...

Cindy, Since November 2006 I don't know what I've loved following more - your home transformation or following YOUR transformation! You're so inspiring I'm tempted to try some baby solo hiking here in Silicon Valley (that is, if it's safe.)

Vicki said...

Loving the shop pictures but have to stop and say - you look amazing! I'm sure you feel amazing too. Keep it up!

sheila said...

First of all congratulations on your weight loss. Way to go. I wish I were closer to Vintage and Vogue. We were able to visit there last summer , all the way from Texas. The women there were so sweet. I told them I came because I saw it on your blog. We were in the area.
Blessings, Sheila

Ashley said...

Congrats on the weight loss and to be so dedicated is such an inspiration to so many!! And you look absolutely gorgeous!!! Xoxoxo

Debbie in KS said...

Oh,Cindy. I don't think you need to lose anymore weight. You look fantastic now!!!! And you look like a real women not some skeleton. I feel as we ladies get to middle age (I'm the same age you are;) if we get to thin we just look older. Just my two cents. You are beautiful just the way you are.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Love to visit Vintage and Vogue someday. Love there Spring/Easter look. You look great too. Congratulations on sticking with it and I know you will accomplish your goal of 25 more. I'm sure the hiking helps, but you have worked hard and it shows.

ena said...

oooh...My God.i love vintage shop so sweet and cute.

Lisa said...

Cindy, you look awesome. Great job.

Elsie said...

Cindy I love that shop, they have some really cute things.
CONGRATS!!!! on loosing all the weight. You look wonderful. You must have left your hips on the dresser because I don't see any.LOL.
Keep up the good work and discipline. Hope you have a good day.

Katty's cosy cove said...

Cindy~You look beautiful - congratulations!

Carolee in Kansas said...

Loved the post, Cindy! I wish there was a Vintage and Vogue in Kansas. You've done fantastic on your weight loss and look wonderful! Congratulations!

Stef@ said...

Hi Cindy! E'meraviglioso.. sembra il paese dei balocchi!!vorrei fare come zio paperone che si tuffava in mezzo ai suoi amati dollaroni!
Complimenti!!
Stefy

LW said...

Dear Cindy,
Within the comments on this post you posted a link to a "before" photo that you feel is unflattering. I have to say that I think you are beautiful in that "before" photo as well, because your true beauty is from within. That true beauty of yours is exposed in the way you decorate your home and care for your children and friends, and the way you conduct yourself on your blog. I agree with so many others -- you look FAB with the weight loss, but you were fabulous without it too. In fact, your discipline in losing the weight is a testament to your inner beauty, as well as an inspiration. I love the photos you post with your blog entries, especially of your travels and shops like Vintage and Vogue. Someday I want to visit your part of California, and appreciate all the "tips" you provide through your posts. Thank you!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I have followed your blog for years, anonymously, but must comment now. You look fabulous just the way you are now! I have loved watching you decorate your house. You set the bar for decorating with white. Michele

Esther Sunday said...

You are always stunning, Cindy!!! XXX Esther

sibele said...

hello ...
I'm from Brazil and I have a blog about brides and beautiful things, so I will not resist sensitivity and beauty of your posts.
Congratulations ... I'm on ...
You are invited to make us a visit!
Kiss
Sibele
www.neurasdenoivas.com
;)

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing your weight loss tips. You look very nice just the way you are in the photo! I tried Weight Watchers but I had to drive to another city after work; too burdensome. Then, my cousin and I both tried WW online; too cumbersome. (Excuses?!!) Was a few years ago, so you've encouraged me to try again. Enviable, though, to work somewhere offering those kinds of perks...smart of them, because a healthier workforce makes for a lot less insurance claims and absenteeism. Wish all employers could be like that!

Love the adorable shop. We had something very similar in our small town; I'd say its peak was about 2004-06 when people were still spending money (although the owner had her things priced fairly...a wide range of prices; something for everyone; one time a very young girl came in and said, "what can I buy for fifty cents?" and she went home with a little something in her beautifully-decorated shopping bag the same as somebody else with a one hundred-dollar mini-chandelier; because who wants to go in and come out empty-handed?!!). It was my treat-of-the-week to slowly stroll the aisles and just...gaze. And smile; ooh and ahhh. The proprietor later opened up the back of the long, old building to a tea room and, of course, we women went nuts...to sit at small, round tables with pretty vintage linens, mismatched china teacups and a teapot on the table in a fabric cozy; just to die for, I'm telling you!

We need more of these kinds of eye-candy places in towns everywhere. But, although gratifying and satisfying, it's also time-consuming and sometimes hard to own your own business, especially in today's recession-weary climate. Unfortunately, for several reasons, our much-missed tea room and shop did close down...and, oh, how I miss it! Vintage repros, antiques; paintings, furniture, lamps, lace, china, journals, stationery, seasonal one-of-a-kinds, dolls, jewelry, figurines, vases, etc.; and all put together in gorgeous, sumptuous, tasteful displays exactly like Vintage & Vogue's. Something significant was that this shop's owner utilized many women (local) crafters, so this was another great vendor/selling opportunity for those crafters without having to hit sidewalk fairs, street festivals and service club boutiques, although they could still do that, too. So, in essence, it kept many talented women employed. I often think of the retired lady who still could perfect the art of finely-painted china, even with elderly fingers and maybe even fading eyesight, making the most precise brush strokes on small porcelain objects. I treasure the handpainted plates she made for the shop, a few of which I was able to buy. The aging seniors still do things like exquisite embroidery and even tatting, which is almost a disappearing, ancient skill. It's unlikely to probably see some of these women on Etsy or eBay; a different generation, you know. I thought it was a clever idea for the shop owner to find these many small sellers; it's how she initially furnished the store (with their wares) until she made money enough to start buying her own specialty inventory to add to theirs.

You could do this, too, Cindy! You've got the artistic flair and it sounds like you've already got some business acumen so, I say, go for your dreams, girl. You'd be great with your own shop. I might drive all the way to Campbell just to shop (and probably buy 'way too much stuff for my wee house which is already bursting at the seams!!).

Beverly said...

Cindy you look beautiful! Now I feel guilty for eating the icecream tonight! Wow that is a lot of bunnies.. thanks for sharing your weight loss.. been on that journey for over a year myself.. did I just say I ate ice cream? Stress gets me everytime.. new job offer today.

Jacqueline said...

Kudos to you! You look incredible and really in shape along with losing the weight! How inspirational.

The shop looks absolutely wonderful. I would never get away from there without spending a fortune!

mercedes scott said...

Congrats on your weight loss! You look amazing! And I loved your local shoppe... it looks jam=packed full of goodies; I could spend some time in there!

izzy57 said...

What hips? You look fantastic.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, the shop is totally amazing! and so is your weight loss. You look gorgeous AND skinny! I can't imagine that you have an ounce more to lose...honestly, you look fantastic!

I was trying to find an address to email you at, but I couldn't find it on here. I'm at: cindylou_20@hotmail.com if you have a minute
to write.

I've been on my diet since August 1 and have lost
40 pounds...I've got 20 to go and it's sooo slow!
I haven't budged a pound in a month--unbelievable! But, I stick with it!

I hope you're having a great day and you look fantastic!
XO
Cindy

ellie said...

You look Great CINDY, you look like a model and the lace tops are beautiful....you could be in the catalog...

Kathy said...

Congratulations Cindy - I noticed a change in the picture you showed that beautiful lace blouse!
My sister did Weight Watchers and had great success -
Inspiring!
Kathy

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Girl you look good! That is a lot of weight to lose..such a wonderful accomplishment. Congrats to you!

The Tablescaper said...

You look fabulous. I need to do the very same thing - lose 75 pounds! Good for you that you've lost so much already. You're giving me inpsiration!!!

Vinatage and Vogue looks like an amazing shop. I'd have avery hard time deciding what to purchase. What did you purchase??? Please share.

- The Tablescaper

Linda Hartong said...

What a fun post. And you look fabulous.

Dalene said...

Thanks for being my inspiration, started with Weight Watchers on March 17, hope to have 40 off by
November 30.

Priscilla said...

Dah-ling, you look Mah-velous!

Grandma Nina said...

Cindy, I would love to be able to visit that shop.
But more importantly, you look fantastic. Good for you. Look forward to the Before and After pics!

You must feel so good, too! Hiking sounds like fun. Our weather is just so bad here that there are only a few months that it's nice enough to get out and walk. I won't go out in rain, ice or snow!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"You look wonderful"..."Congratulations on doing so well"!!! That is such a sweet shop you took us to. Love it!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy you look AMAZING and I thought your hair looked great :) Martina

Anonymous said...

You look model beautiful and look at all that healthy and fun exercise you're getting!You hike in many of my favorite places.
Best regards, Miranda, Almaden Valley

Judi said...

Cindy! You look fabulous! Sexy and youthful!
Isn't losing weight a great feeling? It just makes the world so much easier to navigate....8-)
I haven't been this happy in years....being thinner is better!
You'll get that 25 off I'm sure. Your workout routine is definitely impressive!
Still reading and lovin' your blog!
Onward!
Judi

Ev said...

Girrrrrrrl

You look GREAT! You are an inspiration. (At weight loss too!)

I recently started hiking too. What a great workout.

Love following you.
Ev

Glenda said...

I've joined the band wagon on the weight loss. I am near the 20lb point right now. I started on Feb 15th this year. And it's all from walking and eating less and not eating after 7PM. No alcohol since Feb. I have a goal but I have to take it one month at a time.
It's harder when you get older, but determination is a big key to sticking with it.

Stay with it Cindy.

Ciao

Millie said...

Wow, you look fantastic. I'm sure you'll reach your goal.