Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WE MOVED (again)

On June 1, 2014 I decided to close the 6 petals vintage shop. After 4 years of selling, it was time to move on and explore other things in life. I appreciate everyone following along on that journey, and hope you'll continue to follow along on more adventures over on my new space: http://www.christinaprock.com

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

the new & refined 6 petals

In case you haven't seen, heard or read about the new 6 petals site and shop...get ready! The re-launch date is right around the corner (March 3rd). Lots of beautiful vintage clothes have been photographed, we just got the Spring Lookbook photos back from the photographer and the new website and shop are in their final stages. You probably noticed some updated branding as well.

This blog started in 2010 with the opening of an Etsy shop filled with vintage goods for the home. I enjoyed this new-to-me blogging phenomenon so much that I started posting about more things I liked: graphic design, interiors, DIY and personal adventures. Then, another 6 petals Etsy shop opened with a focus on vintage clothing and accessories. Obviously, we're really into the old and beautiful. But we also want to incorporate some new and modern. Part of why we love vintage and antiques is because of the craftsmanship and attention to detail you find. Many of these items were built to last– and the have! 

We totally support the American-made trend that's taking shape and hope to build our own community of those that do too. I've been following lots of local, regional and national artist and makers that are dedicated to their craft. They're creating items that will last with great character and craftsmanship. We hope to bring those types of products into the mix of beautiful vintage goods.

You can sign up to receive updates at 6petals.com. And when you do you'll receive an exclusive coupon code for the shop before it opens!

Thanks for visiting this blog. There's a ton of fun stuff happening, so stick around.  -christina

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

6 petals spring lookbook // coming soon!

I should really wait to get the photos back from our amazing photographer, but I'm too excited not to share. Over the weekend we had our Spring Lookbook photo shoot. The lookbook will feature select pieces from the 6 petals vintage collection. Dresses, blouses and skirts perfect for warmer days and trips to the farmer's market. Here's just a peek of the beauty that happened.

I snapped these photos while the photographer was working her magic. Lucky for us, the natural light was in our favor – it was beautiful.

The rest of the photos will be on our new site (yay!) launching March 3rd. Have you signed up to get the news yet? It's been so much fun getting things ready, and we're almost ready to finally share it!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

succulent gardening at the hermitage

We celebrated my sister-in-law's birthday by taking her to a succulent gardening class over the weekend. There's this amazing little place in Norfolk, The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, that's bursting with character. It's nestled behind a residential neighborhood, and they have a building dedicated to Visual Arts. I really want to take the ceramics and weaving classes.

I love the way the vines have taken over the facade.

The class was focused on succulent gardens, the terrarium-style. But instead, my husband and I brought our growing collection to repot our succulents for Spring. Plus, a few were outgrowing their containers and it was time for some new digs.

A couple of the "before" stages. That one on the left was really wanting a bigger pot. The cactus, too.

How cute is that little guy playing the banjo? The instructor had various types of succulents, rocks and decorations to add to the gardens.

These are some of the "after" shots. A couple new succulents and the old ones with new pots to call home. I find most of my pots at antique shops and thrift stores. You could say I've found a new love for studio pottery.

Thanks for letting us share your birthday fun, Nikki! xo.

If you're in the Hampton Roads area, check out Glass Gardens by John to sign up for a class. Thanks, John!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

artist spotlight // mathilde aubier

I took some time today to organize my home studio, which was long overdue. Somehow, new vintage items had made their way in there. Magic, I tell ya. Among the vintage shoes, antique display pieces and glass bottles, there's lots of collected paper. Vintage maps, postcards, wallpaper, journals and photos. I've always planned to do collage work, but it just hasn't taken priority. When I came across Mathilde's work, I become a bit more motivated.

source: Mathilde Aubier's portfolio

Monday, September 23, 2013

::artist spotlight // carly waito::

Can you believe these are paintings? I love the colors and the way she makes them shine. These would make such a statement piece, blown up on a large living room wall. 

Artist Carly Waito

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


I've fallen in love with this little beach house in Brazil.

Friday, August 02, 2013


Jay and I finally invested in a crab pot. Summers in Virginia Beach are perfect for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs. You'll have to get a local to show you, but there's a whole science to eating these guys. After a day and a half, we already have two crabs. One is a male (the bluer one on the top shelf) and one female (the one with the reddish front craws). We throw females back in the water and hope for more males to climb into the pot.