Monday, November 24, 2014

Fabulous Vintage Gifts for Everyone


Vintage Japanese Silk Scarf Black Red with by VintageMeetModern

Lemon Yellow Citrine Swedged Rhinestone by VintageMeetModern

Red Hot Holiday

Vintage Hot Pink Tourmaline Square Crystal by VintageMeetModern

Jomaz Mazer Brothers Paste Rhinestone and by VintageMeetModern

Vintage Meet Modern Must Haves Greens and Golds

Vintage Meet Modern Must Haves Greens and Golds

Vintage Whiting and Davis Gold Mesh Art Deco by VintageMeetModern

Massive Starburst Brooch Peacock Colors Blue by VintageMeetModern

Vintage CL Designs 14kt Vermeil Sterling by VintageMeetModern

Emerald Green Oval Cabochon Earring by Jomaz by VintageMeetModern

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holidaze Bazaar

This Saturday we will be hosting a small handmade and vintage open house in the Northwest suburbs. We will be joined by a few of our closest handmade and vintage friends, there will even be a Vintage Meet Modern fashion show stepping off at 12:30 pm.  This will be a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping and supporting small businesses.  Hope to see you this weekend.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mini Banana Bread Loaves

Ever buy just a few too many bananas or you forget that you bought bananas and by the time you remember they have started turning to the dark side?  Well you're in luck, here's a gluten free banana bread recipe that is simple and delicious.

Recently, I've started baking in Pyrex mini fridgies instead of a large loaf pan because I can pop them out of the fridgie, into a Ziploc baggie and take along with me.  It's the perfect amount for a one person snack in the morning with your coffee or to tide you over in the afternoon.

As always tt of course starts with  the perfect piece of  Pyrex....

It's time for some Lovin' from the Junk in Da Trunk Oven 
Gluten Free Lightened Up Banana Bread
(recipe courtesy of Skinny Taste. com)


    • 7 ripe medium bananas, mashed
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
    • 2-1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill gluten free flour (all purpose or brown rice)
    • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 4 tbsp butter, softened
    • 1 cup light brown sugar (unpacked)
    • 4 large egg whites
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • baking spray


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 8x5 inch nonstick loaf pans with baking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg whites, bananas, apple sauce and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.

Add flour mixture, then blend at low speed until combined. Do not over mix.

Pour batter into loaf pans and bake on the center rack for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let the pan cool at least 20 minutes to bring it to room temperature before slicing.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fashion is a trend, Style is within a person: Oscar de la Renta

I do not really have the education on "high" fashion like Veronica does, but I did get my fair share of being schooled in it while I lived in NYC.  Most of my girlfriends were the type that paid "rent" status money on a new pair of YSL boots, and every once in a while we would spend entire afternoons  at Century 21 (think Nordstrom Rack for high end designers). 

One of my fashion highlights of living in the treasure hunting world  happened last year.  When I go out on a hunt there are always a few elusive high end pieces that are on my wish list that I hope to someday stumble upon.  Oscar de la Renta pieces were not on that list but when I came across this mint condition, vintage faux fur cropped jacket designed by him I couldn't just leave it.  I tried it on and by some miracle it fit me.  I had it cleaned and debated listing it, I haven't and now I've decided to keep it because I know it was a piece that he actually had a part in designing, and it's just so unique.

For fun, I searched Etsy to see what other sorts of Oscar de la Renta pieces were out there here's a sampling of what I found that flowed together into an outfit I would personally wear.

 Dress via Coco Vintages   Scarf via Vintage Meet Modern  Sunnies via Recycle Buy Vintage

As The Lady and The Librarian posted on her facebook page on Tuesday, "May Oscar de la Renta rest in peace. His legacy of couture will continue to provide elegant, sophisticated pieces for generations to come".

Monday, October 20, 2014

Because I'm all about the Brooch....

Many women are intimidated and confused about how to rock a vintage brooch. I am often approached by women who say, "I inherited brooches from my grandmother but I'll never wear them" or they simple say...."Does anyone wear brooches anymore?" To which I answer, "Yes!"

And Fall is actually the perfect time to go glam with one...or maybe even a few.

Now that you are inspired, here are few pretties from our Etsy Shop to help you complete your perfect Vintage Meet Modern Look

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Crazy Crisp Apple Edition

Nothin' says fall like the smell of something yummy bakin' in the oven....Here at Trunk Nation we live for a slight chill in the air and the perfect Gluten Free Apple Crisp warming up our home,

So today I am sharing with you the perfect recipe for this fall favorite

It of course, starts with the perfect piece of Pink Pyrex....just the kind that reminds you of that someone special....maybe your Grammy or your Auntie...

It's time for some Lovin' from the Junk in Da Trunk Oven 

Jade's Favorite Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe
(recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart Living)


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted


  • 2 pounds sweet apples (about 5), such as Braeburn, McIntosh, or Gala, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Topping: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pulse 1/2 cup oats in a food processor until coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl and add remaining 1/2 cup oats, brown sugar, salt, and butter. Stir until combined.

2. Filling: Toss together filling ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a 9-inch-square baking dish. Sprinkle with topping. Cover with parchment-lined foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until apples are tender and topping is golden brown, about 30 minutes more. Let cool slightly before serving.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Come Out And Play At Renegade

This Saturday and Sunday from 11-6 we will be vending at the Vintage Bazaar at the Renegade Craft Fair in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago. Our booths will be located at the corner of Wolcott and Division, look for the teal silhouette and the blue tent with the furniture coming out of it.  Hope to see you this weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Get to Know Us

Meet Veronica

Where do you live:  Homer Glen, IL
What is your occupation:  Own and run Vintage Meet Modern 
Favorite store(s): Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie
What do you collect: Anything sparkly, Vintage Kitchen Scales, Cloisonne 
What is your current obsession: Anything having to do with Paris
Guilty Pleasure: Caramel Sea Salt Gelato and watching the Property Brothers
What is your closet staple: Black Manolo Blahnik Heels,  Boucle blazer and a statement necklace
What is your favorite color: Turquoise Blue
What is the most stylish city: Paris and Los Angeles
Who is your lifestyle icon: Jacqueline Kennedy

Meet Jade

Where do you live: Chicago, IL 
What is your occupation: Own and run Junk in da Trunk Girls Pre-Loved Vintage
Favorite store(s): Anthropologie, West Elm 
What do you collect: Enid Collins Purses, Pyrex, Paint by Numbers
What is your current obsession: Entrepreneurial type books 
What is your guilty pleasure: Anything on Bravo and LUSH bath bombs  
What is your closet staple: Seven Jeans, t-shirt, cardigan, scarf/pashmina and a hat
What is your favorite color: Turquoise
What is the most stylish city: New York and  San Francisco 
Who is your lifestyle icon: Coco Chanel

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


The internet has a pretty amazing way of bringing people together.  On a warm September weekend, two vintage vendors, acquainted online, met by chance in person.  Both were goal diggers and were selling at a two-day market in Wicker Park, Chicago. One polished and peddled the sparkly pretties, and the other washed and dried the home goods and home decor.  It was that moment of feeling like you just met someone you had known your entire life.  Our lives were forever altered.

#onthursdaysweshop came about on a buying trip to a rural boutique. While waiting on a client at our buying appointment, we poked around the store and found a charming tea towel embroidered with the phrase, "Thursday, we shop".  We of course had to take a picture with the framed up towel for our social media outlets because, after all,  it was a Thursday, we were shopping, and, well, it seemed like a perfect hashtag.

#onthursdayswehop is the thrill of collecting and exploring our ever-changing personal style. It's fashion, it's home decor, it's our relationships, it's our life....