Sep 20, 2009

Interview with CapriciousTravele

Mistie from CapriciousTraveler.

Tell us the fundamental facts about you- Name, where you reside, your history, etc
My name is Mistie. I currently live in Springfield, IL but I am moving to Kansas City in October. I was raised in St. Louis, but my fathers job relocated us quite a bit in my teen years. Mostly to southern states, so it is really great to get back to my roots.

What started your love for vintage?
About 14 I started hanging out with a group of punky kids that shopped thrift stores. I wasn't even aware of them until then. But I was hooked right away!

Do you have an absolute favorite piece?
I have been trying to decide what to write here for a few days. I cant choose just one piece. My wardrobe is based greatly on my mood/emotions of each day. So everyday I could give you a different response.

Can you describe your process for selecting items for your store?
Generally I am not looking for anything specific. I just go into a shop grab a cart and see where it takes me. I am very picky about the condition of my items, so I always check the quality. Mostly I just go with my gut!

What is your own personal style like?
My style is changing, now that I'm in my mid 20's I see myself toning down. I aspire to a quirky librarian style, vintage dresses, slacks and mixing prints. I never leave the house without jewelry.

Besides running an online store, what else takes up your time?
Well, in November I will be doing my first craft show. That is keeping me busy. I will be selling my handmade jewelry, but also expanding to various other items. I love taking second hand and vintage items, and creating something new and unique.

What styles are you excited to see/sport this fall season?
Jackets! I have already stocked up, all I need now is chilly weather!

Where do you gather your inspiration?
I find inspiration in a lot of areas. People on the street, fashion magazines, blogs. Sometimes finding a great piece inspires me to go in a new direction.

Any style advice that you would like to share?
Not every style on the rack is made for every body type. Wear what flatters you body!

169 comments:

  1. i love this sweater:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29281944

    it's vintage but modern in the same time.! i absolutely adore it.! ;D.

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  2. i added them to foavourites on etsy.!

    my username is uula .

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  3. ohh, i forgot about email ;(

    here it is:

    pozytywniej@gmail.com

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  4. I love the Beautiful white and blue LACE lingerie set.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30198405

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  5. Hearted capricioustraveler on Etsy. (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  6. I’m a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  7. I’m a follower of Misties blog, capricioustraveler.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  8. I follow Mistie on Twitter @aikchien.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  9. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  10. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  11. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  12. Tweeted. #1

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4148312413

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  13. Tweeted. #2

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4148312413

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  14. Tweeted. #3

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4148312413

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  15. awesome giveaway, that headband is darling :)!

    entry #1

    I added her as a contact on flickr. You can find me at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34682314@N06/

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  16. Entry #2

    I'm following her blog on google reader, too :)

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  17. Entry #3

    I tweeted about the giveaway. @chickencandybar

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  18. Entry #4

    Following her on twitter. @chickencandybar

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  19. Entry #5

    I favored her on Etsy. http://chickendinnercandy.etsy.com

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  20. My favorite item is the Ladybug handbag. It looks to be handmade. I have a special place in my heart for handmade items... especially vintage ones. :)http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29945001

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Entry #6

    I follow your blog on Google reader.

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  22. Entry #7

    I hope I'm doing this right...I think you said tweeting about it gives you 3 entries, so this is #2 for that.

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  23. Entry #8

    Last one for tweeting.

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  24. I hearted capricioustraveler!

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I'm already following your blog.

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Entry #9

    My favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28271126

    e-mail: chickendinnercandybar@yahoo.com

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  27. I'm following Mistie's blog.

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I'm following Mistie on Twitter.

    @hellcatvintage

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I added Mistie as a contact on Flickr. My id is Miss Hellcat.

    hellcatvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. this is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29116830

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  31. i really like this necklace:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25194222
    key to my heart
    because it has both vintage and natural-feeling elements married together beautifully!

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  32. I love Rosie http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25925648

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  33. i added them to foavourites on etsy.!

    my username is egater

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  34. my fave is September
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29126877

    d_esty88(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. i follow you

    d_esty88(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I live in headbands. Love the giveaway one as well as the beautiful Miss Abby http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30313759

    heidig@gmail.com

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  37. What a beautiful headband! Its hard to pick a favorite from such a gorgeous shop, but this is darling http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29120427 - I love the sophisticated flare it has.

    I'm happy to follow the blogs and give hearts too - great stuff!

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  38. I love the pink abstract rose dress...so pretty


    PS Come add your giveaway on my Linky and while there, come enter my giveaways too :)
    http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/2009/09/tuesdays-treasures-giveaway-linky-for.html

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  39. I follow you on twitter (ebmommy)


    PS Come add your giveaway on my Linky and while there, come enter my giveaways too :)
    http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/2009/09/tuesdays-treasures-giveaway-linky-for.html

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  40. My favorite is the Lovely Catherine Brooch (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29422428) because I'm in the market for a nice brooch and it is so delicate!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  41. i love the kings castle necklace
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27888838
    keys are my new favorite accessories!

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  42. i hearted capricioustraveler on etsy, username lelielis.

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  43. I love the deep purple striped shirt
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30321276

    because it is an awesome color and has a lovely shape to it!

    thanks
    caitlinhyla AT gmail dot com

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  44. my favorite is the treasure chest necklace! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29163291 i love love love vintage jewelry :D the headband is so cute!
    randomness.blue(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I like "An Apple A Day". It is beautifully photographed and it looks good enough to eat!

    Liane
    spacestitch@hotmail.com

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  46. I loved everything in the shop, everything! it was so hard to choose but one of my favorite items is the Perfect vintage crochet top:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29230917


    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  47. I hearted Capricioustraveler on Etsy, my etsy user name is daer0n [with a zero]

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  48. I follow your blog :)

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  49. I follow Mistie's blog.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  50. I follow Mistie on twitter.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  51. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4300700867

    Nury77 at live dot ca
    #1

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  52. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4300700867

    Nury77 at live dot ca
    #2

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  53. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4300700867

    Nury77 at live dot ca
    #3

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  54. I love this headband. Please enter me for the draw. :D

    linna.hsu at gmail dot com

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  55. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27888838

    I love this :)


    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I really like the China vacation wallet; it's cute, small, yet practical, all at the same time.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28438766

    chapman.hm at gmail dot com

    thanks,
    Heather

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  57. I like the Tied With a Bow Sweater! It reminds me of something a librarian would wear. It's also thin, which is good for the hot Southern weather I live in.

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  58. Agh! So hard to pick a favourite!

    I think this headband is just sweet though: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30314860
    Easy to wear

    My etsy username is lizakith, I have several items from the shop favourited (not a word, but stil) and the shop hearted.

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  59. I love http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30314860

    It reminds me an edelweis, and I love this flower!

    laiafortuny(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. This Butterfly ring really caught my eye:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24553741

    Such a beautiful piece, and it is in my size too!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  61. I hearted her shop: ninahearttoby

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  62. I follow your blog.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  63. I follow Mistie's blog as well.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  64. I follow Mistie on twitter as nina0205.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  65. Tweeted #1
    http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/4312030973

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  66. Tweeted #2
    http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/4312030973

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  67. Tweeted #3
    http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/4312030973

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  68. I requested to become friends with Mistie on myspace as Niña.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  69. i like the modern colorblock dress:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30260587

    it looks wonderfully classy!

    amiddleton85
    gmail

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  70. Guess I love vintage cause I am vintage myself. lol

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  71. My favorite is the "You spin me right round" headband: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30619887

    It seems so wearable, plus I love headbands!

    Ashley
    amhigginson@gmail.com

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  72. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31391476

    I love these shoes! Great color and style...I'd buy them if they were my size!

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  73. i love the navy/midnight headband!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31398734

    lovemeknotcreations @ gmail dot com

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  74. I also hearted her shop :)
    Lovemeknotcreations

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  75. I love the One fine day necklace because I have the perfect dress to wear with it!!! Thanks for the great giveaway:)

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  76. I love the Summer flower ring.

    soypea@gmail.com

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  77. My fav is the flapper girl headband found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31398003

    Thanks for the chance!
    hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. Posted your giveaway at: http://www.hmgiveaways.com/2009/09/headband-from-capricious-traveler-until.html
    We will tweet the giveaway as well!

    hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    comment 1

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  79. Posted your giveaway at: http://www.hmgiveaways.com/2009/09/headband-from-capricious-traveler-until.html
    We will tweet the giveaway as well!

    hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    comment 2

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  80. Posted your giveaway at: http://www.hmgiveaways.com/2009/09/headband-from-capricious-traveler-until.html
    We will tweet the giveaway as well!

    hmgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    comment 3

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  81. I'm following Mistie's blog

    soypea@gmail.com

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  82. I'm following Mistie on twitter

    soypea@gmail.com

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  83. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/soypea/status/4327223674

    soypea@gmail.com

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  84. I blogged here:

    http://soypea.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-leaving-for-bit.html

    soypea@gmail.com

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  85. I am in love with the something blue bracelet which looks like this:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25783522

    the color is love and omg this would be a statement piece!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  86. I follow mistie's blog.

    GloriasJewelryBox

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  87. New favorite item! Charlotte Scarf!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24746271

    gloriasjewelrybox at hotmail dot com

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  88. I made a purchase!

    Etsy order #13951977

    gloriasjewelrybox at hotmail dot com

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  89. I made a purchase!

    Etsy order #13951977

    gloriasjewelrybox at hotmail dot com

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  90. I made a purchase!

    Etsy order #13951977

    gloriasjewelrybox at hotmail dot com

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  91. I made a purchase!

    Etsy order #13951977

    gloriasjewelrybox at hotmail dot com

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  92. I made a purchase!

    Etsy order #13951977

    gloriasjewelrybox at hotmail dot com

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  93. Love the Marilyn Monroe dress! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29230438

    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  94. I follow your blog
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  95. I follow Mistie's blog
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  96. I follow Mistie on Twitter
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  97. Picking my favorite was easy.."C is for.." Me of course! Cathy

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  98. Added capricioustraveler to my favorites on etsy

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  99. Follow Misties blog..and can't find a place to follow yours :(

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  100. I signed up to follow you on facebook (cathyhorner)

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  101. I LOVE the Elegant vintage BOW front LACE party dress. I wish it was my size!!

    lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

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  102. my favourite is the rose lariat - it's beautiful. Off to do all the other stuff now - I really want to win!

    my giveaway may be of interest to you too!

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  103. I love this necklace it is so very unique...

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24657858

    bookloon@gmail.com

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  104. Beautiful classy shop...coveting vintage lacey dress with bow... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31322091

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  105. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4380217154

    nury77 at live dot ca

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  106. I am absolutely love this dress: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31322091
    Because it's vintage, lacey and oh so pretty!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  107. I gave love in etsy & added it as a fave store! Absolutely!
    I am: bowsnbuttons on etsy
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  108. Following your blog!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  109. Following Misties blog!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  110. Following Mistie on twitter - @ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  111. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/4384831520
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  112. I LOVE the flapper girl headband.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31398003
    I'm a headband fanatic and I love the vintage feel!

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  113. faved capricioustraveler on etsy (gidgie11)

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  114. following Mistie on twitter (@jsoldham)

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  115. tweet: http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/4389261521

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  116. I looked through her shop and the first thing I saw I love - the modern colorblock dress!

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  117. I hearted her two shops (I'm the secret admirer that hearted her shop on 26 September!)

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  118. I follow your blog and subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader.

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  119. I follow the Capricious Traveler blog (I'm Rachael Poston) on Google Friend Connect.

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  120. I follow her on twitter (I'm roscatastuff)!

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  121. I added her as a contact on Flickr (I'm rachaelposton)!

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  122. i love this necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29125667

    i like the mix between the bright and dark silver

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  123. i follow Capricioustrvlr on twitter---im amo11314

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  124. i added her as a contact on flickr--im dogdazzle

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  125. i tweeted 1 http://twitter.com/amo11314/status/4406019844

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  126. I love the lucky lady necklace. I love the key motif, and the contrast between the antique, rusted key and the shiny gold chain. it's gorgeous!
    qwaszx024 at gmail dot com

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  127. Tweet tweet!

    http://twitter.com/roscatastuff/status/4410999469

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  128. Tweet tweet!

    http://twitter.com/roscatastuff/status/4410999469

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  129. Tweet tweet!

    http://twitter.com/roscatastuff/status/4410999469

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  130. Blogged!

    http://roscata.com/blog/?p=726

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  131. Blogged!

    http://roscata.com/blog/?p=726

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  132. Blogged!

    http://roscata.com/blog/?p=726

    XO
    Rachael (aka Roscata on Etsy)
    www.roscata.com

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  133. i tweeted on sept. 27 http://twitter.com/amo11314/status/4416894718

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  134. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4424547017

    nury77 at live dot ca

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  135. LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable dress: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30260587

    It's just so cute.

    life.goes.easy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. I hearted Capricious Traveler's etsy shop (sarahbcrawford)
    life.goes.easy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. I follow your blog
    life.goes.easy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. I follow the Capricious Traveler blog
    life.goes.easy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. I follow Mistie on Twitter (@breadwinnerwife)
    life.goes.easy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. Love the Flapper girl.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31398003

    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  141. this is by far my favorite piece!
    I adore agates!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29126877

    my email: krys13@msn.com

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  142. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4460730623

    nury77 at live dot ca

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  143. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/statuses/4483849071

    nury77 at live dot ca

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  144. I picked the Beautiful black vintage party dress-I love the lace on it. perfect for the holidays

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  145. Wow, as a vintage lover myself i find it hard to choose from the store! All of the items are gorgeous! But here's one of my fave:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31767731

    I always wanted an embellished vintage sweater like this.


    yuri.kristi{at}gmail.com

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  146. I heart CapriciousTraveler !
    (id: 2thousandthings)

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  147. I like to go to Charm School for once

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29572410

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  148. Favored both websites under spacebarshift

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  149. Twitter following at spacebarshift

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  150. Hearted capricioustraveler and OliveVintage spacebarshift.

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  151. Forgot. My flickr ID is spacebarshift2003

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