Hiya! I’m Ashley, and I live in Roanoke, Virginia. This blog follows my adventures (and misadventures) in collecting and researching old things. If it’s older, there’s a guarantee I’ll love it, and you just might see a write up about it! If it’s qualifications you’re looking for, I can supply those: I hold a BA in History and Anthropology, as well as an MA in Museum Studies, and spent four years working as a Collections Manager for a small liberal arts university in central Virginia. Now, I’m a freelance Museums Registrar and Collections Specialist, acting as the Registrar to the Moss Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, as well a the Curator for the History Museum of Western Virginia. I also am a regular contributor to the Emerging Civil War blog, a nifty little place for those who want to know more about the American Revolution and the Civil War.
When I’m not writing and researching, I’m coaching volleyball, attempting to DIY our 1960s split level house, hitting up estate sales, or reading any kind. So come on over, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy the vintage-ness you’ll find here!
Blue Ridge Vintage is now on Facebook and Instagram! Like the facebook page to get updates, plus you’ll find links to fun and wacky vintage articles and objects. I’ve added an Instagram widget to the page, so you’ll see some of the most recent photos of things in my life, but feel free to follow, too!