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!


8 responses to “About

  1. Jess A

    This sounds SO incredibly cool. I went to school for history, but then became a teacher….your life is what I daydream about! Looking forward to checking out your discoveries!

    • Thankfully, my husband is ok with paying the bills at the moment! Or else this blog would not be possible. I’m very picky when it comes to what I want to do, and ultimately, I’ll rather be happy doing something that makes little to no money than be stuck in a job I hate. Props to you though for becoming a teacher! I have very little patience with kids, but am so glad others can influence and make a positive impact on today’s younger generations.

  2. Thanks for following.

    I love your comment about values. They don’t interest me a jot. With my museum ‘hat’, I love things that are local.

    I was a teacher. The one advantage of being older is that you can retire and do more of what you want to do.

  3. Thanks for another great post.
    Congratulations! I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award.
    Here are the Liebster Blog Award (entirely optional) rules:
    1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog (that’s me).
    2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you (that’s my site).
    3. Answer the questions posted for you in my blog.
    4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
    5. Present the Liebster Blog Award to three blogs with 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
    6. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

    Hugs, Teagan

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  5. Love this site. It’s like you’re curating museum blog. Also, I’m glad to know there are other people in the world who couldn’t finish This Side of Paradise. I think Tender is the Night is my favorite, as well as his short story collection Flappers and Philosophers.


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