About Dawn

Dawn Crothers CiminoHi there! My name is Dawn Crothers.   I have a passion for the gorgeous details found in vintage furnishings that are rare today–velvet tufted sofas with carved wood trim, white farm tables with a chippy patina, gold rimmed tea cups, intricate floral patterned plates, and crochet-trimmed cotton napkins.  To me, attention to these details is what can transform an event from ordinary to extraordinary.  That’s what I’m here to do!

My obsession with vintage started about a decade ago I began to  collecting mismatched vintage plates from antique stores, flea markets and thrift stores.  I loved hunting for beautiful pieces everywhere I went.  My collection now includes pieces from all across the country, from New York to DC to California.   I decided to rent my china collection after a number of people said that they wanted to use antique plates at their weddings but did not have the time or money to collect the pieces one by one—hence Something Vintage was born.  So I took leave from my career as a terrorism analyst and have been growing Something Vintage ever since. We’ve expanded from just china into styling and event design and have added farm tables, sofas, and other large items as well.

Styling and event design with an eclectic vintage flair is what I consider my wheelhouse.  It’s when I get to let my creativity and passion for style run wild,  imaging custom pieces and paying attention to every decor detail along the way, from the gold nail head on the chairs  to the sparklers before the bride and groom run off to their car.

It is my hope that you’ll allow me to make life’s special occasions into events that you and your guests will never forget.