About Dawn

Dawn Crothers CiminoHi there! My name is Dawn and I began Something Vintage because I love the details of antique china and vintage furnishings that are rare today–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 plates began when I started collecting mismatched china (and 100 +vintage dining chairs!) for my own wedding.  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 own 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 a vintage flair is what I consider my wheelhouse, if you will.  It’s when I get to let my creativity and passion for style run wild, paying attention to every little decor detail along the way, from the trim on the napkins 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.