Welcome to Noble Vintage

Yes! You are at the right place!

I want to welcome you to my new name and new look.
I'm sure there is some confusion and a lot of questions, so that is why I'm writing this.


A couple years ago I took an online course from Jeanne Oliver, Marian Parsons (aka Miss Mustard Seed) and Jennifer Rizzo, called Building a Creatively Made Business.

They covered several topics on running a creative business, and one of those topics was branding.
Both Jeanne and Jennifer rebranded themselves after they had started under different business names.

There was a lot of helpful info on branding for people taking the course that were just starting a business, and those of us who already were established.

From that point, a seed was planted.  
I began to really look at my Pink Postcard name.

When I started my blog, I wanted a creative outlet for me to find like minded creatives to connect with.  I also hoped it might lead to a job in a creative field that I could create for myself.

As I started my blog, I literally took all of 10 seconds to think of my name.  
I was wearing a hot pink tank top at the time (one of my favorite colors to wear), and I had some vintage postcards on the wall next to me that I liked.
I put the two words together because it gave a nod to the shabby chic look, and it tied in the vintage aspect of a postcard being old and thrifty.
That's about the gist of it. 

A little while later, a friend of mine offered to do a logo for me, and it was beautiful. 
I really started to feel legit.


Occasionally, someone would ask for the meaning behind my name.  
It always felt a little flimsy trying to explain how I came up with the purpose and meaning of my business name.
(not adding the part of my genius tank-top-light-bulb moment)

It has taken me a long time to find the right combination of words to change my name.  
  • Words that weren't too common.  
  • I wanted a new name that was well thought out.  
  • Simple to remember.  
  • I wanted a classic, sophisticated, timeless name.
  • One that had dignity but fluidity to change and grow with me over the years.  
  • I wanted a new sense of confidence for what and where I want to go with my future with my business.
  • When I started my blog, I was going through some personal stuff in my life, and I was afraid to be myself when I wrote.  I self-censored my voice and who I am because of how I was feeling when I started. I don't feel that way anymore, and I don't want fear to rule how I am or who I am anymore.  A fresh start feels emboldening.
  • A name that created a vision
    of what I want for my future.  
  • My inventory isn't all girly pink stuff.  I've sold quite a lot of things that are very masculine, and I always feel a little bad wrapping it up in pink string and ribbons for those customers! ;)
  • I love vintage pieces so much, and I wanted to convey that in the name / history/ quality behind the pieces that I sell. 
  • As I strive for my ultimate goal of European travels and importing, I wanted a name that would give a nod to that aspect. 


A few months ago, I started mulling Noble Vintage.  
It sounded right, and had the definition that meant something to me personally!


As I began to consider all the factors that would go into a rebrand, it just felt right in my gut.  
If there's one thing I'm sure of after doing this for 5 years, it's that when I go with my gut, I am always happy I did.  

It's a big risk to change an established name.  
I know that I will probably lose some followers because of the change.  
I'm definitely losing some money with the rebrand.  I just purchased gorgeous postcards to hand out under my Pink Postcard name.  Stickers.  Sales tags.  I just paid for a beautiful blog redesign a few months ago.

But as I continued to think about what I want for my future, it still felt right to move forward on a new name.
I'm not a huge blogger in terms of numbers and popularity so I really don't have much to lose there! 
;)

I'm better known locally as Pink Postcard, so that's the biggest risk for me right now- my customers and followers understanding that it's still me, but with a new look.

I've met a lot of wonderful ladies who also do what I do, and have 'Pink' in their business names.  
I've loved that aspect, and I'm definitely not anti-pink just because of the the name change!

With our move to our new home, it just felt like a good time for the rebrand as well.  
A fresh start across the board.  At this point in my life, I feel like I have a better sense of who I am, who my customers are, what kinds of products and the look I want to sell.


Thank you so much for sharing in this excitement with me and for your continued support.

I want to thank my friend and designer, Megan of Red Pearl Designs, for once again designing my new look and her continued support and enthusiasm for what I've dreamed up.
I highly recommend her if you are looking for design, or especially for her award winning wedding invitation design.
You can click here to see more of her work.


Here's to the future!


Let's Connect!

6 comments

  1. You are so inspiring Denise! I love you, the new name, and am excited to see what the future holds for Noble Vintage! And thank you for the shout out =) You're the best!

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    1. Love you Megan!!! Thanks so much for always helping me with my ideas and your support. You are a great friend and business partner!

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  2. Love it!!! So proud of you & all the work you are doing!!!! Inspiring!

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  3. Loved you sharing your process for rebranding, brave girl!! I am excited for you and will continue to share your brand, look, ideas, creativity with everyone I meet. You have something special to say and I can't wait to see what's in your future!

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