About the Blog
Sailing over a Cardboard Sea was founded, in February of 2009, as an attempt by Randi to document her life and interest in all things vintage- to serve as her personal journal, if you will. Soon after its foundation, the Sea received its first follower and has continued to grow ever since. Never did Randi dream, especially in those early months, that over two hundred people would be interested in what she has to say. Thanks to all who follow the Sea, Randi is inspired to keep writing, photographing and wearing fabulous old clothes.
Since its foundation, Sailing over a Cardboard Sea has recorded four different residences and three distinct phases in Randi's life. It has recorded haircuts, birthdays, vacations, pets, inspirations, hopes and dreams, and has become a wonderful scrap book and memory bank. The blog, in fact, is serving the very purpose it was created for- it is, and will continue to be, Randi's time capsule.
Recently, the blog has undergone a transformation from "nonsense and rambling with a vintage twist" to "celebrating vintage style and seaside living" to better fit Randi's growing interest in the beach. Though the blog is still full of nonsense and rambling, the author feels as though the new tag line will help to incorporate her interests and perhaps attract readers with similar diversions. The Cardboard Sea is constantly changing with the ebb and flow of Randi's interests and moods and she wouldn't have it any other way.
What is This Blog About?
Simply put, nothing and everything. Randi writes about what she feels like writing about and sometimes what she think readers might find interesting; perhaps you could say the uniting theme here is Randi herself. Sometimes the blog serves as a soap box, other times a pin board for inspiration but most of all, it is simply a show and tell.
Where Did the Title Come From?
Sailing over a Cardboard Sea is a lyric from one of Randi's favorite songs, "It's Only a Paper Moon" by Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg and Billy Rose.
The author tries her best to give credit to her sources and to link images back to their origin. If you see a photograph that belongs to you and you have not been given credit or would like it removed, please email Randi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the same vein, if you borrow any original images from this site, please give credit where credit is due and link back to this blog.
Decorating the blog is one of Randi's favorite parts of being a blogger which is why her blog decor is constantly changing. Headers and buttons featured on this site are created by Randi using images she has found around the web.
Randi's favorite sources for banner material are:
The Vintage Moth
The Graphics Fairy
For contact information or more information about Randi please visit the About Randi page.