I am sure many in the vintage blogging community are aware of Jessica of Chronically Vintage and likely follow her beautiful blog. She is one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever had the fortune to meet, albeit online. She always leaves the loveliest, most thoughtful comments and visiting her blog is like leafing through a glorious vintage magazine, which makes what happened to her and her husband Tony so painful. It breaks my heart that someone like Jessica had to experience what she did.
Tragically on October 13th, an arson attack on a neighbouring property spread to the home of Jessica and Tony, you can read more about it here in her post. Consequently they lost everything they own, including all the stock from Jessica's Etsy shop and her incredible vintage wardrobe. Tony, an incredibly talented photographer whose work graces Jessica's blog, lost all of his photographic equipment.
Thankfully they both managed to escape with their dog Annie.
Their beautiful cat Stella is still missing, but I, like many, are ever hopeful that she will turn up safe and well soon.
I believe Jessica's sister and another of the vintage blogging community, Nora of Nora Finds set up a fundraising site, which can be found here and there is also a facebook page with details of items which might be included in care packages, that can be found here.
I am fully aware that for many, money is tight and not everyone can donate money or send care packages, but sharing is also caring as they say and if you can, please consider sharing these links to help a lovely couple get back on their feet in the wake of a devastating event.