Saturday, May 30, 2009

Time Traveling (or "What I SHOULD have done on my summer vacation")

I just spent the morning sitting in the shade at my sister's house helping with a garage sale. I had a few things for sale, mostly books. One of the few other things I had was a little souvenir bell my husband bought a couple of years ago when we lived in Delaware. I had just had shoulder surgery and was propped up in bed. He got the bell from a local convenience store so he could fetch and carry stuff for me to the bedroom. So sweet of him. That little bell got me thinking of traveling to Delaware and of the other vacations we've taken.

I am really bad about buying souvenirs - as in I pretty much never buy them. I realize now it is probably not a good idea to rely on my brain to keep track of vacation memories. I wish I'd gotten more of the fun little doo-dads for sale in tourist shops. I love doing the touristy things when we travel, so why should the keepsake part of traveling be any different. If I could go back in time, here are some of the goodies I might have gotten from previous vacations. Granted they are all vintage so some might even be older than I am, but if we're time-traveling here why not go all-out?

Vintage New York City Souvenir Flip Calendar via Bellalulu

Colorado Souvenir Plate via Going Quackers

Dutch Liquor Bottle - Windmills and Tulips via Erratic Habits Vintage

Vintage Mexican Bird via Elizabeth Wren Vintage

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I don't know about you, but my pillow cases never match my bed sheets. Or my blankets for that matter. I was never all matchy-matchy. (I never make my bed either! Gasp!) I'm more about comfort. But that goes beyond just what feels good on the skin when I lay down to sleep. See, I have these pillowcases I have had since I was a kid. They are straight up 1970s goodness. One of them, my favorite, has a huge rainbow arching from one side to the other. It reminds me of being a kid at home, all safe and comfy.

Here are some other pillowcases that evoke the same feelings of comfort and nostalgia.

Yellow Butterfly Pillowcase via Gone The Sun

60s VERA Warhol Flowers Vintage Pillowcase via Fabulous Mess

Joan Walsh Anglund Vintage Pillowcase via Sassydoggs

VERA Butterflies and Rainbows Twin Sheet Set via Marionkc

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gift Guide for Gardeners

My Sky-Line bread pans are currently featured in the Gardening and Horticulture Gift Guide on Etsy! How cool is that.

When I was preparing to list the pans, my husband commented on what excellent planter boxes they would make. I agreed and then promptly forgot to list that idea in the description. Oopsie! Good thing someone else had the same idea despite my not suggesting it.

Here are some other really cool finds from the gift guide. These are items being upcycled, restyled and/or reimagined. Awesome!

Mobile Garden/Storage Drawer by SemperNova

Upcycled Watering Can Lamp by Jenny Bee Shades

Monday, May 25, 2009

Feelin GOOD!

Just finished the first commercial for the shop. Fun!

(Music Credit: "Feelin Good" by Kevin MacLeod)

Boy Next Door

I was lucky enough to get my first Treasury today on Etsy! Check it out. Expires May 28, 2009.


The other day I was lucky enough to find Hellcat Vintage via Twitter. A look through her shop had me really appreciating the wonderful job she does staging her products. They showcase her gorgeous vintage clothing but they also are just plain fun to look at. Here are some pictures that feature great staging (by Hellcat Vintage and other Etsy shops).

Green Polka Dot Pin Up Rockabilly Halter Top via Hellcat Vintage

Owl Wine and Bottle Opener via Hello Victory

Catty Is IN These Days via Crybabe's Vintage Shoppe

Mid-Century Modern Teak Salad Servers via Solstice Home

Lumbar Pillow and Cover with Two Strawberries and a Squirrel made with recycled textiles via Bonjour Teaspoon

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Recursive blogging

One of my items was mentioned on Daisy Toad's Vintage blog! Exciting! And happy birthday to Daisy Toad's son.

(And you can thank my husband for the nerdy entry title.)


I kinda wish my bedroom looked like this all the time. Except with someone else making the bed for me. I hate making the bed. Love the bedspread though. Might be worth it with this beauty.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

In love

with these panda salt and pepper shakers. Too. Much. Cute.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Featured Item

Just added to my shop some very cute metal canisters I picked up at an estate sale. As with most of my finds, I'd love to keep these but I have no room. Plus, it's probably not good business practice to keep everything for myself. These are a little rusty and have a few scratches and such on them, but their charming awesomeness more than makes up for it!

Friday, May 1, 2009

A new blog about old stuff

And so it begins...

I think the name of the blog pretty much explains it all. I love vintage stuff and in the near future I'll be sharing some of my fantastic finds with you. So, stay tuned!