Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Love, Vintage Style

I created my first Treasury on Etsy today. I am so excited for the summer to be here, as I mentioned in another post, so I went on a hunt for retro summer things.

Here's my collection and the fabulous Etsy sellers who were featured:

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Summer Time Vintage Style

I love the summer time. As soon as it ends I'm already anticipating the next one. I can't wait to entertain this summer and have pool parties - of course it's going to be in vintage style.

Fabulous vintage inspired hat from Urban Outfitters: Large Bow Cloche $34

LA Drama Queen's Absinthe Art Nouveau Inspired One Piece Swimsuit $140

Schwinn Legacy Cruiser Bike $119.99 at Target

Fat Cat Vintage's Vintage 1950's Water Glasses $24

Gaea Monster's Hotdog Retro BBQ Set $30

The Relic Trail's Atomic Patio Trays $18

Torran's Manufacturing Company's Thunderbird Metal Chair $99

Hip Haven's Retro Bullet Planters $145 - $160

Nostalgic Heirloom's Vintage "Big Boy" BBQ Cookbook 1950'S $7

Small Earth Vintage's 1950s Lemonade Stand Dress $74

Sweet Love Vintage's Mid Century Modern Baby Blue Ice Bucket $24

GasLight Firepit's 28" Retro Fire Bowl $1,549

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kitties and Vintage Kitties

Two of my three fur babies were crowding on the kitty condo in my office this morning. I snapped a pic and got inspired to search for vintage kitties.

Along with my three indoor cats I take care of about 8 homeless street kitties outside. Yep, you can call me the Cat Lady.

Here are two of my kids, Zena and Birdie. Toad, my huge black male cat did not partake in the sunny condo spot this a.m. He doesn't share.

And vintage kitties galore from Etsy:

Kitty Door Stop from 55WestandCo- looks like my boy Toad

Vintage Modernist 50s Brass Walter Bosse Hagenauer Cat Figurine from TwoStringJane

Playing Kitty Puzzle ...vintage holgate toy from TheClassicFarmhouse

Pair O' Mod Silver Cat Ring Holders With Rhinestone Eyes from SweetLoveVintage

The Pretty Kitty - Vintage Framed Donald Art Co. Kitten Print by Scenes

Vintage 70s KITTY CAT HAT from TheVintageMaven - OMG, just OMG. So funny looking.

Vintage Carved Wood Puzzle .. Cat by TheFancyLamb

Vintage Tin Lithograph Cat MEOOOW from VintageMaryEllen - So vintage fabulous!

1936 page from TOODLES AND HER FRIENDS from TheBabyKitties - I love these and have bought a few from BabyKitties in the past

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flock O Birds and a Little Lane Table

Check out this gorgeous mid century flock of birds wall art I found!

And.....this little Lane end table with dovetailing. It was just sitting there looking pathetic, waiting for someone to come along and save it. It's a wreck but I've already started sanding it and it's going to be beautiful. I'll post after pictures and I think it will be for sale in my Etsy shop.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Here Piggy Piggy

I love Pigs! Not bacon, pigs. Yes, it's true....I think they're cute, smart, and lovable. If I did not live in Los Angeles I'd keep one! Hmmm, how to live in the city and still keep a farm? I'm working that out in my head.
I remember my grandma's farm in Missouri when I was little. Ahhhh.....

Check out this adorable vintage (and Mid Century-esque if I do say) pig candle from Hallmark. I'm guessing it's from the 80's. It was tough for me to list but I need to stop keeping everything I find for my store!

Vintage Hallmark Pig Candle from Rhan (that's me)

Other cute piggies on Etsy:

Look at this adorable pair. How cute are they in their little overalls?

Vintage Pig Salt and Pepper Shakers from EarthyVintage

I love love vintage brass figurines. This is a serious farm hog!

Vintage Brass Pig from MechanicalStag

Look how happy this guy is. Love those pink cheeks!

Pink and WhitePorky the Pig Shaker/Garlic Keeper from TuckedAwayTreasures

Sweet Vintage Piglets. So cute!

Vintage Piglets from Fawn Potter

Cool 1960's Fisher Price Toy Pig

Fisher Price Vintage 1963 Peter Pig Collectible by Lloftus

Too cute!

Wooden Pig Toothpick Holder from Avantegarage

Never seen anything like it. Little hog holding one end of your measuring tape.

Vintage Pig Measuring Tape Japan from Carpebellus

Sweet Little Smiling Piggy Bank. Classic!

Pot Bellied Piggy Bank from AquaBeads

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mid Century Homes for a Monday

I've had the hardest time concentrating today and staying focused.
Ugh, Mondays. So.. instead of forcing it I took a break to scan ... what else? Mid Century.
Check out these vintage mid century home interiors.

courtesy of grainedit

courtesy of antiquehomestyle

courtesy of poetichome

both are courtesy americanvintage on flickr

courtesy retrorenovation

courtesy Java1888 on flickr

both courtesy sandiv999 on flickr

ahhhh, okay back to work!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Friday - What I'm Loving Today

Nerd alert! Nerd alert! My geekery is showing!

I'm obsessed! How cute are these retro inspired computer accessories? I had to have the blue robot USB. So unnecessary but it's so cute. I'd smile every time I see it, so it's worth it right?

Robot USB Hub Can't wait for mine to arrive!!

Retro Block Flash Drive Reminds me of playing with these as a kid. I loved "boys" toys

Artist Series Mimobot 2G Flash Drives Love the vintage owl and little rainbow guy!

Star Wars Mimobot Flash Drives Oh my brother and I loved Star Wars! I wanted to be Princess Leah and him Hans Solo

IPOD Retro Mini Speaker Too cute, sound comes out of the little plus signs. Great idea!

All courtesty of one of my favorite sites to find fun, unique and cool gifts.


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