Way Cool Wardrobe Wednesdays

31 Aug

I was the perfect age in the 80s. I turned 11 in 81 and got my first radio, was in love with Simon LeBon and Ducky from Pretty in Pink, listened to the Thompson Twins and dressed like Madonna. Imagine my surprise when I took my daughter shopping for school clothing this fall and saw that they 80’s were totally back!  Of course my daughter knows my passion for the 80’s and insisted on an off the shoulder pink number with sparkles.

For our vintage wardrobe snippet I grabbed a pair of awesome pink two-tone pinstripe Chemin de fers. There were so many great styles back then. One of the most popular styles was a front button denim sailor look, but this stunning pink is a great example of the multitude of colors available through the years. They had a high waist, and depending on what part of the decade wide or skinny legs. These feature a slimmer leg which was closer to the 80’s . If you were wearing a pair from the 70’s you would finish the look with a cool pair of cork platforms…they are back in style too! Click on the link for more details

Pink Two Tone Pinstripe Chem de Fers

It’s Time Out Tuesday!

30 Aug

Every Tuesday I hope to bring a breath of air to my blog. Something pleasent to the eye, relaxing and tranquil. This is a delicate botanical piece done in what I suspect is a vintage crewel embroidery. A perfect way to bring nature indoors with calming greens and browns. I think the fluttering butterfly overhead is a lovely splash of color. Signed GS I am dating this piece late 70’s to early 80’s. For sale currently on my Etsy site, just click on the link.

Vintage Botanical Ferns & Butterfly Needlework



Momma’s Kitchen Monday

29 Aug

My favorite color has always been GREEN. Its one of those colors that no matter what shade (with maybe exception to the day glow 80’s neon) is a soothing feel good color. In  home decor it provides a calming effect for my busy family. My highlight today is a flashback find from a local thrift shop. A trio of 60’s-70’s avocado plastic kitchen storage containers with sweet contrasting white flowers on the front. A retro feeling that is very vouge right now. Posted on my Etsy.

Retro Trio of 60’s-70’s Plastic Kitchen Containers in Avocado Green

Its Swapmeet Sunday….

28 Aug

Its been so HOT here in Central Cali that I took off extra early to beat the heat. I knew it was going to be a decent day when I heard my 80-year-old vet picker yell “junior” from over his hot coffee and donut while sitting at the taco truck waiting for more venders to arrive. These old guys call me junior, short for “picker junior” go figure, I am a young 40. I was informed he had already “scouted the perimeter” and told me where to find the good stuff.  Here are a few photos of my favorite find. A rustic antique old world cheese grater. Probably used by an eating establishment or a large family. It is a lovely handmade wood box, with the grater built right into it. A lovely glass knob also adorns the drawer where the cheese is stored. It measures 10.75″ x 71/8″ x 3.25″  I was only able to find one other Antique Wood Box Grater on Ebay

This vintage beauty is listed on my Etsy site, check it out!


Do you have the VINTAGE BUG too? JOIN ME!

27 Aug

Vintage Cooking Wall Decor

Do you get goosebumps when you see dusty untouched boxes filled with colorful old glass at the thrift store? Are you guilty of tiptoeing out the front door at 0530 on a Saturday morning careful not to wake the kids with garage sale ads in one hand and the GPS in the other?  Is there a constant race to beat the old veteran pickers at the swapmeets? Ahh….then you have it too, the VINTAGE BUG. Someone out there understands me!

Cool Vintage Coming Soon!

24 Aug
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