Friday, July 30, 2010

Vintage is more than just a job

Vintage dresses? Patterned Men's shorts? Purses? Scarves? Yes to all, please. But I do more than collect and enjoy vintage clothing. My 1961 home has become a reflection of my love of vintage and/ or retro kitsch pieces. Some true antiques and Niermann Weeks pieces are mixed in. Every so often, I'll be sharing some favorite items from home with you.
"Leprechauns- The Little Folk of Ireland" linen tea towel, circa early 1970s, hangs in the laundry room.

Living room. eBay finds- Mid- Century Danish walnut sofa and chairs, and antique zebra hide. Niermann Weeks lamp and coffee table. Custom cushions, thrifted mohair blanket, various antiques throughout.

"Save waste fats for explosives- take them to your meat dealer" 1943 propaganda poster from OWI, signed H.Koerner. Also an eBay find, hangs in the kitchen. 
Photographing framed art is not my stong point- please forgive all reflections. I'm really not a bad person, honest.

Here's to a wonderful, vintage filled weekend!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Treasury Tuesday- Skee Ball and Funnel Cake

Another goal, to make a new treasury every Tuesday, often using 100% vintage or vintage- inspired items. These curations normally include many (if not all) Vintage Market Team members. Here is today's treasury- hope it makes you nostalgic for the beach and boardwalk too.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Seven months later- recluse blogger reappears!

Hello everyone!
Yes, I am a complete and total dead-beat blogger. This is nothing new. I think about blogging, read cheeky blogs that make me smirk or laugh or cringe and wonder why that can't be me, sharing my life and inner-most thoughts with my three (3!) followers.
No, my blog info isn't listed anywhere on any of my other social media links- perhaps that is a part of the problem. 1400+ Twitter followers and 820+ Facebook fans tolerate my daily randomness, perhaps it is time to really try blogging.
It could be me. I'm creative, super snarky and have an undeniable Summer 2010 addiction to Fudgsicles.
I will not promise you the moon or the stars or a regular blog post, but, in making the effort to be a better blogger (stop rolling your eyes already!), here is a recent interview by Etsy's Vintage Market Team, of which I am a member.
Also, I've changed my blog avatar to my well loved inflatable moose head mascot. Perhaps a new layout to follow. Obviously, I can't commit to too much all at once. Perhaps by Halloween. Or Hannukah.
Read even more about me here:
And here is the link to the VMTEAM Facebook page:
Let me know your thoughts and thanks for tolerating my active lack of blogging.