Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Friday already?

Where oh where did this week go?
I've spent most of it feeling sickly and am actually starting to feel a bit better. Not amazing, but alive. Sort of like the kid who takes all week off of school, only to miraculously recover in time to go roller- skating or to the movies or something.
There will be more posting next week, when I'm hoping to be able to breathe and sleep and eat.
Until then, a pair of vintage ads that made me smile through the pain this week:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Updates and whatnot

Photo completely unrelated to a short and rambling blog post.
Me in high school, circa 1994. Can't remember who took this- it was a project in our photography class and he gave it to me after it was graded. My funky (and quite short) haircut outline (think Justine Frischmann of Suede and Elastica- I was lucky enough to see Elastica play their very first US gig at the original 9:30 club in DC), giant 1960s Omega watch and at least three layers of vintage tops got random guy an A+ grade. Stumbled across this while looking for a different scan but thought it was cool. Now ending the longest caption EVER. 

I've succumbed to the dreaded plague and feel all sorts of awful.
Had a fever over the weekend, in addition to a very sore throat, swollen sinuses and overall bouts of lethargy.
Feeling a bit better and am slowly returning to normal. Still sneezing, nose is chapped from repeated blowings, voice is slightly hoarse from so much coughing.

Also spending a lot of time planning the future of the Etsy team I recently took leadership of.
I've always joked about world domination through vintage clothing- now it seems within reach!
Another sign of world domination- this blog now has 200 official followers and countless (mostly because I feel too lousy to check my stats today) readers around the world. Also, I'm huge in South Korea. It's my second highest country following.

Enough for now, I'm out of tea and tissues.
I'll find that other photo for Wordless Wednesday.
Don't forget to check out my new Tumblr page, where I've challenged myself to use 30 different purses in 30 days. Non- stop excitement, I know.
No XOXO for you guys- I'm too sick. Enjoy your afternoons!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Can't get enough? Follow me on Tumblr!

I've done it. You can find my Tumblr page here. And to get started, there is a self- imposed 30 day challenge, with daily photo updates. Intrigued?

Day 1. Loving the clashing Vivienne Westwood plaid against my vintage mohair blanket.
Hope to "see" you there!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Val (cough) en (sneeze) tines

Hello and a happy belated Valentine's Day to you all!
(Speak the title just like Ian Sveonius in Mockingbird, Yeah!)

I bought this charming card from SweetPerversion. Because I'm all heart, baby.
My significant other brought home roses, French chocolate truffles and the plague.
I HATE being sick (And so many of you love it, right?) and am fighting back. Violently.
I'm currently living on chewable Vitamin C, Throat Coat tea and fat free, low sodium chicken broth with various ingredients added. Sleeping horribly- well, worse than usual, which is bad for an insomniac with a moderate coffee addiction. Even my trusty signature cocktail, Mrs. Robinson, didn't taste right last night. Quel horreur!
Assuming I'm physically able to get out of bed tomorrow, there will be updates. Or a photo. Or both.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Mixed Media

Vinyl on metal, Fall 2008, as seen at a pop- up installation in the parking lot of the local Trader Joe's.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ch... Ch... Ch... Changes (And, We Have a Winner!)

Imagine David Bowie singing the title.
There, that's better.

So much for blogging on a regular basis.

Something you should know:

I've been promoted to captain (or HBIC) of the Vintage Market Team. Previously, I was the leader in charge of promotions, which included overseeing social media interaction for the team, (Twitter, Facebook, blog) and sales events. Connie, known to many as AntiquesGaloreGal, was our leader for about 18 months and has decided to step down.
I've got very big shoes to fill- she was always available with kind encouragement and words of support.

Hence my inclusion of this photo. This WWI era signed litho hangs in my bedroom. There is something about the fearless dignity of the subject- her selflessness and caring nature make her beautiful.

Connie, you will be missed. I hope I told you enough- you and your time were always very much appreciated by me, as well as the rest of the team.

Here's to a bright future for a wonderful team of vintage sellers!

And what all of you have been waiting to read (okay, the four of you who entered, in spite of the hundreds of RTs)- the contest winner announcement! The winner of the four MCM glasses is... MartyrsAndManiacs (Great name!). Contact me with your address and your glasses will be in the mail.

Until tomorrow... when Wordless (or Wordful, if time allows) Wednesday (probably) resumes.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LOVE vintage?

You know I do. The VMTEAM is hosting a huge sale, titled "Fall in LOVE with Vintage... And the VMTEAM!" Below is our teaser video, put together by AntiquesGaloreGal.

You'll spot three of my items, one from each shop.

From retrotrend: This floral slip dress is 25% off, as are all lingerie, swimwear, eye ware, travel items, and purses.

From RetroHommeVintage: This tie is 25% off, as are all ties, scarves and shirts.

From ObjectRetro: This 1940s/ 1950s red aluminum pitcher with Bakelite handle will be 15% off with coupon code "15OFFYAY", which will work on all items in the shop.

The sale starts February 1st and runs through the 14th. Over 30 shops participating, please check announcements for details. Just search under "vintage" for "VMTEAMLOVE" or click here to see available items.

And don't forget, you've got a few more days to enter the contest (see last post). XOXO