Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pretty Breakfast

As they say, "Life is short.  Use the fine china!"
 
 
Breakfast is so much more enticing served in vintage pretties.
 
 
Do you use your vintage dishes?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vintage Love Birds {Jadeite Milk Glass}

I can't stop cooing...
 

Over these love birds!
 
 
I found this lovely Westmoreland candy dish while out thrifting recently.
 
 
Picked it up for a (love) song because of a little chip in one of the tail feathers.  Hardly noticeable!
 
 
Westmoreland manufactured these pretty milk glass dishes from the 1920s through the 1950s.
 
 
They nest perfectly among my other jadeite and milk glass goodies.
 
 
Lovey dove(y) indeed!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Purse & Shoe Obssession

I love shoes and purses.
 
 
Really, really love them!
 
 
My favorite purse is this chartreuse number Daughterlypoo gave me for my birthday last year!
 
 
All of which leads me to this...
 
 
I had to, just had to buy this shoe and purse fabric when I saw it!  Perfect for my Retro Revival shower cap I've aptly named, "Obsession."
 
 
This beauty and over 60 other shower cap choices are available in my Etsy shop now.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vintage Christmas Finds

Here's a sneak peek at the vintage Christmas goodies I've collected over the past couple of months.
 
 
Aren't these little ceramic figurines cute?!  The prostrate angels are candle huggers.
 
 
The detail on these marching band cupcake picks is amazing!
 
 
The little angels are heavenly!
 
 
And my most favorite is this little guy!
 
 
Not quite sure what I'll do with all of these but will keep you posted.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dwellings in LeClaire, Iowa

I had the most wonderful time visiting my BFF in Iowa last week!  We laughed, visited friends, ate, shopped, and laughed some more.  The perfect vacation.
 
(picture courtesy visitleclaire.com)
 

Whenever I visit we always make a point of stopping in LeClaire, a little historical town along the Mississippi, full of quaint shops, restaurants, and a distillery.  It's the home of "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and as you may remember from a prior blog post, home of the American Pickers (such a thrill to meet Mike Wolfe a couple of years ago!).
 
 
We also always stop into Dwellings, our favorite home d├ęcor and furnishing shop.
 
 
 Michael, the owner, recently moved the shop into this fabulous, old house.
 
 
The shop is full of beautiful home accessories
 
 
Many fresh and modern home goodies
 
 
Bright pops of color everywhere!
 
 
And chic furnishings too
 
 
(photo courtesy Dwelling's FB page)
 
If you can, please pop over to Dwelling's Facebook page and give Michael a "like!"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fun Makeup Bags

 
While visiting Daughterlypoo in Manhattan last month we spent a morning strolling through Chelsea Market.  Have you ever been there?  I can sum it up in one word ~ amazeballs!  It's a mix of unique handmade items and culinary delights.  Seriously, I could have spent the entire weekend in that place!
 
I bought a few Christmas gifts (yes, I'm one of those people who shops year-round for Christmas!) that I obviously can't show you now AND these fun makeup pouches.  This one is for my Aunt Bonnie:
 
 
I gave the mascara one to my BFF.  It's perfect for her since she is a natural blonde and never ever leaves home without mascara!
 
 
And this one I kept for myself:
 
 
Cute, right?!  They're all made by the very talented and witty artist Pamela Barsky (www.PamelaBarsky.com).  She also sells on Etsy here.
 
If you ever get the chance to go to Chelsea Market, take it!  Go hungry and you will leave full and quite happy!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Off to Iowa

I cannot believe it's August!  The summer is just flying!  As usual, I've been really busy with Retro Revival but for the next few days I'm happily visiting my BFF in Iowa.
 
 
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!