Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bouquet Beauty Creation

Another Retro Revival "Bouquet Beauty" in progress.
A little field of lavender hued flowers meant to adorn a pretty head.
Remember the last one I showed you?
When I first created this (prior post here), I really did it for the whimsy of it.  Never did I imagine it would sell!  But it did.  Two months on, and I've sold several of them (available in my Etsy shop).
How could you not smile wearing one of these?!
Making them is a true labor of love.  I painstakingly sew each flower (this lavender one has over 70 flowers on it!) on to the cap.  Totally worth it, though, especially when I hear from my happy customers.
Ellen shared a picture of herself in her Pink "Bouquet Beauty," and said, "FABULOUS!  It feels good on and every girl out there will look pretty as can be while wearing this.  It has a nice balance and no, it isn't heavy at all.  I will be wearing it while swimming in my pool!  Because I am just that glamorous. Glamour and quality cost money. This is well worth it.  In fact, I am ordering a spare.  Yes, it's that good.  My friends need to be glamorous too when they visit. You are never too old to play and have fun."
I got such a kick out of her saying, "Because I am just that glamorous."  What a hoot!  And I couldn't agree more!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vintage Head Vase for Hair Tools

As I was using the flat iron to straighten my hair the other day, I looked down on the bathroom counter and thought, "Eew!"  Why was I storing my big hair clips, teasing comb, etc. in an old, ugly plastic cup?!
When I finished my hair, I did a quick walk-through of the house, searching for the perfect receptacle and settled on my vintage head vase.
SO much better!
I love it when I find new uses for my vintage treasures!  (That's my mother's old train case with a stash of my other hair things.)
Any "new" discoveries in your home lately?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fabulous Giveaway for Retro Revival's 5th Anniversary!

Have you heard?  Retro Revival turns 5 this month!
To celebrate, I'm giving away a fabulous collection including an apron, sleep mask, shower cap, and insulated travel flat iron case.  And you get to chose what fabrics you'd like!
For your chance to win, head on over to my Facebook page where you'll find this photo:
Then share/repost the photo ~ make sure you tag Retro Revival! ~ and you're entered!  I will randomly draw a winner from all of the entries on Tuesday, July 22nd.
Good luck!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Retro Revival Turns 5 & a Great Giveaway!

Retro Revival turns 5 this month!
I am celebrating five, truly incredible years of business by sharing my handmade happiness!
Pop on over to my Facebook page and repost this photo:
When you repost/share it on your page, please be sure to tag Retro Revival for YOUR chance to win an apron, a sleep mask, a shower cap, AND an insulated travel flat iron case!  YOU chose the fabrics!
I will randomly draw a winner from all of the entries on Tuesday, July 22nd.
I'm super excited about this giveaway!
Good luck!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quick Easy Veggie Flat Bread Pizza

Looking for a new, easy, go-to recipe?  You've just got to try this!

As with any pizza, you can use just about anything!  Here's what I used:

Flat bread (I like the nooks and bumps on Naan)
Olive oil
Parmesan sauce (any type of pizza or spaghetti sauce will do)
Chopped garlic
Chopped tomatoes (I used canned)
Chopped artichokes
Feta cheese

1. Place the flat bread onto a foil-covered cookie sheet
2. Lightly brush olive oil onto the flat bread
3. Spread on the sauce
4. Lay down spinach

5. Add the tomatoes and artichokes, and sprinkle on crumbled feta cheese

6. Slide your masterpieces into a 425 oven for about 5 minutes, then remove them from the cookie sheet and place them directly onto the oven rack for another 5 minutes, or until the bread is crispy brown and the veggies are slightly browned.

So delicious!  This recipe is most definitely going into my weekly rotation!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Freshly Picked Hydrangeas

We have a beautiful hydrangea bush in our back yard and it's exploding with blooms.
So many flowers that even after I snipped a dozen, the bush is still quite full!
They're lovely in vintage pitchers atop the kitchen table...
...And a few tucked into vintage, silver teapots in our family room.
Wishing you a lovely day!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you all a very happy Independence Day!