Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Barbie Fashion Show...

I found this Barbie in a flea market when I still lived in Indiana.Before anyone gets too excited she is a reproduction but its funny that even as a reproduction she's quickly approaching the time frame for vintage herself in the realm of online selling (20 years or older). She was still in the box and I thought she would be so cute to display in my daughters room.Heidi was 2 at the time and quickly discovered how to climb up to shelves and quickly destroyed the box.She still displays well and even though my daughter enjoys playing with all her  Barbies this one she keeps on her dresser and plays with her very gently.This is the outfit she came in.
 vintage barbie pink fashion

And how cute are her shoes?The answer is very.
 vintage barbie lucite sparkle glitter shoes high heels

One thing Heidi has always lamented was that this doll needed more clothes because when she put her in her modern Barbie clothes it didn't look right.When my mother in law came to visit we went to a few thrift stores and  as luck would have it she found a few bags of vintage Barbie clothes!It took me a few weeks to get around to washing them.Some I wasn't able to salvage due to being so stained or torn but most of the bag was pure gold.These were a few of my favorites.

Happy to report when winter hits Barbie will be ready this year!
 vintage faux fur coat hat  barbie

Here is one I wish was in my size

 vintage barbie rose dress

These too,gingham is just so perfect for summer.

 vintage brown gingham dress Barbie

vintage barbie gingham skirt

There were a few capri pants in the bag,the others were crazy floral prints that we haven't found tops that match yet.

 vintage barbie capri pants

 vintage barbie white play suit romper

Barbie is also set for autumn
 vintage barbie kilt plaid skirt autumn

This one,like a few others in the bag,I believe those sew it yourself pieces.

 vintage Barbie mod stripe dress

When I put this one on I had one of those "Barbie dresses sexier than I do for bed" realizations.
vintage Barbie lace robe lingerie

Even though I felt like a creep for this shot I had to get a better detail shot cause her panties are adorable.
 vintage Barbie lace robe lingerie panties

This was has a little fraying on one arm but not the end of the world.
 vintage barbie dress

Hopefully this will keep the kiddo content with outfits for this one for awhile.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Birthday Sale...

My husband is having a birthday tomorrow so I've put my etsy shop on  25% off until late Sunday night!I don't think we'll be doing anything big,my guy is a bit of a Scrooge about holidays,birthdays,and especially HIS birthday.But I got him a cake and he's going to be tormented through a round of "Happy Birthday" from the kids and myself all the same.I understand his disdain for these things because he feels commercialism has replaced the idea of what holidays and celebrations should really be about,enjoying time with friends and family.Pretty sure though if I could afford to get him a Harley and drum set he'd be to the moon and back happy.What about you guys?Are your birthdays a big to do or is it just another day?

 vintage brown moon necklace doctors purse 1960s Mad Men

vintage 1960s red purse plaid jumper dress lucite earrings

vintage glass fruit necklace embroidered yarn purse geisha wood liqoue bottles

 vintage pink dress elephant jewelry 1960s shoes

vintage 1960s green dress mod flower brooch atomic earrings

 vintage silver comedy tragedy earrings jewelry shoes

 vintage 1950s 1960s 1980s black dress shoes rockabilly new wave

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Treat Yo Self...

Shockingly for as much vintage as I buy I don't keep most of it.I did do a fun trade and find a few neat items these past 2 weeks that I thought I'd share here.First I'll share my trade goods I did with one of my instagram pals Darlene.She had her eye on some ballerina wall hangings,a cardigan,and lucite confetti bracelet I had and in return I scored this Bakelite cherry necklace and charm necklace from her!I've coveted the cherries for over a decade but could never justify spending the money on one and was never lucky to stumble across one at an estate or thrift.

bakelite cherries cherry necklace celluloid

The charm necklace is so kitschy cute!
 vintage plastic charm charms necklace

At the antique mall I picked up this Czech glass perfume decanter for $5.00.It'll display pretty in the pink bathroom I hope to one day have.

vintage pink czech permune decanter glass czechoslovakia

I picked up this glass bottle that  I want to fill with pink soap and display in the laundry room.I don't currently have a laundry room,just a damp,dark basement but I'm looking to move into a place by the end of summer as I've got my husband on board with the realization that we've outgrown our current home already.The one I have my eye on has one and yes,I've taken to decorating it in my head already.Which is setting myself up to be disappointed if it doesn't pan out but fingers crossed all the same.
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Have you guys picked up anything fun for yourself that past few weeks?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Paper Moons...

I love old paper moon photos!There are so many different varieties I never tire of looking at them.I,I can easily lose an hour of my life searching them on the internet!I even enjoy seeing people recreating the shots of yesteryear.I've seen some cute modern ones from peoples weddings or vintage themed parties.I,like most of you,don't have just one specific decade in history I love,we all have a few.That is another thing I adore about paper moon photos is you'll see so many fashion eras in this them.Here are some to send you to the moon and back.

 vintage paper moon pinup woman

 vintage paper moon pinup woman

vintage paper moon pinup woman rocket ship  vintage paper moon baby and pit bull puppy dog vintage paper moon couple vintage paper moon couple  photo 1-2.jpg

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Plus Sized Vintage For Under $50...

One of the number one complaints I here from my fellow vintage lovers is finding vintage in larger sizes and when you do it cost an arm and a leg.I may not be plus size but I think we all share the frustration of finding an amazing vintage dress and realizing that the waist is a mere 24 inches...unless you have a 24 inch waist.If you do then congrats for the world of vintage dresses is your oyster.

I'm sitting here right now working on my etsy shop which means I'm also browsing cause face it,if you work on a computer for a living the sirens call to internet window shop is just too strong to ignore sometimes.I thought I'd put my slacking to good use and show off some of the vintage plus size items I've come across in my internet window shopping excursions that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

50s 60s Day Dress from PetticoatsPlus at $38 is a steal!
vintage etsy plus size1950s dress

1950s dress from simplicityisbliss for $40
vintage etsy plus size 50s dress

1960s Scooter dress from TheRubyOlive for $35
vintage etsy plus size 60s dress

Here is a darling 50's dress from BombshellShocked for a mere $28!
vintage etsy plus size 50s dress blue aqua

a hot little 80s does 40s dress from NodtoModVintage is on sale right now for $41.60
 vintage plus size 80s does 40s dress

This 1960s Jersey Dress is from my own shop for $38vintage plus size 1960s dress etsy

And last here is a 60's wiggle dress from CallMeChula for only $28

 vintage plus size 1960s dress etsy

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thanks Twila Jean.....

My birthday is at the start of the year.Twila Jean was sweet enough to send me a gift certificate to ModCloth for my birthday.It took a few weeks to decide what I wanted and when they were having a cabin fever sale I jumped at the chance to use my birthday present.For those of you that don't know I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan where the winters are VERY long and harsh.So here it is the end of April and yesterday FINALLY showed some spring weather with even warmer weather today.Sure,there is still a few feet of snow on the ground but it'll  be gone soon.I'm excited I can finally wear one of the dresses I got with my gift certificate from her and here it is!

 modcloth,leopard dress,rockabilly,art deco dame

Her gift certificate also covered some of the purse too which I was happy about.Originally the purse was $115.99 and its cute but whoa its not THAT cute!If you have that kinda cash to blow on a purse more power to you but I don't.On clearance for $34.99 was something I could do though and happily did.At first I was going to take the strap off but its amazing going shopping with the use of both hands!I'm so use to vintage handbags that I've certainly neglected the wonderful world of strap purses!

 orange leopard dress

Here is a close up of my cat eyes.I am thankful everyday that I found a pair in my reading prescription!

cateye,cat eye glasses,vintage eyewear,art deco dame,rockabilly

And for my fellow crazy cat ladies you know you're going "OMG kitty pillow!" so here is a close up of that bad boy.One of my favorite Indiana flea market finds from years ago.
 cat pillow,orange chair,leopard dress

Besides FINALLY getting to wear dresses again I am beyond thrilled that I can wear my cute shoes again.A girl can only take snow boots and rain boots for so long before it gets depressing and we had 6 months of snow this winter!I thrifted these when I was still in California a few years ago.
 vintage shoes,ballet flats,retro,feet

So thank you again Twila Jean for the birthday gift,it was so sweet of you to think of me!I hope you all have a great remains of the weekend.I'm off to make red velvet cupcakes with the girl child.

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Possum Has Passed On...

Checked my email this morning on my lap top and did a double take when I saw Yahoo News announcing the George Jones has passed  away at 81.I admit I got teary eyed.I like a wide variety of music and a lot of people roll their eyes when you say you like country but they're thinking modern country.George Jones was real country,the real deal.

Music can play such a huge influence in your life and Mr.Jones music definitely was a big one in my life.I was first introduced to him courtesy of my grandparents as a child.They'd sit in their chairs in the garage watching the neighborhood go by as the country station played on the radio in the backdground,a Budweiser in one hand,and a Marlboro red in the other.Because of his age I can't say I'm totally shocked BUT it does make me sad all the same.Though his psychical body is gone his music is eternal.Here are a few black and whites of George through the years.I hope you'll throw on some George Jones today in remembrance.

 young george jones cowboy hat

George Jones Classic Country guitar

 1970s george jones smoking badass outlaw country