Saturday, November 28, 2009

In Some Aspects I Have Become My Mother...

It's not a bad thing,I love my mother very much.It's funny how we spend so much of our youth rebelling against our parents only to find as we sink further and further into adulthood that we're a lot like them...including the little oddities.

I remember when I was little friends coming over and asking who so and so was in a picture over here and that picture over there.I loved telling my friends about my moms made up family,the family she was proud to display.Most of my friends found that either really sad or creepy but they didn't really know my family so they didn't understand.I always got a kick out of the store bought family,the picture perfect people that came in the frame,surely it made more sense to keep them in the frame than *insert dysfunctional family member here*.

My own home is filled with that same thing but with vintage pictures.I have my own family hung around the house but also a great mix of people I have no idea about.I really love finding the ones that have the old celebrities in the frames and here are a few I've added to collection over the past few weeks.

I'm really excited about this one as I am a huge Vincent Price fan and of course Olga San Juan is pretty darn easy on the eyes too!

This gal here is just a pretty face but a pretty face she is indeed!

And last my most certainly not least Ursula Thiess!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

On To Better Homes...

I love selling vintage.Besides the fact that it lets me be a stay at home mom it's great to do what you love...unfortunately the pay is unpredictable and often times lousy but I love it and that's what counts.Now as any vintage seller will tell you one of the hardest things to do is let go of some things.Every seller has a bad habit of keeping things once intended to sell and really you can't fault us,some things are just TOO awesome to let go of.

One of my personal vices is curtains!I love,love,make my heart go pitter patter love midcentury drapery!I have boxes full of ones that do not fit my windows that I can't part with,it's sick,it's a disease!Of all the vices out there though it's not so could be worse,not like I'm robbing old ladies for money to buy crack rocks.

Recently I had a dear internet pal find me on Facebook,he has fantastic taste and when I use to sell on Ebay before I fell in love with Etsy he bought a few curtains from me here and there.As I peeked into his home photos album on Facebook tonight I noticed a pair of the curtains he'd bought years ago are in his guest room and I have to show them off here cause it's a real treat to see the things you love and had to part with go on to a good home that does them justice!

So here are those lovely curtains that just fit so well in the guest room of Mr.Thomas,this fella has good taste,love it and hope you enjoy too!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mama's Got a New Hat..

I won't lie clothes shopping for me is not fun,not right now anyway.I can't really buy things that are my old size (though I still do from time to time) cause I need another article of clothing in my closet that doesn't fit like I need another hole in the head.But I refuse to spend money on clothes I'm only going to wear a short time while I loose this last 20 pounds of baby weight.I consider it motivation to be stuck in a very limited wardrobe of what fits...though depressing from time to time.So what can a gal never have to worry about not fitting?HATS!Thus vintage hats are my current indulgence right now and here is my newest addition and a reasonable $4.00.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Head Vases How Do I Love Thee...

Let me count the ways..hmm,well... a lot!Sadly due to some financial hardships here and there my once great collection of head vases is pretty small now from selling them off.I am slowly rebuilding my collection and hope to reach the goal of one day having wall to wall head vases (or at least one wall covered in them)."Don't you think that'd be creepy?" my husband asks,if by creepy you mean awesome then sure yeah.

Here is the newest addition to the family I picked up a few weeks ago for $5.00,poor gal is missing and earring and she has a chip on one of her lashes but she's still just lovely!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick or Treat...

This year was my daughters first year trick or treating.She did very good,didn't get too scared by it all and used her good manners which does a mother proud.The walk home she proclaimed "Mama,this is the best day of my whole life",aw to be 2 again so easy to please.

My son though clearly too young for trick or treating still tagged along happily in the Baby Bjorn (seriously best invention ever for those of you that have a baby that refuses to be set down without crying about it).