Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Hall of Fame

Here is an amazing tiki shot glass, its one of the most unique sets we have seen! It recently sold on our eBay store quicker than it took to post lol. Check out our shop at the link above for more great finds. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

How to make friends by Telephone

Have you ever gotten a phone call by someone that sounds rude or like they don't care? We think everyone needs to read this as a reminder of proper phone etiquette. Currently, with so much new technology, it's so easy to avoid one on one contact with others. We have become so impersonal with things like texting. Sure, it's a quick way to communicate, but it's so much nicer and thoughtful to call someone now and then. Perhaps it's something that'll vanish like cursive writing? For those of you who'd like to know how to make friends over the phone, here's how 40s style. Enjoy!

Images brought to you by Scott Steffens and Retronaut.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vintage Valentines!

Have you been thinking about vintage or vintage inspired valentine's day cards to make for your valentine? Here are a few cute, silly, and strange ones. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vintage Finds!

So, today we'd like to share with you all some amazing things we picked up.

This rhinestone brooch. Very cute.
A couple milk glass vases. We love milk glass, you don't see much of it anymore...
This pair of decorative birds with the artist's name on them!

We hope to share with you more of our finds and vintage shopping adventures soon. Some of these items are available for purchase at our eBay store feel free to share some of your vintage shopping adventures :) : my desire vintage. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Well.... its raining here is Los Angeles. It doesn't rain here often, so as you can guess I'm not prepared! It doesn't rain here often so I searched online and found these AMAZING vintage/antique style umbrellas! The site is called Bella Umbrella. They have just about the most unique umbrellas ever... for rent that is. So, if you have a special event coming up, like a wedding or graduation, you can rent one of these beauties for about $20. They have some styles for sale but they're a bit pricey. I may order, one of these to protect me form the sun on our famously hot days. :) 

My favorites are the pagoda and the double layered, which one is your favorite?

*Images were taken off the Bella Umbrella website*

Saturday, February 4, 2012

How to be a Retronaut

I recently stumbled on this site and wow.... it's like seeing history in images! You can see just about ANYTHING from 17th century skeletons from the catacombs of Rome, 1950's pin-ups and movie stars, to Video Game ads from the 1980's and 90's. The site is founded in England by Chris Wild. He describes a Retronaut as "someone who goes back in time using just perception". He believes you can open creative possibilities by changing how you think of time.
His site does just that. You can travel to any time period.... visually that is! I encourage you all to take a look at this site, it's an experience you won't soon forget!

Gil Elvgren pin-up

Remains of St. Maximus 17th century.
Atari ad for E.T. video game.

Friday, February 3, 2012

"The Day the Music Died"

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of that fateful day of February 3, 1959 when Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash in an Iowa field. They died at a time when rock n' roll was very young and were all pioneers in their own right. Their music continues to influence artists today and I for one am a big fan! Let's take a day to commemorate these legends...

Here are some of my favorite songs by them. This is Ritchie Valens' "Framed":

Big Bopper's "White Lightning":

and Buddy Holly's "Baby won't you come out tonight":