Friday, March 19, 2010

Aqua Blue Heaven Friday: Cheers Of Joy.

It's Aqua Blue Heaven Friday!

It's milliseconds away from being o-fficially the 1st day of spring, so why not promote a vintage sweater? Ha! I scoff at you, spring. My love of sweaters knows no season.

I keep coming back to this particular sweater you'll see in a sec, mulling over whether I should buy it or not. It is, after all, my favorite color combo of all time (aqua & orange represent) and it demands to be worn with cuffed denim capris. It's sending me mixed signals~ are you an après ski sweater? Are you a cheerleader-inspired sweater? What are you and why won't you leave me alone?! Also, why can't I get "Oh, Mickey, you're so fine, You're so fine you blow my mind. Hey Mickey! Hey, Mickey!" out of my head now?

I decided not to buy it, only because it's wool and it seems the older I get, the more I have a weird reaction to wool, in a weird way that never bothered me before, weirdly. What gives? Stupid aging. Has this happened to anyone else before? Where something that never bothered you now irritates the bejesus out of you now? (Please say it's not just me.) At any rate, it's a freaktastically cool sweater and someone needs to buy it, or else I may resort to covering my torso in benadryl lotion and plastic wrap, just so I can wear it.

Behold the awesomeness, this Vintage 50's Aqua Boucle Rosanna Sweater, available on Etsy from seller Dear Golden:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Way-Out Wednesday: Rollin' With My Gnomies.

Welcome to a special St. Patty's Day Way-Out Wednesday!

Seamus the scary cracked-out garden gnome and Nadia his Russian mail-order teen bride would like to wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Vintage 50's/60's Doll Pair available on Etsy right now from seller smellyshoesvintage.

"There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head.
If a man doesn't drink when he's living,
How in the hell can he drink when he's dead?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Atomic Tuesday: Dueling Boomerangs.

Welcome to Atomic Tuesday!

Today's Atomic Tuesday pick is this incredible MID CENTURY LOUNGE CHAIR available on Etsy from seller Lunar Lounge Design:

The chair is done in a classic Eames-era style and made to order in different wood finishes. But the ginchiest (yep, I said it) part is of course the boomerang design on the backrest:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: Hellcats.

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday, cats and kittens! (That wasn't some cheesetastic 50's slang I was trying to pull on you. You'll see the tie-in in a minute.)

You know, I don't like cats. I'm sorry, but I don't apologise. Not a cat fan. But you know what I do like? I like offbeat, cat novelty prints. But you know what I like even more? Slightly evil, possibly possessed, borderline demonic cats. With laser eyes.

Case in point: this awesome Vintage 50's Kitten & Yarn Novelty Print Fabric, currently available from Etsy seller Coming Up Roses:

They'll steal your catnip. Then steal your soul. (But awww, they're so cuuuute!)