Friday, June 4, 2010

Giveaway Time: The Vintage Housewife

It's giveaway time! This month's theme is "the Vintage Housewife", offering a selection of vintage and retro items to make you a good little wifey. (Naturally there's barware involved! Like you had to ask. For making a rum and Valium on the rocks, of course.)

(Remember: as soon as I hit 300 followers, we're gonna do an extra special giveaway, something out of my own collection!) So let's shut up and get on with it already...



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1.) Vintage melamine creamer and vegetable bowl.

2.) Retro (read: brand new, not vintage) glass & metal cocktail shaker set.

3.) Retro (again, not vintage) bowling-themed plates.

4.) 3 vintage aprons (a sheer yellow organdy apron is hidden under the others). The red floral & cherries print feed sack one is likely 30's.

5.) Vintage 50's/60's white beaded, 4-strand necklace.

6.) A handful of vintage (80's, but still vintage!) recipe note cards with a gingerbread man & jellybean print!

7.) Vintage cateye sunglasses with glitter! They are prescription, but a low one- I wore them even while wearing contacts. (Not perfect, but still wearable.)

8.) Set of 2 vintage Libbey Silver Leaf wine glasses.




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As always, anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to enter! You don't have to do a thing, just leave a comment. And no worries about shipping costs: This contest is totally free to all who enter! Winner will be picked at random by an online name-picker program a week from today on June 11th. Good luck!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Way-Out Wednesday: Don't Send In The Clowns! Part 3

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Welcome to Way-Out Wednesday, bringing you the finest weird vintage crap available on the internet! For all you newcomers, "Creepy-Ass Clowns" has become a favorite theme around here, so please "enjoy" today's pick...



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Asschin O'StankPants would like to be hired by you for your kid's next birthday party! Asschin O'StankPants would also like you to know that he brings all his own equipment. Like that rope. For doing rodeo type stunts. (Kids like that, right?) Yep, that's it. Stunts. Not for choking. Definitely not for choking. Nope. Asschin O'StankPants hopes your living room carpet has been Scotchgarded.


Vintage 60's/70's Signed Clown Painting, currently available on Etsy from seller BackGarage for $46. You're welcome.




Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Atomic Tuesday: Let's Bake Love

Welcome to Atomic Tuesday! (Thanks to the 3 day weekend, it feels very Monday today, doesn't it? I'm all verklempt and wrong-feeling today!)

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First some quick announcements! Don't worry, they're good ones. (But you can still chew your Hubba Bubba and read your Archie comics at the back of the class, I won't tell.)


First: I realise I haven't done a vintage giveaway in a LONG time- not since December. (D'oh!) So stay tuned for one coming up soon- probably this week if I remember or am sober enough. I won't give away any details, but I can tell you the theme is "The Vintage Housewife". (Sorry, no hot pool boy will be included.)


Second: I'm quickly approaching 300 followers, which is both crazy cool and insane to me! Who knew so many of you have masochistic tendencies to like this strange, train wreck of a blog of mine. (And yes, I did just say "crazy cool" because apparently it's 1992 I'm a member of TLC.) Keep following, my homies, because once I get to 300 followers I'm going to do a vintage giveaway of epic proportions! (You know, sort of.) It's something very special from my personal collection of vintage PINK things! I think you'll like it...



Onto Atomic Tuesday!



I'm really into big pops of red lately, which is odd because everything in my house is pink, pink, and ohmygodenoughalready, pink. I don't know if it's these long bouts of rain we've had lately and I'm looking for some kind of cheery escape or if it's because I'm a Scorpio and red is like, our "thing". Or maybe who the hell cares why and just get over it already because red is awesome, end of story? (Yep. That's it.) So today's vintage pick combines both the excellent factor of atomic awesomeness and red. Win/win, I say!


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Isn't it the awesomest/ginchiest/raddest/enter-any-slangy-adjective-of-your-choice-here? I adore this Vintage Red Starburst Casserole Baking Dish!

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Atomic casserole currently available on Etsy from seller JudyGoVintage.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing all my friends in the States a fab Memorial Day! May you eat, drink and be merry all day long. And now, here are some fantastic, classic shots of our boys in uniform during the WW11-era 1940s and their pinup art. Enjoy!


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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: Americana, The Beautiful

Welcome to a Memorial Day-inspired Prints Charming Sunday!

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In honor of tomorrow being Memorial Day here in the States, I figured we really should rock some kind of apropos vintage novelty print, so let's get right to it! I really dug around for today's theme, wanting to stray from the usual red/white/blue theme and find something a little more unusual. But, you know, in a good way. Duh. Hopefully you'll appreciate the kitschy goodness of today's vintage as much as I do!

I give you today's pick, this Vintage 60's Americana Novelty Print Dress:


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Americana-themed dress is currently available on Etsy from seller Loulou's Vintage!