Saturday, January 2, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: A Rose Is A Rose

It's time for the first Prints Charming Sunday of a brand spankin' new year! I'm sure like for many of you, here in the northeast it's been exceptionally windy and cold and, well duh, winter. So I thought we could all use a little summer kick in the pants today, with this adorable Vintage 40's Rose Print Puff Sleeve Dress.

I realise it's not really a novelty print, but you have to admit, it is really adorable, so there. Dress currently available from Julie of Damn Good Vintage.

Friday, January 1, 2010

All Is Quiet On New Year's Day

Happy New Year's Day, kiddies! Gonna skip today's Aqua Blue Heaven Friday theme for obvious reasons. Not because of feeling slightly hangover-ish and wanting to dive head first into a pile of cheese pizzas then take a nap on the couch for a couple hours, no! No,... it's becasue... I'm out saving hobos and puppies while a Sarah McLachlan song plays in the background while I simultaneously pick up trash form the side of the road while a Native American stands by and cries. Yep! That's pretty much exactly why.

I'll return to our regular blog themes starting this Sunday. Right now I have a very important nap to take- I mean world to save! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, December 31, 2009


...Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish to everyone a swanktastic New Year's eve! Party like it's 2009. I for one will be a tv zombie, watching the Twilight Zone marathon that plays this time on the the SciFi channel every year. I'm a nutbag for that hot piece-o-manmeat called "early 60's William Shatner" who starred in a few of the episodes.

Behold the Shatner deliciousness, in one of my favorite TZ episodes called "Nick of Time", where the Shat and his wife get stuck in a small town while their car is being fixed and he gets addicted to a fortune-telling machine in the town's diner.

Hello, lover.

Have a happy stinkin' New Year, my lovelies! Here's hoping 2010 sucks a little less than 2009 did. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Way-Out Wednesday~ Before They Were Famous: Princess Leia.

It's the last Way-Out Wednesday of the year, my little sugarplums! And what better way to celebrate it than with a "New Year's" theme? (Mass amounts of booze is better. A smorgasbord of cheese and cocktail weenie appetizers is better. Even popping a couple Nyquils and sleeping through the whole depressing night is better. OK, you know what? Let's move on already.)

"I am sent to wish you Luck.
Meet the New Year
with lots of Pluck!
'Cuz I'm the nurse who likes to F..."

Before she made it big in Hollywood, a young Princess Leia worked the Sunset Strip as a Traveling Naughty Telegram delivery girl. It was a dark time for the Skywalker family.

Vintage 1914 New Year's Postcard, available from Etsy seller Sharon Foster Vintage.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Atomic Tuesday: Kiss My Ash.

It's Atomic Tuesday, kiddies!

And this week's atomic find is this Vintage Set of 2 Star Glow by Royal China Ashtrays.

Political correctness, to hell with you I say! I love vintage ashtrays and collect them when I can score them for a song and a dance, which is becoming less frequent these days it seems. Has smoking gotten such a bad rep that people just throw out their old ashtrays, assuming no one smokes anymore? Firstly, I would never use an ashtray as cool as this, with it's starburst-y goodness, as an actual ashtray. It's just too cool to be schmutzed up. But if anyone else chose to, go right ahead, what the hell do I care? Smoke 'em if you got 'em, I say. Secondly, do people forget that you need not be a smoker to like vintage ashtrays? They have a plethora of other uses, such as holding spare change and that random key or single button that you just can't bring yourself to throw out because you just know one day you'll find the shirt that's missing that very same button and you'll eventually figure out that the key is actually a spare you had made because you kept losing them to your '86 Honda Civic, which you haven't even owned for 15 years but what a great feeling it is to finally figure it out and throw it away after all this time. You see where I'm going with this, right?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Knit Wits, Part 6: Dear John

Ok... let's see what I've written so far:

"Dear John,
By the time you read this, I will be gone. Wait. No, not like that! I'm not killing myself over you, you big dumb idiot. I mean gone to Reno! I'm leaving you, in case you're too drunk by now to figure that out, super genius. Remember all those nights I said I was down at the bingo hall with my sister Margaret? Yeeaah...more like we were working the night shift at the Kitty Kat strip club. You couldn't imagine how much a twin sister act kills around there! Why else would I come home smelling like Budweiser and rage? Furthermore, how did you think I was able to buy us the luxuries we've had around the house, like sliced Wonder bread? You actually think your pitiful workers comp checks from that time an Acme anvil disguised as a bag of feathers fell out of a 6th story window onto your head are paying the bills?! I don't think so, buddy. Oh! And one more thing: you know how you always said that our little Johnny looks more like your brother than you? Yeeaah,...about that. We need to talk.


Yep. That about covers it.

Vintage 50's Sweater Pattern currently available from Vintage Pattern House.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Prints Charming Sunday: Stormy Weather

Welcome to this week's Prints Charming Sunday!

I trust you all had a smashing holiday? Me too! Though, the weekend's been weird, weather-wise, and a bit of a Christmas bummer. We northeasterners were supposed to get ice and sleet, instead it got really warm and rainy. And it's supposed to be crazy cold again this week. What the balls, mother nature? You jerk. Feels more like spring 'round these parts than winter and I gotta say, it makes me pretty stabby. So instead, I'll just ignore it all and eat another Christmas cookie and then bitch about it later that my ass won't cram into my acid-washed Sassoons. (See the joy and mirth in store for you in the future?!)

So to go along with our bi-polar weather, check out this wicked cute Vintage 60's Rain Drop Novelty Print Vinyl Cape. Not only am I bringing comfortable-albeit-fashionably-retarded Mom Jeans back, I'm bringing capes back too.

Cape currently available on Etsy from Empress Jade Vintage.