Friday, February 26, 2010

Aqua Blue Heaven Friday: You Want Fries With That Shake?

Welcome to Aqua Blue Heaven Friday!

Today's pick is a little off the beaten path (what? nooo.) Shocking, indeed. It's not a to die for aqua dress or some kind of crazy cool, over the top jewelry or even an amazing piece-o-furniture. It's....sheet music. Now before you start runnin' yer pieholes about how it couldn't possibly be more boring (hello, Chandler Bing), (also, now I want pie), this isn't any ordinary sheet music. It's polka sheet music. Hell yeah, it is!

It's called "The Too Fat Polka- She's Too Fat For Me" by Arthur Godfrey. I know what you're thinking: "oh my gaaaawd, that's so awfuuuul, how ruuude, I'm offendeeeed", (apparently I envision you all talking like 1980s valley girls). But as a not-size-0 gal myself, I'm telling you, ya gotta get over it and appreciate it for what it is~ campy, delicious corn from the 1940s! (Also, now I want corn.) You're still not over it? Well, that's OK, because the Andrews Sisters retaliated back in 1947 with their version called "The Too Fat Polka- He's Too Fat For Me". (Right on, sisters!)

And for your listening pleasure, here's the foot-stompin', finger poppin', head banging, actual song by the actual Arthur Godfrey:

Yep. Corn rocks pretty hard.

Vintage 1947 Too Fat Polka Sheet Music currently available on Etsy from seller Art Deco Dame.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Knit Wits, Part 9: Fun Not Included.

I have nothing super witty to say about this, except that I find the poor ol' sap's beaten-down expression and the supreme cheesiness of this picture pretty damn funny. It'd be satirical good fun if it was modern, but no! While it resembles the setup of a moderately amusing Saturday Night Live skit, the graphic comes out of a Vintage 1960s Stitchcraft Knitting Manual:

No. No they're not.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Way-Out Wednesday: Art Attack.

It's [a super late for no good reason for my actions] Way-Out Wednesday!

Today's collection of supercool oddities comes in the form of digital pieces-o-art, from Etsy seller Lewie's Playhouse. Explanation of technological how-to is beyond my feeble basic computer know-how, but all's I can say is this guy takes retro images, slaps 'em together, collages the hell out of 'em, gets the finished product onto paper, and finally signs them, all fancy-like. See? My tech knowledge is pathetic. I should be ashamed if I wasn't so indifferent. I really can't explain how he does it. All I know is that I love these pictures!

Behold, the wonders of someone who knows what the hell they're doing!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Atomic Tuesday: To Serve Man.

Welcome to Atomic Tuesday!

I found thee coolest buffet on Etsy today. There are 2 reasons I'm not hoarding it for myself like the obsessive hoardy-pants that I am. Because:

A.) I'm nowhere even remotely close to Forth Worth, Texas to pick it up in person.


B.) I bet the shipping cost to haul this sucker is ridonkulous. Plus I'm way frugal and can talk myself out of most big purchases if I don't absolutely *need* it. Hell, I talk myself out of $9 shoes from Payless.

But if you're in need of a swell vintage buffet and/or live near Forth Worth and/or are a Mr. and/or Mrs. Moneybags and can shell out the clams for shipping, may I submit to your approval, this:

Vintage 50's Atomic Starbursts Buffet Server Table

It's not in perfect shape (hence the $100 price tag), the seller's pictures are not phenom and there's alot of crazy going on with it (makes me wonder how much of it is original and how much has been added/altered?). So I'll explain in short sentences:

Aqua glitter laminate top has black starbursts.

Faux marble clock front. (Really, you ask?! Really. How deliciously odd and unnecessary. My 2 favorite things.) Etched glass sliding doors.

Green sides/front drawers have gold dots and black starbursts.

See what I mean? Lots of crazy- but that's why I dig it! Am I crazy? Have I lost all sense of cool? Am I void of good taste? Probably. But what do you think?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: Whole Lotta Chicken Going On

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday! Today's post title will be alot more amusing in a minute when you see what today's vintage pick is! Actually ... come to think of it ... I'm probably the only one who's easily amused by these corny puns and cheesy titles, sooo ... it probably won't be very amusing at all.

Today's vintage novelty print is this Vintage 1950s Chicken Print Blouse- and good news, it's neither impossibly tiny at a 44" bust or ridiculously overpriced, at a decent 50 clams!

Look at all that cock. (Awww, come on, you know there's no room for good taste here! Surely you saw that one coming?) The blouse is currently available on Etsy from seller Coronet Weeds Vintage.