Friday, March 26, 2010

Aqua Blue Heaven Friday: Strangers On A Train.


For today's Aqua Blue Heaven Friday pick, I found this great Vintage 50's Aqua Travel Case, on Etsy from seller Room For Cake.


I'm calling it a "train case", because I said so. Also, because there's something very old school romantic about travelling by train, wearing your platform heels and rayon dress, Vogue magazine tucked under one arm and carrying aboard a vanity case holding your lipstick and cigarette case and whisky flask (you know, the essentials), perhaps with a handsome, fedora-wearing gent at your side...Dreamy, right? Or sometimes trains can be evil and murderous, according to Hitchcock's 1951 movie plot to Strangers on a Train. Come to think of it, modern train travel isn't glamorous or romantic at all. In fact, it's pretty damn uncomfortable and smelly. So I guess Hitchcock's version is more accurate than my fruity fairytale version. Well that's a buzzkill, isn't it? Let's just make like Mr. Rogers and pretend it's all wacky hijinks like Marilyn and the crazy kids in Some Like It Hot instead.




Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Way-Out Wednesday: Tears On My Pillow.

Welcome to Way-Out Wednesday!


You know what I was just thinking to myself the other day? I was thinking: "Boy, do I wish I had a pillow made out of a Baptist Church Lady's hat and the satin drapes from an 1880's brothel with a blind, quadriplegic baby wearing a tomato slice on her head sticking out of the top. That would be great."

See, guys? Wishes do come true!



Vintage Doll Pillow available on Etsy from seller kimberly7099.


It's so awesome, I could cry.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Atomic Tuesday: Knock Me On My (gl)Ass!

Welcome to Atomic Tuesday!

I have no words for today's vintage pick. I can't...I just can't. No words to describe. Oh wait. Yes I do. Words like: "JUMPING JESUS ON A TRAMPOLINE, LOOK AT THESE GLASSES! HOT DAMN AND HOLY MOSES RIDING A SCOOTER! MAMA LIKEY. MAMA LIKEY ALOT! 7t@@#4@/8**!" (Yeah, there's some gibberish in there too. That's how much I love today's pick and the ridonkulous affect they have on me.) They'll knock you on your (gl)ass too, I bet!

See for thyself:

How much do you love these Vintage 50's Set of 8 Pink & Gold Atomic Starburst Glasses? And if you prefer your glasses to, say, have pictures of the Hamburgler and Mayor McCheese, swearing one day that your 1986 McDonald's juice glasses are certain to be top-dollar collectors items one day, well, then good luck with that. (Although, those kinda rock, too.)

(Glasses are currently available on Etsy from seller Patsy's Place.)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: Poodle Canoodle.

Welcome to the first Prints Charming Sunday of spring!

Today's vintage novelty print pick is this tooth-achingly sweet Vintage 60's Poodle Novelty Print Peignoir Set, available from seller Pinup Dresses:

It's girlie. It's pink. It's a poodle. It's a zombie poodle. Epic win.