Archive for the ‘Vintage Cool’ Category

Vintage Cool: Purple Flowers

Vintage Creamer with Bamboo Handle

What a great way to use a vintage Japanese creamer – thanks for sharing, Mom Walds Place!

I have a new slogan…

This pretty much encompasses the state of affairs at my house – how about yours?

Vintage Tray?

This would make a great embroidery pattern, or slogan for cross stitch, don’t you think?

Thanks for sharing, giddy99!

Vintage Cool: Who is Daisy?

Please help SewingObsessed identify this girly bit of vintage goodness:


She reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake with a touch of Holly Hobby…do you know who Daisy is?

Vintage Cool: Great Finds

OK, the bird plate at the top? Totally want it:

Dresser in our kitchen

The rest ain’t so shabby either. Thanks for sharing, H is for Home!

And why don’t I ever hit up the thrift store and find something cool like this?

Josef Schott for Smalandshyttan Vase

Studio Reb did some research and found that her $1 thrift store find is worth something $100. Nice find!

Vintage Cool: COLOR


This made me smile. Thanks, swelldesigner!

Vintage Cool: LOVE

I love a well-composed vintage shot. And I love these letters:

Brass Vintage Stencils from A to Z

Thanks for sharing, Artful Vintage!

Vintage Cool Crewel

I love this crewel piece from 1975 that Love to Sew posted in the pool:

Crewel embroidery 1975

What I love even more – she shared the pattern! So if you’d like to stitch up this bit of vintage goodness, you can. I know I will!

Vintage Cool: Cornucopia of Vintage Goodness

I love when I make things for gifts, but I HATE having to hold on ye olde blog post until I’ve given the gift! Well, stay tuned folks – next week I should have a cool tutorial posted. You’ve been warned.

We’re transitioning into summer here. Last week the Monkey was SICK with a tummy bug, and now we’re out of school. I hope to keep the blog up, and not blog droughts of – ahem – a week like last week.

I might not have projects to post, but there’s always Vintage Cool! We’ve had a lot of stuff posted in the past week. And this pic encompasses several cool items that appeared in the pool, all in one:

Thrift, Consignment and Yard Sale Finds

My folks used to have (and might still have) one of those hard suitcases* with the lock and all. I’m not sure the story behind it – how old, etc… – but I loved it. It was hard and like a tank and was clearly meant to take a beating.

And the perfume bottle? Ladies in blogland, who out there dreamed of having stacks of perfume bottles on a vanity? Didn’t that seem the very essence of adulthood? I wonder what little girls do now….I do well to put on body spray out of a plastic bottle! Good thing I have boys…

And the tin pieces in this photograph are lovely. Love that cake tin.

Thanks to Alpenglow Vintage for sharing!

*ETA: This isn’t a suitcase, but a travel bar set. So Mad Men, eh? My comments regarding tanklike luggage still stand.

Vintage Cool: Weiner Dog Howlin’

I gasped when I saw this:

Vintage Wiener Dog Planter

I grew up with dachshunds – my parents have a weiner dog now named Tony – and they’re such cool dogs. So this definitely made me smile! Thanks to Artful Vintage for sharing!

Vintage Cool: Invasion of the Dutch Cleaning Ladies

I love vintage advertising. Maybe it’s the Mad Men cool of it, but I think mostly because some of them are a bit odd – like this one advertising that little Dutch cleaning ladies will descend upon your house:

Teeny Weeny Dutch Cleaning Ladies Attach RED ROOF House!

Thank you for sharing, finsbry!