Posts tagged ‘Retro’

Vintage Music: Downtown – Petula Clark

When I was a little girl living uptown this was one of my favorite theme songs, especially whenever we went to Times Square NYC. I still hear this song any time I go “Downtown”! Everyone has a “Downtown” right? So enjoy!


Vintage Music – Maleguena By The Tornados

Surf Music and Vintage Eye Candy! Wow!

It Pays To Change The View!

DSCN1457     Have you seen the upscale cane barrel chairs these days? If done right, they can be absolutely stunning! We picked up these two at an estate sale and had high hopes to re-upholster them, but somehow the natural tones grew on us. They were in such mint condition that, we agreed to just leave the fun to someone else. We have a lot of pieces we just leave in it’s natural state for others to appreciate and imagine in another form, so we place these in the Shabby Chic area.

     As spring arrives, so does the idea of spring cleaning, so needed! Thus, at the start of April, we began laying stuff out for artist  and other project junkies.  We also decided to re-do our window with the cane barrel chairs in a mid-century theme.  Wella!  They did not last a week! Sometimes it just pays to just change the point of view!



Look at what we found during our treasure hunt in New York City – an original Mid Century piece from the Rosenthal Nette created in Italy! OMG it is so gorgeous!  Unfortunately, it has a nick on the nose, but we bought it anyway. We plan to test our restoring skills and give it a proper place in our personal collection. I’d love to  hear from others on the best way to restore this type of pottery.

Vintage Music – Iron Butterfly ” In A Godda Da Vida -1968

Interesting name for a group – Iron Butterfly, brings to mind visions of strength, beauty and freedom.

Retro Mama

Vintage Drama

The beautiful atomic CAL.STYLE #2851 dip dish was just sitting in a corner waiting for me to rescue it and my goodness it is stunning. I am big on designs that not only look good, but has the flexibility to be used differently and this dip dish comes in three pieces making it most flexible for all your entertaining needs. The rich green glaze color is speckled with brown and gold hues making it a stunning conversational piece just sitting on your coffee table unused. Every time I find something like this, it is hard to part with it. Must be seen and placed in the right setting to appreciate. The dish is in mint condition no chips, crazing or cracks. Looks brand new.

Christmas In the Village

The Village of Lakewood, NY will be holding the annual ‘Christmas In The Village’ event on Dec 1, 2012.


One Mama who Loves Vintage, Mod and Anything Odd!!

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Artist, photographer and upcycler living in Vermont. Viewer of the world through eyes and lens.

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Short reviews on high quality films. No spoilers.


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