January 27, 2013

Updates & Instagram Round-Up: January 2013

Hello everyone! Like many of you, we have been busy with life, getting our Etsy business off the ground, and working to make this blog better. We are anxious to put some new items we've acquired on the shop.  We'll post some sneak-peeks soon!
A tutorial is in the works, so please vote on our new poll underneath the Etsy heart!
And to show we are still alive--here are a few Instagram snapshots so far this year.
thrift store tags
Vintage 2-Speed SEARS fan 

vintage metal chair
Vintage earrings from a yard sale

Vintage suitcase curbside find
1960's record found in thrift store
Thanks for reading!

January 21, 2013

Nifty Finds of 2012

Hello everyone! 
 2012 seemed to come and go so fast! Looking back at our finds from vintage hunting, we've gathered up a few to share with you.

I was so excited when we found this Samsonite suitcase. The outside is in excellent condition and definitely still usable. The blanket has come in handy so many times! It is a great picnic blanket, throw, and  perfect to use in the car. At only $1, we are now going to keep our eyes open to things we usually don't gravitate towards...



Viv was so excited when Viola came home with the Pan-Am cards!

  1. Vintage brown suitcase- side of the road 
  2. Vintage Nordstrom scarf- vintage shop 
  3. Vintage geometric scarf- thrift store
  4. Burgundy faux crocodile bag- Goodwill in AZ 
  5. Vintage decks of cards, (Pan-Am, Western Airlines, Continental Airlines)- thrift store
  6. Handful of mystery books- 25 cents at our local library
  7. Vintage text books- estate sale
  8. Vintage Oscar de la Renta scarf- vintage store 
  9. Vintage white suede gloves- clothing swap
  10. Vintage striped clutch- thrift store
  11. Vintage plaid blanket- thrift store
What is your favorite find of 2012?
Sincerely, Vera

January 12, 2013

40 From the 40's

The 1940's was a great decade for movies in classic Hollywood! Some of our favorites came from this decade.

Here is a list of forty movies from the 1940's! 
The list covers all genres, drama to comedy, and mentions classics  and lesser known gems. These are listed in random order and are not ranked. See how many you've seen and which ones pique your interest!

"Saboteur" Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane
1. Sitting Pretty: Robert Young, Maureen O' Hara, Clifton Webb 
2. The Egg and I: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray 
3. Woman of the Year: Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn
4. Saboteur: Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane
5. The Major and The Minor: Ray
Milland, Ginger Rodgers
6. My Favorite Blonde: Bob Hope

"Springtime in the Rockies" Betty Grable
7. Miss Annie Rooney: Shirley Temple
8. The Fleets In: Dorthy Lamour, William Holden
9. Andy Hardy's Double Life: Mickey Rooney, Esther Williams
10. My Favorite Spy: Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr

 11. Springtime in the Rockies: Betty Grable

"Once Upon a Honeymoon" Ginger Rogers

12. The Doctor Takes a Wife: Loretta Young, Ray Milland
13. The Magnificent Ambersons: Joseph Cotton, Ann Baxter
14. Once Upon A Honeymoon: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers
15. Boston Blackie Goes To Hollywood: Chester Morris
"Boston Blackie Goes to Hollywood" Chester Morris
16. The Courtship of Any Hardy: Mickey Rooney


17. Sargent York: Gary Cooper

18. The Bachelor And The Bobbysoxer: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple
19. Moon Over Miami: Betty Grable, Don Ameche, Robert Cummings
20. The Stratton Story: James Stewart, June Allyson
21. Never Say Goodbye:Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker

"The More the Merrier" Jean Aurthur, Joel Mcrea, Charles Colburn

22. The Barkley's of Broadway: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

23. The More the Merrier: Jean Aurthur, Joel Mcrea, Charles Colburn
24.  I Was a Male War Bride: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan 

25. Foreign Correspondent: Joel Mcrea, Jane Wyman

"I Was A Male War Bride" Cary Grant
26. Random Harvest: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson

27. My Favorite Wife: Cary Grant, Irene Dunn
28. It Started with Eve: Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings
29. The Snake Pit: Oliva de Havilland, Mark Stevens
30. National Velvet: Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney 


"Laura" Dana Andrews
 31. High Sierra: Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

32. The Heiress: Montgomery Clift, Olivia De 'Havaland

33. The Third
Man: Trevor Howard, Orson Welles
34. Laura: Clifton Web, Gene Tierney
35. Murder My Sweet: Dick Powell
36. Mildred Pierce: Joan Crawford

"His Girl Friday" Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant
37. The Post Man Always Rings Twice: John Garfield, Lana Turner

38. His Girl Friday: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Baloney
39. Woman in the Window: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett
40. The Lost Weekend: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman


January 1, 2013

HATS MAGAZINE January 1968

Here are some pages from HATS magazine. The make-up of the models are great examples of dramatic 60s eye make-up trends. Enjoy!

Talk about Twiggy-esque babydoll lashes and eyelid crease!

No need to get your hair wet!