Friday, February 29, 2008

High-Five Fridays #7



1) The Dean at CQ's got a cool post on antique tins -- with pictures!

2) LuLu's Vintage Blog is nifty.

3) GreenRemodel.net: For "homeowners who might be contemplating anything from new paint to a complete house remodel, who want to learn about practical "green" options. Lots of chatter out there about "going green" and "reducing the size of our environmental footprint," but, what does that mean, really? How do you translate that into doable changes under your own roof (or maybe the roof, too)?"

4) Coquette -- a fashion/style blog worthy of keeping an eye on.

5) Vintage Knitting is not only cool, but the blog offers free patterns too.

I know you know people that deserve high-fives... I could even be one of them. Find out how to give your High-Five Fridays here!

The purpose of this meme is to give high-fives to 5 people, posts, blogs and/or websites you've admired during the week. I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 5 high-fives on Friday. Trackbacks, pings, linky widgets, comment links accepted!

Visiting fellow High-Fivers is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your High-Fives in others comments (please note if NWS).



Wednesday, February 27, 2008

1957: 4 Out Of 5 Movie Stars Used

Joan Collins Lustre-Creme Shampoo.



Well, at least the ad didn't speak of 'squeaky clean' hair; Joan couldn't pull that off.

Via Collectors' Quest.

To Wed The Pope

You need the right hat.


And a few rules changed; but a girl's got to be prepared.

Photo via LJ's Vintage Fashion Community.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dots For Real




Info from Elva.Nu to you:
Prick means "dot" on swedish. And it also means "dick" on english. There. Now you know :) Photo: Daniel Knutsen Latex dress made by me

Latex Jackie O


For those who find domesticity a glamorous fetish.

Via Dovearea.

Robbing The Pirate's Chest (Or, Jewels For Your Matey, Arr!)






Via Hot Rod Voodoo Jewelry.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Lessons Learned In Vintage Fashion Photos: Tip #66



Martha did give a shit that she couldn't smell the rose; her shoulder blades were far more curvaceous than her bosom, so it made more 'sents' to lure others there.

Photo via LJ's Vintage Fashion Community.

Weird But Good Mute Monday

Shhhh, it's a mute Monday.

Though I expect your snorts and giggles are OK, I'm supposed to remain quiet -- at least after I make the introduction, anyway. Today's Mute Monday is Weird But Good.



Mod photo, saved on my pc.



Drunk sunflower pettipants from Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie (from my Stealing Satan's Red Panties post).



Surely You Jest recycled birdhouse available at Etsy.



Via, sent to me by Sweat Shop Sissy.

Last, but not least...


Being kitsch-slapped is weird but good!

Given to me by Kitschy Kitschy Coo, where they too specialize in Weird But Good. So, if you're in the mood for more, check 'em out.

Yeah, I wasn't entirely mute; but I did try.

If You Had To Choose...

Say you're one of three siblings and you have to decide which one of the following you get from the estate... Do you choose the dress, the table or the staircase?



My brain would explode.

But I still want the option to have at least one...

I choose the staircase/banister. (May I have the whole house?)

Via Flickr.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cuddle Him In Bed, This...

Woolen Bunny in Pink and Red (at Etsy).

Lessons Learned In Vintage Fashion Photos: Tip #23



Tip #23: Balance big hips with even bigger hair.

Photo via LJ's Vintage Fashion Community.

Art prints by Karin Grow





At Etsy.

Stepford Wives Had Choices

They could choose from 5 hairstyles.

Pink Pave Roadrunner Pin


Eclectic vintage glam from Cemetarian.

Rita Hayworth Paid For Her Lux Life



Via Collectors' Quest.

As Cute As A Button

Vintage plastic kitty buttons!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Be A Betty... Have A Betty

And eat it too.



Via Spuzz Light Year at LJ, found via Planet Fabulon.
Birdfight points us to Sista So Fine's 'Sailor Moon' post which features this epic grey coat with a sailor collar.


From there it was a few clicks to finding the store's Peace Now post, which features this fancy:



I love, Love, Love the vest -- enough to consider the whole look (with a shoe modification). After all, I adore over-the-knee socks.

Tip Your Top Hat

Corinthias makes
lovely hats, but I'm partial to the grande top hat.



This one is a chinese silk brocade top hat with satin ribbon band, but it can be made in all kinds of different fabrics -- for men and women. I'm thinking velvet myself.

High-Five Fridays #6



1) A high-five for Broncante's very charming Female Inheritance.

2) Simon of Space was released -- revised and in hardcover!

3) Thinking of going green at home? See Jenn's list of ideas.

4) Bread and Badger rescues old unwanted glass objects and etches them to new life. Very, very cool. (Via Thrift Store Love.)

5) That Grrl (a regular favorite, now added to the sidebar) posted ASCII art dragons.

I know you know people that deserve high-fives... I could even be one of them. Find out how to give your High-Five Fridays here!

The purpose of this meme is to give high-fives to 5 people, posts, blogs and/or websites you've admired during the week. I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 5 high-fives on Friday. Trackbacks, pings, linky widgets, comment links accepted!

Visiting fellow High-Fivers is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your High-Fives in others comments (please note if NWS).



Pretty As A Picture



Via Raven's blog.

BUST Magazine Crafter Call

BUST Magazine is excited to announce the first ever Spring Fling Craftacular set to take place on Sunday April 27, 2008 at The Warsaw in Brooklyn! After 3 years of enormously successful Holiday Craftaculars, BUST is ready to spring into step with our first ever Springtime craft fair and '90s themed dance! We're bringing the party back to Brooklyn with over 50 vendors, DJs, dancing, and drinks.

We are handpicking the most unique and talented crafters we can find from across the country to sell their wares from 11am until 9pm at the Warsaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Not only will we have the best in DIY shopping in town, but our Craftacular DJs will be spinning your favorite jams from the '90s for a Spring Fling dance that is too cool for school!

If you would like to participate as a vendor, applications are now available! There are no exceptions as to who can apply, and we'll consider everything: hip handmades, accessories, housewares, vamped up vintage clothing, knitwear, silk-screened items, cosmetics, paper goods, handbags, cards, and whatever else your crafty canny brings to the table. Here's how to participate:

1. Fill out our online vendor application, which can be found at http://www.bust.com/craftacular/spring.fling.apply.html
Applications will only be accepted online and must be submitted by March 30, 2008.

2. Pay the required non-refundable $10 application and processing fee that is payable at the time you submit your application. Checks and money orders should be made payable to BUST Magazine (78 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011, Attention: BUST Spring Fling Craftacular 2008) and must be postmarked by March 26, 2008 for your application to be considered. We will notify all applicants of their status on Tuesday April 1, 2008. If you are accepted as a vendor, your deposit will go towards the full booth fee of $225 due by April 11, 2008. All application and processing fees are non-refundable.

For a list of frequently asked questions, go to http://www.bust.com/craftacular/spring.fling.faq.html

Got questions? E-mail us at craftacular@bust.com.

Be a sweetheart and tell all your crafty pals about BUST's Spring Fling Craftacular by forwarding this email widely!

Saving the last dance for you,

Dawn Mauberret (your Craftacular coordinator)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Calling Hep-Kittens!



Via PenGwynne Art.

13 Vintage Sewing Patterns


Thirteen Vintage Sewing Patterns


Now there's a Wiki for Vintage Sewing Patterns. It's quite cool, however you can't browse by image; so unless you know what you are looking for by pattern maker and pattern number, it's a bit bulky... I recommend using the "Random page" feature for browsing.

Many thanks to Rita at the Cemetarian blog for showing this to me!


McCall 8421


Butterick 9757, dress and purse


Lucille Ball robe pattern


Vogue dress S-4997


Vogue 8867


Butterick 9148


Marian Martin 9829, girls


Nan Grey Hollywood pattern


Vintage blouse with peplum, Advance 1659


McCall 8376


McCall 8411


1930's Advance #1892


McCall's 3459



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