Thursday, July 21, 2011

And the winner is...


Congratulations! I will be contacting you shortly. :)

Thank you to everyone who visited my little blog and entered the giveaway. I plan to toss around more vintage goodness in the near future so stay tuned. Please feel free to follow my blog or Twitter for updates. Again, thanks for entering and happy thrifting!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hellcat Vintage Giveaway

Hi everybody! Not only do I love selling vintage I also enjoy giving it away to friends. Now I know we're only virtual friends but that still makes you eligible to receive fun gifts. No strings or hoops to jump through... just a comment saying you want to enter. The contest will start now and end on Wednesday, July 20th. The winner will be chosen by and will receive both items pictured below. I apologize to my International friends but this giveaway is for US residents only. Don't worry I promise to have another giveaway with you included. This giveaway is being paid for by me and is not sponsored by any company. Good luck! :)

The prizes...

1980's floral party dress
(click to view Etsy listing)

1980's shoulder bag in mustard yellow

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

favorite finds

a few of today's favorite thrifty finds...

1. flowers & ladybug crewel art, 2. shell t.v. lamp, 3. embroidered bag w/ wooden handle, 4. puppy cookie jar, 5. leather oxfords sz. 6.5

Thursday, March 31, 2011

TALK of the Town

I have had a slew of convos and inquiries about the Try A Little Kindness wall hanging in this listing so when Kellie of Wear It Out Vintage contacted me about hers I just had to find out how many of these gems were out there. Apparently there are several of us in the crewel club...


found via here’s looking at me kid


found via BrokenBabyBones


found via Wear It Out Vintage


found via bleubird vintage


found via Hellcat Vintage

Do you or someone you know own this same piece? If so, please feel free to post pics and show them off.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Happy (late) New Year! The time really flies by when you're neglecting your blog, huh? As you may have noticed I've deleted almost all of my old posts. While perusing through said posts I realized just how far off my original course I had roamed. My initial plan when starting this little space was to show off my latest thrift store finds, promote my Etsy shop and connect with other vintage loving gals. So starting today I am getting this vintage train back on track and what better way to do it then with my first ever Thrifty Finds post. It's not much but it's a start. Enjoy!

This week has been extremely slow in the thrifting department as most of my favorite shops are closed due to snow. However, last week turned up some pretty great finds... including my new arc floor lamp. I scored this beauty for just $14!
The chrome lamps are more desirable than the gold ones but I think the shape and finish match perfectly with my Curtis Jere. Another thrifty purchase... and for only $10!
I actually found this piece a few weeks ago but have yet to hang it. We're waiting on a carpenter friend of ours to help so we don't damage the walls. You would be shocked at how easily our apartment walls mar. I'm convinced they're made of paper mache and chicken wire.
As for the rest of my vintage finds... I scored a great no smoking sign, covered Pyrex casserole dish and miscellaneous clothing items. Some of which will be listed in my shop soon. ;)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What Would Norma Watson Wear?

It's no secret around my house that I *love* horror films. It is a guarantee that if you ever see me in a video store I will either be in the horror section or raiding the candy shelf. Several years ago I had the pleasure of working in a video store (hands down the best job EVER) and whenever I could get away with it I would have some blood drenched eyeballs popping out gut splattering flick playing on the in store TV. Lucky for me the store I worked at had a great selection of 70s and 80s horror so I had a lot of fun stuff to choose from. One of my favorites back then (and still is!) was Carrie.

Carrie wasn't the goriest of films by any means, but it certainly was disturbing. I won't go into details about the film because I'm pretty sure we've all seen or at least heard about it. What I will tell you about is my favorite character... Miss Norma Watson.

I loved Norma from the very first time she opened her bitchy little mouth. She may have been cruel and heartless just like her friends, but Norma had her a style all her own. While the other girls were wearing gauzy tops and chevron skirts, Norma was decked out in denim overalls. She wore chunky boots in a sea of espadrilles and red hot gym shorts while the other girls were basic in black. She had perfectly messy pigtails with jangly hair ties, an array of rainbow pins and a flowy prom dress topped off with her signature red cap. So my dear blogging friends this post is for Norma and all her individual glory. The next time you are having trouble finding your own style just ask yourself.... What Would Norma Watson Wear?

All images were found via Google images except for the vintage prom dress. It is available on Etsy and can be found -->here<--