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Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 24th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We spent a little time at the flea market and even fit in a date night at our favorite sushi place. We’ve been talking about taking a nice vacation next spring some time and have been thinking about some of the great national parks like Yellowstone or Yosemite or Sequoia. So, this week I thought I would share a few vintage nick nacks from our nations amazing national parks. Check em’ out:


Vintage Green1960s Chalkware Souvenir Piggy Bank, Paradise Valley, Mt. Rainier National Park from Planet Alissa


Yellowstone National Park Vintage Souvenir Travel Patch from Voyager – New In Original Package from Heyday Road Trip


Vintage 50s Wyoming State Souvenir Silver & Green Enamel Bracelet Charm from So Cal Jewel Box


1950s New Mexico Travel & Tourism Ad Vintage Advertising Carlsbad Canyons National Park Illustrated Print, Wall Art Decor from Ad Vintage Com


Great Smoky Mountains National Park Vintage Red Felt Pennant – Banner – Flag – Day-Glo from You Bet Your Glass Etc.


vintage souvenir plate – Yellowstone National Park from Forrestina Vintage


Yellowstone National Park Vintage 50s Souvenir Tablecloth Cactus Cloth Yucca Print DavisCo from Rare Rags and Treasures


Vintage Log Cabin Ceramic South Dakota Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Badlands National Park from Randall Johnson Blades


BADLANDS, North & South Dakota – 1950s postcard sets – Tichnor Quality Views, Photo souvenir folder: National Monument from Cammoo


Ruins Trail to Citadel-Nalakihu – Wupatki National Monument Brochure {1952} Vintage Paper Ephemera from Jessica Ann’s Emporium


Vintage Smoky Mountains Souvenir Plate – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Tennessee North Carolina – 1950’s Kitchen Art Wall Decor Dish from Zippity Doodle



Moro Rock Sequoia National Park Bracelet Charm Vintage Bates & Klinke Sterling Silver from Sterling Revival

Aren’t they so cool! I love vintage travel souvenirs! Although I love them all, I think the piggy bank is my absolute favorite this week. What about you? Anything strike your fancy? I hope you enjoy browsing through these fantastic Etsy vintage shops as much as I did this week. I’ll be back soon with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 18th

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We took the pups on a walk and also took a trip to the flea market and the dog park. It was a pretty good weekend, especially for the dogs! There were some gorgeous vintage enamel daisy brooches at the flea market this weekend I was swooning over. Daisies are definitely some of my favorite flowers ever! So, this week I thought I’d share some beautiful vintage daisy finds with you guys. Here are just a few of my favorites:


40s Vintage Floral Bolero in White Lace Daisies Vintage 1940s Cropped Lightweight Summer Shrug Size Small from Stutterin’ Mama


1930s Dress // Daisy Love Cotton Dress // vintage 30s dress from Deth Rose Vintage


The Daisy Housecoat ~ Vintage 40s Painted Silk Long Sheer Robe S ~ HUGE Celluloid Buttons from LaBelle Boudoir


Late 1950s Deweese Daisy Applique swimsuit and matching cover up–near pristine! from Le Dressing De Mabel


1950s Medium Hat Straw Sun Daisy Daisies Floral Flower Summer Church Wedding Retro Pin Up Resort Beach Kitsch Rockabilly Picnic Kawaii Doll from Topanga Hidden Treasures


Vintage Dainty Painted Oval Link Bracelet Yellow Goldtone Metal 1950s 1960s Fashion from WM Daughter


1950s DAISY ENAMEL brooch- fair vintage condition from Buckaroo Bear


1950s Vintage DAISY Necklace & EARRING Set Hand Colored Plastic from The Popular Jewelry


1940s Vintage Feed Sack Fabric Dish Towel 37″ x 37″ Cornflower Blue Daisy Printed Dishtowel Tea Towel Kitchen Quilting Crafts Cotton Flower from Hand Maid Marian


Glass Tumbler Culver Daisy Flower Floral Beverage Water Swanky Swig White Unique Applied Design from DDB7


1930’s divided serving tray with rattan handle, handled serving plate made in Japan from Mathilda’s Attic



10% OFF! 1950s MAXEY, 19″ Tray, Center Design Navy Background, White, Red Daisies, White, Gold Leaves, Boarder, White w Red, Gold Daisies from Gwendalysa Arts

It was so hard to narrow down my list this week, there were so many amazing items to choose from! I love them all! The swimsuit, and the house coat and the dress, I can’t even find words for them! Do you all have a favorite this week? Be sure to check out these awesome Etsy shops too, there are some great vintage goodies in them! I’ll be back next week with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Vintage Crafts- DIY Knotted Plant Holder


Hey everyone! Today I am back to share another vintage craft with you all! A little while back I snagged a vintage copy of a 1957 Popular Mechanic’s Special, 200 one evening projects, for my hubby. There are some great projects in here. Most of them are woodworking projects, but there are a few general crafts too. I came across this vintage planter holder made from roping and thought it would be a fun summery project to share!

Here is the Original:

pm plant holder instructions copy


I found this project to be super easy! I think it took me maybe fifteen minutes from start to finish. I really love how easy it is to customize to whatever vessel you choose to use. I used a cobalt blue ceramic mason jar and instead of rope I used paracord. I followed the instructions pretty to the point. I did not add beads to the sides since my beads did not have holes large enough for multiple strands of cord. I added my lucite stripe beads to the top of my planter to dangle. Instead of braiding the top I tied a knot and then another knot a couple of inches above that one to have a hole for hanging. Then I strung and knotted beads on my loose strands at the top to dangle.


I am planning on hanging this cutie out on my screen porch to use as a flower vase. I think I may make another one with my old colander and use it as a planter. This Popular Mechanics mag is brimming with all kinds of projects! I am looking forward to sharing many more with you guys in the future! I’ll be back soon with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 10th

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend. We both worked through the weekend here, and spent a little time summer cleaning the chicken coup. One of my favorite things is hanging out in our backyard on the weekends in the hammock with a book. This week I thought I would share some of my favorite summery grass green vintage finds with you all today. Check em’ out:



vintage 1950s dress / 50s green cotton plaid dress / 1950s full skirt dress from Simplicity is Bliss


Mid Century Serving Dish, Retro Palissy Kelly Green Kontiki Atomic Oval Serving Platter 1950s from Keepsies


Vintage GE Transistor Radio P-726A, Retro Turquoise Green Transistor Radio, Portable Radio, 1950’s Transistor Radio, General Electric Radio from RD1 Vintage


Vintage 1940s green desk lamp with yellow fabric wire from Rustic Italia


Rare Scotts Lawn Care Book 1948 / Instructional, How-To, Green Thumb / Reusable Ring Binder, Set Prop from Atty’s Vintage


2 1950’s Crochet Pot Holders-Pretty Green and White-Never Used from Moon Maiden Emporium


vintage starburst lighter – 1950s-60s mid century green atomic Five Star reusable lighter pristine in original box from Mk Mack


1950s Plas-tex Jadite Green Plastic Salt and Pepper Shaker Set from Houseless Homewares


Retro 1950s Green Tea Trio from Lavender Rose Cottage


VINTAGE JAPAN 1950’s Green Pair of Geta , Child Geta , Wooden Flip Flap , Kids Sandal , Rabbit Motif , Small Size , New Old Stock from Time Trip and Co.


Vintage 1950s Green Plastic Jaguar XK120 Roadster Car Toy Made In U.S.A. XK 120 Convertible Matchbox from Vintage Inquisitor



1950’s Vintage Wallpaper – Green and White Floral Wallpaper with Bird from Hannah’s Treasures

I love all of these green beauties! I love this color! I really love the radio and the serving tray. Do you have a favorite this week? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful Etsy vintage shops as much as I did this week! I’ll be back next week with more vintage fun. Until then…Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- August 3rd

Happy Monday everyone! Well July just flew by didn’t it! My sister was in town for most of July, which was lovely! School will be starting soon, but we have a few more weeks of summer left, and I will be enjoying them fully! Today I am going to share some of my favorite vintage gingham goodies with you all. Gingham is one of my favorite prints ever!  It’s a classic and will never go out of style. Gingham is a print proven to stand the test of time. My finds this week span from the 40’s through the 80’s. Check them out:


ON SALE 1940s Dress / 40s Day Dress / 1940s Blue and White Gingham Dress from Coldfish Vintage


Opal white glass Flour canister – Red gingham kitchen retro decor box – Arcopal French vintage 1970s seventies from French Baguette


Better Homes Gardens New Cookbook Recipe Binders 1930s 1940s 1937 1941 1948 Blue Red Plaid Cover My New Better Homes Gardens Cook Book from Laura’s Last Ditch


Rare Taylor & Kent bone china sugar bowl, 1930s from Priddey Things


Federal Glass Plaid Tumbler Set of 8, Kitchen and Dining Drinkware, Gingham Plaid Glassware Set from Minnie’s Flea


Vintage Mikasa, Country Gingham, Mint Taffy, Salad Plate, Mikasa Plate, Retro Mikasa, 1970s, Green, Pink, Neon Green, Pink Tulips, Kitsch from Molly Finds


Darling 1950s Gingham Eyelet Playsuit S from Q’s Daydream


Vintage 1950s Gingham Embroidery Patterns Cross Stitch pdf from Rebecca’s Vintage Salon


Vintage Gingham Horse Show Ribbons Brown and Yellow Checked Prize Ribbons with Rosettes from Buckeyes and Bluegrass


Vintage 1980s Women’s Apron / Yellow Gingham Cotton Half Apron with Embroidered Images / Helpers Apron from Parkwater Princess


Vintage green GiINGHAM COFFEE CUP set⎮Vichy French style⎮country chic rustic kitchen retro⎮cup & saucer set of 6 from Le French Bazaar



Vintage Kitchen Towels – 1950s Green Gingham – Don’t Kiss Me – Newlywed Slogans from Jackson Mill

Aren’t they all fantastic! I love them all! The fire king glasses are definitely going on my birthday wish list this year! I also really love the pdf of the vintage booklet on gingham embroidery designs. One of my favorite aprons is a red gingham with chicken scratch embroidery. I bet that it’s time consuming but so fun! Anyways, I hope you all have enjoyed my gingham goodies today! Do you all have a favorite? Be sure to check out these lovely items and the wonderful shops they come from, there are so many cool finds in each of them! I’ll be back soon with more vintage cuties. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- July 27th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My sister is in town this week, and we are off to have some fun. Before I head out, I wanted to share some of my favorite vintage summer dresses from Etsy’s wonderful vintage world with you. Here is just the tip of the iceberg, you can see more in my favorites in my Etsy profile…


40s 50s Dress // 1940s 1950s Black & White Gingham Dress With Red Rose Appliqués // Medium from Off Broadway Vintage


50’s Polka Dot Dress // Vintage 1950’s Turquoise Polkadot Print Cotton Rhinestone Classic Casual Summer Day Dress L from The Vintage Studio


vintage 1940s dress – 40s yellow swiss dot dress – cotton summer dress from Bright Eyed Clothing Co.


vintage 40s wiggle dress / 1940s summer dress / sleeveless summer dress / green and white dotted dress / Square Peg dress from Archetype Vintage


SUMMER SALE 1940’s Red Plaid Dress//Cotton Day Dress//40’s Red Picnic Dress from Capsule Vintage


1930s Linen Dress / Tulip Stem Dress / 30s from Wildfell Hall Vintage


1940s Red Plaid Dress from Vera Vague


40s Day Dress White Eyelet Lace Cotton Full Skirt Womens Spring Summer Fashion 1940s Rockabilly Pinup Small S XS from Rage Vogue Vintage


40s Lemon Garden Dress • 1940s summer dress from Shop Mani


Late 1940’s Early 50’s White Cotton Pique with Red Dots Garden Party Formal Dress / Size 0-2 Extra Small from Salty Dog Vintage


1940s Dress // Bright Light Dress // vintage 40s Barbara Fields Dress from Death Rose Vintage



Vintage 1950s Dress / 50s Novelty Print Dress / Day Dress / House Dress / Milgrim from The Vintage Mistress

Aren’t they amazing! I picked dresses from the 30’s through the 50’s as those are my favorite years for style! The prints, the fabrics, the silhouettes, make me so happy! I can’t even pick a favorite this week. Which one of these beauties would you like to add to your closet? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these awesome style shops as much as I did this week! There are some gorgeous items in every one of them! Now, if I was only rich and skinny!I would have them all! I will be back next week with more vintage summer fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- July 20th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My sister is in town for the next week and a half, and I am so happy to spending some time with her! We are going to try to get by the farmers market this week to find some peaches. It is peach season here in the south and as a huge fruit lover, it is my second favorite time of year, behind strawberry season of course. So, this week I thought I would share some lovely peachy vintage finds with you guys!


Vintage 1930 1940 WWII Eye Frame Sunglasses Glasses Frame in Beautiful Transparent Peach Hard Plastic, High Quality Made in France from Voodoo Retro


Vintage 1950’s Peach Wiggle Dress (Size 8 Aust / 4 USA / 6 UK) from Audrey’s Wardrobe


Gorgeous 1950s geometric shape pearlized peach pink plastic necklace – vintage 1950s 1960s MOP choker necklace with extender – wedding VLV from Chronically Vintage


Vintage 1950’s Coral Pink Spun Lucite Large Disk Clip Back Earrings – Large Face Coral Pink Daisy from Sam Jams 3


Vintage Retro 1950s Peach Frosted Glass Lemonade / Pimms Jug & Glasses from UpStaged Vintage


Vintage Smiling Peaches Salt and Pepper Shakers 1940’s from Vintage Delight Shop


Simtex Peach Tablecloth with White Stripes from Lou’s Mercantile


Vintage Agee Pyrex Peach Lustre Ramekins Set of Six 1960’s from Deb’s Vintage Emporium


Vintage 1940s Hollywood Doll, Small Hard Plastic Jointed Doll, Blue Sleep Eyes, Blonde Hair, Collectible Doll, Peach Dress from Deb’s Country Vintage


Vintage Pale Pink 1950s Umbrella – Curved Hook Handle – 50s Peach Parasol – Walking Stick Cane Umbrella – Dusty Rose Tan – Steampunk from LaRoux Vintage


Vintage Fire King Chevron Peach Table Vase, Art Deco Decor from Mid Century Kitschen



Angel Fish Wall Art 1960’s Set of 2 from Stephanie’s Retro Life

Aren’t they all so beautiful! I had a hard time narrowing my finds down this week since there were so many things I loved and so many different peachy hues. I love everything of course! My hubby says the doll is creepy, but I just love her little dress! And the peach salt and pepper shakers and the wall fish are right up my alley! I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful Etsy vintage shops as much as I did this week! I’ll be back next week with more vintage goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- July 13th

Happy Monday everyone! I am getting ready to go pick up my sister from Asheville tomorrow to bring her home for a few weeks for a visit. Needless to say, I’m very excited! Before I head out for the next couple of days, I wanted to share some of my latest favorite vintage finds with you all! This week it’s all about sailing and nautical goodies!


CLIPPER SHIP – Amazing Paint By Number Masterpiece – Large Size in Vintage Wood Frame from Obscure Archive


Vintage 1950s / 1960s Surrealist Lobster Earrings from I Found Gallery


Mid Century Set of 2 Ceramic Whale Salt & Pepper Shakers from Joe Blake


1950s Sailor Mini Dress / 50s Nautical Dress / Marinero Dress / Size S/M from Parasol Vintage


Vintage 1950s Brooch // 40s 50s Hand Painted Sailor at Helm Brooch with Rhinestone // Ships Ahoy from True Value Vintage


Mid Century Sailboats Serving Set Glasses with Carrier Nautical from White Picket


Vintage TV Lamp Nautical Ship White 24K Gold Retro Mid century from Oceanside Castle


Vintage 1950s Pleated Nautical Novelty Print Skirt from Hips McGee


Wonderful Vintage Wooden SAILOR DOG BANK Made in Spain 1950’s-60’s Lock and Key from Textiles and Old Things


Saucer, US Navy fouled anchor, Shenango nautical restaurantware, 6 in, white with cobalt blue stripes, 1940s or 1950s Wardroom Officers Mess from Modern Poetry


1950s Nautical neckerchief from Museography



Vintage Wooden SAILBOATS Primary Colors Boat Blue Yellow Red Mid Century w Plastic Sails 1950’s Toy Nautical Display for Beach Lake House from We Sell Old Toys

Aren’t they all so cute! Of course I love them all, but the wooden bank is just, I don’t even have words for it! I love nautical things! They are so summery to me too! I hope you all enjoy looking through these awesome Etsy vintage shops this week as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with more vintage fun. Until then….

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- July 6th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! We took the pups out to the flea market on Independence Day, and ended up staying in with a pizza and watched the fireworks on tv. Fireworks from the couch are pretty awesome! Some of you who follow me on instagram may already know, we have a new puppy. I will be introducing her shortly here as we finally got some lovely blog worthy photos of her. She’s a wild woman! So, in honor of our new little lady, I thought I would share some of my favorite vintage doggies with you all this week! There are so many that I loved! Here are my absolute favorites:


1950s Redware Doggy Memo Minder // Ceramic Dog Figurine Mid Century // Vintage Office Decor // Kitsch Kitchen Letter Holder // Made in Japan from Sue Ellen’s Flair


1940’s Child’s Clothes Hanger, Antique Blue Wooden Hanger, with Dogs and Balls from Explore Mag


Vintage Modernist Dog Brooch pin 1950s dog jewelry, art deco style, French dog, figural brooch from RMS Jewels


Adorable 1950s dog novelty print sleeveless summer dress – super cute blue sleeveless size XS or small children’s or ladies sundress VLV from Chronically Vintage


2 goldtone Dog with Doghouse Scatter Pins Brooch vintage 1960s 1950s from Our Vintage Way


1940s Art Deco Scottie Dog Gilded Playing Cards, Vintage Hamilton Decks Cards Monogrammed JMD, Gold Edge Cards Pristine from Blue Rose Retro


1950’s Playful Puppy Blue and White Check Novelty Print Ladies Apron from Nora Barry’s 


1950s Fisher Price Nosey wooden hound dog pull toy 445 – rubber tail and clicks when he walks from 720 Vintage


JVZ CO. 1940s Pluto Eating a Hot Dog Disneyanna Plastic Home and Garden Home Decor Collectibles Figurine Animal Figurine Dogs Pets from Dixie Antiques


Cutest Vintage 1940s – 1950s Rayon Plush YOUR PET Stuffed Toy SCOTTIE Dog w Mechanical Squeak Nose Glass Eyes & Hang Tag Perfect!from Blackberry Hound


Vintage Coffee Hound Cup,Large Coffee Cup,Tramp Dog, Dog Mug,Large Coffee Mug, Big Cup Of Java, Made in Japan, 1950s 1960s from Shop at Geri’s



3 Vintage 1950s Retro Pink Polka Dot Terrier Dog Figurines by Arnart Japan from Sharron’s Attic

Aren’t they all fantastic! I want them all! I am such a sucker for ceramics, the memo holder and pink pups are definitely on my birthday list this year! What is your favorite this week? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these wonderful Etsy vintage shops as much as I did this week! I’ll be back next week with more vintage fun. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Vintage Finds of the Week- June 29th

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We took Beau out on the lake with his new doggie life vest, and went swimming. He swam and swam, it was adorable! I think there will be lots of lake swimming in store for us this summer! Summer is in full swing and it’s that time of year for road trips and overseas adventures. So in honor of family vacations, I have curated a little collection of vintage travel souvenirs to share with you all today. Here are my favorites:


1950s California Skirt / Souvenir Cotton Skirt / 50s from Wildfell Hall Vintage


Vintage Mid Century 1950s 1960s Decorative Oregon Souvenir State Plate. Retro Home Kitchen Travel Trailer Decor. 8″ from Glamp and Camp


Los Angeles Farmer’s Market Souvenir Booklet 1950s Nostalgia from Time Portal


1 of 4 Hazel Atlas 1950s Souvenir Tall Tumblers Glasses Nevada Arizona Utah New Mexico from Beautalicious


1940s – 1950s Vintage Souvenir Pennant – Kansas  from Dingaling Vintage


Vintage Florida alligator thermometer 1950s souvenir Floridiana kitsch Made in Japan from 3 Florida Girls


Vintage Bemidji MINN Salt and Pepper shakers bears on tree Made in Japan 1950s souvenir Bemidji MN from Lost Tree Man


Vintage cotton linen apron….1950s Souvenir Apron…New England…bright colors…never used..with tag from Little Sewing Bird


3 1950’s Souvenir Bracelets from Fosterffoot


Three adorable unique HANDMADE handpainted Swedish vintage 1950s unused wood souvenir dolls in landscape dresses marked NÄCKS from Nordic Art Curiosity


Vintage Switzerland Hat Pin, Souvenir Pin, Pick Axe, Deer, Edelweiss, Green Enamel, Silver Gold Tone, Circa 1950’s from Retro Rage Victoria



Tipos Mexicanos Scarf // 1950s Souvenir Scarf from True Value Vintage

Aren’t they fantastic! I LOVE vintage souvenirs! I have a collection of vintage Hazel Atlas souvenir glasses for every state I have lived in, so every time I see these fun souvenir glasses I swoon. I also just adore the souvenir booklet from the Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. I lived across the street from there for a few years, and it was one of my favorite places in the whole city! Everything here is so cute! Do you have a favorite this week? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these adorable vintage Etsy shops as much as I did this week! I’ll be back next week with more vintage goodies. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

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