Wednesday, March 25, 2009


curiouskitty is in a Treasury! A big thanks to anakim for including me. Check it out:

I always love looking at the different Treasuries that different people put together. Interesting to see what catches people's eyes and what they look to for inspiration. This Treasury just made me think of Spring with all the bright pops of orange and green color.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Vintage Scarves for Spring and Summer

This spring season do not forget to shop for scarves to wear as accessories to your outfits! There is nothing like a nice bright vintage scarf to add detail and attention to your outfit. Dress up a t-shirt, shirt, blouse or jacket with one.

Check out this article on How to Tie a Scarf if you are stumped on how to wear tie and wear one.

Both Lucky'sVintage and curiouskitty's shops have a variety of scarves and plan to be adding more in the near future.

Vintage Blue and Orange Floral Pattern Scarf

Large Vintage Pink Brown and Beige Floral Pattern Neck Scarf

Sheer Cherry Red Vintage Valentine's Scarf Necktie

Sheer Vintage Black and White Mod Floral Pattern Neck Scarf

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring is in the air!

Ahhh... Spring...

For those of you that live in Canada or the more northern States... you know what I mean. After a long Winter, when it starts to warm up... it smells like Spring! What a wonderful smell! You start thinking about what you're all going to plant in your garden this year, hoping you can pack away your Winter parka and snow boots shortly, anxiously eyeing the sandals in the back of your closet... It's exciting!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Collections: Part 2


Okay, so I have a few coffee mugs... well, maybe a few more than just a few. I don't really want to count them because I would probably realize I had far too many, but I know I have more than 30... probably closer to 40. Many I use, some I don't. But I love mugs. My favorite mugs are the small, stackable kind that were made in Japan. Hardly sensible, since I love a BIG cup of coffee.

{ This is a set of four stackable butterfly mugs, marked Made in Japan. I *LOVE* these and I don't think I'll ever part with them! }

{ These two are the same size and style as the butterfly mugs, also Made in Japan. Blue and green design with flowers and birds. }

{ These two are simple and super cute. Made in Japan. Plain white with a very retro orange and red flower design, these are classic. }

{ This one I found all on its own... it's a keeper though! Made in Japan. With a blue faux bois background, coffee break lettering on the front side, and mod flower design on the other side... it is one of a kind. }

{ My Mom's mugs are also made in Japan. They are newly listed in her shop Lucky's Vintage. }


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Latest Vintage Finds...Pyrex & Glasbake

I have had some fabulous finds at the Thrift Store. Most of this was yesterday except for the lime green Pyrex pie/baking dish. I just had to put it next to the matching cups and saucers though for the picture! I am thinking I will probably list these all in my Etsy shop soon. I am tempted though to keep the candy orange colored casserole.

Here is a listing of the items:
▪ Horizon Blue 1 1/2 quart divided Pyrex dish with lid
▪ Lime green Pyrex pie/baking dish marked 221 and 10
▪ Matching Pyrex cups and saucers with lime green border
▪ Candy orange Glasbake casserole baking dish marked 55 and 055

I felt so fortunate that none of the above have any chips or cracks.

Now all I have to do is to decide what to keep for myself and what to sell!
I love it all!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Vintage Roots

It's hard to know when I first began to value vintage. I think back to my childhood and some of my fondest memories are of my Grandmother and Grandfather's Thrift store. I saw many things come through this place that were original for one reason or another. I remember begging my grandma for a wedding gown that I wanted to dress up in at about the age of 5 or 6. I did get it and had so much fun playing bride in it out on the summer lawn with my cousin!

Another cool thing was that they actually shopped for the thrift store at a "Baggage Sale". Not sure if any of you have heard of this, but it was an auction of luggage that had been lost or left behind from traveling and they purchased the luggage full and not knowing what was in it! Can you believe that? Sounds kinda gross, but had so much fun helping sort through this luggage and opening each one was like a treasure hunt looking for jewelry or other trinkets.

Then of course my grandparents loved to travel across North America in their station wagon, doing the flea markets! They would sell and buy at these sales and of course visit with all the friends they made along the way.

Grandma also loved to collect. She had a variety of collections that I remember. She had a doll collection numbering in the hundreds. She had a button collection and sewed the buttons onto large pieces of felt and hung them up on the walls in the family room. What I wouldn't give for these buttons today! I also remember collections of salt and pepper shakers and plates. Most of these collections were sold as a collection as she moved on to another one.

Just for fun here is a picture of my grandparents all dressed up during fair week in the early 60's. They have both passed on and probably would get a real kick out of me and my vintage Etsy shop.
Somewhere along the way I got the bug of loving vintage. Really I can never remember not loving it.

Here are some random facts about me:

~ Almost all my furniture is vintage, antique or used.

~ I bought my first piece of vintage at the age of 14. It was a round top steam trunk that was old when my mother was young(early 1930's). I bought it from my other Grandmother for $50. That was expensive for me at the time, but I really wanted it.

~ I won a set of vintage/antique china in a casual bet made with a friend. (I will have to feature this set as I have yet to identify it. Even is not able to help me. Maybe some of my vintage friends can help.)

~ I have 3 large vintage/antique area rugs in my home given to us by friends!

~ We live in a home over 100 years old and have completely renovated it. This includes refinishing the original hardwood floors. The main floor has hardwood ceilings also and the house has a stone foundation!

So I hope that you have learned something new about me. I am vintage through and through! Opps!?? What did I say? Ok..hummm....well, I am getting there fast.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vintage Accesories in Our Shops

Here are some of the latest listings in curiouskitty's shop. She is on holidays but will soon be home to list more new items so keep checking back!

Here are some new listings from Lucky's Vintage shop.