Thursday, March 26, 2009

Etsy Seller - The Vintage Supply Co

Tonight I came across an Etsy seller that you are really going to have to check out: The Vintage Supply Co. They specialize in 1940s-1970's clothing, accessories and household items. My kind of shop! Here are just a few examples of what they have to offer:

vintage 1960's green chiffon dress - $65
mod 1960's red and navy shoes - $60
vintage 1960's aqua and cream dress - $70

vintage tan Kangol mohair hat - $25
vintage 1960's red flower and paisley suitcase - $40
vintage 60's flower vinyl tote - $30

vintage 50's-60's black fold away cat eye glasses - $50
vintage 50's-60's gold aluminum cat eye glasses - $45
vintage aluminum elliptical shape glasses - $45

vintage 1950's rattan desk and matching chair - $499
mid-century modern coffee table with hairpin legs - $375

vintage 1960's-1970's Pyrex olive green flower nesting bowl set - $55
vintage mod 1960's cream accordion handbag - $45
vintage 1950's rockabilly purple gingham dress - $60

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Retro Paintings

I thought I'd share some of my artwork. These were done over the course of a few years. I haven't done anything within the last year or so, but I hope to get back to painting over spring break and into the summer when I have more spare time. I'm sure you can see some are inspired by the artist known as SHAG (a.k.a. Josh Agle). I was inspired by the artwork that can be seen background of his paintings.

This one originally had a print of some ballet dancers on it but was water damaged. I got it at a flea market for next to nothing and painted over the ballet dancers. I really like the retro 3-D effect:

This one was inspired by a sample of vintage barkcloth fabric:

It's the largest painting I've ever done- 3 ft. x 4 ft. The only place I had to paint this was on the dining room table, which was very challenging with 3 kids running around constantly. I guess that's why I've never attempted anything on this scale since! Not until I have an art studio!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Crestview Doors - Mid Century Front Doors

Ok, so for a very long time I have been wishing I had a cool retro front door like this but they don't sell them at Lowe's or Home Depot. So, I guess I'm stuck with a boring front door, right? Wrong! You can buy them at Crestview Doors.

click here to see a Crestview door on your house

I know what you're thinking...this has to be expensive. Well, it is a little pricey for a finished door ($800-$1200) BUT for a lot less ($179-$319) you can get a Door Lite Kit and add windows to your existing door yourself!

click here to see the door kits

Now I have a new project to do this spring!