New Years Resolutions

Are as follows:
1. Lose weight...(like everyone else)
My goal is another 30 lbs...I'm down 15 already. I'm not looking to be "skinny" I'm just looking to get back to where I feel as good as I look. (full of myself much?)

2. Learn to Knit
I'm DYING to make my own sweaters and what a fun way to pass the time :)

3. Learn to Sew (better)
I'm not the best at sewing and in my line of business being able to make my own repairs would greatly help my ability to buy some "fix-er-up-er" items. My hubs bought me a vintage singer for Christmas and he is going to help me...yes my husband can sew...really well actually...so far I do little repairs and sewing buttons back on...that is about as much sewing as I can do. I have a bunch of vintage patterns I would love to try. Nothing fits better than something you made to fit yourself :)

I'm excited about this years goals....what are your goals for this year?
(all images pulled from google image search)


White New Year

So much for a white christmas...it was actually quite warm out and most of the snow was leftovers and its been in the 40s since then...but yesterday we got hit with almost 2 feet of snow and THIS is what I got to wake up to this morning.
View from my front room window:
View From The Porch:

(those paw prints are where we threw our kitty in the snow last night...adorable!)
View Down the Street:
View of my "yard" and the neighbor's bushes

The sky is so BLUE today and the snow is so bright white and pure...just how I like snow to be, like someone dusted the ground with powdered sugar. Its really a lovely thing to wake up to and it looks like I'll have a white new year because its going to be in the teens all week so this snow won't be melting any time soon.


They Work Well Together

Taking a cue from 2 of my favorite blogs Dear Golden and Purple Deer I took some time this morning to pair up some pieces from my shop because they work well together. All the items included can be found in my shop right now!

Which items from my shop would YOU pair together?
Best pairs gets a special coupon code for a BIG discount (good on 1 order only) so leave your email address in your comment so I can send it to you!


One Exhausting Christmas

one exhausted kitty
As you know yesterday was christmas and my hubs had to work. Then when he got home we packed up the car with I don't even know how many presents, we really went all out this year and headed over to Idaho to spend christmas with his family. When we got there we scrambled to get all the presents under the tree before the rest of the family showed up. Once everyone got there it was crazy, tons of presents, tons of pictures, some tears and lots of laughs :) I finally got to give the new family all the gifts I had bought them (like this print, custom ornaments from this shop: cake, custom teddy bear and a custom "nana's little peanut" ornament for my MIL (the seller liked it so much she put it in her shop), these wall hangings, this amazing blanket, which they loved and these custom bibs) Seriously...all the custom things I bought were from AMAZING sellers. So if you're looking for great custom baby stuff, I would check out the shops I listed, easy to work with and really really friendly. I WILL be buying a bunting print again for the next baby in the family..I LOVE them!
Well anyway...then we had to get ready for a potluck style dinner with my sister in law's family...well we were expecting just her family...but it turned out all the neighbors were there too and I an not exactly comfortable in that kind of situation. I totally lost my appetite from the stress of having so many people around so we escaped downstairs where I got to hold my chubby little niece while she napped and then once everyone cleared out we went back upstairs for some pie..well I had a couple bites but I couldn't really eat anything because of the sleepy baby...totally worth it. Shortly after we went back to the mother in law's place where my husband napped and I watched TV..all together a pretty exhausting christmas. But we all decided next year christmas will be at our house. When we got home the hubs and I watched Christmas Vacation and both fell asleep pretty early...we were both pooped.
My outfit for christmas was cute though...I finally got to wear my Cars dress from MissFarfalla. I paired it with my brooch from RaleighVintage and my plaid flats from this post, a yellow belt (my hubs picked out) and my skin-tone fishnets. Today I think I'll hit up an after christmas sale for some tights today so I can wear my dresses more.

My hubs and I exchanged mostly nerdy gifts. Star wars related of course. I got him star wars and mario shirts as well as this SHWEET Left 4 Dead mobile from Salty and Sweet on etsy. Its soo cool. I want to get the star wars one next. My hubs got me star wars jammie pants, an R2-D2 collector plate from '87 and a cute little R2 to put on my desk at work that makes noises :) I ♡ me some Star Wars! My niece is getting so big now. I can't believe she is already over a month old. Time flies don't cha know. Here she is all packed up and ready to head home, it had been a long day for her too. She caught a cold from her daddy. Poor little thing.
I hope you all had a great holiday.
I almost forgot to mention I'm having a 35% off sale today until midnight so get your after xmas deals while you still can ;)


Wishing You and Yours

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday :)

The after Christmas sale starts at 5pm tonight and goes through the end of the weekend.


Top 10 of 2010

Its almost the end of the year and I've had some amazing items come through my shop this year..I'm going to go ahead and count down my PERSONAL top 10 sales of 2010

10. Brown Wool Sailor Dress
9. Rainbow "Stitched" Wool Dress
8. 40s Sailor Dress (#1 regret of 2010, my size...shouldn't have sold)
7. 40s Cole of California Plaid Bathing Suit with Skirt
6. Early 50s pink rayon dress with rope and rhinestone neck
5. V back Tiki Hut Print Dress
4. Sailor's Sweetheart Double Breasted Blazer
3. 40s Combed Wool Bolero with Puff Sleeves and Embroidery
2. 40s/50s Sailorette Swimsuit
1. 50s/60s Polka Dot Cocktail Dress

And now for the...
Honorable Mentions:
Rosette Sweater
Poodle Cardigan
Star Romper
50s Ruffle Dress (sold on Ebay)
Watercolor Cocktail w Built in Blue Tulle (sold on Ebay)
Watercolor Cocktail Dress (sold on Ebay)
Lorrie Deb Juniors Emerald Party Dress
Amazing Glitter Cat Eyes (sold on Ebay)
Sailor Stripe Shirtwaist

Christmas Spirit

Elvgren pin up courtesy of google image search
One of my favorite parts of the Holidays are the songs that go along with it. I can't stand to hear them any other time of the year...but around November through the end of December I can't get enough of them. I've decided to count down my top 10 all time favorite Christmas songs...and I do hope you'll share your favorites with me!

10. Blue Christmas - Elvis
09. Marshmallow World - The Rat Pack
08. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
07. Have Yourself A Merry little Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald or Judy Garland (its a tie)
06. Baby, Its Cold Outside - Dean Martin
05. Mele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
04. I've got my love to keep me warm - Dean Martin
03. Last Christmas - Wham!
02. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
and my number one, all time favorite christmas song is....
01. Santa Baby - Ertha Kit

Honorable Mentions:
Lonely This Christmas - Mud
The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra
Winter Wonderland - Dean Martin
Rudolph , The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Dean Martin or Bing Crosby
The Christmas Song - Sammy Davis Jr.
Jingle Bells - Bing Crosby


Fancy FP

Speaking of fancy things...I made this treasury Classiest Holiday...Ever inspired by this dress from Dear Golden Vintage. And today it made it to the Etsy Front Page.. (patting myself on the back). Its one of my favorite treasuries...it was a hit, as is apparent by the 52 comments, my highest ever!
Here it is..in all its glory.
It features some of my favorite shops
Dear Golden Vintage
Swanee Grace
Allen Company Inc
The Church of Vintage
and many many more...follow the shop links in the treasury to visit all the shops. :D


Get Fancy

..with Sponsor De La Belle Vintage

There have been some smokin' frocks in the De La Belle shop...perfect for that New Years Eve Party you've been dreading because you have nothing to wear...De La Belle has the answer...gorgeous cocktail dresses, purses and gowns....meowza!
These pieces and SO many more can be found in the De La Belle Vintage Shop...they WILL be snatched up quickly so don't hesitate to make your move on these stunners!