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Zootsuitmama was my shopname, but I closed it a while back. Now I have entered a magic timemachine and live in a time warp of vintage and retro ... Join me.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The end of summer as we know it...

Happy Labor Day! I did labor a little, of course. You can't live with three dogs and expect NOT to have to clean, but they are worth it! I did go to the thrift stores, but didn't find much. I did find something a while back that I forgot to show ya! A flamingo ash tray! Not the best picture, but oh well. I was over at Mother's Kitchen the other day looking at her awesome kitchen! and it made me want to show some of my own Mexican themed table cloths. I am so addicted to these. The bright colors, the graphics all are so nostalgic.Metal cannisters, bread boxes and cake boxes also are one of my "weaknesses". I can only stack them so high. My daughter was opening the cabinet this morning and said, "One of these days, those things are gonna fall and knock me out!" Doesn't she know me by now? I'm not practical. But seriously, I use my stuff!
It's part of living the lifestyle, and that is what makes me the happiest..using my vintage stuff. It magically takes me back to my Grandma's kitchen, one of the happiest places of my life!  I also love this painted and decoupaged scrub board. Matches the fiesta! I am slowly trying to start the Fall transition. I like my green tablecloth draped over my room divider. I can change it any old time with materials!
Well - the clock tells me it's that time. I'm in denial about the end of long weekends All in all, the weather was great, even if I didn't do much. Sometimes that's nice. Zootsuitmama


1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Even though the weather is still hot, the sky gets a deep blue color this time of year. The Scrub Jays, a blue colored bird, comes down from the mountains. Mornings are cooler, days shorter.

It all means: Fall is almost here! Yea!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the Flamingo ashtray. We share a love of vintage Flamingos! I am not quite ready for fall but will be soon I think. Enjoying these lovely final days when it's still warm but not hot!

Darlene said...

hear, hear! I am so happy to see your happy. I totally get the vintage life thing. But I love that you use it as a teaching moment. :)

Love your tins, ma'am!

Zootsuitmama said...

Thanks all! Yes, all in all I make myself happy!Hey Darlene, hope you are feeling better. How's school? I started back too. And Linda, yes, I am a 'mingo person! That's what my flamingo friends and I call each other. I love the way the "Indian Summer" song comes into my head when I step outside in the morning,(Tommy Dorsey or Glen Miller?)50's atomic, do you live by the mountains? Zoot

Chickens in the Basement said...

I, too, have a clutter of old things in my kitchen. If someone slams the door, the china on top of the cabinets rattles. I love your metal cannisters!

Mrs Cleaver said...

Great flamingo ashtray! I love all your cannisters & cake tins ,they are gorgeous! :)

Zootsuitmama said...

Thank you! And welcome to my blog! Or should I say, "my you're looking lovely today Mrs. Cleaver", Zootsuitmama


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