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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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Girls just wanna...have fun!

Remember the 80's? What was cool about them was the vintage styles bands like the Go-Gos, B-52s, Motels, and Cyndy Lauper brought into the spotlight. Me and my friends were already into vintage, but these gals made the vintage clothes stores popular again!

I found this LIFE magazine at the thrift store with Liz Taylor at 50:much to my surprise all the other pix were also inside -1982...Girl Rockers.
I also remember the retro 40's styles that came out then. You could find knock offs of dresses like from the WWII era everywhere! Oh well, what goes around comes around. It was some fun music, though!
Also found this weekend:
atomic soap dish 

green folding floral suitcase
Portugal doilie with roosters and ric rac

plastic nos drapes
nursery rhyme curtains Otherwise, just hung around home and family, worked in the garden a little and cleaned! Three dogs make it a daily thing , at least sweeping up the rolling balls of hair across the floor before they get out of control! LOL~have a great week!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Countertop changes and weekend finds

I seem to get bored with my countertops and rearrange when I do a good cleaning. Anyone else love the way they decorate and then in a few weeks/months ...whatever, not thrilled with it anymore? So I thought my cake carriers, which are NOT in perfect condition, but cute, would look good combined with my cannisters on the countertop. This brown formica is not my favorite thing, but I rent, so, I try to cheer it up with a lot of color. Pay no attention to the top drawer, which has needed repaired for at least a year now! I finally just nailed it shut! I guess someday I'll focus on that!
Cake carriers and cannisters
1st pickin's green beans in my pink colander
My beans are growing and I picked some over the weekend. This is my new/vintage pink colander I found! I added quite a few more beans this morning, and think I'll cook em up!

Speaking of pink plastic and cannisters, look at these beauties I picked up over the weekend!

red pyrex divided bowl

And this clock!
I also found a stash of Life magazines, and need to go back and get more. I had to get Jackie O., plus the ads are strictly MAD MEN worthy!

Almost ALL booze or cigarettes!

Well, I gotta go to work, so I'll check in later! Have a great day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tropical Tiki Deck!

Finally, I got my camera on my phone to send to my blog! So now I can show you the new deck look for Summer! I moved my little bar out to the deck, some tropical barkcloth was draped over my old screen door that was out there- and put my green shutters on either side to hang pictures etc from. Then, on the table I also added some barkcloth and my old fan. Some flamingo and parrot touches, pink pillows and plants, some souveniers from the Bahamas and other tropical locations and Voila! It's different from the cabins look, but refreshing for Summer. I'm not all done, but thought I'd give ya a sneak peek!
Also, I hit a few sales on Friday, and found a few goodies...A mod sewing book with really groovy ILLUSTRATIONS!  My garden is coming along, and I picked some green beans today!

Tomatoes loading on and will have to be tied up soon~~Well, more later, as I need to take pictures of my rummage sale finds today! Hope you enjoy your weekend, and my little tour!

Monday, June 4, 2012

another quickie

Just a quick post to say I hope you are all having a Happy Sunday! I love these kind of weekends, just puttering, looking at all my blog-friends blogs, and rearranging/cleaning-after I see all your cool stuff, I want to copy some of you! LOL!! I cut the grass, just before some little sprinkles started. Hadn't done that in a while, my son's been helping, but I thought I'd better, since rain is forecast for several days this week.
Can't wait to show you my deck. I changed to a tropical tiki bar type theme, but my phone dropped in the water, and I can't get the new one to send to my email yet. Hopefully I'll figure it out this week...I'm techno challenged!
Like over at Carol's-Old Glory Cottage, I just love all her red in the kitchen. So I'm getting ready to rearrange all my cannisters and metal tins...

...and I love all of the flowers all of you are posting, both in your yard and other wise!
So...as the sun sets on Zootsuitville, I feel like it's been a really nice and laid back weekend. What more can a girl ask for? Next time you see my "new" screen door, I hope it's painted and "embellished" with some gingerbread from the Lowes I saw recently. Ya'll come back now, ya hear!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My best friend at the Lake of the Ozarks has redone her kitchen, still vintage but more copper with horse themes, I love that I get all her stuff that she finds too, she has a whole other territory down there!

She found these really cool mirror tiles that form a pheasant in her hall way, more cabiny than my stuff!
Well, like I said, no new pix, but hopefully soon! Until then have a great week!


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