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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, July 30, 2012

Industrial chic? Plus weekend finds!~

Speaking of metal, I've been finding a lot of tins, bisquet or cookies were sold in them. This one was different because it has a plastic handle and little legs. I found such a cute little night light, too. It has a cat and a fiddle and a cow (no moon, though), and says Hey Diddle Diddle! I see nursery lamps with the wooden figures, but this is the first night light.

I also have been doing my bedroom in floral forties prints, more feminine and Summery. I have had the Oriental look for a while now, and it just started feeling too much, so I switched it to the guest room. Love it!

Also, a couple of weeks ago - I finally found the Proctor Silex starburst glass coffeepot. I have had a few of the flowered ones, but was so happy to find this atomic one!
And, this buffet server chrome rocket ship coffee maker too! Well - more to come, but wanted to say HI!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Feeling a little tropical... and SHOW ME YOUR PAINT BY NUMBERS!!!

table:green cracked ice with Mermaid star lamp
Paint by number bird collection with phone table and avocado  green dial phone
Saw an entry on RetroRenovation with paint by numbers and I though I'd see if my readers would join a challenge to show off their own PBN's.  I've been in the mood for blues and greens in this room for a while. At least for Summer, I'll probably keep it, cuz I really like my sixties drapes and the lamp is fitting. My friend gave me the lamp a while back after I begged, I mean, asked her for it! She found it down at the Ozarks and wouldn't let it go for a while, but I really LOVE it, so it's with me right now. I had the red chairs, and don't think it looks too bad-I tried to pick up the red with my big plastic basket on the table. But. you all know, vintage was meant to be mixed and matched, and I love all of it! Plus, when Christmas comes -the red and green look FAB~LOL!! Well, hope you take the challenge! Would love to see the paint by numbers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mars needs lighting!

Check out this link for more on these groovy light fixtures....http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EB46xuiLr3E/S0DZ0PH632I/AAAAAAAABw8/ypHDqzgmwpg/s1600-h/swag-2.jpg
This weekend I found one of those UFO shaped lights that pulls down or up, closer to the table, if you remember. I think they were called retractable. Anyway, a great buy for someone restoring their house to the sixties over at Zootsuitmama etsy! I took more pix and will post the underside that is glass.Vintage sheets are also my new focus!! I found these still in pkg, but went straight to etsy. They sold in a couple of hours! Also found some really cute handmade items, a clothespin bag that looks like jeans, and a calico appliance cover. Hope all are well and have a great week! Talk soon!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I have been trying to play around with something different in my kitchen window. I've tried hankies before, but in a different way, so I found some of my unusual platic colored clothespins, and arranged the hankies in a layered pattern. I kind of like it! I'm all about color, so this fits that bill! Along with my colored baskets and colanders, it's pretty cheery! What do you think? Also, I found a red and white patterns fifties juice holder (no lid) so I'm using it wion the stove to hold utensils. Also these cool thermal cups, found today! I didn't thrift much this weekend because I got an awful stomach thing and was sick since the 4th! Hope that's all gone, back to work tomorrow! Hope your weekends were grand!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Window treatments experiment

I've been experimenting with my kitchen window. I saw an article in the new Vintage Style and am trying a combination of two pictures -one has mulitcolored colanders and the other has a cute table runner with embroidery as a curtain. I'm looking for my smaller ones but as I said, experimenting! Love the idea of color at the window~check out the new issue, it's fab~

Monday, July 2, 2012

Howdy Gals

Just a quick note to say hi! It's been so hot around here, my decorating and yardwork plans are at a minimum! Hope the heat breaks soon. Til then, here's a glimpse of my trailer area, and my little table inside. Wish you could all come have a coffee with me! PS-The new issue of Vintage Style is out, complete with a Cowgirl Caravan article on the Sisters on the Fly gals! Cute!


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