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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.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hello all! I am sitting here debating on whether to go out to the store because the ice has already started here in Independence, Mo. Then, 5 or more inches of snow is supposed to fall. Two days ago, it was in the sixties! That's Missouri! I had posted some more pix  and some were duplicates while some are upside down! Trying again...

This is my Frosty I have had since I was little. 
My smaller aluminum tree with old and new ornaments -finally bought a new colorwheel on my Autumn trip to Weston at the old time hardware store!
I made some swags out of tablecloths and fastened some of my vintage brooches on them. Usually I hang heavier vintage drapes, but wanted something lighter this year!
This is the pix that came out upside down. It's my collection of vintage stencils still in package, some flocked bells from Ben Franklin with tags and wrappers in tact, and ribbons, and of course ole HARRY TRUMAN shopping on the Independence square in the fifties.

Moon shelf in my bedroom with flocked Santas and elves.
Mid century metal candle holder with plastic trimmings and velvet bow. In bedroom...
Plaid in bathroom.

Parade of Santas and Candle blomolds in living room on my Magnovox stereo console.

Flocked Mrs. Santa from Woolworths.

And flocked Mr. Santa from same package, Woolworths. (both bespeckaled!)

Some of my ceramic carolers and my Its' a Wonderful life town my son got
 me a few years back...and my little white fiberoptic tree from Dollar General about 10years ago...they had the cutest ones with candles that say Noel, candy canes and ornaments that lit up. The base rotates and says Merry Christmas in the color that is on at the time.

well...more later.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Visit to Oklahoma

Getting ready to head home -wanted to show the "mountain" where my sis lives. Really peaceful and the air is so clean! Last night we had steak, lobster, shrimp (cooked out on the grill) and baked potatoes, green bean salad, german chocolate cake and ice cream. So full I am afraid to put my clothes on. Probably wouldn't fit without the elastic waist! It was really nice to get away and not have to wake up to an alarm clock.But, missin' my hounds and need to get on the road. My sis has different taste than me in decor, but really pretty stuff. Not retro or vintage...lol. Pix of the mountain and my sisters' house.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I am in Oklahoma at my sisters house. Me, Mom and my youngest son Matt all drove down yesterday morning. It's nice to get away for a couple of days, but I miss my doggies! Well, I will post some pix of the trip tonight, but these are some Christmas pix from the past. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

More Christmas in the Kitchen!

Here's a little more of the Christmasing at Zootsuit's kitchen!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hey all!!! Finnnnnaaaaaallllly, I broke down and bought a new fangled phone with internet and a camera. So -I can keep up with all of your blogs just in time for the holiday season! Here's a sneak peek at what little decorating I got done yesterday for Christmas at the Zootsuit place. Can't wait to finish and show ya the rest!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy Hallow'een at the Zoot Suit Place

Finally getting my new place on the blog, just in time for Halloween! I love my peek a boo window into the kitchen from the living room. I got lucky last week and found an apple tree that the neighbor wasn't going to be able to use the apples and picked a couple of crates full. Last weekend I peeled and cooked a ton, made and canned apple butter, pie, apple bread, and saved the peels to cook on the stovetop with cinnamon to smell up the house! It smelled so Fall-like! And the results of the applebread and pies were yummy, too! As a lot of my fellow bloggers know, this is my fav time of the year. I am soooooo excited to be going to Weston Missouri for the Apple fest with my family next Saturday. I hope to be posting pix again then. Hope you all are having a great start to Autumn!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hey all! I am finally settiling into my new place and new job, feeling MUCH better, and ready to get back to it. I hope all are well, and someone is still out there in blog land! I decorated over the last week, and can't wait to show you HALLOWEEEEEEEN! Yes, I went all out and did every room!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Magic City

Hello all! I promise to get back into the blogging loop this week! Still not feeling well, getting used to a new job etc...I wondered, why has no one mentioned "Magic City"  ?? I loved the scenery, clothes etc. but it was a little graphic as far as sexuality. It takes place in Miami Beach 1959 and is on Starz. Just found out it has been cancelled after two seasons..but check it out!Hope everyone is well! Still enjoy looking at your blogs! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Wow! It seems like forever since I posted! In the meantime, I am all moved in my new place (pix to follow!) and love it, but have had some health issues that continue to bog me down. My back pain is crazy and I now think there is some nerve damage because of some new symptoms. Yes, it is slowing Zmama down on the new decor, but I am trying! I'll tell you all one thing, that basement cleaning was a horror I NEVER want to repeat. I have definitely "hit bottom" on my hoarding! So many broken and ruined items, too. What a waste. But all we can do is move forward. I plan to "keep it simple" and just decorate with my very favorite at the new place. Well, can't wait to look at all of your fun blogs and  to show you my new digs! Stay tuned!

Hope all are well-


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Looking forward a few weeks!

Summer means all these things to me! Pretty flowers, going for a Mugs Up root beer, sitting on the porch and just relaxing! Can't wait for a few more weeks when I can hopefully do this! It's been nine years in this little cottage, and it's bittersweet. I'm not planting a big garden this year because I'm moving, but did put some tomatoes in buckets! and Basil, of course! But my new house will be so much more tidy and not so much hassle...no basement that floods to clean up! I can enjoy my time off on the weekends without feeling like I'm spinning my wheels. And my doggies will have a big yard to play in!!
Still having sales and clearing out! The last one (I said that before) before moving. My two older granddaughters are coming up for the first time in two years! I can't wait to see them next week, although it will be a mess around here! Well, more soon. Hope all are having a great Summertime!


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