Archive for the ‘Vintage’ Category

What you might not know about Mad Men

I’m sure you are aware that Mad Men Season 6 premiered on Sunday night. What you might not be aware of though is that there’s quite a few Mad Men paper doll sets on the Internet. There’s actually quite a lot–don’t ask how I know this. Click on the images to go to the originals. … read more


I was doing some cleaning this morning and came across this fondue pot I found at a yard sale years ago. It was buried in a cabinet in my kitchen where I put it with plans to do some research on fondue recipes. I’m a child of the 80′s and I remember fondue as a … read more

Winter White

I’ve got winter white on the brain…it’s sure not because there’s been any of the white stuff on the ground. I guess it could be said that I’m impatiently waiting for snow this season. We’ve had a little bit, but I’m ready for a 12 + inches covering. Here’s some winter white inspiration for all … read more

The Origin of Buttons

Remember last week when I shared the buttons that peeps sent me? Well, here’s what I did with them. Not all of them, of course, but this is only my first button project.  I think it turned out really well and I’m quite pleased with it. I’m calling it “The Origin of Buttons” and I’m … read more

Vintage Bag Inspiration

I just finished up writing an article about the history of the handbag for a freelance writing job. Needless to say, I did a lot of Pinterest browsing (it qualifies as research, I swear).  I thought I might share some of the “pinned” inspiration I came across.  {photo from Citified}  {photo from Cupcakes and Cashmere} … read more

The Queen of Rockabilly

Photo from All others from Last night, I got to see an American Legend–Ms. Wanda Jackson. And for all of you who don’t know who I’m talking about, she is called the Queen of Rockabilly and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early influencer. While she … read more

Anna Karenina

Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, October 2012. Since Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby isn’t coming out until Summer 2013–it was pushed back from this December–I guess the next movie that I am looking forward to it Anna Karenina. Yes, I do have a thing for movies made based on literature….hmm, especially some British period dramas, … read more

The Kid

{photo source} Last week for my Film and American Society class we watched City Lights, the 1931 film by Charlie Chaplin. I am a big fan of Charlie Chaplin and have seen all his films and read several biographies about him, so I had already seen this film. I wasn’t complaining though….his films are worth … read more

A look at the 1920s

The 1920s is a fascinating period of  history to me. It could because I first read the read The Great Gatsby when I was about 12 or 13 and the book and the time period it highlighted became etched in my imagination. It could be that I also read P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, … read more



Which shower curtain should I get?

Which shower curtain should I get?

Last month we re-did our master bathroom. It was in dire need of both...
At Home With Chevrons

At Home With Chevrons

Everywhere I look I see chevrons. I’m not complaining, I am a...
Birch inspired home decor

Birch inspired home decor

I received an email the other day from Mammoth & Company about 2...