Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Favorite Things... K La Moyne Ebonyte & More

This cupboard is in the Dining Area of my house and I've recently finished re-organizing it. Let's just say, it's been a lot of fun! This built in cupboard; has a closed storage area below and 4 Shelves above with glass sliding doors. My favorite shelf houses a portion of my Kaye LaMoyne - Ebonyte Collection (Branchell Melamine). I have been collecting K LaMoyne for about 10 years. My collection started with about 10 pieces that my Grandparents gave me. Most pieces are hand painted with characters that mean "Good Taste."

The rest of my cupboard houses various other collectibles. Including salt & pepper shakers in many shapes & sizes, hazel atlas condiment server, glass & metal pitchers, funsten's pecan choppers, aluminum ice bucket and much more! Check out more photos on my flickr page! Please let me know if you have any questions about my items.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thanks for Featuring Me!

Just wanted to THANK the AWESOME etsy Seller SWIRLYARTS for featuring me on her Blog - Cuteable - "a Mon-Fri treasure trove of cute stuff for you and your home!!" In the Blog Post entitled Cuteable Finds - Virtual Labs she has featured my Retro Mini Button Bouquet! So Check it out!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1950's Porches... I'm fixing Mine & Need your Help!

Okay, I'm currently in the process of re-doing my 1950's porch. I'm not really sure what to do. This is how the porch looked last fall. The original owner thought it was a good idea to put the gutters on the roof (all around the house). We have since removed the roof-top gutters and a portion of the front porch roof, since it was rotted through (from the roof gutters). I want to extend the porch along the front (to the right) of the house. I'm not really sure what this should look like. I have some 1950's books, with floor plans, but they haven't been very helpful. I don't want a railing - because I like the fact that you can now see the brickwork. There were some really ugly bushes, that have also been removed.

You will also see in the second photograph that the port has been fixed, however since then, I've decided to stretch it down the rest of the front (oops... ) So, this week, the concrete is being poured and next week the porch roof is being extended. From there, we will be adding gutters, downspouts and rain barrels. And we will be adding a perrenial garden in front... So many things to do... So little time.

Does anyone know of any websites or books that give good suggestions for 50's porches? I have 2 lounge chairs waiting... I need a small table and I need to figure out what type of posts to use.

Here are some Vintage Porch items that I found on eBay while researching my porch... Maybe it's what you're looking for!?!

Friday, April 24, 2009


HAPPY ETSY DAY to All Fellow Etsians and Etsy Supporters! I hope that everyone finds some great deals, by supporting this day. :)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Estate Sale Season! YAY!

Okay, Just wanted to let everyone know how excited I am that Estate Sale & Rummage Sale season is upon us here in Milwaukee! I went to 2 Estate Sales this week & got lots of goodies... At least a dozen 1950's cookbooks & pamphlets, AWESOME Red Plaid Pants, Vintage Wallpaper, Funky 80's Sunglasses, Bright Yellow Heels, Costume Jewelry, Pyrex Bowls, Cute 1950's Napkin & Placemat sets and too much more! So, if you live in the Milwaukee area - you will probably see me... :) I will post pictures shortly...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

VINTAGE BLACK - Retro Ebay Picks

Todays eBay Picks are Vintage AND Retro BLACK items... I have found Retro items for almost every other color - so I thought it was time to hit up the timeless color - Black. Including an ART DECO Black Gloss Ceramic HANGING LAMP, RETRO Original 1950's Coasters Lady Faces Black / White and a Vintage MM 50s Retro Jumbo Coin Purse Black Handbag.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I remember searching for Vintage Wedding items & being amazed at how many great Retro Wedding items were available! It was very difficult for me to find exactly what I was looking for - so I hope some of these items help! Please let me know if you need any help find any items for yourself. Todays Picks include a Vintage 50s TULLE & LACE WEDDING Gown - This is AWESOME!, a Vintage 1940's Wedding Cake Topper Plaster Bride Groom and an Antique/Vintage Linen Napkins/Box Set 1929 Wedding Card

Monday, April 13, 2009

eBay Picks - RETRO CHAIRS - I have a thing for them...

Today's eBay picks are CHAIRS!!! RETRO CHAIRS and VINTAGE CHAIRS and DANISH MODERN CHAIRS - I have unique chairs all over my house - different colors, shapes & sizes. I just can't get enough of them...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm Featured in an ETSY Gift Guide YAY!

My newest Retro ReCreation is featured in the Greetings & Flowers Gift Guide!

It is the "Retro BUTTON Mini BOUQUET in Vintage Brown Glass Bottle." Check out some of my other items in my etsy store Retro ReDesign!

eBay Picks - 1950's ERA PAMPLETS - i love these things!

Okay, today's Picks are 1950's era Pamphlets... I have a VERY larger personal collections of these... I pick them out because of Funny Cover designs or topics. Also, there are cooking supply/ recipe pamphlets out from the era as well... This includes things like - Technique of House Nailing or 3 1950's Baking & Mirro-Matic Pamphlet ... So take a look at my picks or search for your own on eBay.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

NEW Retro ReDesign - RETRO ReCreations - Vintage Buttons & More...

I've recently added several NEW items to my ETSY shop - Including a Vintage Button Bouquet, a Vintage Original Apron/Dress, Vintage Button Bracelets and more!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vintage GREEN Items on eBay - check them out!

Here are my Daily eBay Picks - For VINTAGE GREEN items... Green was my hardest color this week - for some reason Great Green Vintage items were hard to find... Please search RETRO GREEN or VINTAGE GREEN on eBay to find some of your own great finds!