Vintage Home Decor – Ducks!

I’ve discovered a wonderful vintage shop! Take a look at these adorable vintage brass bookends – and click through to the shop (I’ll wait).

vintage brass duck bookends

You can tell a lot about the quality of a shop just from the pics. The attention to detail (can you see the item clearly, are the pics informative as well as eye-catching). Then read the comments that previous customers have written – in this case, glowing and detailed.

Kemble Richards is run by a mother and daughter duo and you can tell they love what they do – the great finds, the great pics, the great customer service. This is the kind of shop we want to find, and covet, and visit when birthdays and holidays come around.

And: brass duck bookends. They’re fabulous *and* functional. Love!

Vintage Pink Sandals

And then of course, if you’re thinking about Spring, then with your pretty spring dress (see my post here) you’re going to need some pretty accessories. And (just this once) I’m not even talking about jewelry.

I’m talking about these darling 1960s sandals:

Vintage pink sandals from BigBangZero on Etsy

Are those not adorable? They’re available at BigBangZero Vintage Shop on Etsy and she has lots of wonderful goodies that will charm you and make you happy. Go sneak a peek, you will thank me!

Like I said – slip on your pretty spring dress, grab a shawl or jacket, slip into these wondiferous sandals, and go meet your girlfriend. Or boyfriend. Or both.

Summer. Fun. Kind of what it’s all about 🙂

P.S. And did I mention the Art Deco red glass-beaded fringe bag or the Black Italian leather granny boots she has in her shop right now? Honestly. Go peek!

Vintage for your Home

Yes, this is a wonderful vintage find for you home, rather than a sparkly pretty thing to wear. But it’s something you could see every day, and it will make you smile, and it’s vintage, so these are good things.


Vintage duck desk lamp from VintageRingo on Etsy

You see my point, yes? This little fellow has such charm that he’ll give you a bit of happiness whenever you sit down at your (thrifted or Craigslist or Thonet, for that matter) desk.

And if he should happen to be sold when you go to find (and buy) him, the shop owner Bonnie at VintageRingo on Etsy has many fun and adorable finds. Go peek, you’ll see what I mean!

P.S. Besides: VintageRingo. With such a wonderful name, how can you resist!

Vintage 1950s Apron

Just for fun – feel like a 1950s mom! I found an adorable, genuine 1950s Christmas apron complete with poinsettias – which is cute and funky and wouldn’t it be more fun to cook in this apron? I mean, if you’re going to do it, you might as well feel all Mom Cleaver, right?

1950s TV moms

1950s vintage apron with poinsettias

This darling apron is available at A Blast 2 the Past – a great vintage shop on Etsy. The shop owner, Cathy, obviously appreciates the fun image of TV moms – that’s her cool pic above!

I mean, who wouldn’t like to role-play (a little bit anyway) and be Lucille Ball, Donna Reed, or Barbara Billingsley?

And then go back to real life and take-out, maybe. But still!

P.S. And what a great gift for your mom!
P.P.S. And if this particular apron is gone when you visit her shop – believe me, she’s got some great finds there. You’ll love it!

Great Gatsby Vintage Style Earrings

I saw these recently and thought they were so graceful and lovely, I wanted to share!

Great Gatsby earrings by Parisienne Girl

This time they’re not even from my shop! They are available on Etsy though, at Parisienne Girl on Etsy. The designer has some lovely pieces inspired by “The Great Gatsby”. There’s something so evocative and, well, Continental about these creations – definitely worth checking out 🙂