February 18th, 2015

Ring-A-Ding-Ding, A Spy’s Phone

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

I’m a fan of FX’s The Americans. So I was thrilled when I spotted the mod round brown Sculptura phone aka “the doughnut telephone” in the Jennings’ master bedroom.

Keri Russell as elizabeth jennings on the americans mod telephone

Sculptura doughnut phone in bedroom Philip Jennings Matthew Rhys

I like to spot the vintage in TV shows; it’s just something I do. And spotting this retro phone made me hold onto it a bit longer… But now the Sculptura, made by Western Electric’s Design Line for Bell Telephone circa 1975, is up for sale.

retro sculptura mod round phone

The photos of Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings in the characters’ bedroom set on The Americans came from set decorator Kelley Burney. More info on the difficulties of finding items for the show’s set in this article at Slate.

January 25th, 2015

Has The Narnia Lion Left Your Wardrobe Funky?

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Fumigate it with one of the various fumigation products from Johnson & Johnson – circa the early 1900s, that is. Page from A Book With A Mission, copyright 1903, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A.


January 20th, 2015

Toddler Jodhpurs

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

It may be too late for you to get your child into a pair of these this winter; but there’s always next year to make him or her freak out everyone else on the sledding hill. (Can you only imagine if they were knit from wool?!) From Fleisher’s Baby Book, Infants To 4 Years, Volume # 101; copyright 1957, Fleisher Yarns, Inc.

vintage fleishners-baby-book snow suit jodhpurs

January 19th, 2015

Right Down To The Miniature Cash Register

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

If you love dollhouses, shadowboxes, and other miniatures check out Miniature Shops How to Design And Make Them by Margaret B. Duda. It helps you make everything from a Victorian millinery to an ice cream parlor – complete with tiny hats, hat boxes, and a cash register.

miniature cash register

miniature antique shops

January 8th, 2015

Back When Dames Were Dames

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

And hats were like crazy! Via.


January 1st, 2015

1954 Was A Real Bitch For Baby New Year

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

In this vintage promotional piece for The Sands, Baby New Year’s bottle of 1954 was held just out of reach. …Ah, back when Vegas was for adults & not kids.

1954 sands casino teasing baby new years photo

January 1st, 2015

Did You Celebrate New Year’s With This Guy?

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

His beer goggles appear to match his hat. Via.

happy new year man retro

December 31st, 2014

After Ingrid Won The Horse Race…

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Her photo circled the world. Including on this 1920’s postcard from the Netherlands.

1920s lady horse shoe new years postcard

December 18th, 2014

Holiday Greetings From “The Xmas Tree Country”

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Greetings from CBS stations KGVO & KANA, The Art Mosby Stations, in Montana – “The Xmas Tree Country.” Vintage Christmas ad from the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting.


December 2nd, 2014

The Origins Of Charlie Brown’s Sad Little Christmas Tree

by Deanna aka Pop Tart

Hubby and I own this gem of a vintage photo; but now you can get it on cards, napkins, etc. for your very own holiday sharing.

Vintage Photo of a Woman Sitting By A Little Tree Cards
Vintage Photo of a Woman Sitting By A Little Tree Cards by kindnessofstrangers
Shop for a different greeting card template online at zazzle