I have this thing now where whenever an ad tells me to do something, I turn it around and tell them to do it. For example, when the commercial announcer says, “Right now, you can get 0% financing,” I reply — yes, out loud, with “No, you get 0% financing!” Hubby swears it never gets old. Heh.
In this case, even if sounds threatening or at least a bit naughty, Piff’s is just a vintage soda pop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need a way to keep the family’s interest this holiday weekend? Make some celebrity bingo cards! You can adapt this easily to include characters that might be seen the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, use the names & jersey numbers of football players to keep non-football fans interested during game time, etc.. My favorite way to play, however, is during episodes of Charmed. Virtually everyone has been on that show! Seriously, it was like a bewitched version of The Love Boat or Fantasy Island.
This green barrel-backed chair was one of a suite of six from Elvis Presley’s Hillcrest home in Los Angeles. It’s rather as one of these chairs was used in the 1970 family photo shoot with Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie. It is going up for auction on August 14. Via.
Horlick’s malted milk ad, 1910.
A very cute vintage made in Japan skunk figurine that I did not buy. I considered adding it to my skunk collection; but what if Grandma Susie or one of her grandkids came looking for it? So I left the skunk on the shelf at Exit 55 Antiques.
On Mother’s Day, I was looking through old digital photos and found a few pics we snapped at antique malls and the like. I no longer recall where this little kitschy duck was found, but I still had to share him.