Ring-Ring! Retro Phone Bags Are Calling!
If you missed it last time
, here's another 70's telephone purse
-- in which the phone actually works
. (In case you don't know Jack, or don't remember when phones were plugged in things, you'll need access to a phone jack to make this old bag phone work.)
If that's not a-cord-ing to your taste, how about a retro 60's handbag decorated with coiled phone cords
? (Disclaimer: Found in my parents' eBay listings.)
Labels: 1960s, 1970s, fashion, handbag, retro, telephones
Posts Of Halloween Past
I've been busy this Halloween; here's a round-up of the Halloween posts I made this year:1. Vintage Halloween party recipes
, from this issue of The Royal Neighbor
Halloween's a blast! Back when you could shoot children who annoyed you
My review of the retro skeleton game based on Dark Shadows' vampire, Barnabas Collins
My review of a gravedigger's memoirs
Did you see the antique vampire killing kits
up for auction?
Labels: antique, books, ephemera, games, Halloween, illustration, retro, vintage
A Peignoir Fit For Mrs. Kravitz
Pedro Didn't Mind Being Pink
Executives Love No-Iron Knit Pants
Are You A Fashion Puppet?
I Can't Hear You; Your Makeup Is Too Loud
Looking For Vintage & Retro Fun?
Last Call: Movieland Wax Museum
You Can't Dust M&Ms
I had to buy this retro turquoise glass snack dish -- I mean, come on -- it's fab-u-lous
! As the rooster says, "It's something to crow about!" (The photos don't do the turquoise color justice.)
At $2, it was a thrift shop steal.
But then, being 9.5 inches tall, and having a mouth diameter of 4.5 inches (much narrower than the base), it would cost, what, $45 to fill it with peanut butter M&M's?
Plus there's the additional cost of "a lifetime on the hips" -- because you cannot dust off M&M's, you have to eat
Labels: collecting, decorating, kitchen, kitsch, retro, roosters, thrift shop, thrift store lessons
Bowling Pin Animals To Spare
I did add this bowling pin stork family to my stork collection
... It was just $3.50.
But this deer made of small bowling pins (and on wheels -- so my mother-in-law would have loved him
!) had to stay behind due to the $40 price tag. :sigh:
Labels: bowling, collecting, Did Not Buy, retro, storks, thrift shop, vintage, weird
Because We've All Heard The Nova Joke
We've all heard that Chevy's Nova didn't go over so well in Spanish speaking countries because Nova means "No go", even though it's not true
, so why not leave it parked and let it be a camper? This retro ad features the Nova 6 Hatchback with the "tent-like Hutch", an "available feature" I'm not so sure people took Chevrolet up on.
Nova ad found in the July, 1974, issue of Psychology Today
-- that issue's been passed around quite a bit, at least in scanned form. I shared an article on political activism from the issue here
, sent scans of pages on nuclear families to Shawnee
, and posted an ad with doggies here
Labels: 1970s, retro, the automobile, vintage advertising, vintage magazines
What's Verrry Intersting?
Retro Turquoise Smoking & Magazine Stand
Far Out, Way Out, Or Way-Way Out?
She Can't Believe She's In Reader's Digest Either
F Troop Postcard 1967
An over-sized postcard from Harrah's in Reno promoting TV's "F Troop" (Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry) in the Headliner Room. Back promos future talent: Don Adams (with mini pic), Jim Nabors, George Kirby/Kim Siters, Bobby Darin (with mini pic), Debbie Reynolds, & Wayne Newton. (I've got a few of these; if you're interested, make me an offer
Labels: 1960s, celebs, ephemera, retro, television
Don't Believe Mousetraps Hurt?
Some-Bunny Ears Ursula Andress