Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Cheap Plastic Poodles
I remember having these as a kid. Carnival prizes, hard-earned, and for far more than a quarter each. Even back then.
The red one retains its plastic loop for hanging and is marked "Made in Hong Kong" on the side. The rest have no markings.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Ring-Ring! Retro Phone Bags Are Calling!
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.)
Monday, January 18, 2010
Little Van Goes
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Flintstones Draw Rings
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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.
2. Halloween's a blast! Back when you could shoot children who annoyed you, anyway.
3. My review of the retro skeleton game based on Dark Shadows' vampire, Barnabas Collins.
4. My review of a gravedigger's memoirs.
5. Did you see the antique vampire killing kits up for auction?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Mixed Vegetables Message
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Retro USSR Earrings
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
A Peignoir Fit For Mrs. Kravitz
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Before Frosted Flakes...
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Pedro Didn't Mind Being Pink
Friday, July 31, 2009
Dames & Dogs #8
Thursday, July 30, 2009
What Cool Looks Like
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Executives Love No-Iron Knit Pants
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Are You A Fashion Puppet?
Monday, July 20, 2009
When Andy Warhol Speaks
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Powder Puff Pussy
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Dames & Dogs #4
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I Can't Hear You; Your Makeup Is Too Loud
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Looking For Vintage & Retro Fun?
Monday, April 20, 2009
Last Call: Movieland Wax Museum
Sunday, April 5, 2009
You Can't Dust M&Ms
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 them.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Bowling Pin Animals To Spare
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:
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Because We've All Heard The Nova Joke
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.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
What's Verrry Intersting?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Retro Turquoise Smoking & Magazine Stand
It has a hanging magazine holder, a center stamped template for glasses, cigarettes, matches and a multi colored glass lined area. The turquoise painted portions are wood while the pole is a brass colored metal. It is 18 1/2" tall, 15 1/2" wide and 12 1/2" deep.