Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

 Many wishes for a New Year filled with nothing but happy minutes and lots of quality time!
P.S. I have the red teapot clock pictured above!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vote for My Retro Goddess

Super-blog Apartment Therapy is hosting the 2009 Homies awards
**Update! RetroRenovation is one of the finalists! Vote here. **

My favorite blog, RetroRenovation by Pam Kueber (my Retro Goddess) is nominated, and is one of the Top 6! She needs more votes, and she truly deserves them! If you have read RetroRenovation, you know what an amazing resource and inspiration it is for all lovers of Mid-Century Modern and Modest.

The Apartment Therapy website has this to say about the Homies:

Shelter Bloggers Rule!

There are awards for all sorts of blogs, but no one ever pays enough attention to the shelter blogs, so we started The Homies. It's our way of surveying the blogosphere each year for the best new home design blogs and sharing what we find. It's not so much a competition as a celebration of the richness and awesomeness of shelter bloggers around the world. Join us, share your favorites and check out the ones you don't know. We want to elevate good home blogs, see who you love and gain awareness for the home niche.

**Voting for this final round ends JAN 6 at 5:00 p.m. EST, so please go now and register with them (it's free, and they are safe and reputable) and VOTE!**

When I voted, this is the comment I left as to why it is one of my favorite blogs:
“Where to begin? RetroRenovation has been a daily destination for me for the past two years. It has been a resource and inspiration for projects around my last and current home, and a source of validation for my obsessions! There are really people out there who find mid-century everything just as fascinating as I do! This blog inspired me to start my own blog, to start an Etsy shop, and to make my home the best it can be. I never tire of looking at the time-capsules, estate sales, products, resources, vintage images, etc. that Pam tirelessly researches and shares with all of us. She is my Retro Goddess!”

There are so many reasons to love Pam's work:
She is a campaigner for preservation of original pastel bathrooms


The site is chock-full of resources like this:

She posts eye candy like these:

And this is her kitchen, for crying out loud!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Good Thrifting

I've been collecting bits and pieces here and there since the last post I did about my thrift store finds, so I figured it was time to share.

One day, I got this great haul:

Four Pyrex refrigerator dishes, in the Butterprint pattern, mint condition with lids!
Butter dish - "Nordic" pattern by Syracuse
Cool plate - "Windblown" by Salem
Cute elephants - for my growing collection. I just keep finding them, and elephants are such amazing animals, I can't help myself.
Pyrex juice carafe in the "Butterfly Gold" pattern

From other stores, other days....

Got these starburst Miramar Melmac dessert plates, aqua and gold

The coolest little "Thermo-Serv" insulated pitcher, in aqua. Tragedy, though - the clerk dropped it when he was ringing me up, and now it's got a big crack. Oh well, he did give it to me for free.

Pyrex casserole, in the aqua Snowflake pattern I love.

These beautiful vintage wall sconces for $1.50 each!