Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I just received my order from!  I am so excited to share this company with you.  They sell retro home decor and it is oh so cute.  I purchased two photo's to go in my bedroom....I'm doing a retro/glamour/50's Hollywood/pinup kinda style.

I purchased these photos of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean.  I loved this photo of Marilyn because of how natural she looked.  You don't see many like this of her, so unique.  I loved the photo of James Dean I picked for the same reason.

They are printed on heavy card stock and as bonus surprise when I looked on the back, they look like giant post cards.  Oh yeah, did I mention they are 11x14?  A great size to frame and hang on your wall. 

The very best part you ask?  Yes...well the prints are only $4.99 each!  What a deal...just waiting for frames to go on sale so I can get them up on my walls.  Plus delivery was super fast.  I purchased the prints on Monday I believe and they are here already.  I didn't even use express shipping, regular old standard USPS.  They were packaged very nicely so they wouldn't get bent in transit.  The prints were placed facing each other and wrapped on a piece of cardboard.  Then they are placed in a priority mail mailing box, which was kept flat and the edges were taped closed.

I was very pleased with my purchase and the ease of navigating the website. They have so many cute items for your home, you really just have to check them out to see.  I could go on and on and on with a never ending list of the fun stuff they sell.

Happy Shopping....

Bye Dolls!

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Etsy Favorites

I am very excited to share some of my favorites stores from

What is

A fabulous online website for people to post handmade and vintage items for sale.  I prefer it to ebay because it's much easier to see where the items are coming from and see the quality of each item.  I have also found that it has become increasingly difficult to find good deals on ebay anymore and prefer the way Etsy is setup.

So without further ado, here are some of my favorites in no particular order!

  • PinkyPinups ~ Owned by Nori and Jennifer out of Orange County, Ca.  They make the most adorable pinup style clothing, that I feel is very reasonable compared to some of the websites I've found.  My favorite items they make are the bath towels. They come in hot pink, red or black and have the cutest details!
  • LoveVanillaRose ~ Owned by a single mother from rural Maine.  She makes the most adorable bathroom accessories and kitchen potholders.  My favorite are her toilet seat covers. These are not your grandma's toilet seat covers! If you love a vintage look, you have to check them out. My favorite is the black with white polka dots! Also the dish soap bottle aprons are to die for!
  • ashleycasey05 ~ Owned by Ashely Casey from Port Charlotte.  She makes the most adorable ribbon rings with a vintage/punk attitude. So cute!
  • Vintagelucy's ~ Owned by Tabatha Hasselbrink from the Mission Viejo/Orange County, Ca.  Inspired by her great grandmother, she makes children's clothes, adult shirts and kitchen towels with retro designs and fabrics. My absolute favorite are her kitchen tea towels.  They have vintage pictures with a whimsical twist!
  • LynnsRags ~ Owned by Lynn from San Diego, Ca.  She makes the most fabulous tube dresses! The bottom of her dresses are typically made from either tulle or vintage bedsheets (think Strawberry Shortcake and Star Wars kids sheets)!  She also makes other dress styles and tube tops.  I love the way she redesigns vintage dresses that you would normally pass up in a thrift store!
  • LukaMish ~ From South Australia, Australia.  She makes the most adorable pillows and tote bags from vintage inspired fabrics.  Everything in her store is very reasonably priced and so cute!
  • RevampProductions ~ Owned by Jennifer Perkins from Costa Mesa, Ca.  She is inspired by classic cars for her purse designs and let me tell you they are to die for!!  I really can't pin point a favorite design.  Each purse is handmade so you will pay a bit more than some other retro purses out there, but I think if you find one you really love go for it!  She even has a "Join the Club" option where you can register your purse and you can have it fixed or refurbished if needed.  I think that makes her purses well worth the investment!
So there you have it, just a few of my favorites.  I can't wait to start adding some of these amazing items to my home.  Please check these sotres out and the other shops on 

Happy Shopping!