Showing posts with label retro chalet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label retro chalet. Show all posts

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Things I love today!

Vintage Draped Chiffon Illusion Cocktail Dress S M
by Vogue Vintage Clothing. 

This dress would be fabulous to wear out to a super fancy cocktail party! Love the 50s!

Pair Vintage Wrought Iron Brackets for Plants by Luvvin Jewels.

I love these! They're really shabby and cool! They look great on the brick wall as displayed.

Little Wicker Fishing Basket Picnic by Retro Chalet.

Makes me want to go have a picnic! The weather is beautiful picnic
weather in Houston today!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I was promoted to team leader on Etsy Recyclers Guild team! Yay!

I joined the Etsy Recyclers Guild team this past November. I've been a part of other Etsy teams in the past, but never really felt like I belonged. From day one, I've truly felt like a member of the Etsy Recyclers Guild team. Cindy of Retro Chalet is our team captain and she has made me feel so warm and welcome. I cannot say enough good things about her. I just received an email a few minutes ago via Etsy and it said that I had been promoted to team leader! Yay for me! Thank you to Cindy and the Etsy Recyclers Guild team.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vintage housewares can add a little spice to your decor!

I've been to houses where all of the decor is sterile, new and really boring. It's as if the person only shopped at one of those large, chain furniture stores. That stuff is okay, I suppose, but why not brighten up your space and give it some character? Is it that difficult for some people to envision the endless possibilities of adding a vintage piece to their already sterile home decor?

Set Architectural Candle Holders Shabby candlesticks $28 by Retro Chalet Photobucket
These candlesticks are great. They are made of wood and would add a nice pop of color to any room.

Amazing Antique 1930s Bread Box $110 by Alpenglow VintagePhotobucket
I love this cute breadbox! I love anything from the 1930s, actually. I like the turquoise paint around the front perimeter and I love the crackle effect to the metal. This breadbox would make an excellent addition to any shabby kitchen decor. Much better than any new, modern (made to look vintage) kitchen breadbox.

Set of 3 Vintage Mid Century Modern Retro Turquoise & Gold Glass Decanters w/ Tops Lids $25 by Texas Vintage Things
I picked up these decanters at an estate sale awhile back. I actually can't remember. They are very modern and the colors are gold & turquoise. These would be cute in any room amongst other mid century modern items.

You can find these items by clicking on the photo's above or you can click here. All sellers featured in this post are members of the Etsy Recyclers Guild Team.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let me introduce you to Retro Chalet on Etsy

I'm a member of a great Etsy team called the Etsy Recyclers Guild. You can find our team blog here. Cindy from Retro Chalet is not only our team captain, but an amazing person. Her shop has the best vintage Kitchen, Melmac, print blocks, letterpress and porcelain glove molds as well as other cool vintage things. You can find her blog here.

Jadite Boontonware Creamer Sugar Melmac Melamine from New Jersey $16
You can find a lot of really cool, vintage kitchen items in her shop.

How Now Little Cows - moo cow creamers Instant Collection $16
Cindy is a very active member within the Etsy community, is a published author and raises money for various charities. She's also an artist. You can find her other shop, Retro Chalet Studio, here.

To raise awareness about our team and team blog, we are having a contest on our team blog. Please click here for additional details.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I was added to the vintage spotlight for the Etsy Recyclers Guild Team on Squidoo

I joined the Etsy Recyclers Guild Team this past November. Cindy, our team captain who runs Retro Chalet and the Retro Chalet blog always does really fun stuff to promote the team and shops within the team.

Yesterday, Cindy wrote an article on Squidoo about the top 10 vintage Etsy shops in our team and she included and item from my shop in her post.

Vintage 60s 70s DeWeese Design Swim Dress M/L $55

All the proceeds from the Squidoo "views and sales" go to charity! It's fun and benefits a charity. Please go vote!