Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thriting Finds Part 3

While out we popped into a few main stream thrift stores and found some things!

Hi-Jacks Swizzle Stick straws and Glass Coozie (not sure on the technical term for them) but on the back it says that this set will "bring the gaiety of the rainbow to any gathering, these Hi-Jacs and swizzle sticks compliment your taste as they compliment your glasses. Made of the finest quality materials, they add a flourish of flattering, stylish color to your entertaining... Keeps ice longer- protects your fine furniture- wonderful to hold" ($6)


A "table" (what they had it at the store as) to put Rich's records. Not sure if that's what it is suppose to be used for but that is what we got it for. ($20)



Two covered buckle kits that were thrown in a bag with 2 napkin rings and a hot glue gun stick. ($3 for the pair)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

PDF patterns

I am putting this on here more for me so I do not forget... But I thought some ladies may find it useful too!

Etsy shop with multi sized vintage patterns from doll sized all the way to 68" bust...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmbonpointVintage?ref=seller_info

Mens Suit

I am making the simplicity retro 8879



This is my first mans anything and I am about ready to give up on it. The instructions on how to make the double lapel are dismal and the ease stitching matching is horrible in it. It looks like a gathered sleeve more so than a mans suit.

I have already invested so much time on this project and want it to just be done with. I am in the muslin stage and I am thinking I do not even want to cut the suit fabric.

Any little bit will help. OH! And the sizing is ridiculous. Any help on sizing a mans suit would be great because apparently you can't just go off the mans actual measurements.

I hate, no loath, how the left side looks. This is on my female double so ignore the chest lol The odd lapels. I drew on the suit where I think it should cut in on the collar

The horrible left sleeve "gathers" and another lapel shot...




Sock Hop 2

With VLV 15 drawing ever closer some friends and I decided to brush up on our jiving skills. It is a great chance to catch-up with friends away from the bars and get chance to show off my punch making skills!

We meet on Sunday afternoon/late evening. We use Miss Wolff's jive dvd It is a "snack-luck" and we end with a "best sock" competition. Note: I am not in any of these piccys/video I was taking all the pictures. Thanks to my friends that let me put their darling faces up on here!

Here are some pictures/video from the event.


Even Elvis and Abby wanted in on the action!


Videos:If anyone can tell me why blogger put two of the same videos up I would love to know how to fix it. They are two of the same, very annoying.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Thriting Finds Part 2

After such wonderful luck yesterday we decided to hit the stores again today in hunt for other great deals. Plus I wanted to look for a punch bowl in hopes to use it for our Sock Hop (look for a post on that later this week) to serve our guests my yummy orange-cream punch. Well I was lucky and found a punch bowl AND cups for $4 and some patterns for 70c each!

This pattern is my fave, it has a detachable collar. I love that idea, you can totally change the look of the dress.


These are from the 60s but I still think they are darling.


This is my punch bowl. It has 9 cups. I am assuming at some point in time there were 12 glasses. The bowl and the cups have raised roses on them. I picked up a cheap ladle at the Dollar store.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thrifting Finds

After a long, long, loooooooong dry spell in thrifting (I am talking over 5 months) here in Vegas we finally found some stuff! We got a dresser, records, a coat, some speakers, and snack serving set. Here is a "group shot" of our finds:



As I was sitting on the floor looking through containers of records I came by some 45s. We would love your help! We are new to the record thing and would like to know if they are original labels or re-presses. Also, how do you clean the records? Many of these have just layers of dust on them.

1. Jerry Lee Lewis: Breathless & Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Smash Records)
2. Bill Haley and His Comets: Shake, Rattle and Roll & A.B.C Boogie my new fave song- it's about a teacher!(Decca)
3. The Five Keys: Wisdom of a Fool & Now Don't That Prove I Love You (Capitol)
4. Delbert McClinton: Let Me Be Your Lover & Sam Cooke: Only Sixteen (Capitol)
5. Ray Charles: Booty Butt & Lee Morgan: Sidewinder (Tangerine Records)
6. Les Baxter: More Love Than Your Love & The High and the Mighty (Capitol)this record is a lot heavier than the others.
7. Disneyland presents the Story of Whinnie the Pooh and Tigger with Songs this came with a book once upon a time. I have seen others in thrift shops produced in the 60s
8. Four Aces: Three Coins in the Fountain & Wedding Bells (Decca)
9. Ralph Brewster and the Toppers: Searchin' & "Scat Man" Crothers: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter. & Dave Burgess: Bye Bye Love & Lew Raymond Orchestra: Around the World (Tops)
10. Laurie Lowman: Johnny Angel & Love is a Gypsy (ABC Paramount)

We also got some "box sets" of records. They actually looked more like books. The copy right date on them is 1947. I would like to know if they are really from 1947. The records in them are 78s. Any information on them would be great. They look like this:

The record books with the girl on them are Dorothy Shay: The Park Avenue Hillbillie "Goes to Town" and "Sings" both from Columbia Records. The teal one is Bing Crosby "Don't Fence Me In" but is a compilation of different songs. 1) The Andrews Sisters: Don't Fence Me In & Pistol Packin' Mama. 2) Bailes Brothers: As Long as I Live & Searching for a Soldiers Grave. 3) Bob Willis and his Texas Playboys: Cotton Eyed Joe & Staccato Waltz

We also got some, what I call "regular" records, but I am told they are called 33s (lol). Anywho the titles/artists for these are: (I am not going to list the songs because there are too many on the record to type!)

1. The Four Preps
2. The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band (copy right 1975) and it also sounds nothing like Hawaiian music. Sounds more like Willie Nelson.
3. A Christmas Carol narrated Lionel Barrymore & Beloved Christmas Hymns and Carols (coming to you straight from the 60s!)

Then we also came across some interesting signed records. 2 from Don Ho and 1 from Arthur Lyman: Yellow Bird. I actually really like this one. I need to have a swag tiki party now!




Then it comes to the girly stuff that I get super-de-duper excited about! I found a Anchorglass Serve-a-Snack Set, a dresser, and cape.

The Jacket:


The Serving set comes with 4 glass cups and 4 trays with a great circular pattern. I adore they are still in the box.


Then, I saved the best for last, the dresser. I adore this dresser. Take a look! Does anyone think they have a date for this? All the runners are wood. I am horrible at dating furniture. I can say "mid-century" but I would like more then that.




We got the dresser for $85 out the door. Everything else listed total was $40. A great day hunting! I would love to hear your input on the finds.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Colette Patterns

In order to work towards my New Year's goals #1 and 2 I treated myself to some Colette Patterns today! They have a great deal going on right now- 2 patterns and the book for $50 and they are only charging $5 for shipping. Love it. These are the goods!

I got the new Colette book:


The two patterns I got was the Jasmine shirt and the Ginger Skirt.