Thursday, September 22, 2011

Animal Head Art: New AHV Mascots

I always love picking up beautiful old portraits of discarded ancestors at estate sales or flea markets and have been plotting a few crafts with them so that they aren't relegated to the shoebox where I keep them currently.

I'm no photoshop expert, but I know my way around the program well enough to have a little fun. These are some new mascots I created for the shop and blog from some photos I picked up in Detroit a few weeks back. I think these two would have made quite a pair:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Shop Preview: Feathers, sailors and more

We've been (finally) putting some new stuff in the shop, and you can expect to see some of these gems this week!

There are some feathers....

Some sailor backs:

And a few other coats, shirts and more

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Estate Find: Vintage Pink Bathroom Scale

I've said it before, but one of my favorite things about estate sales is getting to check out the interior of someone else's house and get a sense for how they lived and what their style was. Some people you feel like you would have liked alot, based soley on their choice of wallpaper and couches.

This week I walked into a pretty nondescript estate sale. Nothing in the house would have made you suspect that there was anything but a normal, slightly boring, neutral color loving couple that lived there. That is, until I stepped into the upstairs bathrooom and was immediately overwhelmed by the amount of pink that had been amassed in such a small tiled space. It looked like Barbie had been throwing a Pepto Bismol party. Pink, pink, pink from floor to ceiling.

Suddenly my idea of the couple that had lived there changed. Maybe the husband had been insistent on a neutral color palatte throughout the house, despite living there through more colorful decades like the 70s. I imagined the woman, muttering under her breath things like "so you think pink should just be an "accent" color, do you?" as she carefully placed the pink shag bathmat underneath the pink porcelain toilet bowl.

The one thing I salvaged from the place was this pink scale for our neutral gray and white bathroom. I swear, husband, its just an accent piece.

Monday, September 12, 2011

DIY: Vintage Tins as Fridge Magnets

Another cute way to repurpose vintage tins - turn them into magnets and stick them on the fridge to hold pencils or other doodads:

Full tutorial to be found at Creature Comforts.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dancing through the Decades

Just watched this video capturing 100 years of East London style in 100 seconds, Sept 13th 1911 - Sept 13th 2011. I like watching the style/dance moves evolve, and though I obviously love the old 20s, 50s, 60s stuff, the 80s and 90s are kind of amusing as well:

(found via A Cup of Jo)
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