Archives for September 2013

Coming soon! The Vintage Bazaar…

The Vintage Bazaar will be at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury MA on Saturday Sept 21st and Sunday the 22nd 2013.  For more information you can see their website:

Retromat will be there with Rosie and she makes a great fitting room for trying on vintage clothes!

Come out and see what we have to offer. There are housewares, barware, super picnic stuff, mens and ladies hats and accessories, cute bags, bowling shoes…vintage typewriters,  great jewelry.  And of, of course, super cute vintage clothing.  That is JUST Retromat.  The whole fair has something for everyone.  There is a vintage motorcycle show on Sunday and they have some really cool food trucks as well!

Here is a sneak peek at some of my current inventory:

What to do, what to do…

Help me, readers.  I have this really cute phone bench to sell at my next vintage market and I can’t tell if I ought to try and recover the seat … or just leave it?

Here it is…






You can see where I at least removed the really scary yellow plastic that someone had covered it in.  The original blue knit fabric is intact, but has serious issues around the edges.  It is very discolored and fragile.



I have some fabric lying around that could be really cute… (click the pic for a bigger view)


SO, cover it? And if so, with which one?

Also… I will not paint it.  Don’t even suggest that, please.  There are painters of wood, and non-painters of wood.  I fall into the second category on this bench.  I totally get the bright white, turquoise, mint green, paint the old wood thing – with certain pieces.  But not every stick of vintage furniture needs to be made bright, shiny, chic, or shabby.  This bench is staying natural. At least while I have it. :)

Anyway, give me your thoughts on this one… I just cant make up my mind!

Back to School – The triumphant return of the Pop Quiz!

Well, gosh, not even one full month has passed since my last post where I promised to post more!  Ahem.  So… where were we?  Oh yes, I was going to blog weekly and that nearly happened…

For the record, I am hereby claiming that I had end of summer vacation fever which prevented me from approaching the computer  – and let us just leave it at that, shall we? Good.

Now that summer vacation is over it is back to school for you readers and what is better to start with than a good ol’ fashioned pop quiz? (Also, I know summer is not technically over but that does not fit with my post so I am ignoring that.  Please do the same.)

Dust off your thinking caps and get ready.  I assume you all recall how this works.  You just view the photo, and post your best guess below in the comments. No peeking down before you guess, NO going to google images and letting it tell you who this is,  and feel free to share any thoughts that the photo brings to mind.   He is pretty cute with all that wavy hair –  those were my first thoughts. Also, groovy shirt!

You get extra credit for knowing something else about the fellow in this photo.  And those of you who will know it don’t need me to tell you what that is.  How cryptic!!!

Without further ado here is your photo:

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And while you are busy contemplating this fellow, I will be working on the rest of the posts for this week.  I have photos of the nearly finished Rosie the Camper who made her first Vintage Fair debut.  I STILL owe you photos from the Roaring 20s Lawn Party at the Crane Estate.  I want to share thoughts on the experience of selling at the Vintage at Victoria Inn show from this past weekend.  I also want to show you what will be coming up at our sale in a few weeks at the Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury MA.  AND I have a new feature to share.  It will be called Two Ways to Wear It.  Have I mentioned that one before?  I have been thinking about it for a long while.  Essentially I’ll take a vintage item and show you at least two different ways to style it.  So, stay tuned, I am going to do my best to get all of that information out to you this week!

Happy Quizzing!