Thursday, May 19, 2016

Darling and Useful Retro Kitchen Timers

It's a clock day today! I only say this because I am anxiously awaiting vacation in a week! I was thinking about all the baking that I am going to have to do for some guests I'm having over. Then I realized, I need a timer. Unless you bake all the time, I just don't think about timers, because we have one on our oven! If you're baking 3-4 things at once, then things are a little different. This is why I was excited when I saw these retro kitchen timers on Amazon. There are so many shapes, sizes, and functions! They are awesome!

I think this Fox Run retro magnetic kitchen timer is the only one that comes in green. So if you're a green person, I would jump on this one immediately! I love how small and convenient this is! In fact, maybe getting multiple colors would help with the baking process. I could have certain colors associated with different breads I'm baking. Since it is magnetic, I shouldn't lose it. I could just put it on my fridge.

Instead of it being portable, I think that this Suzie Q vintage minute timer would be a great option too. Since it's flat on the bottom you could just have it sitting about the stove for your convenience. This one also comes in a variety of colors! I am also in love with the Suzie Q brand! If you love vintage kitchenware like I do, I very much recommend taking a look!

If you're looking for sturdy, then I would go with this vintage Streamline kitchen timer. The design is very bulky, perhaps too much for what I am looking for. If you're an avid chef or baker, this would definitely be handy. I just don't bake enough to justify getting something so bold!

I think this retro kitchen timer wall clock is perfect! I love having a clock with a timer all in one. It also comes in my favorite color, teal! In fact, this matches my kitchen decor so flawlessly I think I found what I was looking for!

I was so excited about the previous clock that I forgot about this retro kitchen clock with temperature and timer. If only this came in teal or some other color besides yellow, I would be all over this one.

This should make my vacation baking session incredibly easy. What do you think about these retro kitchen timers on Amazon? Would you use one? What is your favorite out of the five listed? Comment down below!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lovely Retro Style Dresses by Anni Coco

I'm so excited to shop for new dresses for summertime! When I saw these fabulous retro style dresses from Anni Coco, I about died! These are so great for this time of year and they come in so many colors. Ladies, you need to check them out.

I have always wanted to wear one of these vintage swing tea dresses to a party. First, it reminds me of something Marilyn Monroe wore. Next, it just looks like to much fun. I used to go swing dancing quite a bit when I was younger and I would have loved to wear this! There are many color options.

I can actually remember pictures of my grandma wearing cute retro party dresses like this. The navy blue with white trim reminds me of a ladies nautical dress. This is the most modest dress vintage style that Anni Coco has. Aren't the heart buttons on the front just precious?

Are you going to any summer weddings this year? I know I have a ton I need to attend! These lace vintage party dresses are classy and fun! You never want to outdo the bride or her bridesmaids. This is also a great option for those who want a more conservative look!

This vintage tea bow-knot dress style is great for everyday events. It's not too showy, but still fun. I can already see myself walking into the office wearing this. Plus, I can imagine it being very comfortable!

I am thrilled to see this vintage style dovetail dress. Not only can I display my retro pride, but I can feel sexy too! I've heard lots of people saying that expressing yourself as a woman was difficult in the good old days. This clearly proves that theory wrong!

I love vintage dresses! Not only are they great for everyday things like work or even going out for a walk, but are fantastic for parties too! There's a style for everyone from flashy to conservative. Take a look at these retro style dresses from Anni Coco. Which style is your favorite?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Gorgeous Colorful and Bright Amberina Glass for Summertime Entertaining

My grandparents have really rubbed off on me as I've gotten older. They both adored blue and orange home decor and now I do too. I may like different shades than they do, but there are clearly similarities. As you can probably tell, lately I have been obsessed with dishware! These vintage Amberina glassware pieces are perfect for the summer season.

The thought of using this antique votive candle holder is so exciting! Can't you imagine this as a centerpiece on your dining table? The light shining through the glass would create a romantic glow at nighttime. The engraving on the glass looks like waves, which is perfect for this time of year!

This retro Amberina pitcher is deceivingly small. I was thinking I could use this for my summer tea, but it's too little. Instead of using it for tea, it can be used to hold milk or cream. That would be great for my future breakfast parties. I adore the cherry pattern.

The pitcher above and this vintage butter dish would be great to have at a summer brunch gettogether. Both have the gorgeous cherry pattern and are super colorful. This would bring more warmth to my table! The plate shape is really pretty.

I want this Amberina moon and stars ashtray. If I was a smoker, I would buy this immediately! I like this stars and moon design and wish it was on other items! Maybe this can be used for something else, like a place for jewelry or candles.

This is an epic goblet! I would love to use this Amberina glass with daisy and button pattern for all my beverages. The light shining through both the glass and liquid would make so many cool reflections. It reminds me of a beautiful fiery crystal.

This vintage Amberina goblet is bold. It looks like it is straight out of a fantasy novel. It is like a volcanic flower. Absolutely stunning. I wish that this came in a set of four, because I want more than just one! The thickness of the glass would be great for outdoor dining.

Do you need to brighten up your home? There are plenty of Amberina glassware pieces on Etsy to choose from. Which one could you use in your house? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Brand New Melamine "Atomic" Retro-Style Dinnerware

With all the warm weather we have been having, I have been doing everything outside. Not only that, but I just bought an amazing outdoor furniture set that I need to use. I don't want to bring all my glass or ceramic dinnerware outside, so I suppose I need to buy some melamine! These super cute vintage style "atomic" melamine dinnerware on Amazon are a perfect match.

The starburst pattern is one of my favorites. These 50's style salad plates are a blast from the past.

If I just got this oval serving bowl I would be a happy camper. By itself, it would add that vintage flair that I need to my outdoor dining set! For smaller dinner parties this would be helpful to have.

In order to match the salad plates I will need to get these dinner plates! Not only do they have the funky retro design, but they are oval shaped. I actually like how large it is! Whenever I have a barbecue I always end up spilling my corn on the cob because the plate is too small. This is the perfect size to be spill proof.

I like the style so much that it doesn't necessarily need to be melamine. Having a little tea party using these starburst cup and saucers would definitely be a hit! Also, I would love to just drink my tea out of this cute cup.

I want to have these atomic drinking glasses for everyday use! These are more colorful and fun than the glasses I have currently.

The last melamine plates I found are these diner boomerang plates. I'm dying because they don't match my outdoor decor, but I want them! They're so stylish and really bring me back to the good ol' days. Maybe one of you can provide a better home for these?

Check out more "atomic" melamine dinnerware on Amazon. Do you like the style? Tell me in the comments below!

Vintage Retro Style Radios That Really Work

One of the most important things needed to tie a room together is a radio. It's so sad they are hardly ever used anymore! As I am a rare breed and actually use these still, I figured I would find a vintage style radio that would match my home. The best part about these retro style radios is that they actually work! I am already ecstatic about using these to listen to my favorite morning radio stations!

I think of my childhood when I see this Northpoint radio. It reminds me of when we used to go camping in our cabin. My dad would always play country music, which I hated at the time. I do like the color, because it would match my downstairs! That's where my entertainment room is - perfect place.

I am also really loving this blue Coronado vintage radio. It would be so much fun to use this for summer. You could pack it up for a trip to the beach with the kids and they wouldn't even know what to do with it. It could create an opportune time to tell them about the history of radio.

The style of this Northpoint vintage radio is so cute. Out of three of them this is my favorite. I really like how the speaker pops out versus the other two. Maybe I could start playing our local 1950s themed station on it for a more authentic experience.

Out of these three radios which one would you use in your house? Or would you take them with you on vacations? Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Retro Sputnik Chandeliers from Dutton Brown in Minnesota

I am so excited to show you guys these Sputnik Chandeliers from Dutton Brown on Etsy. When I was a kid I remember seeing these and hoping my parents would get one someday. Of course they never did, so now I've been waiting for the right moment to get myself one. Mostly I was looking for the right design or color, because Sputniks can come in all shapes and sizes! These guys have three fabulous different styles.

This orange mini sputnik chandelier is so cute. I love the compact design. It is perfect for most people this day and age. Many of my relatives who love retro home decor live in small condos or apartments. This lighting system is the perfect size. I imagine this would give off light for many rooms at a time.

Take a look at the other colors they have - So many!

This amazing yellow Sputnik chandelier is a fantastic size for a living room. The arms are a lot longer than the minis, so I would make sure it's in a place where there's a lot of height. I have a really tall ceiling in my living room and it just doesn't get enough light. I think with this chandelier it would be bright enough.

Here are a few of their color options for the medium sized Sputnik chandeliers.

When I think of Sputnik, this is typically the design and shape that comes to mind. The large mint Sputnik Chandelier is great for over the dinner table. Since it is "flatter" it's less likely someone will hit their head. I'm pretty tall, so I always have to keep that in mind. What a great way to spunk up your dining room. Both adults and kids would totally fall in love with it.

If you're not seeing a color you would like here, I would check it out their store for other options. If you have colorful walls and need glamorous and fun decor this is the place to go!

These things live in the future and past, I really enjoy that aspect! Check out Sputnik Chandeliers from Dutton Brown on Etsy. There's more designs here than just Sputnik, but of course, that's what I like most. What about you? Tell me about it in the comments down below!