Sunday, July 17, 2016

Beautiful and Useful Retro Styled Toasters from Smeg

If you're aiming for a vintage retro styled kitchen, it's hard to pull it off with a boring modern stainless-steel toaster like I have. My toaster gets used multiple times per day, so I definitely have to keep it on the counter. I'd rather have a pretty, retro toaster from Smeg.

The two-slice toasters are offered in Pastel Blue, Pastel Green, Red, Black, Pink, and Cream.

Which color would you choose for your kitchen?

Gorgeous Retro Style Electric Teakettles from Smeg

These beautiful, shiny retro-style electric kettles are by Smeg. I don't own an electric kettle yet, and I definitely want one. I'm having trouble choosing a color!

Smeg's retro electric kettles are offered in Pastel Green, Pastel Blue, Black, Red, Pink, Chrome, and Cream. Each holds 1.7 liters of water.

I love that they have an automatic shutoff when the water temperature reaches 100°C/212°F. That's great for forgetful people like me!

If you're styling a retro kitchen, these might be a perfect addition for you.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Two Repro Westclox Moonbeam Clocks for Your Vintage Style Home

I remember these when I was a kid! I want to get something like these 1950s Moonbeam clocks for my guest room. Especially for when the kids come to my house for sleepovers. Come take a look!

Moonbeam Clock with Lighted Dial - Yellow

Moonbeam Clock with Lighted Dial - Aqua

I think my favorite has to be the aqua Moonbeam clock. It definitely matches most of my house, which admittedly going way overboard with the teal color! Check out other 1950s Moonbeam clocks on Amazon and let me know what you think of them!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10 Gorgeous Pieces of Emsa Tableware from Germany

I don't know if you remember me mentioning that I had a fire back in January or February. After that whole fiasco happened and rebuying new kitchen items, I swore to myself "No more plastic!" Well, I have a confession I need to make to you guys, I lied. I would love to just stick with glass and metal, but frankly, that's expensive. One of my most adored companies has to be Emsa from Germany. I just like the funky "futuristic" but retro tableware they have. Check out these awesome pieces of tableware by Emsa on Etsy.

I instantly thought of my mom when I saw this. The 70s panton EMSA Germany serve tray is almost identical as the one I grew up with. I would use these for some parties I had with my girlfriends and they truly are handy. Plus I have a weakness for chips and salsa.

The design and color of these atomic retro bowls are so amazing. I love the soft pink color on the inside. These would clearly be great for dips and such, but also just displaying or storing things throughout the house. What a cool shape!

It's a little late for Easter, but there are many summer brunches I will be hosting. These vibrant retro Emsa egg cups are great because they are plastic! The kids love egg cups, but I'm always so nervous when they use my ceramic ones. I would be so stress free with these!

I actually might be in love with this retro snack party platter. It's so cool how it all stacks on top of each other. Storage would be very simple! I wonder if you could get away with serving different finger food with it stacked like that. My question is why don't they make things like this anymore? I really enjoy all the groovy colors!

This orange vintage Emsa appetizer tray looks like the exact same as above. It's just orange! Apparently you can keep most of the bowls stacked! This would be such an awesome centerpiece in the middle of the table. Great for parties!

I can't speak or read German, but that doesn't necessarily matter. These vintage storage boxes are great for all kinds of things. In fact, I would use this outside for a brunch and put cheese or olives in it to keep bugs away.

Probably one of the simplest yet best inventions ever are butter dishes. This vintage Emsa butter dish is super vibrant and precious. I love the colors and the atomic style on the top. Not only that, the basket style bottom is very interesting! I really enjoy it for it's simple design.

Considering I've covering tableware, I think I've done an amazing job not featuring just tea sets! This Emsa vintage breakfast set is so cute! Fortunately for my wallet, I prefer ceramic teapots and cups! Too bad this was plastic, but it would be great for tea parties with my little nieces and nephews.

This vintage Emsa storage jar is another simple yet great item. Between you and me, this would be filled with sugar! I have a little bit of a sugar problem, especially when it comes to drinking coffee.

Last, but not tableware is the retro Emsa spice rack. it was just too cute to pass up and I need one! I adore the beautiful flowers that are on the very front. This is the perfect size too. My spice cabinet is getting too crazy, so I need to have more access to some of the most used spices!

If you're someone who loves plastic kitchenware, I definitely recommend Emsa products from Germany. It's durable, light, and very resistant to aging! Also, many things come in bright colors to liven up your day! Check out these awesome pieces of tableware by Emsa on Etsy. What is something you probably could use? I'd love to hear down below!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Lovely Figural Powder Jars with Ladies on Them

I remember seeing figural powder jars on my grandmother's vanity. There were all kinds of shapes and sizes, typically with animals on the top. Truthfully I would climb up there and play with all of them, because they were so pretty. My mom actually had one that looked like a queen - you would have to open her along her torso, and the bottom of her dress held all the powder!

Take a look at these antique figural powder jars on Etsy that look like ladies!

I have to say this is my favorite out of all the figural jars. The antique Dancing Girl figural jar is very elegant. The pink color looks as though there is a gorgeous glittery sheen on top. She looks like she is about to hit the dance floor!

The complimentary colors are fantastic on this Art Deco Flapper Lady figural jar. The parrot is a very nice touch. It would be fun to have this in a summer home! I love women's fashion in the twenties.

If you're looking for a jar with lots of attitude, take a look at this vintage art deco lady powder box. Her expression says it all! The feathers sticking out from the porcelain just give her a little more sass.

This Antique Bavaria blue set is really awesome for collectors and admirers alike. It's definitely a bonus that there are two matching perfume bottles to go with the powder jar. I also love that particular shade of blue!

I'm not particularly fond of the color of this vintage glass powder jar, but I love the design. Being able to see through one of these would be very useful in general. Most of I love her shape and how she folds her hands over each other.

What a little cutie. This doll powder jar looks very graceful. What I enjoy most about this jar is her pink attire. The golden flakes on the edges of her dress are so beautiful!

This vintage lady powder jar is in beautiful condition. It honestly looks like it is brand new! I would love to give this as a gift to an antique collector.

All of these have very unique qualities and artistic styles. Which one do you like the most out of this list? There are many antique lady figural powder jars on Etsy that might perk your interest! Comment down below and let me know what you think!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fenton's Pretty Coin Dot Glassware

Is anyone else a sucker for funky glassware? I always need to take someone with me when I decide to go shopping for it, otherwise I would never leave the store! My favorite kind of art glassware is the coin dot design. It was "invented" in the late 1800's and still continues to be popular. Take a look at these Fenton coin dot glass items on both Etsy and Ebay. All these are absolutely stunning!

I want to serve all my summer drinks with this vintage Fenton blue opalescent coin dot set. I can see myself using these for a pool party. The color effects as the sun shines through would be really cool, even if there was just water in the glass.

This Fenton Cranberry Coin Dot Pitcher is another great way to serve cocktails in the sunshine. The color is vibrant and fun. It's perfect for an evening get-together! One thing I do find interesting is that the dots are all different sizes on the glasses. At least it would make it easy to distinguish your drink!

I have flowers up all year around, so I thought this Cranberry coin dot ruffle vase would be a great item to get. The ruffles are definitely my favorite part about the vase. The color wouldn't go with the whole scheme of the house unfortunately.

This antique French white vase is great for all year round. The color might be a bit boring, but the shape is exciting! It's interesting, because the vase itself looks like a large flower. It would be fun to use as a vase for other things like gems so the colors shine through.

Don't you think it's cool how this vintage rose bowl looks like it's actually engulfing on itself? It would be really cool to have little mini flowers in this bowl. Even better would be to store your jewelry in it!

I really like the idea of using this glass hanging lamp shade in my garden. I can only imagine how cool it would be to have this shining in the middle of the night. I really wish this came in other colors besides yellow, just my preference. Though I have to admit that it's a great shade for the summertime.

I can't believe that this kind of blue decanter is still around. It's very pretty, especially with the jagged crystal cork. It's something I imagine coming from a science fiction kind of world. It's too tempting!

This is a little different! The vintage Fenton amberina coin dot art glass bowl is the first one that doesn't have clear polka dots. This would just be a great serving dish or decor item for summer. This shade of orange is so lively and actually makes me smile.

Normally I am not a huge fan of green, but this green Fenton coin dot glass bowl has changed that. There are different tones of green that shine through which I really love. The shape is fantastic! It looks like an exotic flower that you would find in Mexico.

By far this Fenton amethyst coin dot glassware is my favorite. The color is gorgeous. It has that sleek "gasoline" look to it, which is really cool! It can be used as a serving dish or even just as a center piece of your dining room.

All of these gorgeous Fenton coin dot glass items are perfect for all year round. There are so many color options available that I think everyone would appreciate it. Which one is your favorite out the ten that is listed? Tell me down below!

7 Stunning Fancy and Glamorous Vintage Syroco Clocks

I can appreciate modern home decor, but I'm still a sucker for vintage clocks. In my opinion, there is nothing more elegant than having an antique wood clock. The best are those that are carved or sculpted into beautiful shapes. Is that a lost art nowadays?

Syroco was a company famous for their wood-pulp products. Even though their molds only looked like carvings, they did a brilliant job with the resemblance. Here are my 7 favorite vintage Syroco clocks on Ebay.

This vintage 1960's starburst wall clock reminds me of the atomic age! It looks absolutely like pristine wood, but it's actually plastic. The lettering on the face of the clock is really cool and funky. It's probably my favorite feature.

I cannot believe the detail that went into this retro Jeweled Wind clock. I can see this being used in a beautiful Victorian mansion. The design is just amazing. This clock would be a showstopper in anyone's home.

This midcentury starburst clock is my favorite. I love the darker features on the face and the light lettering. I also enjoy how the rays overlap each other.

When I saw this atomic Mid Century starbust sun clock all I could say is "Wow!" It's not really my style, nor could I hang it in my house, but it's glamorous. The detail is phenomenal and reminds me of something from Norse mythology. The rays look like sharp crystals emerging from the face.

This Ornate Gold Wall Clock is a cute and elegant. I think I remember my great grandma having something like this in her living room. I always thought it was pretty! Now I can have one of my own.

This vintage wall clock is like a flower. Simple but stunning. It is also in perfect working condition! I think I would take the risk and stain it a different color. Maybe a redder wood tone would make this stand out even more.

I've never seen a clock like this before. The regency floral wall clock looks like a piece of art. I wouldn't even care if it was actually useful. There are so many beautiful elements to this clock! It looks like it came straight from Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Do you think Syroco clocks are awesome and can work in a modern home? If so, which one is your favorite? They are all so unique in their design. Take a peek at more vintage Syroco clocks on Ebay.

5 Stunning Vintage Franciscan Madeira Glasses Sets

Do you remember those Thanksgiving dinners where your entire family is present? I mean like distant cousins or aunts and uncles you didn't know about. When I came home from college to big dinners like that, there were always Franciscan Madeira glasses on the table. Special occasions mean special glassware! Today is one of those days that I am missing family. These glasses are something that just popped into my head. I'd like to show my top 5 picks for vintage Franciscan Madeira glassware on Etsy!

When I saw this gold vintage Franciscan Madeira set I was immediately thrown into the past! I definitely remember eating ice cream out of the footed bowls and drinking sparkling cider in a smaller glass. In general, I surprisingly like the color for this time of year.

These violet Franciscan Madeira Goblets are the exact color my grandma had her whole set in. Thinking back, these glasses are pretty great for gatherings. They are sturdy and elegant.

I couldn't resist showing you guys these teal vintage Franciscan Madeira dessert cups. They are in my favorite color! These would match my outdoor furniture. Which is great because I love lounging in the sun eating sorbet!

This depth of color on this set of red Franciscan Madeira glasses is astonishing. Can't you see these being used during Christmas? I just think they're stunning!

Normally I am not a green person, but for some reason I really enjoy this Franciscan Madeira glass set. I can definitely see myself sipping iced tea out of these goblets!

These definitely are a blast from the past. Not only are they beautiful, but I feel like they are practical. I am always nervous about some of the tiny stems people have on their glasses. Check out more colors and styles of vintage Franciscan Madeira glassware on Etsy! Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Adorable Vintage Style Mary Jane Pumps for Summer Dances

Do you remember those old musicals from the 50's where there is a bunch of dancing? When I see these Mary Jane pumps all I can think of is the Judy Garland movie "In the Good Old Summertime". This is the time of year where late night dancing becomes the norm. Even when I know I should be going to bed, I find myself wide awake!

With these cute Mary Jane pumps you can show off your vintage pride and have summer fun!

Each of these shoes is great for any summer outfit! The red pumps would especially be fitting for your 4th of July attire. I could even see myself wearing these shoes with one of those Coco swimsuits I blogged about a while ago. What about you? Comment below!

Gorgeous Antique Vanity Sets from New Martinsville

I've been trying my hardest not to decorate my entire house in teal colors. It's incredibly difficult for me, especially this time of year! I don't have a whole lot of space for these antique vanity sets, but they are stunning. To be perfectly honest, I don't know if I would even use this as much as I would want to. Maybe one of you would? Check it out!

The deep turquoise blue of this retro vanity perfume set is gorgeous. I don't wear a whole lot of perfume. If someone could suggest a creative way of using this, I would get it in a heartbeat. A similar peacock blue perfume set is also available on Ebay!

The color of this antique perfume set lifts my spirits! My room and bathroom are not bright enough to really do this vanity set justice. I can just imagine seeing this in a brightly lit room shining on a tiled counter top. A similar light teal perfume set is also on ebay!

Which of the two colors do you like the most? It's a tough pick for me. I would see if there are other colors of New Martinsville vanity sets on Etsy or on Ebay, if you're not into teal. With the sun up all day, it's starting to feel like summer. That's why I keep thinking about gorgeous aqua colors that remind me of the ocean! Comment down below and let me know what you think of these two vanity sets.