Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stunning Spanish Garden Dishes from Midwinter

I have had quite a few gatherings at my place this summer and each time I felt like I was close to running out of dishes. Can you believe it? The other problem I am having is finding dishes that match my current teal decor. I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when I found these Spanish Garden dishes by Midwinter! Not only are the colors stellar, but I love the brand. These are truly a classic. Come take a look at this gorgeous set.

This Midwinter porcelain milk jug is great for my summertime and fall tea parties!

I think I'm accidentally creating a tea party scene in my head. I might as well have this vintage Spanish Garden trio handy for when the ladies come over. The flower embellishments are so serene!

Next time I have a party to go to, I would love to show off my cooking in this Midwinter casserole dish. It's very elegant and perfect for a gathering at any time of year.

These vintage bowls could be used for salad, pasta, or a very elaborate dessert.

The vintage Spanish Garden dinner plate is a great size and is beautifully decorated. It would be fabulous to serve dinner for my final summer party on these!

Clearly I would be using this retro mod coffee pot to make tea. I am already planning on using this to pour tea throughout the day at my desk.

Lastly, you can use these Midwinter Spanish Garden cups and saucers for tea or coffee. Imagine sipping from these on a warm morning amid your own garden!

I think these are great for all year around, especially spring and summer time. The colors are great for winter too. What do you think of this gorgeous set? Comment below!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pretty Retro Shoes from Chase & Chloe

It's been such a beautiful summer that I have been walking around quite a bit! One of my favorite pair of floral flats finally started to get holes in them. That's just a great excuse to find more vintage style shoes on Amazon! Take a look at Chase and Chloe! They have so many styles and colors of retro shoes. There's a little something for everyone - come take a look!

Chase and Chloe Women's Rhinestones Low Mary Jane Wedge - Peach

Chase and Chloe Mary Jane Cut Out Low Heel Leatherette Pump - Coral

Chase and Chloe Open Toe Suede Low Heel Sandal - Taupe Faux Suede

Chase and Chloe Women's Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Flat - Nude

Chase and Chloe Women's Cutout Ankle Strap Mary Jane Pump - Rose Pink

Chase and Chloe Women's Scallop Ankle Strap Low Kitten Heel - Blue

Chase and Chloe Embellished Ankle Strap Mary Jane Heel Wedge - Glitter

Chase and Chloe Women's Retro Mary Jane Style Mid Heel Dress Pumps

Chase and Chloe Women's Retro Mary Jane Style Mid Heel Dress Pumps

Chase And Chloe Jagged Edge Vintage Mary Jane Strap Pump Heel

Chase and Chloe Vintage Inspired Mod Scalloped Edge Bow Pump Heel


Chase and Chloe Women's Round Toe Two Tone Mary Jane Pumps

So many options! It's hard to choose! If you had to, which one would you pick? I really love how Chase and Chloe have a variety of retro styles on Amazon. Share your thoughts in the comments section down below!

Darling Retro Miniature Clocks from The Emporium

I think most of you know by now how much I love miniature clocks. I'm so happy I found an assortment of retro miniature clocks from The Emporium on Amazon! All of these little clocks all take me back to different periods of time. Not only that, but they are all very unique in design.

My favorite piece has to be this Radio Novelty Old Fashion clock. It reminds me of being a kid.

I've always wanted a Victorian style bathtub like this miniature vintage bathtub clock! I feel like it makes your bathroom extra elegant.

Take a step into Italy in the 1940's with this classic Vespa clock. The clock shape is so interesting!

Are there any tailors or seamstresses here who can't get enough of the old style sewing machines? This old fashioned sewing machine clock would be fun to have in a craft room!

I think this miniature piano clock would be so cute to have displayed on top of your grand piano at home! Now you can time how long you've been practicing in a groovy way.

I love how funky these collectibles are. It's a fun way to decorate your home and appreciate history at the same time! What do you think of these retro miniature clocks from The Emporium? Make sure to comment down below and let me know!

The Vintage Style Turntable I'm Putting In My Downstairs Cocktail Bar

The best part about this gift I am giving myself is that it is portable! You could take this Crosley portable turntable anywhere you want to. Surprise your friends at a party and bring this along! Share the past with others and reminisce about all the good times!

Crosley Portable Turntable with Aux-In - Red

Crosley Portable Turntable with Aux-In - Black

As you can see these are super rad. You can choose between black or a bright red color for your portable turntable. You have to admit, especially during summertime, you would want to bring this (and several vintage vinyl records) with you to any pool party! What do you guys think? Tell me about it down below!

10 Gorgeous Colorful Duralex Glasswares from France

You're probably wondering where I store all these things I find! I tend to find all sorts of ways to use all this beautiful dishware, even if it doesn't involve food. I saw these stunning Duralex glasswares from France on Etsy and knew I needed more room. Here are my top ten - look at how colorful they are!

I actually do not have fondue plates in my house. I would love to have a fondue party sometime and use these. Plus, the vibrant orange tone would be a great contrast for my teal home decor!

These 6 green Duralex cups with saucers look very modern. There's something about drinking from glass mugs that seems so fancy too! The true green is a great color for the glass, in my opinion.

Wow! These vintage cobalt blue dessert bowls are absolutely gorgeous. This would be awesome to serve ice cream in for the summer!

I don't know if it's just the way the light hits the glass, but I love how it glows. These retro Duralex style blue glasses would look so fancy by poolside, especially if they glow like they do in the picture.

This is a huge set of dishware that I'm tempted to get. I really love the square shape of this French amber glass serving bowl set.

I would want to have this amethyst Duralex dinnerware set for the fall. There is something comforting about purple decor mixed with the seasonal colors like orange, green, and yellow.

Of course the color of these mid-century Vereco blue bowls appeal to me! It says they are square, but they almost look wavy to me. They're very artsy!

I think that I need more elegant dishes like this mid-century French dishware. The simple sunflower shape make it easy to use for any occasion - even during the holidays.

I don't have any swirls on my cups! These cobalt blue Vereco Duralex glass cups are pretty fun. They almost have an art deco style since they are so geometrical!

This amber vintage dish is supposed to be a tray, but it's so funky! I think it would be better off as home decor, but you could use it for serving if you want to awe your guests.

Aren't these so colorful and glamorous? People sometimes don't understand that vintage items can look modern as well! What do you guys think of these Duralex glasswares from France on Etsy? Comment down below and tell me your thoughts!

Charming Retro Wrapping Paper from Cavallini

I think it's really fun to wrap your gifts in retro wrapping paper. I love the illustrations because they really send me back. It's even better when I get another antique collector an older item and wrap it up in cute wrapping paper. Take a look at the retro wrapping paper from Cavallini on Amazon. It's a great way to give your gift a hair more character.

I know I would be hard pressed to rip open a present with this vintage paper doll wrapping paper. Don't you just want to cut out all the little pieces so you can play with them yourself?

I don't know why I think it would be funny to give one of my tech savvy friends some hardware as a gift and wrap it in this typewriter chart wrapping paper. I love mixing old and new together.

I would get so distracted reading this Les Bicyclettes wrapping paper. Instead of opening the present, you'll get a French bicycle history lesson! (If you can read French!)

I definitely think of my grandmother when I see this Sweet Treats antique wrapping paper. I've seen at least 75% of these desserts at many family gatherings, especially when I was younger!

For the most part, using this retro alphabet wrapping paper to wrap my kid's gifts is for my benefit. I think it's adorable, but I know the kids won't have as much appreciation for history like I do, yet!

Do you have any big events coming up this summer? Give your loved ones a great gift with super awesome retro wrapping paper from Cavallini on Amazon. It's the simple things that really make us smile!

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!