Saturday, December 26, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

This caught my attention while out walking Gill today...



I thought it looked neat the way the snow had melted from the sunny spots, but survived in parts of the shadows. Made a cool pattern.


For a weekly dose of shadowy wonders from around the world...click here.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

Wishing you and yours the very happiest of holidays!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards


Season’s greetings from the fun-loving crew @ RetroStyle,

Lisa, Kevin, Gill and Chi

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Monday

This is a pretty little treasury. So many lovely things...and I really like the colors.


The umbrella..down on the bottom row, in the middle...is from one of my shops. Did you know I've opened another shop? I don't believe I've mentioned it here before. It's called Hazey Jane Vintage. It contains clothing and personal style related accessories. You can find it here.

Anyhoodles. What I was really going to call your attention to are those leaves. The first item in the second row. Aren't those pretty?!



Gosh, I just love them! What a great idea. If you like pretty floral-y things for your home, you really should have a look. You can find them here.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday


Visit Hey Harriet for shadows shot round the globe.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Spirit

A Charlie Brown Christmas is on TV tonight. First aired in 1965, it is a true vintage Christmas classic.



If your holiday spirit needs a little boost...I think Charlie Brown is just the ticket. You know I'll be watching:D

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

I'm working a little overtime this holiday season. Down in the bowels of my basement. Packing this and that to send here and there. This dude keeps me company...he and his shadow.



A little retro holiday inspiration in the form of an Etsy treasury.



Click here for more shadow play and here for more Etsy inspiration.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

TYPEWRITER TRIVIA

I listed this typewriter, a Remington Quiet-Riter Eleven,


in this Etsy shop today. This booklet comes with it.


I was trying to find a date on the booklet to confirm the age of the typewriter. Alas, I found none. I did however notice this article that I found rather interesting.


(Click on photo to enlarge)


Fascinating. 159 years from first patent to first actual typewriter. Christopher Latham Sholes, "Father of the Typewriter", 1866. Got it. I may need to know that when I go on Jeopardy;)

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