Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Retro Music Monday - Rod Stewart

Wow. Rod Stewart topped the charts for 5 weeks from September 26 – October 30, 1971 with Maggie May.



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Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Fun ~ Succulents

I've been obsessed with succulents since laying my eyes on this page in BHGs last week.


What a gorgeous wreath! Here are some more beautiful examples found around the web.

 littlepheasant.blogspot.com  apartmenttherapy.com  3000tomatoes.com  shoptalkbuzz.blogspot.com finderskeepersmarketinc.blogspot.com  succulentscactiwreaths.com

Although I don't have the quantity or variety of plants needed to create one of these lovelies...I was inspired to enlist some of the succulents from my garden to showcase the vintage planters and flower pots I listed this week.


Four of these retro cool pots can be found here, here, here and here.

After their close ups were finished, I transplanted the plants into some chippy pots from my personal collection. They'll find a new home in my bay window...reminding me of warmer days all winter.



I think I see the beginnings of something beautiful!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Retro Music Monday - Barry McGuire

Topping the charts this week in 1965 was Barry McGuire with Eve of Destruction.




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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Retro Music Monday - The Archies

Starting this week in 1969 The Archies spent 4 weeks at number one with Sugar Sugar



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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tale of Two Newspapers - Part 2

Last week I showed some photos from a vintage newspaper. This is the second paper I was referring to...the antique one. It was found insulating the walls in an old house in Detroit, MI.


The Detroit News Tribune from August 20, 1916 (click on any of the photos to enlarge and have a better look).





Clearly they are not in the best condition...but that they survived at all, stuffed into the walls of a house, is a bit of an amazement to me.

It's neat to see how some things just haven't changed much. They had sales...'course the prices were much lower.



Took pride in their homes and appearance...





Liked to know other peoples business...



And to be entertained.



And they needed to get away once in a while.



Happy weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Retro Music Monday - Rascals

This week in 1968 the Rascals were in the middle of a 5 week run at the top of the charts with People Got To Be Free.



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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Tale of Two Newspapers - Part 1

A couple of old newspapers found their way into my hands recently...one vintage and one antique. I'll be sharing them with you here in 2 parts...first the vintage part.

Packed away in a cupboard and forgotten about, this is a Sunday supplement of The Detroit Free Press from May 4, 1975.



I was most interested in the advertising in it.(Click on photos to enlarge for a better look).

I'm rather partial to the Serta Denim Divan...and the price $94.99!



Check out those Merry Mushroom canisters!



Did anyone really wear those pendants?



The Sassy little culotte dresses are really cute!



I heart the Revelations leather wedgies in the left upper corner!



Anything you heart from the 70's?

I'll post on the antique (1916) paper here next Friday.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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