January 5, 2010


To Wordpress.

It's still  work in progress, so you might see the theme change 15 times in an hour,  but I'm started posting over there, and have to admit that (shhhhh) I like it much better than Blogger.


December 18, 2009

Portland Picnic

Mr. NSV and I went to the Portland Picnic last weekend to buy Christmas presents from local indy craftsfolk.
Bad dea, in retrospect, because all we wanted to do was buy for ourselves.
A few of the things I didn't buy:
Purses from Boomchick-a-boom

Pottery from Patti Aggi Ceramics:

 Earrings from Fayandrada:

Sweet weed box (and anything) from Strong Arm Bindery (who was once my studio neighbor - I could hear her binding the books, which was really cool).

I could even get NEAR the Grandma June table to look at the vintage, but I am positive that it was fabulous.

 Long t-shirt from Pinecone & Chickadee

Another photo portrait by Nathan Eldridge: (because I already have one!)

 Jellyfish print from Emblem Studios:

EVERYTHING offered by Ferdinand:

And about 90% of the other things offered at the sale.

December 16, 2009

Bad Taste

I love the saying, "Her taste is in her mouth."

With my affection for bizarro lawn art, spooky head art, and 70's motorcycle helmets, some would probably say that about me.  But I like to think I'm just eclectic.

However, I don't think eclectic explains my ardor for this 1970's black satin roller disco jacket with a sparkle uniform on the back.   Especially because it's a man's jacket.  But I love it.  I love the man that wore this, and I love thinking that some other guy might rock this look.

Or maybe all those psychedelic college experiences are catching up.

In case you agree that this is the most insanely fabulous jacket ever, you can bid on it HERE.

December 15, 2009

Something to think about

The Politics of Vintage

Including the questions:
  • Is wearing a fashion from an oppressive time period indeed a symbol of that oppression?
  • Is there such a thing as "reclaiming" these fashions so that they are symbols of power rather than domination?
  • Should we only make patterns from the eras that were the least oppressive to women?
  • If wiggle skirts and the like are offensive to those with feminist sensibilities, what is the alternative? I mean, what could we possibly wear that would establish us as feminists to those who view us?
  • Are 50’s wiggle skirts really that different from modern pencil skirts?
  • What about current fashions that are restrictive? Stilettos, Spanx, etc? Skinny jeans? Are these symbols of oppression towards women?
I need to think about this one, but off the cuff, my answer to almost every question is, "No."

December 11, 2009

Happy Holidays

We've assembled the aluminum tree (sadly the color wheel does not work), put on the vintage ornaments (there was some red wine involved, so we did lost a few), and propped up Scary Santa in the Bertoia chair.

The Stig showed his appreciation by trying to eat the tree.

He was really into it for a minute, but thankfully, tinsel is not to his liking.

So instead he struck a pose and gave me my electronic Christmas card.

Happy Holidays.  Life is good.

December 3, 2009

Let's try this again.

Apparently my previous sale only lasted for one day.

So I've extended it until January, and deepened the discount to 35%.

Click on the 1940's lavender silk Art Deco dress (now 35% off) to go to the sale: