Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lilly giveaway

Please drop by my friend's blog, Shopaholic in Alabama (see link below). She is doing a great Lilly giveaway right now and accepting entries until the 5th. The items can be seen above, look at all of those! Too fun. Plus, you might want to follow anyway, I do. It's a great blog by a true Lilly lover.

Find of the Day:

In honor of New Years Eve, I'm posting a link for this amazing dress that I came across on etsy. There are so many people on etsy now who make beautiful reproduction clothing. This is a lovely example (see link for details).[]=tags&includes[]=title

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Find of the Day:

Is there such a thing as "too much pink"? I don't think so. I love this 1950's coat that I came across on ebay (see link below).

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Find of the Day:

Saw this sweet vintage girl's dress on etsy. Should fit a girl sized 10-12. See link below for details.[]=tags&includes[]=title

Monday, December 28, 2009

Find of the Day:

Came across these on etsy. I'm loving vintage dishes right now. These are currently on etsy for $14. See link below.[]=tags&includes[]=title

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Find of the Day:

I fell in love with this dress when I ran across it this morning on etsy. I think it's lovely. See link for details.[]=tags&includes[]=title

Friday, December 25, 2009

Find of the Day:

I came across this great vintage pink washing machine on ebay. This makes me so grateful for modern amenities. I think it would make such a cool planter or something along those lines. See link below.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Find of the Day:

Love this dress. I saw it on etsy (see link below). Seller says there are no tags. I've requested a close up photo. As you probably guessed, I'm hopeful it's a Lilly, certainly looks like it. We'll see...If you get it before I do, please let me know.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Find of the Day:

When I was growing up, in the 1970s, my grandmother had these blue Siamese cat wall pockets in her bathroom. They were vintage (before we used the word "vintage") even back then. They had jewels for eyes and fur around their ankles. They were about as tacky as they could be and I thought that they were absolutely wonderful! I promise that, if I ran across those Siamese cats in an antique store or thrift shop today, I would buy them in a heart beat. I haven't the slightest idea as to what became of my grandmother's cats. I was too young to tell her that, if she ever decided to replace them with something, say, a little less dated, I would love to have them. I don't dare complain though, because, while I never received the cats from my grandmother, I'm happy to say that at the age of 39, I still have my grandmother. She and my Grandfather recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, yes, 70th.
When I saw these, I immediately thought of my grandparents, who will be here for Christmas which, in my opinion,is far better than any wall pocket.

I saw these little, pink, vintage elephant wall pockets (1950s-60s) on ebay, see link below. I think that these would make amazing decor pieces for some one's bar (if you happen to have one). Remember what Jack London said about pink elephants?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Find of the Day

Love this apron. It's pink, green and darling. Especially if you know someone who was born in 1973! I missed the mark by a few years otherwise, I'd buy this one. I might anyways as I just love it. See link below:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Find of the Day

It's not pink or green but, it's amazing. I saw this bedspread, which is currrently listed on ebay, last night. It's about as vintage as you can get. I love it. See link below.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Find of the Day

While I think the price is pretty steep on this Lilly dress ($199), I think it deserves mention because it's absolute eye candy. I came across it on ebay. See link below:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Find of the Day:

Find of the Day:
How cool are these old mixing bowls in pink? They are vintage pyrex in the "Gooseberry" pattern. I saw them on ebay. See link below.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Find of the Day

On the facebook group, We Love Vintage Lilly, I've been posting a "Find of the Day". It's always a vintage Lilly item that I've come across while on-line and it's always available. I'm going to do the same thing with this blog, only with a twist. It won't necessarily be a Lilly Pulitzer item, or a vintage item. It will however, be very cool and available. It might be vintage; it might not. Here is today's Find of the Day: (copy and paste the link below). It's a pink & green vintage Christmas tree. I love it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

No such thing as Santa?

Today, just like everyday, I picked our daughter up from school. She's six. As we were driving away from her school, she said something that caught me off guard. She told me that one of her friends informed her that Santa wasn't real and that "there was no such thing as Santa". It took every bit of restraint I had to not break the silence that followed with the thoughts that flooded my head. But instead, I somehow managed to let her finish.

Sounding a little indignant, she told me that she asked her friend, "Well, isn't magic real? Isn't love real?" I was somewhat blown away, especially because she sounded a little irritated. It was as if she felt obligated to stick up for Santa. Honestly, I didn't know what to say. But, I didn't have to say anything, because at that point she said, "You know, just because you can't see them, doesn't mean they're not real." And then solidly putting the issue to rest she said, "Germs are real."

I fall in love with this little girl a little more each day. And yes, just like love and germs, Santa is very real.