Thursday, March 31, 2011

Melanie: Can Vintage Sunglasses Get Any Bigger?

Just look at the size of these babies!  I found all 3 of these vintage pairs of sunglasses at a garage sale last summer.  Now that we are getting in to Spring, I figured it was time to pull them out.  The pair pictured on my mannequin head are extra large and have a great shape.  They were manufactured in France but I don't know who made them.  These are so retro classy!

Danielle: Front Page: A Collection of Historical Headlines from the Los Angeles Times

 I wish I could photograph every page in this book because it is that cool.

It chronicles Los Angeles Times front pages dating all the way back to 1881!
Check out some of these notable historical events.

Even though this book was published in 1987, it smells as if it has been around since the 1800s! Oh well, it is such a trip to look at-I can't wait to spend some more quality time with it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Danielle: Pharaoh Bookends

So about a month ago I spotted these bad boys at a thrift store auction. I HAD to have them.
They are made by Fitz & Floyd and are in excellent condition.
I'm in LOVE.

Now that everyone knows what I've been reading lately, I should tell you that the book behind him is signed by Chelsea Handler herself! I'm a big fan-she's funny.

Melanie: Feels Like Spring Soldered Bird Nest Bottle

I wish I could say it feels like Spring here but it just doesn't!  I decided to make my own version of Spring by taking an old bottle and creating a little nest inside.  I soldered a bird on the lid and added a verse about Spring across the front. I am on the lookout for other items that I can use for my soldering projects. I am planning to add this to my Etsy shop soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Melanie: The Sweetest Little Victorian Button Up Baby Shoe

I just couldn't resist this precious little button up shoe when I saw it sitting there all alone.  It is definitely Victorian and is very worn.  The leather has become soft and there are even holes here and there.  I have seen these repurposed in to pin cushions or just used for decoration.