5.12.2010

thrill of the hunt

this is my first vintage swap with a partner who loves all things bright and kitschy.  she loves bright yellow, teal, and bright green...retro kids toys...almost anything from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.  owls.  lawn gnomes.  deer.  granny squares.  sewing.  crocheting. 

i wonder if i'm fickle?  since hunting down these vintagey things for my partner, i've developed a fondness for some of this, too.  this style is just so fun!  i haven't mailed off my package yet, but i just had to share a few photos with you...most of these are for my swap partner - but a few things might find their way into my home;)






this little yellow potholder is much, much brighter in real life




this wonderful aqua pom pom pillow made me giddy!  i don't know if it's *really* vintage or not, but i like that it's nice and clean;)




really cute graphics in this little book



i never knew what a granny square was until now:)  and they're not always square. hee!



vintage wallpaper piece



kitsch!!!



i certainly hope that i'm not totally wrong about this...but this fabric just screamed "bright kitschy swap" to me!  i don't know anything about sewing or fabrics...i hope this is a good find?!?





this bright yellow haeger planter is perfectly fabulous!  i love!




a fun 60s sewing pattern




and two pieces of "blue heaven" dinnerware - what an awesome find!!!

7 comments:

Nancat said...

I think the items you selected are adorable and you can tell you put a lot of thought and "heart" into your selections. I am certain she will treasure them. Thank you for sharing....Nancat

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*gasp* for the love of owls! that is one cute owl.
i also like obnoxious colors! i particularly like orange.
i have book after book from these colorful decades. i'll admit to being fickle. ;)

CloƩ said...

Adorei teus crochet !

Christine Edwards said...

I don't know how you find all this cute stuff. I guess I just don't have a trained eye, or maybe the patience. ;-) Well, no matter where those lovely items end up, they will have loving and appreciative new homes. I loved your floral arrangements in the aqua mason jars. Being a "blue" girl, I'm usually eying those in the antique stores.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What darling finds!
And I love that little pom pom pillow, too!

Have a great Sunday!
Anne

Pretty Things said...

That pom pom pillow neeeeeeds to be in MY house!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Fun!!! I go back and forth too as I'm attracted to the bright colors, but love the calm and textures of neutrals.

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