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
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?!?
a fun 60s sewing pattern
and two pieces of "blue heaven" dinnerware - what an awesome find!!!
last evening we hosted a mother's day dinner for my parents and my in-laws...sunday seems like it will be too rushed this year. our menu was quite simple: baby back ribs, homemade baked beans, oriental cabbage salad, grilled chicken legs, and huckleberry italian sodas with a splash of cream. my table was very simple as well - i filled three vintage ball mason jars with fairly primitive looking arrangements:)