Friday, November 30, 2012

Freebie Fridays: Vintage Photo

For the last Friday of November here is a vintage photograph of a Victorian woman in a hat and fur coat. Please click on the image and save it on your own computer. Perfect for your retro crafts. Enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale!

For Cyber Monday I am offering some great deals over at my Reprise Vintage shop! Today you will save 50% off on cards and invitations. You can also save 30% off on mugs and 20% off of T-Shirts. Another fantastic sale for today is $10 off of cases for your iPhone or iPad! On check out USE CODE: 60ZCYBERSALE. Happy Cyber Monday shopping everyone and thank you for your continued business at Reprise Vintage where "a classic never goes out of style".

Friday, November 23, 2012

Freebie Fridays: Vintage Photo

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here is a vintage photograph of a pretty little girl. Please click on the image and save it on your own computer. Perfect for your retro crafts. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Serenity Sundays: Sunset Fishing

Sunset fishing at Rocky Mountain Lake in Denver, Colorado. Hope everyone has a peaceful Sunday!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday Stories: Full Term

This is a story that my great-grandmother wrote about her own mother, my great-great grandmother. Hope you enjoy it. :)

When my mother was small one of the schools near her home had a group of teenage boys who caused so much trouble no teacher would put up with it. They would leave before the end of the term. One term they hired a young man who was a stranger. They told him some of the troubles but he seemed unconcerned. On the first day of school he walked up to his desk carrying an awful looking horse whip. He hung it on the wall behind him, and turning to the students he said with a pleasant smile, "I use that to defend myself, and am very efficient in its use. I've won many trophies but I just hope we don't have to use it here." He didn't, and he taught the full term.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Freebie Fridays: Best Friends Photo

Vintage 1940s photograph of a two pretty women. Please click on the image and save it on your own computer. Perfect for your retro crafts. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday: On My Desk

This is my photograph for Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Coloradolady. I thought I would share a few antique items that are on my vintage oak desk. The pocket watch is broken but I still love it. I also love old cameras. I use the Brownie camera to take TTVF (through the viewfinder) photos with my digital camera. The set of leatherbound books are signed 1815 by an ancestor and were passed down through the family. The little envelope is filled with miniture photographs from "Cave of the Winds". Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rednesday: Old Disney Movie

Before the days of video cameras there were film cameras. I was born in the 1950s and my grandparents had a 8mm movie film camera and projector. They passed both down to me along with old family movies. I also have old cartoon 8mm movies like this Disney one. Love the nostalgia things like this movie bring to me. Happy Rednesday everyone!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Freebie Fridays: Vintage Photograph

Vintage 1940s photograph of a pretty woman. Please click on the image and save it on your own computer. Perfect for your retro crafts. Enjoy!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Music Mondays: California Dreamin

This song takes me back to my childhood in the 1960s. Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday and week ahead!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Serenity Sundays: South Platte River

This is a photograph I took of the South Platte River that flows through Denver, Colorado. Hope you find some serenity this Sunday!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Forgotten Fridays: Rotary Phones

Nothing makes me feel my age than finding something in an antique mall that I grew up with. Right now mid century items are all the collecting rage. Among those items are rotary phones. I grew up with nothing but rotary phones in our household. In fact at one time we were even on a party line. I sure wish I had saved some of our rotary phones as they seem to be going for pretty high prices in antique stores.

Is there something from your childhood that is now considered collectible?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Bulldog

This darling Bulldog, that I have named "Spike", is part of my green depression glass collection. He was made by Greensburg Glass Works and is a very cool art deco design ashtray. I am sharing him for Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Coloradolady. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I thought that this iPhone 5 case that I created and is available in my Reprise Vintage shop would be appropriately spooky to post for Halloween. Hope everyone receives lots of treats and no tricks this Halloween. Have fun and be safe!

Rednesday: Japanese Redware

This is my photograph for Rednesday hosted by Sue Loves Cherries. These are Japanese Redware pieces from the 1950s. They are more easy to find and a lot more affordable than antique New England Redware pieces. The Redware name comes from the reddish clay used to make them not necessarily from their exterior color which usually is brown or black. These pieces are so very Mid Century and super kitschy!

Do you collect any Mid Century items?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

TV Tuesdays: Alfred Hitchcock Presents

I have been enjoying watching old television shows on Netflix. I just got done watching the complete series of "The Twilight Zone". Rod Serling was a genius and many of the episodes have morality themes. Now I am watching "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" from 1955. Alfred Hitchcock was a master of suspense. I also love his sense of humor. I still haven't caught him in a cameo in any of the episodes yet.

What is your favorite old television series?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Music Mondays: Led Zeppelin Kashmir

As a teenager growing up in the early 1970s I listened to a lot of awesome rock bands. I am happy that I lived during the times that what is now called "classic rock" was actually happening. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin is one of those songs that I never get tired of! I love to listen to it when I am creating items for my Reprise Vintage shop.

Do you have a favorite classic rock song?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Reprise Loves: Green Depression Glass

I grew up with a mom who loves antiques. We spent lots of time going to garage sales, thrift stores, antique stores and auctions. So, it was natural that I would love vintage items too.
My mom has collected green depression glass for over 40 years. This past summer I went to visit her and she said that the collection was now mine! I was able to bring some of the collection home with me in my carry on bag on the plane. Over the next couple of years I'll do the same each time I visit. I really don't want to ship such precious items and chance anything getting broken. It may take me awhile to get it all back to my house since it is about 500 pieces of green depression glass. I am so proud and excited to be the keeper of my mom's collection and I look forward to passing it down to my own children someday. Thanks mom! :)

Did your mom pass down any special vintage item to you? Do you collect antique glass? I'd love to hear your stories.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TV Tuesdays: The Love Boat

A Vintage Kind of Love

Today is Valentine's Day...a special day when you express your love to your sweetheart. I still have some of the cards that I received as a child...a long, long time ago. I am in love with the vintage art work on the older cards. In my Reprise Vintage shop I share my love of vintage and retro on cards and many other gift items. Hope your day is filled with love, especially the vintage kind.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New American Mojo Pillows

Accent your home with American MoJo custom pillows from my Reprise Vintage shop. Made of 100% grade A cotton, these soft pillows look great. The perfect complement to your couch, custom American Mojo pillows will make you the envy of the neighborhood. All American MoJo products are produced by sustainably employed single moms in the USA and contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty for single moms and their children.

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