Thursday, November 27, 2014

Save A Life.....Buy Vintage

Don't get up at 3am to get trampled by soccer moms or beat up by some old lady with a really big handbag. Come on over and get amazing gifts you can't buy at Walmart. Absolutely beautiful vintage jewelry, housewares and collectibles. They come with a pain free guarantee. I promise.

Trust me, your body will thank you.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

So, What Exactly Do You 'Tumble'

Social media isn't my forte. First, I'm not very social. I'm going to be that old lady who hits people and things with her handbag. I'm the one who forgets my own family's birthdays. I literally will have people come up to me and say 'Hey Niki! How ya been?' We will have a 10 minute conversation and as they walk away my husband will say 'who was that?' My answer 'I don't know.' So yeah, not so social nowadays. Now I have branched out to another social media site to connect with people. I am now on Tumblr. Ok, great, I get to connect! The one thing that bothers me, and it must be my inner Grammar Nazi, BUT WHY DOES IT NOT HAVE AN 'E'?? Anyway, check it out. Apparently all the cool kids are doing it. Like Boy George, and you can't get cooler than that.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ohhhh, Shiny!

Man. I bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth right? If the earth had a face though I bet it would look like Jack Black, then everybody would want off. 

I have been obsessed lately with shiny objects. You know, those little things that make you 'oohhhh' and 'ahhhhhh'. Especially the ones from our glamorous past. That's when women really cared about their appearance. Every outfit had to be accessorized perfectly. Even for a trip to the grocery store. There was no Sponge Bob pajama pants and flip flops at Walmart. (of course there was no Walmart either, but you catch my drift) No woman would be caught dead outside the home in her pajamas! Gasp! What a scandal! 
Let's pay tribute to the shiny things from the past that made women women and men notice!

Crown Trifari
Since the 1920s, Trifari has been one of the most respected and admired producers of costume jewelry in the United States. Founded in the 1910s by Gustavo Trifari, the Italian-immigrant son of a Napoli goldsmith, the company has designed jewelry that’s been worn by countless high-profile clients, from Mamie Eisenhower to Madonna.

Founded by brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow in 1927 in New York. Monet is known for it's high fashion costume jewelry and has had many famous designer contribute to their line.

The Coro company was the largest manufacturer of costume jewelry. Founded by Emanuel Cohn and Gerard Rosenberg in 1901, the company produced a broad range of designs. They were known for their well designed, vibrant pieces.

Coro Aurora Borealis Ice Blue Flower Brooch

Go check check out these amazing Etsy shops, AngiezillasBoutique, TheArtisanal, and of course HeyThatsAwesome to find some beautiful shiny of your own!