Friday, February 16, 2007

Big Dreams, Big Hair

.............................Ever wake up with hair you would have KILLED for in the 80's? Lately, I do, and often. If I were headed out to see Poison rather than off to work, all I'd need is a little taming of the bed-head snarls, a little teasing & some Aqua Net. To think the things I did to my hair back then to get it even close to this mornings 'do! Spiral perms, Aqua Net, back combing.....and still I'd wake up to flat, boring hair nowhere NEAR as rock-goddess worthy as it seems to be these days. Not fair.

This was, of course, the late 80's that I hearted Jon Bon Jovi & the hair metal boys. Early 80's I spent as much on Aqua Net working at the latest Brit Pop look as I did on jelly bracelets and giant cross pendants. I'm not sure when it was that I sold out to the metal side....clearly, either way I was going for men with as much product in their hair and make-up on as I had......but ask me now if I'd rather see Duran Duran or Quiet Riot and as quick as I can SAY "DD" I'm off to find my fan club pin-backs!

My daughter thinks my early morning Tawny Kitaen hair is fabulous, which is nice. I do comb it though, really.

In an 80's mood from the hair, yes, but also my assigned topic for todays eVintage blog on MySpace, "VINTAGE OR BUST!" below to check it out, and subscribe even! My friend Jen & I find some vintage clothing AND patterns to show every Tuesday and Friday morning, for as long as we can stand doing it. Check Jen's site out at MOMSPATTERNS!

And our blog, here....


Monday, February 05, 2007


......................Well, I'm covered in yellow dust that I hope isn't health threatening, but its done.

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I've been on the lookout for this exact sofa/sectional for the better part of my adult life. I've had a similar look in JUST the sofa....low, lean, clean lines....dark brown. But never a SECTIONAL! Imagine my glee when I found this last week for a decent price. Yes, there was much glee. Had it delivered while I was at work and came home to my old sofa (not the aformentioned brown one, but an poor substitute in a black vinyl....vinyl and cats do not mix, FYI) hauled to the dump and my new wonderful vintage sectional in place. More GLEE!

Then the small child sits on it & says, "Mommy, the new couch is dirty.".

Huh? How? What? It can't be.....I run my hand on the cushion (which of course I assumed was fine when I agreed to buy it, it was in someone's living room!).....dust. Grainy dust. Much like the devil dust found in the crumbling linings of Zodiac boots (thats so sad), or so many nifty 60's coats.

I leap to the conclusion the FABRIC of my entire sofa is degrading!!!! Then I think, wait....cushions are it? Zip. Yep. Yuck.

Today with the little one at pre-school I zip to the fabric store....lucky day, they're closing and everything is 20% off! So I get some input on how to cut 4" foam and bring home some slabbage.

Drug the cushions to the alley....won't freak you out with the details, just suffice to say, eeeew. Cut some pieces of new foam, broke a couple zippers but in the end, what you see above is my new-to-me-yet-vintage-yet-newly-stuffed fabulous, functional and ever so perfect sectional! And I did it myself. Whoot!

Current pic of the shop window....had a house call the other night for some clothing not unlike what I dressed my Barbie in in the 70's! I think I squealed a little over all the pink, gold and flowers when I got home. She made hats too! Neat stuff....

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PS, listing LOTS of shoes from a fabulous estate, Ferragamos, Gucci, Levines....narrow 8s, but superb examples of 60s shoe fashions.

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Don't miss them! Lots more to come, I got close to 100 pair!


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