Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SUPER SALE going on NOW!


Entire shop is 20% off!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sale thru Sunday 6/14

I am participating in the Etsy 2nd Annual Yart Sale! Selected vintage items & supplies are 15% off thru Sunday 6/14. You can find them here http://moddities.etsy.com (click on the YART SALE section on the right). Lots of other goodies are also available, so please take a moment to browse around :)


Saturday, May 9, 2009


Everything in my shop is on sale - but hurry, sale ends 5/11!

Please spread the word :)


Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Kistchy Cure for Coulrophobics!

OK, I will admit it. I am a Coulrophobic from way back. But even I am not freaked out by these cute little mid-century decorative wall plates. Check 'em out in my etsy shop... they are eagerly awaiting a new home :)


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just Listed: Organic Modernist Set

I just listed this unusual organic, modernist pendant and screwback earrings set. I love the movement in the design! Check it out in my shop and share it with your friends ;)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mary Richards eat Your Heart Out!

I finally decided to list this piece in my shop. Believe me, if it was silver tone I would be wearing it right now! Check it out!

Who knew the answer would be so simple...

I love escaping into my collection of vintage magazines.  Reading a "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column from the late '50s will certainly give you a little perspective on how different things were back then.  Even having said that, and the fact that my mom has shared with me how things really were and, yes, watching Mad Men and seeing what woman went through in the workplace - even with all of this evidence I still think I was born a couple of decades too late.  As you can see in this ad from my June 1965 Ladies Home Journal, all I needed was an electric fry pan to cure what would have ailed me as a mid-century housewife!  Well, that and a valium.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Not Just For Ashes Anymore

I listed this pretty vintage ashtray yesterday.  I almost didn't want to list it as an "ashtray" because it is too pretty to snuff out your cigarette in!  I just can't resist picking them up; they are a reminder of a bygone era.  For me they usually turn into impromptu candleholders (don't worry, this one doesn't look like it has ever been used for anything!).  Especially when we have a cocktail "do" - I like to fill my aqua mosaic tile cocktail table with all sorts of mismatched ashtrays filled with candles.  That reminds me...it is time for another one of those evenings ;)

How many of collect or buy ashtrays and what do you use them for? 


Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy Day vintage finds: "Pillow Talk"

In honor of Etsy Day I'm paying it forward and sharing some of my favorite Etsy finds from other vintage sellers. This group was inspired by one of my favorite movies "Pillow Talk".

(** Note: Since the favorites mini is a realtime feed and is constantly updated, I have grabbed a picture of the Etsy Day group and put the listings below so that you can still find these great items!)

gold pumps
evening clutch
silvery wallpaper
cocktail dress
rotary telephone
cocktail ring

I'm so proud to be part of such a great community!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Celebrate Etsy Day 4/24 with some vintage goodness!

Our entire shop is on sale! 15-25% off! Pop over and check out some vintage goodness...

Moddities :: 20th Century Vintage

Gingham & Calico Clusterf@#k - part 1

Twice a year Mick schedules his work around the Maitland Library book sale. Thanks to our, let us say, "unusual" tastes he is always able to come across some brilliant stuff that the mainstream book buyers/sellers push aside. This sale was no different. Not a huge haul, but a quality one none-the-less. One of my favorites is a little sewing/craft booklet from 1976 called "Decorating Ideas With Gingham & Calico". I may end up listing it in my etsy shop, but honestly I'm still too attached. This thing is a treasure trove of crazy ass patterned material and ric rac. Quite simply it would inspire even Amy Sedaris, the Queen of the Gingham & Calico Clusterf@#k! If you are like me and have read (AND LOVE) Ms Sedaris' book "I Like You", you will certainly see where a booklet like this would have inspired a young Amy to share her secrets with today's would-be hostesses. Here's a little tease for you (more to follow) and eventually I may be able to part with it.


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Come on by while prices are still reduced!



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

EARTH DAY SALE! Everything on sale today only!

Think green, shop vintage!

Everything in my shop is on sale TODAY ONLY so please take a few minutes to pop over. I have lots of vintage goodies for you and your home!




Monday, April 20, 2009

More items coming soon!

Now that the Florida Film Festival is over (my seasonal "day job"), I'm ready to start listing a ton of vintage goodies that have been staring me in the eye since last autumn! Keep an eye out for lots more lovely vintage jewelry! Until then please be sure to visit our shop and check out the wonderful items currently available.

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