Saturday, October 9, 2010


Celebrating the Etsy Vintage Team's "Fall Homecoming" w/ith a SALE! Everything marked down 20%!  Hurry -- sale ends October 31st!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Homecoming

The Etsy Vintage Team is celebrating autumn by showcasing items of the season.  Follow the link below to find vintage treasures related to homecoming, fall, schools, varsity football, sock hops, proms and much more!  The event is going on through October 31st, so be sure to check often as new items will be added frequently.

The Etsy Vintage Team is comprised of over 100 sellers that are vetted in order to ensure their shops maintain high standards of professionalism, integrity and customer service.  If you are a vintage seller on Etsy and are interested in joining our team, please visit the team website.  Cheers!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sandwiches Made Easy

Ladies, do you stress out just thinking about what to serve at the next Bridge luncheon?  With these handy sandwich making pointers you can be the envy of your block.  Why, did you know that there are six ways to cut a sandwich?  I thought not.  Now get out that day-old bread, some moisture-vapor-proof paper and a pot of coffee and let your creativity run wild.  Your sandwich-loving family and friends will thank you!    

Cookindex sandwich ideas coming soon...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Expand your mid-century cooking horizons!

Kitchen-tested by the Tested Recipe Institute, this recipe collection features over 1000 glistening, color-saturated dishes for you to cook up for your family.  This 1958 state-of-the-art system (complete with see-thru card holder lid) will expand your mid-century cooking horizons!  From appetizers to eggs, from pies to soup accompaniments -- and everything in between.  I've had this sitting on my kitchen counter for some time now, but I've never really let my fingers do the walking.  If only I had the wherewithall to actually try making each one!

Let's begin our journey with #A1:  Marinated Shrimp, Avocado Dip, Deviled Eggs ... Don't forget your multi-colored toothpicks, gals!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Maria really knew how to cut a rug.

Lovely vintage hand wrought orchid brooch with a gorgeous dark rainbow patina and faux pearl.  Would look beautiful on a hat, scarf or sweater.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Hostess with the Mostest!

A casual get-together with the Etsy Vintage Team.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Harvest Time with the Etsy Vintage Team

Calling all Facebook users!

You can find Moddities :: 20th Century Vintage on Facebook at

Monday, September 20, 2010

Etsy Vintage Team's Fall Homecoming Event

Here's where you can find autumnal and homecoming-themed items from the Etsy Vintage Team ... More items are being added through the end of October.

Interviewed for the Etsy Vintage Team blog!

I was interviewed for the Etsy Vintage Team blog.  I hope you will take a moment to read the post and leave comments.  :)  Cheers!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Re-Launch of the Etsy Vintage Team Blog!

So proud to be a member of this team :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Last Day! $60 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!

The Vintage List (a great blog that you should follow) is having a giveaway but today is the last day to enter.  Go here for details:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hey Tweeps!

Follow us on Twitter!  You'll find out immediately about new listings, special sales prices & blog posts:  @moddities

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lovely Antique Mercer Pottery Demitasse Set

This set of 6 demitasse cups and 3 saucers is from a relative's estate.  She had an amazing collection of tableware that was from the last quarter 1900s thru about 1930.  It is very difficult to find Mercer Pottery in this pattern*.  I would suggest this for decorative and display purposes only, as it has crazing and is quite old and delicate.  But it is such a rare opportunity, you shouldn't miss out!

*pattern = "MCE4" according to


Monday, June 7, 2010

Michelle Widmer's Story - Please Help if You Can

Michelle Widmer is an amazing person that could use some help right now. I am shocked (or maybe I'm not) at how she is handling her recovery after a horrific accident last month. Please read her website and help out monetarily if you can - even if it's just a little. Whether you can donate cash or not, please repost on your fb, blog, twitter, whatever outlets you have. Thanks.

Oh-so-Mad Men! Sterling Feather Brooch by BEAU

In addition to the items that are available in my Etsy shop, I am listing some items on Ebay.  Here's the first of several to come - an oh-so-Mad Men brooch for your wiggle dress (AUCTION ENDED - but you can find this little lovely over in my Etsy shop: )

Friday, June 4, 2010

Join us on Facebook & Twitter!

Join us on Facebook and Twitter!  You'll hear about sales and specials, plus other mid-century items of interest -- home decor, ads, architecture, roadside attractions and oddities!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

JEWELRY GIVEAWAY! courtesy of White Lily Jewelry

Want to win a pretty pink rose ring from White Lily Jewelry?  Go here for details on how to enter.  I did ;)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Le Trip France

Enter to win a beautiful mid-century vintage French school poster from LE TRIP FRANCE on their Facebook fan page.  This month's poster giveaway features beautiful gardening and botanical lessons.  Worth $100s in US boutiques if you could find it!  There is an identical one offered on eBay for a starting bid of $75, but why not enter to win it for free :)

In Honor of Memorial Day: Stars & Stripes Forever

Wonderfully patriotic vintage finds from the Etsy Vintage Team in honor of Memorial Day. You can see the full treasury here

A heartfelt thanks to all who have served our country.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lady Sings the Blues and Greens

One of the two Etsy Vintage Team treasuries that I curated this weekend.  Blue and green is my favorite color combination.  So cool and earthy!  You can find it here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

DAILY SPECIAL - 25% OFF Mon 2/15 ONLY :: Vintage Alpaca Mexico Abalone Brooch Pin Pendant

This interesting brooch with a bail to use as a pendant was made in Mexico features a Mexican pyramid with what looks like a flame and altar at the top. Gorgeous abalone chips are inlaid in the black enamel background all surrounded in a warm silver-colored metal called Alpaca. Alpaca is a non-silver alloy (zinc, nickel, iron). Sometimes it is silverplated, however I am not sure if this piece is or not. A lovely and versatile piece! 

Check it out here in my shop!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

DAILY SPECIAL - 20% OFF Sun 2/14 ONLY :: Vintage Heart-shaped Florida Souvenir Box

Regular price $10, Today Only $8
Vintage heart-shaped trinket box - a somewhat kitschy little souvenir from Silver Springs, Florida. It features the "world famous glass-bottomed boat" in the design that has been burned into the wood (pyrography), with red, blue and green paint to highlight the design. There is a neat little drawer to tuck away your special little keepsakes or trinkets. 

Check it out here in my shop!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

DAILY SPECIAL - 25% OFF Sat 2/13 ONLY :: Vintage Black & White Polka Dot Necklace

Regular $16 TODAY ONLY $12
Vintage plastic bead necklace that features round, tube/barrel and nugget beads of black, white & white with black polka dots! The large polka dot focal bead is 7/8" in diameter. Strung on thread. Who can resist polka dots ☺
Check it out here in my shop!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

By The He Sea

I don't even know where to begin with this stunning late '60s/early '70s find from Aunt Lydia's Rug Yarn Collection.  The title of this collection is "By the He Sea".  Even more disturbing than the back-of-the-couch-afghan style "Ripple Poncho" is the borderline inappropriate "Slip Over" in white and spice.  I shudder to think what he's sporting under that piece o' work.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Giving a go!

Trying out the new business hub, for my etsy shop. It connects my shop, blog, stats and tweeting in one place.

Giving it a go and will let you know how it works out before jumping in with a domain registration, etc. Let me know what you think...