This Sunday, Black Eye Coffee Shop is hosting a trunk show and I’ll be there with some lovely vintage items alongside Sub Rosa Mercantile! Free drinks, beautiful items and beautiful women. What more can you ask for?
Car repairs. Need I say more? I’ll be posting items for sale on Instagram this Sunday. Pyrex, Vintage, Vintage Kitchen Items, Kitsch, Coffee Mugs and anything else I can pull out of my stash and get photographed by Sunday! Let me know if there’s something you’re looking for and if you’d like a tag.
Wishing all of you a Happy Easter from Meteor Vintage!
– Mary Beth @meteorvintage
I apologize for the long break between posts. March saw me working every day (sometimes at both of my jobs) and following that I had surgery. What’s a girl to do? (Not post, is what I’m guessing.) Let’s take a look at what I’ve found over the past month!
Michelle at Thrift Obsessed posted about The Plaid Thermos‘ “Fake or Bake” Bakelite testing kits and I think they are simply brilliant. As Rebecca of The Plaid Thermos states on her blog, “No more wondering if a piece of jewelry etc. is Bakelite or not while standing in a thrift or antique store (or going through existing jewelry at home). Now you can easily take with you a “Fake or Bake” kit! It fits easily in your purse &/or pocket!” I’m ashamed to admit how many times I’ve purchased a piece of jewelry thinking it was Bakelite only to get home, test it and find that it was not. “Fake or Bake” kits run about $11.00 and can be purchased from The Plaid Thermos’ Etsy shop here.
Have you ever seen anything more lovely? Imagine that quilt in a guest or child’s bedroom. Suzanne of Lake and Garden shares the process of making the above quilt here.
Need something to listen to while you sew? Maybe a little punkabilly? The Koffin Kats shared recently via Facebook that they are part of a new punkabilly compilation titled ‘Punkabilly Shakes The World’. I’m always up for finding new bands to listen to. I discovered The Koffin Kats through a similar compilation. As its title suggests, ‘Punkabilly Shakes The World’ features punkabilly bands from all over the world.
After you sew your quilt, you can cuddle up and celebrate the 24th anniversary (25th if you’re going by the year the show is set in, 1989) of Twin Peaks. Instagrammer @dollymaevintage posted about these fabulous Twin Peaks travel posters created by Jazzberry Blue. Prints from Jazzberry Blue’s Etsy shop run as low as $22.00 and feature several mid-century modern inspired prints that are nothing short of stunning.
Once you purchase and frame your Jazzberry Blue prints, you can use the following tips posted by Black Dog Architectural Salvage (the same shop featured on Salvage Dawgs via the DIY Network) to hang them. The tips come from Driven by Decor and are a popular Pinterest pin.
As I was going through some odds and ends in our living room this week, I found a craft project flyer I’d picked up a while back at Hobby Lobby. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been on a 1920’s kick lately and this craft fits right in. It’s called, ‘A Case for Creativity’ because you use pillowcases to craft these items:Here is a link to a printable pdf of the flyer, which has more projects included than just the two above, or you can read and follow the instructions as I’ve typed them out below.* I think the bloomers are a “must” the next time I get the craft room organized!
*This craft, its photos and all directions are courtesy of Hobby Lobby. The directions I have typed out come directly from the pdf link above and all credit goes to Hobby Lobby.
en-cased in glamour (refers to the picture of the flapper-style dress):
Cut a band of fabric from the closed end of a simple white pillowcase before stitching up rows of fluffy fringe. Then, use the hemmed end of a second case to make straps. Some beaded trim…and baby, you’re in!
lacy linens (refers to the picture of the, as I call them, “bloomers”):
A single pillowcase provided the fabric for these simple shorts, an easy sew using SImplicity #3696! Grab some lace trim and some coordinating ribbon, and then follow the step-by-step instructions below.