Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heads I win...Tails you lose

We come across lots of little vintage novelty objects on our travels like this cool 'HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE' coin. This has been kicking around our apartment for a while, we end up keeping lots of strange little trinkets and treasures that could get lost in the shop, especially when they are this small, but we thought it was about time we shared some of our luck with you!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

'Big' in the 70s...summer sandals and chunky platforms!

We just loaded up the shop with some great summer shoes, including this awesome collection of 1970s sandals and platforms. Girls often complain that the best shoes are always small sizes, but these are all size 9-10, and there are plenty more in the shop right now too, stop by this week to check them out and get first pick!

1970s tooled leather sandals, 1970s basket weave leather/wood platform sandals

1970s leather/wooden mules, 1970s green leather/suede sandal platforms

1970s black high heeled wooden platforms, 1970s navy leather/hemp wood platforms, 1970s black suede/wood sandal platforms

1970s white leather/wood mules with carved heels, 1970s tan leather/wood mules with carved heels

Friday, May 14, 2010

Decorating Ideas...Vintage Style!

Sorry we haven't posted in a couple of weeks.... this time of year is always a bit hectic for us, the shop gets busier as the weather gets better, and it's a busy buying season too. Anyway, hopefully this is worth waiting for...

...We love interior decor at AMT, and just picked up a great collection of vintage home and decorating magazines from the 60s & 70s. Not the most subtle period for interior design, or anything else for that matter, the magazines are an interesting visual feast to say the least. . One of the magazine is entitled '1001 DECORATING IDEAS', and it was seemingly fashionable at the time to try and fit all the ideas into one room all at once! Here are just a few of our favorite picks..
Ceiling to ceiling carpet - apparently this basement room is great for listening to music, as the carpeting localizes sound by cutting down on echoes! From '1001 Decorating Ideas' 1970.

'Gay carrousel kitchen, invites activity and fun, whether for home making or party-giving' Taken from the World's Fair House Book of home styling ideas, a souvenir from the New York World's Fair 1964-65!

According to this issue of '1001 Decorating Ideas' from 1971 "Too much of a good thing... can be a good thing"...and apparently "yards and yards of butterscotch, red, navy, green and white plaid, fills a sitting room-guest-room without overwhelming it". You can be the judge of that!

As owners of a vintage store, this might be our personal favorite..."Think fashion the next you start a do-it-yourself home decorating project. Order extra fabric and trimming and sew up some original fashions to coordinate with your room decor. At-home clothes can be fancy or casual but will certainly have an extra flair if they match the rooms in which you wear them. Earn kudos, intrigue friends and family by sporting fashion and room go-togethers." Taken from '1001 Decorating Ideas' magazine, fall-winter 1967. Amazing!