Monday, October 29, 2012

Mid Century Gravel Art for Suckas

While finishing off my ritualistic Sunday night post Boardwalk Empire wine I decided to do a little web cruising and check out the vintage sale on One Kings Lane.  Less than five rows down I stopped, gagged, and spewed said wine on my husbands nautical knot boxer briefs (circa 1995) that are posing as tonight's PJ's.  $599 Retail?  $275 Our Price!?!  Somebody drank the Kool-Aid and actually bought these biotches.  

Now I am not at all shocked that these were purchased.  They are FAB.  I know because I own this exact pair myself.  Gravel Art kits were all the rage in the 60s.  There is a great article on it HERE .  It will suffice to say that my pair did not cost anywhere close to the OKL price tag.  And this is where my panties get in a bunch and my wine gets spewed.  $275?  Truly, WTF?  

I love One Kings Lane as much as the next home decor shopaholic.  I have even thought to myself, "We could sell our stuff on there... our stuff is that good".  But what bugs me is to see the exorbitant prices that are designed specifically to take advantage of the poorly educated "vintage" consumer.  The consumer who thinks that it is in vogue just because it is featured on OKL.  THAT is what bunches my panties.  THAT is what causes my wine to spew.

This pair costs nowhere in the realm of $275 and most certainly not in the galaxy of $599.  It leads the less experienced consumer to believe that all people selling "vintage" are trying to take advantage of the current trend.  My experience in this market, and I have a lot,  is quite the opposite.  Most reputable dealers are just trying to cover their costs and make a slight margin - not take you to the cleaners. 

Now because I am a cosmic Karma kind of girl.  I am going to do those interested a proper favor.  Instead of bending over and grabbing your ankles on OKL, take a peek at the links below.  You're welcome.  I have never been much of a sadist but for those who thrive on the pain and humiliation I may just be coerced into giving you a whack or two for sh*ts and giggles.  Complimentary cocktail provided, appointments strongly recommended.

*Great deal on these.  They are more rare than the other versions and I would snap them right up myself if my husband had not already banned any future use of Asian inspired thingy's in the home.  

Velvet Birds

And just to show we are not jumping on a trend bandwagon but are precursors to the trend, you could pop on over to Rogue Vintage and check out this little chicken.  He has sadly been in storage anxiously awaiting listing since his purchase in early August.  

What can I say?  Busy summer turned busy fall.  Oh, and his sidekick will be listed next week.

Till Next Time,

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Brass Figurines- A Growing Trend

Whenever I see a brass figurine, it reminds me of days when ladies lounged around the house in fabulous robes and rhinestones and men drank vodka at 11 o'clock in the morning. These little fellas dressed bookshelves decades ago, but have recently been dusted off and brought back to life in modern decor.

via Houzz
via Houzz
We have our own little sprinkling of these creatures that we will be selling tonight via Facebook. The listings will be posted at 8:30 EST tonight and you just have to comment "SOLD" to make them all your own. We only have one of each so timing is everything if you are in the market for one of these faithful friends.

See you tonight,


Friday, October 12, 2012

Week Full Of...

Projects, potties and lots of picnics. This week has been pretty typical around my house. We have had a little bit of cray cray mixed with lots "hikes" and too much spray paint even for me. I have been putting off some major (half finished) projects and with this beautiful weather I really had no excuse to not get busy. Remember this Instagram post? 
It is an old lucite wheel with gold flecks that belongs to this

A vintage bar cart. These are all the rage these days but I love the simplicity of this one. It has these heinous brown trays that slide on but I am thinking about having some glass shelves cut for it or just spraying the trays. Needless to say, this was one of the projects that has consumed my week. Goal for the weekend- to FINISH! I can't wait to share the shined up version! Aside from that here is a little peek into my week. We have started potty training which I won't share photos of but that would be the cray cray part I mentioned earlier.

Pulling "weeds"

Shopping for fall veggies

One last swim before cold weather sets in

Our Halloween Tree- these ornaments are 30 years (vintage) that my mom saved and passed down to us. Only problem, after hearing that there was NO WAY I wasn't going to use them. Since construction, Elle has added more pumpkins to the bottom. She has a tendency to over do things. Huh? 
Picnic in the park

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Fun at Mike's Farm

Fall is officially here as evidenced by the abundance of pop-up pumpkin patches.  For the last couple of years I have heard about Mike's Farm in Beulaville and have wanted to check it out.  My little miss had a play date and my husband was spending the day on a yard project so I scooped up my big boy and took him for a good ole fashioned hayride.

 Now let's get on to the REAL reason people go to Mike's - the food.

The restaurant opened at 2:00.  Even though we were in line at 1:45, we still were not seated until 2:30.  The kids were beyond bored and restless but as my friend, Ryan, put it- he would have pinned his daughter on the sidewalk with his foot just to make it in there to eat.  I was in total agreement and would have gladly chained my son to the front porch.  I mean, I didn't just drive 68 miles for a mini pumpkin.

As a rule of thumb, any place that serves your sweet tea in a mason jar DOES NOT PLAY.

  • MAC AND CHEESE (the best I've ever had)
  • CORN

After lunch we tried to walk it off and took the kids to the petting zoo area.  Don't forget your quarters to feed the abundance of critters.  Although IMO, I don't think they care if they ever see another kernel of corn again.

The kind folks at Mike's have set up a bevy of photo ops.  Word to the wise- get em' early because the kids are O-V-E-R  I-T by the end.  We couldn't get a smile out of this one with a 40 lollipop bribe.

The line for the hayride when we left at 4:00

I will get back at Christmas for sure- they have tons of Christmas lights.  Packing a cooler will be a must.  Maybe even a tent.  Our waitress told us that last Christmas people waited over 7 hours just to eat there!  This Saturday they were estimating that they would serve around 800 for the day.  

On the way home I almost got to check out this Antiques store I have passed a gazillion times.  ALMOST.

The front doorway was as far as I made it.

My sidekick had pooped out three miles down the road from the farm.

But you know I found something on the tables out front!  Snagged a cool pair of book ends for 10 bucks.  Paid for them as I stood on the front porch watching my son snooze in the car.  You didn't really think I was going to another county and return without buying anything did you?  PuhLEEZ!

Good day with good friends.

Till Next Time,

Friday, October 5, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Get your Pink On

Tricia and I are not your typical girly girls. Don't get me wrong. We love all of the things most girls do- shoes, jewelry, bags. But we do not love pink. We both swore our daughters would NEVER wear pink (you should see my daughter's closet now). We gag at the sight of overused Lilly when most girls go nuts.We just don't have a special place in our hearts for the rosey hue. It is unnatural, I know, and we are both aware. However, there is a time when we gladly show off our pink. The pink ribbon was adopted as the official symbol of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1992. Every October, men and women show their support by wearing pink- Yes, even us at Rogue Vintage.

If you are a pink lover, your choices are endless. If you are not, we hope you will get into the spirit for this wonderful campaign. We have a wide range to make your decision easy, from all over pink to a subtle splash. Remember, if you're local, we deliver! Message us and we will remove any shipping cost from the item you want!

Till Next Time,
Jennings & Tricia

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Week At A Glance

The Carrie Diaries * Photo courtesy of CWTV
Eric Daman *Photo courtesy of Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images.

Till Next Time,