Friday, December 20, 2013

A little Cream and Sugar!

Hey guys!
Happy Friday! I hope everyone has all of their holiday shopping finished up. I can't believe it's almost Christmas, but I am excited to see all of our family and friends back home! On my last shopping trip, I cheated and went into my local thrift store to browse and decompress a little from standing in lines at World Market and Target.

On my trip, I found some awesome "new" stuff including the matching sugar bowl to my Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Creamer. I had gotten the creamer at a flea market for $10 and I found the bowl for .99 at the thrift store. it's in GREAT condition and I love the details on the handles of both pieces.

 photo Harliquincreamerandsugar_zps0c8afe25.jpg I've started a nice collection of vintage cream and sugar sets over the past few years. The funny thing is, I don't really ever use cream or sugar in my coffee.... BUT I love them. My mom started me out with this Turquoise set that goes with a set of my dishes.  photo MikasaEliteCalibou_zpse24ae149.jpg
These guys are part of the Mikasa Elite Calibou set from the 60s. I believe this set was from when Mikasa was still being imported from Japan. I use them primarily with the pieces on my Blue Heaven set I've found over the years.
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I keep this set on my kitchen table because our kitchen is primarily vintage yellow, turquoise, and green. I think they look awesome with the lemons & mid century bowl as a centerpiece. I have absolutely no idea what set they go to. They don't have any brands or markings on the bottom that tell me a manufacturer etc..., but they are adorable and probably from the late 60s or early 70s.
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Last, but not least, I have my Star Glow set.  They're not much to look at alone, but they really look sharp next to the entire set. I'm so close to having a full Star Glow set. I'm still looking for salt and pepper shakers and the water pitcher, but other than that, I think I'm almost there!

If you're on the market for some cool vintage housewares, you should also check out our friends at Gypsy Mouse  and also, stay tuned to Calamity Layne for more cool vintage digs! We've got some big plans for the new year ahead!!!

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Friday, December 13, 2013

A Very Vintage Christmas

Happy Holidays, Everyone!
We've had a pretty eventful past few weeks at our house, but with all of the hustle and bustle that surrounds the holidays I still find decorating for Christmas relaxing. I thought I would share a few of my favorite things with all you vintage lovers out there! Check it out!
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Grandma's Angels
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My first vintage treasures are my grandma's angels. They have been around since I can remember and I think they are from the 60s? I was lucky enough to inherit many of her Christmas decorations because I was the one who always helped her put them up each year. These lovely ladies were always on top of her tv with the nativity.

Rockin' Reindeer 
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I have many many reindeer from multiple decades. My favorites are the stuffed colorful ones from the 50s (which...I am not showing in this picture?), but the white ones and gold ones are from the 60s and 70s. I set them all up on our piano in the living room this year and I like it!

 It's a Small World 
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Alright...there were my grandma's too...and yes...they're probably border-line offensive, but do you know how much offensive crap there is from the 40s and 50s!? Anyway, there were my grandma's too I paired them with her other 3 carolers all for the 50s and 60s.

Winter Wonderland
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This tree is another inherited piece and it goes along with a little skate pond and village that we used to set up and grandma's.

The Tree

 photo BeginningPicTree_zpscdb2d7b9.jpg photo ColorWheel_zps57d594ba.jpg I freakin' LOVE this tree. I bought it an an antique store for $119. It is in GREAT condition and is the perfect Christmas tree for us! photo Treecolors_zpsd2f5f41a.jpg

Old School Ornaments 
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I bought these at a few different antique stores as well. they're usually $2 - $4 a pop. The really old fancy ones can run pretty pricey so make sure your'e shopping around if you're in the market!

My 2013 Christmas Present
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Meet Peggy Sue! Our new 2 month old Beagle Puppy! :) She's my Christmas present this year.

Have a happy holiday season!!! I'll see you next week!

~Steph @ Calamity Layne
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