Monday, November 30, 2009

1950's Pink Roper Stove

How can you not love this 1950's Pink Roper gas stove?? Perfect for your vintage pink kitchen. For sale on Craig's List for a mere $300! Oh, if only I needed or had room for a stove like this. But maybe one of you do???

I bet you everything tastes better made on a stove like this. Mmmmmm Happy Cooking!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I dislike holidays...

...can't stand them...never cared for them...could do without them....could eat a big meal any day of the week.... never needed a special day to remind me to be thankful for what I have!

But I am happy for V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N and for furry creatures that give unconditional love no matter what.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Radio City Music Hall Rockettes of 1942

Judy Sammons

Muriel Kilduff

Geraldine Read

Betty Sasscier

Eleanor Bellman

Joan Mann

Marion Block

Patricia O'Neill

Hair, makeup and clothing inspiration.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Backsplash Tile Colors

All my DeluxeVille readers will remember that I recently had my counter tops replaced with that very cool 50's boomerang I'm trying to decide on tile color. I must say, I absolutely LOVE dal-tile for all their fabulous retro color choices! I'm fairly sure I'm gonna go with the yellow moonbeam and mint tiles from their keystones and natural hues lines. I'll have to check to make sure I can mix lines like that? But my dilemma is , which color should I use for a liner?? Black or Gray?? What do you think DeluxeVille readers?? Below are two versions laid out in the pattern that I think I'll use.... Your thoughts, suggestions, ideas?????


My Wall Color is this kiwi green


My Wall Color is this kiwi green

Edit: I removed bottom liner tile next to counter top...I just don't have the room for it...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Big Mama Introspection

I know we all love finding new blogs to check go drop by and say hello over at The Big Mama Introspection. She just started her blog and would probably love some more company. I'm sure you'll love the style of this cute little French doll!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Goodness

Would you look at that, 183 followers!!! My Oh My. Well, it looks like it's soon gonna be time for another DeluxeVille giveaway! What should it be this time?? I will have to start getting prepared for the huge occasion of 200 followers!! It's just bound to happen sooner or later and I want to be ready for it.
Hope you all are having a fabulous week! Milo says hi!

Thanks for reading!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Just A Little Dream

My dream, if money was no option, would be to own an old roadside motel. Something like the Cloister Motor Court above in the old vintage post card. I ran across the Cloister Motor this summer in Ephrata Pa because it had a big for sale sign in front of it! Unfortunately the years have not been very kind to this motel and it now looks like this.

My plan would be to have each room done in a vintage style....40's 50's 60's....and offer package deals where I would take people out to all the local auctions/flea markets/antique haunts/estate sales to go treasure hunting. Of course, I would have to rename the motel and call it "DeluxeVille"!!

But then who would really want to stay at a kitschy roadside motel when there's a brand new shiny Hampton Inn a few blocks down the road!

I should probably just stick to teaching! hehehe

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Brother


No matter how old you get, you still act like you're twelve!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Auction Find

Today was Saturday and for me Saturday always means auction day. I was torn today between going to the vintage clothing auction or checking out an auction that had this picture in it's item listing...

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, that is a picture of Franciscan Starburst china. But that was all that was mentioned in the auction listing. Now, you must understand I have china pattern pieces out the wazoo and really don't need anymore that makes me waste my time trying to collect a full set. Some of you know what I mean. I'm trying to stick to buying only complete sets of things. Like most Mid Century lovers out there, I lust after this Franciscan china pattern so, I thought I would go take my chances and have a look see...ya just never know???

Well, you can all just hate me now and get it over with because today at auction I found and bought a 52 piece set of Franciscan Starburst china! WEEEEEEHEEEEEEEEE!!!

Franciscan Starburst.

I gave myself a budget of $100 bucks and got this set and all of these metal plant stands for around $90! All I wanted was that cool black metal magazine rack but had to buy the other 3 metal stands to get it...I hate when they do that!

Wire wire every where

I've been having some serious good auction luck lately?? The universe must have decided to be kind to me after my most recent broken heart incident. Perhaps that is how it works?? Broken heart = good auction luck! Something weird did happen to me at auction though, some man ran over to help me carry out the stands to my car...which was very nice of him...but then he said he really wanted to meet me and then slipped me his number. This freaked me out a lot because this is how I met the last fella who broke my heart. The guy seemed very nice so I took his little note thanked him and said it was nice to meet him. I am in no way, shape, or form ready to date again. Plus, the guy was a little older then me or maybe a lot older? Any way, I give him credit for seeing something he wanted and having the guts to try and get it even though he might fail....that's more then what the last guy I dated had!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vintage Clothing Auction!

This looks like another great vintage clothing and accessories auction! I'll have to check my schedule and see if I can make this one. Who wants to go with me??? That bakelite bracelet and earring set will most definitely bring a pretty penny...I've never seen anything like it. Check the website to drool over the rest of the pictures!

Andi Charkow Presents
Saturday November 14th
10 am ~ Preview 8:30 am
Preview by appointment Thursday 11/12 & Friday 11/13.
Horsham V.F.W.
324 Sawmill Lane
Horsham, PA
Racks & Racks of Fabulous Clothing Spanning 100 Years!!!
This Wonderful Selection is in Excellent Condition & Extremely Wearable.
Plus There's Something in Every Price Range!!