Friday, April 11, 2008

Dreaming in vintage

On Thursday nights, I dream in vintage--browsing through antique stores, trying on ravishing hats and dresses (I'm size 2 in dreamland), picking up baubles and knick-knacks and treasures.

That's because Thursday evenings in the forums of Etsy (the website of all things handmade and vintage), a group of sellers far more knowledgeable than me gets together to gab and share their latest, or more likely the things they love from other people's shops. The conversation flies so fast you can get up for a drink and come back to find 15 pages have passed and three people have left, three more arrived. It's like antique shopping with a group of hilarious friends. I always leave dizzy and a little overwhelmed.

Here's a brief sampling of some of my new favorites from last night's vintage marathon:

Cactus planter from AuntiePrincess.

Stalker dutch doll from PetitPoulailler
(check out the eyes)

Metalware tray by LorenzStudio

Royal biscuit tin by SurrenderDorothy

Killer red heels by RetroCycle

Green camel salt and pepper shakers by SlushyGirl

This is just a fraction of the gorgeous, and sometimes hilarious, items shared. Newcomers, interlopers, voyeurs all welcome--it's most every Thursday night for 3 or 4 hours (I poop out after 1 or 2), in the Promotions forum, hosted by SurrenderDorothy.


High Desert Diva said...

oh the promo forum...that's why I've never come across this weekly moves too fast for this girl

Callooh Callay said...

It's the only one I can handle, and even then I only stay for a while and look at a third of the stuff. But fun!

lorenzstudio said...

It's always a pleasure to see you in the forums! Thanks for including my tray and I'll see ya next week!

Lisa B. said...

I love that camel S/P. That sounds like a crazy forum...I'll have to try it out next week. Thanks!

melissakate said...

That doll is scaring me.
Considered yourself tagged. said...

Hi Callooh,
I love your name- what is the origin/ethnicity of it? Thanks for posting on my etsy thread
Take care

Callooh Callay said...

Aargh! Tagged again. Well, I'll respond in some fashion, Melissakate (and thanks!).

adornmentsbymilani--Callooh Callay is from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem (Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy.) I love the poem and love the sound of the words.

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Loooove the Royal biscuit tin!

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

Seems like you have pleasant dreams. Those are some nice items, I love the Dutch Doll.

Michael Phipps said...

My dad has a biscuit tin like the one pictured here that he cherishes very much. He's quite the Anglophile. I was surprised to see it here...