Just Where Did “Black Friday” come from? TT Friday Special

Hey all my fabulous fashionistas!  Today is a great day for businesses.  BLACK FRIDAY!

Big or small, doors were open for retail business this morning.  Some as early as yesterday afternoon.  :OUCH:  The good part about online selling is that you have a chance to shop from the comfort of your home without fighting the crush of the busy Black Friday shoppers.  Want to shop right now?  Go Visit Trisha Trixie’s website for some truly awesome deals.

But I got all distracted.  Where did “Black Friday” come from?  Did you know that it has been around for quite some time…just not called “Black Friday” right away.

From www.blackfriday.com:

“The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.

In the 1960’s, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.”

So, way back in 1924…the Friday after the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…people began thronging to the stores in hope of getting a great deal on something either they wanted/needed or someone else wanted/needed.

Since then, the furor has grown, and through thick and thin, Black Friday has stood the test of time.

Until recently.

More and more over the last few years, Black Friday has become less spectacular in the eyes of many, myself included. Stores are rushing the season…starting mention of Black Friday at the beginning of November.  Even so much as taking over THANKSGIVING in their rush to making the almighty dollar!  What the heck?

I have always been of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be left as a day of rest, peace and enjoying family.  Not all service industries have the day off…imagine if Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists, Police Officers and Firefighters took the day off?  Uh, yeah…not gonna happen.  I have never counted the Whipped Cream as a MUST HAVE…if I didn’t remember it until Thanksgiving Day.  You just went without.  Apparently, I am in the minority though…because most (not all, thank goodness!) Grocery Stores and Retail Shops are open on Thanksgiving at some point.  Sad, really…

A good portion of many people’s shopping nowadays is done online.  I can get fully behind shopping online…until Aunt Penny (fictitious name, of course), decides that you are still 18 and not 38…and sends you clothing way too small, inappropriate for you or…let’s face it, just isn’t for you.  Thankfully, if you contact retailers online and explain the problem, some will work with you…though most likely you will have to send back said item.  Which is okay…if you cannot really see the purpose of having a Barney 2T sweatshirt in your life…and need to get rid of it ASAP.

Usually, I just regift…or donate said item to the church.  If your aunt asks how you like it…”Oh, Aunt Penny…it was just way too small…so I gifted it to a kiddo that can use it.”  This will make you look good to Aunt Penny AND you really have likely helped out a kiddo in need.

Until next time, my beauties…In whatever you say or do, stay true to you.

Sandra Bee

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Fashionista Fall Fashion Tips (via Des Moines is NOT Boring)

This year I was lucky enough to go to BOTH February and September’s New York Fashion Week. Since fall has started arriving upon us, I thought I would share about the upcoming fall fashion from the NYFW runway to Des Moines. Fall is always about a…

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I am an Entrepreneur! I Dream Big! I Dream Loud! I Dream Confident! I Dream Proud!

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Throwback Thursday: Vintage Men Digi Stamps

Today will be short.

Because…

My man is taking the day off today to spend a day with me since we both have been so dern busy. He has been working so hard and hasn’t had a lot of time off.

So I thought I would find a few Digi Stamps for you…

This one is funny to me because my man was in the doghouse a bit.

I thought I would give you some Vintage Digit Stamps  to play around with for scrapbooking or just perusing

Hopefully you are lucky enough to have a good man in your life. If not, you can print these out and make yourself one I guess 🙂

For those who want the Muscle Man here is a funny one for ya!

Until Next Time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

 

 

What’s Happening Wednesday: Catch Up Day

I have been busy doing so many other things and trying things out I have been bad in not devoting time to the “needed” things like Inventory, updating the website, updating my Online Store, and most especially sewing, making Aprons and Pocket Squares.

So today, that is what I am doing here.

I hate doing those businessy things because it is time consuming and takes away from the creative side of things, but those things must be done. I mean how you going to know what to buy if the item is not updated?

As I said I DO need to get some sewing done and I have been wanting to start on the Vintage Male Chef Aprons I have had an idea about for some time. I know my male followers will be super happy to see what comes out of this! Let’s just say, when I am done, you might be a bit “overdressed” at the BBQ or in the kitchen! 🙂

Taking care of my business is an essential part though so today I will handle those little tasks that need tended to but I will do it with fun and style! I still put on a fun outfit, add a fun “working or crafting” apron, add some tuneage then have some fun. I take care of the mindless tasks and then interchange it with the fun things. This way I don’t feel overwhelmed.

In the end, I hope for this to be a productive day, though I know it will be very busy!

Hope you have a fun Wednesday and you make it fun while going about your business.

Here is a little song to help you get along your way. Whenever I think of doing BIZNESS I think of the beginning of the song and then as the lyrics go through I change the words to

“There’s no business like my business like my business I know…” and so on so it makes it more fun!

Until Next Time,

Trisha Trixie

What’s Happening Wednesday: Retro Auto Time

Today I need to take my truck/suv to the Auto Repair Shop. As I am describing on the phone the sounds and clanks I start smirking to myself thinking,

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“Is this how all women sound to auto repair guys?” and

What did women do in the past when the car or vehicle needed fixing?”

There were some women who evidently could handle it all or at least that is what the old ads WANT you to belive

Some women gave it their all

Although I don’t know why but whenever I think of Car Mechanics I can’t help but think of the boys fro Grease

Though the image below is about something else, the way it makes me feel is the same. This is what I want. I want a mechanic to be the guy who is looking over my car and tells me what to do, but won’t cheat me because he is a respectable man and I am a lady in aid.

if I could fix my car I still wouldn’t because I just feel there are some things a lady should not have to tend to.

Fix my car and I’ll bake you a cake if you want, just don’t ask a woman to do a man’s job. I know that way of thinking is out of the norm, but it is how I feel.

Now, to finish getting ready, run my last errand to shop for the home then take the car to my mechanic guy.

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

 

Throwback Thursday: Funny Vintage Humor

I wanted to share a wonderful Throwback spot I found many Retro or Vintage Stamps and Images. I love this little place and she also has links on the side to many others on the right hand side. Here is some funny Vintage humor on her site

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These just make me crack up…

So, there you have it. Enjoy your Thursday and remember to not take others, bashers, haters or anyone too seriously…

 

Have fun and Enjoy the show…

Until next time,

XoXo, Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday: Vintage ComicCon

This Upcoming Saturday Trisha Trixie will be at miniCon Comic Con here in Des Moines Iowa. This made me wonder if I could find any images to share with you today of some older ComicCons and what they were like. The ComicCon Planners are encouraging cosplay so I thought I would start there and see where it evolves.

Here are some fun images I think you might fall off your seat in laughter about. The first one is truly funny!

These are some I found from Vintage Everyday from a 1980 ComicCon…

(Totally love the wallpaper btw)

Chad Spilkers dad perhaps? LOL

and of course, gotta have the sexy on

Some dress in Vintage Looking costumes

Vintage Trekkies

This Con looks more like an Old persons con to me, but hey at least they are there to support

Types of retro things you used to find at cons (these are all hoarded by the collectors now I think) 🙂

Retro or Vintage comics nowadays are RARE and very hard to find. If you do find any they are worth a pretty penny but as I was talking to a friend she said the Comic shop wanted her to go have them certified before he would buy them.

If you are looking for that special comic though, ComicCons are the pace to go because lots of vendors bring those specialty items to the shows.

and…

Here is Dale Messick from Brenda Starr at a Comic Con I thought you all might like

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I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me on the ComicCon side of things. Remember if you dress Cosplay this weekend you get in FREE!

Stop by my booth, say hi, get a free signed MEME card from me

Hope to see you there! Can’t wait!

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Mother

I want to share a simple but wonderful little image I received today from Vintage Digital Stamps. I thought I would share some of these Vintage Mother Items with you and give you the links in case you want to make a Vintage Inspired Mother’s Day card, she has all the items you could download to create something special for your Mother, Mommy, or Mommie! 🙂

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Here are also some letters she gives you as well as some other places to edit, create a collage and use these items along with some other fonts to make a great card for your mom

Click on these links to find the images used today to create your own Vintage Card for this holiday or any others that you might desire.

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Kewl Mom ideas from Pic Monkey

DaFont : Great tool for downloading and adding fonts (for the more techy minded person)

My Fonts: Add Fonts (for techies)

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I think that should be a good start at least to create some super cute Vintage Retro Throwback looking Mother’s Day Cards. If you use any of these, Tag me on FAcebook or Comment below and send me the link. I would love to see what you come up with!

Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Mad Men Monday: Tribute to Mom in a Different World

I always have to smirk at the thing that happen on the show, most especially things mother’s say, how they act and how the children are as well. It was such a  different time then.

This little funny from “The Daily Beast” show Betty Draper in her true glory

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Some mothers yell when their kids won’t eat their vegetables. Mad Men’s Betty Draper goes postal. From stuffing sweet potatoes in her daughter’s mouth to slapping her when she cuts her own hair, it’s easy to wonder why this “perfect” ’60s housewife had children in the first place

The new Mother in Law in Betty’s life is one of those irritating types. I have friends who have grandmothers such as this and we hated it when they had to visit or watch us. They were so mean

Then there is Joan’s Mom. Half the time she is a great help and the other half (or more than) she meddles and irritates Joan to no end. Isn’t that how mom’s are sometimes though?

Joan however as a new mom is trying hard to keep it all together, be back int eh workforce and raise her son up right with right morals and values by standing up for what she believes in early on.

Megan’s mom is seemingly delightful to everyone else, but Megan. I know a few mom’s of this nature

Megan on the other hand, is stuck in the limbo land of I am a hottie, I am a wife, or wait this weekend I have to be a mom. I have been there. Not an easy task

Many people forget Peggy as a part of the “mother” group. She did have a baby and she technically IS a mom. She does not see her child anymore and gave him up for adoption. Though some may not agree with her, I favor her decision to do what was right for her.

What I find intriguingly interesting was then when I did a search for Mad Men Mom, there was one missing from the mix. Trudy Campbell. I would have thought Peggy would have been, but no, nowhere to be found is Trudy. Trudy is solid and sturdy. She stands up for herself against Pete who is lame beyond all compare.  She has done well in standing up for her household and her values.

When thinking of Mother’s Day coming up, remember how it used to be and how it is now. The moms have changed and the kids too. No more are the days of shoes coming off and being used as a punishing instrument or wooden spoons or paddles. Mom’s used to let their kids out for hours and not care or worry where there were. Kids used to play with dry cleaning bags to anything they could find and the mom’s of the world did NOT think to worry.

I mention the kids because there is a song from Bucky Covington that makes me think about how different things were then from now. We used to drink out of  a hose, we used to run in the streets, and eheven mentions how mothers used to smoke and drink, and you know what, we survived…

Saturday (Evening) Special-Vintage Sewing Books

I love Vintage sewing books such as these. There not only is something wonderful to me about the smell of old books, but looking at these brings backs moment of when my Grandma Hunter was trying so hard to teach me the basics. I also love the style of these books and how they teach us. There is no fancy DVD or CD with some tutorial on it. All they had was words. Words and images in and on a book to tell us everything we needed to know about how to sew. I got one of the books at a Thrift store and the other one I happened upon when I was at Domestica in East Village in Des Moines.

If you get a chance to grab one of these types books, do yourself a favor and get it. It is well worth it and you won’t regret it.

Now, I am going off to my rocking chair and ottoman and gonna put my feet up and devour into these tonight and get off this new version of a Idiot box- the computer. 🙂

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Wednesday What Not: the skinny on bullying

 Bullying now and then.

What is the difference?  Have you ever stopped to wonder why we as are so much harsher on each other than ever before.  How the older generation doesn’t understand bullying?  I’ve heard my mother as well as others say, “Everyone gets picked on in school.”  Bullying goes further than what they know.

Bullying Defined

So what is bullying?  I found a great site that provides information regarding bullying from stopbullying.gov I recommend that you check out this site for information on how to deal with bullying.

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

Overtime, bullying can cause serious emotional problems.

The Vintage Female Image

My mother’s childhood were filled with several types of beautiful women like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.  It was acceptable for women to have all shapes of bodies and they were all beautiful.

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Not only do these women have different shapes and sizes, but they are doing something; laughing with their girlfriends, gardening and being ogled by a child.  The event in life was more valued than the look.  Don’t get me wrong, these women were beautiful.  However, women of the 50s were valued for their abilities; cooking, cleaning, gardening, crafting, socializing and many other abilities.  What are women valued for today?

The Modern Female Image

What are our young ladies valued for today?  Sex, drugs or money?  I’m not really sure what we are teaching them.  However, these images can only hurt them.

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What are we valuing here?  I’m not really sure.  I guess this is why I hold on to the values of the 50s.  I can never be one of these girls.  My body wasn’t built this way.  I don’t want sunken eyes or to appear soulless.

It took me years to realize that I would never be a size 2.  That it was okay to be myself.  That there are things worth valuing in myself and other women, beyond looks.   Help your friends, daughters, neighbors and all girls find their worth!

At Trisha Trixie Designs we want girls to find their inner talents.  To showcase them with their own beauty.  With that, I’ll will leave you with pictures of some real women.  You are all beautiful!

 

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(Honored for your skill in bringing beauty to the world!)

 

Please comment and share what makes a woman beautiful, in your opinion!

Throwback Thursday: Back to Domestic Bliss

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Woman’s fulfillment and keeping her man happy, having a clean home and raising good children has been outdated until recently again. It seems everywhere I turn I am finding more and more retro minded women wanting to have this “Domestic Bliss” back in their lives. The women who once wanted it all now want to go back to simpler times and I am one of them.

Old style cooking, Martha Stewart and other cooking shows began to gain popularity once again. The love for the kitchen and cooking for your man exuded once again. Retro hairstyles, makeup, tools , trends, all of it started trending again.

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The Retro Woman has the look of perfection even when it is not.

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As a fashion designer I love the Retro Woman and her style. I love that she wears aprons when cooking, baking and crafting. I love that she wants to take care of her man.

6a011279720aee28a40120a7ef61de970b-320wi I love that she wants to keep her house and home clean and tailored. I love the styles of hair do, the makeup she wears and the shoes and pearls to go with it!

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I tend to be more of 1930s,40’s, 50s kind of gal but I am also a Mad Men lover and love the 60s even as wrought with confusion as it was. I love the fashion the style and the mix between the women and their roles in life and how they emulated themselves.

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I want Throwback Thursday to be a walk, skip and a jump down memory lane. I want to showcase the images, cards, even the silliness of things like how were excited over getting a vacuum for a birthday gift!

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Stay tuned for more info on the Retro Woman each week. Also follow us on Facebook to hear little tidbits, snips and snippets from time to time as well as a chance to see my Aprons and Apron Additions as they come to out to fit the Retro Woman in you!

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Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Saturday Morning Special: Weekends

What is your Saturday like?

Is it relaxing, putting your foot up on the ottoman, drinking a beer, watching TV, doing nothing?

Is it running errands you didn’t get to do all week?

Is that the day that everything in the house can finally get done?

For me I try not to make it a cleaning day but sometimes that happens. It is the only day me and my man get to enjoy a full day as a “Weekend Day” as he calls it. Friday starts the weekend, but because he has to work, Friday doesn’t count. Sunday only goes so far and you have to behave in the night time because the next day is a “School Day ” or “Work Day” mentality he says. So Saturday is the only REALLY Weekend Day unless it is a Holiday and he gets an extra day off.

I know many of you are planning this weekend to bake and cook and color eggs.

Some are getting ready to show their favorite Easter Dress or New Easter Dress at church this Sunday.

Some are not celebrating this holiday for one reason or another and it is just a normal weekend like any other.

If you are looking for a nice Vintage Recipe that Takes the Cake (Pun full and well intended) Here is a nice Vintage Recipe I found. I would not in any way be able to enjoy this as I am HIGHLY Allergic to Coconut. But it definitely looks like fun.

Vintage Easter Glory Cake

Maybe you want to go all out…If we had a bigger house and a dining room I would invite a houseful of people over and make a big spread like this…

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I would wear my Easter Apron and cook all the fixins and goodies and even color eggs.

I don’t have an “Easter Apron” completed yet but here is the start of what I am working on  for my Easter Apron….

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I am going to add the finishing touches on it tomorrow, so I have it to wear on Easter!

I will share the pictures as soon as I get it done.

I think all of these  that I have made would be great Easter Aprons. I think it depends on the style of aprons you like and the desirability for cute, casual, or comfort. They are all comfortable to me, but I know some people feel better in jeans…

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So the Jean Apron might be more of their style…

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The Bandana Apron-Front

For some a quick easy little Bandana Apron like this one might be more their style. When I look at this bandana Apron I made I see a very Organic kinda girl. Someone Kitchy  and Quirky. This gal is making an Organic Easter meal.

The Turqoise Dotty-Front

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The Turquoise Dotty-Back

The Turquoise Dotty-Back

Or perhaps the Turquoise Dotty is more your style. Cute quaint, I could see this gal in heels and pearls.

This Half Apron, lose knot tie in the back

(I either need to add more to it or just tie it in a knot. I didn’t add enough cloth for the tie)

Whatever your style, there is an apron for everyone…

Ok almost everyone…because…

My man says I need a MANS Apron because sometimes Men do the grillin for weekends and holidays and such. But the Man’s Apron needs to be sturdy and rugged, Have an apron string that has an opener on it for his beer , a towel hook for him to have his towel nearby and big apron pocket for anything else he needs. I teased  saying…

“And a cell phone or walkie holder for him to have his phone nearby so the woman can keep bugging him about all teh things on her Honey Do list, right?”

We both laughed and agreed.

Stay tuned tomorrow to see how my Easter Apron turned out and I might be able to toss in an another Recipe or two…

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     Until Next Time,

     Xoxo~Trisha Trixie

Are you aTrishaTrixie Girl?

Do you regularly bake/cook while wearing an apron?

Do you wear aprons when you paint, draw, or do something creative?

Do you like to grill?

Do you like being a retro minded woman?

Do you like to clip coupons?

Do you like recipes?

Do you like Vintage or Retro items?

This includes fashion, hair, and makeup.

Do you like to wear pearls, heels or scarves with your aprons and outfits?

Clothes, decor and more.

Do you like old movies?

Do you like vintage music?

Do you admire or embody a vintage or retro woman?

Do you feel like you were born in the wrong era, at the wrong time?

If you could be a Retro Housewife forever would you?

Does your man like wearing grill aprons?

Does your man like those big bibs they give you at fancy restaurants so he doesn’t get his shirt dirty?

Do your man tuck his napkin in his shirt?

Does your man wear ties, vest, or kerchiefs?

Would he wear an apron designed just for him?

Do any of you know someone who would love to have an apron designed for them?

Do you have a skirt or dress, vintage, or new, from a family member who has passed or something you found either at a thrift store of in your closet that you would love to have ReConstructed into an apron?

 

Well…if you answered yes to ANY of these above then guess what…you are a Trisha Trixie Girl.

In new effort to re-brand I will be talking more and more about all of these items. I will be sharing and showing my aprons. I will be giving you an online and local place to buy them. I will give you a way to get them customized for you AND your man. I will be talking about recipes, coupons, hair, makeup, etc and more that go with this vintage lifestyle. I will be sharing more Vintage items and knowledge. I will sharing items about Retro housewives and lives.

I will be doing featured articles on any women that wants to email me a picture of them, wearing Aprons, mine or otherwise, and who desires to be featured on my site. I will have a whole series to Trisha Trixie Girls. Logos, products etc.

I want this new site to be about Aprons and the pretty things in life that surrounds this type of girl.

What are your thoughts and suggestions? Please comment by clicking the Heart in the Corner and sharing your comments.

Speaking of sharing…have you shared today? No, well please use the Sharing tools on my blogs and posts to SHARE everywhere you can. Tell a pal. Ring her number. Share my Facebook page. Share my Twitter feeds. Mother always said to share.  If you want your Ovaltine you better share. 🙂

I hope as we move along you will not just like, yet fall in love with the direction my line and site is going. I welcome all comments, feedback, ratings and suggestions. I want to be a brand you love. To be that, I am willing to learn and grow. So please email, comment and message me on Facebook .

I can’t wait for this new adventure…how about you?

Throwback Thursday~ Barbie is Fashion?

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Yes, I can hear you thinking to yourselves “Did I read that right? Did she say Barbie Fashion?” And I did say that. Barbie is as old as some of us are and older than others. But she was just as much a part of the fashiontude in the 40’s as were some of the top designers.Take a look and see what I mean. She emulated all the latest styles and even boosted their acceptance at times. From Vogue to Couture.

For throwbacks, these outfits are still eye-catching today and almost equally as popular.

I guess folks decided that these designs were keepers after all.

That’s all for this Throwback.

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Saturday Morning Special: Fun with Funky Finds

Last week I went to Vintage in the City here in Des Moines Iowa. It was a blast from the past. I wanted to stop in and see a fun little store I have been dying to check out. I wrote a little bit about it for Des Moines is not Boring but I love to REALLY showcase the stores that I go to so you can really check them out!

Here are MORE amazing pictures I took the day I went…

Throwback Thursday~Sexy Legs

Legs and their appearance have been an ongoing attraction for years. Not just recent years, more than  YEARS ago, actually ions of years ago. One of the most popular accessorizing of these lengthy and even the not-so-lengthy limbs has been hosiery.  According to Merriam Webster Online Dictionary the first known usage of hosiery dates clear back to 1739! Big changes occurred in the 1940’s with the seamless hosiery becoming more popular as silk hose were replaced with  nylon for use on “dressy occasions”. Actual pantyhose appeared in the 1960’s. Today both hosiery and pantyhose are popular. Here are a few I found most fascinating.

Thanks for taking a “blast to the past” & present with us.
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Saturday Morning Special: Atomic Garage

 
So far my favorite little store here in Des Moines is Atomic Garage. Love their style and I always go away with more than I planned. I recently wrote an article about them in DesMoinesisnotboring.com but I wanted to get a little more in depth on my page here.
Whenever I walk in this quaint little store I am always, ALWAYS greeted with a chipper hello and a wonderful smile from behind the counter. The girls who work there are friendly and sincere. They are always very helpful i anything I need or if I am looking for something specific. If I see an item is damaged or not quite up to snuff they always work with me on price, which is quite nice when buying vintage items. 
Here are a few images.of this wonderful store so you can see for yourself. I also loaded these up to Google Images on the store page so others could see their wonderfulness.

If you are looking for anything, I think this store probably has it. 
The funny thing I heard recently was that some of the OTHER stores in Valley Junction won’t refer you to this fine store if you call them or are in their store. Well, that just makes me want to blast this post from coast to coast!! 
If you are looking for a friendly store, fun atmostphere and some rare finds go to Atomic Garage. If you are wanting some neato furniture or a little pricier items go across the street to A-Ok, their parent store.
I have never been let down by either one and even sold some of my vintage items to the owner for resale.
Until next time,
XOXO~TrishaTrixie

MMM:Feature: Retro.us

I am always finding cute things wherever I go and being in the Retro, Vintage world and circles sometimes people come to me. I am a part of many fashion groups on Linked In and other areas so people see me, my posts and tend to reach out. I am so very happy about that because this blog is run by only TWO women, I have a handful of Intern help from here to there but in the end this is my passion and I am only person trying to do it all. It is hard to FIND business, blogs and people who WANT to be featured so when they come to me, even the better.

This cute little company came to me and after inspecting them, I must say I love their style. The company is called Retro.us . Here are a few words from their About Page…

We love retro.

Today’s ‘throw-it-away’ culture makes it increasingly difficult to find beautiful items such as those featured on Retro.us, often these items would just end up in a skip or a rubbish tip (what sacriledge!).  Cheap labour and manufacturing costs is resulting in mass production of items we don’t really need. High rent and the intrusion of large high street shops is making it harder for second-hand shops to survive. It’s important to buy second hand items – not only are you helping to save the environment but very often you get a much better product, a one of a kind item that was designed to last (and looks like none other!)
Retro.us is America’s newest second-hand shop, we’re here to bring you the very finest in retro and vintage homewares, fashion and accessories. We love anything retro and we love sharing it with the community. We love photographing our items and showcasing them on the site, we want you to enjoy browsing the site (even if you don’t intend to purchase).  Please do join in and add your comments to any items that catch your eye and share your thoughts with others.
Retro.us in a way is very much like a museum, once an item is sold it’ll remain on the site for others to see and to admire (Sold items will be marked as such). We hope that this approach will make it even more enjoyable to browse our site. If you have any knowledge of any of the products you see please do share your expertise by adding a comment on the product page.”

Retro.us – America’s new and exciting online vintage and retro shop. We aim to showcase the very best in all that is vintage and retro. Join our mailing list, follow us on twitter and join us on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news from Retro.Retro.us is for sale – Buy It Now 

If you have ever wanted to have your own E-commerce store and you share my love for Vintageyou might consider this cute little online store. They have all the shopping, images etc all built in. They desire to sell the package as whole.  As they say, browse the site even if you don’t desire to purchase it. They have a Facebook page and other Social Media.

They are a quaint and cute way of showcasing their products.

Plus I love the irony of an Online E-Commerce store about Retro and Vintage items. Too funny.

For the  browser uninterested in buying take a look around at what they have.