Hello and happy Tuesday (afternoon!) I'm getting a bit of a late start on blogging this morning, so please excuse my tardiness.
Well, a few things before we get to all the vintage goodness in today's post:
-I finally got my hair "did" last night after an 8 week long highlighting hiatus. My hair was looking root-tastic, but now...ahhhh....roots are gone and I'm feeling like a new woman. My hair is naturally a dark blonde/reddish color, (one more thing you probably didn't know about me, I'm a ginger kid!), so this time we did more of a strawberry blonde. I LURVE it!
-Ok, official review of The September Issue and The Box. The September Issue was downright intriguing. It was a little strange to hear actual words come out of the mouth of Anna Wintour, infamous Editor in Chief of Vogue Magazine. It was also flippin nuts to see how much work it takes to put out the annual September issue, which is the magazine's biggest edition of the year.
Is she as mean as they say she is? Wellllll.....it's hard to say. She's not the warmest kitten of the bunch, that's for sure. But she has definitely revolutionized the magazine industry and paved the way for female writers/editors everywhere, and for that, we ladies should be grateful.
In summary, rent it.
Now, The Box on the other hand...this one's a different story. If you saw the old Twilight Zone episode of which this movie was based, you probably had high hopes. This was as much a departure from the original as I've ever seen.
Frank Langella did an outstanding job of playing the creep-tastic Mr. Steward the "box-bearer", but the rest of actors, (sorry Cameron Diaz) were cheesy and boring.
I'd tell you how it ended, but I turned it off three-quarters of the way through it. It was that bad.
In summary, skip it.
-Tonight is gym night, which means I'll be sweating profusely and hating my life at about, oh, 6:00 this evening, so please say a little prayer and send positive thoughts my way that I survive my workout session : )
Now on to today's topic...vintage stuff for your kitchen.
Along with my love of retro furniture, Mad Men, and 50's and 60's era hair, I love vintage kitchen decor. I guess I have some subconsious urge to be domestic, haha. If I had the items below, it's quite possible I would cook more often. I said possible, not probable, hehe.
Exhibit A- These fantastic little half-aprons from Anthropologie.
At first when I saw these on Anthro's site, I thought they were skirts. But with a closer look and, um, reading the title at the top of the page, I discovered they were aprons. Cute ones at that. I'll take both, please.
Exhibit B- These full-length aprons are adorable, don't you think?
Exhibit C- It's called the "Flora Stockholm Potholder Set" and it comes from Anthro. Just so happens it would match perfectly with my kitchen...hmmmm....
Exhibit D- What's not to love about clever dishtowels? Plus, I could always use a reminder to do the dishes...or a least a gentle push : )
Exhibit E- Cookbooks! I buy cookbooks all the time. Not because I actually cook out of them, but because they make fantastic decorations for my kitchen. Yeah, it's like that...
Exhibit F- A cute butter dish that looks like a girl with a skirt AND a robin's egg blue egg crate. Both from Anthro, of course.
Exhibit G- A cocktail book, so you can impress your friends with your drink-making skillz...and heart shaped bamboo spoon from Urban Outfitters, so you can, um, show your "love" for cooking.
Get it? Show your "love"...cuz it's heart-shaped....ok, yeah, not that funny. Moving on...
Finally, Exhibit H- Alice in Wonderland glass tumblers. Me-thinks this would make a great collector's item for any Lewis Carroll enthusiast.
Wonderful vintage-ness, don't you agree?
Now go and enjoy your Tuesday. As my grandad would say, "Do something constructive."
Be blessed, lovelies-