Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rock Around the Clock

Last night Poopsie and I attended my niece, Madeleine's Sweet Sixteen Birthday Celebration. It was a Fifties themed party and was quite the stylish shin dig! The teens loved getting all dolled up in Fifties fashion. Above is my cute niece. She borrowed her mother's fur stole for the event.

There was an old fashioned photo booth and all the kids were clamouring for their turn in front of the camera.

Uh oh. Who invited the nerd?
Madeleine channels Marilyn Monroe.

The birthday cake decorated with Barbie, a true Fifties icon.

Even the food had a Fifties flair.
Remember pigs in a blanket?

There were lots of sweets....all displayed in candy shoppe style. Such a cute idea.
Deviled eggs, another Fifties favorite, before we knew about the perils of cholesterol!
Which one is James Dean and which one is Poopsie?
What a fun party! I had such a great time but my feet are killing me. How did those gals where shoes like this? Thanks for the invite. I don't get many opportunities to put on this tiara and my mother's old mink's the only thing she ever gave me, besides a complex.

Happy Birthday Madeleine!

Love, Kelly

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Solo on Eleventh

I wanted to tell you about a darling new shop in Sugar House: Solo on Eleventh. They have a wonderful assortment of unique craft items, handmade by local artists, as well as jewelry, accessories, small furniture, and vintage pieces. The bulk of the merchandise is made by the owners, Laura Paustenbaugh and Laurie Knaphus but they also do consignment. They even offer Interior Design Service with an emphasis on repurposing, rearranging and using the things you already own.

Pictured below is Laurie, co-owner of Solo on Eleventh. I had such a great time chatting and visiting with her. So be sure to stop by this wonderful little shop the next time you find yourself in Sugar House.

Solo on Eleventh
1597 South 1100 East
SLC, Utah 84105

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This Month's Winner

Our winner of this month's blog giveaway is Lisa Hibbens. Those of you from around here may remember Lisa and her partner Liz as the owners of the Age Cage. It was a fun vintage store just across the parking lot from my shop. Sadly, they were victims of the economic downturn, compounded by the year long road construction on 9th East. They were great neighbors and we really miss them over here at Second Hand Chic.

Anyhow, I know Lisa will love this set of 6 vintage Pyrex cups from the seventies and hopefully, as she is sipping her morning cup of Joe from them, she'll think of her old friends at Second Hand Chic.

Congratulations, Lisa. As you know, everyone who signs up as a follower of our blog is eligible to win our monthly giveaway so what are you waiting for....?

Love, Kelly

Sewing Room Quandary....

So, here is my quandary. I have a perfectly good craft/sewing room in my basement with lots of space and light but I have found I don't spend much time down there because, quite frankly, it's a little lonely. In our house, we have this weird little room by the front door. It's too small for a living room and does not have a fourth wall so it can't be a bedroom. In Utah, we would refer to it as the "Home Teaching Room". Since we bought this house five years ago I have not figured out a good use for it and I HATE wasted space.

I found this enourmous table at the thrift store a few days ago and envisioned it as the perfect sewing table. That got the wheels in my little head turning... What if I turned that small front room into my sewing room? I'm struggling with the visual aspect of this project. Is there a way to make a pretty sewing room? A room that will be presentable to visitors as they enter my home? HELP!

I look forward to your feedback.

Love, Kelly

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Acorn Antiques Show

Today Poopsie and I will be attending the Acorn Antique Show at the Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden, Utah. It's a beautiful day here in Northern Utah. The Wasatch Mountains in the background have been blanketed with fresh snow.
The Acorn Antique Show runs today from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and tomorrow (2/21) from 10:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is $5.

Here is Monica Zoltanski, owner of Capitol City Antiques Mall in Salt Lake City. Be sure to check her out on FaceBook. As always, Monica's booth is brimming with lovely and unique pieces.

There seems to be quite the variety of merchandise here today; something for everyone. From the SCARY: a box of old dolls for $25......

To the SUBLIME: this elegant Roseville vase for $900.

Here is my favorite booth of the show. It features antiques and linen grain sacks imported from Eastern Europe. You've no doubt been seeing these sacks everywhere lately.
As explained to me by this fine fellow, some of these sacks are as old as 180 years. They can be machine washed and dried and just seem to get better with age. I was surpised by how soft they were. I can see why they make the perfect upholstery fabric because they are strong yet so supple.
The markings on the sacks identify which farmer brought them to market. I think they're just beautiful! But at $35 a piece I think I'll have to pass.

I see Poopsie is headed for the car with my treasures. Apparenty it's time to go. Hoped you liked the show. Thanks for coming along.
Love, Kelly