I bought a bucket full of these vintage cocktail stirrers at a flea market, "swizzle sticks," the guy called them. I want to do something with them… but I'm not sure what. I'm a pretty good DIY-er when it comes to figuring out how to make or do something, but what to use these for has me totally stumped. Do you have any ideas?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of retro/vintage posts.
The good news is, I found my PERFECT home in Seattle! It's a waterfront condo right on the Puget Sound with views to die for and some nifty retro touches. The bad news is, once again, it's a total pipe dream, costing $440,000. But it's fun to have dreams, right?
Wanna take a virtual tour of my imaginary Seattle home?
Beretta Fleur is finally showing us the space where she hosts ALL her perfectly-hosted parties. And it's wood-paneled and has built-in rock hot tubs and a lovely bar and let's all go to there for a party!
I've been curating my household of oddities, antiques, and collectibles — largely from my job at an auction house in San Francisco, and also fed by my love of local sales and thrifting. I think my finds add a charm to my home that was otherwise missing.
This is my house, where I keep all my Things and make my art.
All the curtains I can find are way boring. Where do you guys go for curtains?
I've thought about buying fabric and making my own, but I'd prefer not to. Also, when I say redo, I mean going from a "Hey, this is cheap and we can use it" to a "Hey, this is thoughtfully put together and really shows off the occupants' personalities." Which in this case is retro '60s (him) and anything glittery (me).
So if anybody has any ideas or links to cool curtains, I would love you forever. But since this is the internet I think forever means like a nanosecond…whatever, I would be really grateful. -Christine
When I saw this uber-adorable, super retro-styled 3-in-1 Breakfast Station my heart simultaneously leapt with joy and sank with bitter grumbles. SO ADORABLE! A STATION! FOR YOUR BREAKFAST! — but really, who needs another single-use kitchen appliance, even when it's a retrotastic 3-in-1 station?
Welcome to the happy cottage of Flickr user devotedsatellite! She didn't have time to give us a tour herself, but I couldn't let this house go unnoticed. Luckily, it's jam-packed with cool stuff to look at, and the photos mostly speak for themselves.