Hare you go…

Hare you go...

…just in time for your spring/easter decor! A set of six vintage wooden hand painted bunnies. Super retro and cute.

Full listing viewable (while available) via the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection. Just click on the photo to be directed to the site.

Let’s Take A Trip To Randyland

This is one of my favorite places to visit my beloved Pittsburgh! I don’t think you will find a more unique place or person on the face of the earth!

Girl on the Go!

Though the North Side is a colorful, wonderfully historic place, what appears on the corner of Jacksonia and Arch streets is nothing short of whimsical.  The child-like paintings and recycled artwork make you wonder who lives there, and you might not be surprised if the answer were someone like Willy Wonka or Mary Poppins.  With a quote like, “If I can leave one message for the world it would be this:  It’s not what’s in your pocket, but what’s in your soul that counts.  If things aren’t exactly what you want, recreate them, restructure them, rebuild them your way,”  I wonder if we can nominate Randy Gilson to be the mayor of Pittsburgh.  He’s already (kind of) the mayor of the North Side.  Everyone seems to know him….and ❤ him.

Randyland

When I mentioned to Greg Felmley, a location scout for films and commercials, that I was interviewing Gilson, he smiled…

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Hoop, there it is…

Hoop, there it is...

..the perfect piece of vintage decor for the sport’s lover in your life! This fantastic vintage basketball trophy is more than likely from the 1950’s and is solid as a rock. Some paint wear but that’s what makes it extra cool and vintage-y. Super retro look and fun! Get it while you can on line via the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection (just click on the pic to be directed to the listing).

xo,

Jodi
The Vinge

Can you have your cake and eat it too…

Can you have your cake and eat it too...

…why, yes, you can! This amazing vintage cake plate, spatula and serving dishes are the perfect way to “present” your favorite dessert to guests (or family on a random Tuesday).  Just click on the photo for more info on purchasing this 22k gold trimmed vintage set on line via the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection.

Need some baking inspiration? Try this basic chocolate cake recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9″ round pans.

In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Use your favorite icing to top off this delicious chocolate cake and enjoy!

xo,

Jodi
The Vinge

Vintage Valentines

Vintage Valentines

Just thought I would share some vintage love this Valentine’s Day! These “kissing kitties” are actually vinegar and oil containers. Just perfect for any vintage kitchen or vintage loving cook!

This precocious pair is available for sale via the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection. Just click on the photo to be directed to the listing.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

xo,

Jodi
The Vinge

Beach Blanket Bingo….

Beach Blanket Bingo….

I see visions of Annette Funicello dancing on the beach in a bathing suit like this! Made for the “Miss Hawaii” label in the 1950’s or 60’s, this retro beach fashion staple is in great shape.

This suit is available for sale at “The Vinge” on Etsy. Just click on the pic to be directed to listing. 

Va-Va-Va Versace!

Va-Va-Va Versace!

Vintage Versace…need I say more? This GORGEOUS feather print blouse is in mint vintage condition. Super high fashion and made of 100% silk straight from Italy. This amazing piece from icon Gianni Versace is now available for sale on Ebay. Just click on the photo to be directed to the listing. Hurry! This one might not last for very long….

Sochi or Bust!

Sochi or Bust!

These two vintage ice skaters are all ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi! Could they beat the great American ice dancing duo of White and Davis?

These “Olympians” are available for purchase on line via the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection. Click on the photo to be directed to the listing.

Who Needs a Shot?

Who Needs a Shot?

Get your drink on with the “western themed” vintage shot glasses. Six total, all in great shape and ready for your next cowboy get together. (Makes me want to go to a saloon and order a shot and a beer!)

These awesome vintage pieces are available on line via the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection. Click on the photo to be directed to the listing for more info–but remember, once they are sold, the listing will be gone.

Bring on February!

Bring on February!

Living in Western Pennsylvania, or anywhere in the Northern United States this January has proven to be one of the coldest months in recent memory! Sub zero temperatures, snow, ice….I never thought I would say this, but February can’t get here fast enough.

This vintage Lefton February birthday angel is here to help ring in the new month and is available for purchase on line via the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection. Just click on the photo to be directed to the listing–but remember, once she is sold, the listing will go away.