Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bounce Fabric Softener Sheet Tips

I'm veering from a vintage post, mainly because I received this email in a forward. I usually don't even look at these but this one came from my mother in law and I thought it had some good tips. Has anyone tried any of these? I'd like to hear your success or failures with Bounce Fabric Softener sheets. (Bounce if you'd like to pay me for this post please email me : ) )

"The US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a
sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am
working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer !

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels

2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are
sitting and it keeps mice from entering your

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened
too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when
outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your
television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce
in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of
Bounce before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside
empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the
front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill
with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent
apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom
of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will
magnetically attract all the lose hairs..

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds
with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust
from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce
will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce
at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or
sneakers overnight.

20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to
keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before
folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling

22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe lovebugs off easily
with the wet Bounce."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hot Pink is HOT For Fall!

One of the fashion trends for fall is HOT PINK!
Lucky for all of us Etsy sellers have some amazing hot pink clothing and accessories!

Are you more of a neutral girl?
Spice it up with some clip on earrings to add your color. You can use these as earrings, a pendant on a necklace, shoe clips whatever your imagination can come up with!
These Hot Pink Cluster Clip On Earrings Marked Germany are offered at DaisyToad's Vintage for only $8.00!

This great Vintage pop art colour bubble necklace in Magenta at sunbeamed will only set you back a mere $6.00 and will add a great pop of color!
At cookiesandcreme you can find these vintage HOT FUSHIA with BOWS and SPIKED HEELS ..... 6-6.5 or 36-37 for only $15.00 (spike heels are another fall fashion trend!)SweetLittleLady has this adorable Hot Pink Lucite Cuff Bracelet for $8.00I also love the look of vintage hats and of course I found one in hot pink at baerbaer for only $10.00!Now on to the clothing that I found!

Jumpsuits are just one more hot item and this 80s vintage HOT PINK JUMPSUIT new wave disco is at greygardensvintage for $125.00
or try this adorable Vintage 1980's Hot Pink Dolman Batwing Sleeve Shirt at Furburger for only $36.00
If the 80s aren't your thing, you can still sport some pink in this Vintage Hot Pink Plaid Cotton Summer Day Dress at souvenirsouvenir for $32.00
And let's wrap up this post with a beautiful piece of outerwear. Check out this 1960s fabulous BERRY colored BOUCLE coat at lionheartvintage for $49.00!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Chunky Vintage Jewels...Summer's Must Have

I love the fact that chunky jewelry has stuck around as a style. Nothing makes more of a statement! Wanna check out a few of my faves? Read on!

Super Wide Vintage Confetti Link Bracelet for $55.00

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Love for Vintage Pyrex

I love vintage pyrex, I believe if I had more storage I would be a Pyrex hoarder. There are so many patterns that I never even knew existed!

Here are some of my more recent favorites that I have found:

Pyrex Square-Dot Bowl-4 Quart at marianneclare for $36.00
This gorgeous earth tone Pyrex Terra Mixing Bowl at Oystercatcher for only $9.00Funky Barbed wire Pyrex divided dish and lid at TeaAndMilk for $18.00Gorgeous Pyrex golden scroll casserole - gold on aqua at peacockmodern for $24.00
and last but not least, if I ever find a full set of these I believe my heart will stop,
POLKA Dotted Pyrex at sweetshorn for $24.00

Friday, June 5, 2009

Vintage Rainbows, Don't Forget to Look for the Gold!

With all the rain we've had here, I'm amazed that I haven't seen a rainbow yet! SO I did my own search for rainbows on Etsy and this is what I found!

These Fabulous Vintage Famolare Hi-Up rainbow wedge sandals 8 M
are only $60.00 at mavenhaven
JPsuniqueboutique has these Vintage Rainbow Suspenders (I used to have these!) for $12.00

I love the look of mismatched but matched plates at a table setting, wouldn't this Rainbow Brite Set of 6 Cups and 7 Small Plates from RiverBazaar for $18.00 look cute matched with a bunch of different solid colored table settings?
This gorgeous Vintage Multi Colored 60-70s Dress from JeanB123 is adorable and only $22.00!
I also found these adorable Rainbow Hair Combs at miskabelle for only $6.00
I found the pot of gold at bigyellowtaxivintage with these Vintage 70s Gold Mesh Slingback Sandals Shoes, Italy 7 B for $32.00!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Classic Black and White, Never Goes Out of Style!

Black and white is classic and always will be. My mom told me that if you don't have anything to wear, wear black and you'll always look put together.

I found a few pieces on Etsy that are just to cute not to share including this Enamel Flower Cuff from LowBrowLoveAffair for $15.00
These Mod Woven Leather Sling Backs from StelmaDesigns for $45.00

This black and white checked scarf from sugarspotvintage really channels a Grease Lightning flashback and is only $10.00
In my shop DaisyToad's Vintage I have these Tear Drop Rhinestone Screw Back Earrings in Black and Clear for only $12.00
And my inspiration for this black and white post.....
The grand finale...

Is this gorgeous 1950's Vintage Black and White Angelic Floral-Garden Sheer Chiffon Wedding Party Dress from TimelessVixenVintage

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vintage Serving Dishes

I love to hostess parties. But I don't very often because of our 2 year old and our house-it has been a work in progress for a few years. In the meantime I have collected a nice pile of serving dishes. It's almost an addiction. I found a few of my favorites on Etsy and here they are!

Atomic Poker/Game Set in Carrier - Melamine in Aqua and Gold - Nut Dishes and Ashtrays from tigerluxe for only 28.00!
I've seen this pattern on serving sets before, but never these colors, so this definately stood out as a favorite! LARGE MOD/RETRO SALAD BOWL WITH PURPLE AND ORANGE DIAMONDS from exceptionalclutter for only $12.00
This next set appealed to me because you get 3 dishes and easy storage! Retro Yellow Green Orange Lacquer Stack Canister Bowl Set from 26olivestreet for only $42.00