Monthly Archives: October 2012

Let Me Eat Cake !

Let Me Eat Cake !

Cake.  Who doesn’t love Cake.  I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

My mother was not the kind that would be in the kitchen all day baking a cake from scratch and she sure wasn’t going to teach anyone how to do it.  She was a great cook.  She just hated a messy kitchen, and extrenuous cooking would mess up the  kitchen.  We did not have homemade round layer cakes growing up.  We had the sheet cakes from Duncan Hines.  But that was okay, I loved any kind of cake.

The old vintage Cake Keeper pictured here is not something my mother would have owned.  But I know some mother’s would have.  So when I saw this vintage Cake Keeper, I decided to bring it home and put it in my Etsy shop.

Maybe I will take a day off work and go buy some round cake pans and make a real homemade layer cake.  Or look up my old friend Duncan Hines.


Vintage Bar Glasses are Hot!

Vintage Bar Glasses are Hot!

One thing that I know for sure, Vintage Barware is Hot.  There are a couple of reasons.

First reason – because it is so  much cooler than the stuff you can buy nowadays.  Let’s face it, a heavy bar glass (like Culver) with heavy 22kt trim is much more elegant than the thinly made glassware of today.

Second reason – the TV show Mad Men proved it to everyone that vintage barware is so much cooler than what can be bought nowadays.  And Don Draper looks good with a heavy gold trimmed glass in his hand.

So now the secret is out and vintage barware is flying out of my Etsy shop.  That is a good thing, but I can’t find enough to replenish my shop.  Word to the wise – when shopping for vintage bar glasses, keep looking till you  find Culver.  You will know it when you see it.  And often times it is signed on the side.  Culver barglasses from my etsy shop are pictured.

Designing Your Mad Men Office on Etsy


This is an interesting story of someone who is such a fan of Mad Men that he decorated his office/den from the vintage sellers on Etsy.

Mr. Roger's Neighborhoods

Mr. Roger does not deny being swept up in the Mad Men craze! Really, how can you resist? The fantastic light fixtures, streamlined couches, and wood paneled walls…I can go on! So, when it comes time to remodel your home or work office, what would a Mad Man do? Head to Etsy, of course! Using the inspiration photo of Don Draper’s office, I scoured the nooks and crannies of Etsy vintage seller sites for mod, mid-century gems that would be the perfect addition to any Don Draper devotee’s den! Here’s a sneak peak (with links) of your future office…

Let’s start with Don’s desk…I do love those solid-built, mid-century desks! Etsy seller, modernmidcenturyfurn has this lovely listed at $259:

This desk lamp is so Don Draper! Check it out from weareMFEO, listed at $59:

Don has a pair of drool-worthy chairs on the opposite side his desk! An initial search…

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