May 27, 2011

Introducing Olive!

Ta Da! Introducing, for the first time, our newly restored 1956 travel trailer, Olive! We completely gutted her and turned her into our mobile vintage shop! Yay! We couldn't be more excited!

This is what she looked like when we first got her last year in Minneapolis. She was in pretty rough shape to say the least!

We are so excited to share this with you, and we will be posting many more photos including ones of the interior in the weeks to come!

XO, Stef & Erin

May 26, 2011

Stay tuned...

We have some VERY exciting photos that we will be posting tomorrow! We're sure that you all have noticed that we have been very secretive with our design plans and renovation ideas for Olive, but just because we haven't been talking about it, doesn't mean we haven't been working on it! We have been hustling over the last few months trying to get all of the little details taken care of before our grand opening in the beginning of June! We are so pleased with how everything is turning out and we can't wait to share the finished product with you!

Stay tuned for a little peek at our Olive's cute makeover!

Until then...
Stef & Erin

May 24, 2011

Dreamy Creams.

We are completely obsessed with all things colorful, but sometimes a little cream does the trick! 

This bike! Those shorts! Those legs!
(Found on pinterest, original source unknown)

May 22, 2011

The Sound of Silence.

It has been a very cloudy and rainy May long weekend in our neck of the woods, (how come that always seems to happen on long weekends?) So we figured we would embrace the weather and use it as the perfect excuse to catch up on watching some of our
favorite old flicks!

These are scenes from The Graduate (1967) starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross. If you haven't already scene it, here are six reasons to check it out:

1. For starters, you get to check out a young Dustin Hoffman! What a guy.

2. As I'm sure you all have noticed by now, gorgeous retro interiors are always a huge draw for us, and this house is no exception! Check out this amazing black and white bar complete with a matching striped awning outside! Wow.

3. We love scenes full of luxurious patio furniture and cute vintage barbeques! We are always suckers for these as well! (especially on a day like today.)

4. Date night scenes. At first Dustin Hoffman's character is...well... less than impressive as a date, but he redeems himself with this date to the drive-in diner. We wish we could have been around in the era of an authentic drive-thru with carhops!

5. There is a level of comedic suspense throughout the movie because of Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft's characters having an affair, which is accompanied by an amazing Simon & Garfunkel heavy soundtrack. We even have the soundtrack on vinyl, we just can't get enough!

6. And lastly, for all of the true believers in romance, it has a happy ending (...well, sorta.)

Have a good lazy Sunday, friends!

May 20, 2011

Who needs Spring, when you can have Summer instead?

Well, things are starting to heat up at our end. Temperatures are quickly rising and our to-do lists are growing longer! We have been super busy trying to get Olive finished in time for our grand opening (more on that later). We also had our first event last week, and our weekends are quickly booking up for this summer's festivities! We have some really exciting news to share with you lovelies in the next couple of weeks as well!
We will be posting a teeny bit less for the next couple of weeks, or at least while the weather stays like it is, so that we can prepare for our hectic first summer with our trailer! Keep your eyes peeled though, because like we said, good things are happening! Happy Friday everyone! Here are a couple of beautiful things we stumbled across this week.

Trying to justify buying this clock...
(Shoot! It sold! And not to me!)

 Our love of enamelware just keeps growing stronger. This bowl is to die for!

Such a cute idea!
Fun fact-after 6 or 7 years of piano lessons, the only thing I remember how to play is the theme song from 'Free Willy'. Embarrassing. -Erin

We have a soft spot for pink flamingos, but these yellow ones are pretty fun too!

Sprinkle-rimmed glasses? Amazing!

Now go enjoy your long weekend everybody!
xo, Erin & Stef

May 18, 2011

Know what's on your pyrex.

 These aren't all of the vintage Pyrex patterns ever made, but these are some of our favorites!

 1. "Snowflake Blue"
Colors: blue and white
Found in blue on white and white on blue.
Introduced in: 1972.

 2. "Spring Blossom Green"
Colors: green and white.
Found in green on white and white on green.
Introduced in: 1972.
3. "Butterfly Gold"
Found in several shades and variations.
Introduced in: 1972.

4. "Butterprint"
Colors: turquoise, yellow, and pink.
Variations include one of the three colors on white and white on one of these three colors.
Introduced in: 1957

5. "Daisy"
Colors: yellow and orange introduced around 1968.
Pink and white was also used briefly in the 1950's.

6. "Designs" (aka "Arches" or "Fishscale")
Colors: gold and orange
Introduced in: the 70's.

7. "Early American"
Colors:  brown, white, and gold.
Variations include brown and white, white and brown, and with gold.
Introduced in: 1961

8. "Friendship"
Colors: orange and red
Introduced in: 1971

9. "Gooseberry"
Colors: pink, white, black, yellow.
Variations include pink on white, white on pink, black on yellow, and black on white.
Introduced in: 1957

10. "New Dot"
Colors: red, yellow, blue, avocado
Introduced in: 1967

11. "Snowflake"
Colors: turquoise, white, charcoal
Found in two arrangements: larger snowflakes in a straight line,
and smaller snowflakes in two rows.
Introduced in: the 50's.

12. "Rainbow Stripes"
Colors: yellow, blue, pink, tan
Introduced in: 1965

Information Sources:
"Pyrex - The Unauthorized Collector's Guide" By: Barbara E. Mauzy