July 31, 2011

Color overload? No such thing.

The 60's was an era of mixing bright colors & bold prints on anything and everything, whether it be in in your closet or on your walls! These pictures should inspire you to think outside of a neutral palette:

 Look how charming these ladies look in their colorful prints!

This stunning 60's inspired wedding party spiced things up with different colored tights! We love this unique idea! Infact, the bride behind this amazing wedding just happens to be one of our favorite bloggers, Elsie! Be sure to check out all of the details behind her fantastic wedding here.

Pairing an orange polka dot head scarf with blue & green eye shadow might seem a bit wacky for most of us, but this lovely lady pulls it off effortlessly.

These people definitely weren't afraid of making a bold statement in this retro bedroom!

We absolutely love the style of this dress, not to mention the incredible floral print! We wish this was hanging in our closets, that's for sure!

What about you, what are your favorite bright color combinations?

We hope you've all had a wonderful weekend!

July 29, 2011

Sponsor reminder.

Hey lovelies! Just a little reminder that the deadline for sponsor spots is rapidly approaching and they are filling up fast! However, we do still have a few spots left, so if you missed our previous call for sponsors and wanted to reserve a spot for August, please take a peek at all of the new sponsorship details here. If this is something that interests you, please contact us at ohsolovelies@gmail.com.
Thanks friends! xo

July 28, 2011

The world is theirs!

Along with most of you out there, we were bummed to hear that Mad Men would not be returning until March of 2012, but then we heard of this little gem!
We're pretty sure that if we have any extra time this fall, we will be watching Pan Am to fill the void! It reminds us of Catch Me If You Can and we can't wait to check it out!

July 27, 2011

Fringe Life.

 Well, there were definitely moments in the last two weeks that we weren't sure we would make it, but we did! The Winnipeg Fringe Festival is now behind us, and it's kind of bitter-sweet! How do we even begin to sum up twelve days in one blog post? Let's start with the obvious stuff...as hard as it was at times, it was GREAT. 
We met some amazing people, including two wonderful ladies that we have felt like we have known for quite some time, having been following their blogs. The lovely Leigh-Ann of Freckled Nest wandered on into our trailer and even took home a couple of treasures! She is even more sweet and bubbly in person than we imagined! 
Also, down the alley from us was another online-turned-real-life friend, Jill of Lune Vintage! She had her amazing pop up shop set up for the whole Fringe Fest too, and is one of the only people who knows how hard a twelve-day festival really is! Not to fret, broken cakettes were eaten, and the occasional party cup was drank, so we survived; together!

Day one...

For those of you who don't live in Winnipeg, the Fringe Festival is a twelve day theatre event that attracts artists and viewers from all over the world! There were 1201 performances in 24 different venues as well as bands, buskers and street performers...and of course the outdoor market!

This is one of the main reasons that the festival was challenging...the extreme weather!
Winnipeg was hit by quite the heatwave and temperatures soared to almost 50 degrees Celsius! 
After the first couple of days, trying to look cute while sweating through our cute dresses, we bust out the cut off shorts and swimsuits! After the heatwave came the wind! Entire tents went sailing down the street! Good thing Olive is solid as a rock and wasn't going anywhere!
(Side-note...this photo was taken at eight in the evening!)

The evenings were always enjoyable, as the temperatures slowly dropped...

Things took a turn for the better when our friend Zoe showed up (note her new OSL skirt!) followed by the random clown! Also note pail of mini donuts, which is what half of our diet for the week consisted of. The other half was made up of our daily poutine from this amazing new poutine shop down the street! The heat had it's plus side, we could eat whatever we wanted and we are almost unrecognisably tanned!

Tonnes of vintage treasures found new loving homes, but if we had a nickel for every time someone asked us how much the suitcases cost, we would be rich!

We will be selling some of it once we move in here though! We were conveniently located right across the street from our future home, Vintage Glory!

We had lots of adorable visitors!

When days were slower we played around with our displays!

 Another visitor! Stef's brother, Dan!

We lounged ...a lot (and managed to break both of our lawn chairs!)

To end things off, the temperatures dropped drastically and it was actually really cold! We borrowed this funny cape to keep us warm!

Whew! What a whirlwind two weeks that was! Thanks to all of our wonderful friends and family who stopped by to visit and bring us snacks and treats! We really appreciated it!

Until next year...


July 25, 2011

Our lovely sponsors part 2!

Meet our second batch of lovely sponsors from July!

Meet Deb of Amongst the Knick Knacks!

 Meet Sara of Prairie Hen!

 Meet Erica and Jessica of Hill Vintage!

 Meet Jelli of Mustand and Plum!

 Meet Renee of Renee Allison Designs!

 Meet Emily of Yesterday's Sweetheart!

 Meet Renee of Baby Geisler!

 Meet Christi of Sleepy Darlings!

 Meet Jenna of Vintage Fort!

Meet RobbieLee of Chickiedee!

Meet Christine from Think Priddy!

Meet Amanda of Geek Details!

July 24, 2011

Jump back in time.

Ok, Erin here. 
So most of these photos are from the late 1950's, but we couldn't help featuring them in a sixties sunday post! All of the photos belong to my grandparents, Syd and Helen Reimer (who are the greatest!).
This is my grandpa's 1958 ford in front of the Rosenort Co-op. What we wouldn't give to own that car today...it was even yellow and white! Perfection!

Meet my great grandmother. Unfortunately, I never got to, but I really wish I could have! Doesn't she look super sassy? I love it!

This is my grandpa, Syd. Isn't he super handsome? Here he's working at the lumber yard, where he worked with my other grandpa!

This photo cracks me up every single time! This is my grandfather's uncle Neil. On a horse. With a gun. Classic. This is taken in the mid 1920's.

Ha! Another funny one! My Uncle Dan, Auntie Marj, and Auntie Daryl in front of a deer that my grandpa shot! Also, my grandpa's amazing Fiat in the background, in December of 1959.

Here is my grandpa's sister, Louise and her daughter Bonnie in the summer of 1959 at the drug store in Morris, Manitoba.

And finally, my grandpa and his brother, Al, in Connecticut. 
The best part is the caption on the back, "Holding hands? Tut tut!"

Alright, that's all for now! More to come in the future.
Grandma and grandpa, I know you're reading this, I love you both!
xo Erin

July 23, 2011

Shasta love.

Before Erin and I bought our 1956 Cardinal trailer, my husband, Emery, and I bought our own camper trailer: a 1959 Shasta Airflyte. This had been my dream trailer for years and I had always kept my eye out for one for sale within my price range. One day I was looking on my favorite vintage trailer sales website, Tin Can Tourists, and I found the perfect Shasta for sale! I immediately fell in love with everything about it, from the little wings to the turquoise exterior. We knew we had to have it, and the only thing standing in our way was the fact that it was in Michigan and we were in Winnipeg. So we did a little schedule shifting and we managed to work it out so we had 3 days to drive the 17 hour drive to Michigan, pick up the trailer, and then turn around and drive the 17 hours back home. We knew it was gonna be tight, but that it would totally be worth it in the end!

 We drove through the Great Lakes and made a few stops along the way to check out the waves. It was unbelievably windy and at one point it even started to snow on the beach! It was very beautiful but the wind made it a little bit trickier to tow the trailer back because it started to sway more than usual. But we powered through it, and before we knew it, we were home sweet home.

We are currently in the process of restoring her back to her original glory and we want to keep everything as authentic as possible! Last summer Emery replaced all of the birch paneling inside and gave it a fresh coat of amber shellac, but our renovation plans had been put on hold for the first part of the summer due to all of the work we had been putting into Olive's renovation. Hopefully we will have more time to get some more restorations done later on in the season, once things settle down a bit. But until then, she will remain nestled in our backyard behind our picket fence and between our little garage and our tall trees.

xo Stef

July 22, 2011

Style muse: Grace Kelly.

We love the vintage style of the very lovely and flawlessly beautiful Grace Kelly...

Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a popular actress during the 1950's best known for her roles in the movies Rear Window, The Country Girl, and To Catch a Thief. Soon after making those movies, she fell in love with Prince Rainier of Monaco and they got married. She then became princess of Monaco and she gave up her acting career from that point on. Unfortunately she died very young, at age 52, from a terrible car accident, but we will always remember and admire Grace for her talent and effortless beauty. 

all images found on google images or weheartit.