Saturday, December 31, 2011

In with the NEW

It is over and done....2011 has come and gone!
A new year is upon us, what better time is there then a new year to do something different!

Make 2012 a year of new beginnings, new hobbies and new adventures!

CHEERS to 2012!!!

In 2012...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Delux Extras

By no means am I an expert on any of this...I simply want to pass along any knowledge I have gained in my quest for vintage domination.  So take a peak at Dixie Delux's Useful Tidbit Pages...

Your guide to a polished pinup wardrobe 

Kitchenware, Knick-Knacks and Kollectibles:
What to look for, where to look, how much to pay and all the other details on vintage collectibles

A collection of All those vintage/retro design styles, eras types, and terms you need to know

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Those were the days....

Over the past five years my passion for any and all vintage has grown and grown... what started as an interest in history, a few fashion choices and a couple of dishes has turned into a lifestyle. It has completely taken me over and can be seen in everything I do.  I am in love with the time period and what people stood for...there was an honesty and integrity that is now gone.  People took PRIDE in their WORK, their COUNTRY, their FAITH and THEIR FAMILY.

I may catch some flack for saying this, but one thing I truly love about this time was the role of a woman... She was a wife/girlfriend, a housekeeper, a mother, and a LADY...and she enjoyed it. Do not get me wrong, I love my independence, but we can still do both. Woman focused on their homes and happiness before their status and pocketbooks. They always looked nice for their man, kept a clean house, cooked for the family and filled the role of a traditional woman.  Men worked and were the head of the household...Things seem work better then than now. 

Maybe if we tried some old school values our country would see some turn around. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A NEW Chapter begins...

It has been a dream of Larry and mine's since we met to have a house in the country with enough land for Larry's shop, my hobbies, our dogs and ALL of our friends ....and WE FINALLY HAVE IT!!!!

The house sits on almost 5 acres and was built in 1934. It has everything we both wanted...for Larry, enough land for HIS shop and all of the shenanigans that comes with his friends and their toys. He wanted to be far out away from people who will call the po-po's for noise! For me, I wanted an old house (with HUGE base boards: ), an open floor plan for entertaining, a country style exterior and big front porch! There are so many other things I wanted too....but I won't bore you with all of them.

Larry said I could do whatever on the design..PINCH ME!!!

Pictures of the house as is....STAY TUNED for renovations!

Den/ Kitchen/ Study

Spare Bedroom #1/ MY CRAFT ROOM!

Spare Bedroom #2

Master Bedroom
                                              Vanity Room
                                      Master CLOSET!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas for Two!

This is the first Christmas that Larry and me have really ever done BIG gifts for each other in five years. I thought for sure that my gifts for him would be way better...HE BLEW ME AWAY!

Christmas Eve...
A LADY HEAD VASE!! How did he find this? How did he know?? : )

Easyrider Magazine: All 1976 (Birth Year) & Lot of 1974-78
Time Magazine Hells Angel Book and Street Chopper April 76'


Christmas Morning...
I built him a gun rack for his dads gun, it is attached to a book shelf that was a vintage wine rack 


AND A PROJECT RUNWAY BODY-FORM - He knew my measurements. xoxo

I love Larry, he gets it 100%...he knows what things I love and made the effort to find them! 
I am the luckiest girl in the world!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Ear Candy

If you have not heard her, go listen NOW!
A friend told me about her a while back and I instantly fell in love with her music...
Fun and upbeat, her voice comes from a different time...Rockabilliy!

Newest Album - Love Tattoo