Monday, March 26, 2012

Vintage Laredo Filter Cigarette Maker by Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation in Louisville, KY - $10.00

Vintage Filter Cigarette Maker Laredo by Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation in Louisville, KY

A brown color plastic cigarette maker. Marked Laredo, Brown Williamson Filter Cigarette Maker, Patent Pending.

I think this may be from the 1960's - 1970's. Seems to be in working condition. No broken or missing parts that I can see.

Measures approximately 2 7/8"...

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Vintage Fighting Rooster Salt and Pepper Shakers Ranch Country Kitchen - $13.00

These matching fighting red and white and black rooster salt and pepper shakers are in good condition. There are a few imperfections - please enlarge pictures!

They are made out of ceramic and glazed red, white and black. There are no corks in the bottom.

A great addition to any ranch, farm, country or retro house or kitchen! Clean and ready to use!

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Vintage 1950s Red and Gold Ceramic Rooster Planter Pitcher Kitchen Home Decor - $25.00

This gorgeous piece of pottery looks like it was intended to be a planter but when I cleaned it out I noticed that the opening at the beak goes all the way through. Made a ceramic and glazed red with gold accents, this piece would be a great addition to any collection.

It stands at approximately 10" tall x 11" long and 7" at the widest part of the bottom. The artist's signature app...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For One of My Favorite People...Missy.

Today my girlfriend Missy has started a new job.  But not only that, this week she handled a bunch of shit, took care of things and did a fine job of it.  She is an amazing woman and she deserves the best.  One of the funny things about Missy is if you invite her over to your house, you just might get a pineapple.  Birthdays, housewarming parties, Mother's Day, whatever...pineapple!

So to celebrate all her raddness this week I created a Treasury on Etsy for her.  Here it is!

It's all PINEAPPLES!!!!

Go check it out and while you are there, go over and check out her awesome shop too!

Thank you and have a lovely day!  I know Missy is!!!!!

We were featured in a really cool Treasury on Etsy!

I love when people include our items in their Treasuries on Etsy!  Especially when it's a completely pink collection!!

Thanks to Karen and Kim's shop Perfect Patina!

1960s Mad Men Sheath Wiggle Dress Or Full Skirt Vintage Sewing Pattern EXCELLENT McCalls 7614 Bust 38 Bust - $10.00

1960s Mad Men Sheath Wiggle Dress Or Full Skirt Vintage Sewing Pattern

FACTORY FOLDED and UNCUT except Jacket cut-2 pieces-cut to a size 18 or Bust 38

McCalls 7614


Sleeveless dress with dart fitted bodice, slim or full skirt and single breasted colarless jacket. Dress has corded piping at waistline, center back zipper. Slim three panel skirt has shirring at front wais...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CUSTOM Pinstriped Silver Glitter Clutch with Gold Rose Clasp and Strap OOAK - $30.00

This gorgeous silver glitter purse has a beautiful gold rose clasp and a gold chain strap that can be tucked inside when you just want a clutch. The custom pinstriping is blue and white paint. The interior is cream colored and has a little pocket for storing a mirror or money.

Gold chain strap measures 48" in total length

It measures 7" (at widest) x 4.5" tall


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SCORED this weekend!!!

Picked up 25+ vintage sewing patterns this weekend!  1930's 1940's 1950's Women's Childrens!  Can't wait to count them all and post them up!


Vintage Children's Clothes!!!  So cute!

Can't wait to count them all and get them posted!  Some great pattern makers Du Barry, Hollywood, Advance, Simplicity, Butterick and MORE!!

Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary Sacred Heart Plastic Plates - $10.00

These super awesome plastic plates feature Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary with burning Sacred Hearts on their chests. It is dishwasher safe and great for decoration or using to eat from. You get two; one Mary, one Jesus.

Plates measure 10 1/2" in diameter.

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1940s Sun Dress and House Dress Sewing Pattern Vintage Simplicity 2478 Bust 36 - $10.00

1940s Sun Dress and House Dress Sewing Pattern Vintage

Simplicity 2478


MISSES� AND WOMEN�S SUN DRESS AND HOUSE DRESS: The bodice and skirt are joined by an inset belt in front. Tie ends, stitched to the side seams, fasten into a soft back bow. A back-button closing finishes the dress. In Style 1, embroidered edging accents the square neckline and patch pocket. I...

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1940s Classic Womens Dress UNCUT Sewing Pattern Simplicity 2285 Bust 30 - $20.00

2285 Simplicity Vintage Pattern Womens Dress

1940's Style

Made in 1948

**UNCUT **

Sizes 12

Bust 30

Waist 25

The front buttoning bodice, fitted with darts at the back shoulder, has soft pleats at the front and back waistline. A convertible collar and vestee, styled with outside tucks, are featured. Two large patch pockets enhanc...

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Vintage Moai Salt & Pepper Shakers from The Tonga Room San Francisco Tiki Hawaiian Collectibles - $13.00

Vintage Moai Salt & Pepper Shakers from The Tonga Room, San Francisco, California

Manufactured by Otagiri Mercantile Company

These salt & pepper shakers by Otagiri were used at the Tonga Room in San Francisco, California. They are yellow-brown moai, and are marked "Tonga Room Fairmont Hotel S.F." on the back on black.

The Tonga Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco...

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Vintage Aunt Jemima Ceramic Piggy Bank Black Americana Collectibles - $10.00

This Aunt Jemima Piggy Bank is made of ceramic and has a rubber plug. The coin hole is located on her back. She is in great shape with no cracks, chips or repairs.

She stands 7 3/7" tall and at its widest, the base is 3 /12".

She will be an awesome addition to any collection!

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Vintage Aunt Jemima and Uncle Moses Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers Black Americana - $15.00

This lovely set of Aunt Jemima and Uncles Moses Salt and Pepper Shakers would be a wonderful addition to any collection of black americana collectibles.

These stand at approximately 4 1/2" tall, are in great condition and have stoppers on both of them. Mammy is the salt and Pappy is the pepper! They each have a few scratches from old age but otherwise no cracks, chips or repairs. There are no...

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Vintage Aunt Jemima Mammy Large Ceramic Cookie Jar Black Americana - $20.00

This amazing piece is in excellent shape!

The entire jar stands 10" tall and measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" at the base. The base alone is 6 3/4" tall.

This piece would be a wonderful addition to any collection of Black Americana and any retro or vintage kitchen!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Bathrobes, Blouses and Skirts! OH MY!

I got a bunch of cool new patterns that are going up on Etsy this weekend.  Some are still in their factory folds, uncut and all around they are in excellent shape.  One of my favorites is this one for a bathrobe:

There are a couple vintage blouses:

Some great skirts:

And some really cool older ones from the 1930's and 1940's:

SO!  While it's raining cats and dogs this weekend, I will be counting pieces and putting up new patterns!  Keep your eyes peeled!  Thanks and have an AWESOME weekend!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cool Project! Moss Graffiti!!

I am a self-admitted cactus, succulent, garden, plant LOVER!  So when I saw this DIY Moss Graffiti project I couldn't repost and spread the word fast enough!

The only ingredient I am a bit weary of is the sure can smell bad after a few days.  But this looks easy and super fun!  Rebels, moms, kids - GET TO IT!!!!

But most of all, have fun doing it and smile!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Super cool vintage home decor pattern!

Here's one I haven't seen before!  A vintage pattern for making valances and drapes for your home.  It can make three different styles and will fit pretty much any window.  It allows for windows 39" to 100"!!

The envelope is different too.  Instead of just a pocket style, this one has a front flap that opens up to show more pictures.

Super swanky!

Here's the link to the new listing!

More to come!  Have a rad night...~Brin

Plus Size Vintage Patterns? Yes, that's right!

Well ladies, I know you all aren't a size 6 or 7 or even 8.  You got hood and trunk, boobs and butt and some.  Well don't think for a minute that means you can't find and make some rad vintage clothes...YOU CAN!  I found some plus size (aka regular size woman) patterns and they are going up for sale!

They are super cute and in excellent condition.  Here's a lil' preview:

Yes, you read it right - BUST 39!!!

And this pretty thing is a Bust 36!

Stay tuned for more patterns:  small, medium and large coming your way!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Things I make for our shop~Kooter & Flo's

You might know this already or not, I make stuff.  I really like it too.  I have some cool Virgin of Guadalupe pillows that I made right here!

Here's the link to the listing:

I make them with blue or brown bandanna backs but can always do custom colors, permitting they make that color in bandannas :)

My love of vintage sewing patterns has taken on a life of its own.  I keep trying to find new things to do with them.  I figured that I love coffee just about as much.  Why not combine the two?

(the picture won't turn the right way...)

Vintage sewing patterns that I scanned, cut, moved, dropped and dragged into coffee mug inserts.  I have four available



and the Virgin of Guadalupe!

I had an idea for an all men's pattern one but everyone thought it was weird and creepy.  What do you think?

What else would you like to see when YOU are drinking coffee????

Thanks for the time and have a super awesome weekend!


my neighbor is rad

Got these two rad pictures from my neighbor today.  This is my driveway at home.  The car on the left is my man's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster and the other one is my 1964 Dodge Dart GT.  Don't forget the neighbor's dog, Sparky.  Life is good.

Here's a pic of the Dart by herself...

Thanks Johnny Knight!

the power of social media - fingers crossed xx

Not only did we do our first paid advertising this month - but we also used a SEO marketing consultant to increase our views and visits to our page.  I bought a .com address so that instead of telling people, "oh, our website is etsy dot com, forward slash shop, forward slash...." now I can say, "It's" which directs you right to our shop front on Etsy.

I printed out all of our numbers (views, visits, etc.) on March 1st at 9am to be able to compare the numbers at the end of the month.  I can't wait to see what happens.

Sales are steady and the same as last month for today.  I am hoping that traffic and sales increase due to the push in exposure.  Let's see what happens!

But in the meantime, I would highly recommend Sarah Beattie's services.  She has a website, Facebook, blog, etc. and offers a variety of services for Etsy shop owners and more!  Look her up.  She even wrote a book on how Etsy's search engines work and how to use their formulas to get higher ranking and more views.  She's rad!
In the meantime, have an AWESOME weekend and see you all next week!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a free update brought to you by Brin

I haven't felt like there has been anything noteworthy happening lately hence my lack of posting.  Not much going on in the whole weight loss department.  Well, one thing; another pair of pants fit.  I do not own a scale which makes it difficult to determine actual pounds lost or gained.  So I rely on the fit (or lack thereof) of my clothes.

As I told y'all before, I was down to two pairs of pants that still fit; one navy blue, one black.  Well add another pair of black to that list.

I have been really sticking to my food plan and this past weekend I went bowling on Saturday and painted the front of the house on Sunday.  What a difference a non-pukey color makes.



On another note, going to advertise the Etsy store for the first time starting March 1st.  I love this blog called and she has advertising space.  I can't wait to see what kind of traffic it brings in.

Hope everyone is healthy and happy and doing well.