Tuesday, March 5, 2019

13th Wedding Anniversary!

A little over a week ago, my husband & I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary!
We decided to have a small overnight "staycation" downtown Eau Claire in our favorite hotel The Lismore. It was especially exciting due to the blizzard hitting western Wisconsin, dumping more than 12 inches on the city. 
We had a lovely corner room full of windows to relax and watch the storm. The wallpaper is really cool featuring vintage Australian newspaper ads from Lismore, Australia. 
We walked a few blocks down to our favorite sushi restaurant Ninja and started our night with these delicious and refreshing Cucumber Saki Mojitos. 
We continued the cucumber with these "Naruto Rolls" containing salmon, tuna, crab meat, avocado, wrapped in cucumber. So delightful and decadent.
We feasted on various rolls such as Phoenix, Volcano & Spicy Salmon, all top notch!
We spent the rest of the night drinking champagne in the ironically titled rooftop bar "The Dive" while admiring these commemorative artworks honoring local real dive bar "The Joynt"
Before retiring to our room, we listened to great music and watched cars get stuck in the snow, it was a romantic, memorable and and cozy night! 
Surprisingly we even made it home the next day. By 11 am most of the roads were mostly clear and that snowfall gifted us an unbelievable 12 inches!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Retro Obscuro #41

1. The Train Kept A Rollin’ - Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages
2. Shoutin’ Twist - The Teen Tones
3. Searching’ For My Man - Dot & The Velvettes
4. Run To The Door - Clinton Ford
5. Prowler - The Idols
6. Prima - Vivi
7. Pig Pen Boogie - Chuck Bowers
8. The Okie Surfer - The Country Boys
9. My Book - Bruce Cloud
10. Just A Loser - The Mystics
11. Jericho - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
12. Hot Water - Denny Reed
13. Hey Pretty Girl - Arthur Lee May & The Crowns
14. Ha So - Jimmy Bryant
15. Green Eyed People - Pasty Ann Noble
16. The Game Of Life - The Deep
17. Dance On Through - The Human Beinz
18. Cry A Little Longer - The Grodes
19. Come On-A-My House - Ross Bagdasarian
20. Come Back - Dean Barlow
21. Bossman - Deane Hawley
22. Baby Roo - The Van Dorn Sisters

Background Music : Lullaby Of The Leaves - The Esquires


Friday, January 18, 2019

Shop Update 1/18/19

Hey Folks! In my attempt to downsize my collections, I have been adding and selling more and more things in my Kitschy Mama Etsy Shop. I try to post at least one listing per day and here are a few of the goodies from this past week enjoy! If you are interested in purchasing any of these items below, there are direct links to specific items under their photos. 
Rare 1950's Alan -Jay Groom Squeaky Kewpie Doll.
Super Kitsch Retro Hobo Nap sack Fleece Fabric.
Fun Mini Vinyl Record Earrings.
1960's Children's School Days Fabric.
1960s Yellow Sad Puppy Bank.
Thanks for checking out the goodies I've listed this week. Also as of this week, while supplies last all orders with come with a complimentary Retro Obscuro Felix The Cat Sticker .

Friday, January 11, 2019

Shop Update : Vintage Children's Books

Hello! This Afternoon I'm bringing ya'll lots of eyecandy with these vintage children's books
They all have great illustrations and are in pretty good shape for being over 50 years old. 

                                                                        The Runaway Pancake 
Mr. Snitzel's Cookies
Timothy Tinker : The Wonderful Oilcan
The Big Whistle
Jack & The Beanstalk

To see more goodies visit the Kitschy Mama Etsy Shop

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Retro Obscuro #40

1. Telephone Baby - Werly Fairburn
2. Hold Me - Toni Fisher
3. Hey Hey Gypsy Woman - Teddy Mack & The Mackinteers
4. It Has To Be - Sue Thompson
5. (I Don’t Care) Only Love Me - Steve Lawrence
6. Lana - Roy Orbison
7. Boo Hoo - Marvin Rainwater
8. Come To Me - Marv Johnson
9. Daybreaker - Kim & The Skippers
10. Dum, Dum, De Dip - Judy & The Affections
11. A Mountain Of A Man -  Johnny Appalachian
12. Everybody Knows - Gregory Phillips & The Remo Four
13. I Hate Myself - Faron Young
14. Wish I Had My Baby - The Emanons
15. Wide Wide World - Del Shannon
16. Teardrops Follow Me - The Del Satins
17. Johnny O - The Chad McDevitt Skiffle Groups 
18. Come-A Come-A - The Bobbettes
19. Beatnik Baby - The Bee Hives
20. That’s If You Want Me To - The Beau Brummels
Background Music: Rock & Roll Guitar Part 1 - The Blockbusters

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Shop Update : Retro Fabrics

Hey Folks! This Afternoon I slaved away over the ironing board to bring you some eye candy and some gorgeous vintage fabrics up for sale. You can find all these goodies as well as much more to come in the Kitschy Mama Etsy Shop. 
I've been into sewing well over 10 years now and hoarding fabric religiously even longer. It's time for me to declutter and for collection to find happier homes.
I have pieces of all sizes from yards and yards to itty bitty scraps. They are each ironed, defrayed, folded neatly and some bundled and bagged with cute little labels.
Thanks for taking a peek! More to come!