Thursday, July 24, 2014

60s Portrait Paintings Naming Help Needed

About a year ago, I spotted a vintage portrait painting at the Tulsa Flea Market and had to have it. She has this strange look that makes me think of Dark Shadows. The people selling her told me they used to keep her on their bathroom wall. They called her Sheila. They decided to sell the painting because it was creeping out the guests who visited their house.
Sheila
After hanging Sheila on my living room wall, I knew I needed to add more portraits. I continued searching for vintage portrait paintings from the 1950s and 1950s. The second portrait I got is a pastel that I received as a Valentine's Day gift. I named her Dot.
Dot
My sweetheart is good at helping me find portraits to add to my small collection. Last weekend, he found two more of them at a great vintage shop in Tulsa called Retro Den. Now that I have four of them, I guess you could say I've officially started a collection. The wall looks much better now that it's not so blank.

So let me introduce these two lovely new ladies.

This lady in pink is a 1960s oil painting. She looks like she has had lip augmentation, but I don't think people did that back then!
The next one is a pastel. She's wearing a lovely aqua dress with a matching flower pin. I love that these two new paintings are in pink and turquoise, a perfect match for the color scheme in my house. Here's where I need your comments. Help me think of names for the the lady in pink and the lady in turquoise. Any suggestions?



Saturday, June 28, 2014

What's New Pussycat?

Cool cats were everywhere at the flea market during my last shopping trip. First, I picked up these vintage Holt-Howard Kozy Kitten salt and pepper shakers.   
Then, found this tall modern cat statue made by Universal Statuary Corp. in the early 1960s.  
The new cats are right at home with this pair of stylized cat figurines I bought from the previous owner of my house. They were made many years ago by her next-door neighbor, a lovely lady who had lived in the Wedgwood neighborhood since the 1950s.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Last Saturday, I went to the flea market that is held at the fairgrounds on most Saturdays. Since I didn't think I would buy anything, I took a few pictures of some of the neat booths to show you. I'd love to have all of these bakelite bangles. There was also a large collection of bakelite pins. They were very expensive, I'm sure, so I didn't even ask the price.
This booth was entirely filled with western gear. This is only a small part of the booth. They had even more cowboy boots, as well as vintage tooled leather purses and jewelry.
A boxing kangaroo caddy is like the one in "Pulp Fiction." The mister has one, too. The pouch is perfect for storing a watch and the tail holds rings. There's a slot on the side that can hold a wallet.
This is one of my favorite booths. This dealer is a regular at the flea market. She specializes in vintage costume jewelry, but she also has vintage clothing, records, household items, and all sorts of things. Last weekend, her booth was decorated in a Hawaiiana theme. This is just a small section of her booth. The whole thing was decorated and it really was impressive. 
The green people fighting and the blazing car going over the cliff really add to the greatness of this poster.  
There were plenty of vintage hats, shoes, handbags, and accessories in this booth. 
I thought I would go home empty handed, but just as I was preparing to leave, I saw a booth filled with records. They only cost $1 a piece. I found a couple of fun '60s records with great covers. One is by Paul Peterson, the actor who played Jeff on "The Donna Reed Show." 
The other record is by Paul and Paula. Add some Chubby Checker records to the lot and it's time for a twist party.
  

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