1970s Bohemian Crafting Inspiration

11 09 2010

This is my first Vintage Craft Book Review. I have a collection of vintage crafting books which range from DIY furniture, knitting, sewing, quilting and more. I never do these crafts, they are more eye-candy then anything.

Todays Book review : The Stitchery Idea Book by Beverly Rush Copyright 1974

This is actually my favorite book of all of them being that I lean towards 1970s crafts as my ideal.

I have included a few pictures of this 176 Page book which are an example of the tremendous amount of inspiration on a variety of crafts it gives. The book is an idea book not a ‘how-to’ that will inspire you in your crafting ventures.





Time to kill… projects to conquer

20 02 2010

I have had so many things I have wanted to do and this weekend have the time and am overwhelmed!

I am excited that I will FINALLY be doing some bigger projects for my office/etsy room. I run two businesses out of that room which requires two separate work stations. Not easy to have good aesthetics and be fully functional. So, here is the plan: The plan has taken like a year to figure out.

A. Cover wall in gray fabric. This has nothing to do with function, but it makes me happy.

B. Paint Emeco Table from 1949. Bottom will be Yellow (I think…) and white on top. This will look great (in theory) against the gray wall. I wouldn’t have to paint it if someone on craigslist had bought it! Don’t you even get mad at me!

C. Move 1970s industrial desk (painted blue by my man) under the bookshelfs which have a similar industrial feel.

D. Incorporate nature inspired art and objects… considering a fake plant to my shame.  Or the over done sticks in a vase bit.

These will only be accomplished through tremendous amounts of coffee and my Yeah Yeah Yeah station on Pandora.

My inspiration for the room (in the way of color and shapes)

I love the green and blue and yellow combo…. perfection!

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Okay. Now that I have typed everything I should be doing, I am going to do something else: try to figure out the placement of the pockets on my navy jeans so I am no longer Stacie-Long-Butt when I wear them!





Vintage Addiction & Hairstyles

16 12 2009

Hello, My Name is Lady Grunge (AKA Stacie) and I am an addict.

Now that my stock is pouring out of my closet…. as it always ends up doing… mostly because I like to try everything on and sometimes borrow pieces…. :::SIGH::: I have issues.

I discovered this because I am trying to organize it again and haven’t yet broken down yet to ask my husband (Mr. Organization) for his help.

The main problem is that I love to shop and get bored with the photographing and posting. This must change!

Okay, I have admitted I have a problem and that I need to change. I’ll skip the accountability part because I don’t want any of that. But I do have a great motivation to get everything going and all of my floating unposted stock going… a clean office! And once it’s clean then i will want to be in there! Once I want to be in there- I will sew! Once I sew then I can sell my adorable recycled skirts I’ve been playing around with and then…. SHOP MORE! BLOG MORE! POST GREAT IMAGES FROM Magazines that are lost under dresses and skirts! I will prevail over this addiction and become a contributing member to society by providing adorable vintage and handmade!

All of this will be powered by my new Natalie Imbruglia (circa 2006) Choppy Pixie HairCut courtesy of Nancy in Riverside (amazing stylist for only $35 who works with all types of hair and lengths and is stinkin adorable! Plus she loves vintage!!)

If you see new photos by Friday Afternoon you will know I am back on track if not, maybe next week =)

For now enjoy these cool hair styles that I have found places including my own magazines and would like to share





New Blue Sweaters

2 12 2009

1960s Tiny Knit Static Sweater

Wonderful Cocoon Sweater to Wrap Up in

Gorgeous 1960s Blue Cape

BUY HERE


Now off to clean up before any residents knock on my door and see my crazy bangs doing an alfalfa!





The Value of a Vintage Sweater

13 11 2009

Ah, the Art of the Sweater. In my opinion, one can never and I mean NEVER have enough Vintage Sweaters. They add a unique touch to what you are wearing no matter what the season it is. The same sweater can take you from a lovely layered look in winter to thrown over a swimsuit in summer. Plus when complimented who doesn’t love to respond “Thanks. It’s Vintage.” Or maybe that’s just me…

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Take the time to browse MY SHOP for new sweaters to fill your wardrobe.





Black and White Vintage Inspiration Rooms

20 02 2009

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I love the Texture of the Shag Rug with the Chrome Lighting  on the ceiling.

I obsess and dream of graphic prints because I don’t get to have them. I could, but I’ve noticed that my husband gets really distracted and unsettled so I try to keep things minimalist for him.

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Red and Purple Combined Room Decor 1970s

18 02 2009

I’m excited to begin posting some of the amazing images from vintage book I have collected over the years. I hope they inspire you and help you to pursue your creative pursuits

FROM THE 1975 Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book

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These images are for inspiration only, not to be reproduced.