Monday, May 10, 2010

The Seventies Are Alive and Well...And In My Kitchen

Hi everyone!

First things first, the ever fabulous Mary of Welcome to DeluxeVille is having an AWESOME giveaway to celebrate her 400th follower. I'm only telling you this so that you don't visit her blog and enter because the prize is so drool-worthy, so incredibly wonderful that I'm going to be immensely selfish and not send you over there to enter the giveaway. Unless of course you wish to enter and will send me the prize if you win, then by all means click here to enter. ;)

In other news, not much to show you today. I went to a rockin' yard sale on Friday but am still taking pics of the dresses I bought so that will have to wait for another time. Just the two things today: a tea kettle and food chopper that I'm pretty sure are 70s-ish (maybe late 60s at the earliest I'm thinking, correct me if I'm wrong!) that I got at a thrift store last week. Cute, eh? I also got a sweet 70s house dress and top but haven't taken pics yet, will add that soon! :D

Speaking of dresses: One of the dresses I bought on Friday is 100% acetate and really "streak faded". I think the only way I'll be able to wear it is to dye it, possibly black will be my only option. Anyone out there have experience doing this with vintage pieces? Y'all know I hate hate hate altering anything that's in good condition but the fading on the dress is quite noticeable unfortunately. Any tips are greatly appreciated! :D

Welcome new followers and thank you to all of my readers, I so appreciate you taking the time to come by and say hello! :)


  1. Love the tea kettle! My mom had one just like it.

  2. If the top of the nut chopper is avocado (dark yellowy-green) green, then it is probably from the very late 60's to the late 70's. I'm guessing about 1975. (I can't tell true colors on my computer.)

    The tea kettle is probably more '80's, but I could be wrong. Things with a strawberry design were a deal for a while. I don't remember painted tea kettles like this from the 60's. They could have existed; I just don't remember them.

    About the acetate dress - washing some acetate is iffy so I don't know about dying the dress. Acetate was used to line jackets and skirts that would be dry cleaned. Inexpensive panties were sometimes made from acetate, but they didn't wear very well at all.

  3. loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your finds...and i am thinking the tea pot might be from the 80's strawberries were the rage then!! and sorry...I don't have any tips for the dress!! that is a bummer! :(

  4. I agree that the adorable kettle is probably from the 80s, when Strawberry Shortcake was the rage ;)

    As for the acetate dress, I don't know that that fabric will hold dye very well...

  5. Hi. I'm in agreement with Packrat on the years for the chopper and tea kettle. I can remember still using one in the early 80s, when I got married. Mine had a little wooden disk that sat down on the bottom, so that the metal blades of the chopper weren't hitting right against the glass. I used it to chop onions. The tea kettle is definitely 80s, and the strawberries were part of the whole country look going on then. I had that same style of kettle in a solid yellow color. I'm glad I've seen this post, because it's made me realize I've never had a tea kettle I've liked as well as that one, and now I'm going to start looking for one.

  6. cute tea kettle, now you need to start drinking tea!

  7. Really adore that tea kettle! It looks vintage-y and timeless at the same time!

  8. cute!
    loving the blog
    great posts!
    stop by some time xx

  9. adorable i love love love vintage fruit on are such a lucky kitten...i can't wait to see the dresses! have a rocken' day!


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