Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Retro Goodies and Artful Mischief on a Budget

I noticed my blog is listed on Oola Moola, and I think I know why :)

"We think everybody deserve the nicer things in life without paying an arm and a leg. So we got together to show you how to think creatively about how to live the good life for less moolah – without sacrificing quality and style!


I couldn't resist these Pyrex 1960s-70s! cups from TranzentalArts on Etsy

Retro Craft Corner

1970 McCall Magazine

The black doilies just POP on that fuscia pink wall and I like how they reinforce the theme with the doilies on the chest of drawers and mirror. I think it's easy to pull this off, a little paint, a few doilies, a lamp/drawers from the local charity shop and bobs yer uncle.

 Wall Art
I remember doing this(create wall art on a budget)back in the early 80's and its a super easy way to create a pulled together cool look in a room.

Even in the studio/workshop I enjoy the challenge of creating something from scraps or found pieces.

  Stickemen by Jafabrit
picket fence pieces, painted faces on scraps of canvas, and found objects 


Jafagirls spotted this at the local telephone booth on Dayton Street in Yellow Springs


Undaunted said...

Oh my goodness, you found Superman's clothes!! Ebay them!!!

deb said...

How cool! Wish I lived in your neck of the woods. As to a good life on a budget, where would the fun be if we could just buy anything we wanted??

Colette Amelia said...

too funny! It would be yellow Springs that Superman would retire to...I want to too!

Effie said...

wow! what a cool blog.. Great decor ideas!