Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vintage Shops

My blogging schedule's been thrown off lately. I planned on using a few posts to show you pics of all the changes we've made to the apartment. Unfortunately, I keep forgetting to buy batteries for the camera and the charger for the rechargeable batteries is broken. Batteries...just one more reason I hate my camera! I swear I'm going to get a new camera soon. If you have any recommendations, let me know. Something under $250 would be great!

Since I can't show you my apartment, I'll show you the next best thing: vintage shops.

First there's Artyczechs. Their awesome 1950's Bakelite Radio is so amazingly awesome that I just HAD to show you! I love the clean lines and futuristic design. It would go great with the rest of my radio collection.

Aside from great accessories (like the 1960's Bone China Vase below), Artyczechs also has an assortment of funky hanging lights. This glass Czechoslovakian chandelier is my favorite and seems to be in great condition.

Once you're done at Artyczechs, head over to Vintage Swank who lives up to their slogan of being "just plain cool!" Vintage Swank has everything from clothing to housewares. I love the Fabulous Fondues cookbook ($12). We have two fondue sets so this would definitely come in handy!

I've been drooling over these glass candleholders for quite awhile. I want them so bad I added them to my wedding registry!! I'm probably the only bride who has a registry full of vintage items. For those looking for something practical, check out this electric skillet from 1968, also from Vintage Swank. It's never been used...the cord is still coiled! For $75, you could definitely get good use out of it for short money. Not to mention, it comes in the original box with the original papers. Amazing!


  1. Wow, the electric skillet brings back memories - salsbury steak, anyone? BTW, I have a Canon Sureshot - it's been a pretty good little camera & it won't break the bank.

  2. Thank for your atyczechs comment. Jiri