Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year!

Hello Lovelies~

I hope this Monday finds you all in good spirits and ready to start a brand new year. I am excited about all the things on my horizon this coming year and I hope you are too. I have just discounted the rest of my Venomous Vixens 2012 Calendars to a mere $7 each + S/H. Only a few left, grab them while you can!

Those of you who have been reading my blog awhile know that I'm an avid junker and thrifter. I love finding new treasures and cleaning them up and using or selling them. It's a tradition for my Sweetie and I to go thrifting all New Year's Day and this year was no exception. We went to a ton of places and after climbing around in some dirty basements and dusty barns, we found some great things, including a vintage adult-sized clown costume. That's right. And I already know how I'm going to use it in an upcoming photo shoot. Take a look at what else we found below and here.

Clown costume!

This bull head actually goes on a bottle and you can pour liquor out of the mouth! Amazing.

I love ocean-related stuff and these Disney 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea puzzles were the bees knees.

I'm sure most of you have heard of Stanley Kubrick, he's the director of Clockwork Orange and 2001 a Space Odyssey, oh, and The Shining. But did you know he was also a photographer? Yeah, neither did I. And he was quite good at it. Check out these amazing shots! The rest can be found here.

And speaking of amazing things, in my travels through cyberspace recently, I found Stranger & Stranger, a package design company specializing in alcoholic drinks. As you can see from the examples below (just a few of their designs), their look is distinctive and seamlessly melds vintage fonts with modern class. I would buy these bottles just for the labels, Folks. Not kidding.

And while we're on the topic of vintage-inspired class, let's talk about Bonlook, a site specializing in fashion glasses and sunglasses. Well, I wear glasses myself and I love vintage-looking frames, but the few times I've bought a pair, they've been bent or bowed or scratched to the point where I can't actually wear them. Enter, Bonlook! I have earmarked 3 of their styles already and event that was tough... I love them all. Here are a few examples:

Until next time: Unpleasant dreams...


Chrisy said...

coveting those glasses...and the monkey in the skates is precious...know you'll be doing lots of interesting stuff in 2012 and being tres successful!

Chrisy said...

just those glasses are so reasonably priced...wonder if they'd send over here...and forgot to say that absinthe bottle is a work of art...

The Stapelia Company said...

Yes, the wee skates on the monkey? So cute. :)
Thank you! I think it will be a good year too!
And, if you want a pair of glasses and they don't ship to you, let me know and I'll ship them to you. I love all of them!

Denny Reiter said...

I actually did buy a bottle of The Kraken because of the label. But I bought the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th bottles because I enjoyed it :)

The Stapelia Company said...

Hahaha. Denny, I'm glad it hear it's good. Because I have too many bottles of stuff just because of the label to justify another. But I just saw Kraken in my grocery store, so I may pick some up. :)