Friday, March 16, 2012

Amy's Old School Tips Adieu

A whirlwind has blown through my life and brought with it a new venture. I am opening a brick and mortar shop with a fellow Etsian, Moon Over Marilyn, in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver! Everything has come together VERY quickly and is taking all my time, as I am sure you all understand! As a result of my limited time I need to step down from the team and focus my efforts on making Night and Day Vintage a success. I have appreciated all the support and friendship this team has provided and would love to keep in touch! I will still have my Amy's Old School shop for my personal Etsy shopping but it will be empty of vintage items. If you are in Denver come by and say hello at 39 W. 11th Avenue, Denver, 80204!
I wish everyone much success!
Amy's Old School

Friday, March 2, 2012

Amy's Old School Tips The Wearin' O' The Green

The Vintage Market Team on Etsy know's how to wear the green with vintage flair! There is time to get your green on, vintage style, and here are some wonderful items that could keep you from getting pinched!!
 "May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love."

Friday, February 24, 2012

Amy's Old School Tips Vintage Black Out Survival Guide

Winter isn't over yet! Wednesday night the wind whipped through Colorado leaving a wake of broken trees, fences and anything that wasn't lashed down blew to new locations! The Vintage Market Team on Etsy can help with surviving severe weather and in my case a black out!

First light loads of candles. creating a lovely ambiance! Next mix some cocktails  and throw together some food that doesn't need heated up such as cheese and crackers or if you have a fondue pot melt some cheese and dip away! Head to the game closet and dust off a favorite game! After some competitive action sooth your tense muscles in a warm bath (the water will still be hot!) then slip into something more comfortable, wrap in a blanket and cuddle up close with someone to keep warm!

This survival guide works in numerous circumstances such as being snow bound, but you can enjoy the adventure of it even if you aren't experiencing severe weather! Turn out the lights and have a fun, dark  night indoors!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Amy's Old School Tips A Vintage Valentines

The Vintage Market Team on Etsy has some fabulous vintage Valentines dresses, jewelry, sweaters, decor and cards! You can celebrate with retro flair that is unique and not a dime a dozen! Here are some of those items to inspire you! 

And from the pen of Robert Browning and the reason we love vintage so much, "Grow old with me! The best is yet to be!" Happy Valentines Day! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Amy's Old School Tips And the Oscar Goes To....

There is a tender place of my heart devoted to period films. I love a good movie that takes me to a different era, one that hits the nail on the head with story, costumes and set design! There are some fabulous period movies up for the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th! Including:
Best Movie
"The Artist"
"The Help"
"War Horse"

"The Tree of Life"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Best Actress
Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Best Director
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life"
Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

The list obviously goes on and you can see it entirely here

Get a taste of the Red Carpet by having an Oscar Party! Send everyone an invitation that looks like an awards envelope! As guests arrive take photos of them on a  "red carpet" (get a piece of red fabric or purchase a scrap piece of carpet and spray paint it red!) Post the photos on Face Book or a blog after the party! You can get some amazing party dresses from the VMTeam and this gives you an opportunity to wear them!

Petra Size 10 Black Sequin Evening Gown
Lilli DIAMOND Black Velvet and LACE Formal Frock
Honeysuckle Pink Chiffon Evening Gown
40s vintage pink peplum formal dress

The Vintage Market Team on Etsy can serve as a time machine for you of era's gone by. There are some fabulous movie posters, projectors and cameras that could would be fun to integrate into your decor. Cameras look so cool on a bookshelf and movie posters can be a great statement graphically on a wall! 

Whip up some quick and easy vintage finger foods served in funky trays! Lay out fun star related books or images, decorate with posters to set the mood! Create an Oscar game and have everyone mark down their winner predictions and give the person who has the most correct an Oscar related prize!

Vintage Meals In Minutes Cookbook - Better Homes and Gardens
70s Autumn Green Orange Ceramic Glazed Serving Tray
Napkins Retro MCM Eames
A Producer's Complete GuideBook to the Stars Homes

There are some fabulous blogs, handmade items on Etsy and other party ideas online! Just do a search for DIY Oscar Party

Do you have a favorite film nominated for an award? What do you think the best picture, actor, actress, director will be? Are you planning a party, if so what are you party plans? Leave me your comments, I love hearing from you!


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