Friday Faves: Bright, Retro Etsy Finds

Some bright, retro finds to brighten up this January morning! Clockwise from top left: Bright Yellow Ceramic Table Lamp, Verdibou Orange Stretch Accordion Bracelet, J. Elle Vintage Unusual Square Vintage Bright Yellow Enamel Sauce Pan, Objet Luv Vintage Kitchen Scales, Past Perfect Continues Vintage Yellow Circle Sunglasses, Fresh to Death Vintage Advertisements

Beat the Winter Blues (with a Little January Jazz!)

After the strains of holiday music have faded, I always have a hard time turning the dial back to my usual indie rockers. January requires something more unconventional to make the transition from the happy holidays to the going-back-to-school and the life-resuming-as-usual. Something like… contemporary jazz. Don’t worry! It’s not as pretentious at it sounds.

Throwback Thursday: Alberto Vargas’ Pin-Up Girls

We’re throwing back to the 1940s, 50s and 60s today for a little summery fun with artist Alberto Vargas. Vargas was born February 9, 1896 in Peru and went on to be one of the most famous and sought-after pin-up artists of the mid-century. His work appeared most frequently in Esquire magazine during WWII and … More Throwback Thursday: Alberto Vargas’ Pin-Up Girls