Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vintage New Years Eve Playlist

Hey there Cats and Kittens! While I was busy getting ready for New Years Eve I realized that I have a lot of cool music that is not readily available to everyone. So I made up a streaming playlist of 29 songs for y'all to use if you'd like for your party. It's not 2 turntables and a microphone, but it sure helps to rock your way into 2011 in vintage style. Just press play. Hope you like it!

Tart Deco New Years Playlist by Steph on Grooveshark

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Years Treasury

I put together an etsy treasury of some vintage party supplies for New Years Eve. Enjoy!

Vintage New Years by Tart Deco

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Blog Spotlight- Sew Weekly

I just adore this blog! Sew Weekly is a project blog by the talented and very creative Mena Trott to create a wardrobe sewn by her. Her taste is very vintage inspired and she usually uses vintage patterns and recycles/upcycles vintage items from thrift stores. I also like how she gives you very specific information about each piece and what inspired her to make it.

I have been reading this blog for a while, but the holiday dress she posted about recently was fabulous and I knew I had to blog about it and spread the retro-sewing love! This dress was made with a vintage 60s pattern and a tablecloth. Love, love, love it!

I have a pink scalloped tablecloth I bought to make a dress and I am so inspired by Mena's post that I may have to move it to the top of my "to sew" list.

Make sure you stop by her blog to see her other creations. Here's another of my favorites- An American in Paris Combo.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Day for 20% off Tart Deco

Today is the last day to get 20% off anything in my Tart Deco etsy store. All you need to do is use the coupon code blogxmas10 when you check out.

Here are my favs that are still left:

Vintage Housecoat Lg

Vintage teacup pincushion

Candy Ava Hair flower
Blue Christmas Hair barrette

Monday, December 13, 2010

Butterick 5579 Retro Apron Pattern On Sale til 12/19

Hey vintage sewing fans! This pattern is on sale through Butterick online for $2.99 until Dec. 19th. It's a newer pattern and I love the idea of bringing back 1 yard apron patterns. If you pick it up, let me know. I haven't gotten it yet and I am curious about it.

Rockabilly Holiday Music

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It's been a while since I have posted on rockabilly CDs to add to your collection. Since it is the holidays, which means LOTS of hoppin' parties, here is a smattering of music you should get to set the mood:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Old Time Radio- A Christmas Carol

My vocal group Bootless Betties recently performed in a live radio 1940s adaptation of A Christmas Carol with a local theater company in Milwaukee called Wisconsin Hybrid Theater aka Radio WHT. We also sang Winter Wonderland and Santa Baby a Cappella before and after the show. It was a really great show that got a ton of positive feedback and reviews.

I thought my readers are the sort who would appreciate the show so below is a link to the streaming version of "A Carol On Brady" from Radio WHT and the Bootless Betties, performed Dec. 5th 2010 live on WMSE 91.7.

carol on brady 12.10.m3u (42 min.)

View a video of us recording the radio show LIVE!

Mode Merr Free Shipping til 12/17

I just got the email today that Mode Merr is offering free shipping until Dec. 17th using the code "freeship" when you check out. They have some seriously cute stuff right now that can be worn for the holidays AND year round.

 The cute ensemble to the left is the red and white striped peasant blouse ($54) with the  candy flounce skirt ($86).

Talking about deals and steals, don't forget that I have a blog special going on in my shop until Dec. 17th too. If you are in the US that would still be enough time to get your gift for xmas if you go priority mail. Wouldn't this hair flower go great with that Mode Merr ensemble?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Giveaway (closed)

Thanks to Miss Brittany Va Voom Vintage I found out about this wonderful giveaway on the blog Vintage Passions Like Mine. Pop on over and sign up!

PS The post says the giveaway ends 12/9 but it has been extended to Sunday the 12th.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Special Blog Sale

I finally got a chance to add some new holiday hair flowers to my etsy store Tart Deco. I will be adding even more in the next 2 days. To celebrate this and make up for my lack of posts during finals I am offering 20% off of everything in the store until Dec. 17th. YES, everything! All you need to do is use the coupon code blogxmas10 when you check out.

Here's a sneak peek at what I have right now:

Remember, the coupon code disappears on Dec. 17th at midnight, so don't delay!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Midsummer Night's Dream Treasury

I recently started to join in on the Team Discovery Treasury Challenge. When I need some inspiration, I join the challenge and make up a treasury that stirs my brain a little. It is especially good for interesting color combinations. Below is my most recent treasury entitled Midsummer Night's Dream. Hope you like it!

Midsummer Night's Dream Treasury by Tart Deco

Friday, December 3, 2010

Shabby Vintage Junk Giveaway (closed)

Interested in Shabby Chic? If so, get yer keister over to the Shabby Vintage Junk giveaway. Odds are pretty good as there will be eight winners.

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