Friday, September 9, 2011

How Do You Say Bread Crumbs In Romanian?

Before I found these vintage 1940s art deco kitchen canisters I had no idea how to say bread crumbs in Romanian, let alone caraway seed.

Then again, I guess I shouldn't feel bad considering the person I bought them from said they had "no idea" what the language could be. It seems funny that a person wouldn't think to do a google search as I did (and found it was Romanian within ten seconds.) Then again, maybe they just didn't care. Good thing these beauties will go to more loving hands.

I'm selling them in my vintage shop piece by piece here. Happy vintage living!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Thing About Dirndls

Anyway who has taken a peek at my shop knows I have a thing for dirndls. Although the ones listed there are, of course, for sale, I did give in to temptations and keep Linkseveral for myself. Why dirndls? Here are my reasons.

Dirndls are for so much than just Oktoberfest. Actually, when I see one worn in full apron Bavarian glory I almost get offended. ;) They are both sweet and sassy, both innocently girly and super sexy. They fit well. If you have a boyish figure they make you look more curvy. If you have a curvy figure, they hide the spots that are maybe just a little bit too curvy.

They are also made of such beautiful materials. Soft cotton, raw silk, linen. The bodice is always lined often with a funky retro cloth or a brilliantly white cotton. And the pewter buttons are oh-so-cute for sure.

In fact, the only complaint I have about dirndls is the little "gap" that so many of them have underneath the bodice. If worn with an apron, you would never notice, but worn without the gap needs to be either pinned or sewn shut as it will flap open. But why is it even there in the first place? My theory: easy access. You can't get sassier than that!