Bus Love

My favorite find of the week:

A ginormous old school bus sign.

Reminds me of riding the bus in Kindergarten.

I loved riding the bus. Even though it was a long ride and I was the very last one off.

I couldn't wait to get home every day to watch "Little House On The Prairie"

I had such a crush on Albert.

And then there was Mrs. Fry, my bus driver.

The sweetest little lady ever.

She never let anyone sit in the last two rows.

Because she thought we'd fall out of the emergency exit.

Mrs. Fry called me Dolly.

Every day.

When it was my stop, she would say,

"Bye, Dolly!"

And she only said it to me.

It was fun being Mrs. Fry's favorite.


Ugly Love Vintage

A special thanks to The Estate Of Things blog for featuring Sweet Love as Etsy Seller of The Week!!!

On an ugly note, I have to confess my love for horrendous vintage paraphernalia.

I'm not talking so ugly that it's cool.

I'm talking so ugly that it's ugly.

So ugly it would make the offspring of Steve Buscemi and Liza Minnelli look adorable.

So ugly it makes me stop in my tracks in aisle ten of Value Thrift and say,

"Oh. My. God. What. Is. That?"

Things that make me internally giggle and wonder what kind of person actually had that in their house.

Like this perfectly romantic 25th anniversary gift......

To truly appreciate it's ugliness, here are a few close ups:

Ahhhhhh, realistic plastic animals in a forest of fake flowers and moss.

Mr. Owl, how fierce you look with your wings spread like that. Are you about to go after the mouse and squirrel that are the same size as you?

Then the soft side of me comes in. The side of me that will carry a spider found inside the house to the backyard because I don't want to kill it.

"Awwwwww, someone took the time to make this! How did they get everything inside? They must have cut the glass on bottom. Or maybe they have very very tiny hands. It's fascinating when you really think about it. The most meaningful gifts are the handmade ones and this needs a home which is not a dumpster. Someone out there has to appreciate the hilarity of something like this. Or at least want it for a gag gift."

Which leads me to wonder.....

Is there a market for ugly things?

This can't go in the Sweet Love Vintage shop. I have a certain look going on there. The ugly that occasionally shows up there is the "it's so ugly it's cool" stuff. And this does not qualify.

Maybe SLV needs a sister shop on Etsy. Sweet Love Vintage's ugly step-sister.

Ugly Love Vintage.

But then it would need it's own blog.

And I can't even keep up with my art blog. Of course making time to finish another piece of art would help.

Ugly Love Vintage. Could be fun. And funny. And ugly.


Favorite Finds of the Week

A beautiful 1950's series of art books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They all have gorgeous prints tucked inside too! To keep, or to sell.......

From beautiful books to the hilarious and tacky........

I love this. So much.

Teeny tiny vintage glass tray with very sound advice.


Words Of Wisdom

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk?”

A quote by Albert Einstein.

Thank you for your words of wisdom, Mr. Einstein.

I feel a little bit better about my ongoing clutter mess.

Of vintage stuff, art projects, empty popcorn bags and half full coffee cups.

I guess I'd rather have a cluttered mind.

Than an empty one.


Feel The Love

Sweet Love Vintage feels so loved today!

Featured here.

And here.

And here.


Up Northsville

Went up north last weekend over the 4th to go camping with family.

It was a great family vacation.

Except for one thing.

There were at least 80 garage sale signs on the way up.

And Hubby wouldn't stop.

It was killing me. I find the best stuff in the middle of Nowheresville.

3 hours later, we arrived in Up Northsville, Wisconsin.

This town has an annual 4th of July Parade.

So much candy. The kids were so happy.

And only in a very small town do you actually witness a couple getting married in the parade:

As part of the parade.

So cheesy romantic.

Made me smile.


Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Check out the shop for a Red White and Blue Sale through Sunday the 5th!

25% off select red, white and blue items in the sale category!