June 26, 2008

Ebay Shopping: Action Figure Cricket Kit

Fancy a spot of cricket, Ken? Dress up your favorite action figure in proper cricket whites! Bids for this tiny set hover at GBP3.30 on British Ebay.

Ode to Laura Ashley

Oh how we love Laura Ashley. Oh how we love little girls wearing Laura Ashley dresses. Oh how we loved our mom when she made us wear these little flowery frocks! You just can't mess with a classic. It makes me think of 1985 all over again.

June 23, 2008

An Afternoon Snack . . .

Can't mess with a classic. A peanut butter and banana sandwich. YUMMY IN THE TUMMY.

Ebay Shopping: Vintage Fly Wind Up Toy

Even though I hate bugs I just love this wind up toy from the 1920s/30s. Bids start at $175.00 so don't swat this one down.

Coney Island Chic

Even though the only thing on our radar this weekend was the launch of Hovey Vintage, other New Yorkers celebrated the annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. My friend and fellow photographer, Bradford Robotham, took me for the first time two years ago and we followed in so many great photographers footsteps and tried to captured its essence and history. It's sad to think that this might be the last year. This 1938 Morris Engel print, Water Fountain Coney Island, is up for auction on Artnet -- bids are starting at $1,300.

June 22, 2008

HOVEY VINTAGE Comes to Life!

What fun we had yesterday!  HOVEY VINTAGE came to life on Saturday, in a simply ideal spot next to the adorable (and delicious) Bedford Cheese under a shade tree, against a lovely brick wall.  As soon as we re-stock our supplies, we'll be back! But if you have your eye on anything, drop us a line and we can arrange a pickup!  Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by!

June 20, 2008

HOVEY VINTAGE Finally Hits the Street!

Porter and I will finally be setting up our HOVEY VINTAGE shop on Bedford Ave. tomorrow morning to sell our small size early 20th century finds (and a few newer things, to boot!). We've got the ladybug soap box derby car from the spring Kate Spade ads! A 1959 pram! Riding boots! Riding pants! 1930s Navajo moccasins! A nearly perfect 1960s Smoky the Bear! Piles of 1920s-40s linen playsuits! Leiderhosen!

Look for us next to Catbird on Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, between North 4th and North 5th Streets from about 10-6 on Saturday.

June 18, 2008

Family Reading Time

Grandpa Bill reading a story in to Hollister in California.

Summer Reading: Chris Van Alsburg

Our mom started a special tradition us girls and every year we would get to go to bookstore and she would buy us a special picture book that she wanted us to save for our children. Chris Van Allsburg was always a favorite. No other author has the power to transport children and adults alike to a different place and restore a special kind of innocence. These enchanting illustrations are from the Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

June 11, 2008

Ebay Shopping: Kids in Zepplin Pedal Cars

This was obviously coolest kid on the block with having THREE of these fantastic pedal cars. But you'll be even cooler if you pick up the ladybug soap box durby car that we're selling at Hovey Vintage. Bidding on this photograph is currently at $16.59.

June 7, 2008

Things We Love: European Breakfast! (Even The Kind We Can't Eat)

Breakfast is always the most delicious meal of the whole day.  We'd eat it for all our meals if we could!  These fabulous German wooden breakfast toys can let you enjoy part of the early morning meal pleasure any time, night or day.  Available at The Wooden Wagon for $26.50.

June 6, 2008

Ebay Shopping: F.D. Peter's Child's Skis

With temperatures soaring into insufferable territory this weekend, we have our minds set on chillier seasons. How fun would it be to need to bundle up and strap on a pair of these! These wooden skis are going for $6 on ebay.  You'll need to add the little straps and Alpine boots (red laces required).

June 4, 2008

Feeding Your Early-Life Crisis...

If you have a real need for speed and a bike won't do, this hot little number has to come in handy. Instead of a clutch, you get a set of pedals...and undoubtedly a lot of stares from the young ladies (if you're past that koodies business). It's currently parked in London and on view at 1stdibs.

Songs We Love: Long Lost Penpal

Just can't get enough of Hello Saferide, a great band from Sweden. Even though they're current, they evoke that nostalgic feeling of a time past. Their voices are from the heavens, much better then any lullaby.

Hello Do you remember me I am your long lost pen pal It must have been ten years ago we last wrote I don’t really know what happened I guess life came in the way Let me know if you’re still alive Let me know if you ever used that knife or not
Hello Yes I remember you I’ve got a husband and two children now I work as an accountant and make fairly good money I still have your letters, you used a pink pen to write them And you would comfort me when my tears would stain the ink

School's Out for Summer!

Let's starting down counting down the days until summer camp starts! Horseback riding, camp fires, smores, and perhaps that first crush. This photo is of our grandpa at camp in 1929.