Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cool as a Cucumber

Yesterday Happy Day Vintage posted an Etsy Treasury titled "Cool as a Cucumber". Stacey Montgomery (the Happy Day Vintage Executive Buyer & the one who makes all the HDV treasuries) put this little piece of art together and dedicated to little 'ol me (Dana Douglas, Happy Day Vintage Shop Owner)...Thanks Stacey!

The inspiration for this treasury:
This year I made my first attempt at gardening. This cucumber is the first of my garden bounty. As you can tell I'm rather proud of this cucumber. I fully realize I'm a dork for taking a picture with a cucumber but I don't care, I have learned to embrace my dorky side.
Thanks for reading the Happy Day Vintage Blog and
have a Happy Day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Featured in The Storque!

Happy Day Vintage is happy to announce we've been featured on the Etsy blog,
"The Storque". For those of you who regularly read my blog know HDV was featured last week as well. It is a great privilege be part of The Storque and we are truly honored.

*Please note: the following has been altered to highlight the Happy Day Vintage feature. To read the entire Storque article please click on this link:
Etsy Finds Vintage: Decorating Through the Decades

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fashion Friday with Etsy, Roller Skating

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the afternoon helping my three year old daughter and my daughter's BFF roller skate up and down the sidewalk. It brought back happy memories of spending an entire summer day roller skating around town with my big sister. Mind you this was back in the day when parents let their kids play outside, by themselves, all day long and it wasn't considered neglect (how did we ever survive those days without constant parental supervision, car seats, helmets, etc... I digress...) Teaching my daughter to roller skate was the inspiration for today's Fashion Friday.

Let's start with the most important item...the skates!, and work our way up.

The Skates

Vtg Roller Skates UniSex Red White and Blue 7.5 W/5 M $32.00

Leg Warmers:
Pink Leg Warmers $18.00


NEW WAVE VALLEY GIRL Vintage 80s Pink/White Stripe Jumper Shorts Romper $24.00

The crowning Glory:

Two 80s Banana Hair Clips, Purple and Black $6.00

This is a classy outfit and I'm sure you're wondering how much the ENTIRE thing would cost...
That's right, get the skates, leg warmers, outfit and two banana clips for a mere $80.00
Thank you for reading the Happy Day Vintage blog and as always
Have a Happy Day!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Day Vintage Featured in The Storque

Happy Day Vintage has been featured in the Etsy Blog - "The Storque"!

Thank you, Etsy, for featuring the Happy Day Vintage Round American Tourister Suitcase.
Thank YOU for reading the Happy Day Vintage Blog.
Have a Happy Day

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ten Reasons to Buy Vintage

10. Never Goes Out of Style: The definition of vintage is 20 years or older. If your vintage item is 20+ years old and still fits your decor, style, etc... then it's going to stay in style.

9. New Life for Old Items: So many vintage items can serve double duty. Example; Luggage can be used for travel, stylish storage, as end tables, art, a cat bed, etc... (see blog post from June 10th for more ideas on how to use vintage luggage)

8. Tells a Story: Each vintage treasure has been previously loved. It's hard not to love something that, in it's past life, gave so much joy to someone else

7. Quality: "They don't make 'em like they used to." - So true! If an item is 20 + years and it still works, looks good, is functional, stylish, etc... then it's bound to last at least another 20 year.

6. One -of-a-kind Find: The great thing about vintage is there are very few of each item left in the world. Buy vintage and you won't see the same thing at your friends house down the street. Purchase vintage clothing and you won't need to worry about going to a party and seeing someone wearing the same dress.

5. Conversation Starter: Unique, nostalgic, vintage treasures always remind people of a
story = good conversation starter.

4. Memories/Nostalgia: Going along with the above reason, almost every vintage treasure brings back a memory of some sort. Maybe it's of your Grandmother baking cookies, your mom getting dressed for a party, or your Grandpa reading you a story. No matter what memories are triggered, it's always nice to reminisce.

3. Support Charities: Many vintage treasures are discovered at donation centers which help out your city. Personally, I find the majority of my finds at Good Will and Salvation Army. It's a win/win situation - I get a treasure and support the community.

2. Recycling/Reusing: good for Environment! Enough said.

1. Less Expensive: More style and less expensive, what could be better then that? There are plenty of vintage shops on Etsy, like Happy Day Vintage, that sell vintage clothing, housewares, luggage and whatever else you can think of at a wallet friendly cost.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Treasury: "It Takes Two"

Stacey Montgomery, the Executive Buyer for Happy Day Vintage, created this lovely Treasury.

Thank you for reading the Happy Day Vintage Blog.
Have a Happy Day!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Vintage Outfit for the No Doubt Concert

No Doubt has always been my favorite band. I adore Gwen and secretly (or not so secretly) wish I was her BFF. Last weekend my handsome husband took me to their concert. No Doubt did NOT disappoint. I had the time of my life. I only wish I had the foresight to plan ahead and find a unique vintage outfit to wear to the concert. Maybe then Gwen would have asked me to come back stage, become her new BFF and her full time fashion consultant? (once again, a girl can dream). It's been a week since the concert and I'm still thinking about it. I went on Etsy and found the outfit that I SHOULD have gotten had I planned ahead. Enjoy!

Left, Middle: yellow .vintage. polka-dot belt $18.00
Right, Bottom: Outrageous 1980s Houndstooth Check Jeans $35.00
Grand Total for Entire Outfit: 130.00

And there you have it! An entire outfit ready to be rocked out.
Thank you for reading the Happy Day Vintage Blog.
Have a Happy Day!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lack of Love

My sincere apologies for the lack of vintage love this week. I especially apologize for not getting the "Fashion Friday with Etsy" blog post out today. The good news is I plan to make up for it next week.
Thank you and Have a Happy Day!

btw...I may not have a "Fashion Friday with Etsy" post for you but I can show you a few of the new items we listed this week on Happy Day Vintage.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Front Page of Etsy - July 7th 2009

Happy Day Vintage made the Front Page of Etsy on July 7th at 12:00 am. Unfortunately I missed it. Thank you to copabananas for featuring HDV in this fabulous collection.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fashion Friday - Farrah Part 2

Oh my, where has this day gone? It's Friday evening and I have yet to post my Fashion Friday. I am so sorry. I'll tell you where my day as gone (as if you actually wanted to know). My handsome husband had the day off work and was kind enough to take the kids while I visited some very cool vintage shops around St. Paul, MN. I had a blast and St. Paul has so much to offer in terms of vintage treasures.

On with Fashion Friday...
For those of you who are new to my blog, each Friday I post a inspiration picture and recreate the outfit, room, or whatever the picture may be for that particular week, shopping only on Etsy. This week is a continuation from last weeks posting of Farrah Fawcett.

Scarf (in this case a belt):Beautiful Orange and Brown Flower Silk Scarf $14.00
Shirt: The Jacqueline Bisset Blouse $25.00
Outfit Total: $82.00

Pants: High Waisted Blue Jeans $37.00
Belt: Vintage 1970s 1980s Skinny Stretch Cinch Metal Coil Belt $14.00
Shirt: Vintage 70s 80s SHEER Pastel POLKA DOTS Light/Airy Blouse Short Sleeve Shirt $16.00
Outfit Total: $67.00

That's it for this week. Thanks for reading the Happy Day Vintage blog. Have a safe and as always, Happy Holiday Weekend.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Featured in Treasury by Dear Golden Vintage

Thank you Dear Golden Vintage for including Happy Day Vintage as part of this fantastic treasury!

Have a Happy Day!

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