Saturday Antiquing at Whistle Stop Antiques

Carlo of Hollywood Black Stallion Horses

It has been raining for a while now here in Northern California. Lots of flooding and people badly effected. This is not the norm. We are usually in a perpetual drought. Thank goodness my family is just fine. One positive is that they vineyards are already starting to bloom and this time next month they will be stunning.

Being a rainy soggy Saturday, we went to Whistle Stop Antiques mall in Santa Rosa down by Railroad Square to take a look around and search for some treasures. It is really hit or miss like it is at most antique malls. We have been really lucky a few times and found some really great treasures like our vintage Philco Predicta TV, some fabulous Sputnik lighting and Mid-Century Modern chairs and cabinets. Whistlestop is a multi-dealer mall and even has a 2nd floor upstairs. You will find a nice assortment of vintage, retro, mid-century, kitchenalia, Pyrex, artwork, jewelry, and lots of ephemera and even a lot of vintage trains, toys, and Pez collectibles….. something no doubt for everyone.

Here’s a couple pics we snapped. A lovely vintage carousel horse, an incredible Carlo of Hollywood black stallion painting in the amazing forced perspective frame, glass displays, and even a super neat vintage 1950s chrome dining set upholstered with new retro grey fabric. I would love to take this one home but…… where to put it? It was a fun visit at Whistle Stop today!!


You’ll be a Hot Hostess and Perfectly Pinup in Tarantula Clothing

Yasmina Greco Tarantula Clothing Rocking Merch Viva Las Vegas

Getting to model Tarantula Clothing for this photoshoot was a thrill!! If you are new to the brand or maybe not yet familiar with Tarantula Clothing, let me fill you in.

Tarantula Clothing is all about quality, quality, quality. Specializing in 1940s-1960s fashion styles, Tarantula Clothing is made in the USA and located in Los Angeles, California. Tarantula Clothing will keep all you Pinup Rockabilly dolls classy and sassy in their pinup, doo-wop, rockabilly, vintage, reproduction, and classic Hollywood film noir styled clothing, and, they also have a menswear line inspired by classic American fashion so the hubbys and fellas will be dapper, dashing and no doubt handsome.

From cute Peter Pan colored tops, high-waisted trousers, to fashionable dresses, Tarantula Clothing will become a staple in your wardrobe. Tarantula Clothing even designs their clothing with a curvy women in mind with sizes ranging from XS – 2X. How fabulous is that!!

In these pictures I am wearing the Tarantula Clothing Hot Hostess Dress with Leopard Top and Black Taffeta Skirt. I am a curvy girl with G cups and this dress could not fit me any better!! The top is made from knit and therefore has a bit of stretch but yet still keeps it shape and it sits just a bit off the shoulder. The taffeta skirt couldn’t be anymore ladylike, feminine and fabulous. All I wanted to do was twirl twirl twirl. You’ll not only look stunningly gorgeous but you will feel every bit the Hot Hostess you are! This dress is perfect for hosting a cocktail party, dinner party and going out on the town in. Tarantula Clothing’s Hot Hostess dress also comes in red and black.

Yasmina Greco Hot Hostess Dress Tarantula Clothing Rocking Merch Viva Las Vegas

Tarantula Clothing has you covered for work/office outfits or evening/weekend fashions that are made of top quality fabrics and designed beautifully with not only curvy girls in mind but the fellas too!! And, if you are looking for that perfect outfit to wear at Viva then hurry over to the Rocking Merch Shop while items are in stock, as they will sell out!!

Shop all the fabulous Tarantula Clothing items and more at the Rocking Merch Shop.

Makeup and Hair by the fabulous Miss Rockwell De’Vil

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Midcentury Modern Madness

With the long holiday weekend, we drove over to Sacramento to go to one of our all time favorite antique malls ‘Midway Antique Mall’. It’s almost like a day-trip to Disneyland for us. If you want to experience stepping back in time to the ‘good old days’ then this place will not disappoint. The mall has that total ‘Midcentury Modern – Eames Era’ vibe with specific ‘rooms’ setup as if you were in someone’s house from the 1950s-1960s. On this visit we found a neat Tiki Room with bar and barckcloth and lots of tiki mugs. Vintage kitchens, lots of those fantastic Formica kitchen-dining sets, and of course living rooms, offices, and more.

We ended up with some awesome finds – a vintage turquoise blue canister set in that awesome lustroware material that is in remarkable condition and the owner shared with us that if we wanted to actually use these in our kitchen (he and his wife use everything they acquire) we could, and to do so he advised putting our coffe/tea in plastic bags into the canisters and that way they would not get stained. We also found some vintage fish wall plaques by Lefton and Ceramicraft, and these neat “stretch” kitty cat salt and pepper shakers. I am still searching for either a turquoise Formica dining set, a hot pink Formica dining set or a turquoise/pink combo colored Formica dining set.

Hope you are all having a nice long weekend filled with lots of good antiquing and junking!!