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Etsy Roundup: Vintage Coffee Pots and Tea Kettles

Nicki Written by Nicki

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In honor of “Winter Storm Cleon” freezing out a large portion of the U.S. this week,  I thought it would be fitting to spotlight something that keeps us warm and cozy… adorable vintage coffee pots and tea kettles! What’s better than cuddling up with a hot cup of coffee or tea on a cold day? Not much, in my opinion!

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All of these vintage pots are so adorable! I obviously love the style of kitchens from the 60s and 70s. They paid so much attention to detail. Check out that groovy bird one! These beautiful pieces are so bright and fun, perfect for cheering you up on a chilly day.

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I have a weakness for anything with that “atomic age” style from the late 50′s and early 60s. The starburst patterns, the gold leafing, I just can’t get enough! All of these pots are perfect for get togethers or just enjoying a cup on your own. It’s never too late to ditch that boring individual-pod coffee machine! Or just neglect it until that morning you’re super late for work- hey, modern conveniences have their merit, too.

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How cute is that lemon one? If that doesn’t cure your winter blues, I don’t know what will!

 

Etsy Roundup: Vintage Luggage.

Nicki Written by Nicki

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I’m sure many of you are doing at least a little bit of traveling over the holidays. I love to travel, and I have learned a thing or two about luggage during my adventures. It needs to be spacious, comfortable to carry, and of course, stylish! I find that having a cute suitcase makes me more motivated to pack without waiting until the very last minute. As much as I do love today’s super-light rolling luggage, there’s just something so chic and classy about a good vintage suitcase! They make me think about the jet-set era of the 1960s, when it was considered a glamorous special occasion to fly on an airplane. Passengers would even dress up instead of just throwing on their favorite sweatpants.

So, I thought I would feature some of my favorite Etsy luggage finds to give us all a little inspiration for traveling in style!

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Wether you spring for a full matching set or just maybe a small train case, there are lots of vintage cases in multiple shapes, sizes, and styles for all of your traveling needs. You can even mix and match!

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If you want something more funky, there are a lot of suitcases with great florals and other patterns. I had a similar floral one when I was a kid! These are usually a soft material with a zipper, as opposed to the hard-side cases previously mentioned.

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Traveling with your favorite vintage hat? Or some other odd-shaped item? Try packing it in a lovely vintage hat case! These beauties have plenty of space for say, a fragile or elaborately wrapped christmas gift, and they’re strong enough to keep your valuables from getting smashed. Plus, you’ll look super chic carrying one!

I hope you’ve all been inspired to travel in style this holiday season!

Cooking Vintage Recipes. ( 60s / 70s )

Jem Written by Jem

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Being a fan of all things Vintage, and loving to cook every day – it’s natural that I may one day mix the two hobbies. I have decided to try out a new past-time here on SMIH, with experimenting using Vintage recipes and bringing them up-to-date with my pescatarian diet. I probably will occasionally make some of them into vegan/vegetarian as well, as I like to give myself a challenge.

Until I acquire some of my own cookbooks, I will be using the aid of the internet to source recipes. So far I have had good look, check out the Vintage Recipes I found below!

1960s Cocktail placemat

The Retro Housewife has amassed a fine collection of 1960s specific recipes, including : Mistletoe Dip, Charlotte Russe, and Big Top Circus Cake.

Hey My Mom Used to Make That‘  showcases some 1960s food and beverage recipes, with their original accompanying advertisements!

Psychedelic Cookbook

I absolutely love this Psychedelic Dessert Cookbook, the etsy gives you a preview of an awesome cake that uses assorted sized gum drops to make flowers!

Or maybe I can splurge and buy these Chicken/Turkey Molds, which go along with this ad Kitchen Retro found that shows how they were used back in the day! Make Seitan turkeys for thanksgiving?!

And of course every vintage kitchen isn’t complete without it’s very own aspic collection! Now here is where a vegan recipe would be interesting since most aspics use gelatin, using a vegan substitute like Agar, Carrageen, or Kosher Gelatin. Let’s see what I can get into! Honestly this may be one of the first things I make because it is odd looking, and I would love to force people to eat it’s strangeness!

1960s Hostess Cookbook

 Couldn’t go wrong with picking up this ‘Hostess’ cookbook from the 60s! I love the description : “Chapters cover “Gay Supper Parties,” “Easy Little Dinners,” “Bright Little Brunches and Lunches,” “Teas and Receptions,” holidays, patio parties, and more.”  I want to host a ‘Bright Little Brunch’ !

Speedy Orange Cake

This ‘Speedy Orange Cake’ from Recipe Vintage – looks like an easy go to cake!

1960s recipe card

Peggy’s Antiquated Recipes‘ gives a run-down of a collection of 1960s Cookbooks and includes a couple recipes including : Cheesy Pups, Ramequins, and Pink Lady Pie.

Let me know if you have any 60s/70s recipes that you want to share! I would love to test them out for the blog!

Our First Photoshoot!

Jem Written by Jem

Our first Photo-shoot for ‘Seven Minutes In Heaven’ was such a blast! All of the girls I have known from previous jobs and I had a great deal of assistance from some very talented people. The photos that we ended up with, were exactly how I had envisioned it for our first time out, and I couldn’t be more happy with it! Here are the editorial shots we took from the day :

The hair and make-up was kindly done by one of the models friend’s : Michelle Elizabeth (micdli.fashion@gmail.com) and the styling was assisted by my lovely friend James, who was so helpful and professional, and being an ex-model himself knew just how to give direction to the ladies to help get the perfect shot!

Here are what the listing posts looked like for some of the items  (click thru to go to the shop btw!) :

Pink Mandarin Vintage Dress
Baby Blue Flower Child Dress
Sunflower Fall Vintage Dress
Pale Blue Designer Vintage Dress
Gold Paisley Vintage Dress
Pink Marilyn Monroe Wiggle Dress
Tribal Vintage Maxi Dress
Lavender Baby Doll Dress
Silver Mod Dress

 

and here are some of the behind the scenes instagram photos from the day.

 

All in all it was a lot of work, and I am so appreciative for everyone who put their time in to help make it a great shoot!