Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fashion Friday with Etsy, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

June 25th was a sad day. The world is mourning the loss of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. I can't seem to find the words to properly remember and pay tribute to these two amazing icons. Therefore I'll move on with today's Fashion Friday. Let the pictures speak for themselves.

70s CROCHET Peasant Top M L $22.00
June Flower $34.00
Total Price: $56.00

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Fashion Friday with Etsy, Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!

That's right, bring on the Brady's!
For today's Fashion Friday we're doing all things Marsha.
I hope you're as excited as I am.

The Outfit:
Happy Day Vintage has this groovy little number appropriately titled The Marsha Brady Dress listed for only $22.00

The 1960s vintage COBBIES white LEATHER buckle heels can be found at
Yesterdays New Vintage for $30.00

The Hair:
Marsha was known for her gorgeous long golden locks. She always brushed her hair 100 times before going to bed.
The Vintage 1960's Brush Set can be found at Morasha Jewelry for $7.00

Time for the grand total...
To get the complete Marsha Brady look, shopping only on Etsy, it will cost you

This is where I normally end the Fashion Friday blog post but not today. I'm having too much fun and must continue with the beloved Marsha Brady. Please, take a trip down memory lane with me....

Episode 24: THE POSSIBLE DREAM: Marcia fills her diary with thoughts of Desi Arnez Jr. , but it's accidentally given away, and after a search of used book stores it's recovered during a visit from the man himself.
The Vintage Green Unused 70's Diary can be found at Toffie's Lost and Found for $10.00

Episode 44: THE LIBERATION OF MARSHA BRADY: Marcia tries to join Greg's scouting group to prove girls can do anything boys can. The boys retaliate by having Peter join Marcia's scouting group, the Sunflower Girls.
Boy Scout Handbook -- 1970 can be found at Rush of Wings for $12.00

Episode 68: GETTING DAVY JONES: Marcia promises she can get Davy Jones to sing at her school then finds he's not as easy to reach as she thought until he tracks her down after overhearing her with his manager.
The Vintage Davy Jones Bobble Head Doll can be found at
The Vintage Vendor for $18.00

Episode 104: MARCIA GETS CREAMED: Marcia, then Peter, then Jan all get jobs at Haskell's IceCream Shop when the manager takes time off until Peter, then Marcia get the boot.
The Icecream Social Vintage Anchor Hocking Footed Icecream Bowls Set of 6 can be found at Jen's Closet for $21.50

Thank you for reading our Fashion Friday blog post featuring the one and only Marsha Brady.
If you have ideas on Fashion Friday's you would like to see in the future, please leave us a comment.
Have a Happy Day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's Hip To Be Square Treasury

Happy Day Vintage's very own Executive Buyer, Stacey Montgomery, listed this great treasury. Thanks Stacey! Loves it!

The It's Hip to Be Square Treasury will expire on Saturday, June 20th. Until then, check it out for yourself.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Treasury

Dear Golden Vintage featured Happy Day Vintage in a fabulous, fresh and fun treasury. Thank you Dear Golden Vintage for including us in your treasury!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Etsy Treasury

Happy Day Vintage is honored to play a role in another beautiful treasury. Thank you Hooray For Crochet
for including Happy Day Vintage!


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Last Day of Etsy Yart Sale - 20% off !!!!!

Today only, 20% off all Happy Day Vintage Yart Sale items! Get 'em while you can!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fashion Friday with Etsy, The Fabulous 50's

I am infatuated with the 1950's. How did the woman manage to look so perfect all the time? This weeks Fashion Friday showcases the Fabulous 50's. Here's our inspiration photo:

Now I recreate this look shopping only on Etsy

The Dress:
I choose the 1950's Vintage Turquoise Sun Dress because it shares the same colors, neck line, full skirt, small waist line, and an intricate pattern like that of the inspiration photo. This dress can be found at Timeless Vixen Vintage for $320.00. I know, I know, that's on the spendy side but LOOK AT THIS DRESS! It's amazing! In fact I highly recommend a trip to the Timeless Vixen Vintage shop on Etsy...this shop has the most incredible dresses I have ever seen.

The 50s Black Leather Folded Rose Stilettos can be found at Crafty Crow Vintage for only $18.00

The Earrings:
These earrings can be found at my shop, Happy Day Vintage for $14.40 (on sale until Sunday July 14th).

Wow, are we done already? I want to keep shopping. However, I love the 50's look because it was simple, clean and elegant - never overdone. So I'll stop shopping now (even though I don't want to).

Let's recap our Fabulous 50's Fashion Friday:
All the items, on the left hand side of this photo, can be found on Etsy along with many more fantastic vintage finds. The total price for our 1950's look today is:

Thank you for reading our blog and have a
Happy Day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Amazing Uses for Vintage Suitcases

Vintage suitcases have always been a popular item on Happy Day Vintage and Etsy.  And why wouldn't they be?  Their quality does not compare to that of today's suitcases, they are colorful and unique, and they have many more uses than just carrying clothes for travel.  Let's explore some amazing uses for vintage suitcases....
Home decor...
Transform your suitcases into stools, chairs, bedside tables.  Or hang your suitcase on a wall and use as a shelf.  And I love the idea of making your suitcase into a vanity for your bathroom! Do it yourself or just buy one from Vanitycase, an Etsy shop that makes them!  (Lower right hand corner picture taken from this shop.)

Transform your suitcase into a file cabinet.  Stack a few of them at the foot of your bed and store blankets or out of season clothes.  Store art or scrapbook supplies.  Or even your pet! The options are endless!
And now that you have some great uses for vintage suitcases let's take a look at a few on Etsy:
Upper right: Vintage red suitcase-hardtop by Moxiethrift, $20.00.
Thank you for reading and have a Happy Day!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Which Era Fits your Fabulous Figure?

Shopping for vintage clothing but not sure which era to choose from? Here are a few guidelines that will help make your decision easier....

1920's: No curves - "stick figure".
1930's: flat stomach and dainty.
1940's: clothes fit most body types
1950's: hour glass figure, small waist and bust well proportioned to the hips.
1960's: tall and leggy
1970's: No curves, great legs. Apple or Pear shape figures fit well in this era.

Hope this helps make your vintage shopping a little bit more enjoyable. Now get shopping!
Leave a comment and let me know which era you are.
Thank you for reading our blog and have a Happy Day!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fashion Friday with Etsy, Dukes of Hazard

Since Father's Day is right around the corner (check out our Father's Day Gift Guide post) we opted to do a Fashion Friday featuring men. Okay, Luke and Bo weren't Father's but they were fine and therefore qualify for this post. Let's shop Etsy and find some hot Dukes of Hazard duds for the man in your life:

Our inspiration Photo:

Shirts:Left Photo: Vintage Western Pearl Snap Cowboy Shirt - Medium/Small $16.00
Middle Photo: VINTAGE Mens White and Brown PLAID Shirt $21.00
Upper Right Photo: Men's Vintage Brown Long Sleeve Shirt $18.00
Lower Right Photo: Vintage Kenny Rogers Western Pearl Snap Cowboy Shirt - Large $19.00

Vintage NEW 1970's LEVI'S 517 hard denim saddleman boot jeans $175.00

Belts and Belt Buckles:
Top Left: DEEP IN THE HEART of TEXAS Vintage Men's Leather BELT Genuine Cowhide Goldtone STATE of TEXAS Belt Buckle Sz. 38-41 $20.00
Top Right: Vintage Deer Buck Fawn Flowers Belt buckle 1974 wyoming studio art works James Lind $9.00
Bottom Left: Great Tooled Leather Belt - JIM - Oak Leaves and Acorns - 32-33 $15.00
Bottom Right: Starburst Belt Buckle and Belt - free shipping $20.00

Hats and Boots:Top Left: Broke in Real Good, Partner....Snakeskin Cowboy Boots - 8 1/2 D...Ready to Ride $70.00
Top Right: Ride 'em Cowboy - Stetson Straw Cowboy Hat - 7 1/8 $50.00
Bottom Left: Justin Cowboy Boots Size 8 B Mahogany $125.00
Bottom Middle: Into The Sunset Vintage 70's Oxblood Urban Cowboy Boots 11 D Item Sold out as I was writing this post but check out Vintage in Bohemia for other great vintage items
Bottom Right: Vintage Stetson Tan 10 Gallon Hat $55.00

There you have it. We put together a few different outfits to match our inspiration photo of Bo and Luke Duke from "The Dukes of Hazard".
Thank you for reading our blog
Happy Father's Day
Have a Happy Day!

HDV featured in another Treasury.

We love this cool blue Treasury. Thank you Bees and Trees for letting be part of the beautiful blue treasury.

Note: Treasury expires Saturday, June 6th.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Father's Day Gift Guide - For the Modern Dad

Modern Dads are not what they used to be. The modern Dad works, cooks, cleans, takes care of the kids, is stylish, knows the latest trends, and looks good doing it all. This year, don't get him the standard Father's Day gift. Give him something different, something no other Dad will have. Give him something environmentally friendly. Give him something he'll love and cherish. Give him something that will bring back fond memories of his younger years. Happy Day Vintage has gifts for Dad that will accomplish all those things in one gift! The best part...we can do it at a low cost (you don't need to tell Dad about that part).

Let's get Started!

For the Dad who Travels

The Dad who travels needs a trendy suitcase to give him a masculine and professional look. These six suitcases are up for the challenge.
When not being used for travel the Fly Daddy can place these on a shelf in his office creating artistic additional storage.
Top Row Left: Black Chevron Striped Bowling Bag $17.00
Top Row Middle: Caribbean Sea Samsonite Suitcase $45.00
Top Row Right: Contour II Samsonite Navy Blue Medium Hardshell Suitcase $41.00
Large Picture Lower Left: Copper American Tourister Suitcase $36.00
Lower Right -Top Picture: Blue as Sky Set of Small Suitcases $52.00
Lower Right: Mod Plaid Tapestry Suitcase $39.00

Gadgets for Dad's Office:

It seems the majority of men love electronics and/or gadgets. If this statement holds true for your Fly Daddy then the four vintage items shown above will make perfect Father's Day gifts.
Top Left: Dad's Retro Printing Calculator $34.00
Top Right: Retro Taylor Weather Station $26.00
Lower Left: Vintage Westinghouse Taupe Fan $60.00
Lower Right: Red Sears Electric Typewriter $89.00

For the Dad who's off to Work:
The Green Briefcase $27.00 is a must have for the Dad who brings home his work after a long day at the office. Large enough to fit a lap top as well as put all his paper work and files in the compartments provided.

There you have it, a few great gift ideas for Father's Day. Check out Happy Day Vintage for more great gifts. Also, Happy Day Vintage has men's vintage suit jackets and ties. Just send us a convo if they are not listed.
Thank you and have a Happy Day
and a
Happy Father's Day!

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