I also hit some craft stores today and yesterday to get some supplies for new dog hats. I am also now working on a line of jewelry. It's going to be a mix of victorian and retro styles, which don't appear to go together, but they will when I get started. I'll post when I get the line up and running.
On another note, there are only two days left to my first Beatles celebration week. Today I am focusing on vintage Beatles items only. I love hand made and new inspirations, but these items are classic originals that will never truly get old.
1. Meet the Beatles
This is where it all began. Meet the Beatles is their first album to be released on Capitol Records. It has all the old goodies that launched them into superstardom including "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There". This LP will make you dance. I know it gets me on my feet. There are several copies available on eBay and the prices start around $10 for one that isn't in the best condition. Also, if you live in New England, The Record Exchange in Salem, MA has a few copies. This copy is available on etsy from Rarelooms.
2. Vintage Calendar from 1987
I usually keep old calendars and recycle the images for collages, wall art, decoupaging, and other thrifty things. This item from Retro Realm is great for collectors as well as artists looking for some classic images.
3. The True Story of The Beatles
I have shelves of Beatles books in my room, but I have yet to add this one to the collection. Days Gone By has a shop full of vintage Beatles items that include original books, magazines, and albums. I am a fan of this lovely shop that also has the following items available:
4. 80's Yellow Submarine Baseball Tee
Seeing as it is my size, I think I may need to add this to my collection of Beatlemania attire. There is nothing more simple and classic on a lazy day than a baseball t-shirt that shows off your favorite band. The Pink Chicken Trading Co. offers this comfy item.
5. John Lennon Memorial Pin
This pin from Treyone Collectibles was released in memorial of this peace-promoting artist and inspirational figure after he was murdered in 1980. A lovely commemorative piece for fans to wear and remember John.
6. 60's Sheet Music
This book contains twelve songs of the sixties, including The Beatles' "Yesterday". Perry Como and Sammy Davis Jr. are among the others whose music is contained in this booklet. It is available from Vanesseva Designs.
7. Help! on VHS
Gotta love those Beatles films. Kick it old school and warm up that VCR to play this fabulous VHS from Recordman09.
8. Beatles Flicker Rings
These remind me of the funky rings I'd get in a cracker jack box or in a gadget machine for $0.25 as a kid. These cool collectibles are wonderful rarities being offered for sale by Great Old Stuff, whose shop name in itself explains exactly what sort of items are available. Great Old Stuff also has the below items available:
Please make sure to visit these shops, check out their items, and let me know what goodies you find! If you have an item, shop, or theme that you'd like to see in this blog or share with me, drop a message in my comments or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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