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Alix + Dottie


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+ fab nursery

+ cool birthday party

+ adorable kiddo

+ terrific vintage shop

+ awesome etsy shop

+ groovy product that our readers would love

+ anything else you think we HAVE to see!

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  1. Young Pop Sophisticate says

    Hoping you two gals can find examples of interesting and modern foam baby play mats! I’ll die if I have to incorporate a foam alphabet mat into my decor.

  2. Maggie Mason says

    Dear Dottie, (that so sounds like an advice column intro) If you’re into booking a massage, send me a note. My sister works for a ludicrously priced spa, but comes to town once a month to offer discounted massages to friends. This note feels slightly insane, but you only have a month to get this done )emergency massage!) so I thought I’d mention it.

    Yay for you!


  3. kate says

    any tips on where to find a super adorable fedora (canvas/cotton) for a toddler 2T boy? i want something jazzier than knuckleheads. thanks ladies!

  4. amy says


    I have been trying to send my info via email forever! It keeps getting kicked back to me 🙁

    I’m supposed to send my blog/website button to leslie! I s there a different address i can send it to?


  5. Janet Baker says

    Do you sell the blue owl that is on your front page and if so, if is really heavy or light. I have a toddler that loves to pull things over. Thanks Janet

    • Alix says

      That owl is from Priscilla’s magazine…Babiekins. I’ll ask her for more information! Thanks!!

  6. Angie Neil says


    I’m responding to your comment from my blog Treasures for Tots.

    Thank you for your wonderful compliments about my daughter Serenity! I found the wonderful jacket and barrettes from Heather. I think I’m addicted to her store!! She finds the most amazing clothes and everything is always in excellent condition!

    I would LOVE y’all to feature Serenity! That’s so cool that you asked me. I like your blog – I’ve been bookmarking things like crazy!!

    What would you need me to do?


  7. Suzanne says

    Hi there,
    I’m one of your classmates from BYW. Just read your note on the yahoo group so thought i’d check out your blog. You keep yourself busy!! Don’t know how you do all you are doing. Loved all of your blogs!! Best

  8. ForTheBettys says

    Just came across your blog and think it is delish! I sell vintage items from the 1940s and 1950s on Etsy. Love that site! I think your site is super cute and was a nice and relaxing way to enjoy my cup of coffee.

    Have a swell day!


  9. Elissa says

    Love your site!

    I’ve been searching all over the Internet to find some of these toys shown on your website. How can you find them?

    I’m especially looking for the vintage Fisher Price plastic riding horse that whinnies when you raise up on its reins, and the old FP See & Say–the one that says “This is a cow. The cow says Moo.” All the newer versions play Old McDonald. Any clues where to purchase these toys?

  10. Kris says

    Hi. I was just wondering where I can find that fabric/felt with the red bicycle on the rockin valentines post. Thanks!

    • Alix says

      Hi Kris! It’s actually a napkin, believe it or not, from Target! I bought them over the summer. Not sure if they are still available though. If I stumble across them again I’ll let you know!
      : )

      • rod says

        re: Vintage Kiddo, OK, who came up with this one? The sliding wall of doom. [“Frank, got an excellent idea for down at the playground. We take a 10-foot tall piece of metal, stick it on an angle and let that sucker bake in the hot afternoon sun. The kid’s will love it!”] I guess it was still pretty fun—when it wasn’t giving you burns on your hands or blinding the hell outta you.

        I do not know for sure, but I believe that the name of that certain playground item was called Miracle Earn-A-Slide. Both look identical to the same one that was at the elementary school that I attended in the mid-late 70s. I hope that this helps some. Please let me know if it does. The following is a link to the picture that I found…

        • Alix says

          haha….glad you liked it. We had one on our playground and it was hot as hell but I think we still had a blast!

  11. Kris says

    Wow! Had no clue. Thanks for the info!

  12. LaDonna Dennis says

    Hello, I love your blog. We would love to feature you on our new site. If you are interested please email me at

  13. Michelle says

    I want to download the responsibility chart and print it full size for my daisy girl scouts today. When I print, it is only come out very small as it looks on the screen what am I doing wroing?

  14. Lauren says

    Miss Dottie, love love love your nursery! Just wondering, who is the artist that did your cat on the chair picture? It’s fantastic!!!!

  15. Marlena says

    Dear Alix,
    Where did you find the cute spectator shoes featured in your tutorial for comfy shoes? I love them, would you share with me where I might find those awesome shoes. Thanks.

  16. Sarah Shepherd says

    I saw a picture on another website that gave credit to this site. I would like to know more about it. My brother, who is serving in Iraq, stumbled onto it & sent it to me. We both felt strongly that we had seen it before & that maybe we were actually two of the kids in it. It appears to be from the 70’s. There are 6 children sitting on a couch wearing Halloween costumes. There is a princess, dog, Casper, an ape from Planet of the Apes, a clown, and devil. Do you know anything about where it came from?

    • Alix says

      Hey sarah! That was from a post I did last year on retro halloween costumes…I love that photo!! If it’s you and your brother that would be AMAZING!!! The photo was originally posted by this guy Brad on Flickr….he is one of the kid’s on the couch too. You can see it here:
      let me know if that’s you!

  17. Pat Taniashvili says

    Do you have a pattern for knitting the Bee Mittens?

  18. Cathy Mitchum says

    Any ideal where I could purchase a Debbie’ Dream House? I have most of mine from childhood , but cousins took a toll on some of it. I would like to find one for my 2 granddaughters to play with

  19. Veronica Hughes says

    Hello, I am looking for a Irmi child’s lamp I had a a small girl. If anyone has information or ideas on how to find it, I would be greatly appreciative. It has a boy and a girl riding a bike with a dog.

    Source: via Heather on Pinterest

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  21. Christa Spengeman says

    We think your readers would love our website. We give women the power to design their own clothing by bringing semi-couture to the masses!

  22. Rebecca says

    I absolutely love your site!!
    My own particular vintage obsession is vintage kids books….4,000 of them and counting in our home library according to Librarything. With all those titles to choose from, I’ve started a vintage kids book blog at
    Includes a daily featured title (mostly lesser knowns but a few tried and true favs as well), oodles of droolworthy retro illustrations, and free book giveaways too:) Do stop by, I’d love to have you visit!

  23. Cheryl says

    Hi there I really love the mushroom with 2 little mice by new Zealand designer cuckoo nest, and the little red riding hood felt house . Where can I buy them from, lark don’t stock them anymore and peanut and pip don’t stock it either.
    Looking forward to your reply

    • Alix says

      Hi Cheryl! I’m not sure which post you are referring to (we’re not a shop or stockist, so we don’t sell any of these item!). we have hundreds of posts, so it’s impossible for me to tell which one had the items you are looking for. If you can comment on that post, i can try and help you track it down!

  24. Nicola says

    Good afternoon,

    I was browsing the internet and I came across your wonderful willy wonka invitations. I tried to download and print them on the link you provided, but it would not allow me? Please could you advise me if it would be due to me based in the United Kingdom.
    My 8 year daughter has falling in love with them and she would love to hand them out for her 9th birthday party.

    Thank you

  25. Peggy O'Mara says

    What a beautiful site you are!! I can’t wait to try the Thai salad and the Fennel Orange Cocktail.

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    There’s also 10% affiliate revenue available to sites that embed the clip of the film. (

    Thanks for listening and let me know if I can answer any questions.

    Kind regards,
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  26. Nicholas says

    I picked up a paper dress in D.C. while on a trip there recently… it’s in great condition. It’s a “poster dress” with a poem on the open palm by allen ginsberg. I’m curious if you’d be interested in buying it from me. I don’t want to just sell it, I want it to go to someone who really gets it, and loves it and makes it a happy home.

  27. JMY says

    Could you help me find a printable version of draw pilgrim’s Willy Wonka party invitation with golden ticket?

  28. Steven says

    I’m in Toronto and am interested in your Kids Rainbow costume, how much to ship to me within 2 weeks?

  29. Janice Bishop says

    I would love to buy the going to grandmas suite case. The simple red one.
    I need to know how to do this..

  30. Derrick Hickman says

    Great Blog. I am an artist who uses vintage childhood playthings as the subject matter in my paintings. Looking forward to having a great resource for new material.
    Derrick Hickman

  31. Amanda says

    Can I buy a copy of your kiddo dance party remix?

  32. Myra says

    Hi! I love your vintage Hanakkah stuff! So, I was wondering what year the Hannukah party album was released? It is darling!! Also, the 8 Crazy Nights..original release date on that one ?

    Thanks and Happy Holidaze to you and yours…haha

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