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Meet Tayvee!


This is Tayvee! She’s almost three years old and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her marvelous mama, Whitney is the magic maker behind one of my favorite Etsy shops, Little Reader Vintage. And when I saw the pictures of miss Tayvee, I was so excited that I knew you all would love this little lady!
A lot of Tayvee’s clothes are from her mama’s sweet shop, but Whitney also buys her things from other Etsy sellers, thrift stores, Zara, and H&M. Clearly ,it is a grand mix because this little lady has some pretty sweet ensembles!

Tayvee is quite a sophisticated, but fun kiddo who loves to visit museums, parks and zoos. Her favorite animal and best friend (slash sometimes arch-nemesis) is her super fluffy cat, Zooey.

And she inherited her mama’s fabulous style and cuteness to boot!

Tayvee’s favorite activities include: trips to the “donut shop”, riding the trains, reading and re-organizing her book collection, going on bike rides with Mumma and Papa, hosting tea parties, and taking pictures with her toy camera.

She also has an affinity for bouncy balls, preferably ones that light up. Her favorite song is “Sunny Days” (a.k.a. the Sesame Street song) and she sings it religiously every morning when she sees if it’s a “sunny day.” She’s quite the little ham…one of her go-to phrases to get laughs out of adults is “These pretzels are making me thirsty.” (Aww… so cute!)

You are a treasure Tayvee! And thanks for sharing her with us, Whitney!

PS:  Do YOU have a stylish kiddo you’d like to show off? Send ‘em our way! You can find submission details here. We love all kinds of kiddos…. vintage and thrift loving liddles, modern grooviness tots and simply sweet, down-to-earth kiddos.


Vintage Kiddo Retro Round Up

Well, I’m back in SLC for another week of in house consulting fun (and it actually is fun–I love this company so freaking much…) But before I left I spent an amazing bachelorette weekend away with my wonderful friend in Napa where we spent most of the time laughing to the point of peeing in our pants. I hope you caught a glimpse of the beautiful place we stayed on Instagram! But I can’t lie–a bit of time in between glasses of wine, I did lounge with my computer and find some vintage kiddo goodness to share with you! Enjoy!

I think I wore the exact same little outfit when I was a little baby! So perfect for a winter baby! From Etsy seller, Potato Cake Vintage.

But for all of the parents out there who aren’t into pink for their little girlies, I present this wonderful vintage primary color top WITH a yellow circus elephant to boot.  Now, that is some serious awesomeness! From Etsy sellers, Little Blue House.

These cloth books from the fifties are so sweet. I remember loving mine so much as a child! From Etsy seller, Noodle and Lou Vintage.

I had no idea that Towncraft made shirts for boys? And this one is kinda spectacular to boot! From Etsy seller, Wee Little Ones Vintage.

Um, this is the sweetest little doe a deer dressie!  And in the perfect blue velvet to top it off! From Etsy seller, Farmhouse Vogue Vintage.

For your little prepster–behold the perfect izod romper.  From Etsy seller, Sweet Thunder Kids.

These little tin toy dishes has such a great mid century pattern that my heart can’t help but go pitter patter! From Etsy seller, Oliver’s Forest.

Why yes, you DO need that vintage red sweater with a family of penguins wearing snow shoes. DUH! From Etsy seller, Fuzzymama.

Vintage chalkboards are super popular right now and these vintage chalkboards are only $8 each, which is quite a deal! From Etsy seller, Lovey Dovey Decor.

You need to choo choo choose this sweet train matching outfit. From Etsy Pella James Vintage.

Happy Monday!


Vintage Kiddo Retro Round Up!

Hi hi Everyone, I’m back! I’ve been traveling for work last week and nutty busy going to estate sales, seeing cute new babies of wonderful friends and having missionary downfalls with family as the temperatures finally begin to warm up in the Bay Area. Huzzah!  Sadly, sleep has been rather elusive, but that means that I must turn to the darling Internet to amuse me with dandy vintage finds. And hoo-boy–did I find some gems.

So with no further ado–the round up!

This weekend I saw J.J. Abrams Super8, which was set in 1979 and revolved around a bunch of 12 year old boys.  I loved the movie, but I particularly loved the vintage  toys most of all that were shown in the background.  I grew up in a household of boys in the seventies, so I had vivid memories of them painting models like the ones featured in Super8.  And this sweet vintage Matilda van model kit made me smile ear to ear. From Ebay seller, reeds-real-deals.

I love little pastel vintage dresses and this sweet summer voile one is just perfection, perfection, perfection. From Ebay seller, msna2001.

I know transportation is a very popular theme for boys clothing, but I think this vintage Nascar white jumpsuit is a genius offshoot.  From Ebay seller, mooses12951.

As I child, my cousins and I would fight over which Village People character we would want to marry.  (Shaking head…) But I’m sure we would have fought over this brilliant vintage Macho Man t-shirt–in blue glitter no less! From our dear Robot Parade 4 Kids!

I love the great Stride Rite box almost as much as I love these great oxblood mary janes with the sweet Pilgrim buckle. From Etsy seller, White Wash.

I like to think that Glee’s Mister Shuester character is bringing vests back!  And you can start your little kiddo out right with one as sassy as this little plaid vintage friend!  From Ebay seller, nwiowarocks.

You know what would make a great puzzle? A smiling mama bird with a strawberry print kerchief carrying her baby birds in a nest on a branch riding a flower speckled turtle wearing a groovy red, white and blue hat. Well, hey! There it is! From Etsy seller, Aimee’s Scooter.

Gah! I had one of these when I was growing up and made soooooo many calls to Raggedy Ann, Mickey Mouse, and various characters from books with this gem. And it was so olde timey looking too! From our friends at Sweet Shop Vintage!

And the award for best product description this year goes to  Fuzzymama for describing this vintage smurfy gem of a puzzle, “100 pieces of musically inclined smurfs happily doing their thing.”  Genius.

I will do a feature next week on all Fourth of July U. S. of Yay vintage round up, but I HAD to share this wonderful little patriotic shirt with you all. I don’t know how 3 Ring Circus finds such great goodies!

One last one that was also featured in the main characters bedroom in Super8. And it would make the ultimate Father’s present too… You guessed it…

G.I. JOE! With kung-fu grip, natch.

I had to show a close up of that bristle head that I used to touch when I brothers weren’t look. It was the most bizarre texture ever. I love how this one has aged into salt and pepper.  From Ebay seller, Supercarsparts.

Happy Monday, friends!

Vintage Here. Vintage There.

The super adorable Rachel, of Smile and Wave, asked me to be a part of her “Vintage Here. Vintage There” posts. They are a fun collaboration she does with her cute pal Rubyellen, showcasing vintage wearin’ mamas and their kiddos. It was so much fun! With a little bribery, Wolfie agreed to pose for some photos. Please swing by and check it out! There’s a little interview and a bunch of photos. Here’s a sneak peek:

Thank you again Rachel and Ruby! This was so much fun! CLICK HERE to go to SMILE & WAVE.