The Crazy Suburban Mom: Im' having a Naughty Donna Reed Moment... and a surprise at the end.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Im' having a Naughty Donna Reed Moment... and a surprise at the end.

So. Estate sales. I've been to a few lately.

I don't know if anyone remembers how I couldn't find my veggie peeler back in May? When I pulled apart the junk drawer and no peeler? Well, I've been on the look-out for a new one at a sale and finally found one. Mine had never turned up.


And found this rockin' (I'm thinking 60's) can opener to replace my gnarly one.

The moral of the veggie peeler story? I went to put the new one away and there was the old one. Swear. The first time I saw it since before I posted about losing it back in May. No idea how it got there or where its been. Creepy.

Check out these coasters; miniature

versions of car mats by Rubbermaid.


They were called Kar-rugs.


Here's the back of one of the coasters.


Some places call these salesmen's samples.

I think they will make great outdoor coasters.

Two melmac serving bowls...


A Lefton Poodle ashtry...


This reminds me so much of a friend of my mom's. She had the coolest 60's living room. All gold, black and white velour... and chandeliery all over the place. And she had a poodle too. Coco.

I found some old magazines at one sale and scooped them up. Magazines like House Beautiful from the 50's/ early 60's. Oh wow, the houses, the ads. I'm going through them and imagining.

1962 good housekeeping -3

1962 good housekeeping - 5

1962 good housekeeping = 4

Well, y'all...

I'm clearly having a retro moment.

And if you're still with me at this point in the post?

You're having a retro moment too.

I wanted to say 'thanks' with a We're Having a Retro Moment Giveaway!

See, these aprons?

apron5 - Copy

Amazing aprons from who knows when?

The 50's? The 60's? I'm really not sure... But look at them!

They are so I Love Lucy...


So Make Room for Daddy...


So Donna Reed..


Or maybe naughty Donna Reed...


Depending on what you wear underneath this one...

So, I've decided to give away Naughty Donna Reed. I don't really have a reason exactly why I picked that one. I kind of liked the way it sounded, I think. I'm having a Naughty Donna Reed giveaway.

It's got kind of a nice ring to it, don't you think?

Here's the rules...

Comment and tell me who your favorite retro housewife was/is! Mine is probably Lucy because she's was just so much fun and always managed to be fun while wearing pearls!

One comment per person or Ginger will be emailing you what for...


Assuming I can wake her. She's 14 you know...

Contest will run until Wednesday July 8 at 9PM Eastern time!

If you want to know if you won leave you email with your comment or subscribe to this thread!


icedteaforme 7/5/09, 6:02 PM  

my favorite housewife, role model, dream life is samantha from bewitched.....I aspire to have such powers, and for awhile I wanted to be the advertising exec that darren was, I think sam would love your naughty donna reed giveaway and would look fab in it!

@eloh 7/5/09, 6:43 PM  

June Clever, she actually never did a damn thing...think about it.

Jeve (aka John and Steve) 7/5/09, 8:14 PM  

Thanks for the retro moment!

@eloh 7/5/09, 9:58 PM  

By the way, I just got lost loving these pictures.

chicamom85 7/5/09, 11:50 PM  

Without a doubt, June Clever. That was my favorite show, I still catch reruns every so often.


Debbie 7/6/09, 12:10 AM  

I am loving those coasters. How fun. You got some great finds there.

JUST ME, THE MOM 7/6/09, 6:00 AM  

What treasures - the aprons are just peachy! I'm kinda liking Alice on the Brady Bunch. Just couldn't get enough of that show when I was about 10 :)


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