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Monday, June 16, 2014

RIP Rik: I Loved Ye Well

I was very sad to hear that comedian Rik Mayall passed away last week. I loved to hate his character on The Young Ones, but later developed a serious crush on him after seeing him in Drop Dead Fred. I'm posting this clip of Motorhead doing Ace of Spades on The Young Ones as a tribute, because it's my all time favorite musical number from the show, and Rik himself leads it off and closes it (at least the way the the person who posted this YouTube clip edited it). RIP Rik. Gone way too soon.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Acid Washed Denim and Perms

My big sister just posted this picture of herself on Facebook today for TBT, and I immediately asked her if I could repost it here because, well, just LOOK at those shorts! She was a professional ballerina back then, and could really pull of the high waisted look. 

As it happens, I've been listing a lot of vintage denim items lately, and they've pretty much all been flying out of the shop. I have more coming up very soon, just as soon as I can photograph and list them.

Vintage Denim at SadieBess Vintage
Big Sis Hangin' by the Pool in Acid Washed Denim Shorts, circa 1989
Vintage 80s Acid Washed Denim Jacket

Vintage 80s to 90s Acid Washed High Waisted Tapered Mom Jeans
Vintage Lee High Waisted Acid Washed Tapered Leg Jeans

Monday, March 17, 2014

Music Monday: Thousands Are Sailing

I know it's a bit late, but I wanted to post this in honor of the day. Thousands Are Sailing by The Pogues is both dark and beautiful, reminding us of how and why so many were forced to leave everything behind and come to the US. Also, The Pogues = Kickass.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

'New' Vintage Clothing Listings Coming Soon

Went shopping today and came back more with fabulous vintage dresses, rompers, skirts, and tops. New Spring listings are coming soon, including an 80s Calvin Klein full skirt, TWO All That Jazz dresses with criss-cross backs, and an awesome IB Diffusion oversize polka-dot tee dated 1992. Yay!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Music Monday: Plastic Bertrand

Thanks to my brother in law for reminding me of this song last week, thus implanting and earworm that JUST. WILL. NOT. DIE.

So I thought I'd share.

You're welcome.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Identifying Vintage Paint by Number Paintings

I recently found a wonderful 1950s Paint by Number Jesus painting, and was immediately drawn in by it's fabulous color scheme. When I brought it home, I knew just where to turn for more information about it. The Paint by Number Museum is an excellent online resource for PBN collectors. There is a library with links links to articles and resources, but the most helpful part, in my opinion, is the search function. I just typed 'Jesus' into the keyword field, and I was able to quickly ascertain that my new PBN was titled 'Portrait of Christ', and was first sold in a kit with two other pictures in 1956.

Vintage 1950s Paint by Number "Portrait of Christ" at SadieBess Vintage

I first found the Paint by Number Museum's site a few years ago when I was researching very nice example of a PBN clown I had found. It turned out to be based on a Norman Rockwell painting.

There are a lot more fun examples of Paint by Number art on Etsy right now. Here are some of my favorites:

Vintage Paint by Number Horse Painting at Vintagcollectorlove

Rare 1960s SciFi Paint by Number at SquirrelRanch

Pair of Vintage Dutch Village Scene Paint by Numbers at TheeLetterQ

Vintage Butterfly Paint by Number Painting at carouselandfolk