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Happy Birthday Marc Bolan

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We love vintage everything here, and that includes the music we loved way back when! One of my top ten artists to bring to a deserted island....oh, who am I kidding, I'd need more than that...would be the music of Marc Bolan and T-Rex. I remember years ago when I was working as a counter manager/makeup artist for Ultima II (another blast from the past) Yes, it was the 80's. Ultima II was some of the best stuff around! I still crave my ProCollagen Eye Complex and CHR makeup! Argh, and what ever happened to those awesome sticky, shiny lip glosses? Where's my time machine? Anyways, the adjoining Lancôme counter lady was just nuts for T. Rex back in the 70's. I remember in the late 70's, listening to old T. Rex from one of my good friends Dad's collections and I loved it, but never really dug deep enough. Ms. Lancôme made me a bunch of tapes with all sorts of really far back, and to me obscure, before they were T. Rex and were Tyrannosaurus Rex, music. I was hoo…

Shopping Trip: What We Left Behind

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We love going vintage shopping! It's fun to break away from the computer for a bit and wander around for an hour or two! While we picked a few treasures for the Etsy shop, here are some of the fun things we didn't buy. Enjoy! This one was a no brainer :) but didn't buy because we have so many of them now. Fun when your name is a sweet treat, but can also not be so fun: creepy old dudes, think before you speak please. H.R. Pufnstuf was not vintage but had to snap him anyway, I LOVED this show as a kid.... H.R. Pufnstuf
Who's your friend when things get rough
H.R. Pufnstuf
Can't do a little, 'cause you can't do enough Hmmm, what were they talking about....

Came close to buying Gene Kelly's An American in Paris, just love the colors and graphics! But, no more albums for awhile....so back it went.
The groovy mushroom canister was interesting. Liked the bee and mushroom graphics, and it still had really crisp color. It had this weird little handle on the top t…

The Wind Cries Mary

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We miss ya Jimi! Still sounds current (and better than most) today! Check out Experience Hendrix here 

Warped Sense of Humor, Take 1

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I love books, hell we BOTH love books! And, as I was listing a book today, I found this spread. Made me chuckle. Ok, made me completely laugh out loud. Maybe it's just that there are always so many bananas around here.....

Shoe Addicts Unite!

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Who doesn't love fashionable shoes?
Who doesn't have 50+ pairs of shoes?
Who has shoes they don't wear, but bought them because they were sooooo pretty? Ha! I think we would ALL admit that we should be part of Shoe Hoarders Anonymous! I know that I have proudly been a member since about the age of ten. I can remember going to the mall when I was little....all I wanted to check out were the shoe displays (now, I'm gonna take you back here, do you remember?) at R.H. White's, Fayva, Thom McCann, Kinney's, Cherry Webb & Touraine, I know I'm missing at least one.


 Or, when the giant department store catalogs would come in the mail? Boom! Right to the shoe section! How I miss my Candie's, my Cherokee's, my knee high Minnetonka's, and, especially, my purple suede cowboy boots! It's a problem, I know, and it had been under control until this past week..... We have dubbed it the Week of Shoes! Estate sales, yard sales, rummage sales, and box…

This Week's Top 5 Vintage Favorites: Gremlins, Blonde Wig, Turkey Platter and More

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Seems fall is really in the air for everyone going by this week's most favorited items on Offbeat Avenue.

1. First on the list is not surprisingly, with Halloween coming up so fast, our vintage Gremlins movie Gizmo costume pattern!

Still factory-folded, this is in excellent shape and is at a great price at $30.
No one at the party will have this costume! UPDATE: This pattern sold September 12!



2. Next is our vintage Argus camera with leather case.
For photographer buffs, the Argus is a film camera that produces sharp high quality pictures and was once one of the best selling cameras in the U.S. It's durable and relatively easy to repair (unlike digital cameras of today).


3. Too early to be thinking about Thanksgiving? Not for our shoppers.
Our huge vintage Turkey Platter got tons of favorites and views this week. Perfect for your old-fashioned Thanksgiving.


4. The time to dress up for the weather is fall and we've got what everyone wants: silver lamé This 70s smashing rain…

Here Comes Fall!

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It's been a busy week here at Offbeat Avenue! Michelle's gone into her troves and begun listing some awesome Halloween vintage goodies and I've started to get some fallish fashion on the site.

It's just before Labor Day weekend and everyone's anticipating a gorgeous autumn here in New England. So it's a great time to shop!

For Halloween we've got vintage tablecloths, and some great vintage Halloween costume patterns. We also just listed cool DIY Halloween crafts books as well.


The Ren Faire season has also started up in the Northeast, so we just listed a velvet bustier that is already getting favorited on the shop. I also have just listed a sumptuous suede blouse and a lightweight wool Mod tunic that can be worn as a top or dress.



Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!