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Vintage Cookbook Love

We love vintage cookbooks! Read all about our love for them and cool ways to use them!

Exciting News: We're Expanding!

Two Ladybugs Vintage is very pleased to announce that we're expanding! We will be opening an online Etsy book shop in January 2020!

The Third Ladybug

Meet the "third ladybug," who turns thirteen today. Find out why she is such an important part of our family and our business!!

Our Top 15 Favorite Kitchen Collectibles!

Kitchen collectibles have long been at the top of many people's lists of favorite vintage items to collect. We are no exception! The great news for vintage lovers is that many kitchen collectibles are very inexpensive and are great fun and easy to search for at almost any local flea market, garage sale, or thrift store! We LOVE Kitchen Items! I have mentioned in previous posts that Sister and I inherited a lovely 100+ year old house that was a virtual treasure trove of ant

She Sheds: A Girl's Best Friend

A "she shed" is a getaway/hideaway for females. I guess you could describe it as being similar to a "man cave," but for girls! It is a place where you can relax and do whatever strikes your fancy...read, paint, create, write, reflect, nap...you name it! The best thing about it is that it is all yours. It reflects your personality and interests. Possibilities: If you google "she sheds" you can find endless ideas and possibilities. Some possible locations for your own pers

A Craving for Cookbooks!

I love vintage cookbooks! I especially enjoy old advertising cookbooks. If you’ve never taken the time to look at a few, then you really should. Most definitely accurately reflect the times in which they were published. They are really very interesting and can help us to understand the underlying social and cultural values of the times. Some of them are actually pretty humorous. For example, one that I recently looked at referred to a particular cake recipe as being, “pe

Chicks, Bunnies and More!

Sister and my niece Hartlea went on Friday to Warrenton, Texas to check out the amazing springtime Texas Antiques Week, and did they ever hit the jackpot! While I was sad that I didn't get to go due to the fact that I'm still teaching (My time is coming soon...) I sure am happy that they did! They found tons of wonderful, vintage items. Sister has a great eye and a good business mind. That is why we make such a great team! I am definitely much more interested in the creat

Secrets to a Life Well Lived

In recent days, Sister and I have listed quite a few new items in our Etsy shop. Many of those items are Easter and spring related. There are several little chicks. Birds and chicks never fail to make me think about my wonderful grandmother. When I think about my grandmother, I always see her in yellow... Strange as it sounds, I associate all things yellow with her. Why you ask? Well, Nanny (as we called her) LOVED yellow. It was all over her house! Her home was full

"Egg"cited for Easter!

Easter is right around the corner. For me, spring and Easter go hand in hand. Besides the obvious and most important true meaning of the Easter holiday, which is the remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I think about all of the lovely colors...pastels and bright, cheery colors. I think about the outdoors...spring flowers like daffodils, tulips, and lilies. And, of course, there are the more obvious things... bunnies, chicks, Easter baskets, and Easter eggs. It

Little Yellow House of Treasures

Many of you know that my sister and I inherited a house full of vintage and antique treasures from our wonderful mother. That story can be found here: www.twoladybugsvintage.net/blog/coming-full-circle Anyway, mother's house is remarkable for two reasons. For one, it is still full of amazing things. Even after the HUGE estate sale that we put on in 2016, there are still tons of unbelievably wonderful things there that we rediscover all the time. Sister and I marvel at the

A Showcase of Shakers

We have recently become fascinated by what many would consider to be a fairly unexciting and commonplace kitchen staple... salt and pepper shakers! Apparently, some people are obsessed with them, and I'm beginning to see why. The reason why they're starting to grow on me has nothing to do with their actual function. In fact, I'm not sure that I would even be willing to use them for their intended purpose. The reason for this is that some of them are just so stinking CUTE!!

Spring Fever

The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing. S. Brown It's that time of year again... it's waiting right around the corner. I long for it every year with much anticipation... springtime! For me, it's a time of renewal, and new beginnings. It ushers in warmer weather, longer days, green grass, flower blossoms, butterflies, and flip flops! I love all things spring, including the bright pastel colors, florals, etc. Sister and I spent the day updating our booth at th

Vintage Valentines Love

Okay. As an elementary teacher I have experienced almost 20 years worth of Valentines parties. I’m not going to lie. Classroom Valentines parties are not one of my favorite things... This brings me to one of my pet peeves when it comes to Valentines for kids... the mostly mass produced, impersonal, and usually barely glanced at Valentines cards. Honestly, I don’t even see the point. In fact, in recent years it is not uncommon for students to just sign their names and n

We're Celebrating!!

We are so happy to announce that we have officially made our first 100 sales in our Etsy store! We have learned a lot and are just so excited. It has been a really interesting and fun adventure for sure. We are currently running a celebration sale. Everything in our Etsy store is currently 15% off. We have some really cool vintage items for sale Just click on our shop link to get started. #etsy #etsysale #vintage #collectible #retro #retrodecor #midcentury #vintagebook