Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rita's Halloween

It's Halloween time at Rita Deco! We have an array of spooky vintage finds and fine reproduction gift items. Below are some original 1960's era paper candy/treat bags.


Bottle brush Halloween trees. Festive paper Halloween lanterns. Seasonal paper trims and cut-outs. Black kitty cats. Wall decor and window hanging decorations.


Old-fashioned paper cutouts. These feature designs from the 1930's & 1940's. Perfect for card-making or use to decorate a window or tabletop.
The shop is full of Halloween cheer. We are fully stocked and many new items have arrived from recent estate liquidations. Lamps, tabletop, vanity items, linens, and jewelry are just a sample of what's new in the Rita Deco Shop. Stop by soon for a little nostalgia...!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pretty as a Peacock

Peacock After Dark is a fabulous variety-entertainment show held at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts / Newmark Theatre. It is a fundraiser for the Audria M. Edwards scholarship fund. This organization gives money to gay and lesbian students so they can complete their education. The show features local talent and several acts from all over the western United States. I will be helping out with the show this year and I wanted advertise it here on the blog. Tickets are still available to this huge show which is fast becoming "the event of the season". Read more about it at: www.peacockafterdark.com
The show is Sunday, October 11th at the Newmark Theatre - Downtown Portland - 7pm


Monday, October 5, 2009

Corn Dog

This is my dog. He REALLY likes corn on the cob. He eats it just like a person.
He learned this when he was a puppy. His name is Diego.
See video clip....

video

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dolly in Hollywood

I found a dollhouse recently filled with 1970's era furniture and trinkets. The house is not displayed here because I'm still spiffing it up. I will post a few pics when it's ready to show. It's hardcore 1970's era and looks like a European "Brady Bunch" house. My favorite dollhouse furniture pieces were the kitchen units pictured above. They look like something in the Ikea showroom.

This doll family has to be the ugliest group in all of "Dolltown". Yikes....what happened to them?
Dad's face is melted off. Mom's dress/slip is held on by a dirty staple. And the kids look like aliens. Although..... I have to say, I've had uglier (real-life) neighbors than these folks.

All of this miniature home decor is now available at our Hollywood shop. Wide array of items and all priced to move out quickly. These make great gifts for a careful child or adult collector.