Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Flea

We had a blast at the Spring Flea this past Sunday. We set up a booth with our friends from Rivet and brought some sale items from the store, as well as some goodies from our own collection at home--some rock tees, casette tapes, cds, vhs tapes, collectibles like Pez dispensers, pin up girls cards, and old wrestler toys from the 80's.   All kinds of vendors setting up their wares in the Fireproof Building Parking Lot at 2nd and High.  There were vintage goods, records, hand crafted jewelry and other goods, Ohio tees, handmade gotas milk soap, plants, etc, etc.   Tried an awesome new food cart the Freedom a la Cart.  Great snadwiches!!!  I ordered the Liberator, which had pulled pork fried plantains, white beans and avocado sauce.  Yum!!  Jeni's ice cream, Brezel, and a donut place were also set up.  The DJ spun some fine tunes and the weather was perfect for an outdoor market.  If you missed it, there will be another one in August.  We are slowly working some of the stuff from the Flea into the store as room allows.  We have some gently used but nice tees, pez dispensers, pin up girls cards, belts and bags in the store now.  Come in and see what retro goodies we have.  Here is a video our friend Ray made of the event:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Idea #6 Go Green (Thumb)

Does your Mom have a green thumb?  Want something different than the usual seed packets and planters from the chain nurseries?  What the Rock?! has you covered with these uniquely designed planters, seed packets and handmade plantable seed paper.

Add a splash of life to any dreary window sill or desktop. Power Planter is so easy to use that anyone can be a green thumb in a flash.
Power Planter is ceramic and comes complete with organic soil and wheatgrass seeds. Just add water and let nature take its course!

These cute matchbooks hold a clever secret inside. Tear out a matchstick, plant it tip first in soil and you’ll soon have a flower or herb garden growing. On the tip of each match are seeds already mixed to grow either herbs or wildflowers. The herbs are Basil, Chives, Parsley, and Thyme. The flowers are Cornflower, Shasta Daisy, Corn Marigold, and Field Poppy. Each matchbook is 3” W x 2” H with 10 matchsticks. Easy to follow instructions are printed inside.

Beautil handmade seed paper in pop-art packaging!  Inside each 45 record sleeve are two amazing sheets of plantable paper filled with wildflower seeds ready to sow. The 45 records are 7" in diameter. Each is packed in a clear plastic sleeve with simple graphic instructions on the back. The seed paper is heavy-weight, made from recycled office paper.

Beautiful handmade seed paper in pop-art packaging!  They seem to promise superhero adventures, but it’s even better than that. Inside each comic-book jacket are two amazing sheets of plantable paper filled with herb seeds ready to sow. The comic books are 6 1/2" W x 10 1/8" H. Each is packed in a clear plastic sleeve with simple graphic instructions on the back. The seed paper is heavy-weight, made from recycled office paper.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Idea #5 Wallets, Bags & Purses!

Because Moms are busy people, they have many things to carry with them throughout the day.  These wallets, bags and purses will help them stay organized while looking hip and fun.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Ideas #4--New Mom helpers

If the mom you're buying for is a brand new mom, chances are she would like some rest.  These things can help her get some sleep.  Or at least 10 minutes of peace and quiet.  The Rockabye Baby series will help lull restless babies into to a blissful sleep.
New bibs, socks, and onesies are always a welcome gift for a new mom, as babies grow through those things really fast.  Always having a clean one for after they spit up on it would help her out.
Wooden teethers from Little Alouette will help to calm a baby who is teething, or maybe a stylish new diaper bag so she won't feel like she's always hauling smelly diapers around.
And after the baby is finally asleep, she would probably love to take a relaxing bath with some nice smelling absinthe soap....
it's the next best thing to actually drinking the absinthe.

Mother's Day Gift Idea #3--Fun Housewares/Rockin' Home Decor

Show your mom she's a wonder woman with this cool Wonder Woman travel mug.  Made of durable plastic, it will make it easy for her to have her favorite beverage with her wherever she goes.  For hot or cold drinks.

Or if your mom is very classy and sophisticated, perhaps she would like an Audrey Hepburn tote bag.  Made of 40% recycled materials, this bag is so handy to have around for carrying groceries, shopping purchases, books,  spare clothes, lunch, whatever she wants to tote around.    It's a snap to clean--just wipe it down with a damp sponge.  It's so useful and cute....

If your mom is a sci-fi fan, she would probably like a Spock pint glass.  This quality printed pint glass is dishwasher and microwave safe.
       If your mom was always telling you to put on sunscreen when you'll be out in the sun all day then she may like a beautiful paper parasol.  It will protect her from the harsh sun and keep her looking even prettier and younger than she already is.  If she is a sun worshipper, she may just like to use it as a decoration in the house.  The colors are sure to brighten her day...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Idea #3: Books and Magazines for the Moms who love to read!

 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
 Bust Magazine
 The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
 Hey Ho Let's Go:  The Story of the Ramones
 Joan Jett!
Life by Keith Richards