A journal of amazing vintage finds and all the adventures along the way

Monday, December 16, 2013

Little Kitschy Hula Doll

It certainly been a long time since Agent 137 brought any new miss fit toys to the shop. There will be plenty of new listings heading to the shop this week and this adorable Hula dolly is a preview of what will be available for adoption :)

This year has been a rough time for the Agent family, but as 2013 comes to a close I look forward to being much more involved with the shop and finding and rehoming many more toys and dolls in the future.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Kitschy Animal Zoo

I love kitschy animals, and although my affections for one kitschy animal in particular may have gotten out of hand (think deer) I always seem to make room for more. I cannot stop searching the web for more cuteness to add to my collection. I an effort to stop myself I have created a little collection of some adorable finds available on Etsy right now for very reasonable prices :) If they can't find a home with me maybe someone out there can adopt them!

1. Kitschy Lamb  2. Wide Eyed Chicks  3. Okay, so a tea pot is not animal- Amazing Kitsch Tea Pot  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

An Apology

I realize that my postings in the past have been intermittent at best and that lately they have been non existent. I am not sure if anyone even reads this blog anymore.

This year, err, last year, was full of change for me personally- I was married and survived many family tragedies, as well as a few other things... and my Agent 137 shop and this blog took a back seat.

I recently found my childhood journal. A diary that recorded my activities, thoughts, and emotions from 4th grade until my senior year of high school. Exploring my thoughts and documenting my adventures was exciting and rewarding and I think that this blog could serve that function too.

I the coming weeks, months, and hopefully years, I plan to fill this blog with what are hopefully well constructed and engrossing posts. I do apologize for the absence.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Just a Reminder...

Just a reminder..... I was lucky enough to be interviewed a few months ago by the talented Pamela Klaffke for her new book, Hello Cutie!. As a result I have a copy to giveaway to a blog reader!

 If you are interested in winning this copy leave a comment in the comments section. One comment counts as one entry! Good luck!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kitschy Deals of the Week!

I have decided to start a new blog section each week appropriately called Kitschy Deals of the Week! Every Sunday I will feature a few items of kitschy goodness and tell you where to find them. 

If you find any kitsch goodness that's too good to pass up, but you decide not to add them to your collection comment here and share the love! 

Adorable vintage decals for use in your home, on furniture, art, etc. for only $9.00!

I love these sweet deadstock kitschy pins. Only $9.80 for 12! 

The sweetest little kitschy mid-century modern wooden doll for only $6.00!

Find any amazing deals? Share them in the comments section! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hello Cutie!

Big news! Agent 137 is honored to be featured in the new book, Hello Cutie! penned by the lovely and talented Pamela Klaffke. The work features more kitschy cuteness than you could shake a stick at and Agent  137 blog readers have a chance to win their very own copy! 

To win a copy of Hello Cutie! just comment on any new blog posts starting today. You can comment as many times as you like. Each comment will count as one entry in the drawing for the new book. Names will drawn from a hat at random and a winner will be selected on Oct. 22nd. 

Here is a sample from the summary: 

"Pamela Klaffke, author of Spree: A Cultural History of Shopping and herself an avid collector of cute since she was a child, takes readers on a rainbow-and-unicorn-filled journey through cute culture, from its origins in Japan where teenaged girls help drive the “cute” economy, to its modern-day manifestations in the bubblegum-coloured careers of performers like Katy Perry."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Agent 137 is back!

After a long hiatus Agent 137 is back! After a year of planning for my wedding and celebrating and returning from my honeymoon I am so excited to spend more time hanging out online and sharing cuteness from my personal collection of kitschy goodies.

I have some exciting news coming soon and a chance to win a special prize! In the mean time I took some pictures today of this lovely chap, one of my favorites- a vintage doll house doll. He looks so jaunty in his knitted wool sweater and trousers, don't you think?