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

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?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Favorite Finds

This guy has to be one of my favorite finds ever! He is in perfect condition and super tall. Marked Made in Hong Kong. Does anyone have any info on this guy? I love his spiffy yellow suit. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Flea Market Finds

This weekend I visited our local flea market looking for kitschy toys, and other vintage goodness. I have really been searching for a vintage desk to complete my office/toy room. Packing toys on the dining room table just isn't going to work anymore! I have boxes, tags, and tissue paper everywhere.

So after searching high and low for the perfect mid century desk with no success I ran into one of the strangest toys I have ever seen. I know that this guy was created in 1988 by Mattel, but that is all the info I have. Does anyone know his name? I can imagine that an anthropomorphic chicken leg must have an interesting history.

I have no idea why this picture is horizontal. I have tried to rotate it several times with no luck. My usual camera is being repaired. Apologies....

I also have a little preview for this week. This sweet pose doll will be listed this week along with other goodies including a trio of kitschy mod mid century cats. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hello Out There!

Hello! I am still here!

My grandmother, who I am very close to, had a stroke at the beginning of January and I have been taking care of her so I have been pretty absent from blogging and the shop, but things are getting better with time and I am now back :) I have been so excited to get back to posting and sharing my vintage finds!

So I have a little preview for next week: