After a while of wearing vintage clothes, I started decorating the house in vintage too. I like the unique things that I find that you can't buy anymore, especially the strange and whimsical pieces.  I always worry that my husband likes things though. He doesn't wear vintage and I wouldn't want him too because it's not his style but he lives in our house and I hope he's just as comfy and happy here as I am!

He said he likes everything, he just worries that he'll break something and I'll get upset. I always tell him "Well, I could break something or the kids could break's just stuff!" and he says "yeah, but it's vintage and it's not like you can just go buy another one."

Every time I buy something, I know it probably won't last forever. I enjoy it while I have it and if tragedy strikes, it's just a thing and things can be replaced. Well, tragedy struck my house last week while Pj and I were tidying up the living room before bed. He tossed a shoe over to the shoe box but it went rogue and crashed into my kitty vase, taking its head right off! After seeing the headless kitty there was nothing I could do but laugh. I found some super glue and fixed it and sat it on my night stand looking not too bad for a wounded cat.

Just two days later, Pj and I were watching a movie and my Lady Sunbeam manicurist fell off a shelf, smashing my kitty into tiny bits. That poor kitty just wasn't meant to be! I'm pretty surprised at how kitty vase met its demise. It had been sitting on a side table in the living room for months. My two kids put crayons in the vase, played tug of war with it, filled it with Cheerios and somehow it never broke. I guess kitty's 9 lives were up.

I loved my kitty but I thought I'd find a suitably strange replacement some day. Then, this week, I got the email that ModCloth just launched their new line of  cute retro home decor and what do you know? Kitchy bizarre animals!!

Meow For Measuring Cups- as seen in Weight Watcher's Magazine

Paw me a Cup Tea Set in Cat

The Joey of Cooking Shaker Set

Two Lumps Please Sugar Dish  I think Pj would love this one. The man goes crazy for whacky puns!

Pup To Something Shaker Set

Myth Perfect Jewelry Holder

So there you go! It's always sad to lose a beloved vintage treasure but when the mourning is over, remember that makes room for something wonderful and new!

For more silly inspiration, check out my Pinterest board "Quirky Home"