Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vintage Hot or Not: Mushroom Lantern

Every once in awhile I bring home a find that I think is charming and my boyfriend thinks is hideous. I've decided to end the debate by asking the thrifting community to vote Hot or Not on questionable vintage finds.

The questionable find this week is a vintage 1970s mushroom candle lantern. The mushrooms "spots" are really holes cut into the lantern enabling the light to make pretty patterns. Cool 70s pottery? or trashy 70s kitsch? It's up to you to decide!

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Vintage Hot or Not?!

Last week we voted on some metal seahorse wall hangings. I'm very happy to say that the seahorses brought it home - 20 Hots to 6 Nots!

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Join in the fun!

Not only can you vote, I welcome and encourage photo submissions. If you come across something out at the shops and sales that you think is beautiful and someone else thinks is gross, send it to me and we'll feature it in Vintage Hot or Not. Email your finds to atomicbetties@gmail.com with the picture as an attachment. If I use it, I will mention and link to your blog or shop. Not a blogger? I still want to see it! Let the vintage community vote and we'll settle the question of Hot or Not.

11 comments:

  1. I love both last weeks and this weeks - HOT HOT HOT! Im so going to have to email you one of my borderline finds to see what everyone thinks - this is such a great blog :o) Scarlett x

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  2. It's a mushroom, so there's no way it can't get my "hot" vote...but something about the solid black handle. I don't like it. I'd paint it a neon color? Remove it? Replace it with something guadier? Paint a face on this piece? It needs more kitsch, MORE!

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  3. Hot or not... love it! Personally I adore mushrooms. And 70s. And kitsch.

    My better half does not and looks aghast at some things I bring back so yours is a dilemma I often share!

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  4. Definitely Not Hot. This thing's shape is too suggestive. If I wanted to check out swollen shaft pictures on the internet, I'd browse the House of Representatives Twitter feed.

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  5. ...and that's my boyfriend, folks!

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  6. I like it Flo, although Wade's comment had me scroll back for another look and I can def see what he's talking about. Funny chap your bf!

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  7. I was going to vote hot myself...until I read the comments...now I can't look at it the same! Ha!!

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  8. Thanks Wade, I just spat my coffee at the keyboard!

    I still vote hot though. Dunno what that says about me!

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  9. Wade is a hoot, that's what he is! I just recently bought some new "retro" fabric with mushrooms all over it - avocado green background and the same yellowy orange mushroom caps! Weiner Texts...Wade made my whole day!

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