Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rustic Arrangements

Photos: Jose Villa

Vintage tins make wonderfully retro centerpieces for outdoor entertaining. Betty fills hers with wildflowers she picks with her daughter. Whether yours are filled with flora from the garden or market, spice up any drab table with these old-fashioned canisters. They are easy to find and a great way to add a little nostalgia to any dinner party.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Caravan Camper

From top: No Chintz, Snail Trail (2)

Long weekends are the perfect time to escape suburbia in a caravan outfitted with the bare essentials. OK, Betty's camper may not be bare, but who wouldn't enjoy a little peace and quiet in the country in this home away from home? Whether you skip town or stay in, create your own retro paradise inspired by a vintage getaway.

If you're lucky enough to have your own caravan, you can find the perfect fabric to make everything from an awning to cushions at Or check out the beauties for rent at Otherwise, make your kitchen or den feel like a mid-century trailer with Betty's Etsy picks.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paper or plastic?

Betty is back and getting down to business. Summer is about sweet tea, fresh juice and sunshine. So for your next soiree take it outside and bring these fun retro paper cups! They are perfect for entertaining or for the woman on the go. From picnics to parties, the alphabet never looked so good.

(ABC Paper Cups)