Home » Decade » 1950 » Tuesday Etsy Roundup – Pauline’s Patio Party Edition

August 20, 2013

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – Pauline’s Patio Party Edition

by Eartha Kitsch

Hey everyone! It’s Eartha Kitsch here and I was super excited when the lovely ladies at “No Pattern Required” asked me to be their Etsy scout on duty. Admittedly, I spend a lot of time on Etsy just window shopping and dreaming. And okay, sometimes buying too. One of my favorite things to do when I’m flipping through the items there is to make up storyboards in my mind about certain items and how they might connect. Let’s try one, shall we? Today’s story is about a lady who we’ll call Pauline. She’s a real life-of-the-party kind of gal and she’s having some of her favorite girlfriends over for lunch and cards on the patio. Let’s take a peek!

First up, from seller TheVintageResource:


Pauline spent a lot of time planning for her date with the girls and unfortunately had no time to go to the beauty shop. No worries though because Pauline is quite the ace with her beautiful set of electric rollers from Waring. Just a few flips of the wrist and she’s got a style that looks like she spent all day in the chair.

Next up,  from seller VelouriaVintage:


This beautiful sleeveless top is just the thing that I can imagine Pauline wearing. It’s easy-breezy nylon and has an op-art print in fantastic bright colors. The girls will all clamor to know where she got it! She’ll wear it with bright yellow pedal pushers and really set the stage for fashionable fun on the patio.

Next up, from Seller AtomicVault:


Pauline’s lunch menu includes her famous pineapple and bourbon upside down cake and she’s glad to have this beautiful avocado green General Electric mixer on hand. I would be too. It’s not just handy but also gorgeous!

And from seller DeeSweetNostalgia:


Get an eyeful of these beautiful flower power snack trays, will ya? They clip right on to the patio chairs! Not only will they add a punch of color to the festivities but they’ll be a handy resting spot for those snack plates and cocktails. Especially for Pauline who is known to punctuate stories with her hands! The girls are still talking about the time that poor Rita (who happened to be sitting next to Pauline) got a neck full of crab salad during one of Pauline’s stories about her mother-in-law.

And finally, from seller MadgesHatBox:

madamchairmanAs they often do, Pauline’s party really gets uproarious when she pulls out her “Madam Chairman” comedy album. The girls don’t know what to think at first about a man pretending to be a woman – but since Pauline is laughing along, they figure it will be okay to join in. Pauline  always has been on the cutting edge of cool and it is pretty funny after all!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this peek into Pauline’s patio party. We’ll take our party favors and leave now. We’ll just have to read about the rest of the party in the newspaper’s weekly social column! Be sure and check out Etsy for these and other fabulous vintage items so that you too can be the ultimate hostess like Pauline.


Share This Post

14 Responses to Tuesday Etsy Roundup – Pauline’s Patio Party Edition

  1. Sherree Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Eartha I love your story!
    Those snack trays are so cool; I want to go to that patio party 🙂

  2. Andrea Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Love that electric mixer!

  3. MadgesHatbox.com Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 11:27 am

    How do I get invited to Pauline’s parties? Love that mixer. The housing looks like a jet engine.

    • Desirae Reply

      August 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Especially with those pineapple bourbon cakes!

  4. Desirae Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    What a fun post!

  5. Sara In AZ Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what happens at Pauline’s next party…you surely DON’T want to be sitting next to her when she has crab salad in her hands……poor, poor Rita! 😉

    Great finds Eartha!!!

  6. RetroRuth Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Ha! A neck full of crab salad! Love it!

  7. Carolyn Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    What a hoot!!…love it..I’m going to be a follower..great blog..

  8. Carrie Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Pauline sounds like my kind of gal! Thanks for including my top in this fabulous storyboard!

  9. Jen Reply

    August 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    That hand mixer! Oooooo.

    And Madam Chairman. Ha! Reminds me of the old Church Lady skits on SNL, actually. 😉 I think Pauline’s going to have a smash hit of a party if she’s prepping like this!

  10. AtomicVault Reply

    August 21, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Oh I love this! I’m sure Pauline was using our mixer (which has also been compared to the Starship Enterprise!) to whip up that flying crab salad!!! Thanks so much for including us Eartha! Can’t wait for the next installment!
    Colleen @ Atomic Vault

  11. Michele Davidson Reply

    August 21, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Love the blog! The album sounds like a humdinger!

  12. ellyn Reply

    August 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Pauline needs a can of Aqua Net to go with those rollers. Perfect day! You rock, Eartha. xoxo

  13. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    August 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks y’all! Thanks for coming to the patio party. : )

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.