An apropo shirt for October, right? This is one of my favorites for years, that I scored almost 20 years ago at a Salvation Army for $1. I love it for the Rocky Horror Picture Show reference, though it really isn’t at all – Denton is both the town that Brad & Janet go to for their friends’ wedding, and also the name of a small township in northern Michigan.
Though the shirt isn’t subscripted, I’m pretty sure it is from the early to mid-80s, from the tag and the buttery softness of the fabric. I love it when the weather turns a little cooler, especially for Halloween time.
The Shirt: 1980s Denton’s Demon Dogs Raglan Shirt
The Tag: Miller 50/50
Estimated Value: $40
October is one of my fav months of the year – the trees changing colors in Michigan, the scary movies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, wearing jackets & cardigans again, Halloween costumes, apple cider & doughnut, and getting ready for the upcoming holiday season too (for DUCF and Reware too).
I don’t have much time for blogging right now, but thought it would be fun to take a look back at some posts from October over the years! I love going back through the years on the blog & remembering all the great times, T shirts and projects I shared here…and share them with you all over again! Hope you enjoy them again too.
Easy DIY Halloween Wreath
Vintage T Shirt Tuesday: Nightmare on Elm Street 5 T Shirt
Vintage Mask Maker Halloween Decorations
I took the summer nearly off thrifting as we have been lucky to get a number of personal collections of T shirts this year brought to us, but I had a spare hour while I was out of town one day and hit a Sal’s where I found this mega rad Roach iron on T shirt in MINT condition. It is so incredibly soft too! Love the subscript which is done in Roman numerals for 82, too. I only have a couple of other Roach shirts in my collection (Roach was a major iron on design company in the 70s & 80s, and random T shirt trivia – they also had a brand of blank T shirts), but had never found this one before. It’s a keeper!
The Shirt: 1982 Skull & Guitars Roach Iron On T Shirt
The Tag: ripped out, but feels like a Hanes Combed Cotton
Estimated Value: $30
At the Moment:
Roy and Della started kindergarten & preschool and both are having a great time in their new classes. No tears on the first day (other than Della crying when I picked her up, because she didn’t want to leave yet, ha!). The other big event of the month – Uncle Mark & Aunt Cortney’s wedding! Roy was ring bearer, Della was the flower girl, and Dan was best man. It was a really fun weekend up north, and we stayed in the cutest little community of vintage cottages on the lake. Della danced for about 3 hours straight at the reception and was told she looked like a princess all day, so I’m fairly certain it was the best day of her life too.
Reware Vintage happily took this year off of selling at DIY Street Fair, and instead I went to the festival and drank beer, watched bands and hung out with friends. It was AMAZING. I gotta try this “just hanging out” thing more often! Besides that, I got to buy a whole bunch more T shirts for the shop and am working on some other exciting things to come.
Pretty much everything! Holiday season is about to start, you know, so I’m making ALL the things. And new notebooks are already popping up on the site, with lots more to come!
The Kubo & the Two Strings Soundtrack (that George Harrison cover by Regina Spektor!) & the Ferris Bueller Soundtrack which is finally out 30 years after the movie’s release, thanks to La-La Land Records!
Della’s fav song of the month: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. She sings the whole song by heart, word for word.
Now that school is in session (not to mention all the other things we do), it’s nearly impossible to remember to get us all together in a picture nowadays, so I thought I’d grab some pics over a week of some of our fav outfits for a looooooong overdue Family Style post!
Big thanks to a couple of friends who sent me the link to this new Depeche Mode inspired Tee from Baby Teith! Roy loves the keyboards on it, and I love singing “Enjoy the Silence” to myself all day whenever he wears it – it reads “All I Ever Wanted, All I Ever Needed” on it. They’ve got a great bunch of T shirts over there, and some cute girls apparel too – I highly recommend!
Depeche Mode inspired T shirt – Baby Teith
Shorts – Old Navy
Vans – sold out, similar here
I love it when Della wears hand me downs from Roy, especially when they are vintage. Who says girls need to wear pink & purple? I love her in green and blue, and I’m glad she likes it too.
Vintage Healthtex Shirt – thrifted
Vintage 1970s Levi’s Orange Tag Jeans – thrifted
Shoes – Plae, found here
FIRST: IGNORE THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WEEDS. Pretend it is a lovingly cared for yard, and not that I just completely gave up on my garden this year.
SECOND: This is my favorite Devo shirt, ain’t she a beauty? I just made this scarf as a new batch of infinity scarves going out to stores (and some later in my shop). I always keep one each year, and I love this one which I made from a thrifted skirt that had def seen better days.
Infinity Scarf – made from a vintage skirt (see others I have for sale here)
Vintage Devo Shirt – Static Vintage
Vintage Belt – thrifted over 20 years ago & still going strong
Jeans – Kick Flares from Old Navy
And my new sandals I am obsessed with – Abella Dr. Martens from Ebay
It’s not a lot of finds, but 3 SERIOUSLY good ones we kept in the last couple months!
Roy randomly saw this belt while we were walking through a thrift shop trying to find a couch. He LOVED it, and the crazy thing is that when we showed Dan that evening he was just as excited because he had the exact same belt as a kid! What a sweet coincidence.
The kids have watched a bunch of Pee Wee’s Playhouse episodes this summer & then I found this shirt which is officially the best Pee Wee’s shirt I’ve ever seen. In Roy’s size!!! He gasped when I showed him it, and gave me the biggest hug. Let’s take a closer look at this most amazing print…
Yep. THE. BEST.
And this. I kind of have an addiction to bright red…well, anything I can wear, really. Coats, sweaters, T shirts…and now this perfectly fitting vintage trench coat. Come on, fall – get here already so I can wear this every day and be the brightest mom at drop-off for school!
While I’ve only got 3 things we kept, the shop has gotten TONS to sell! Check out what’s new in the shop, and stay tuned – there is so much more coming.
At the Moment:
It’s the end of summer, and school is about to start – kindergarten for Roy & preschool for Della. I can’t hardly believe it – I am so excited for them and also a little sad. We’ve been in a mad rush to do all the fun summer stuff that we hadn’t gotten to yet, and see all the things. Added fun: my awesome MIL and I hosted a bridal shower for my also awesome soon-to-be sis-in-law. It was really fun to work on the decorations and favors, plus hang with some of my fav women in the world for an afternoon!
I am SO grateful to have had another record breaking month in August for Reware. Thank you to everyone who has shopped with me, through the site or Ebay, or at Vintage Street Market or DIYpsi! I appreciate every sale, every conversation and every order I’ve shipped out. Insert all the heart emojis here, cause I love this job and you guys so much.
Besides wedding shower goodies, I also made Della an adorable pair of pants (top left pic up above) using the Moon Pants pattern from Made By Rae and some floral fabric I got from Arts & Scraps. I just LOVE them. Now I want to make all the pants I can for her with this pattern, but most of the Record Earrings are sold out and stores need notebooks & scarves, and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I really need to start making things for DUCF in December. I still might need to squeeze in the time to make a pair or two in the schedule somewhere…
Iggy Pop’s show on BBC Radio, The Amazing, Jack White, and old She & Him. Totally loved listening to Alan Alda on WTF with Marc Maron, and especially hearing Craig Rowin talk about his love for 1980s Jerzees T shirts on Baby Geniuses (the podcast is a few months old, cause I suck at keeping up with all the ones I subscribe to).
Della’s fav band of the month: The Cure. Letter to Elise has been her bedtime song for a couple weeks, and I’m totally cool with that.
I’m thrilled to be back again at the DIYpsi Summer Festival this weekend (Aug 27-28)! Come find me amongst 60+ handmade & vintage sellers, plus carnival games from Theatre Bizarre, some fantastic bands, and even a petting zoo for the kiddos. I’ll be outside in my own tent with loads of new clothing for fall & T shirts to shop from. Check out the DIYpsi website or the Facebook event page for hours, details and vendor previews, and hope to see you there!
I’m very excited to be back at the Vintage Street Market this Sunday in Grand Rapids! This will be my first & only stop at VSM in 2016, and I’m going to be bringing some of the fall collection of apparel for men & women before it goes online, so there’s two BIG reasons to swing by for our local pals!
Not a Michigander? The fall collection will be going up over the next few weeks, and there is some KILLER stuff coming. Keep checking here in the shop & also Reware Vintage on Instagram to see what’s new!
At the Moment:
Roy started karate classes, and he & Della got to take a week long soccer camp which was simply adorable to watch – the highlight of my month. He also went to VBS, and Della loved having a little time with just me in the mornings that week. We celebrated mine & Dan’s birthdays with family dinner and a couple visits from some of our favorite pals that came to Michigan. It was a pretty low-key month, which was exactly what we needed.
Reware Vintage had a great (and super fun…and super hot) weekend at Mo Pop Festival in Detroit, and my best month in sales since last December – thank you to everyone who shopped with me! I’ll be posting a ton of new items on both this site & my Ebay store over the next few weeks. Stop by often or follow me on Instagram to see it as it goes up & snag up stuff before anyone else does!
I made over 100 notebooks in July (and my back felt every single one). A lot of them sold at Mo Pop Festival but there are a lot of great ones left & they will be making their way to the site soon!
I discovered the Black Angels thanks to a friend and listened to them quite a bit – other than that, I’ve been listening to some of my favorite standbys – The Raveonettes, They Might Be Giants, Petula Clark, early Billy Joel, and David Bowie.
Della’s fav band of the month – Led Zeppelin. She loves to tell me whenever Led Zeppelin is playing – in the car, in a store…loudly.