About Vintage Vertigo

We are passionate Etsy sellers of vintage and vintage inspired treasures. Our membership is over 500 strong! We encourage and support one another and welcome new members to join. Please follow our blog and visit often to see the latest from our Etsy shopkeepers!

The Vintage Vertigo Team ~ An Etsy Team Spirit Finalist

30 January 2014

Vintage Hostess

Vintage Hostess with the Most-est!

What are some of the hors d'oeuvres that you remember your mother or grandmother serving for those special occasions when guests arrived?  This year’s Super Bowl party might be the time to bring out some of those old favorites.  How about trying a fondue with chocolate or cheese, a cheddar cheese ball, cheese straws, rumaki, meatballs, deviled eggs, or stuffed mushrooms?

Here’s an updated version of Pigs in a Blanket by Martha Stewart:

Pigs in a Blanket
By Martha Stewart
• All-purpose flour, for surface
• 2 sheets puff pastry (about 1 pound), preferably all-butter
• Honey Dijon mustard
• 18 fully cooked sausages (each about 5 inches long), such as frankfurters, Andouille, or chicken sausages
• 1 large egg, beaten
• Poppy seeds, for sprinkling (optional)
• Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, for sprinkling (optional)
• Mustards, such as brown or whole-grain, for serving (optional)
On a lightly-floured work surface, roll each pastry sheet out into a 12-inch square, then cut into 4-inch squares. Lightly brush lower half of each square with mustard, center a sausage on mustard-coated edge and brush top inch with egg. Roll sausages in pastry, pressing seams to tightly seal. Brush tops with egg, then sprinkle with poppy seeds or flaky salt. Cut each at an angle into thirds. Freeze pigs in blankets, uncovered, on a parchment-lined baking sheet until firm.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place frozen pigs in blankets 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve warm with mustards.
Serving Size
Makes 54

Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane!

26 January 2014

Why Team Vintage Vertigo?

After opening a shop on Etsy in early 2013, I was doing what many of us like to do, “window shop” on all the unique shops there are on Etsy. I had learned how to “fave” a shop itself and/or the items within a shop. I had set up my favorites boards and was having a ball with it. I was window-shopping for all manner of country vintage items that I had memories of growing up. 

On this particular day, I received my first message from another Etsy shop owner, (whose shop I had faved many items in that day), thanking me for visiting her shop and faving so many items. She also wanted to let me know how much she liked my Avatar for my Etsy account, as it was very similar to hers. This very kind lady then invited me to “check out” a team that she was on in the Etsy community that involved everything vintage. “Team?” I thought, what’s an Etsy team? I’d never heard of such, didn’t know they existed! She had included the address to the team so that I could easily go right to the team page. I looked around the team page, read what they were about and fell in love with the warm friendly atmosphere that I found there. I joined the Vintage Vertigo Team immediately! I was welcomed with open arms from all team leaders and members, and knew I had found a home away from home there with so many like-minded folks. It was wonderful!

Learning my way around the team threads took no time at all, and I was instantly hooked. I have since gotten to know many of my teammates quite well. Even though we’ve never met face-to-face, we feel like old friends. We chat, share, and help to promote one another’s shops. Many of my teammates have been on Vintage Vertigo much longer than I have and know each other even better. However, they have made me a part of their team and have helped me in ways they will never know. I can only hope to give back to them what they have so kindly given to me…. Friendship. 

This blog post was written by Denise from CountryMini on Etsy, be sure to check out her wonderful shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryMini

22 January 2014

A Vintage Valentine's Day Give Away!!

Congratulations to..

Melissa Brown

You are the winner of our Vintage Valentine's Day Betty Boop Wrist Watch Give-Away!!

Thanks to everyone who participated and here's wishing you all a


To help celebrate Valentine's Day 2014 and on the suggestion of a fellow Vintage Vertigo teammate who suggested doing some give away contests, I am offering this lovely little vintage "Betty Boop" wristwatch....

It was produced in the early 1980's and comes to you in like new condition.  As you can see Ms Boop's arms serve as the watch's hour and minute hands.  Hearts adorn between the 3 hour increments and the band has heart punched shapes.  The wrist adjustment holes and the leather band appear to have never been used.


All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us who you've "Hearted" as your favorite Team Vintage Vertigo shop or leave a general comment on this post.

The Give-Away will run from today and close on midnight February 13, 2014 at 24:00hrs.  The Give-Away is open to U.S. and Canada participants only. 

One winner will be randomly selected to receive the watch and their name will be announced here on this post on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2014.

No purchase necessary, one entry per post comment.  
Shipping is included and you will be contacted for "ship-to" information at Give-Away's end. 

We hope you'll join in on the Give-Away fun and we wish you...