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28 February 2016

A Jump on Leap Day

To celebrate and get a "jump" on Leap Day, February 29, I thought I'd put together some fun facts associated with this fab Feb day and feature more faved Vintage Vertigo team member shops and their wonderful vintage items. 

Did you know that...

 Frogs have long been associated with "Leap Day", February 29th?

Australia's "Rocket Frog" is capable of leaping over 6 feet! 

This lovely little

is just waiting to Leap into your life and is offered by

Hugh Hefner opened his first "Playboy Club" on February 29, 1960. 

A few famous Bunnies include; model Lauren Hutton, actress Barbara Bossom, musician and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry, Gloria Steinem, and actress Susan Sullivan.

A fabulous addition to any home bar or "Man Cave" and makes for great conversation are these awesome

brought to you by

Queen Margaret of Scotland was apparently 5 years old when she came up with the notorious February 29th "Proposal Trap" which proposed

and according to tradition, a women popping the "Question" would have to wear either


like the ones shown here on the right, or a

like this

one offered here from

Now, if a man refuses the "proposal", he might be fined a...


a silk dress, perhaps like this beautiful

and an array of affordable vintage clothing that you'll find over at


twelve pairs of gloves that probably looked a lot like these

pair found over at

One in five engaged couples in Greece will plan to avoid getting married in a Leap Year.  They believe it is bad luck.

Anthony, Texas is the self-proclaimed "Leap Year Capital of the World". It holds a festival which includes a guided trip to Aztec Cave,

A lovely thoroughbred horse and foal figurine from

Have a look at this vintage AUTHENTIC patterns No. 277 from

Hoping you have a great Leap Day and be sure to "hop" on by these wonderful Team Vintage Vertigo shops!


Leila Blakely said...

Fun and very interesting facts. The two that I like best, of course, is that the woman can ask the man to marry her and then some countries feel it is bad luck to marry in a leap year.
Thank you so much for featuring my frog figurine. He's waiting to be asked to get married or perhaps being kissed by a beautiful princess.

Vintage Vertigo said...

Hi Leila!, Thanks so much for stoppin' by and I hope that cute prince of a frog gets swooped up by a fair maiden soon. Have a Happy Leap Day and take care!

Sydney's Vintage said...

What a wonderful collection of interesting facts about Leap Year and Leap Day! Well done! One of the most interesting thing about Vintage Clothing is how it reflects history! And you gave us some very interesting historical facts, Thanks! And thank you also for featuring our red crinoline petticoat! Vertigo is the best team ever and the only one that I have wanted to stay with!
Cheers, Syd

Vintage Vertigo said...

Hi Syd, Thanks for your kind comments and equally for stopping by! I love vintage clothing so much that I have a 2nd Etsy shop just for that, along with accessories as well. Soooo glad you love the team and I'm certain our Captain Gail and leaders will appreciate knowing your sentiments. Thanks again for the visit, kind comments, and have a great week!

Denise CountryMini said...

Blog is looking GREAT!! Love the leap year info! Keep up the good work Dave!

Vintage Vertigo said...

Hi Again Denise! Awesome to have you back, really!! Hope all is well and thank you kindly for your wonderful comments!! Would love to have you back as an author!! I often wonder if "replying" to all the comments is good, I tend to believe so as if I weren't to comment it would appear I didn't care, but I do. Perhaps a "Poll" on that subject is in order? Anywho, love that you're back and look forward to seeing you around the TVV halls!!


Leila Blakely said...

Dave -
I appreciate your return comments. And it does show that you care. You work hard on the Blog and it shows. I would never be able to come up with the fabulous subjects that you do for sure. Ha!

Red Rose Alley said...

What fun facts today, Dave. I loved the square dancing dress pattern, and always enjoyed square dancing at school. Who wouldn't love a black vintage beaded dress, so pretty? I didn't know that one in five engaged couples in Greece will plan to avoid getting married in a Leap Year. That was very interesting to me, as I'm part Greek myself.

Thanks for the fun post today, Dave. wow, that rocket frog sure can jump high. :)


Vintage Vertigo said...

Leila, thanks so much and I'm certain if I can do this, you'd be able to as well. You'd probably surprise yourself and would be a great way to share your passion for all that is vintage. I can add you as an author any time?

Vintage Vertigo said...

Hiya Sheri, always a pleasure to have you stop by! Haha, I once got all gussied-up and done some square dancing, long long ago. Dena's black dress is gorgeous, yes indeed. Greek aye? I'll bet you've a great recipe for a sweet cheese Baklava? Do share! Speaking of great blog writing and posts, I encourage all our readers to stop by and even join/follow your loveliest of blogs "RedRoseAlley" as I'm positive reading your posts is sure to inspire them. Thanks for your kind comments and visits.


SnapshotsThroughTime said...

Great blog Dave! Thank you so much for including my Playboy martini glasses!.. It's funny that we have an extra day this year because I feel like it 'leaped' on by without realizing!.. lol.

Blue Moon Attic said...

Lots of smiles and fun facts here, Dave! You are so clever. Vintage Vertigo is lucky to have you.

Vintage Vertigo said...

Hiya Andy! Super to see you here and thanks! I can't believe how fast times flying by, already March. Hope you and yours are well and hope to see you round TVV!

Vintage Vertigo said...

Gail!! Thankies, but you know, it is I who is the lucky one!


Red Rose Alley said...

Dave, your most recent follower, Renee, followed us as well. I was wondering if you have a link for her, as I want to return the favor and check out her blog if she has one. Thanks. :)


Anonymous said...

Toad-ally fun! Love it!

Vintage Vertigo said...

Hey Sheri, She's a great gal and new pal. I'm not sure Renee has a blog, but the link to her Etsy shop is www.etsy.com/shop/oldstnicksattic ~ you can send her a message via "convo" or "ask seller a question" located on the left panel of her home page. She'll love hearing from you!

Vintage Vertigo said...

LOL!! Thanks Liz!! Always good to see you stop by and love your sense of humor!

BeanzVintiques said...

I finally broke away from google's grasp on both of my shops together and forcing me to be as one! (the other one!) I am now ONLY beanzvintiques!
Back to business... Loved the blog! (especially the frog!) Seriously, the v2 finds were great!

Vintage Vertigo said...

Ah yes the clutches of Google! Well we're very glad to have you back Dorene! Love Beanzvintiques and hope you'll stick around a while. Maybe you'd like to join in as an author? Hehe. Let me know! Have a wonderful Saturday and thanks for dropping by!

Renee B said...

Hi Dave! Love the blog! Especially the frog on the blog! Seriously all cool vintage finds here! Sadly, I am bloggless:( I really wouldn't know what to write about anyway! Thanks for the mention!:-)

Vintage Vertigo said...

Renee, The beauty of a blog is that you don't have to have a set plan or theme. You can write about anything from what bait works best for catching bass to what type flour serves best for the fluffiest cake. You can write about anything you choose. I think everyone should give 'er a go at least once. It may or may not be the thing for you, but at very least, ya gave 'er a go. Always nice to have you stop by and your comments are sincerely appreciated.


Renee B said...

I think I'll leave the bloggin' to you! Food for thought tho.:)

Vintage Vertigo said...

Renee, So you're saying there'a chance? Hahaha!

Renee B said...


Leigh Blake said...

Dave, you never cease to amaze me with your cleverness.........this is so adorable and I can't tell you how much I appreciate being apart of this month's blog.....showing off my butterfly suncatcher with your uniqueness .

Hope only powerful and wonderful things for this great team......V2 is blessed with so many great people and shops.