Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays & Thanks!

Thank you to any and all for dropping by Hung Up On Retro this year!

My first 6 months of blogging has gone very fast, & I have had
an absolute blast. (that rhymes, yet it wasn't mean't to...)

Wishing you a Holly Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 I hope you will pop back & visit in 2012.
I will be back on deck early Jan.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Retro inspired apron

My beautiful friend Jenny has recently taken up sewing. 
She has already churned out several great pieces, including
this absolutely gorgeous retro inspired apron for me! Hooray!

In fact, Jenny made 3 different style of aprons, & myself
& our two other besties all received one for Christmas 
presents at our annual Christmas catch up!

We were so chuffed, we wore them for the rest of the afternoon.

Thanks Jen! 

Love your work. 
I'm researching patterns for my next order.... : )

Monday, December 19, 2011

Vintage Christmas Cards

I love these gorgeous vintage Christmas Cards 
by Recycled Wares.

You can find Recycled Wares on Flickr here,
or pop on over to their two etsy stores...

Vintage home decor -
Vintage greeting cards & paper -


Many thanks to Nerrissa of Recycled Wares for allowing me 
to share these beautiful vintage christmas cards here : )

Friday, December 16, 2011

Freaky Friday - Album Covers

It's hard to only pick one.
So I went with a bunch.
Why not eh?

Ken by Request only. I wouldn't want it any other way.
What a decent head of hair Ken has.

Billy is a dodgy looking dude.

Well, alrighty then...

I've never been to an Elastic Event. 
Not sure I want to.

My, what fetching brown woollen vests...

What exactly is happening to the poor driver here?

Bust it Rulli, Own it.

Mike Terry is bringing the house down in 
his incredibly shiny, armour style outfit.

Tino, por favor.

All pics found here

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Goonies T Shirts

Hey you guys!

'Ruth! Ruth! Baby! Ruth!'
I loved Sloth.
Bless his heart, and his bent ears.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Andy Williams & Pumpkin Pie

Andy Williams Christmas CD is one of my favourite choices 
for Christmas music and some holiday cheer.

I also have the 'Andy Williams Christmas Specials' DVD.
It contains highlights and Andy's personal favourite numbers 
from the Christmas Specials he did during the 60's and early 70's. 

 Here is a short clip of one of one of the numbers from the DVD...

(Please note the guy in the front of the Sleigh with Andy wearing the horn rimmed glasses. Surely he would've been better off tucked away at the back of the sleigh in that scene? He doesn't even know the words!)

There is a line in the bridge of this song 'Sleigh Ride' 
from the clip above, that brings us to the Pumpkin Pie section of this post.

 The line is...

'There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy,
When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie...'

Pumpkin Pie is not a dessert most Australians are familiar with,
or have indeed ever tried, so I was intrigued and inspired 
by the song lyric to have a bash and make one.

Several years ago, mum and I both sourced our own recipes online.
I'm sure there are hundreds of variations, but this is my recipe.
And it makes two tasty pies...
Pumpkin Pie

1 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree (I use Kent Pumpkins)
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 Pampas Sweet Flan cases
(from the frozen pastry section at supermarket.
Hey man, I never said I was Martha Stewart...)

Cut and cook Pumpkin. Puree or Mash. Cool.
Combine Pumpkin, sugar, salt and spice.
Then add eggs. Mix well.
Add Evaporated milk, water, vanilla. Mix well.

Brush pastry case edges with milk to stop them from burning.
Pour mixture into pastry shells. 

Bake at 200 degrees for 15 mins.
Reduce to 180 degrees for 35 mins.

Beautiful served with thickened or whipped cream : )


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mini Macrame's by Ouchflower

Pippa Taylor is the creator of these gorgeous
Mini Modern Macrame's.

Pippa has given the 70's macrame a fresh new look with a twist - the macrame's are smaller than their 70's counterparts, and the traditional pot plant base has been replaced with succulents in chemistry flasks.

I want one!

You can find Pippa this coming weekend at:

Harvest Xmas Market 
Sun 18th December 
10am - 5pm
512 Lygon St
East Brunswick
where she will be selling these little beauties.

Or pop on over to her lovely blog Ouchflower, where you can see
more examples of Pippa's beautiful craft, design inspiration, her 
recently thrifted wares and more!

Many thanks to Pippa for these photos, and for allowing
me to show off her very cool Mini Macrame's here : )

Monday, December 12, 2011

Kyrie - Mr Mister 1985

I keep hearing this song on the radio, so I've taken 
it as a sign to pop it on the blog.

I love this tune! 
It still gets a decent amount of airplay to this day.

I admit to never really knowing what the lyrics to the chorus were -
Something about 'Kerry and a laser down the road that I must travel....?!'
or 'Carrying a laser through the darkness of the night... ?!'
Am I alone on that one?

But Google has since solved this for me - the chorus is actually
'Kyrie eleison'
which loosely translated means 'Lord have mercy'.

So there you go!
Learn something knew everyday.

Enjoy : )

Friday, December 9, 2011

Freaky Friday - Christmas Family Photos

Mum in a red vinyl, fur trimmed,
mini santa dress, with bonus garter.
The stuff of nightmares for years to come.

Johnny's cracked the Christmas sads...

Family Christmas tree - good times.

And nothing grates on me more than families
wearing matching pyjamas - what is that all about? 

 All pics found here
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