Huge Sale Happening Now!

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Time has come to make some drastic changes to the shop. All vintage items have to go! All vintage items are marked down 60% off. and it gets better…. Help yourself to a limited time coupon code for $5 off your order of $20 or more.*
*excludes custom illustrations, sorry.
Visit the shop HERE.

can’t keep me from vintage.

newfebtapeTEXTIn my efforts and time spent creating and crafting, I have neglected to list my recent vintage finds at AMPERSANDxyz on Etsy. Well, until now that is.

Although I consider myself an artist first, and a collector second, I cant help but be drawn to items from the past. And, to be honest, the majority of my shop is made up of retro pieces  It’s hard not to appreciate the design and ingenuity of common household objects or fashion of the generations before.  Some were mass-produced, yes, but each and every item has a great artist (or artists) behind it.

Feel free to visit the shop at AMPERSANDXYZ.etsy.com.

my typewriter on AMC’s Mad Men.

A few months ago I heard some buzz around the Etsy Team forums that some sellers had the opportunity to work with celebrities and production studio prop departments in the form of having their products and merchandise used on the sets of tv shows or movies. Etsy is a great place to find something unique, so it only makes sense that it could potentially be one-stop-shopping for entertainment productions.

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Today I was contacted by the Prop Master for AMC’s Mad Men regarding typewriters I sell in my Etsy shop, AMPERSANDxyz. Long story short, my baby blue Brother De Luxe will be featured on the set of the upcoming sixth season of Mad Men!
madmen2Regardless that this typewriter was manufactured in Nagoya, Japan for Brother Industries of the UK, typewriters such as these were an American staple in the 1950’s and 1960’s home. Good Housekeeping even felt so incredibly confident in this particular model of typewriter, that they even put their name on it, in the form of a gold foil sticker on the top shell. These fully manual machines aren’t just a relic from the past. They are finding their way into the homes and hearts of the modern Americans, and not just on an episode of Mad Men.

If you would like to read more about the Prop Master of Mad Men, Ellen Freund, you can go to this Huffington Post interview. On the other hand, you could also read this fun interview about how Ellen Freund Spends $15,000 Per Episode on Mad Men Props. Yikes, but wow!

february.

AMPERSANDxyz loves LOVE.February is the month of love. Whether you’re more into the conventional kind, or the love for a sweet freakin’ deal. Only five more days to grab yourself a brand new retro typewriter, or any of our other vintage and handmade items at AMPERSANDxyz for a 15% off discount. Use coupon code LOVEANDSTUFF at checkout to save on your entire order.