Showing posts from February, 2013

How to Wear Vintage • Feels Like Spring.

It's looking very springy outside today. I have a bunch of work to do, but all I can do is daydream about warmer weather, road trips, weekend day-drinking, afternoons at the beach, and driving with the windows down. This is what I'd like to be wearing. All items available in the shop. Don't forget...all vintage is on sale and you can get free US shipping on any purchase of $50 or more with code 50FREE!

CLEARANCE SALE - Vintage Dress - Chadwicks - Size Small/Medium
CLEARANCE SALE - Vintage Pineapple Pin - Gold Tone Fruit Brooch with Tassels
CLEARANCE SALE - Vintage Brown Leather Shoulder Bag
CLEARANCE SALE - Vintage Brown Leather Loafers - Etienne Aigner Dark Brown Leather - Size 6

Washi Tape + iPhone Cable • DIY Wrapped iPhone Cord

Home alone last Friday night, reading a "Real Simple" that I borrowed from Frank's mom, I came across a product that was so easy to DIY (DIM?). I don't know about you, but my mom, dad, sister, boyfriend, and I all own at least one Apple product. It's easy for all the wires to get confused/lost/borrowed/yoinked. "Real Simple" featured a company that sells patterned cords, so you always know which one is yours. I leapt out of bed, grabbed my iPhone cable and some washi tape, and in about two minutes I was done. My only tip would be to take your time and wrap the tape tightly. I was so excited to do it that I sorta rushed and some parts are a little puffy. Ha! What do you think? Cute or silly, or both?

Etsy Vintage Shop Clearance Sale • 15% Off!

This is my inventory. It might not seem like it, but I have way too much! Won't you help me clear it out by shopping the sale? All vintage in the shop is 15% off. Next week, it'll be 20% off. Every week, the percentage off of the original price will drop by 5! Sure..the longer you wait, the cheaper it'll get, but the likelihood of your favorite items selling will go up! So please, go take a look at the sale, tell your friends and family, share it on Twitter, Facebook, whatever. Just help me clear out some of this amazing vintage ASAP. Thank you, my peaches.

Also! Use code 50FREE for free U.S. shipping on all orders of $50 or more. ⚓

Girls' Night on Impossible Film!

Last weekend, a group of my lady friends got together for a night of food, drinks, and girl talk. I feel so lucky to have so many wonderful, smart, talented, funny, and beautiful women in my life. Love you girls. ♥

All images shot on Impossible Project film. How great is the PX 680 Color Protection American Woods Edition?

Today Looks Like.

Today looks like a big ole mess. Don't let that first photo fool you; the second one shows my true "crazy-eyed maniac" mentality. I'm in the midst of a big project and I only have a little over a week to complete it. Wish me luck please, and have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

Vintage Disney World • The Florida Orange Bird and The Sunshine Cookbook!

I am a Disney history dweeb. There, I said it. I'm fascinated by the company's history, from Walt's biography to theme park and attraction construction, from background music to classic films (what up "Mary Poppins"). One of my favorite bits of history is this cute little guy. He is the Orange Bird, a character created in 1970 by Disney as a mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission, who was a prominently-featured character in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland. Around 1987, the Orange Bird disappeared, but he's recently resurfaced in the Sunshine Tree Terrace and various park merchandise.

From a recent Disney Parks blog post:
Those of you Disney history fans may be familiar with Orange Bird, the friendly little Disney character who was created to promote Florida citrus products at Walt Disney World Resort. Orange Bird originally greeted families at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland, where guests could also buy citrus drinks and Orange Bird merchandise.… Feature.

If you've followed this blog for a while, you probably know just how much I care about saving money. I get most of my clothes, accessories, and home goods at Goodwill or other thrift stores. I try to practice green living through various recycling and upcycling projects. And when I do have to make new purchases, I really love using coupons and finding deals. In that regard, when the folks at reached out to me to share some information about their organization, I jumped at the opportunity. is a family-owned coupon and loyalty site representing more than 5,000 of the top online merchants. What makes different from other coupon sites is that when you shop with Save1, you save money and they provide a healthy meal to a malnourished child through one of their non-profit partners (including Feeding America and Action Against Hunger). Since launching in October 2012, Save1 has provided more than 93,000 meals (and counting)! Check out their "Our Story&q…

The Asbury Park Beerfest 2013!

All the beer we sampled.

Outfit planning.

Vintage sunglasses in the shop now.

On the road, wearing one of my pairs of Tumbleweeds Handcraft sunglasses.

The Empress Hotel, a popular gay resort and our home for the night.

The official Beerfest sampling glass.

Windmill hotdogs.

Getting tipsy/artsy and taking photos of the shore and our reflections.

Frank bought some beef jerky and we all indulged.

This might be heaven.

Bear + Deer = Beer?

Outfit! Vintage top, coming to the shop soon; seahorse necklace, gift from Kim; jean leggings, Gap; shoes, vintage yard sale find; jacket, Forever 21; purse, Kate Spade.

Beautiful details in the Convention Center.

The Asbury Lanes.

Winners of the Beard and Mustache competition!


Good night.
Oh, what a night. Back in January, a bunch of friends headed down to Asbury Park, NJ for the Beerfest in the Convention Center and the Beard and Mustache Competition at the Asbury Lanes. I may have lost my head in that giant building full of beer, because I …

Shop Update!


A Wild Tonic Turns 3 • Plus a Coupon Code!

Yes, it's true. My baby is three years old today. I started A Wild Tonic Vintage on February 15th, 2010, after returning home from a weekend trip with Frank. I knew that having a vintage shop was going to be a big deal, but I never knew it would turn into an almost-full-time job. Hopefully before her next birthday, AWT will be my actual-full-time job. I'm off to go dream about it over a piece of breakfast cake. Thank you all for your support over the last three years. I'd be nothing without you guys! ♥

Celebrate with me and use coupon code "MILESTONE" for 15% off your purchase!

German Night!

A few weeks ago, continuing in our "___ Night" tradition, Frank and I had German Night! In case you don't know what this is about...Frank and I decided to try a fun new dinner plan in which we prepare food and try to immerse ourselves in the culture of one specific country or area. Frank found a (alleged) German recipe online, "German Chicken". I don't know if it's the most authentic meal we could've made, but let me tell you--it was damn good. I boiled up some egg noodles as a side dish because the grocery store didn't have spätzle, which is what I really wanted to prepare. It's a good thing I made the noodles though, because the sauerkraut in the chicken dish was quite overpowering and the noodles balanced it out a little. We drank Beck's, of course, and listened to "Traditional German Music" on Pandora AKA "Music That Sounds Like It Should Be On 'Game Of Thrones'". After an hour (yes, a whole hour) in the o…