Atomic Redhead is a blog dedicated to glory that is mid-century style, from the clothes to the furnishings. Here, I intend to share my finds, tips and tricks, and everything in between. Updates are be posted via Twitter and Facebook – so “follow” or “like” the Atomic Redhead and stay up-to-date! You can also follow my boards on Pinterest and on Instagram you can find me under the username atomic_redhead.
Your Atomic Redhead
Name: Janey Ellis
E-mail: ellis.janey at gmail.com
Education: Bachelor of Arts: History, University of Oregon, Class of 2010
Occupation: Antique Dealer. Model.
I can’t recall a time when I didn’t like old stuff. My parents were involved in the antique business, and I grew up around antiques at home, as well as attending antique shows and flea markets and we spent warm days driving around in our 1929 Model A, often attending and participating car shows. I always listened to the local oldies station, and enjoyed wearing my mother’s clothes from the 1960s and 70s. In recent years I’ve found a lovely niche in 1940s and 50s fashion, venturing into the 1960s every so often and maybe the 1970s on a rare occasion – some of those clothes are simply too fun not to wear! Growing up, I was heavily involved in art and theatre, in addition to being on the newspaper staff in high school, which is where I met Patrick. In 2006 we both graduated high school and attended the University of Oregon together, where I graduated in 2010 with a BA in History and wrote my senior research paper on vice and corruption in Portland during the 1950s, available for download below. After graduation we moved to Portland and settled into a fantastic mid-century apartment. Later that year, we tied the knot in a lovely winter wedding. Currently, I operate The Atomic Hideaway, an antique mall space, selling vintage clothing and housewares here in Portland at Antique Alley, and share a space with my dad at Retro Rejuvenation in Coburg, in addition to selling on Etsy, and occasionally Ebay. I collect red headed pin-ups, Heywood Wakefield, Zorro, Pan Am, WWII sweetheart jewelry, Mexican and western themed jewelry, 1964 Presidential Race memorabilia, and vintage anti-war buttons. I am obsessed with Disneyland, western wear, Jack the Ripper, ancient Egypt, and James Dean. I enjoy shopping, sewing, taking pictures with our collection of vintage cameras, going to the drive-in and car shows, attending plays, concerts and burlesque shows, and love watching NASCAR.
Collaborations and Sponsorships
I am always open to working with companies that are in the vintage vein! Companies such as Red Apple Lipstick, Collectif and eShakti (twice! Read about the second experience!) have contacted me for collaborations and have resulted in positive reviews and responses. And if you’re an Etsy shop owner wishing to get your name out there, I welcome sponsorships as well. Whatever your interest in working with me is, please use my contact page to get in touch! Thank you.
The Atomic Hideaway
If you’re in the Portland or Eugene area, please feel free to check out my antique spaces and many others dealers located at:
2000 NE 42nd Ave
32697 Suite A E. Pearl St.
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