Book Review: Walt Disney’s Disneyland

So, in case it wasn’t obvious enough, I love Disneyland. And I love any book that really showcases the history of Disneyland, especially when it’s big and includes lots and lots of pictures. So Chris Nichols’ latest book, Walt Disney’s Disneyland was literally a dream come true. Nichols’ book covers Disneyland from its infancy through…

Atomic Redhead Compares: Disneyland D Brooches

Before moving to California a little husband and wife run vintage-inspired jewelry company, Match Accessories, popped up on my radar via Instagram. Their most popular item was a brooch inspired by the classic Disneyland D, with its swooping and pointed serifs. After moving to California I had the pleasure of meeting them at the Dapper…

How to (Mostly) Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

Every year around Christmastime, the internet is flooded with pictures and stories of cats terrorizing Christmas trees. I had cats growing up, and they simply loved climbing up into the branches of our trees. We had both fake and real trees over the years, and the cats loved both equally. The following is a guide…

Secrets of Wrapping Glamorous Gift Packages

It’s the holiday season and that means it’s also the gift giving season. No matter what holiday you celebrate, you’re going to be wrapping presents. Now, call me old fashioned, but I much prefer a good ol’ wrapped present as opposed to one in a gift bag. But, I get it, sometimes wrapping can be…

Safe Ways to Display Vintage Halloween Decorations

If you frequent antique malls or flea markets this fall then you’ve probably noticed some vintage Halloween decorations for sale, most of which are made up of paper, or rather card stock or thin cardboard. This rather delicate and disposable nature of decorating for Halloween meant a lot of decorations were easily damaged and often tossed…

Atomic Redhead’s Knott’s Scary Farm Survival Guide

Every fall a heavy fog creeps into Knott’s Berry Farm, transforming it into Knott’s Scary Farm. In a way, Knott’s Scary Farm is an entirely different version of Knott’s Berry Farm, as it offers so much more, and therefore is worthy of its own guide. If you’re more interested in learning more about a regular visit…

Burbank’s Magnolia Park Vintage Shopping Guide

Awhile I created my Orange Vintage Shopping Guide, but mentioned there are so many wonderful places to shop in the greater Los Angeles area, that I planned on doing multiple vintage shopping guides for more specific areas. Today I bring you another! The adorable city of Burbank is home to so many studios, including Walt…

How to Restore and Reupholster a Vintage Wood Dining Room Chair

When my dad came to visit back in February, he brought with him four of my dream dining room chairs, the “dog bone” or “dog biscuit” style chairs by Heywood-Wakefield. The chairs had some issues, but they weren’t too far gone! Most of their iconic finish was still intact with some wear in a handful…