Flea Market Haul
October 23rd, 2014 by Lucy Vallely

Last Sunday I went to the Long Beach Antique Market and it was a success! I absolutely love to shop there because I always find amazing things for great bargains. I’ve been going there for as long as I can remember and it always brings back old memories. Check out your local flea market and give it a go! You never know what unique, interesting things you’ll find. If you’d like to see what I got, check out my latest video!

OHEMV Background of the Month Club: September (Belated)
October 22nd, 2014 by Rebecca Canterbury


Where oh where did September go? For us it was a blur, literally a busy busy blur. Between my husband’s huge 50th birthday bash, a motorcycle trip to Alaska where my husband & I were a part of filming “Beemers & Beards” which will be a documentary about motorcycling through Alaska’s beauty (video has not been released yet), & last but not least finishing up the Boxer Metal bike build for the final filming of Cafe Racer TV (episode to air on the Velocity channel beginning of 2015). Finishing up the bike build was 16 hour days for weeks, so much work, but so worth it in the end! Looking forward to being able to share more info & pics! Needless to say, the month got away from me & I apologize for September’s BOTMC being so late!

For September’s OHEMV “Background of the Month Club” it is/was all about welcoming fall & back-to-school photos! For this month’s (correction, for last month’s) wallpapers & phone backgrounds I used a combination of vintage cameras & a selection of fall-ish bakelite*. All are from my collections of “things” I have around the house. As always, I hope you all like them!

*Note “Mr. Squirrel” was custom made for me by Brighter Bakelite! Jesse does amazing bakelite restoration & custom pieces!


(Note: There are 34 desktop background images & 29 phone wallpapers for both Android and iPhone in the zip file below)… And as always with use of any of my images on a personal website etc all I ask is that you give me credit for the photos (IE photo credit The Plaid Thermos). Thanks!


If you have any suggestions or requests for months to come from thrifted/vintage items I have on my Instagram that you would like to see turned into a desktop wallpaper and/or a phone background please leave a comment below and let me know!


Click here to download Desktop Backgrounds Part One.
Click here to download Desktop Backgrounds Part Two.
Click here to download Android Backgrounds.
Click here to download iPhone Backgrounds.

Palm Springs
October 14th, 2014 by Emily Vallely

A few weeks ago we went to Palm Springs for a mini-vacation/dance photo shoot for Lucy. We stayed at the Viceroy (an adorable boutique hotel) for one night, and the next day Lucy shot with David Hofmann at Salvation Mountain and Joshua Tree. We had so much fun lounging by the pool and relaxing as well as exploring places we’ve never been before.

Bathing Suit

Lucy's Stuff

Olivia Hussey

Lucy Selfie

Brandon and I

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

Lucy will be posting photos from her photo shoot on her Instagram page. So give her a follow!