Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vintage Fate!

THIS is why I ended up not being able to get that wonderful pink couch for Christmas. Wonderful fate! I've been looking for the perfect vintage cape/cloak for YEARS. They have all either been too expensive, the wrong size, or not quite right for whatever reason. This is the first thing I laid eyes on in the vintage store I went to yesterday, but it seemed too good to be true! Everything about it is perfect though! Thanks Mom!

Does anyone here know the actual difference between a cape and a cloak? I asked my mom in the store, and her answer was, "I don't know, a cloak has to be shrouded in darkness?" I burst out laughing so hard, but I like that distinction. There was no real reason to wear it yesterday, so I ended up just wearing it around the house, over pajamas. It was pretty stylish!

What vintage goodies are people hoping for this Holiday?

Saturday, December 10, 2011


This couch was at the thrift store over the weekend and it was love at first sight. I asked my Mom if it was too ridiculous for a Christmas present, and she said no. Sadly, she went back for it today (since I live an hour away) but it was already gone. Sorry pink brocade couch, we would have been awesome together. I've never been a huge "GIVE ME PRESENTS!" kind of girl, so I seriously can't think of anything else to ask for, practical or impractical. Any ideas?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Don Draper and I have the same ash tray!

My roommate and I have been on a Mad Men binge all month. Half way through, I happened to notice that the ash tray Don Draper has in his office is the same as mine! It was my grandparents, and my Dad recently gave it to me. I don't smoke, but it's a great little tray to keep jewelry in. Has this ever happened to anyone with other shows/things?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Probably my best thrift store find yet!

This purchase has me way too excited, but I will try not to be too dramatic about it. When I was thrifting this weekend, I came across an awesome vanity. It was $69 which is totally reasonable for what it is, just not for my personal budget. I kept thinking about it all week, and finally called my Dad to see if he would be willing to get it for me as an early birthday present. After some teasing, he said that would be fine. I went back today not knowing if it had been sold or not since they don't hold stuff until you buy it, and I live an hour away. On the drive down today, I kept joking to my Dad that I was ready to punch some little old ladies if I had to. Not only was it still there, but they slashed the price down to $39!!! I thought I was dreaming!!! There was a little old man shopping there that was super excited that someone so young was getting so excited over an old piece of furniture. He said I suited it nicely. He also was giving me tips on how to fix it up. He was really sweet, I'm glad I didn't have to punch him. Here's a quick snap of it in my parent's garage:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Best Friends and Faberge Eggs

One of my best friends from high school was in town and stayed with me for a week! One of the best things we did was going to the Faberge egg exhibit at the VMFA! If anyone lives near Richmond, Virginia, I highly recommend going to see it! It will be there until October 2. I was expecting to see nothing but fancy looking eggs, but there were things like jewelry boxes, cigarette holders, animal carvings, etc. A lot of the items on display had an art deco feel. For whatever reason, I always thought of those eggs as being much older than they actually are. These were some of my favorite things:

Friday, September 2, 2011

100 years of fashion in 100 seconds

My mom posted this on my facebook page this morning, and I just thought it was so great! It makes me wonder what fashion of today will end up being the "iconic" look people remember 100 years later.

And just a hurricane update: I made it through the storm fine, but there was no power for a week. No fun! I'm also still having computer issues on my school computer, so I'm not sure how much posting I'll be doing for a while :(

Monday, August 22, 2011

Musical Monday: Grease

Grease is probably in the top 3 list of my most watched/loved movies ever. I thought about not using it for Musical Mondays since most people have probably seen it, but tonight the mood just struck. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Philadelphia and The Mutter Museum

I went on a sudden and short trip to Philadelphia, PA this weekend! Of course the first thing I did was check out a few thrift/vintage type stores. I didn't find much, but I did get a Dan Clowes comic, and a record recording of The Magician's Nephew from The Chronicles of Narnia.

If you are squeamish (especially about human remains) I suggest you click out of this blog entry NOW. I like this kind of stuff, but I know a lot of people don't, so there is your warning.

Maybe I'm a total creep, but if there's a museum that has abnormal preserved body parts in jars, a corpse that has been turned into soap, a 9 foot colon, etc. on display, then I desperately want to go. The place I'm talking about is the Mutter Museum. It's been around since the mid 1800s, and was made for medical research. I've wanted to see it for years, I finally got to go! My Mom knows the president of the museum, so we got a super-secret-behind-the-scenes tour! We got to see the "Cabinet of Death" in person, and the wet lab which has bottles and bottles of super disgusting things. I was delightfully horrified the whole day. Sadly, there were no pictures allowed (which is fine), but I also forgot to take some pictures of me in front of the museum. If you're interested, there are a lot of pictures online if you just google it. I loved Philly and would love to go back when I had more time and a chance to plan more things.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Musical Monday: Pete's Dragon

I love Disney villains and videos of nerdy kids lip synching, so this video was just too much for me

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

(Late) Musical Monday: Victor Victoria

This isn't from Victor Victoria, but it made me laugh

Monday, July 4, 2011

Musical Monday: Mary Poppins

I'm declaring it "Julie Andrews July" so I hope everyone who reads my blog loves her as much as I do

Monday, June 27, 2011

Musical Monday: Beach Blanket Bingo

Musical Mondays are back! I have done Beach Blanket Bingo before, but it is one of my favorite movies, and it's perfect timing for summer. Here are some more musical clips, since I couldn't include all of them before.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Thrift Store Gods Were On My Side Today

I usually do most of my shopping at thrift stores, but finding actual vintage is pretty rare. Today I found a great pill box hat, and my favorite style of old lady earrings! There was also a great 1950s style dress that was my size! Plus it was teal, which is probably one of the best colors ever. I seem to find the best stuff when I decide to go thrifting on a whim. Isn't that how it always works though?

Friday, June 24, 2011

I'm being haunted by teacups that come in threes

All the cute teacup "sets" I've found recently have come in threes. I'm pretty OCD, so from now on I'm going to have to only buy them in threes just to keep things "even."

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Interesting tip for doing victory rolls...

Apparently when my Grandma did her hair in victory rolls, her and her friends rolled their hair up with tampons, and just pinned them in with the rest of their hair. I have not tried doing my hair in victory rolls in the first place, let alone with tampons, so I can't give any pointers more specific than that, but it sounds logical to me.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

My poor neglected blog! I've been super busy with work and going out, so I haven't had much time to post about anything! These are thrift store/vintage store finds that I have bought recently:

1940s/50s shirt. I LOVE the color, pattern, and the buttons:

A modern sweater with a vintage look:

An old makeup compact. I don't wear makeup, but I cleaned it out and use it as hand mirror:

Friday, May 27, 2011

"Made in Dagenham"

This movie is about the English women who went on strike in the late 1960s because they wanted equal pay as men. I don't want to give away more than that, but I thought it was a really great movie. I feel slightly ironic mentioning this in a movie about feminism, but just look at these outfits!

Monday, May 16, 2011

I hit the mother-load of vintage luggage!

My dad was cleaning out his garage today. He found 3 pieces of vintage luggage that belonged to my Grandma, and passed them along to me! Other than being super dusty, and slightly sticky, they are in almost perfect condition and even have the original keys! I looked around on the Internet to get an idea of how old they might be, and I found an ad that could be an exact match to one of the pieces. I started cleaning them, and they're going to look really great once I'm finished! Thanks Dad!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding is the Last Thing I was Expecting to Post About Today, but...

I noticed how much her dress looked like my Grandma's wedding dress from the 50s. Pretty cool!

Monday, April 25, 2011


My friend's boyfriend gave me almost a dozen vintage hats this weekend! They are glorious! He told me he had "a few" for me, so I assumed it was two, maybe three hats. Almost all of them came with their own vintage hair pins too! I lucked out! They were such a great gift!

I love this one. It has such an odd shape, but it's hard to catch it well in a picture. I'll have to try taking some pictures wearing it. That might work better.

This is one is probably my favorite. It fits perfectly, stays on without any kind of hair pin, and I can see myself actually wearing it pretty often.

This one is just plain ridiculous. I want to get some fake birds or something to add on to it. I have no idea what occasion I would/could wear this one to, but I have faith that a perfect situation will come up where that will be the perfect hat.

Here is a picture of the rest of them. I really have no idea what I'm going to do with all of these hats. I collect vintage hats here and there, but I think I'm going to have to start wearing them out.

Musical Monday: Chicago

Thursday, April 21, 2011

'Allo 'Allo

'Allo 'Allo is a British show from the 80s/90s set in World War Two. I'm not super familiar with it, but a friend of mine had a birthday party based off of the show a few years ago. Pictures of that party popped up on Facebook today, so I figured I would post a few