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I’ve Got the Blues

28 Oct

Today, I am feeling blue. Not in a bad way though. I’ve recently been in love with all things nautical. (Which I am now convinced is mandatory for any vintage loving gal.) I’ve amassed several such items over the years and to keep from overflowing, I’ve added many pieces of my personal collection to the shop. Here are just a few that are there, and keep a look out for more!!

Navy Shoes Blues

Navy Shoes Blues: Canvas shoes are the perfect laid back answer to stilettos. Unfortunately for me, they were a little to snug for anything but taking pictures.

Mod Hatter

The Mod Hatter: I acquired this hat several years ago, but because I’m more Elizabeth Taylor rather than Twiggy, it got little use. I still think it’s lovely, but it needs someone to love it.

Blue Belle

Blue Belle: This dress is a great canvas for all your nautical looks. I wore it with a ‘kerchief around my neck a la’ retro flight stewardess. It’s really an easy care piece; throw it on and go, toss it in the wash, dry and repeat!

Nautical Juice Glasses

Nautical Juice Glasses: These pulled together my love for all things nautical and retro in my kitchen. Would be perfect in your coastal kitchen or on your yacht, of course.

The Parson’s Table (aka The Wedding Venue That Wasn’t)

20 Jul

The hunt is on for a venue to host our upcoming wedding. This is proving to be a rather difficult feat. All we want is a quirky place that reflects who we are. Is that too much to ask? Evidently so.

Lo! There was The Parson’s Table! I thought perhaps we had found the place!

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This beautiful church built sometime in the 1870’s is in historic Jonesboro. It hasn’t served as a church for some while. It’s just quirky enough and is placed in a beautiful setting that has perfect colours in the Fall.

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How could one not fall in love with this place!?

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Clear & White bangle – thrifted
Red bangle – Gift from my fiance (It was his grandmother’s)
60’s faux lizard handbag – local estate sale

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Early 50’s wedges – thrifted (These are my favorite shoes right now. I wish I had more colours)

Unfortunately for us (and them! Just think of what a fabulous wedding we are to have!) they are only fulfilling their reservations already booked through this year, and are making no commitments to hosting any new events.

So the search is still on for a site to hold our awesome wedding. Since I’m not from this area the local hidden gems are, well, still hidden. So by all means, let me know of neat places we can go look at in East Tennessee.

Oh, this was the only picture I snagged of my whole outfit.

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Late 50’s novelty print dress – Thrifted
Cardigan – From my mall working days in HS

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Couldn’t wait for Autumn

20 Mar

I’ve been severely under the weather for the past week. Like, could barely get out of bed sick. So I have tons of errands to catch up on. I’m still not quite up to snuff, but better. I refuse to go out looking like I actually feel, and I know wearing pretty things makes me feel better, even if it’s merely an illusion. So the focal point of today’s outfit is a fun late 50’s early 60’s batik print dress with a fantastic scalloped edge running around the collar and down the front. (I really bought it to wear this Autumn.) I paired it with an orangey-red straw hat, geometric plastic beaded necklace, brown leather belt, my new favorite cat-eyed shades and 60’s wedge shoes. I’m still on the lookout for coloured Bakelite bangles to pair with this. Since it’s such a busy print, I didn’t want to wear a brooch.

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Batik dress – Rust Belt Threads
Straw Hat – Thrifted
1960’s geometric necklace – Estate sale
Sun glasses – Target
Leather Belt- Thrifted
1960’s Wedges – Gift

Leopard for Life

30 Jan

Today is super nice, especially for January. It’s 54F and not a cloud in the sky! I had some errands to run today, and being one of the most mundane tasks it seemed like leopard print anything would help. So to carry on, since I couldn’t just wrap myself in the satin leopard print sheets I snoozed on, I pranced around today in my favorite Steve Madden heels. Seeing as my shoes were “wild”, I just paired them with one of my vintage LBDs.

Not having a tripod or a photographer…you get mirror shots with a phone.

Leopard Love!

Loving the neckline detail….

…and it has POCKETS!

Necklace – F21

LBD – Thifted

Shoes – Steve Madden

Baby’s Got Her Blue Dress On.

27 Apr

A few weeks ago I bought a group of dresses for the shop, and sometimes I Just can’t help but indulge myself in a wear before it goes up. This was one of those items. Another thing that keeps me from putting stuff up…lack of a photographer and/or a mannequin to put things on. I listed my first item yesterday, more for the experience than anything, so it’s not my best work as I am actually quite handy with a camera. It took me all of about 8 minutes photos and all.

I like this dress, Love the collar and the pleated bust, but it wasn’t made for curvy girls…even though Thomas said I looked pretty in it and he like it on me.

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So there’s you a preview of what will be in the shop soon. I guess I’ll have to bribe one of my friends with food in exchange for having to watch me change clothes and take about 300 pictures one afternoon. Who’s up for that? ūüėÄ
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Today’s thrift run

19 Jan

Today I made a run to the local thrift store. Around East Tennessee, this is usually a bust…quite honestly, it’s always a bust. Today was different!

I found quite a few things I’ll start with the clothing. Below from left:

  • An early 50’s cream cardigan (I need to shrink it just a tiny bit) and cherry red wiggle skirt.
  • The shoes are just my favorite pair of Steve Madden heels. (not from today)
  • My favorite modern shirt and lacy cardy (not from today)
  • The saddest thing I found was a 1940’s black rayon dress with wonderful hip detail (as seen below), that had been hemmed to hit above the knee. It fit me and my boobs which is SO hard to find, so I was devastated when I got home and tried it on and discovered it was so short. Not really sure what to do with it. Should I take it back.

I am putting together my Valentines day outfit! I think I have an adorable little white hat with strawberries that will go with my new skirt. I’m super excited. ‚̧

Secondly, I found some great little house hold items.Clockwise, from upper left:

  • This really¬†kitschy¬†pineapple souvenir mug from Hawaii
  • My FAVORITE find…a chrome Lincoln BeautyWare canister set from the 50’s in excellent condition.
  • A¬†lacquered¬†vanity powder box, late 50’s.

I’m making plans to bring back all my hats! I think I’ll do a tutorial on how to freshen up tired veils on hats soon.

So, what should I do with the dress that has been hemmed? It’s not as desirable at that length. Also, What type of tutorials would you be interested in seeing? Leave me a note in the comments below!