Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vintage Round-up: Red Plaid

Nothing says fall like red plaid. Here are some great finds that will keep you warm this fall!

vintage 1950s Pendleton Red Plaid Wool Oxford Shirt size Medium

Men's red plaid Pendleton short sleeve wool shirt, by retromanvintage on Etsy, $24

50s Dress / 1950s Shirtwaist Dress / Coral Red Plaid Cotton Dress

50s red plaid shirtwaist dress by Soubrettevintage on Etsy, $58

Vintage 1960's Red Plaid Pendleton Hat

1960s red plaid Pendleton hat (Yes, I have a thing for Pendleton), by Rustology on Etsy, $24

Pendleton Plus Size Red Tartan Plaid Long Wool Coat Jacket Size 12 Size 14 XL

Vintage red plaid (you guessed it) Pendleton ladies fall coat, by Bathhousevintage on Etsy, $48

Happy shopping!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Vintage Round-up: Snuggle Up, Girls

I know it's chilly, girls. Here are some ideas to keep you cute and warm out there.

Vintage GOLDENROD Sweater Womens MAD MEN Belted Pull Over Small Medium S M Indie Hipster Mod Ladies Green
Vintage goldenrod belted sweater by OliverandAlexa on Etsy, $48

Vintage 1950s Pendleton Wool Green Buffalo Check Plaid Circle Skirt
Vintage green Pendleton skirt by Sweetbeefinds on Etsy, $68

Vintage Levi's brown boots (OMG these are so beautiful), Ebay, buy it now $49.99

plaid coat / REVERSIBLE PLAID coat / green and red blanket coat
Reversible plaid fringed blanket coat by Friendlyfoxvintage on Etsy, $68

Happy shopping!

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's getting chilly!

Not sure about your area, but there's a chill in the air here. We're cozied up to the fire! We're eating all the squash from the garden and loving it!

I've been knitting like crazy, too. I finished these socks, a baby sweater, and a purse in a  matter of a month or so. If the cooler weather means I'll be more productive, I'm all for it, eh?

Here's the purse I made (and my modeling crew). Does the cooler weather make you more productive?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Getting ready for Halloween: vintage costumes

Got your Halloween costume ready? Yeah, me neither. I'm kind of the night before kind of gal. Or 20 minutes before. This year, though, I had a little fun looking for some costumes online. Here are my ideas to get you started...

Undead Homecoming Queen
beautiful pink salmon party cocktail dress - halloween  - costume

Pink party dress by mittenthings on Etsy

Do it yourself zombification

Minnie Pearl
Vintage 1960s Square Dance Dress. Full Skirt. White and Red Floral Print. Eyelet Cotton, Metal Zipper. Size S/M
Vintage square dance dress by PARASOLVintage on Etsy

Vintage Ladies Hat, Lace Ribbon and Bow, Size Medium

Just hang a price tag off this cute hat from SuzisCornerBoutique on Etsy and you're all set!

Michael Jackson Thriller
lady thriller  -  vtg 80s 'Quilted Space Bib' Red Zip-up Track Jacket - M / L
Vintage Michael Jackson jacket by RecycledStylez on Etsy

vintage 80s 90s GH BASS burgundy weejun loafer / womens size 8 C
Those unmistakable penny loafers by ThePerennialPast on Etsy

Okay, did that get you thinking? Here's the Pinterest board I started to collect kids costume ideas. Please share your in the comments, too!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More on Palm Springs: The modern tour

One of the coolest things about Palm Springs isn't the 87 golf courses or the insane, burning heat. It's the mid-century modern homes. They are truly to die for. We printed out some map of the supposed best houses to check out, and realized pretty quickly that just driving around produced some jaw-dropping results.

This is what it looks like if you live in a fancier Palm Springs house. That view! I always had a half an eye on the ground, though, because I don't like scorpions. Or snakes. Or tarantulas. Luckily, I saw none.

Now this place was just one I happened by. It appears to have a crazy 80s metallic door. Awesome!

This I believe is Elvis and Priscilla's honeymoon hideaway or some such nonsense. It did not thrill me all that much.

This house I loved for its clean lines and, well, whiteness.

And my favorite of all, this cute little unassuming one in charcoal gray with bright fushia and orange flowers outside. Perfect!

Here's a great resource for a self-guided tour of the mid-century homes in Palm Springs. I think it would also be great to check out Modernism Week if you were so inclined. It's next week, so get your tickets quick!

And if you're not sure what mid-century modern architecture is, or why it's still relevant, check out this blog's 10 Forgotten Lessons of Mid-Century Modern Design. I wish I had a cool mid-century house. Ho-hum, I guess my 70s ranch will have to do for now!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New favorite band: Field Report

My friend's band Field Report has a new album coming out. I'm kind of in love with it. I hope you'll check it out!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Look what I made: Fall display

Last weekend I was in Palm Springs. It was 107 the first day I got there. Today, I woke up and looked at the thermometer and it was 36. Thirty six. Like, a couple degrees above freezing. So, I guess that, and the fact that it literally is now fall, make me think more about picking pumpkins and eating apple pie than hitting the pool.

I gathered up a bunch of things the kids and I have been collecting around the house and neighborhood and threw them on a cute little tray I had stashed away. It took me about 6 minutes, and I think it turned out cute, right?

 (pictured here: a sunflower from our garden, a bird's nest that fell out of the tree, some cattails from down at our park, pinecones, a Delicata squash, and a mini pumpkin all on a cute vintage tray)

That's my idea of good decorating. It takes under 10 minutes, costs nothing, and looks like Martha Stewart lives here.

Got any other good fall decorating ideas?

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