Monday, December 27, 2010

Closet Christmas

In my closet on Christmas wearing blouse from H&M, vest and hat from Target.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nurse Cherry Ames

My 1940's nurse Halloween costume from yesterday. Wore my great aunt Jo's navy blue wool with red lining nurse's cape that has been in our family for years. Got the white dress on Etsy and hat online.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Virginia Apples

Apple picking is one of my favorite Fall activities. We spent a beautiful day in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Fun was had by all and a delicious apple pie was made that evening.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vintage Black and Plaid

First day of Fall wearing my favorite black shirtwaist vintage dress and ankle boots. I love September for so many reasons. The leaves are just beginning to change and the air is crisper in the morning. Perfect time of year to live on the East Coast.

Monday, August 30, 2010

End of Summer Clams

We bid farewell to summer with a dinner of clams in white wine and butter and fried green tomatoes. Delicious!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Favorite Vintage Dress

I have a favorite of my vintage dresses and of course it is black. This dress once belonged to my best friend about 18 years ago. This dress is perfect. It has a pencil skirt and tank straps, zips up the back and has a small bow on the bodice. The dress is probably from the sixties, but it is hard to tell. The fabric is old and the seams are now weak. I hope it lasts for a few more years.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

A new haircut that I am still getting used to. Thankfully, I can still put it up in a twist with a scarf for really hot days like the ones we have had lately.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

I have been searching for one of these round American Tourister cases for such a long time. I really wanted red, but would have settled for another color. While dropping off some items to Goodwill, I saw this perfect case in a pile on the sidewalk! Definitely my best Goodwill find ever. And it only cost me 4 bucks!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rocky Mountain High

Back from a trip to Colorado with the family. Beautiful skies, big red rocks, clean air and crazy clouds.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Very Old Pictures

I love messing around with effects on my pictures. I usually use the Picnik site, but these really cool looking effects were made using a Japanese site that makes the pictures look about 150 years old.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mary Poppins

I took my daughter to see Mary Poppins last night and we had a great time. The musical has amazing sets and costumes. I had to get the doll as a souvenir, she has such great details with the umbrella and carpet bag. I wore my new/old vintage polka dot skirt that I got on Etsy for $8.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Beehive and a Black Dress

For my dad's 70th birthday party, I teased my hair into a very small beehive and wore a strapless black dress from the Tracy Feith line for Target. Actually my shoes are from Target too. It was a fun night and my dad had a great time with all of his closest friends and family.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Billie 1930

My father found these pictures of my grandmother Billie from the early 1930's. In the first three she is dressing up with her sister Lela. I love the first one.