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Oh, And Isn’t Her Outfit Implausible

New purse, and raid my closet!
The summer time antique present is coming up in less than two weeks, and i need some spending money! So it’s time to scrub out my closet of issues I now not wear, or no longer fit into, and put them up for sale in my store on Etsy. So not exactly going back into promoting full time, but I will be adding things right here and there if I find the odd thing at property sales and such 🙂

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So thats what I did as we speak, and earlier than having some buddies over for just a little get collectively to observe Wipeout, Sam and i walked to a local beer store, By the Bottle, to get some fancy beers. I just obtained cream soda, because I believe beer tastes like fermented death, however, I got to pick out cute bottles for our pals.

On our means dwelling we discovered a cute home for sale and explored round it, peeking in home windows and making mates with kitties. The house was pretty cute, but that they had fully remodeled the kitchen which simply infuriates me like nothing else. If I’ll have a house with new kitchen fixtures they will be from Massive Chill. I suppose I’d higher start saving up now 🙂
But it does bother me that realtors tell folks to change their unique kitchen options (or other things), with a view to promote the home for extra money. I am telling you right now realtors, I desire a home with original features! I’ll decide what to maintain and what to replace, not you.

Anyway, getting off my soapbox for vintage houses, this one had a cool shredded cellar door in the back, which I needed to take photos by. Only drawback was that it was kind of creepy, and I used to be afraid zombies have been going to return up and grab my ft. Therefore the questionable expression in the first picture 🙂

Last however not least, meet me new satchel, Darcy! Named after you already know who. I’ve been watching numerous Jane Austen recently 🙂

Nineteen thirties bow costume-Made by me from a 1930s pattern
Belt-Thrifted

Coach satchel and footwear-Urban Eccentric Vintage
Hat-Ceaselessly 21

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6.27.2010
Spice rack makeover!

So the other day whereas hitting up some yard gross sales with my grandma, I came throughout a little bit picket spice rack I’ve seen many occasions earlier than at thrift shops and estate sales. It was kind of cute. I preferred the lettering. However not blue, like the rest of my kitchen. I decided to spend the $1 on the rack, and see if I might paint it in some unspecified time in the future (most likely never).

I obtained house and had some time to kill, so I popped into the hardware store and found a shelf full of “paint samples”, which have been little jars of pre-combined paint, together with just the coloration I wanted! I went right dwelling and acquired began, and it looked higher and better with each coat of paint. For the “spices” text at the top I decided to do a banner with some (unintentionally) scribbly script.

I think it turned out fairly good if I do say so myself!
Now I’m going to keep my eyes open for cute little vintage spice jars, I believe it can be nice to have a bunch of mis-matched containers on it 🙂

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Random pictures from Saturday
Saturday morning I woke up at 6:30 to go to an property sale with my grandma in Camas Washington. My grandma has been taking me to property sales since I was a teeny little girl, so I was skilled properly 🙂 We had quite a lot of enjoyable, the property sale was great, I received some clothes I introduced into work, a bit of fabric, a basket to take to the farmers market to carry produce, and a needlework image of a kitty. I name him Flufferton.
We additionally spent time at a neighborhood sale, which was for probably the most part nice. It was in a wealthier neighborhood, so plenty of the people selling were simply downright greedy with their prices (as an example, $20 for a used girls easter costume). But we did walk away with some clothes for my cousins and nephew, and i acquired a spice rack I painted (pictures later). And I feel my favourite and most amusing discover of the day was a Coach mini tape measure, which is now in my purse. I always need to measure issues, but never remember to purchase a tiny tape measure. Drawback solved!

After that I walked all the way down to the farmers market to see my aunt who was working an area on the recycled arts festival. I obtained some recent fruit to fill my new basket, and my cousin, her friend, and that i could not resist the heavenly scent of the mini cinnamon doughnuts, made right earlier than our eyes.

Later that day, after painting the spice rack and taking a nap, I tagged along with my sister in law and her boyfriend to Without end 21 in downtown Portland. We stayed till they closed, Caitlin discovered a complete summer wardrobe, and that i picked out a cute pair of pants and a boater type hat. You will see it a lot over the summer time, you’ll in all probability get sick of it 🙂

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6.24.2010
The Grilled Cheese Grill

This afternoon I went with my aunt and her women to The Grilled Cheese Grill for lunch. Meals carts are big right here in Portland, so there’s lots of competitors for the most effective food, and coolest setup. This place was set up in a gravel lot, with the kitchen in an airstream trailer (who doesn’t love an airstream ), and the dining space exterior with picnic tables, and an superior outdated schoolbus. We sat within the schoolbus, that had an amazing mural on the ceiling, original bus seats set up like booths, and a little bar with barstools on the other facet. And the tables have been lined with yearbook pictures!
I had the The new Brie, which was nice, but the Babs sounds so good, and maybe The Jaime for dessert!

And when Sam and i were strolling to my grandmas, we stopped at our outdated home and took photos in my previous ally for old occasions sake. Oh how I miss that mossy previous roof.

Dress-Kit Cornell by April Cornell
nineteen thirties hat and 1980s sneakers-City Eccentric Vintage

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6.23.2010
Phony flapper

In ninth grade we have been given an task to put in writing a paper on something we needed.
I picked Coco Chanel.

Ever since then I’ve cherished her, and every part she did, and designed, and wore. Because of this, in high school, I was obsessed with 1920s fashions, and tried my best to emulate flappers and schoolgirls by wearing cloches, lengthy strands of pearls, and bobbing my hair (which used to wave perfectly on it is personal and appear like fingewaves, oh how beautiful lace wigs I miss that!).
However it was not meant to be, as my figure is the alternative of the 1920s ultimate, so I seemed just a little “off” in the straight, low waist dresses. I nonetheless get a craving to do a 1920s look, though it is not probably the most flattering thing, however hey, on one hand it is comfy!
This costume is definitely from the 1980s (Byer Too), and the cloche from the nineteen nineties (Liz Claiborne), and I believe they do a pretty good job of wanting deco! I can put on them without worrying about ruining a ninety year previous garment, which is always a very good thing.

Speaking of Coco Chanel, I did a small post on the Coco Avant Chanel film on my different weblog The Hen Hat. Oh you didn’t know I had one other weblog I completely do.

Gown-Scuda Vintage, Lengthy Seaside (not there)
Cloche-I do not remember..

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6.22.2010
What is the deal with my photos in the present day

Ok, first off, I look pretty rattling sad in the first photograph. Not quite positive why, since I had a nice day at work (I really like fashionable prospects). So ignore my face.
Second, the final picture makes me burst into laughter. Like, what on earth am I doing with that poor dandelion I’m not paying attention to it. I’m simply gazing off into the gap while displaying it to you.
In all honesty I was somewhat shy since there was a bunch of people not too far away, and at one level a guy handed by and that i stated “I’m not a weirdo I swear!” as the timer was beeping. It is so awkward taking footage of your self when different people do not know what you’re doing.

Anyway, this costume is definitely a 1950s housedress. Housedresses had been something you’ll wear throughout the day at house both over your slip, or over your clothes, so your good clothes would not get dirty. For instance you may go grocery purchasing, come dwelling, substitute your day dress along with your housedress, clear the house, after which put your day gown back on later to visit a friend. Or no matter.
This housedress has some stains and is effectively worn, which I love, it was clearly someone’s each day housedress. And the print is irresistible.
I see them every every now and then, always is fairly prints, and I believe belted, they make great dresses, particularly since most have massive, roomy pockets!

All objects in the outfit-Urban Eccentric Vintage
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6.21.2010
Cakes, pies, and tattoos.

Saturday my aunt invited me over to make a giant batch of pie crusts together with her and my cousins. Because it was going to be fathers day the subsequent day, Pearl (the one within the black shirt) made her papa a Boston cream pie, and Ruth (the oldest) made a chocolate meringue pie, both turned out beautifully. As you can see child Dottie additionally helped out 🙂
After we completed everyone piled into the car with the Boston cream pie, and we headed to Portland to shock my uncle at work at Deluxe Tattoo. The women always get momentary tattoos, and this time they colored them in, which was pretty cute. You possibly can see more on that topic in a publish I did right here. Hope everyone had a pleasant weekend!

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Rainy day wedding
Sunday afternoon Twila Jean and i attended a wedding ceremony, we had some much wanted time collectively! As you can see I did not take tons of photos, it was a bit rainy out, however someone was nice sufficient to take our image, once we tried to do it ourselves, it failed pretty dangerous. We ended up sitting with some enjoyable folks in the course of the reception, so laughs all around.
Oh and the gown code was black clothing, so Twila and that i regarded alike yet again, it someway all the time occurs, but no less than this time it was kind of unavoidable 🙂

Dress-Beach Picnic Dress in After Darkish, compliments of ModCloth
Hat and gloves-Thrifted

Birdie pin-Gift from my mother, from Decades Vintage
Locket-Gift from my boss, from City Eccentric Vintage

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6.19.2010
Blogger meet up with Bombshell Bettie!

This morning I met up with Nicole of Bombshell Bettie and her husband for some espresso and antiquing. They kindly took a detour out of their trip to fulfill up with me, and we hit an antique mall together (found a cute little wool high, it’s by no means going to get hot right here, so what the heck, I’ll invest in additional wool).
It was great to lastly meet her, after only realizing each other on Facebook, I hope we can meet up again!
Oh, and is not her outfit unbelievable

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6.17.2010
Columbia river gorge

This morning was Sams final day of faculty, so to rejoice we took benefit of our synched up days off and drove out alongside the colombia river gorge. It’s a scenic route dotted with waterfalls, previous towns, and windsurfing.
Our first stop was Multnomah Falls, a gorgeous waterfall, filled with vacationers and a few hiking trails. We had a pleasant picnic lunch, it was truly fairly nice out. Not too scorching, and i pulled my jacket out from under the mattress (so much for a summer season wardrobe).
Sam makes superb music mixes, so we had a great soundtrack for our little day trip. She and Him, The Nationwide, Beirut, all of the good things.
We drove our approach there on the Oregon side, and went the way again on the Washington side, however at one level the highway was closed for about an hour, so we went an “alternate route”.
After about an hour of going nowhere close to the route we wished, and passing buffalo ranches, and Mt.

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