My Life in Pictures - November

December 6, 2015

As my blog is so much about places and things and events, it only gives a very small snapshot at what I do when I'm not being vintage.  Because I'm not vintage all of the time.  I do regular things just like you do.  I thought it would be fun to give you a snapshot of my Instagram feed, as many have before me, so that if you don't follow my feed religiously (you don't?!) you'll still get the gist of what I'm about because we all like peeking in on other people, right? Or is that just me being weird? (don't answer that.)

1930s dress and jewelry

Drinking and Eating - One of My Favorite Occupations
In addition to having a pint on Guy Fawkes Night, slurping down an ice cream cone in a park, and eating delicious barbecue, I also ventured over to Clifton's Cafeteria for my first venture into the hallowed halls of this legendary dining establishment.  Oh, and I went to the Blue Bayou too, one of my favorite Disney restaurants (Carthay Circle being my first.)  

Clifton's terrazzo @ Lady by Choice

Gus's Barbecue neon





Events and Occasions
Earlier in the month I paid homage to our nation's military by going to a Veterans Day ceremony in Pasadena, which was graced with a vintage plane flyby.

Vintage planes Veterans Day

I didn't get to go to the VIP opening, as I had a child to attend to, but I did manage to squeeze in some time to visit Julien's Auctions for some wonderful Hollywood items, including a suit of lights (which are the traditional clothes of a bullfighter) worn by Rudolph Valentino.  Swoon!  They didn't have a lot of the eras I appreciate at this particular auction, but I did take a few photos and hope to do a post soon on what I found.

Rudolph Valentino suit of lights Blood and Sand

We also did a little pre-birthday visit to Disneyland with our son and took in the new Star Wars enhancements.  Viewing Disneyland all decorated for the holidays was a treat as well.

Christmas tree Disneyland


Fashion and Beauty
I know many folks simply can't find the items they want in vintage stores, Etsy or Ebay (I have a dickens of a time finding things that fit me.)  I thought it would be helpful to provide some links to things I'd wear if I wanted to fake a vintage look that anyone could purchase.  I put together an ensemble almost entirely from Modcloth (which you can purchase from my shop links above if you're so inclined.)    Modcloth is great as they have curvy sizes that actually fit.  While their looks tend towards those favoring the 1950s, you can find some casual wear that could work for early periods as well.  And their shoe selection!  When I do wear modern, I like to still accessorize with vintage to help pull the look together, hence my lovely leather purse.  And with a swipe of a lovely daytime red by Chanel (Dialogue, if you must know the shade), you're set. Unless you're sick and are hanging out in bed in your '20s robe.


1920s leather purse

Chanel lipstick green perfume bottle peking glass necklace

1920s silk robe

Thanksgiving
Each Thanksgiving here in the states I go all out.  I cook a full Thanksgiving meal for my little family and in-laws.  Over time I've collected some pretty table pieces that enhance my holiday table and each year I get a little something.  This year I bought more glassware and my turkey bowls.  We'll see what I add next year.  If you're wondering, my glassware pattern is Fostoria Meadow Rose, my silverplate is Rogers Allure, my china is a more modern white on white pattern, but was a wonderful gift from my best friend.  My turkey (more likely chickens, but I like to see them as a turkey) I use to hold candied nuts to snack on.  I think I bought them at either Michael's or Joann's.  The pretty flowers I arranged in a silverplate low flower bowl with pierced work flower frog.

Thanksgiving table flowers china

Thanksgiving table flowers china

And while we are on the subject of thanksgiving, I would be remiss if I didn't speak of the horrors taking place around the world, including in my own back yard.  Light a candle for those that were lost, hug your dear ones close, and be the voice of reason and change in this world.


Have a wonderful holiday season.

Until next time,





tubby3pug said...

I love your instagram feed

Mim said...

Those are great photos. I love your turkey bowls! (They look like turkies to me.)

Jessica Cangiano said...

Really lovely post and topic to delve into. I've been thinking a great deal about the other (non-strictly-vintage related) aspects of my life this year, too, and often feel like they're not represented near enough online. I may follow your lead and pen a post inspired by this one some day, as I feel it's (the other aspects of our lives) something we should all discuss at least once in a while.

♥ Jessica

Unknown said...

Tubby3pug, Mim and Jessica, thank you so much. Yes, there is indeed more to us than what shows up on our blogs and feeds.

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