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.)
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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