Vintage Field Trip – The Graber Olive House

My sister won a an awesome contest. She won a photo session with photographer Trisha Alonzo for her engagement pictures. I mentioned before that my sister wants a rustic vintage themed wedding so she asked me for some ideas on some good locations for the photo shoot, locally. She knows…

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Thrifted Thursday | Glamorous Office Accessories

When I moved into my little 1954 suburban ranch house, the sweet lady who lived here before had some very handy shelves installed in one of the rooms. This made it easy to decide that this would be my work station/desk area since I tend to be a clutter-bug and…

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How to Shop At an Antique Mall

I love shopping at antique malls for vintage clothing and accessories. Some malls are VERY organized, some, not so much. Regardless of how well merchandised a mall is, i love that I don’t have to dig too much to find real gems. As a vintage collector, most of the time…

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Women Exercising While They Work – Sexist?

I ran across this funny (at least to me) article about vintage images of housewives staying in shape while they do their household chores. Of course my vintage-tracked mind went straight for this skirt. Now, I consider myself a feminist. I believe that women should be paid equally as men…

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Retro Bathing Suits from Popina

It’s been a couple years since I reviewed one of my favorite vintage inspired brands – Popina Swimwear in Portland, Oregon. Popina sells the most adorable and easy to wear vintage inspired swimsuits. I have been so happy with my Popina swimsuits in the past. I was ready for a…

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Thrifted Thursday – Hot For Hot Pink Jewelry Box

I told you about my quest for a vintage vanity or jewelry armoire. My current storage solution for my vintage costume jewelry consists of cardboard boxes sitting on my bedroom floor and an array of smallish jewelry boxes. But I couldn’t help picking up one more. How could I pass…

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Lucite Love – Giveaway!

Some girls love diamonds. I love Lucite. Beautiful, plastic crystal-like gorgeousness that is sculptural and modern. Lucite jewelry was an inexpensive way to to wear fun but luxurious looking accessories. Designers really never intended it to be a faux stone like rhinestones are to diamonds. The designs were always whimsical,…

 

Spring Cleaning Your Vintage Closet

It’s that time! Time to spring clean. And closets need a good cleaning out as much as the rest of your home. Carolyn Schneider, expert bargain shopper and author of The Fifth Edition of The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide, offers the following tips on how to efficiently clean…

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Great Gatsby Party With LA Designer Sue Wong

Today is the opening of The Great Gatsby. I bet you are going to the movies this weekend to see it right? Well I can say I was lucky enough to attend a very Jay Gatsby affair at a real life 1920s Hollywood mansion. I was so thrilled to be…

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Thrifted Thursday – Mid Century Baubles

I have an addiction to vintage jewelry. I wouldn’t say I pile it on everyday. Just buy it by the handfuls. Especially when the handfuls are already beautifully displayed, curated and priced to sell for me. These were all purchased at one time. A very stylish older woman must have…

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