Vintage Adventures

Howdy! I'm a crafty gal living in the Golden State of California; all about vintage clothes, swing dancing, knitting, cooking, books
and adventures!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


So much has happened to me in the past week.
I don't know if I should [can] write about it here..
but soon I am going to be all on my own again.
Just me, myself and I.
It's both terrifying and exciting.

There's just this instinct in me telling me to leave and I must follow it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

{A mysterious mystery}

Last weekend I went to Ohio to visit my paternal grandparents.
I was looking at family photographs.
I was curious about the back of a photo of my great-grandmother Marit Reitan, from Norway, so I took it out of the frame and discovered..
a mysterious mystery!

Her photograph doubles as a postcard.
It was taken in 1917 at
Hudson Photo Studio
123 Washington St.,
Hoboken, NJ

Also on the back are quite a few shorthand characters.
I've asked around and apparently the 3 characters in the lower left hand corner are Gregg Shorthand,
while the rest on the right side are Pitman Shorthand.
As my great-grandmother was from Europe, is is possible that some of the markings may have more than one sound!
Figuring out what this says is proving very difficult!!


Monday, August 16, 2010

{Deco doll}

1960's velvet dress: Gift
Necklace: Gift from a friend in Norway

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


My computer has just recovered from a nasty virus.. Antivir Solution Pro.
It was scary!

Made [vegan] chocolate cupcakes with peanut buttercream frosting yesterday for someone's birthday at CNA class.
One cupcake was reserved for a soldier's belated birthday.

I found a robin's eggshell on the way to class too!