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, October 30, 2011

{What a steal!}

2 days ago I stopped at an antique store on the way home from work and I scored a 1940's handbag for $5!

{Halloween Eve}

Last night Travis and I went to a Halloween party at my boss' house.
It was great- fun- I dressed as the fabulous Marilyn Monroe and Travis was, of course, a soldier.
Today's agenda is to make [vegan] pumpkin pie and buckeyes, take Travis brassiere shopping with me at Nordstrom and finally, see The Rum Diary. 
The book was quite enjoyable.

Before the change: 

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Great-grandmother Minnie Edna Tuck in Camargo, OK circa the late 1930's.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

{In the country}

Great-grandfather Elzie Virgil Henxeson (born in 1909, Ft. Cobb, OK) and Great-grandmother Minnie Edna Tuck (born 1912, Arnett, OK) and grandfather Elzie Leroy Henexson circa 1933 in Camargo, OK.
I remember meeting my great-grandfather once, in a nursing home.
I wasn't very old- somewhere in grade school. 
We were looking at an aviary filled with colorful birds.
He was very kind.
I learned from my mom that my great-grandmother passed away while they were on vacation in New Mexico.
My Grandma Shirley told me that my great-grandma Minnie was a very shy, easily embarrassed woman.
Now I know where I get that from!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{Perfect day for a walk}

Travis and I walked the dogs (Gatsby and Juri) in a field we found near our house.
I picked a bunch of wildflowers as well; yellows, purples, pinks and whites.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011