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!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

{Deco Dress}

My great-grandmother Bonnie "Chloe" Varner circa 1920, and again with my great-grandfather Albert Puffenberger.


Youngest brother's portrait of the cat, Spice.

Monday, December 26, 2011


"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." ~ Oscar Wilde


"You can never be overdressed or over-educated." ~ Oscar Wilde

{Keep Warm}

".. But behind it all - nothing; just vodka and the void." ~ Coco Chanel

Thursday, December 22, 2011

(Oh, Christmas)

I am finally finished with Christmas shopping.
Also purchased a copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson.
I was stuck in the check-out line for 30 minutes so I got a headstart on the first 2 chapters.
I like it a lot so far!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{From a few months ago}

{A Gem}

I am always conducting family history research and I came across an absolute GEM today!
An actual PICTURE of my great-great-great grandmother Sarah Ann Latchaw-Carner.
She was born on August 2nd, 1845 in Evans City, Pennsylvania and died
on August 1st, 1916.

 I also came across her husband, my great-great-great grandfather Eli Carner.
Born in December of 1834 in the Rockland Township of Pennsylvania and died on the 23rd on March in 1901 in the Irwin Township of Pennsylvania.
He did in fact serve in the U.S. Army during the Civil War.
He was mustered into Company L, Fourth Cavalry, the same company as his brother Andrew.
He was a private and served as a hopital stewart.

This is John Carner, my great-great-great-great grandfather.
He was born on January 29th, 1787 (200 years before me!) in Pennsylvania and died on December 21st, 1870 in Pennsylvania at age 83.

And let's not forget my great-great-great-uncle Jacob Stauffer Latchaw!


This is my great-grandfather William Earl Blair.
He fought in WWI as a private in the 51st Infantry regiment under the 6th division, in the 5th Army Corps (confusing!)
He fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which lasted from September to November of 1918.
Born on May 10th, 1896 in Pennsylvania and died on February 22, 1978.

Monday, December 19, 2011

{Monday Outfits}

Work outfit:
1950's Dior Turban: Antique Shop in League City, TX
1950's greed shirt-dress: The Nitty Gritty, Louisville, KY

Work Christmas Party Outfit:
1940's red silk 2-piece dress: Granny's Attic, Marshall, MI
Vintage diamond earrings and necklace: Gift

Sunday, December 18, 2011

{Beach time!}

Yesterday we all went to Galveston!

1960's fur-trimmed wool coat: Gift
Crocheted headband: Gift from my sister

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

{La Mer}

While back home, I spent a lovely day on the beach at Carlsbad.
Oh, how I miss blue ocean waters!