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!

Monday, July 30, 2012

{Out on the town}

Yesterday we went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see a film about the Mayan 2012 prophecies.
It was neat; we learned how they developed their calenders and used them with the stars to predict the future.
After the film we walked around downtown Houston (it wasn't too terribly hot luckily) and stopped at a taco shop for some drinks.

1930's frock: Replay on 19th
1950's birdcage pillbox hat: Replay on 19th
1930's purse: Flea market in Elizabethtown, KY

Sunday, July 29, 2012


I got this sweet 1950's frock from work.
It was a little plain so I replaced the tan buttons with black ones and added a 1950's belt.
I found my 1950's era beret at the thrift store on Fort Knox when I lived there.
A lucky find indeed!

Friday, July 27, 2012

{Hello, Doll}

Meet Florence, my 100 year old boudoir doll.
I spotted her in a cabinet at work nestled with 2 other boudoir dolls (still kicking myself for not taking them home too) and I just had to take her home with me!
She really is in great shape for her age- her white and blue silk Edwardian dress is original.

Travis told me that she is creepy.. I completely and heartily disagree, and told him to brace himself because I already ordered 2 more on Etsy from the 1930's and 1940's!!!
Being the avid sale shopper I am, they were cheap because they need restoration, but I've been reading up on composition doll repair and am excited (and nervous) to give it a go.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

{Some days are just better spent with animals and computers}

I made egg-stuffed peppers for Travis' breakfast this morning.
It's the only think that went right today :/
I am going to eat honeycomb and read Pippi Longstocking now.

Monday, July 16, 2012


This is a 1940's frock I found in the zipper repair pile at work.
After I fixed it, it just had to come home with me!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


I've been so busy....
Life has taken me away and I do not have much time for being on my computer heehe.
Family, home life, health, nursing, sewing, cooking, cleaning.. the days pass by so quickly now.

 1950's wiggle dress: from work: Replay