I have started to notice a trend on my thrift finds. Flowers! Lots and lots of 60's Brady Bunch-ish flowers. I am not sure exactly where the obsession started. Every table cloth,sheet, or napkin that has some sort of psychadelic flower on it , I must take it home with me !
The joy of the late 60's
How can anyone have a pre-teen meltdown with that wallpaper?
Which tacky color combo best suits you?
Spring has sprung every morning in this powder room.
Me and Wolfie wore some of our favorite outfits when we went to visit my grandma. Due to some teething meltdowns we had our photos taken separately. If you follow me on Instagram you already saw a sneak peek of what the Wolfman wore.
My mother always allowed me to be a free spirit, she would let me play in the dirt, mud or creek. And when I would come filthy, my mom would simply say "It's just dirt". Thankfully she always had play clothes , so school clothes were never ruined. Being a mom now also, I hope that Wolfgang can play till his heart content in the dirt.
Welcome to the less glamorous part of my life as a housewife. Teething. My poor little Wolfgang has been waiting for his top teeth to pop out for about two months now. The past twenty-four hours of my life have been more demanding than when Wolfgang was first born. With him waking up every hour last evening and cluster nursing, I'm warn out and Wolfie is a fuss bus which means it is difficult for me to ,blog ,craft and bake.
So much of my inspiration comes from the women in my family tree. Frances Urewicz was my grandmother, she was an amazing dresser and glamour girl who managed to always look sharp on a tight budget. Here are a couple of my favorite items and looks of hers.
Grandma Fran's Favorite Peach Dress
Feather trim how I love thee!
My favorite feature of my grandmother was her perfectly softed finger waved raven colored hair. Even though my grandma changed her hair color several times throughout her lifetime, black was always her natural. Her mane never had more then just a few thin silvery strands that ran through her fringe.
Fran & Me
Fran's late 30's style is my favorite to recreate.
Fran's Favorites From Her Past
Favorite hat and purse she used during the late 60's.
Hankie ,scarf and ticket stubbed saved from my fathers senior prom.
Broaches and favorite lipsticks she saved from the 50's so she could match them up to modern brands.
Her custom made Balenciaga heels ,that she refused to tell me how much she paid for them in the 40's. The last time I spoke with my grandma before her passing I wore these, she said she finally got her money's worth.
I miss my grandma terribly, but happy to have her treasures from her past , to give new life to
Scarves are such a quick fix. They are an easy stepping stone into the vintage dressing world. They are inexpensive and versatile. Only costing between one to four dollars, it is easy to spruce up a bland frock. My scarf collection started out innocently the spring before I got married. Of course, I had a few stashed away given to me from relatives as well. But, while I was waiting for my hair to grow long enough to style like Lucille Ball's gorgeous hair, I continued to expand my collection by purchasing every scarf I came across. Finally, my mane grew long enough so I could adorn my hair with my lovely scarves.
The gods of curb catching have blessed me once again. While out on the hunt for some yard sales this morning, I saw a pile of electronics gleaming in the morning sun. I did a slow creep-by in my little bug and to my surprise there was a beautiful radio record player just sitting there. Unfortunately for me, it does not work, but for someone who enjoys fixing up old sets this would bring plenty of joy. I love how the speaker fabric is sparkly gold! So groovy!
Sunday brought such an unexpected surprise. As Wolfgang and I were driving home from shopping we saw a yard sale sign that said " 25 cent sale". Well of course, when I saw that I did a quick u-turn and headed straight to the sale. When we arrived there was a smorgasbord of books laid out for us to pick from. A retro book collectors dream! Here are our colorful findings.