Last night I teamed up with Jeff Bejma, a loca historian who just published a book on Fells Point history, for a Historical Crime Tour of Baltimore focusing on the 1850-1860s era and how essentially Baltimore earned the nickname “Mobtown.”
We had several members of the Baltimore Historical Society join us, as well as several of my coworkers and clients from the barbershop I work at.
I tried to document the evening but instead I was too engrossed in Jeff’s talk! I’m going to post info about his book soon so that anyone who is interested can check it out!
I was able to remember to take two photos- the first from the beginning of the evening at QG. Jeff is behind the bar (he’s BMore’s finest bartender!) and the second is him talking about the area where Edgar Allen Poe was kidnapped. We are standing in the Inner Harbor, and Poe had been abducted a few blocks north.
This tour really got me interested in Maryland history and Baltimore history in particular. I really want to check out the rest of the tours in the city! It being October, there’s several haunted ones here, so I think they should be the first on my list!
I adopted Waffles this past March as you guys know. He came from a local shelter, BARCS, who does such awesome things in Baltimore. They are doing a fundraiser called Whiskers and Wine- the winning cat or dog gets their photo on a wine label and the wines are sold to the public!
He needs your votes! You have til midnight to vote for him:) he’s currently in 3rd.
You need a Facebook account, and all you have to do is like the photo!
Click here to vote for Waffles!
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If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you probably should! I post my outfits on there and it’s generally the only social media platform I partake in. There should be small icons to the right that will take you right to my page!
But, since you’re here to see outfits- here you go!
The first few are from my birthday trip to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Sedona at the end of August, and the last few are some outfits for the Baltimore Vintage Society and work. Hope you enjoyed!
I know I keep saying I will blog more often, but the truth is that at the end of a log day, the last thing I want to do is open my laptop and do more WORK. And since I’m fairly technology-adverse, it’s taken me a while to actually get around to downloading the WordPress app… But I did! So this will make t much easier for me (and you!) to stay updated. (Also I have a bunch of coworkers and friends who are trying to keep me accountable!)
Also a lovely welcome to all my recent followers! Hi Rico! Hi Angela! Hi Jim! Hi Steve! Hi Krista! And all the others! Big hellos and welcomes to you all! I appreciate it:)
It’s been a long time coming, but I finally created a group on Facebook for Vintage and Retro lovers of the Baltimore City area. One of my clients had talked me into doing it, so we could organize a Tweed Ride and various other activities. Check it out!
Baltimore Vintage Society
Uhhhh…. where did this summer go? It’s August, you guys. Seriously.
It’s been a heck of a summer for me so far! I last left off at the Vintage Pop Up Shop from the Maryland Historical Society, but there’s been loads of fun vintage outings since! I participated in a second round of the National Archives 20s clothing review, redone my apartment to more of a MCM style, gotten tons of new vintage goodies and was interviewed by Baltimore STYLE Magazine for a feature on vintage clothing and style!
My sister and her boyfriend came in from Australia for a visit, I’ve changed up my hair, Snacks had a health scare and Waffles is still insane.
So the other night, the MD Historical Society had an Atomic Pop Up Shop and Cocktail Hour to prepare for a 50s themed cocktail event in a few weeks. As always, I forgot to take photos of the event, but I’ve borrowed a few that were taken by the kind folks at The City Paper.
(all photos taken and property of Tedd Helm, City Paper)
For more awesome photos of the event, check out the City Paper website.
Can’t wait for the cocktail hour in a few weeks!
Since I’m terrible at blogging.. (Seriously.)
1 – 50s skirt from eBay (I love you, Debi Dooley!) | sweater from H&M | bakelite moon brooch from an antique store in York, PA
2 – 50s dress from an estate sale | sweater from Target | celluloid palm tree brooch from eBay
3 – 50s dress from Halcyon Vintage in Richmond, VA | sweater from Forever21 | bakelite key brooch from eBay
4 – 50s skirt with atomic row boat print from eBay (Debi Dooley again!) | sweater and tank from Forever21 | belt from Target
I’ve been craving more 50s skirts lately with modern sweaters for work because they’re still so fun and work appropriate. I’ve found more on eBay from a sweet seller (mentioned above) so I’ve been adding to my collection. I’ve been particularly drawn to atomic prints, which are getting harder and harder to find.
You can check out my recent outfit updates on Instagram as I’ve been trying to update my vintage more often (something we all know I’m terrible at!)
Here’s my outfits from the last week!
These two to mostly show off my new brooches! A 30s celluloid carved wheat brooch, and a 40s ‘Knit for Victory’ from Machinedance Vintage (love you dear!)
Two FABULOUS dresses from Elizabeth (which had been in the shop… but then I decided they should just stay in my closet…🙂 )
My awesome new plaid wiggle dress from Fairy Floss Vintage <3
I was trying to show off the button detail and my new black bakelite fish brooch from eBay!🙂
I’ll be updating more shortly!
It’s been almost two months since Annabelle has passed, and I find I’m not the only one in the house that’s been mourning. Enid/Snacks/E-Snacks the Cat has been guarding Annabelle’s bed, food bowls and toys. She’s been more needy than I’ve ever seen her, waking me up at all hours of the night because she wants attention. It’s really sad.. she had never showed much interest in me before.
After careful consideration, I warmed to the idea of introducing another cat to the household. Pancakes, the fish, has been a great addition and eSnacks loves to sit and watch him swim for hours but she still wasn’t getting much play time or attention in while I was away at work. I couldn’t find it in me to get another dog (I don’t know when I will be able to do that or IF I will..)
The only thing holding me back? Being a single, thirty-something woman with cats.
Then I decided.. Fuck that. Seriously. Who cares? eSnacks and Annabelle were a bonded pair. Animals mourn and humans mourn. My heart was breaking all over again just watching my cat deal with not having her ‘sissy’ around.
I went to BARCS last week to fill out a volunteer application, and walked out with an adoption application (I still filled out the volunteer one!). And last night.. I came home with this lil dude…
Meet Waffles! Well.. Sir William Waffles to be exact.
So now I have Snacks, Pancakes and Waffles. I’m sensing a theme…. I’m keeping them separate for now (anyone who has had to introduce cats before knows how tricky it can be!) but trying to give each of them love and affirmation. So far Waffles is settling in great, and eSnacks is holding court underneath the sofa.
I think I’m finally winning at Craigslist!
I picked up this American made early Mid Century from Craigslist last week from an awesome young couple who loves MCM but needed more room in their house. $75. RIGHT?!?!?! I died.
Snacksie loves it and hangs out on it with Pancakes all day long.
I plan on getting more Catherineholm pieces that I’d like to display, in the meantime I have the fondue pot, a few plants, couple mid century atomic Christmas ornaments, vintage Boxer dog figurines, Pancakes the fish and my mom’s embroidered picture on top.
And now… off to troll Craigslist some more!