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!
I had been lusting after a Dita Cardigan from Wheels & Dollbaby for years. I heard a rumor that they would be releasing the final one in December of 2015, and decided it was high time I just splurge and treat myself! I still don’t know if that rumor is anything more than that, but I’m so glad I went ahead and bought it! I don’t typically go for sparkly or gold, but I’m pretty happy that I did, as it’s a bit out of my comfort zone, and sometimes that is a good thing!
I wore it out with a full black circle skirt to a restaurant, The Food Market, in Hampden (Baltimore neighborhood), for restaurant week. It was so much fun! I went with a coworker for a girls night. I did a fun cherry print on my nails for something a little different. I liked out it came out!
Cardigan: Dita Cardigan from Wheels & Dollbaby
Bakelite Heart brooch: eBay
My sweet Annabelle (or Annabeast, or just Beast for those who knew her) passed at 9:32am Friday, January 22, 2016. She was 3 months and 1 day short of what we celebrated as her 10th birthday.
Beastie had been acting fine, until two days prior, when we found out she had an aggressive brain tumor that caused several seizures in a short time.
She had a rough beginning, used as a bait dog in a dog-fighting ring in Georgia. Her old owners put behind bars, I found her at the shelter and rescued her the last day she was available before being put down. She was my best friend and the “lub” of my life since June 23, 2007.
I’m still not ready to be without her, and all of her toys and treats and food (and beddie) are all in the same spot they were before she passed. I miss my baby.
Love you, my sweet beast. You’re mommy’s sweet girl.
Tidbits from a satin 1920s dress I have. So pretty but so fragile! I’ve never worn it for anything other than photoshoots.