March 31, 2010

vacation chairsfrances trailer 73red and white canoecanoesseptember 1971 sun bathingroad
red trailer

Another installment of slides taken by my grandfather. A vacation themed set.

March 29, 2010

vintage sweateraaa4
new at secretlake

March 26, 2010

Mystery! Last night I was awoken by the sound of banging on the front door of my building, I opened my eyes and saw flashing red lights all over my dark apartment. My dog was barking and I got up in a panic. I looked outside and saw four police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance, I thought the house must be on fire so I got dressed. The police rushed into the house and up the stairs passing by my door from which I gathered there mustn't be a fire. I could hear them banging on my upstairs neighbor's door, I think that they then may have broken down the door. There was a great commotion, it sounded like furniture was being overturned and and people were struggling. I thought that maybe there was an intruder up there, I couldn't tell. I could see that the hallway was full of police so I opened my door to ask what was happening. A woman said "don't worry, go back inside." so I did. I decided to watch through the peephole in my door which was frustrating it being such a warped view. Then suddenly they emerged carrying a person down the stairs strapped to a chair. They were restrained by every limb with straps, I could not tell who it was though. Then my other upstairs neighbor came home and I could hear him trying to make his way up through the house while asking what was happening. I thought oh good, he will find out and I can text him to get the story. I texted him after the police were gone and he responded, "meet me in the hall." I opened my door and he was holding out a cigarette for me, I said no thanks, I don't smoke. He asked me what happened, I said I thought you would know what happened! I told him all I knew was that there was a great commotion and someone left the house strapped into a chair. He said that he saw the chair and that it was girl who lives upstairs in it. He then said oh, I should try to call her and rushed back up the stairs without another word. I could not fall back asleep so I talked to my west coast friend on the phone for a while, he is always awake for my late night calls. A minute after I got off the phone with him I got another text from my neighbor that asked if I was allright, I said yes, I just hope that girl is. He then asked if he could come over. I said sure, thinking at first that he had found out what happened and was going to tell me in the hall. Then it occurred to me that it may be weird to let my neighbor come down at 4 in the morning, I hesitated wary of what I should do. A few moments later he responded asking "what did I just ask you?" I told him and asked if he wanted to tell me something. He said "No, I shouldn't" I then turned off my phone to attempt sleep. When I woke up I turned it back on to another text from him that had come in at 5 am. It said "You think I'm crazy don't you."

March 25, 2010

I often look at tumblr blogs, they are totally inspiring. These images are mainly from, and

March 21, 2010

vintage tooled leather bagvintage corduroy mini dressvintage brown flatsvintage pink london fog trenchvintage striped mini dress
New spring items in the shop. It's such a relief to start posting things again, I have had too many obstacles this past week and a half, I just want to get back to normal. My computer broke (jason knocked an ice tea across the keyboard) so I had to get another, the version of photoshop that I had wont work on a new operating system. It kills me. I have been using iphoto but it's really no fun, I think it takes a lot more time to get things done with it. Then I lost my wallet. Someone found it and called me later the same day but I had already cancelled my cards and it takes a year and a day to get new ones! Tomorrow I have to see if I can get a temporary card at the bank, although it means no renting cars to thrift this week without a real credit card. I will find another way. If only I owned a car, how fantastic would that be.

March 19, 2010

my grandfather. he had blonde hair.
vintage cards

I found this tiny set of cards from 1967. My favorite is the tomahawk card.

March 17, 2010

This week I worked a freelance window display job, they put up this wallpaper for the background, little guys running around with their newspapers and umbrellas. It made me wish for wallpaper so badly. My kitchen would look so much better with it. I made all the construction paper moustaches for the mannequins, it was really the most fun part of the job.

March 15, 2010

I found this cat stationary set yesterday, now I just need a reason to write a letter.

March 12, 2010

Slant 6!

new in the shop

March 11, 2010

vtg horse sweater
new in the shop!

a totally amazing cape, soon to be up in the shop

March 08, 2010

O.M.G. I just came across this sweater on etsy, it is so great. Jason would be embarrassed. I took him to the Mccarren park dog park for the first time yesterday, it was actually super fun. I thought he was going to be shy but as soon as I took off his leash he went WILD. He was running around all the other dogs, he was leaping over the ones smaller than him as if they were hurdles in track and field. I think some of his bravery came from walking there with his pal Albert, Albert is an older pug who really doesn't take any shit from anybody. As Jason was playing I overheard a man say "That poodle is really something!" and I was proud of him.

March 02, 2010

new in the shop today, faux fur trim of course

March 01, 2010

vtg 60's red lace up heels
vtg 60's green lace up heels
soon to be up in my shop. I know they look very christmasy together but hey. they are both size 8 1/2 and were never worn.