Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hot, Hot, Hot!

My goodness but this week has been... well... one of those weeks when you wish you didn't wear the hippie deodorant. And why is it that I naturally gravitate to polyester mini dresses in the worst heatwave of the summer?

This morning I woke up to a gloriously cool and overcast sky. I can only hope it will be like this tomorrow when we pack up the car and drive to the mountains of Twain Harte for AV's birthday weekend.

So far the only plan is to eat cheeseburgers (AV's favorite food by a long shot) at the Diamondback Grill in downtown Sonora. Other then that, I think swimming is high on the agenda. And maybe a garage sale or two. And a couple very long naps. I can't wait!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Estate Sale Finds.

Found this today in the most amazing little house in West Oakland. It had the original kitchen linoleum, wallpaper, tile... everything. I wanted to move in immediately, but it was already sold. At least I got to rescue this little juice glass in time. They were about to start chucking it all.

And who doesn't need another juice glass, I ask you?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Barack Obama Likes Vintage Clothes!

So I just spent almost a full hour (don't tell AV. He thinks I work in here!) drooling over the clothes in the archives at Dorthea's Closet
and found this picture of Barack Obama and Carol in a gorgeous vintage R & K Orginals circle skirt dress. Man, I gotta tell you, my heart swelled with pride.

Now, wouldn't he look extra good in a nice wide, hand-painted 40's tie? Or a skinny little 60's sharkskin?

Finally, something I can donate to his campaign (besides all that cash) and really make a difference!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tiny Things.

Found these tiny shoes this week while shopping for baby clothes.

No, not for me!

My friend, Kara, had a little baby girl last week. Lillian Starr. And of course, I had to put my thrifting skills to work looking for baby stuff. It's nice to feel useful.

Now I just have to find a tiny shoe lace...