Posts Tagged ‘home’

my apartment, the closet

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

For the  first time I have my own personal space to do what I want with.  It’s filled with everything I love.  My boyfriend calls it my closet.  It’s a small studio apartment so my clothing is in several spaces.  My vintage accessories become art on the walls.  Collections are on display in any available space.

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Pieces of home via instagram:
Broken #vintage thermos = new flower vase

My grandmother's vanity set #vintage #antique #celluloid

#selfie my dressing table #vintage living like a grandma yo

I love being able to make my space as over-the-top girly as I want. I’m wondering how I’ll be able to keep this feeling if and when I move in with my boyfriend. How do you compromise? We are both collectors so I’m sure it’ll be crazy packed with all our little collections. As long as I have one room that I can make as girly and flower-y as I want, then I think I’ll be happy.

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old finery

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

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I haven’t shared any photos of my new old house.  Before we moved in I daydreamed of being in the house dressed in vintage loungewear, dripping in old finery.  I envisioned floating across the hardwood floors in a kimono and silk slippers, wearing nylon frilly nightgowns and quilted bed jackets.  I’ll admit there are plenty of days I’m in yoga pants and cotton tees, but there are definitely the times when I’m carrying a cocktail in something akin to what I’m wearing here – 1920s Chinese silk pajamas via etsy, 1930s mint green silk and lace bed jacket via the Sacramento antique fair, and a scarf worn as a turban.

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Here’s an insta-roundup of little slices of home:

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Yes, that’s my porch and my little Napa River & Mt. Tam view.  It’s the start of a good life here, a real dream come true.

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a home sweet home thanksgiving

Friday, November 27th, 2015

My boyfriend and I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time in our new home yesterday for 13 family and friends.

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I didn’t have much time to decorate but I remembered I had this 1940s silk scarf with a Thanksgiving theme. I loved having it on display. It’s such a piece of art.

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I actually found our mix matched vintage glasses endearing.

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I didn’t know what I was going to wear, but I knew I had to continue my tradition of wearing this 1940s fall leaves hat. Here’s me wearing the hat in 2010, 2011 and 2014!

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I went with a comfortable dress with fall colors (the belt came off before the feast, of course).

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70s floral dress: Thunderhorse vintage in Sacramento (RIP)
1940s felt leaves NY Creation hat: ebay
Minnetonka Women’s Thunderbird Moccasin: via a shoe shop in Berkeley, CA
Bakelite bangles and ring: via ebay, thrifted and bought with trade credit at Relic Vintage
vintage handpainted shell Indian chief brooch: via The East Bay Center for Creative Reuse
vintage celluloid leaves earrings: from an antique mall in Beaverton, Oregon

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Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday growing up and yesterday reminded me of why that is; being surrounded by loved ones and amazing food and drinks. Looking forward to many years to come of warm Thanksgivings in this home of ours. I hope my American readers had a great day as well. Now excuse me, I’m going to unpack all my Christmas decorations.

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