Sunday, July 21, 2019

Carnival

Hello there! This weekened hasn't been too eventful; yesterday I went antiquing to a couple of local spots. I got a small ceramic Christmas tree, a mid century glass churner (not sure what it would churn?) with pink accents, and two small glasses with roosters on them, one has pink rooster, and one has blue. Two of my favorite things to collect is colorful, mid century glasswear, and 50's Christmas decor. Ceramic trees are very popular now, both vintage and new tree, and can be quite pricey. I got my little one for $12. 
After I got back from antiquing, my mom stopped by for a bit. Later on I cleaned and did laundry, and Bob and I finished "Stranger Things"! I didn't want it to end, ugh. I hate how you have to wait a year for the next season of these shows! I forget most of what happened by then, ha.
This week I'll be meeting a friend for dinner after work one night, and also meeting my family for dinner one night. I don't have much planned yet for this upcoming weekend. 
I don't want the rest of July or August to fly by, but I am super excited for September! Not only are Bob and I going to the U.K., but I also just found out my friend who lives in Vegas is coming home to Pennsylvania the first weekend in September, so I'll get to meet up with her while she's home!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Trashy Diva Carnival Annette dress, that I've had for two and a half years. I've worn it many, many times. The print is so beautiful, and the colors are stunning. This is one of my all time favorite vintage reprodution novelty prints.  Trashy Diva hasn't been releasing many novelty prints in awhile now; I really wish they'd go back to doing that more often. My new sage green Splendette bangles match the dress so well.
When I wore this dress to dinner on Friday night, the bartender asked if I was going to a party....nope, lady, this is just the way I dress!






Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Tiki Oasis (Match Accessories)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)

Bangles: Splendette, BrighterBakelite (Etsy)
Purse: eBay (Enid Collins)
Sandals: Remix Vintage Shoes

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Love Me Tender

Hello there! We're still in quite the heat wave here, although luckily the humidity has dropped a lot, otherwise, it'd be unbearable outside. This Saturday's going to be the warmest day; it's supposed to be 97 degrees. I'm really enjoying summer, and wish it could stay forever. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don't understand how seasons work, and they think that summer ends August 31st....we still have over two months left of summer. The first day of fall isn't until September 23!
Bob's been working SO much on our house lately. He goes there most nights after work, and most Saturdays all day. He loves working on it, but the drawback is it leaves him with hardly any down time. It's also frustrating when I want to go somewhere on a Saturday, especially because it's so nice out, but he can't go with me. I've really been itching to go Asbury Park for a day trip, and to go in the ocean, and I'm hoping we get to go one Saturday very soon!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my newest Retrospec'd dress. I got this Love Me Tender Elizabeth dress for a great price during their recent sale. It's a lot of black for me to wear, but the pink rose print is just so stunning! I ahd thought abut buying it for a year or so, but never took the plunge. 







Dress: Retrospec'd
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Bangles: Splendette & Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear


~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Beach Weekend

Hello there! 
Two weeks ago Bob and I went to Wildwood and Cape May for a long weekend, to celebrate our fifth(!!) wedding anniversary. We stayed at the 1950's Caribbean Motel in Wildwood for two nights. We stayed there once before, the only other time we went to Wildwood and Cape May, almost two years ago. This time we paid a little more, and got a better room, with an amazing 50's style bathroom. The shower tile was my favorite part of the room! the shower was HUGE, with one wall having white, red, yellow, blue, and green tile, and the other having green and blue tile.
Wildwood is a mecca of 50's motels. There are so many fabulous neon motel signs around that I love to check out and take pictures of.
The ride down was fine; there was no traffic, just on and off rain to contend with. Luckily it stopped raining by the time we arrived in Cape May, and didn't rain the whole time we were there. It was sunny and 80 degrees the whole weekend.
When we arrived in Cape May we went to lunch, and then went to a few shops. I bought some Christmas ornaments, and an antique Christmas Scotch tape container. We stopped for ice cream in Wildwood, and then went to our motel to check in. 
We went out to eat at a Welsh pub that evening, and walked to a couple of outdoor bars afterwards for drinks. The next morning I took an early dip in the heated outdoor pool, and then walked over to the beach, which was just across the street. I layed out and read, and went in the ocean, too, but the water was cold, and I didn't stay in too long each time. Bob went in too, and even put his head under water. 
Saturday afternoon after the beach we went to an Irish pub for a late lunch. They make orange crushes there, which are my favorite summertime drink, so I had a couple of those. 
We went to an Italian restaurant for dinner that night, where we both had ravioli. We were both tired, so we had an early night, and left early the next morning, but made sure to stop at a bakery in Wildwood on our way out. We had never been there before, but I had read reviews online. They're known for their apple fritters. I had one, which was warm, and SO delicious!




















An orange crush!





 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Showgirl Royalty

Hello there! I didn't realize I hadn't blogged in three weeks; that just slipped by. This past weekend I had a three day weekend; I had off on Friday. I didn't do a lot either, so I had a lot of relaxation time, which was nice. Saturday afternoon my mom and I went antiquing locally, and I just got a piece of turquoise Pyrex. In the evening Bob and I went out to dinner, and then ran errands. 
I'm happy this week is another short week at work, for the 4th of July. I do work on Friday, though; I know some people don't, since the 4th is on a Thursday. Bob and I are going to my parent's house on the 4th. My sister will be home, and my grandparents, and a few others are coming, too. I'll be making blondies; if you've never had them, they're amazing. They're brownies that taste like chocolate chip cookies!
The roof is on our house now, and next is the plumbing work, which I believe will begin this week.
We've been having quite the heat wave, with it being about 90 almost all of last week, and going to be for most of this week, although today and yesterday weren't as bad. I wish the ocean were right next door, instead of an hour and a half away! 
In the pictures below I'm wearing the outfit I wore to go out to eat on Saturday night. This is truly one of my favorite dresses, and I also find it to be quite flattering on me. The skirt isn't full, since the style is a 1940's style, and not my usual 50's style, but I still love it. I have worn this dress a lot since I got it a few months ago. I think the print and the colors in it are so beautiful. I have a few Bakelite bangles that match the colors in the feathers so well, so I always wear those bangles with it. 









Dress: Trashy Diva
Necklace: Viva Las Vegas (vintage)
Bangles: Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy(Luxulite)

Purse: Enid Collins
Sandals: Remix Vintage Shoes


~Bye bye for now!