Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas Birdie

Hello there! Tomorrow my mom and I are going antiquing together in Adamstown, PA, along with her doggy, Heidi. Heidi sleeps on my feet the whole way out and back, and keeps them nice and warm! She's a Sheltie, so she has LOTS of beautiful, warm fur. She's obsessed with my mom, and never wants to leave her side. I'm very excited to go to Adamstown, as it's the BEST place to go antiquing, and I haven't been in six months! I used to hate going there as a child, when my parents dragged my sister and me, and now it's one of my favorite places. Isn't that funny the way things work?? 
Today Bob and I are just staying in, which is nice, after all of the family holiday get togethers as of late. Yesterday I was happily surprised to get out of work really early, at 11:30, and I then I met my mother, sister, and grandparents for lunch, and after that my sister stopped over my apartment. Monday we'll be going to Bob's favorite restaurant for an early dinner, and then out for a drink, and Tuesday we'll be going to his dad's for an early dinner. 
My Christmas was good; I got a lot of great things! The biggest gift was a Heywood Wakefield corner cupboard that my parents gave us. I can't wait to use it in our house, to displays some of antiques on. I have almost no room to display things in our apartment now. 
Since that was such a big gift, my parents just gave me a few small things, like a vintage Christmas rug, vintage Holt Howard Santa salt and pepper shakers, some ornaments, etc. 
Bob really impressed me; he picked everything out on his own, and got me a set of vintage Shiny Brites that I REALLY love. They're pretty colorful, and most of them are indent ornaments, which are my favorites. He didn't even know that, he just lucked out!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my Pinup Girl Clothing Birdie dress. I have one other Birdie, but it's 3/4 sleeve. I love the Birdie style. To me, it's pretty quintessential 50's. 
I wore this outfit on Christmas Eve, when Bob and I went to church, and my aunt and uncle's house. The colors in it are obviously perfect for Christmas. I got it second hand a few months or so ago for a great price, and hadn't worn it out yet. 

Dress: Poshmark (Pinup Girl Clothing)
Earrings & bangles: Splendette
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Bring Out The Dogs

Hello there! Friday night Bob and I went out for a couple of drinks, and yesterday I ran a couple of errands, and I met up with friends for lunch. Today we'll both just be staying in, as is a typical Sunday for us. Bob does a lot of cooking on Sundays, so that takes up a good chunk of his day. The only good thing about this weekend winding down, is that Christmas is soooo soon, along with a lot of days of work! I will be off next Saturday-Wednesday, and then again that Saturday-Tuesday. So, 9 days off in total; pretty exciting! Work has been pretty hectic lately, and has been so off and on since mid August, so I'm really looking to a lot of time off to decompress from it. 
I wrapped most of the presents I've bought last night, and I'm officially all done Christmas shopping, which is great.
If my parents are feeling better tomorrow (they've both been sick with a stomach virus), Bob and I will be meeting them tomorrow at my great uncle's house for belated birthday cake for my dad and great uncle's birthdays. Friday I'm getting out of work early, because there's a work Christmas party.
In the pictures below I'm wering my new The Oblong Box Shop Christmas skirt. I first saw a picture of the skirt over a month or so ago, and the shop said it was coming in the beginning of December. I eagerly stalked their Instagram and signed up for an email alert, to know when it would become available. I quickly snatched it up when it launched. The print is adorable, with little dogs, Christmas tree, candy canes, etc. Another thing I love about the skirt is that the background color is pink. I love a Christmas print with a lot of pink in it. 
The skirt is a couple of inches too big in the waist for me, but it does run pretty true to the size chart. I was between sizes, so I sized up. Better than to have it be loose, than too tight, though, right?? I think it looks cute worn with my red belt, anyway.

Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt: The Oblong Box Shop
Bangles: Splendette & Etsy (BrighterBakelite)
Earrings: Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Turquoise Floral

Hello there! I took off of work today, so I have a lovely three day weekend. I had an appointment this morning, and then I ran some errands. Bob and I are going to my grandmother's tonight, for pizza with her and my dad. 
I can't wait to have off during Christmstime! I just work the Thursday and Friday between Christmas and New Year's. Speaking of Christmas, who else is SO excited that it's only 2.5 weeks away?!?! So close now. I have just a few more Christmas gifts to buy, and haven't started wrapping yet. I've made some cookies, but they're all eaten up already ha, so I'll be making more this weekend. I want to give some away too, to some family and at work.
Over Christmas break, my mom and I will be going to Adamstown, PA to go antiquing, and I can't wait for that! I haven't been in over 5 months, and it's the BEST place to go antiquing!
My mom is in Germany right now; she goes there usually every other year to go to the Christmas markets. I can't wait to seee what she brings back for me! She is going to some towns she's never been to before this time. She also went to a town in France, near the German border.
Bob and I don't have a lot going on this weekend. I think I'm running to an antique mall today, but don't have much else I'll be doing this weekend, other than cleaning and laundry (so fun!).
In the pictures below I'm wearing my new to me Trashy Diva turquoise floral drss. I had been looking for this print for years, but it's very rare to find one come up for sale, and in my size. I just think this floral print is abolustely gorgeous, plus I really love the bright blue background color. The material is light, so I won't be wearing it too much this time of year, but I'll be wearing the heck out of it when it warms up!

Dress: Facebook group (Trashy Diva)
Bangles, earrings: Etsy (BrighterBakelite, Luxulite)

Heels: BAIT Footwear

~Bye bye for now!