Thursday, September 15, 2016

Vintage Inspiration: Patio Dresses

I recently came across a navy blue patio dress (you can see it on my Instagram) and it got me thinking about how wonderful these little mid-century dresses are. They are usually handmade, have a ton of silver ric rac on them and range in colors although I've seen a lot of them in turquoise and white in my day!

While I was looking for photos tonight I found a lot of advertising and photos with little girls in patio dresses (isn't the photo above adorable?) but I rarely see this style of dress in kid's sizes at estate sales. I wonder if they were kept or were worn out by children years ago?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Vintage Inspiration: 1940's Day Wear

It may be that I'm looking forward to Fall this year or that I've been lucky in my buying lately but I am LOVING all the 1940's day wear pieces we have in the shop right now. The tailoring, material and colors are always completely on-point and a 1940's dress will never go out of style. These original 1940's photos show how effortless yet fashionable these items are. And don't you just love the attitude of these ladies, I would want to be friends with all of them!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Vintage Inspiration: Jantzen

Today I found an amazing Jantzen swimsuit for the shop and I was reminded about how iconic Jantzen is for mid-century swimwear. Jantzen was and is based here in Portland Oregon so I find a lot of great vintage Jantzen pieces at estate sales and elsewhere. It wasn't just a big brand in Portland though, Jantzen was THE piece swimwear and knit brand during the 1950s all over the United States. I love their advertising almost as much as their swimsuits. Here are a few of my favorites, they all make me so excited for swimming at my family's lake house and going tubing at the river with friends this summer.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Palm Springs in Photos

We had such a lovely time in Palm Springs! Lots of laying around the pool, eating and drinking and wandering around taking photos of old signs and Elvis' honeymoon hideaway. Here are some of our favorite places we went on our trip!

*Tiki Drinks at Bootlegger Tiki (killer happy hour too!)
*The best steak dinner at Mr. Lyons
*Breakfast around the pool at Chi Chi
*Dinner with bingo hosted by an amazing 89 year old at the King's Highway (we also did karaoke at the bar the following night which was totally fun!)

We can't wait to go back and explore Joshua Tree, Salvation Mountain and Pioneertown which are all just outside of Palm Springs.