Thursday, March 25, 2010

dear golden: provencal scarf

summer is fast approaching here in the city by the bay and as a little treat to myself i ordered this provencally looking scarf from this phenomenal vintage etsy clothing shop. the colors are totally up my alley and the weight will be wonderful for the chilly summer mornings i know are on their way

Lauren of DearGoldenVintage has such a terrific eye for beautiful vintage clothing ....tons of dresses and shoes to drool over. another thing i love about the shop - she posts in color schemes - blushes, neutrals, blues etc...making outfit selection oh so easy! check out some other things i have my eye on in her store below

vintage 1940s SPRING BLOOM blouse

vintage RUSSET Etienne Aigner satchel

vintage 1930s ARC DE TRIOMPHE Dress

vintage SAFARI khaki cotton romper

so thanks lauren for the lovely new addition!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

hiking with a side of lunch - stinson beach

San Francisco has had absolutely beautiful weather this week and so today i took advantage of that and went up north to Stinson beach for a hike and a bit of lunch - down through some prehistoric looking forests fully alive with maiden hair fern, mosses and lots of wild flowers including a wild orchid and iris -

then out into the cute little town of stinson - it really reminds me of my new england upbringing with is beachy colors and charming little buildings

hope you all enjoyed your saturdays too!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

vintage tools

so recently i have found myself very attracted to vintage tools - not only are they beautiful but functional, as you may know, something that is very important to me -

i am most attracted i think to the patina on these pieces, but a patine that has literally come about because of hard work and persistence and i find myself drifting off into thoughts about the people who may have used these tools and what they were building -

and be sure to keep an eye out for some in the shop soon

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

some things for happiness

today im feeling a little bit like this - not sure if its the rainy weather or what - but i thought i would compile a quick grouping of some things that make me happy in some of my favorite online vintage stores -

a nice hot cup of something
a walk to clear my head all above items are from everyeskimo
some clean white cotton
maybe putting on my dancing shoes could help? above items from deargolden
some good home cooking perhaps would be the thing to elevate my head a little - above item from shavingkitsupplies
or just smile?

or maybe ill just wait until five o'clock and have a little cocktail! above from ethanollie