Monday, March 22, 2010

California Spring !

It's that time of year! That one time of year when Bakersfield, CA has nice weather (but only for about a week). We only have two seasons, winters at 30 degrees, and horrible summers reaching 108. So I thought I'd let those of you outside of California know what's going on in my neck of the woods. Here are some really good photos of my nephews and my dad playing outside in our front yard.

* they got the football stuck in the tree

Saturday, March 20, 2010

cat eye glasses

So, I previously blogged about an amazing all vintage/antique yard sale i went to yesterday afternoon.... and.... I WENT BACK! that woman must have thought I was psycho.
Unfortunately I tried the dresses on that I had saved, and they all zipped up until you got to the middle of my back. =[ whomp whomp whomp =[ my chest is too big. never thought that would have been a problem, but apparently you can't have a big chest in little clothing.
I was so sad to put the dresses back, BUT then i found all of the things i posted.
Vintage pearls, vintage ray ban cat eyes with the case included and NOT a scratch on them! I am amazed at the condition they are in! and am so thankful to finally find a pair after searching and searching (I'm really picky about the way glasses look on me).

The woman wanted $25 dollars for the glasses alone, so I found a scarf, the glasses, the pearls, and that vintage parasol and said WILL $20 BUCKS DO?
and she said,

oh I was so thrilled!

p.s. she wasn't sure if the pearls were real or not, and i can hardly tell. I'm pretty sure that they are because I compared them in weight to a real pearl necklace i have and they feel similar. This may be a stupid question BUT, what is the best way to tell if pearls are real or not?


So, today was one of those extremely busy days, but NEVER too busy to squeeze in some vintage shopping am i right? since I don't have a cell phone, my boyfriend calls me and tells me my best friend needs to tell me something important. So I call her up and she says, "Oh my gosh! Destiny! there is a yard sale I saw on my walk around my neighborhood and you HAVE to come out here! This lady's garage and back yard is FULL of vintage clothes!". Even though my best friend lives about 30 minutes away, I made the trip out there even though I had a roller derby meeting scheduled for 6 o'clock and this was around 4:30 in the afternoon!
The entire way there I'm hoping that this lady is still selling because by 4:30 pm yard sales are usually way past done.
We get there, and it was like heaven! I've never been to a yard sale quite like it. Usually yard sales around bakersfield are pure and utter JUNK. even JUNK for me! and I'm a total pack rat!
they had vintage lingerie, dresses, cat eye glasses, whole sets of dishes, shoes, hankies, scarves, bras, robes, slips! the list goes on and on.
we barged on in, and she told us that her sale was closed to the public, but she was nice enough to let us look through her treasures anyways!

I snapped a few shots and this lady thought I was crazy.
She was from San Diego, and couldn't quite understand why a young girl like me found so much interest in her mom's "old junk".

so i picked out 3 dresses and a garter belt and she was nice enough to hold the items for a broke college student like myself

so glad to have a great, vintage loving best friend!

i tried to make the pictures at the end of my blog, but I'm blog-stupid. any ideas?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Completely new to blogging

So i just made this blog and I'm completely unsure what I'm doing, so just bare with me. My plan is to just fill it full of events about my interesting days, interesting little events, and things that people might actually find interesting about me.

so until i have an interesting day, I'm not writing anything