25 April 2011
photos by Tom b.
- thrifted Ecote dress
- vintage Bass penny loafers
- UO boater hat
Wow, it feels like just yesterday I was writing a Monday post. Somehow, this past week completely disappeared. The weekend was lovely with a little sunshine during the days and lots of storms at night. I love sleeping to the sound of thunder. I even saw my first dogwood blooming which got me super excited. Tomorrow I'm finally getting outside to plant the hostas and astilbes I've been hoarding since early spring. I've already transplanted the snow peas I started inside to the garden. I can't wait for the day I can fill my plate with veggies grown in our own backyard! OK, enough with boring you with my gardening. ;)
Over the weekend (or was it late last week... it's really all running together), I made a quick stop at a local Salvation Army while I was running errands to see if I could snag anything for the shop. While I was browsing the skirt section I spotted two vintage clad gals chatting away about what I surmised to be the new "Dresscue Me" show about Shareen's in Los Angeles. When I first started selling vintage I used to go to Shareen's monthly $3 sale. On the bus. In the sweltering LA summer. I would literally drag home a giant garbage bag full of vintage dresses to sell. Ah, those were the days.
Since I rarely run into anyone around these parts that shares my love of thrifting/vintage/fashion, I promptly inserted myself into their conversation. It turned out to be Sammy from Sammy Davis Vintage and Amelia from New Old Fashion Vintage. They were both perfectly lovely and we chatted for a bit about whether Shareen is really as crazy as she seems on show (I haven't seen it yet, but she was her own brand of crazy when I used to shop there), the best places to thrift in town, our favorite vintage shops and running into not-so-friendly vintage pickers at thrift store. It was wonderful to meet you ladies, just in case you're reading this!
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