Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Good day, dears!

I have been given a wonderful award by the gals at Brentwood Lane!

The rules for the award are to thank who gave it to you, share 7 things about yourself, then nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know in a comment they have been given the award.
7 Things About Me:
1. My hair is not naturally red. I dye it with Clairol Natural Instincts 30R 'Cherry Creme/Dark Auburn'.
2. I am home schooled.
3. I crochet, embroider and draw.
4. I am very proud of my Polish family history.
5. I almost always set my hair in rollers, not pincurls.
6. I love Masterpiece Classic.
7. I don't play any instruments, but I would like to learn how to play the ukulele.
 Bloggers I Award:
Happy New Year!


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope you all are having a splendid holiday with friends and family. This Christmas was a very nice one, everyone happy and healthy and not stressful.
Coat: Forever21
Skirt: Forever21
Fur: Vintage
Tights: Target
Shoes: Target
I received money, a sander, ironing board and a few gift cards. It's nice to have my own sander now, since I have some DIY projects I hope to start in the spring, which I will definitely share with you all!
I'd also like to take time to mention, when I was celebrating Thanksgiving with my family at the nursing home where my great grandfather lives, I saw the woman who gave me my typewriter in the nursing home hallway, where she resides also. I didn't say hello, because I wasn't sure if she'd recognize me. She also looked quite depressed and distraught. Little did I know, the day I was there, was the day her husband had passed away. I cannot imagine how it must feel to lose a spouse. Especially during the holidays. I know that death isn't the end, they are always still with you. I hope to visit her sometime in the near future, so she can have some company.
In loving memory of her husband.
I'm excited for the new year, it's always nice to have a fresh start.
New memories and new lessons.
I hope the new year is a good one for all of you, too.
Again, thank you for all of the kind words and support from all of my readers,
I really appreciate it.


Hobnail/Milkglass/Fenton Collection


I thought I'd share my collection of Hobnail/Milkglass/Fenton with you all! I started this collection because of Evie. She had a collection, and when I first saw this style of glassware at an antique shop, I thought they were so pretty. Our styles are very similar. So, I decided to start my own collection, starting with the 'bonbon' dish. I have been collecting this glassware ever since. I have 14 pieces in my collection so far. I'd love to find a pitcher or another vase. Here are some pictures of my collection!


My mom and I love the ones with ruffled edges.

This one my grandma said is a butter dish.
(I have dried anise in there right now!)

What's your favorite type of glassware?


Liebster Blog Award No. 2!

I have been given another award by the lovely Mrs Jaime! This is the second blog award I've been given, and am so grateful.
(Here is the first Liebster Blog award I recieved)
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Here are the questions Lili gave me:

1 - What is your favorite film from the silver screen era?
I like a lot of them, but I love 'I Remember Mama' with Irene Dunne, and 'The Heiress' with Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift.

2 - What's the number one thing from your closet you can't live without and why?
Tank tops! I have them in various colors and shades so I can wear sheer blouses without looking like a hot mess!

3 - Who is your most influential, style icon from the past and from today?
My great-grandma, Evie.

4 - What is your guilty pleasure?
I can't pass a pretty glass bottle or cute old photo in an antique store without getting my money out!

5 - What is your current obsession?
Beaded handbags and White + Black tiled baths!
6 - What is your most prized possession and how did you come about it?
Grandma Evie's Frankoma jar. It's adorable & I'm very glad it's still with my family.

7 - What famous person from the past or present do you think you look like?
Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball and Zooey Deschanel.

8 - If you had one more day to live, how would you spend it, what would you do?
I would spend it like any other day, with my family. I don't necessarily believe in having only one life.
9 - Are you a pet lover? If so, do you own any pets?
 Yes, I am a cat person. I have a dapper tuxedo cat named Henry.

10 - If you could go back in time, where would you go and why?
I'd go to a dance in 1943 with my soldier beau and dance the night away :)

11 - Who would you like to go out to lunch with from the blogging world?
This question is like asking who your best friend is! I don't have favorites, just like I don't have a BEST friend. I enjoy every vintage blogger! I'd make a tea party out of it and invite everyone!

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 Now, here are the 5 bloggers I have chosen:

To claim your award follow these steps:
  • Follow the person who awarded you.
  • Blog about the award.
  • Award 5 other bloggers, preferably ones that have less than 200 followers.
  • Answer my 11 questions and give your own 11 Q's for the bloggers you award.
Here are my questions:
1 - Who is your favorite actress from vintage film?
2 - Who is your favorite actor from vintage film?
3 - What era of clothing do you love most?
4 - If you could have played the starring role in any old movie, what would it be?
5 - What is your favorite piece of vintage clothing you own?
6 - If you could have an alter ego, what would your name be?
7 - Favorite artist/painter?
8 - Do you collect anything? If so, what do you collect?
9 - What is your favorite flower?
10 - If you were to get married in the past, what time period would you choose?
11 - What do you enjoy most about blogging?


My First Beaded Purse + Adorable Sewing Patterns!

Hello dears!

Last Saturday, the 1st, I went to a holiday open house at some antique shops. When I was there I picked up some nice items, which I will show you all! The first is a really pretty beaded handbag. It has only a few beads missing on the strap. This being my first beaded purse, I don't know the much about them. But I think the price is good for being at an antique shop. There were other beaded bags there that were also really cute and would have bought, but they were a little pricey. Here is the bag I purchased.

Isn't the design so pretty?

 I'm going to see how long this 'Nobility' brand zipper has been around,
it could help date the purse.
The other items I bought are all really cute sewing patterns!

Definitely late 30's, the puffed sleeves are outrageous!

Super adorable schoolboy fashions that my future son would be wearing at all times.

1940's Pajama Pattern?! Rad!

This last snowsuit one reminds my Mom and I so much of my maternal grandpa.
Happy December!


OOTD: Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello dears, how are you all? I hope you all are well and had a Happy Thanksgiving. The food was delicious. Since it was a holiday, I dressed up a bit so I have a OOTD Thanksgiving post for you all!

Jacket: Forever21
Skirt: Forever21
Blouse: Forever21
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Estate sale

I really like this necklace, I recently bought it for $3.
It's kind of heavy so I wonder if I got a good deal.
I'm glad I have a black one now, the rest I have are peach, white or ivory.

This has to be one of my favorite outfits, so I will definitely wear it again.
Thanks for reading!


Liebster Blog Award!

Hello readers!

I was given the Liebster Blog Award by the fabulous Harlow, which is a fantastic award given to five deserving bloggers. This is a great honor, and I'm happy to pass it along to another five bloggers!

The 11 questions given to me by Harlow:
   No. 1 - Who/what inspired you to dress vintage/vintage style?
I started to gradually dress vintage about three or four years ago. I started to become interested in the 1940's, the music, the style, the makeup. Of course, like all young teens, I liked pop music and trendy clothes. But I slowly started taking my style to a different place. I liked to shop at Forever21 (still do) and that's where I got my first vintage inspired pieces. I got more comfortable with dressing a bit different than other teens, and liked the look I was starting to achieve. Now, I am thinking about vintage all the time. As you may have read in my previous posts, my parents have a great respect for what is considered antiquated, so I grew up with it. Now I embrace the styles of by-gone eras, and can't see changing it anytime soon.
   No. 2 - Do you have a vintage style icon?
Not necessarily any one in particular. I've always had a strong appreciation for my great-grandmothers, all hardworking women. I love looking at pictures of their younger days. They're an inspiration. I also love the actresses and the clothing of the first half of the 20th century. I think just seeing women of the past inspires me, they influence my style and the way I live.
   No. 3 - Your guilty pleasure?
Being silly when I'm home alone I suppose. I dance when no one is looking and sing when no one can hear me :) My grandma also gives fantastic foot massages!
   No. 4 - What is your favorite cocktail/drink?
As far as alcohol goes, I am not yet of age to consume it, nor do I wish to. I am pro-prohibition! I do love a non-alcoholic Bloody Mary. I love tea, especially Gold Peak Green Tea.
   No. 5 - Do you have a signature perfume or scent that you always wear?
I don't usually wear perfume, but I tend to wear anything floral. Rose, Lilac, Chantilly, etc.
   No. 6 - Heels or flats?
I wear heels when I dance (home alone), but for everyday footwear, flats!
   No. 7 - If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
If I were able to help people that aren't making good life choices or taking life and the little things for granted, I'd do that. I really like helping people.
   No. 8 - What is your favorite item you own?
I don't own them, but they'll always be mine. My family.
   No. 9 - What countries have you travelled to?
None. I'd love to visit England, Poland or Denmark.
   No. 10 - Is there any particular period in history that you're fascinated with?
I'd say 1910-1950. I also like the Regency era. Most of the time I convey a 1930's look.
   No. 11 - Describe yourself in one word?
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If you are given the award:
1. Link and follow the blogger who awarded you.
2. Blog about the award.
3. Give the award to 5 other bloggers, preferably with less than 200 followers.
4. Answer the 11 questions I ask and give 11 of your own to the bloggers you award.
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Here are the 11 questions I will ask my five bloggers who receive the award:
  • How long have you embraced vintage and why?
  • Which famous person/historical figure would you have dinner with?
  • Which famous person/historical figure would you go shopping with?
  • If you wear red lipstick, which kind is your favorite?
  • What era inspires and intrigues you the most?
  • If you could live a second life as a different person, which time period would you live in?
  • What is the strangest vintage item you own?
  • What are some great qualities you have?
  • What is your favorite material?
  • What is your favorite vintage name for a female?
  • What is your favorite vintage name for a male?
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 After much deliberation, these are the five bloggers I choose for the award:
Congrats, Gals!


My Obsession with Door Hardware!

Here is a another post featuring one of my obsessions; door hardware! I inherited this odd trait from my dad. An old door isn't an old door without some good old fashioned hardware to match! That's why my dad has cardboard boxes full of miscellaneous hardware. But, my collection is not as large, I only have a few escutcheons, pulls and knobs. Here are some pictures I've taken of them.

They all have crackly paint and patina.

This one is really big, there's two keyholes.
This one was probably for sliding pocket doors going from room to room. Unfortunately, this is the only one I have for this purpose.

Don't you wonder what kind of home all of this hardware came from? Imagine all the stories they could tell!

Small glass knobs for cabinetry, quite popular currently, sometimes pricey. I think I have 5 in various sizes. If you plan on buying any to use for furniture, I would get the ones with screws and washers still with them!
Which one is your favorite?


My Remington Rand Typewriter

Hello, dears!

I thought I'd share a nice possession of mine, a 1940's Remington Rand typewriter. I obtained this typewriter from a lovely elderly woman named Evelyn. (Not my great-grandmother, this is a different lady.) I was at her house with my dad, brother and grandparents because she was going to be living in the nursing home with her husband. She feared her family wasn't concerned about her belongings and thought they might just throw them away. So, she invited us over to look at some of her things in the basement, see if we wanted to purchase anything before it all would go. There was a plethora of books, painting supplies and lots of other items in the basement. After being down there for about an hour scouring, I found a case, a heavy case with a key. I opened it up and saw a vintage typewriter! I knew it was at least from the 1950's by the way it looked. And the (most likely) original case to go with it? Awesome! I asked her if she'd sell it, and she said yes. I believe the price was between 5 - 10 dollars. I did some research on it, and found out it was most likely post-WWII, and I noticed some like mine currently priced around $400 online. I haven't gotten my typewriter looked at by a professional, so any information I've read or seen could be inaccurate. I don't know how I'd consider the condition, all I know is it works. Right now I don't feel the need to have more information. I like it just the way it is, and don't want to profit from it. Like I said, it's a possession, not an item I'm trying to turn over to make money off of. If it's worth $400, hooray for me. Right now it will live a simple life with me and my crazy family! Here are some pictures of this little dear.

Do you have a typewriter?
Have a nice day!