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!