The Hunt

My town is having it’s annual Peddler’s Fair this weekend. It’s basically a giant flea market, probably around 500 stalls, and it takes up an entire street. It’s the closest flea market for vintage/handmade stuff to me, so I’m definitely going to hit it up this weekend. My mom lives approximately 20 feet from it, so I’m going to go once in the morning, and once at the end, just so I can get the best deals.

Anyways, here is my list of goodies I will be on the lookout for.

1. Vintage Cameras and Film – I’m addicted to film photography, and I’d love to test out some expired film. The chance of finding any film is pretty slim, but Brownie, Polaroid, and other vintage cameras will definitely make an appearance. This is what I’m going to be looking for in the morning, so I can snatch it up before anyone else does.

Pinned Imagecameras cameras cameras

2. Rings – Specifically turquoise rings, but honestly, I have huge fingers, so anything that fits me is probably going in my bag. I’ll also keep an eye out for 18k+ gold jewelry, but not very closely.

photo : A+VVintage gold necklaces

3. A Bag – I need a new bag for school,so why not check out some vintage ones? Specifically Samsonite and overnight bags, but I’ll be looking out for everything.

I love vintage Samsonite :-).Vintage Purses

4. Posters/Pictures/Stuff-to-hang-on-my-walls – I’ve got this great blank wall in my room, and I’ve started filling it up with goodies, but I hate cutting up my magazines for fodder, so I’ll be on the lookout for these near the end of the day, o they will hopefully be cheap.

Bedroom wallagain, like the lights and stand-out wall, also the day-bed style

5. Vintage Dresses – While I doubt any will be there, I’m crossing my fingers! Maybe even some from the 70’s!(those prairie mini dresses are quite flattering when belted!)

Vintage lamp & dresses.

Ciao!

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Lovely Stuff

Yes, another inspiration post. This is a bunch of cool clothes and other stuff that I’d love to make mine someday.

Nouveau Richard Backpack - Tan, Brown, Black, Casual, Urban

I’m on the lookout for a cute backpack for school, and this is definitely cute!

Handmade Vintage Map Lampshade

 

This really cool lampshade. I have the most boring lampshade in the world, so I best get on that!

 

A super awesome dress from Vanilla & Lace. Looove it!

 

God, I really want these shoes! The rainbow just makes them so freakin’ awesome, and I can rarely find them in my size in any color scheme. Gah!

 

 

 

August!

Oh my gosh, it’s already August! Which also means, my birthday month! It’s on a Monday this year, and so hopefully we will spend the weekend shopping and celebrating. On August 2, we went to the county fair and took some ‘senior pictures’; we will definitely be taking more, they didn’t turn out so great.

I ordered a bunch of stuff from Etsy for that new project I’m working on, so hopefully I’ll be able to make some up and start selling soon! I’m really excited about this project, it just feels really good, ya know? :) Ok, ciao!

Gray

Grey, gray, gris,  gri… however you say it, it’s an awesome color. I’ve always loved this color, and since I especially adore rainy, stormy days, it seems fitting. Here are some gorgeous gray pictures.

Etsy Love

It’s definitely time for another Etsy Love! There is just soooooo much to love about Etsy.

Isn’t this necklace so cute! I’d love to wear this with a loose shirt and jeans.

I love striped straws. Period.

So cute. My mama collects typewriters, and this would be so cute as an addition!

I really like this! I might have to make something similar.

This is super cute. I’d have to work up my courage to wear this piece! But I love the colors.

Bye!

Sixteen before Seventeen

I am sixteen going on seventeen, hmmhmhmhmhmmmmmmm… I used to watch that movie everyday when I was a wee one. Funny, when I watched it recently, I hardly remembered any of it! So, I’m going to set aside a list of sixteen things I want to do before I turn seventeen! I really hope that I can get most of these done before next year! These things are in absolutely no order, at all.

1.  Have a family portrait session done. (There are 17 of us locals!)

2. Grow out my nails and stop biting them

3. Sew a great outfit!

4. Save for my dream car (a vintage, powdery blue or royal blue, slightly rusty Volkswagon Beetle) 

5. Acquire a Fujimax Instax and film/mucho film for my Polaroid.

6. Go on a roadtrip. Big or small, camper or not, let’s hit the road!

7. Stop wearing sweatshirts. Yuck!

8. Completely clean my room, and make it really pretty.

9. Get my drivers license!

10. Learn tatting. Make a huge owl tat, ala Violet Bella.

11. Wear dresses and skirts more. Stop being so self-conscious about your legs!

12. Volunteer at the local library (I hate when the books/dvds etc. aren’t in alphabetical order!)

13. Knit, spin, crochet more (finish my blanket!!)

14. Go thrifting more often

15. Smile more. Everyone thinks I’m mean because I don’t smile!

16. Be DIY!!

…oops, I don’t have enough room! So, here are a few more (:

17. Get all my Nana’s best/favorite recipes together in a safe, written spot.

18. Be a better blogger

19. Sew a quilt from old/vintage sheets

20. Make this cake!

21. Improve my handwriting.

I’ll add more if I think of any!

See ya!