Thursday, June 14, 2012


This was my third Saturday in a row in Long Beach, CA.  I was joined by Dave,  and my lovely lady friends Natalie and Angie.  We had a blast at Ink and Iron!  There was so much to see and do and we sadly missed a couple shows in order to see other acts at the same time slot.  The day went by way to fast.  Dave and I arrived to at the Queen Mary at around 11:30am and by complete coincidence ran into my friends in the parking structure; in fact I almost ran them over :)  Below are a couple pictures we snapped before heading into the venue.

It was overcast when we first arrived but it soon turned into an amazingly beautiful day.
The Queen Mary is a beautiful ship and I had such a blast cruising around the ship and taking in its beauty.  It had so much Art Deco detailing everywhere.  Dave was in his element pointing out all the deco designs throughout the ship to me. Below are pictures of my favorite Deco detailing. This painting can be found above the bar of the observation  deck.  I love the girl that has fallen and lost her shoe.

Another highlight of the day was coming across the band D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers during an impromptu performance in the hallway of the ship.  They were great and we were lucky enough to catch them on the Tiki stage later that day.

Below are just various pictures from the day.  We got to see Calabrese, Legendary Shack Shakers, Dave Alvin, and support the San Diego Palominos.  There were tons of vendors and just a few vintage merchants.    The second day Dave and I went back for a few hours to do some shopping and enjoy one last walk around the ship.

Dave and I left the event early as to stop into a few thrift stores before heading home to San Diego.  We hit up a Good Will, St. Pauls'. and cute store called The Closet.  Below are my finds.  Dave scored a pair of cream colored fleck pants from the 50's that don't look like they had ever been worn. 

I found this dress at the St. Paul's store.  It's a silk material and I believe it was hand made by looking at the seams and stitching on the inside of the garment.  I loved the pattern.  It fits me perfectly and I can't wait to wear it.

I was so ecstatic about my western wear find.  I love peach color (which always compliments my red hair and fair complexion).  The flowers are too cute and I love the detailing on the back.

I finally found my first circle skirt!  It's a blue gabardine material that has the Union made label inside.  It's a little small but with my shirt pulled over no one can tell the difference. 

Lastly I found these pieces to add to my kitchen.  The colanders are not vintage but are vintage inspired.  I think they are actually from the Martha Stewart line that is sold at Macy's.  The pictures don't do the color justice.  They are a very retro sea foam green.  They replace my crummy plastic one I have been using for years.  The ceramic Peter Pan peanut butter bank caught my eye.  I haven't been able to find anything else like it online which brings me to believe it was hand made.  The label is definitely an old label. 
Well, that's it for now. Till next time!

- Suz


  1. Wow, what a pretty blue dress. And again the nice umbrella.

  2. I bought the dress at a local vintage store here in San Diego, Flashbacks, and found the parisol at a Good Will in La Mesa. Sadly the Parisol is a fragile rice paper and got a couple rips after a long day of use. It's now my back up parisol :)

  3. I knew you looked familiar! Natalie is one of my best friends :)

  4. It was such a blast! You 2 flatter me so <3