Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thrift Blog: February 2014

February was a month filled with some good tiki finds as well as the annual church rummage sale that my dear Grandma attends and scopes out some awesome finds for me. Let's dive into last months finds shall we.

I came across yet another parrot necklace. This time in black and pink.  I cannot have enough of these.

This "made in Hong Kong" quilt bag with a bandanna paisley like pattern was too cute to pass up.  This would have been the perfect purse for the hulabilly theme last year at Tiki Oasis.

This was my big purchase from the Bi-Monthly Frock You Boutique sale.  It's not actually lucite, but rather a weaved plastic pink vinyl material.

I found these 80's button covers at a local thrift store.  I especially love the the horned bull button cover.

I was fortunate enough to find yet another tiki dress in my size.  I love the colors and patterns in this dress.  Saving this one to be worn at Tiki Oasis.

This 1980's Roy Lichtenstein style sweater was too cool to pass up.  I have no idea when I will ever wear it other than when I'm lounging around at home.  This purchase however did require some help from a friend to talk me buying into it.

This green plaid Pendleton coat was another sweet find at the Bi-Monthly Frock You sale.

As well as these next few dresses and vintage Talbot bathing suit.

These next few pictures are the beautiful items that my grandmother picked up for me at her church's annual rummage sale.  She said she spent a total of $12 on me and this isn't a picture of everything she sent me.

This Bakelite mirror is in pristine condition.

Cute flapper hats from the late 1920's to early 1930's.

There was also a ton of hand stitched items this year.  She bought me this lovely collar, apron, and table cloth as well as some other marvelous pieces not pictured.  Thank you Grandma!

I'm five weeks away from finishing my 15th tax season and less than one hundred days out from the wedding.  So much fun stuff coming up the next couple of months!

Till' Next Time,


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dapper Day 2014

Last month Dave and I attended the annual Spring Dapper Day gathering at Disneyland.  This is our now third time attending the Spring event and boy how big has this event has grown.  We decided to get to the park bright and early because we both had a hunch that the park may be packed even more that the previous year.  We were right but it was and awesome site to see so many Dapper folk wandering around the park.

This was a most excellent day for people watching.  We managed to run into the "King of Retro" himself Mr. Charles Phoenix.  I loved his entire ensemble, especially his tiki shirt!

Here's a great photo to show how packed the park was! And this was only a little after noon.

My friend Alisha attended for her first time and looked stunning in this yellow polka dot ditty.

Dave and I in line for Pirates of the Caribbean.

Friends Lindsay and Alisha.  It was actually a lovely surprise for me that Lindsay was able to attend this year.  I was very happy they both could join us at the park this year.

We ran into our friends Paul, Lisa, and Rebecca and were sure to visit one of our favorite spots in the park, The Enchanted Tiki Room.

Being that the park was so packed it was pretty pointless to ride any of the big rides unless you wanted to wait for an hour or longer on some attractions.  Not pictured (doh!) are me running into vloggers Justin Scarred from the YouTube channel LiveFastDiePoor as well as Adam from Adamthewoo.  I was so stoked to run into those two guys.  My favorite outfit of the day was when I spotted a guy dressed up like Marty McFly from Back to the Future with orange vest (life preserver) and all! Too creative!  One of my favorite times to take pictures in the park is at twilight.

We ended the day with a ride on the tea cups and then headed back home after what turned out to be a 12 hour visit at the park.  I'm sorry I didn't take better pictures.  Be sure to check out the Dapper Day website here as they have much better pictures to share.  We are looking forward to the fall event come September!

Till' Next Time,