Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, Rainy Sunday - Kitschy Diner and Antique Bedding

Sunday was the first cool, rainy day since last spring!  Fall is definitely in the air!!  James and I decided to find a new diner for breakfast and somehow made it to the Benson area and found Joe's Cafe - everything you want in a diner!  Small but packed with vintage stools, booths and counter tops - and vintage because they were there since 1942 - not because they were curated for effect.  Above the coffe makers were these super cute and uber kitschy doll head things.  The spaceship is made from a thermos (they had two) and if you ever wondered how the insides of a toaster worked.....well, let's just say it's love!

yummmmm, coffee

My outfit is not vintage but it definitely has a little vintage 40s inspiration and a retro nod thanks to the bright red lipstick (note to self....take photo before eating next time), the peeptoe wedges and wide-legged sailor pants.  Terrible photo but hey, it was a rainy, lazy day!

The gingham shirt is from The North Face and is my favorite fly fishing shirt!  It has adjustable ruching at the sides that are finished in bows and slightly poofed sleeves which give it a beautiful feminine look but it has the back vent and hidden breast zip pocket that work so well for fishing.  Tucking this in would've given the outfit an even more retro look.

The pants are a sailor button front, high waist, wide leg pant in lightweight denim by Larry Levine.  The shoes are by Predictions and have a comfy wedge, black and white polka dotted faille and a big white leather bow!  My dear friend Suzie from Pinup Dresses actually has these available at her ebay store here!

A bit of vintage kitsch on my back patio!  They always look so angry.

The best thing about the first truly cool rainy day is getting to go to sleep under blankets!  I only use vintage and antique pillow cases - the cotton and linen is so soft and they always look so romantic.  Also they are cheap!  While you can pay a pretty penny at antique shops these show up regularly at garage sales and thrift stores for around $1!

Quilt Season with cat topper

This is Poudre - named for the Cache la Poudre river in Colorado.  My husband is from Fort Collins so we have a lot of family and friends out there.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is effected by the flooding.

Thanks for reading and of course I'd love to have you stop by my eBay shop - that's the link up there!  I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time....Happy Vintage Hunting!

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