Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lands' End

Sometimes it's nice when the Vespa won't start right away and I am forced to linger a bit longer wherever it is I happen to be.

Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm an Indian too

This is what I'd like my second bedroom to be like - a combination of this (but with more blankets) and one big vintage closet.
I think this means I need a yard.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Before "Talkies" - Part II

We attended the San Francisco Silent Film Festival last night. It was marvelous as it always is.
The unpredictable San Francisco weather came through for me and it was cold enough to wear my 1930s wool and fur coat in the middle of July.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Makin' Changes

So many options, so many fun ideas.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Early Bird

For as passionate as I am about vintage, sometimes getting up early for the flea/estate sales proves too much. But Sunday, I managed to drag myself out of bed at 6:30 to make the trip to the Sacramento Flea. At least there was coffee and the New York Times to get me going.
It's important to eat well to maintain strength for a long day at the flea market. After a few hours, we took a break for a hot dog lunch and then headed back to the flea to revisit things we couldn't get out of our minds and to keep our eyes open for things we may have overlooked the first time.
The trip proved to be well worth it! We found this great folding schoolhouse chair, a Juice-O-Mat juicer, a glass plant mister and an old trunk to be refinished. Later that evening, we found this dining chair on our block. I'm not usually one for picking up things found on the street, but I approved of this one.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Before "Talkies"

I'm having the worst trouble deciding which films to see as part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at the Castro Theater. This is one of my favorite events of the year. I love to get dressed up and head to the balcony of the Castro to take in rare silent films with live musical accompaniment amongst other silent film era enthusiasts.
Here's the schedule for this year - what do you think?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our San Francisco Fourth

The Pressman carved our initials in the fresh concrete
Spiking the watermelon
Being trained for fire duty on the boat
We spent our Fourth making ceviche, dark and stormys and spiked watermelon. Then, we headed to the Hyde Street Pier for the privilege of watching the fireworks from very close range and ensuring the historic ships didn't catch fire. It proved to be too windy and cold for my chosen red, white and blue ensemble, but I did manage to wear my boater hat for a while without the strong winds blowing it off.

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