vintage shopping

while in indiana last weekend we went on a vintage shopping excursion at days gone by antique mall.

i had a small breakdown from insane happiness while we were in the store. i’m not joking. i was rooted to the ground for at least 2 minutes, laughing uncontrollably in sheer joy of all the goodness surrounding me.

it quickly passed and i was able to move on to full-fledged shopping mode. here’s what we found:

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the most amazing vintage high chair

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umm words cannot describe the ridiculousness of this bag. it was gold lamé with puffy painted words and bedazzled rhinestones. remember ladies, money isn’t everything.

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mike purchased a lot of old postcards. this was the best one by far.

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this was a gem of a garment. it was a 1940s dress and it was stunning on but, alas, i could not zip it up around the girls. i still think of it at night.

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cousin tried on a fetching cape and reunited with some clogs she had met years before.

and now…

for the piece de resistance:

yesssssssssssss………….

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oh yesssssssssss……..

that has to be the most amazing thing ever created. a jesus hot air balloon lamp with a scared clown dangling from the side. i call it “clown of little faith.”

i just want to meet the adult who had to look up at this every night during his/her formative years and thumb through all the complexes this person must have as a result. i mean, a clown hanging from the basket of a jesus balloon.

don’t go all crazy on me. i’m pretty sure if jesus were here i’d show this to him and he’d laugh. a lot. i wouldn’t try to talk to him about the meaning of life, or heaven. i’d just be like “hold up, dude. you gotta see this.”

here’s what i walked away with.

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a blue sequins skirt, a pretty cool feathered fedora, and a wool poncho trimmed with alapaca fur with two alpacas embroidered into the built in scarf. plus, an elton john record and heeled cowgirl boots, not pictured.

i eventually just had to stop looking at stuff. it was all too good. i highly suggest days gone by antiques in fountain square for some good finds and cheap prices.

vintage fo’ life.

family fun fest

ok, so we’ve been doing a lot of living life instead of blogging about it, so, i’m going to try to catch up. a lot of cool awesomeness has transpired.

like many people, i have been blessed with a wonderful family. i mean, they are all REALLY cool. one of my cousins got hitched last weekend so it meant full-fledged family reunion. we made quite a weekend out of it.

the weekend consisted of: cousin reunion night out, great lake swimmers, late night karaoke, vintage store shopping, family fish fry & june birthday celebrations, the marion county fair, wedding wedding wedding, hotel party with a baby and sunday funday pool party. mike, darla and i then continued on to cincinnati for yeasayer on sunday night but that is all for another post.

pics!

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looking forward to doing this all over again in 6 weeks. i love you, family!