Friday, September 30, 2011

Anchor's Aweigh my Frock on Friday

Today's Frock on Friday vintage frock is a 1960's polyester dress in navy blue with red and white stripes.

I added a thin red thrifted belt because the dress is slightly big.

"Well Hello Mr.! Nice to meet you"

"Hands off LADY!"

*The Flamingo*

*The frightened Flamingo*

I could not find my tri-pod which I usually always use for Frock on Friday pictures. But it is somehow lost... So I had to get my guy to take my photos. I dunno why but I don't like people taking my pics for me. I feel weird posing and posing and posing. My tri-pod doesn't mind and I don't feel embarrassed or silly with it. Also my guy is not the most patient man. When it comes to photo shoots. (Sorry Loo) *heh*

*LOOK at that Ladies undies!*

~To be in true spirit I wore striped undies under my frock.~


What kind of wretched woman shows her under garments to the world??

I must go now..... Thank you for coming in to take a peek at my frock.

Tomorrow morning I am going garage saling.

*HOPEFULLY* I have a better week than the couple previous.

Will show you my loot soon along with last weeks few items.

(See Anchors on Bandana)


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Missing treasure & Helga has a groovy dancing twin

Well Genie Coconut says: I have still not taken photos of my Garage sale finds. I am going to have to start doing this the same day I buy them.. because now I am trying to remember what I bought this Saturday. One thing I know is it isn't much. The past few weekends have been horrible for finding vintage.

But I did find the Turban hat above along with another one will I will show you properly in my next post. (You know.. when the barn is painted!)

(Not vintage) This is a old navy sundress I got for under $1

Pardon the wrinkles - Apparently watching a movie in it creates a wrinkle effect. Will be perfect for next summer in the hot heat.

Hawaiian dress I got for under $1 This should also see some use next summer!

This evening I went for my first bike ride of Fall. I love to ride my bikes, I find it very relaxing. The bike I am riding is named Casper and it was purchased on October 1 for a Twenty at Salvation Army.

In a few days Casper and I will be celebrating our 1 year Anniversary.

I rode past the river

And this weeping willow

Stopped at this tall grass to take a picture

Rode past this group of Canadian Geese

And stopped on a little bridge to enjoy this sweet sunset

Bye bye ducks

Yesterday I picked up 3 records. And I really loved the photos on one of them that is from 1967. Check out (HELGA) getting her groove on!

"Helga if this is not you.. then you have a twin Sister"

I about dropped the Vinyl once I spotted the resemblance.


I wonder who she is?!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A-Z of me

Dad, Mom and I 1981

A. Age: 30 & 3 days *hehe*

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore that you hate: DISHES (Been doing them by hand since I was 4 ("Helping mom in my younger yrs of course") Finally got a dishwasher a few months back. *Cheer*

D. Dogs: I adore dogs! Partial to squishy faced ones (Bulldogs, Mastiffs, Boston Terriers & Boxers) I have 1 Boxer! I would have more if I could.

E. Essential start to your day: A cup of coffee and reading all your blog posts.

F. Favorite color: Green

G. Gold or Silver: Silver or White gold

H. Height: 5’4"

I. Instruments you play: Used to take piano lessons when I was little. But as of right now I play nothing.

J. Job title: Vintage Shopper (*hehehe*) Used to work in clothing retail but am in the process of selling online.

K. Kids: Not yet but probably in a year or so.

L. Live: Canada, (British Columbia) The warmer side of Canada. *hehehe*

M. Mother’s name: Coreena
Mom got married to my Dad when she was 17 and had me 14 months later at 18.

N. Nicknames: Coconut, Loo, Elf & George

O. Overnight hospital stays: Nope thank God. (Have had a fear of Hospitals since childhood)

P. Pet peeves: Hard butter, People who chew loud & People who are two faced

Q. Quote from a movie:
Harry: What's her last name? I'll look it up.
Lloyd: You know, I don't really recall. Starts with an S! Let's see. Swim? Swammi? Slippy? Slappy? Swenson? Swanson?
Harry: Maybe it's on the briefcase.
Lloyd: Oh, yeah! It's right here.
[He reads the manufacturer's name, which is Samsonite]
Lloyd: Samsonite! I was way off! I knew it started with an S, though.
Every time I come across a Samsonite... this scene plays through my head. *lol*

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: One younger brother who is 26.

U. Underwear: I collect them! (All new of course) I always have to browse the undies section looking for a sale.

V. Vegetable you hate: I like everything but am not a big fan of Zucchini.

W. What makes you run late: Trying to figure out what to wear.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Teeth, Lower Back (Because of a car accident)

Y. Yummy food that you make: Spaghetti, Hot Italian sausages in a tomato sauce over rice, Chocolate chip mint cookies.

Z. Zoo animal: Zebras & Leopards

This is one of my favorite pictures of me. Having a snack out of the plant pot. MMM DIRT *lol*

I think this is why I want to move to a farm. When I was little I was around lots of farms. But after four years old it was life in towns and cities.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cleaning my nose pores ...

Now isn't that an unusual title? Well it's the truth! *lol* I really like using a pore strip from time to time. And I realized last week it had been a very long while since my last nose stripping adventure. So I picked up a new box and here I am to chat to you as it dries.

So my Birthday was good. Early in the week my Grandma called and asked if I would be able to come to her house for a B-day dinner. So Mr. and I and my parents all had dinner there. My Brother was supposed to come too but he got the Flu the night before. *EEEK*

Grandma always has great dinners and if you turned them down well then you would be crazy. After dinner she brought out a cake. It was called a tuxedo cake and it was simply delicious!

*With the age defining candles*

*Without age defining candles*

To tell you the truth I had two cakes *lol* Because my guy bought me a Dairy Queen ice cream cake. (A favorite of mine) Look it had green on it!

Thank God it's sweater season right away... as I will need to work this cake off on my elliptical. (It has been being used as a hat holder lately.)

(I am very glad I have told you about how we both call each other Loo because had I not... I bet you would just think I stole this cake off google! *hahahehe*)

I will show you the gift I got from my Grandma & Grandpa. (Step Grandpa but he's so cool I don't really see him that way.) I just wanted to let you know so you would not get confused when you read this.) Here is the card below. *Ahhh that kitty is just too cute* Notice the background? That is one of my pillows. "If you have never had a crab pillow you do not know what you are missing."

Grandma got me the card above, a cute little notebook (not pictured) And the gorgeous unique necklace below.

The necklace was in a velvet bag along with a note from her. My Dad's Dad my Grandpa (Who died when I was 4) bought this necklace for my Grandma on their honeymoon in 1955. Grandma was with him and picked it out in the shop.

The heart is Ivory and it has two gold nuggets. The one in the middle of the heart and the one in between the chain and heart. I know she gave me the necklace because she knows I will cherish it since I am crazy about vintage items and really love stuff with history.

Whenever she comes over to visit I am always showing her my newest 60's handbag or 50's heels. Alot of times she tells me "I had something just like that!" Some day I will have to show you pics of her back in the day. I am surprised she didn't have flocks of men following her home. Actually if she did they would probably flee in seconds once she chased them away with a baseball bat.

I did get some other cute stuff that I really like. But you all know what I have been wanting and waiting to get. The time is getting closer *SMILE* I am getting close to finding my perfect vanity table (Dressing table to some) I just can barely contain myself.

That is going to be my gift from my man and my parents also gave me some moola to go towards it.

*Well this is feeling dry now.. Maybe even a little itchy.

It's time to remove my nose cast! *lol* Thank you for keeping me company.

P.s. Thank you all for the Birthday wishes!! ("You are all so awsome and fun I am glad I have found you through cyber space land.")

(And the comments about having babies)
*Some might have helped a little*


Friday, September 23, 2011

Last Frock on Friday of my 20s First day of Autumn!

Happy Autumn to whoevers turn it is to have it in the world.

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colorful leaves in the trees and on the ground. The crunch they make when you step on them. Riding my bike through them and watching them fly away. I also like the slight chilly air. I am a person who loves to be cozy. I love blankets and fuzzy things... Autumn is when I get to use all my favorites ... but still not be freezing my butt off!

*Pattern of my vintage cotton house dress*

*Nails painted for fall*

*Standing outside of Chinese restaurant I had lunch at this afternoon*

Today is my very last day of my 20s. When I wake up in the morning I will be 30. What does 30 feel like? Well of course I do not know yet... And I do not think I will know... because I still feel the same now as I did when I turned 20 or even 19 for that matter. I have never had a Birthday bug me.. this would be my first.

I think it's because I have things planned for my early 30s. Starting a family is one of them. (It scares the heck out of me.) I totally want kids!! I am just scared to HAVE them. (You know the part where you go into labour and give birth.)

I know most people are not excited about that part.. but I seriously have probably worried about it since I was a kid. (Wishing I had been born a boy so I would not have to have a baby.) *I am not joking* I talked to my best friend this afternoon and told her how I was moody. She told me she was excited to turn 30 she could not wait. (She is a year older than me) I thought to myself.. "Of course she WAS excited.. she already had a baby!!" *HAHAHA*

So I suppose I will have alot of growing up to do and fear to get over in my 30s.

Why can't there be such thing as a Stork?

*My Guy and I*

After lunch

When I was a kid I wanted my ears pierced SO BAD. The problem was not that I was not allowed to get them done. I was too scared.

I used to have dreams I got my ears pierced. I was SO HAPPY!! Then I would wake up.. feel my ear lobes and NOTHING! I would really be sad. Sooo many times I would be at the mall with my Aunties and we would pass a salon and they would ask "Do you want your ears done today Melanie?" In my head I would be saying yes but I always answered no. Sometimes I even ended up in tears over it. Mom would explain to them that I really did want to have earrings but I was so scared it would make me frustrated to the point of tears. Well I am happy to let you all know that my ears ARE pierced. I finally got it done when I was 14. *lol* My Husband (At the time boyfriend) told me he would go get his done so I could watch and see that it wasn't so bad. Then we would get mine done after his. I watched him do it (Of course he never shows fear) So I sat down held his hand and finally after dreaming of it for yrs I did it. I probably would still be earring-less had he not did what he did.

*Fallen green apples*

Leaving restaurant headed to vehicle

*Back seat of vehicle*

People in the front rolled down their windows ALL THE WAY!

*Stopped in at Salvation Army on the way home*

This is where I bought the dress I am wearing from.

Price paid: $1.00

*Jersey celebrating with plastic fall leaves I bought from the dollar store*

Have a good weekend

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Some stuff I purchased recently & hats with names

~* Fancy Hats *~

With Names

I really like this one. It's velvet net & sequins.

I am going to have to show you the top of this one sometime. The top is a bunch of sweet little flowers under the net, it actually reminds me of a cake.
$4 for Sparkle Net & Cotton Candy Ruffle

This one has got to be my favorite. The owner told me it was her Mother's and she used to borrow it when she was a teenager. She told me "I am 71 now, so that just tells you how old it is." Her Mother is 91 and going to be moving to a care home. I am really glad I was able to buy these hats as I will cherish them for many years to come.

The original owner of these hats is the woman I have named Flamingo lady.
Now obviously I gave her that name for a reason as some of you know. But since I have some new followers I thought I would fill them in. I purchased two pink flamingos from her a few weeks back.

These three pics below are knitting patterns I bought for 50 cents each. I am going to frame the pics and put them on the wall in my sewing area.

~ Big branch of grapes with matching candle holders ~


Now these book ends are one of my favorite finds. I purchased them at (Flamingo Lady's) last garage sale. They belonged to her 91 year old Mother.

What's so great about them you ask???

Well just look below


Were you expecting that?? I sure wasn't.. but as soon as I knew the secret of these bookends I wanted them!


Okay so you have seen my wood owl chopping board I got from a free bin at a yard sale. Well I picked him up a friend at a garage sale. Pork CHOP cost me .25 cents.

~ Yellow hand mixer .75 cents it looks so good with my matching nails. ~


~ AM LLOYDS radio ~


~ Plastic molded Scottie dog ~

.25 cent

~ SO SWEET Strawberry Shortcake pillow ~

.25 cents

So you may know I have a thing for ocean animals... like CRABS AND LOBSTERS.

Especially Luscious Lobsters... and guess what??

I found one at a garage sale for .50 cents!!!

*Squee Squee*

"I like apples"

*MmmM* "come here apple"

*MUNCH munch munch*

(Lobster has springs on all legs claws and antennas... So he likes to dance and wiggle. How can you go wrong with that?)