Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I wish this car was mine!
On Sunday, my Sweetie and I decided to take an impromptu drive up to Jerome, since we had never been there together (exploring Arizona is one of our favorite things to do, and taking road trips around the state is always a grand time for us) and we were in the mood for adventure. We spent a lazy afternoon walking up and down the streets and window shopping before having a drink at The Spirit Room, followed by a wonderful dinner at the Asylum Restaurant. The Asylum Resaturant is located at the Jerome Grand Hotel, a former hospital that is rumored to be rather haunted (though most of Jerome is believed to live up to its ghost town status.) Our visit was over all too soon, and we are itching to head up there again very soon!
Lipstick Vogue "Buckaroo" Dress
1940s Cream Fabric Belt
Rocket Originals "Georgia" Wedges
1940s Alumesh and Bakelite Purse
1940s Yellow Rose Earrings
We named our pony Buck--he proved to be a faithful steed.
We found a little waterfall--wouldn't you like to have this in your backyard?
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Here’s a couple of pics from the evening—I’m wearing the aqua cotton eyelet peasant blouse I made (I’m working on the skirt right now), along with jeans and snood (from Arthelia’s Attic—stay tuned for more photos of her wonderful creations!)
Thursday, August 12, 2010
1940s yellow flower earrings
Well, not really. At least not right now, that is. A move to Nashville is definitely a possibility for the future though—this is certainly the place to live if you want to set your music career into overdrive!
Once we made it downtown, we were treated to the surreal neon sight that is Broadway—with its glittering signs advertising honky tonkin’ good times, it looked as if it had been untouched (and what city hasn’t been ravaged in the name of “progress?”). We hurried to park, and started walking up the street, oohing and aahing every couple of feet of course—and wouldn’t you know it, every club had a band performing, even after hours on a weeknight. My Sweetie and I knew we had hit the music jackpot—we could hardly believe of good fortune!
By chance, there turned out to be a club called Robert’s Western World (Roberts is my Sweetie’s last name, so we took that as a good sign), and we made a beeline to it, if only to snap a quick photo of the coincidental sign. Imagine our surprise when the band playing inside sounded straight out of the 50s—it turns out this is the place to go to hear good ol’ country, rockabilly, and honky tonk music! We ended up spending quite a bit of time throughout the weekend here, as every time we stopped in we were treated to the sounds of yet another world-class band. After spending an hour or so listening, we headed back to our hotel and went to bed.
My Sweetie was so thrilled to be here!
The next day, we slept a little later than we originally intended (the plan was to take advantage of the free breakfast spread lol) and headed into town around 11. We grabbed lunch at a restaurant a little ways off Broadway, then headed up the street to check out the shops we had seen the night before (we had excitedly peeked into the windows of each place, marveling as we went along: “Can you believe we’re standing outside of Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop?! Check out this place—look at all those boots!” and so on down the line.) The first stop was ET’s Record Shop, and stepping inside brought a tear to our eyes—there we were, standing in the store that has been in that same spot since 1947, looking as though it hadn’t changed a bit since opening. The music selection was incredible, the old pictures on the wall were amazing, and the display of vintage western stage wear was drool-worthy.
We continued down the way, eventually ending up at Robert’s again—and once more, we were in for a musical treat! We stayed there for several hours, hating to leave, but eventually headed back to the hotel to rest up a bit before hitting the town that night. We had a delicious meal at Dinos—thanks to my dear friend Jere’s recommendations, we made sure to find this spot! Then, it was on the town for some more music and sights.
This Saturday, I'll be attending the WWII Victory Gala, hosted by the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA. This black tie affair is being held in honor of the 65th anniversary of V-J Day; the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will be playing, and yours truly will be attending as Betty Grable! I'm really looking forward to this event, and I can't wait to share all the details when I arrive back home!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I’ve been a terrible blogger of late—I go away for vacation, and just can’t seem to get out of vacation mode now that I’m back. I’ve been naughty, I know! While I’m working on a nice recap post for our trip to Nashville (complete with pictures, of course), I thought I’d give you a little update on my sewing projects to get me back into the blogging swing of things. Currently, I’m working on making up this little 1944 number—I’ve whipped up two blouses already, one in black cotton batiste, and one in a delicious aqua eyelet—and I’m currently finishing up a matching eyelet skirt. I adore the pattern and can see myself making it up again--it sews up quickly and easily, and the only adjustment I made was to add a little extra length to the blouse. Real pictures to follow soon, I promise!
Oh, and I must show you pictures of my new tropical outfit, created for me by a local seamstress—I picked it up yesterday and can't wait to wear it! Here’s a sneak peak of the fabric; I’ll add photos of me modeling it later today ;-)