Showing posts from March, 2015

The AtoZ Great and Powerful Theme Reveal

Linking with about 400 other bloggers to reveal our A-to-Z-themes . The AtoZ Challenge sign up list is still open so it is not too late to join the crowd.  Also linking up with Anne at  for her 52 pick-me-up prompt of "Match Your Scarf." And Now  Something Completely Different (my theme/non-theme) My "A" post on April 1 will explain more of my concept/non-concept.   A couple of retro images for your enjoyment, the first being Winnemucca, Nevada, July 1969. Adding in a recipe from the 1950 Ford Treasury of Famous Recipes from Famous Eating Places A few orchid illustrations will show up. Bucket Orchid Maybe a Pattern of the Day, a 1969 Simplicity 8498. Ending with a baby doll mugshot 1962 tiny Chatty Cathy hailing from San Diego on That's my story and I am sticking to it.  I am still working away on my posts for this challenge.  For those new to the challenge, you

Shamrocks and good luck

Leading off the day's post with an image from the 1959 Better Homes & Gardens Holiday Cook Book.   I have an interview on St. Paddy's Day with a State agency with some cachet.  I'll be wearing the green! Thrift Shop happenings amounted to one visit for a little less than $28, that included a pair of sunny yellow clip-on earrings. A pot shelf/book shelf, some hardcover books and a Disney wine glass.  A travel print tote with makeup bag and replacement lid for a small crock pot. A runner rug (badly snagged) that I will trim up and launder.  A pair of Lucky Brand jeans and a purple Charter Club V-neck pullover. This pair of West Pac Japanese ceramic hand painted roosters were something to crow about!  They are in great condition except for a little red paint loss.  No chips and with a sand pebbly surface.  I have never seen anything quite like them.   Update to the bookshelf - all my books are organized now. A to Z Bl

The Ides of March

We are experiencing some wonderful March weather in Northern California.  Just for kicks and giggles, I am linking up with Judith at The Style Crone for  Hat-Attack-20 .  Beyond the crook of my arm is my flower garden I have been preparing and you get a glimpse of Zipper, my dog. Linking with Patti at Notdeadyetstyle  for Visible Monday. It must be the height of thrift shop season because I have found some OMG items that are keepers.  This boho chic look is topped off with a San Diego Hat Co. wide-brimmed hat (retail), a Nancy K New York flare sleeve shirt and a blue velveteen Impressions maxi skirt. I splurged on these retail discounted L'Artiste slip-on sandals. The balance of my thrift shop finds were the lavendar NWT top, a Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Assets coat length jacket, a Hilo Hattie dress and a Coldwater Creek long sleeved shirt.  After I have the coat dry cleaned, it will be featured with another thrift shop find of a Jones New York skirt.