Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last Summer Breakfast

Boy can we feel the chill of fall here in the DC area!  This morning I'm bundled up in sweats and slippers...
 
 
And eating the last of our homegrown tomatoes for breakfast.
 
 
Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Retro Revival will be back for the Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show on September 27th & 28th!
 
 
If you're in the area I hope you come and visit me.  It's a great show and so much fun!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

At the Beach

This is my office for the next several days.
 
 
Ha!  Who am I kidding?  I'm not going to do one stitch of sewing this week because I'm at the beach!
 
 
We're on vacation in Wrightsville Beach, NC, staying with dear friends in their ocean front home.
 
Life is good!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Pressing Matter {Vintage Toy Irons}

I was so excited to find these vintage tin, toy irons while thrifting recently!
 
 
The shapes!  The colors!
 
 
Decided to hang them in my studio (using these fantastic Discs ~ click here for my previous post on these babies!):
 
 
They're hanging out among my fabric inventory.
 
 
Cute and practical!
 
 
In other iron news...I bought another gorgeous ironing board cover from my favorite ironing board cover makers, City Chic Country Mouse.
 
 
Enough talking about irons and such, I've got actual ironing to do so off I go!
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Visit to National Harbor

We popped over to National Harbor the other night.

 
A little waterfront city, hugging the Potomac River just outside of DC, it's full of little shops and restaurants.
 
And there's this!
 
 
J. Seward Johnson Jr.'s The Awakening sculpture!  Hundreds of little kids were climbing over the bearded giant.

We took our first trip up in the new Capital Wheel.
 
 
Beautiful ride!
 
 
Selfie at 180'!
 
 
Did you do something fun over Labor Day weekend?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pretty Breakfast

As they say, "Life is short.  Use the fine china!"
 
 
Breakfast is so much more enticing served in vintage pretties.
 
 
Do you use your vintage dishes?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vintage Love Birds {Jadeite Milk Glass}

I can't stop cooing...
 

Over these love birds!
 
 
I found this lovely Westmoreland candy dish while out thrifting recently.
 
 
Picked it up for a (love) song because of a little chip in one of the tail feathers.  Hardly noticeable!
 
 
Westmoreland manufactured these pretty milk glass dishes from the 1920s through the 1950s.
 
 
They nest perfectly among my other jadeite and milk glass goodies.
 
 
Lovey dove(y) indeed!