Thursday, October 21, 2010

Things I'm currently crazy about

. . . Simple 40s dresses . . .

I bought this dress at the flea market a few months ago and it's totally perfect to me. It's so simple but the construction details are what really get me. I wish I could find more like this...

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. . . October curtain light . . .

One thing I really miss about Fall and living in Boston was that the prettiest light used to sneak in through the curtains in the mornings in my old apartment.. it's not quite as nice in San Francisco, but it's something.

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. . . Floral Cigarette Cards . . .

I bought a a bunch of 30s/40s era cards on ebay a while back to tuck into etsy packages and I couldn't help but make myself a little collection for keeps. They came mailed in these clear plastic sheets, almost like for baseball cards - except they fit the cigarette cards perfectly and I get obsessive over rearranging the way that the cards are tucked into each page. I wish that these were bigger so I could frame them and put them all over the house!

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Flower cigarette cards

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. . . Horticulture Prints . . .

But, one thing I do have to hang around the house are these nice gigantic rose prints I bought a few weeks ago at the flea market. I thought they were $20 each, but oh no.. It was $20 for a set of 6! One of my happiest flea finds! Here I have 5 of them lined up on the wall, but I've since spread them throughout the apartment.

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34 comments:

Rosie said...

That dress is so perfect for you! I love the color! Pretty flower pictures too!

Kristin said...

you room is quite lovely. i would love to buy those flower framed pictures.

Penny Dreadful said...

That dress is utterly lovely. No wonder you are on the look out for more!

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/

jackiebean said...

the colors of your apartment are so lovely. so mellow and pretty.

the cigarette cards are wonderful. maybe scanning and enlarging would work for a more frame-able piece.

your rose prints were certainly a great find!

A Little Brighter said...

oh wow! I have been searching for pretty and plain dresses and it is amazing that one is from the 40s too! (on of my favourite eras)
You must find some magical antique / thrift stores!
Your bed is just adorable!

Ayesha xx

Meggstatus said...

What a great find. And on top of that, this dress looks like it's in perfect condition, which is hard to come by when talking about dresses from the 1940's. Lucky girl!

reckless daughter said...

you always have the loveliest bedclothes in your room! I love those muted tones - looks s cozy!

Color Collective said...

that dress is so, so pretty!! you look awesome in it!

Katherine said...

All of these are so lovely!

Monique said...

That dress is the perfect and fits you so well. I really love that brass bed. Excellent photos.

Abbey said...

Those rose prints are gorgeous! That dress does look like it was made for you. (:

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

oh, that dress is just the loveliest color!
and i love the little cigarette cards.

BaronessVonVintage said...

you have just gorgeous taste. LOVE the little spools of thread along that ledge above your bed, along with those beautiful rose prints!

Carys said...

I love your dress!! My favourite vintage pieces are the simple ones, even the simplest dresses from the 40s were just beautiful!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Laurel said...

The colour of your dress is so beautiful and I adore all your lovely new prints and pictures.

x Laurel

Lexie, Little Boat said...

that dress is gorgeous!

WSAKE said...

you really look most perfect in this dress - amazing!

hiven said...

lovely
xx

briannelee said...

Those prints are definitely gorgeous. Great find!

Amber Blue Bird said...

its like that dress was made for you,the color and the shape are perfect

the spectator said...

The rose prints - I have some too. Originally painted by Joseph Redoubte to record flowers for Marie Antoinette.

Those flower cards would look terrific custom framed in the way you have set them out - it would have high impact.

Brie at DISfunkshion Magazine said...

I agree--I wish that clothes were constructed as nicely as they used to be...

A said...

ohh my goodnesssss if you ever want to sell that dress... let me know. ill take it off your hands! its beautiful. i love simplicity!

shopping-diva.com said...

Lovin' it!

xxx

http://shopping-diva-com.blogspot.com/

Rosaspina Vintage said...

That 40s dress really suits you! Such a sweet color, it's adorable!

Sharyn Essman said...

"October curtain light." That's the ultimate poetry.

Why not frame the small cards as a group?

Tami said...

The dress IS perfect on you :) Whenever I view your blog, I'm always finding myself smiling for some reason. :) You look absolutely amazing in that dress and I wish I could find something like that in my nearby flee market!

Can you check out my blog as well please? Thanks!

Tamijam.blogspot.com

casey said...

That 40s dress is perfection! I always love those sorts of super simple dresses; I think it's both the style and the soft fabric that makes them so amazing. Such pretty shots of various other things too--those floral cards are gorgeous!

♥ Casey | blog

Leslie said...

Oh, I love that dress! How do you find these things?! Your outfits are always so special, just perfect!

Madeline said...

The dress truly is perfect! You look so pretty wearing it! Sometimes we have some luck I suppose...

andrea said...

I love all these things, especially the dress and the light. Last year there was a tall tree right by my window, and I'd always get the lovelies shadows reflected on my wall :)

Cassidy said...

I adore that dress! It's so simple and beautiful.

Maria Confer said...

That dress is so simply and yet stunning. Adore it on you.

xx
Maria
Lulu Letty

Kathy St. Clair said...

There are way too many stunning things about this post! That colour is beautiful on you, a 40s treasure! The florals and the lovely light - so dreamy.

xo

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