Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31st

I was planning on keeping things around here sleepy until after October 31st was over and done with.. I'm sort of a holiday grinch ... not because I don't like them - but, I think my expectations are always too high and unless I plan in advance, the day usually turns into a total bust. And well, I'm lazy... so advance preparation neverrrr happens.

Halloween this year has been no different - I wasn't planning on celebrating in any way shape or form, except for my binge eating of fun sized assorted candy last week ... and having Westley wear a bow tie around town.

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But, then I was listening to The Caretaker on repeat and the idea of dressing up and getting out of the house didn't seem so bad. My boyfriend would play False Memory Syndrome and I always referred to it as ghost music. I really love it. It reminds me of empty ballrooms in abandoned mansions and all that kind of spooky stuff. So, it's been perfect for today.


I bought this floor length 30s chiffon dress at the flea market a few months ago and it seemed like tonight would be the best excuse to wear it. Some sort of old 30s Hollywood fancy ghost lady of sorts? I have no ideaaaaa but it's Halloween and I think that means anything goes!


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...


. . . 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.


. . . 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!


Flower cigarette cards


. . . 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.




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall has finally settled into San Francisco.. at least I think this is Fall? I don't know, living on the West Coast this past year has totally messed my internal clock up. Either way, I'm feeling pretty uninspired by clothing lately. Instead of worrying about dresses and blouses and shoes and bags I've been thinking about my apartment and finding myself a little more interested in interior photos then usual..

A friend of mine forwarded this article to me and I've been thinking about it ever since. That first image is just amazing right?! Then I saw the photos from this Vogue Spain spread and the two seemed to fit so perfectly together. I sort of wish I could photoshop the model out of the pictures because the rooms are so pretty all on their own.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

1385 + estate sales

Estate sales ... man, what a totally scary thing to me. Things are just a total circus when you have a house full of old junk and free reign to rummage through as you please. I bet sample sales are equally terrifying. I've only ever been to two estate sales in my life, and yesterday was #2. But, I think I'm going to try and start making a thing of it. I think as long as you go in with low expectations then you can only be pleasantly surprised, right?

Here's some of the stuff I got yesterday from a house in Berkeley ... I haven't soaked anything yet, but as long as the sun comes out then it should find its way into the shop mid-week.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

1385 Flea Market Sale

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I've been sqaubbling my pennies away on silly things. So silly I really can't even figure out where those pennies are going. I think I've been eating too many chocolate covered gummy bears in combination with fancy macarons from Bouchon Bakery or something... BUT, the time has come for me to think about flying back to the East Coast - buying plane tickets is always so depressing for the piggy bank, especially when you're flying around the holidays. So, I'm having a flea market sale. Everything in the shop is up for grabs via 'make an offer' reasoning until Saturday evening. Things in there are already pretty darn cheap so that means they can only get cheaper!

Here are the same 'ol particulars,

- From now until Saturday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific send me a message with an offer price. I'll write you back and either accept that price or offer a different one. If you agree on that price then I'll reserve the Item for you!

- The only catch is that I'll be offering only a 24 hour reserve period for the item(s). So it has to be purchased and paid for within 24 hours otherwise it'll go back up for grabs.

- Of course the golden rule of the flea market applies - the more you buy the more you save - so don't be shy and shop away!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

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These are dresses that were supposed to get themselves into the shop last night - but will most likely be making their way there this evening instead...

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There's a pair of black 60s shoes, a lavender 40s dress with a double ruffle collar, a white lace 30s dress, and a black lace 40s dress too!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Libris Lunaria

Things have been mostly slow around this blog and the 1385 shop for a while... well, I plan on remedying the dress problem soon - a few new listings should hopefully be going up this evening once my boyfriend gets out of work and can help me take photos ... I have a few antique dresses that would be perfect for Halloween. Or maybe a wedding? Or maybe something entirely different! But, there's lace, chiffon, and satin involved and those things are always a good thing!

Besides funny old dresses, there's been a lot of lovely folks passing through town. Including two very special house guests snoozing on my couch.. And another lovely visitor who is making her way over here tomorrow! I also did a little photo shoot with Ashley, (real photos to come!).. I went to LA for a few days.. And lastly, spent way too much time at the SPCA with Westley for potential grape poising. After lots of puking/dry heaving and tests and more tests and of course $$$$$ - it looks like the little dude is going to be okay! But he really had us for quite the scare.

And then of course, Libris Lunaria is up and running!
There's a little over 20 prints to choose from - and there will definitely be a lot more to come!

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We have a twitter for shop updates and a website/blog with links to our prints as well as some excellent library inspiration. I want to rearrange my bedroom (maybe tonight!), so I'm excited for all the new photo locations in our apartment to come! Hopefully that'll mean better things for this blog too!


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