California, day 2, kittens!

Today we did a little bit of shopping, and went to the farmers market in Solana Beach. The top photo might look a bit familiar, since I've taken a picture in the same place the last two times I've visited, in March, and in October 2008.
We got some good produce at the market, and since our place has a little kitchen we made dinner instead of going out and braving the mothers day crowd.
We stopped at The Antique Warehouse where I was hoping to find a red bakelite bangle, and I did! I've been obsessing more and more over bakelite bangles lately, but seeing how I've never paid over 50¢ for one (at garage sales of course), I was unsure about actually getting into them and collecting. But the bug bit me, and now I've turned into one of those people that wear them by the dozens. My grandma said "Good thing you got another one, you're elbow was showing!" Hehe, grandma is funny.
The second to last photo shows them closeup, the top row is the real deal, and the bottom is just plastic, see the difference?
And I nearly died when I saw that kitty pillow. Seriously, best pillow ever. I usually don't take pictures in antique stores, people get mad at me, but I had to sneak this one. If it wasn't $325 I would have bought it :)

I DID find (actually my mom did) the most darling kitten notebook, with an amusing title. Oh Korea, what were thinking when you made this?

And then there's a random red stagecoach. Just because I can.

I want to give a big thank you to Twila Jean for lending me her camera lense on my trip, as mine has decided to stop working. Without her we wouldn't have such nice pictures! Thank you Twila!

Dress-Grandma got it at an estate sale for me

Shoes-Urban Eccentric Vintage


40sDiva said...

I have never seen your wedding ring before.... it is gorgeous! Is it vintage/antique also? I want an antique ring for my 10 year anniversary from my hubby.... I am so jealous that you are in CA! I miss living there SO much!

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

I KNEW it had to be an Asian notebook haha- they always use weird English phrases (or things that don't even make sense or belong to the English language haha) Cool finds by the way!

Erika said...

Adorable dress! And of course there's a reason for taking a picture of a red stagecoat. It's there! =) The bangles are beautiful, and you're right, the difference is quite clear.
Ah, California food markets...
Have a nice vacation!

thestoryofkat said...

the fabric on that dress is gorgeous, great photos!

Sarah Dee said...

I just said Bakelite for the first time out loud, it sounds like a fake word. I love the bracelets


Coedith said...

That is my favorite dress!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your red dress!!!

Matroskin said...

You just have to make a pillow like that yourself! It would be a very vintageish hobby.

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Cool bangles - I have just started collecting them myself!
Cram Cream is actually the brand name! They have a shop that sells loads of it in Covent Garden, London. All of it is just like your notebook, lots of super cute patterns and prints :)

Clara Cupcakes said...

Ohhh! Such a lovely dress! Your photos are making me even more excited for my holiday to California next month.

I am currently a little obsessed with bakelite kitchen utensils. I just picked up an awesome cake breaker! I had never thought about bangles though. So cute!

And that notebook is just darling. I went to a Cram Cream store in Japan and went nuts on the cuteness.

Anonymous said...

Looking great! Love the whimsy notebook.

It is funny how we all seem to go for similar things simultaneously sometimes - I know I am cleary being influenced here but I have been keeping my eyes peeled for bakelite too, it is the brooches in my case.

A Thrifty Mrs said...


What a gorgeous post. Blissful.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Lovely dress. you are one of the classiest ladies! I love all the photos of the eggs and such. They are beautiful. I have a lot of Korean made stationary and some of the things they put on them in English make you say, ". . I don't get it". or ". . WHAT??"

Nora said...

Oh, I love your style! :)

claradevi said...

I never looked so good on red - but you, see yourself, it's like the colour is made for you. Shining red! Gorgeous look. I always love your vintage gems! :)

MrJeffery said...

love love that red dress.

LittleRachael said...

You're too cute!

I love the pattern of your dress.

Little Rachael

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is, "CRAM CREAM!!!"

Charlotte said...

I'm LOVING the dress and bolero!! And I'm super jealous of your bakelite bangles - they're on my wishlist, but I'm yet to find one (especially for 50c - we don't have estate sales around where I'm from!)

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'Penny

Stefanie Valentine said...

I love your bracelets, i'm too scared to buy them online in case they are fake. But they look so lovely!

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I love the pattern of your dress.
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Tess, That'll Do said...

Holy moly, kitten pillow! It's amaaazing. But certainly not $300 worth of amazing. :)