vintage

lunch on the square

Summur and I went to the Historic Downtown square in McKinney this afternoon. And had a lovely time! On the drive, trying to figure out where we are (121 really does just turn into 399 which really does just turn into McDonald) and blasting the 80s music and rocking the vintage shades. Walking around the square, eating delicious food, spending long amounts of time wandering around antique stores, taking photos.

We had lunch at Spoons Cafe. It was fabulous. Pink lemonade, black pepper fries, and a bacon-lettuce-avocado sandwich. Summur had Pumpkin Soup and a Mandarin Orange Salad.

We enjoyed perusing the shops, even though some of them were closed…

Just off the square and down a little side street was this staircase.

I got this skirt at the Denton Square antique store last week. Wool + plaid + pleats + 70s!

I definitely enjoyed my afternoon! Thank you dear : )

And when I got home, Mom reminded me that it’s my half birthday. So, I can convince myself that the Fiestaware teapot I got at the Antique Mall was a birthday present. And that Mantovani record. And… that’s all.

chrissy’s baby shower

i recently photographed a friend’s baby shower for their family’s newly adopted son, rhome.  the theme was vintage school house.

decor:

^ some of the fab planners/hostesses, teressa and rachael

^ some of the little girls there amusing themselves

^ the food for this shower was a school lunch (pb&j, carrots, pretzels), complete with a note from mom.

^ gift opening

^ reading the stories people wrote

^ laughing at the stories. as i recall, they involved cheese, and aprons, and “ridiculous!” and perhaps skiing and sitting on a couch loving each other and loving God.

this is my family.

^ my aunts, uncles and grandparents on my mother’s side.  my mom is the girl in the middle of the people sitting on the couch.

^ mema and grandpa big mike on their wedding day.

^ auntie margo [margaret ann] and mom [paula jo]

^ my grandfather was a professional photographer, and he worked in los alamos during the building of the atomic bomb as an army photographer.

happy flea market day.

it no longer seems like fall.  it seemed like fall at the end of summer, but now it seems like summer again.

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^ purchase of the day: vintage luggage for $2.  !!!

don’t worry auntie steph.  smiling with teeth pictures are coming soon.

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^ vintage buttons.  a handful for $1.

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^ smile with teeth!

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goodwill.  craziness of tons of people. trying on things over my clothes because of the lines for the dressing rooms.  finding sweet deals.  everything being 50% off.

flea market.  barely getting there and buying vintage luggage because i just had to have it.  staying around this one booth because it had all the cool vintage stuff.  paperdolls, letters, cards, envelopes.  spanish money.

a.w. perry museum.  going through an old house.  being reminded of greenfield village.  sack races.  petting zoo.  horses, chickens, goats, bunnies.   some old(er) ladies tell us about spinning and grinding corn and coffee and about the courting candle. old russian ladies telling us that we should pick the pomegranites after we already had.

amy coming home.  hearing about esoal and feeling for her and her bruises.

old town antique store.  old maps.  70% off a ton of stuff.

taking tons of pictures.