I love this time of year when the sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the world is colorful and nature is buzzing. We found this fabulous spot blooming with wisteria and stopped for some photos. I am wearing my new favorite dress, a smashing pastel rainbow beauty dress that has the retro kitschy Pinup style I adore from Collectif London. The dress is so pretty and I love the sweetheart neckline, it has pockets, and fits my curves perfectly. I kept the styling simple, as I wanted the dress and the wisteria to be showstoppers. I added my Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in pink and my vintage 1950s pink poodle purse.
This past weekend was amazing!! We found a winter wonderland (minus snow, we live in California after all) but there was a chill in the air and the wonderful excitement of picking out the Christmas tree. This magical place is Grandma Buddy’s Christmas Tree Farm right here in Sonoma County’s little city of Sebastopol.
My hubby and I love classic car shows and this weekend we attended one of our favorite shows in Sebastopol, CA that benefits the local senior center. The dilemma of finding that perfect car show outfit is real so when Pinup Girl Clothing launched their 2018 Viva Las Vegas collection in collaboration with artist Derek Yaniger (tiki, shag art, atomic, mid-century modern) this past Spring I was really excited!!
Spring is nearly here and that means it is time for adventure!! This is the perfect skirt for travel as it has a fun boarder print of airplanes and the brilliant blue color really compliments this design.
For this photo shoot hubby and I ventured into the cute northern California town of Sebastopol. Sebastopol has a bunch of history and is a perfect destination for day-trippers. Sebastopol is about 70 miles north of San Francisco. I love all the wall murals in Sebastopol and they also have some fun mid-century modern architecture. We also stopped in at the Sonoma Country airport for some pics too.
I love a visit to our local pumpkin patch and can’t wait till October 1st rolls around as that is when Hales Apple Farm in Sebastopol, CA is all setup and open to the public. I very carefully plan my pumpkin patch outfit as my hubby and I take lots of pics.
For the last couple weeks I have been super excited about the local multi-dealer antique mall here in Sebastopol, CA ‘Antique Society’ for their 24th anniversary sale where everything is 20% off. The sale started yesterday and goes through Sunday. We stopped by yesterday at practically the end of the day with only 45 mins till they closed. We walked inside, the display was awesome and welcomed you to ‘California in the Spring’ with lots of vintage metal and wicker patio furniture, plants and antique plant stands, lovely metal and intricate birdcages. The mall was ultra clean and the dealers really cleaned up their booths.
Once you got going and started walking through the booths it quickly became apparent that the dealers didn’t feel the need to fill their booths with new merchandise. A lot of booths have so much space and not much in them. I mean, this was the mall’s 24th anniversary sale and they had been advertising it for a while so people from all over San Francisco, Silicon Valley and wine country were going to drive up to shop. But, maybe that was the point……the sale would bring in ‘new shoppers’ that wouldn’t normally stop in so they wouldn’t know that the merchandise they were looking at had been sitting there for the past 2 years and that really nothing new had been added to the booths. But, us regulars know.
I am still so disappointed, I just so badly wanted to see some ‘new’ vintage and antique collectibles, not the same stuff I have been seeing for the past 2 years and go home with some new treasures after waiting and anticipating this sale for weeks.