Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Some of my all time favorite vintage items are that of accessories.  From vintage jewelry to purses, I've always had a fondness for such.  I especially love vintage purses from the 50's.  I'd like to share with you some faved carry-alongs...

Here from...

is this magnificent Gold Pleated Handbag/Clutch

with Rhinestone Encrusted Clasp

and a Champagne colored Interior Lining

What a Gem! 


Another fave is this...

Beautiful Peach Satin 1950's Shell Clutch

with Knotted Gold Shell Clasp

and Navy colored lining



This sweet 1950's American White Chain Mail Handbag

with Tortoise Shell Handle

and Bronze Satiny Lining

Is brought to you by

Gloria Day's Vintage Emporium


Is where you'll find this gorgeous Navy 

Lucite Handled, Brass Accented

Box Purse by "JR"

with a Lovely and almost untouched Cream colored Interior Lining


To round off my faved selection of 1950's era purses, I give you this stunning

After Five brand Purse/Clutch with Gold Accented Chain

Blue Rhinestoned Clasp

and Satiny matching Coin Purse from


To see more wonderful vintage items, just click on anyone of the shop links to be whisked away for a great browse and remember...

"The time to buy a vintage item is when you see it, as it will surely be gone the next time you go to buy it"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

'Tis The Season

Unfortunately 'tis the season for wildfires that plague the Sierra Nevada's and Cascade mountain ranges this time of year.  With beautiful summer weather also comes mountain storms and lightning.  I was just informed this evening that our hikers Amy (Legs) and Allan (Powerhouse) are to be detoured from a section of the PCT due to the 15,000 acre Chips fire in the northern Sierra's.  With only 10% containment, locals are being prepared for the worst with some evacuations in process.  I hope to bring more pics and an update soon.

Chips wildfire on the slope of Eagles Peak, CA.