I swear I didn’t have a fan set up for this shot, the hair blowing breeze was real (haha)… oh, what must the neighbors think? I love it when the nasturtiums in our front yard start to climb the fence like this. They’re edible too you know, with a peppery goodness, and the flowers pretty up a salad like nobody’s business.
I wore the vintage 70’s I. Magnin nightgown I thrifted out to our friend Joey’s art opening at Mills College in Oakland on Saturday evening. It’s a pale pink gauzy cotton number with white crochet trim.
Earlier that day, Joey’s girlfriend Laura Jane and I went out vintage shopping and when she asked what I was going to wear to the opening, I’ll admit I felt a little silly telling her: “I think I’m gonna wear this nightgown I got at the thrift store.” I can only imagine the image that must have popped into her head.
Joey (arteest extraordinaire) with Laura Jane and her boys Cliff and Karl… such a stylin’ family!
Lucas and Clover checking out some of Joey’s drawings.
The opening exhibited works by this year’s Mills MFA graduating class. This is me in shadow form checking out some pieces by one of the other students.
Random shots of folks taking it all in.
I think Cliff was totally onto something with his hat, seeing as how the back of one’s head becomes such a focal point while art viewing.
I liked this girl's series of haunting paintings based on historical mugshot photos of female inmates in San Quentin.
Joey posing with Karl (his wee stylist) in front of his awesome and ginormous installation!
Laura Jane’s son Karl loves going thrifting with his mom, and is apparently real into bowties right now (how awesome/cute is that?). He provided one for Joey to build his outfit around for the opening :D
Congrats Joey, you made it!
Woke up bright and early Sunday morning to hit the flea market!
A couple of hours all to myself to wander about, browse old stuff, and dig through piles of vintage clothing… ah, bliss : )
The goods: army green fishing tackle bag ($2), vintage camera case to replace my one from Milla that broke ($4), vintage blue leather beaded belt ($5), and cute early 50’s novelty print summer top ($10).
Then we spent a really fun and gorgeous afternoon in the park for Clover’s friend Maiya’s fourth birthday party.
My lil’ slugger, wearing my favorite dress of hers, a consignment shop find from when I was still pregnant.
We played at the playground, rode the train and the carousel, ate pizza and yummy homemade gooey carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, lounged on blankets in the shade, and the Tinkerbelle piñata yielded Clover’s first experience with a ring pop… I think the fact that it was candy AND a pretty accessory pretty much blew her little mind ;)
C is for cousins, and CUTIES!
Back at the homestead it was time to throw down a Mexican blanket, pop open a Pacifico with a slice of lime, and soak up the rest of the beautiful day, south of the border style.
Oh, and in the background you’ll notice something that Lucas is almost finished building… our chicken coop! Yes, it's finally going to happen, we’re planning to get some chicks real soon, exciting stuff!
Cheers y’all! and Happy Cinco de Mayo! We'll be enjoying grilled fajitas and more Pacificos tonight with friends :)