Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Priscilla Lane and a Smile Award

I first saw Priscilla Lane in Arsenic and Old Lace, staring along side Cary Grant. I thought she was just adorable! Then I discovered she and her two sisters were a popular singing act. A few weeks ago I had TCM on in the back round, like I do most days, and I heard that sweet little voice. The movie was Million Dollar Baby. Million Dollar Baby was so much fun and Priscilla was so darn enchanting that Jonny even sat down and watched the entire film with me! About a week later I watched Dust Be My Destiny, also staring John Garfield. Another thoroughly entertaining film, if you ask me! After reading a bit about Priscilla I discovered she really wasn't know for much other then playing the girlfriend or somebody's daughter. She retired in 1948 after making 22 films. All of which I hope to see someday!


Also, I received a smile award from the sweeter then sweet Maria of Lulu Letty! I just discovered her blog a couple weeks ago and it's definitely one of my favorite reads. She gave me this award alongside Meaghan of Left Hand Endeavor. She had no idea Meaghan and I had met and are great friends! So, that's pretty neat! Thanks so much Maria!

The rules are:
1. You have to post a song that makes you happy.
2. You can tag as many people as you want, there's no limit.
3. Say at least one thing about each bog you tag, that will make them smile, something nice about their blog that makes you smile when you read it!

Instead of picking an Elvis song, because all of his songs make me smile, I'm going to pick another song that never fails to make me smile or sing along to for that matter! Fly Me to the Moon, sung by Frank Sinatra.


First I would like to pass this award along to Cynthia of Tapouillon! This girl sure knows how to put an adorable outfit together and her pictures are always so darn cute! She also has an etsy store that's to die for. Next I would like to give this award to Saorise of Spider, Spin Me a Story! Every time Saorise puts up a new post I know it's going to be magical. Her pictures are dreamlike and her outfits are so sweet! Thanks girls for always putting a smile on my face! :o)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ghost Town...





Yes, another rundown building. I'm just having too much fun using them in photos! Anyway, today was a delightful Sunday! We went to a local funky beach town and enjoyed walking around stopping at bookstores and coffee shops. I had the greatest lunch ever at an organic cafe! On the way home we stopped at a junk store and I was thrilled to find a dress form. I've been looking for one for ages and they were always too pricey or too big. This one is just perfect! I can't wait to use it to display my Etsy clothes! I'm also almost done with season 1 of Mad Men. Is it just me, or does this show just get better and better?! So long for now!

Early 60s shirtwaist dress: Ebay
Socks: Target
Shoes: Bongo
Purse: Thrifted

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Around the Corner





Around the corner from our home is this great old building. I'm not quite sure what it used to be, but it's quite close to the train tracks. Maybe it was an old storage building?! Since moving down south (south from Maine anyway) I've discovered so many great rundown places to take pictures at! I guess in Maine if a place got abandoned they used everything for firewood, since it's so darn cold up there. I talk like I lived in Maine my whole life, haha! Nope, I'm a Maryland girl through and through.

I hope everyone is having a nice week so far! I'm off to watch the second disk of season 1 of Mad Men. I'm loving it!!!

Dress: Early 60s, via Etsy
Belt: Vintage shop in DE
Shoes: Somewhere in the mall

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dresses, Dresses, Dresses!


New in the shop this week I have four lovely dresses! I'm crazy about every one of them! First is a lovely little black dress from the 50s, a 40s day dress, a classic 60s dress and my favorite of all a 40s gingham dress.

Also, in my shop I'm still having the END OF SUMMER SALE! Lots of items are just $10!

Talk soon darlings! :O)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

In My Sunday Best









Today after church Jonny and I took a drive to this wonderful old church. I pass it everyday on the way to work and like to stop whenever I can. It's beautiful, isn't it?!

The suit I'm wearing is a very recent find. It's from the 1940s and it was in pretty rough shape when I found it. It only cost me $8 though, so I'm not complaining! I always get so excited when I find pieces from the 40s that fit just right! I hope everyone is enjoying the last bit of their weekend! The weather has been so perfect around here! Nice and cool at night and in the 70s during the day. I love September!

Also in my shop I've started, Q's Daydream END OF SUMMER SALE! Items starting at $5!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mad for Plaid





I know I'm not the only one who's mad for plaid! I recently got this dress in the mail from Lauren with the shop on Etsy, Dear Golden Vintage. She knew that I was looking crazily for a little plaid dress and was kind enough to show me this little number, that she was gonna keep for herself. Thanks so much Lauren, I love it! I don't think I'll ever have enough plaid dresses! I have this little dress to thank for my obsession! Yes, I'm talking bout you Meaghan, hehe!

Have a wonderful evening lovelies!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Dresses on Etsy!


All of these dresses are going up in my Etsy shop today! I'm so in love with the little plaid one, it's from the 40s and perfect in every way! Also, coming soon I have a couple 30s dresses that I'm altering a little bit. I'm super excited about them!

I've added a $25 and under section to my shop! I'm going to see how I like it, so if it disappears its cause I didn't like it, lol!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Afternoon





Today was such a wonderfully busy day! Early this afternoon we took my Mom out for her birthday lunch. We ate at a fabulous restaurant right on the water, literally I was sitting about a foot from the water. Our meal was delicious! On the way home we passed this great old farm and decided to stop and take pictures. Once we got home we just relaxed and did lots of nothing! Tonight we went to a Frank Sinatra and Patsy Cline tribute show. It was a blast! I even got up on stage with Frank and a few other ladies and did a chorus line to Frank singing New York, New York! Last week it was an Elvis show, this week Frank and Pasty, next week it's a fiddlers convention and the week after that it's another Elvis show! Such an entertaining start to fall, lol!

Anywho, the dress I'm wearing is a recent find that I plan on selling in my Etsy shop. It's just a tad big on me, so I want it to go to the perfect gal! I hope everyone has had a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Last Sunday Night




Last Sunday night Jonny and I had a little date. I was so excited to wear this silk 60s dress I recently bought! Our date consisted of going out for a quick bite to eat, then heading to an Elvis Tribute concert, Elvis impersonator and all! I'm not going to lie, it's not the first Elvis impersonator I've seen. It's been quite awhile though, so I was super excited! It's tough being an Elvis fan, when you weren't even born until eight years after he died. Anyway, Michael Hoover (the Elvis tribute artist) was lots of fun! I even got a scarf and a kiss on the cheek. I was so excited getting a scarf from Michael that if it was really Elvis giving me that scarf and that kiss, I know I would have passed out! Anywho, I also met another little Elvis! A 25 yr old boy with down syndrome, who couldn't have been any sweeter! After the concert and a couple rum and cokes later we got some chocolate and took a walk on the beach. A perfect Sunday night date if you ask me?!


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1950s Plaid Dress


Now in my shop this adorable plaid 50s dress! This is a tough one to sell ladies! Perfect for fall, don't you think?

Also, in the shop, the softest 50s shirtwaist dress, 60s cardigan and the sweetest floral dress.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Q's Daydreams 1 Year Anniversary!

Well, one year and one day! I can't believe I've been blogging now for one year! This year has been so special for me. Before I discovered blogging, I wasn't sure if there were any other girls out there with the same interest as me. You know, vintage clothing, old movies, old music, the list goes on and on. I've met so many wonderful new friends and I know our friendships will last a long time. Also, this year I've really become so much more confident in myself and all of you have a lot to do with that! Thank you all so, so much for being so sweet and continuing to read my little blog!

So, these pictures just sort of happened. Jonny and I took a walk this morning and along the way picked up the most fun little treasure!







Isn't it wonderful!? A three wheeled bike!!! We bought it for my Moms birthday, which is coming up very soon. I can't wait to give it to her!!!

Have a wonderful long weekend my friends!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

10 Interesting Things About Me


The other day I was tagged by the adorable Eve of Smile Because it Happened. I'm usually terrible about doing tags, but this one looked simple enough and quite fun. So, this is for all the wonderful ladies that have tagged me in the past and I never got to put the tag up on my blog. Here it goes, 10 interesting things about me! Anyway I hope they're interesting...

1. Of my 3 brothers and 1 sister I was the biggest baby, weighing in at 1o pounds! Now, I'm the smallest at only 5ft 3.

2. I was on the way to becoming an olympic swimmer. I had a knee injury when I was a teen, so I stopped competing. Though, swimming laps is still one of my favorite things to do.

3. My Grandma and her sisters sang on the radio back in the 30s and 40s. They regularly sang with Danny Thomas.

4. I was in theater and even did commercials growing up.

5. I've been antique/vintage shopping since I was 8 or 9 years old.

6. I spent a good bit of my summers in North Carolina with my Nanny and Papa.

7. I work two days a week doing activities with the elderly. Doing things like bingo, beading and shuffle board.

8. I'm lactose intolerate. Though I do enjoy the occasional ice cream...hehe.

9. My hair's the longest it's been in 6 years! It was super long when I chopped it short. I intend on growing it out to be super long again.

10. I found an old diary of mine from when I was 13 and I said, even back then, that I wished I lived in the 1940s...haha!

Their are so many of you I'd love to hear new things about, so I have no idea who to tag. If you have time and would like to do it, please do! Leave me a comment saying you've done it on your blog and I'll jump right on over to read it! Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Etsy Shop Update


Here's a long overdue Etsy shop update! With moving, everything has been super crazy, so doing lots of Etsying wasn't possible! Though, I've found lots of new things for fall, that I'll be adding to my shop in the next few weeks. Lots of plaids ladies!

Happy Tuesday!
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