Vegas Finds & More

After visiting the Atomic Museum, I did a bit of shopping at some of the vintage shops. Surprisingly I only bought one thing. Just a purse from Amberjoy’s Vintage Closet, though her store was quite lovely, and filled with beautiful things!

I bought the purse for a few reasons, one is that I failed to bring along a second purse for an evening outing, and this one happened to go with what I was planning on wearing, and I have a feeling I would have bought it anyway, as white purses are kind of hard to come by, and I only have two.

Patrick and I spent the evening at Frankie’s Tiki Room with two of our friends who had moved to Vegas just a few months before our move to California. Like us, they love vintage, and we had a delightful time chatting and sipping fabulous tiki drinks. We also came home with three new tiki mugs.

Patrick and I decided we would only collect tiki mugs from places we go, so we won’t get too crazy with the tiki. The Frankenstien’s Monster mug was a no-brainer on purchasing, as it was just plain cool, as well as the place was called Frankie’s. Then the other two were so Vegas-y, we had to get ’em.

During the course of the evening, our friends invited me over the following day while Patrick was at his conference. We spent a lovely afternoon chatting, listening to records, and eventually we did a bit of sight-seeing, and looked at various old celebrity homes, and then visited an antique mall, rushing through it in the last 30 minutes that it was open, but I came home with quite possibly the most amazing belt!

Yes, that’s a metal cobra shaped belt. I nearly fell over when I saw it, and when I saw the price tag, $15.00! I’m pretty excited to integrate it into an outfit soon!

After, we stopped in at the Westgate, formally the Las Vegas Hilton, where Elvis had his final performance, and we peeked around at the variety of Elvis items they had on display.

I had plans to go to the Mob Museum, but ended up having such a blast into the evening with Sarah and Nolan, that I ran out of time! The next morning Patrick and I slated the Neon Museum before hitting the road back home, but when I arrived at the hotel, Patrick had returned, feeling under the weather, and still felt crummy in the morning, and we decided against the Neon Museum.

While I’m bummed to have missed out on a few things, I’m sure we will be back! Sadly, that does wrap up my Vegas posts! Not much, I know! I was dreadful at taking photos, mostly because a lot of the time I left the camera at the hotel! But I do have one more post about our drive home! So look for that soon!

8 thoughts on “Vegas Finds & More

  1. That belt! Its just beautiful and for such an amazing price! That certainly was a lucky find. I’m forever jealous of all these museums, as an Australian they are just so far away!

  2. That belt is amazing! The tikis are cute – probably not how they’re supposed to be described, but they are.
    Vegas is on my list of places to visit – so many cool museums in one place. I’m sure the people-watching is insane, too.

  3. Hah! I know Sarah too. I knew her in Phx befire she moved to Portland. Turns out her and I moved away from Phx about the same time and then we both happened to move to Vegas about the same time!

  4. The neon museum is awesome, but can be tough to buy tickets to on the fly. We bought ours online the night before and they only had a few spots in one tour still open (in a weekday, in November, so low tourist season). Every other tour that day was totally full already. They really limit the number of people per tour, since they want to make sure the guide can keep people from touching the signs our wandering away.

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