A Horseshoe For Luck

Over the weekend was the monthly get-together at Disneyland with Vintage Visitors, the wonderful like-minded people I’ve met where two Dapper Days a year simply isn’t enough! And I was so excited when I heart the theme was gold, because Match Accessories recently released their Golden Horseshoe inspired brooch! The Golden Horseshoe is one of my favorite places in Disneyland, so I was super excited when I heard this brooch was in the works, and had to photograph it in front of the Golden Horseshoe of course!

This Match Accessories brooch is definitely favorite from their collection. Yes, it tops even the stellar cactus brooch I wore out to Corriganville! But that one is a close second. It secures with a long clasp on the back, however, due to the small area on the back, they were unable to use their new rivet backs. But I rode Big Thunder like three times and it stayed on just fine. They also made a Diamond Horseshoe brooch, as it is the Diamond Horseshoe over in Walt Disney World.

Outfit
Dress: Red Door Vintage, Redlands, California
Shoes: Re-Mix
Golden Horseshoe Brooch: Match Accessories
Green Bakelite Bangle: Belonged to my grandmother
Yellow Bakelite Bangle: Retro Rejuvenation, Coburg, Oregon
White Bangle: I can’t remember…

Day Trip Treasures

Yesterday I took a little day trip down to Eugene to visit with my friend Lyndsie, owner of Retro Rejuvenation. Under grey clouds and sporadic downpours, we drove around town visiting vintage and thrift shops alike and when the day was done we nearly filled up my trunk! Here’s a peek at the treasures that came home…

I was thrilled to add to my western wardrobe with the vintage plaid western shirt and fringe leather vest, plus the plethora of belts! The pink tooled leather one especially made me happy!

I think this “Noel” hankie will be used more as a doily of sorts come Christmas time. I’m such a fan of chartreuse and pink for Christmas colors, and each year I tell myself I’d like to do more with those tones, so this hankie is a step in the right direction.

I seriously couldn’t pass up the mink and velvet bow choker. It was paired next two a blue satin garter with a mink bow as well, though as Lyndsie is getting married soon, she took it home. It will be perfect for her on her wedding day!

While I am tapering down my sweetheart/WWII themed jewelry collection, I couldn’t leave the little sailor brooch at Goodwill at $6.99. He needed a home! I also picked up a beautiful silver and turquoise ring. While I like larger, gaudier rings, I felt the need for a daintier one, and this fit the bill.

But I think my favorite find is this Golden Horseshoe Review album. It features such a marvelous cover of Betty Taylor as Slue Foot Sue, it was only 99 cents!

As much as I love shopping, I think I’m going to have to put it on hold for the remainder of June and the beginning of July, as Expo is in just under a month! And that always means saying goodbye to lots of dough! I think I’ll fill the in between time with listing pattern for my Etsy shop and working on my repairs pile that has slowly grown into a small mound over the last few weeks. *sigh* No rest for the vintage loving!

A Few Finds

This last weekend was one of the more anticipated events of the year, the thrice annual antique expo.  With the upcoming Palm Springs trip looming in the back of my mind, I spent a reserved amount of dough and only a few things came home with me…

While there were a few dealers with clothing, there really wasn’t anything that I felt I absolutely needed, so the only clothing item I bought was this matador themed scarf…

Now while I didn’t really expand my wardrobe,  I did expand upon my charm bracelets… I bought a little moccasin for my western themed charm bracelet.

To coincide with our upcoming trip to Palm Springs, I found this delightful Palm Springs aerial tram charm to add to my California themed charm bracelet, which is in desperate need of more charms!

At the last show I purchased a Mickey charm that I said I hopped would be the start of a Disney themed charm bracelet, and I am so pleased that I found two more charms to add!  Sleeping Beauty’s castle, complete with Disneyland hang tag and Tinkerbell! Now that I have three charms, it’s time to get a bracelet to attach them too!

I do have a bit of a thing for charm bracelets. I think I may steal Butterflies and Daisys’ idea of a “Show and Tell” series and highlight my charm bracelet collection.

Speaking of Disneyland I picked up this Annette at the Golden Horseshoe 45, along with a Raiders of the Lost Ark book and story on 45!

Also, let’s talk about how spectacular Annette’s costume is here! I want it so badly.

I love unique Christmas decor, so I couldn’t resist this point-of-purchase standee featuring a darling gal with her arms full of presents…

The standee was at one of my friend’s booths, and we got to chatting and I told her about the summer show where I found the wallet that featured my grandfather’s name, Ray, and race cars, and she immediately took a bracelet off of her wrist and put it on mine, as I looked down I saw that it read “Ray”. She was kind enough to give it to me as a present.

Alright, back to the grind! I do a mad cleaning before leaving for any trip so we have a nice clean apartment to come back to.  I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Are You Ready for Halloween?

The real “goal” of going to Disneyland this go around was to attend one of Mickey’s Halloween Parties, something I’ve never done before.  These parties, which take place during select nights during the Halloween season, are the only time when those over the age of nine are permitted to wear costumes, and since I love costumes, Halloween and Disneyland, the event was right up my alley. So gear up for a pretty gosh darn picture heavy post!

I’ve been keeping my costume on the down low, as I do from time to time, but maybe a few of your figured it out after I posted some of my hair tests on Instagram, but here it is…

Patrick and I went as Pecos Bill and Slue Foot Sue from Disney’s Pecos Bill cartoon (not familiar with the cartoon? Watch it here!) from the 1948 film Melody Time.  And for big Disneyland fans, you may remember that The Golden Horseshoe was originally called Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe, and even had a sign out front featuring Sue (see older images on Daveland’s site).

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