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…

The Monuments Men

Yesterday Portland received a mid-winter treat; snow! Portland proper really doesn’t get a lot of snow, as we are basically at sea level.  So when we do get snow, the whole city pretty much freaks out and shuts down. But seeing as The Monuments Men came out today, Patrick and I braved the snow covered…

Broken Threads

When I completed my review of Nazi Chic? Fashioning Women in the Third Reich, I made note of other books on fashion and World War II that I was looking forward to reading and sharing my thoughts with you.  And today I share with you my thoughts on Broken Threads: The Destruction of the Jewish…

Nazi Chic?

A minor warning before we get started today. Today’s post may be viewed as controversial and maybe even frivolous. However, I find it an enthralling and important topic. Further more, I do not support the horrible and anti-Semitic views of the Nazis nor do I sympathize with them. When you think about World War II,…

July Expo Finds

What a weekend.  I can honestly say that I am beat! This last weekend brought the huge summer antique show at the Expo Center.  While the March and October Expos are great, the July one takes the cake.  An additional 400 dealers join the party, bringing the number up to 1,400 and I went all…