Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Outfit of the day....

Today's outfit was inspired by this lovely top

Stud Earrings- Forever 21
Blouse- Thrifted
Necklace- Garage Sale
Scarf- Gifted
Nail polish- Forever 21

Love the lace effect of the scarf

Great jade color


Friday, November 25, 2011

Night Dreaming....

Night dreaming tonight to paint
in something like this soon :)


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ride to Joliet

About 2 weeks ago
my love and I drove to Joliet, IL
to stop and wonder off into
 "Big John's Flea Market"
They have so many items, mostly vintage and antique
From the outside the shop does not look big, but
they do carry many items

Here are some pictures I would like to share

So many interesting treasures

I should of got this dress

It was so windy, my hair was all over the place :)

Awesome little critter 

Stopped by to eat and listen to
a live polka band :)

I purchased a beautiful vintage photo album
I am so happy to have found it

(Click on images for a larger view)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Currently Painting....

Almost done painting this beautiful couple :)

Have a great weekend!


Cool Fall Colors Part 2

Great colors to play around with this Fall

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Alberta Ferretti

Aubin & Wills 


Rebecca Taylor

Victoria Beckham


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Marseilles & Ottawa, Illinois

During the weekend my special someone and I, spontaneously decided to take
a drive to Marseilles, IL and ending up also exploring a little
of Ottawa as well
The trip took us to 3 amazing antique stores
I helped myself to some great vintage photos to
add to my collection

Here are a few pictures

First stop "Country at Heart Antiques"

Great items, not many vintage clothing, but they have a few awesome
Victorian dresses and vintage hats
Lots of cool furniture 
Two floors

Flipping through the photos
I found some great ones to take home to paint
Check out the beautiful photo of the man
on the lower left
Definitely a keeper

Cute kitty


Some more exploring

"Hey, let's go down"

"Rural America"

This was a cool cozy place
Furniture, vintage toys and local crafts
Lots to look at

"Grammas's Attic"

You have to stop by this antique store if you ever go to 
Ottawa, IL.
They have 3 floors of great items, modern to antique
If your looking for vintage clothing they don't have a great selection,
but they have a few vintage hats
Many items to view...
I bought a very cool tintype photograph here!

Great trip


* Quick question- Does anyone know how to make my pictures come out
bigger when I post?