Saturday, June 30, 2012

Vintage Men and their Vintage clothes.

Black leather Motorcycle jacket vintage 1970s, painted with an 8 Ball, Chaos, Empire IV red spade, and is a Harley Davidson AMF.
Big zip on the front closes diagonal, and the waist has the typical belt loops and pleats for ease and movement on the back.
It has the AMF Harley Davidson tag.

Black fedora Borsalino.. Made of water resistant fur felt, with a satin lining and leather sweat band. ... a jaunty fedora that adds a nifty touch to your outfit. 
Here's a small sample what is up for sale right now, in my  Etsy shop.....
Major Summer Sale 25% off use coupon code 25SUMMER
from 6 - 26 --- 7 - 7.

I only have 2 sales a year, and this is one of 'em.....Everything's on sale....25% doesn't apply to shipping charges. I don't make the rules....I just report them.....

Blue chambray vintage 70s shirt is a workwear classic. Blue selvage selvedge cotton blend chambray shirt is lightweight and embroidered hippie boho style with butterflies and daisies.

Classic mid-century lounge wear....supreme Mark Cross vintage all silk robe is a delight...Navy foulard print with white dots and red squares, this wrap robe is luxury luxury luxury......from one of the fabled high end labels of old.

Major Summer Sale 25% off use coupon code 25SUMMER
from 6 - 26 --- 7 - 7.

I only have 2 sales a year, and this is one of 'em.....
Everything's on sale....25% doesn't apply to shipping charges. I don't make the rules....I just report them.....

Vintage Filson cape coat has lots of pockets. Made in the USA since 1914, heritage jacket features water-shedding capes on front and back.

Print boxer shorts, vintage Fruit of the Loom, with the paper tag still attached !

This 1960s vintage mens summer shirt has a tiki print in gold, brown and cream with olive green. 

Gant quality, a classic shirt with a bright plaid in shades of red, navy, white and yellow, in a tartan weave. So Preppy.

Famous Jams World shirt is full of Hawaiian goodness with hibiscus flowers on a bright tropical blue print with Fishermen and nets....Palm Trees...sunshine...

Major Summer Sale 25% off use coupon code 25SUMMER
from 6 - 26 --- 7 - 7.

I only have 2 sales a year, and this is one of 'em.....
Everything's on sale....25% doesn't apply to shipping charges. I don't make the rules....I just report them.....

Work clothes from this industry would have been trashed, so I'm guessing this is pretty darn rare. A chainstitched work shirt, this guy was a part of a roughneck crew, working in the oil fields.
Jones ' Roughnecks' is chainstitched on the back of this vintage 1930s shirt. The font style is very 1920s - 1930s, and very similar to Coca-Cola's logo, sewn in thick maroon thread.

A cotton shirt, Arrow brand, dates to the 30s with its wing collar, patch pockets and 4 hole plastic buttons.
Arrow Sanforized Reg U.S. Pat. Off. Made in U.S.A. 3

Zipper front 505 LevisLots of deep blue, with authentic fade. Wonderful blue denim jeans with almost no fade ...likely one wash.Fantastic pair of early 80s Made in USA Levis jeans,these Vintage Levis are top quality!

Fab all over fade....Lots of deep blue, with authentic fade. Millions of miles left on this great pair of Levis. Made in USA
The classic jeans. Excellent wearable size! Wonderful blue denim pre shrink button front 501 jeans with great fade .

.these are original Levis made in the USA.....
Fantastic and stylish, and oh so cool, vintage Levi corduroy boot flare 517 jeans are Navy Blue.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Vintage bikes at the beach and baked oysters

summer isn't summer without water....A deep blue lake, a sweet creek strewn with boulders, a waterfall and tropical pool, a day at the seashore...or even a crazy day with kids at the local Water Park!
We took our bikes, the vintage Schwinns, to the Pacific ocean. Where the sand is packed it's pretty easy to ride, even with skinny street tires.

On Washington's beaches you can drive your car ! I think that is stupid-weird.

Here's a fantastic site, Sheldon Brown dot com, where you can learn all you need to know about vintage bikes.  Sheldon Brown was a joy and a delight, and he was an early proponent of fixed-gear, single-speed bicycles for ordinary street use.

since we were at the saltwater we bought oysters and baked them with wine, garlic, and butter, at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Perfection. They taste like the ocean....the just below...

my bike. I love her !
When I stand at the edge of the continent...where the saltwater meets the dry earth, I am moved by deep emotion. I hear ancient sounds just as they have been heard since the beginning of time. I never tire of the ocean. I never get jaded. I always feel small.

 Back home in the Winnebago kitchen......$5.00 Turning Leaf Napa Valley wine.....and ....
right now, I'm also baking some corn muffins....I've been using Jiffy mixes for um, decades. Oh sure, there is no problem to mix up with a simple recipe, but I'm on vacation....

 ********* Fresh oysters, baked to perfection. ***********

Here's another favorite Baked Oysters recipe we love too, when we have a bit more energy. After riding bikes around town and on the sand, I took a nap....that, a nap, is a very rare occurrence for me.
I hope you're enjoying your summer! I'm out there soaking up the sunshine, and feeling very blessed.
Do you have special plans for the hot weather? Are there activities you save for summer?


Allow 9 oysters per person. Butter ramekins, sprinkle with Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Dip oysters in olive oil (pure) into which garlic has been pressed. Over 1st layer (5 oysters) sprinkle bread crumbs. Repeat process.Melt 1 stick of butter for every 4 servings. Add 1 tablespoon Lea & Perrin, juice of 1 lemon. Pour evenly over each dish. Top with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with spaghetti and garlic/butter sauce.

If you want to know more about keeping our oceans clean....I have a lot of links below the pretty picture of the Pacific Ocean....

Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it.
We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health."

All the Rich Republican Romney money in the world can never replace or out-do the simple pleasures of fresh food. NO Thanks to Republicans, do we have laws that attempt to keep our shores clean, keep our oceans clean...and protect our seafood industry all along the American coastlines. 
The EPA, the Environmental Defense Fund....all fight for clean water and clean oceans against Big Oil, The Koch Bros, and all multinational corporations that want to rape the world for short term profit. 

 If it were all left up to them, they'd allow all pollutants to flow into the waters...because that would increase their profits. Republicans only think of the short term and never...about the children of the future. Leaving a planet that is clean and healthy is the most loving gift. Romney's children will be left money. Just money. That is so sad.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Clammdiggers and oh yeah, summer sale !

It's time for clamming...for digging of the clams. you need short pants, or long pants, but pants are a very good idea. On Washington beaches, you will likely also need a wool sweater and some rubber boots!These are may also know them as capris, pedal pushers, knee-knockers....all pants the come to the knee and on to the calf area.

And funkomavintage is having a summer sale ! 
from June 26 thru July 7, everything is 25% off ! Use coupon code 25SUMMER  at checkout.

Washington shellfish rules....
Official State of Washington clamming instructions.... 

Here we go ! weeee.... a shovel, a clam gun (a tube), a fork, a bucket....


 how to find and clean and prepare razor clams with the Hillbilly family.... I'm not kidding (fun!!)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer. Major Sale !

It's summer....lovely blue and yellow summer.....
Deep blue yellow sunshine...and long lazy days at the beach...and sailing on the seas......

 Maxfield Parrish

 Parrish's work defies categorization since he was part of no traditional movement or school, and developed an original and individual style. However, his work has been highly influential.

funkomavintage is having a Summer Sale !! with 25% off everything in the shop. Use this coupon code 25SUMMER  at checkout.
From June 26 thru July 7

summer vacation

means one must pack a suit case...and decide what to take. I always take a bit too much, because I don't know exactly who I will be....what mood, other than happy to be on vacation, will I be in. I always default to tomboy and comfort...that means cowboy boots, Converse, jeans, Tshirts, silver and turquoise. Oh wait, that's pretty much my daily uniform.

Sunny California ! look...Willows and Stockton get a Dot, but not Napa (not yet!)


Look, in 1951, Elizabeth Taylor is packing for something....going somewhere....

Well, here we go...vintage suitcase. Check.
Cute tote bag. Check.
Paperbacks. Check.

Look at the sweet airplane !
Paul Bunyan Air Luggage. Portland Ore. (not for use on the Greyhound Bus)

Striped tshirts and cotton knit dresses.
Little sweaters for easy cover-ups in chilly air conditioned restaurants.
a hat...and 
I always bring bandanas and scarves because they add some pizzazz to any outfit and you can even tie them in your hair.....

 vintage leather cowboy style hat with blue and white bandana around brim from etsy seller Peggy

Vintage Leather Cowboy style Hat

All tied in......Burgundy satin and peach grosgrain ribbon.

Plaid vintage Converse
and tucked inside is a swimsuit....It's summer !

A set of three pieces of luggage by Samsonite  by etsy seller momsfavoriteshop

Vintage Samsonite Shwayder Brothers Brown Suitcases - Samsonite Brown 1950's Luggage

a large woven market bag or purse from etsy seller maisondhibou

SALE vintage purse / large woven market bag

very awesome vintage 60s Acme cowboy cowgirl boots ! from Cowgirlred

 stars and stripes vintage Converse ! from etsy seller Miss Meau

90's Vintage American Flag Chuck Taylor's

 a great nautical striped swimsuit from etsy seller maisondhibou  

 vintage swim suit / nautical stripes (s)

and a cute summer dress.... 
 this one has a built-in bra.
Vintage Navy Pansy  floral Summer garden flowers bra sundress M

Lots of summer dresses in the shop right now !   and some Converse too....

Vintage Baby Blue Converse sneakers 9