January 2015 Alameda Antiques

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Monica wore a 1940’s royal blue velvet suit with peplum jacket, and a wonderful/ridiculous blue velvet cap trimmed & tied at the top with white wool.

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I wore a 40’s shawl-collar sweater over birdseye-weave Hollywood-waist trousers. Monica doesn’t approve of this sweater, but it still got compliments*, so I’m happy.

*though not as many as her suit got, so she still won the Compliment Contest this time. Perhaps next time I’ll wear a velvet suit.

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Here’s what I brought home with me:

  • Vintage Berkeley bike shop poster.
  • Wonderfully fitting navy blue hollywood-waist wool trousers.
  • Framed record of Cole Porter’s Can-Can. I haven’t decided if I’m keeping it or not.
  • 1930’s-era softball.
  • Glass water dispenser. It needs a cork (or similar) on top, and I hope to use it for iced water for absinthe.
  • Book: The Jewel City: Pan-Pacific International Expo 1915. I love learning about the architecture of historical Expos and World’s Fairs, yet finding books on their architecture (instead of books on subjects presented at the events) has proven difficult.
  • Board Game: Pass-Out. Cards Against Humanity is pretty offensive, but Pass-Out is a drinking board game where the object is to be the last person not passed-out-drunk. Ladies and Gentlemen, the moral standards of 1962!
  • Two giant tassels! I tie up the curtains in ribboned bows for parties (you love that I make this extra effort, right?), and have recently graduated to using giant tassels on some of them.
  • Various clothing items I bought in order to re-sell at my dream: An OverAttired brick&mortar store that I hope to open (someday). Interested in investing in a vintage store/bar? Contact me!

Photo left uncropped to show tiara scale

I did not buy this giant tiara, but I had to share it. Don’t you need a giant tiara in your life?

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