31 May 2010

contempora.

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this gorgeous set of ben seibel for raymor contempora dinnerware goes up for auction soon here. there are tons of other interesting lots up for sale, all with no reserve to keep it fun.

27 May 2010

greetings from palm springs.

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truth be told, I had plans to post some photos this week even though mw and I are quite busy doing things like lazing by the pool and drinking pinot gris in the middle of the afternoon. but I forgot my camera cord and, well, I guess vacation just got in the way.

there were some great california vintage finds (some for me, some for the shop) that I'm excited to share next week. and until then, I hope everyone kicks off their long weekends as early as possible!

neat little side note: the top home featured on this vintage postcard belonged to bing crosby. the bottom house was bob hope's.

21 May 2010

catskills fishing cabin.

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one day, we'll have a tiny cabin in the woods overlooking a lake that looks something like this. until then, I'll just dream...

photos via handy harris for the new york times.

19 May 2010

red batik.

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this summer, all I want to wear are long dresses in sophisticated prints, and this early 1970s cotton batik maxi outdoes everything else I've come across lately.

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it's always a nice surprise to find a great tag inside a dress and this one's got it. but as I stuck my hands into the side pockets, I pulled out something even more telling: a place card from a wedding forty years ago where the original owner graced table number 16 with some serious style.

18 May 2010

tile tote.

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I walked into target this weekend and walked out with the perfect summer bag. for $15!

find it here.

13 May 2010

ceil chapman.

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my love for things that are black and also from the 1950s is no secret. but combine those two qualities, add a tag that's pretty much to die for et voilĂ : a showstopping, vixen worthy cocktail dress that will undoubtedly stop traffic in all directions.

vintage 1950s ceil chapman return to yesterday dress in the shop soon!

12 May 2010

harmony house.

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this chic mid century sugar and creamer would be just the thing to wake up to in the morning alongside a carafe of extra strong coffee.

photo via etsy seller collectiblekitchen.

11 May 2010

spring pale.

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it's been awhile since I've posted about a shop an update so here's a quick peek at all the new things at 13bees vintage!

from top: night and day dress, sweethearts dress, remember the day blouse, call it a day dress, no minor vices dress, the sundowners dress.

10 May 2010

linen print.

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banana republic has the most amazingly colorful linen and silk wrap scarves this spring (and there are even more options in the store).

05 May 2010

american woman.



the met's costume institute gala was monday night and officially kicked off its new exhibit, american woman. can't wait to see the whole show.

04 May 2010

mine cut.

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it's okay to dream in carats, right?

via etsy seller laurenrosedesign.

03 May 2010

silk lines.

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this muted, striped silk overcoat is like a modernist work of art, except for your shoulders instead of your walls.

vintage 1960s hard to get silk coat in the shop now.