This summer trip to the Adirondacks consisted of….antiquing a mason jar of vintage buttons, ice cream cones, enjoying nature, finally finding an affordable vintage top hat, building campfires, funny spelling mistakes, winning scrabble games, finding a piece of artwork that means the world to me, sangria pitchers, fireworks, driving to Vermont and turning around, cool vintage diner tile and beautiful sunshine filled Summer days!
While on my usual trip upstate, NY my mother and I reminisced with my brick wall 😉 and then had some fun antiquing.
Wardrobe: Dress – vintage ♥ Earrings – Max & Chloe ♥ Bracelet – Vintage
This weeks adventure includes the return to the magical forest with my niece and nephew, Santa Claus, safari rides, cotton candy, teacup rides that leave me nauseous, Slush Puppies and playing in a little chapel in the woods.
One weekend I decided to do the unthinkable and trek out further East on Long Island on a summer weekend to check out some antique sales. I was blessed to not hit any of the usual Hampton’s traffic but the sales ended up being busts…so my boyfriend and I made the most of it and stopped by a winery for a tasting because that’s how we do! Cheers!
Wardrobe: Blouse & Skirt – vintage ♥ Jewelry – vintage
On one very warm(what were we thinking?!) summer afternoon, handsome & I went on an adventure to the Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, NY. It was my first time to this arboretum and park and I was surprised by the size and splendor of the property and also the countless wedding couples and parties that were there photographing their big day;p. But amongst all the white gowns, rose gardens and statues was my pale, vintage wearing, sweating self still managing to be the big kid I am in the summer heat running around the fields like I was Pete & Pete’s Mom/having a Sound of Music moment.
Last week I went to an estate sale simply because it said “come see the castle” in the advertisement…I have priorities 😉 Funny enough I had actually been to this home before for an estate sale several years ago, but it was sadly only outdoors. So I was super excited to get to check out the interior and it certainly didn’t disappoint being filled with castle worthy antique furniture, a knight statue and dark wood everywhere. I managed to snap a couple of photos in between all my oohing and ahhing.
Sometimes some of the best parts of a trip can be the anticipation of arriving somewhere or in this case, the fun we had on the trip home. My boyfriend and I made a plan to stop at one of my favorite diners for some burgers and to admire the interior of this historic diner in upstate, NY…
Wardrobe: Dress – Vintage ♥ Jacket – Lulu’s
No trip is complete without antiquing, and this recent trip upstate I took was no exception. I stopped at one of my favorite antique stores in the area and like a moment in American Pickers someone at the shop saw what I was wearing and referred me to a shop in the area with vintage clothes. I wasn’t going to go it was like 100 degrees outside and I had spent hours shopping already but I said what the heck my boyfriend and I decided to visit the shop. Unfortunately there wasn’t any men’s vintage that was long enough in the arms for my handsome but I walked out with like 20 1950’s blouses that had never been worn and fit me perfect. I’ll have to thank the man that referred me to the shop if I ever run into him again but I think he’ll be receiving thank you’s from the shop’s owner as I spent way too much $$$! Here’s a peak at some of the cool antiques I spotted on my trip…
A couple months ago I scored a great Groupon offer for Luna Park at Coney Island because I love a great discount and I wanted to visit with my boyfriend this Summer anyway. Things have been really busy lately and the Groupon was set to expire the day after the Mermaid parade so it seemed like the perfect time to take the trip out to Brooklyn. Unfortunately sleeping-in and traffic on Long Island kept me from seeing the actual parade but I still managed to see a mermaid or two and have a fun packed afternoon and evening of rides and great food.
With tomorrow being the 4th of July, I think it’s an appropriately patriotic time to look over my photos from my boyfriend and I’s trip upstate to Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY. It was such a beautiful drive up to the fort and the views at the fort on Lake Champlain were stunning. It was interesting to hear war stories from our tour guide, to see people in period costumes and to view antique weaponry in one of the buildings. I was hoping to find some ghosts or paranormal activity on the trip but alas all I got was a creepy feeling in one area of the buildings but it was still a fun day a top of a fort!