Saturday, April 30, 2016


It doesn't get much better than a bunch of fantastic roses straight from my grandma's garden, especially when she says that I can cut as many as my little heart desires.

Friday, April 29, 2016

garden variety

It's been over a week since I moved back to California, alone. It was a difficult decision to make, leaving behind a piece of my heart, a best friend, someone wonderful who I know will always remain in my life. It wasn't born from anything other than a need to live this life on my own terms and feel vital again, to have stimuli beyond what a rural town can provide. I need the California sun, I need to create things with my hands, I need to be near my family and my friends, I need all of the fast paced blur of the city. Flowers are good for a broken heart. I forage for things, I cut things from the garden, and arranging everything together somehow makes me feel like I'm putting all the pieces back together. It will be a while before I feel as warm and colorful as these flowers, but I am on my way.

It was sad to leave but it does feel good to be back.

Friday, April 15, 2016

fancy fine spring sale

It's spring cleaning time! I am offering 25% off everything in the Fancy Fine Vintage shop now through Sunday April 17th, just use the code 'FANCY25' when you checkout.  Go take a peek, there are some real gems in there, including this rather magical pink lace bra top!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

rust, mint & lace

earrings  vintage
scarf  vintage
dress (worn as vest)  c/o mod dolly
dress  vintage from mill street vintage

A favorite color combo: rust, mint and cream. I love this corduroy dress because it snaps all the way open, which means I can wear it as a vest too (and I've been obsessed with vests lately). I have also been revisiting an old obsession of mine, earrings. It seems that every ten years I get excited about earrings again. The bigger and weirder the better! Too bad you can hardly see them because my mop of hair is always down and covering my ears.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

floral leftovers

Another arrangement, using the leftovers from my Valentine's Day flowers.

new in the shop

A few new goodies in the Fancy Fine Vintage shop, go take a peek!