Monday, August 19, 2013

Country Livin'

Hey all,

Long time no see! :) I am back from a short blogging hiatus. I was super busy with work, and I put my blogging aside. But, I have decided to pick it up once again and with more frequency!

I am on my last week of summer vacation, and I am trying to soak up the last rays of sunlight before returning to grueling grad shcool. This past weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to go to the New Town and Country Stables on the windward side of Oahu. I love love love horses, and I was very excited to see many beautiful ones. And boy did I see them! This past weekend, there was an all-women's competition taking place there. I don't know what the event was called, but it was similar to cow/cattle herding. It was quite fun to watch, and I got to wear a cowboy hat! It was my own hat, but I usually don't have many chances to wear it so I was thrilled.

I have decided to include pictures of myself wearing the cowboy hat. As I said, I was excited.


Cat whiskers included. I'm a dog fan, but I think the cat add-ons are cute.

Anyway, hope you are having a great week! Speak to you all soon! 

Cass xx

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Collector's Show- July 2013

Hi all,

I love to go to collector's shows! I don't know if you have them in your area, but they basically are shows were you can go vintage shopping! A lot of people collect amazing things, including postcards, dining sets, hats, jewelry, telephones, etc. In the collector's shows that I have gone to, I have seen things from the 1900s. In fact, in the most recent collector's show I attended, I saw postcards dating back to the early 1900s; I couldn't believe I was holding a real postcard (with WRITING) that was over a century old! Incredible.

I love to buy refurbished vintage items and vintage items as is. Some of them may not be in the best shape, but others clearly have been kept safe from the elements. The items in best shape, of course, cost much more. This time, I bought a couple dishes and a vintage Snoopy figurine for my boyfriend from a toy collector who collected little Snoopys! My boyfriend also got me an original Ewok stuffed animal. SO CUTE.

Here are a couple of pictures that I took :)

The Ewok that my bf got me :) I love it so much!

A collection of Snoopys and other Peanuts characters. This was not the same toy collector I bought my bf's stuff from. I found one perfect for him from another guy.

A gorgeous dining set. I don't have room for this (YET), but I wanted to buy this so badly. Look at those blue flowers *I die*
Going to this show was a blast for me and I only spent around $20 for everything! I wanted to buy so many other things, but I stopped myself (I didn't want to spend too much money). Let me know in the comments below if you have ever been to a collector's show and what vintage things you love to buy!

Cassie xx