Monday, November 21, 2011

PA Trip Part One

I'm finally getting around to recapping my trip to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Jesse and I had a wonderful time and did a ton of shopping! :) This post is packed with pictures, so I split it into two posts. Check back tomorrow to see some of my finds.

On Thursday we started out for Pittsburgh, which is about 5 hours from Detroit. It was a smooth ride and it doesn't hurt that the Ohio Turnpike has some of the nicest rest stops around! I wore one of my new Swirls for the drive. Comfortable without sacrificing cute.

Swirl: eBay
50s Sweater: Regeneration
Flats: Target

Later that night we checked out some of the nightlife of Pittsburgh. We wondered into a tiki themed bar and I ordered the "Big Bamboo Love Song." If you paid a little extra, you got to keep your mug. Pandas are among my favorite animals, so I opted to keep the mug. It is now awaiting a plant.

The following day, we spent the morning in Pittsburgh and ate a scrumptious breakfast at Quiet Storm. It was so yummy! Then we checked out a few vintage stores and one giant record store, where Jesse and I both found some vinyl to add to our collections. I bought this skirt from ActDecoDame right before my trip and was delighted that it came in time for me to wear it. I just love it!

Modern Sweater: Great Centers of Hope Thrift
60s Top: Church Rummage Sale
Belt and Flats: Target
60s Skirt: Etsy

The night before we go into Philly late and decided to just take it easy for the night. The following morning we got up early to check out SAZZ vintage -- a warehouse of bins of vintage clothing. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. Their website lead me to believe that there would be a wide selection of 40s and 50s dresses. There was not. The woman's section was much smaller than the mens and the older stuff was few and much higher priced. On top of that, for the $18 price tag you were NOT getting pristine pieces. With all that said, I did come away with a few pieces and Jesse made out like a bandit. He digs the 70s and there was plenty of that at cheap prices.

In the afternoon, we stopped at this little diner for lunch. It appeared to be a real Paramount Deluxe Dining Car. I had a simple grilled cheese and Jesse opted to try "mexican fries," which were regular fries with peppers on them.

On our way home, we stopped at "Antiques Capital of USA" aka Adamstown, PA. This little town packs in several antique malls and stores. I could have spent a whole day here, but time was semi-limited. We were able to hit up three of the malls and we both found some really great deals -- some of which I will share tomorrow. If you are ever passing the area, I would highly recommend planning to spend some time in this town. The shopping is excellent!

40s Dress: etsy
Modern Sweater: Plato's Closet
Tights: Kohls
40s Shoes: Estate Sale



Coedith said...

Love the pic in front of the antique mall. What a fun trip. I hadn't realized Detroit was that close to Pittsburgh-which means even closer to Cleveland. We make it out there about every other year and I have always wanted to go to Detroit.

SusieQT said...

Glad to hear your trip went well! Can't wait to see your finds from Atown!

Marie said...

Lovely! That lemon yellow is tres sweet.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
I'm having a giveaway...

Flor Frutal said...

I love vintage and the way u get dressed!♥

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love all of your outfits. I am looking forward to checking out Stoudt's antique mall.