shapshots and shenanigans - winter BIZZZarre nevada city
oh what cuties my boothmates are!
i bet you can't tell but becky is going to have a baby come early feb...crazy huh?! all day we tripped out on whether it will be a boy or girl, what it will look like and act like and do, what kinds of places they will take him or her and what life will be like. i can tell you one thing, that becky will be a hell of a good mama.
addie and i both wore velvet dresses, hers in red and mine in green.
just like when we were tiny wee ones, 14 months apart and dressed up like twinnies but her in pink and me in lavender. we still can't resist.
boothy neighbors with outlandishly enchanting wares:
here's the lower level booths. our friend rachel was located down there to the right where you can see a rounded rack of vintage dresses.
BREAKFAST at ike's. addie's husband art works there, right jolly and brisk.
we had potato boats with varying ingredients and spelt toast and ginger berry jelly and good strong coffee.
just what we needed after staying up way too late for stan's birthday party (BAD idea, but SO fun)
darin and i took one look at each other on the walk afterwards and said, "did we just eat the best meal we've ever had?"
we brought a buncha placerville folks who stayed all day and enjoyed the quaintness of our cousin mountain town. it's the hip, artsy, tasteful version of placerville. we are the scruffy nerdy cousin town with not enough bookstores and way too many thomas kincaid paintings.
here are jamie and tim looking dapper.
and us gals in holiday regalia.
back to the miners foundry through the pouring rain!
back to cozy stone walls draped with tapestries, bloody marys served at the bar, vibrant crafty colors every which way, massages and flowers and soaps and healing, and girls in ruffles and feathers gallivanting.
here's a booth i loved.
"A Boy Named Coy" : this duo makes pouches from recycled vintage ties and rad sketchbooks from old children's books. i really loved them but didn't get their names.
look at this missy out from behind her booth! i was eyeing her outfit all day. and she had a spritely way about her to match it.
here's rachel down at her booth, greeting all comers with the sweetest of ease.
and a close up of THAT DRESS! a gorgeous vintage wintry blustery flared sweater dress in cranberry wine given to her by a rad woman friend of hers.
and the boots the boots the boots.
on loan from the same ladyfriend, leanne, who was also rachel's boothmate. these boots were made by leanne's artist friend in the 70s. handmade down to the very toggles and antler buttons. i swoon. she gets to prance around in these babies all winter!
the lovely girls, amber and mycie pay us a visit....
...leaving graham back at her wondrous booth of violet folklore wonders...
and i finally got to meet the remarkable Sadie Rose, even more impishly divine in person with such fine lovely arts.
back at our booth, our boys trying to stay entertained. they did a lot of walking around, drinking beer, and teasing us for having excessive amounts of vintage clothes. it was good to have them there.
cute ruffle bootied girls digging through the $5 bin.
these little kids each carefully chose a miniature from me of a teensy woodland scene. i sold them for $2 each and the kids were quite pleased. it warmed my heart bigtime. the little girl on the right was buying hers as a gift to her cousin, the other little girl, and very slyly told me so!
more placerville friends came over the hills....
some kids you might remember from here, darling ladies bridget, allie and monique.
monique has quite the flair for delightful vintage fashions and making her own creations.
she is prone to exclaiming how much she loves being a woman because it is so fun to dress up!
check out her stab-me-in-the-gut-
GORGEOUS folksy outfit.
becky and i womanning the booth.
another shot of our little shoppy. i feel awfully fond of it.
stan and lesley and the whole dang gang from the party the night before made the trek over even with the friends that had come from santa cruz.
here's les looking fresh as a daisy after quite the night.
yet aNOTHER gal pal from our hood. chelsea, in cutie patootie christmas skirt she sewed herself.
makes me proud to know such lovely and talented ladies.
the illustrious taco stand at sunset.
cozy lighting, little round tables, veggie tacos, live folk music = perf.
i like this shot of the back of me cause i think my tights are pretty :)
and one of the ladies that makes this whole dreamy thing happen!
the inimitable sasha.
i am so grateful to sasha and the other ladies who started this!
i met leora too, one of the other founding mothers, but sadly did not get a photo. she was so gracious and electrifying. as were all the inspiring women and men involved.
i want stuff like this to happen all the time.
thanks for looking if you still are (whew!) and HAPPY ECLIPSE, FULL MOON AND SOLSTICE!