Spent another magical day at the Nevada City Winter Bizarre.
A perfect welcome back into blogging, and by the way, sorry for my unintended absence. Lots of wintry Christmassy goodness has indeed been happening, and this event takes precedence on my list of fun stuff I've been wanting to post.
Becky and I were back in our corner booth, flanked by outrageously stylish and cool neighbors vending things like colorful hoods and the raddest crochet pants.
I got to spend the day with the cutest fam on earth....
Surrounded by gorgeous vintage goodies....
And meeting up with all kinds of friends old and new.
We were just a hop and skip away from Amber, yippee! Always the purest delight to catch up with a kindred spirit sister.
And to see heartfelt individualism on so many levels....
This year a lot of my Placerville friends set up booths of their own.
Here are Chelsea and Jen, who were just around the corner and passing out homemade cookies along with their vintage frocks.
it was a family affair...
and Sylvan got to do a little shopping of his own; as a curator of interesting odds and ends he found many a bizarre ware to strike his fancy.
cmon, look at this kid. so rad.
Another sweet Placerville friend is the lovely and talented Monique, who came all the way down from Covelo, California where she has her own amazing little shop called Red Moon Arrow. You can read all about its beginnings here.
She is such a crafty creative soul. She came up with the idea for her racks, shaped like teepees on the ends with the rustic wooden bars ending in arrows. Her boyfriend Gus is a builder extraordinaire and helped make her lovely idea a reality!
She also makes amazing handcrafted jewelry and accessories.
It is so fun to see your own creative friends and comrades in action with their beautiful wares!
Amber discusses the obvious benefits of the perfect red crochet dress:
Check out her festive signage:
How could you not be joyous surrounded by faces like this?!
Some of the fun in our own little corner included beer drinkin:
a wild dance party next door:
playing in Violet Folklore's sale bins:
and lots of rapid-fire crawling action, with a breakdance style turnaround that would blow your mind.
All this entertainment equals happy ladies.
not to mention trades that involve the most exquisite vintage afghan dress:
I got to take a wee break to see my own sis perform!
Coal Beautiere was lovely as usual even though she thought it went terribly. She's just dramatic ;) Or maybe I only got to witness the three best songs, all I know is, I was swept away into a world of swirly cocktails and daydreamy housewives and 60s innocence and desire. Her songs tell the most delicious stories.
After which, she hung out in our booth sipping whiskey and getting tipsy.
Warms your heart right up, you know?
Twas truly a beautiful day and this is just the tip of the iceberg my friends. There were sooooo many other amazing women, and men, and booths and handmade items and creative innovations and stories going around that I could tell. I didn't even get a photo of some of my favorite ladies, like Sasha or Suuzi or Kerry who I finally got to meet in person tho it felt like we go waayyy back! It was all around inspiring to be surrounded by such amazing sister souls in such a fun environment with good food and drinks and live music...what a day. What a perfectly festive and joyful day!