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Monday, March 24, 2014

A Vintagey Weekend

As an early birthday treat I spent most of the weekend, when I wasn't cuddled up with the pups, emerged in vintage activities.  On Saturday I went to all the thrift shops in Jersey City: Good Will, The Salvation Army, Thriftique and Another Man's Treasure.  Sadly, I didn't find much but I did score my first piece of Bakelite:

Not exactly a bargain but I have been wanting a red Bakelite bangle for awhile.  What was a bargain two Star Trek books for two dollars at Thriftique
I was further endeared to Thriftique by the fact that they were playing one of my all time favorite movies on one of their old TVs, Galaxy Quest.  Plus when we left we saw this cute van parked outside:


Thriftique is right next to another vintage destination, the Miss American Diner, a 1942 diner that hasn't changed a bit.

I'd say the décor beat the food, but it was still good, tasty diner food and I'll definitely be back.
On Sunday we headed to another vintage eatery I've long wanted to try, the White Mana Diner, originally built for the 1939s world fair and now a historical land mark.  The burgers where quite tasty, and the prices where 1939 appropriate.

Another bonus, if you are an XFiles fan you might recognize the 1939 Worlds Fair symbol from the Season 2 Episode Aubrey.   In that episode there is a glimpse of the 1939 World's Fair symbol and its why I first noticed the diner while driving past it a few years ago.
After we had lunch we went to see, a somewhat vintage appropriate movie, Muppets Most Wanted.  Since the Muppets have been around since the 50s and going strong since the 70s, I'd say there officially vintage.  The movie was very cute and I was quite impressed with Miss Piggie's hats:
We hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.


  1. What a great vintagey weekend you had! Sounds lots of fun shopping around the thrift stores. The decoration of Miss American Diner is very nice!

  2. Love it when you come across some great FINDS like the Diner. A day out looking at antiques or op shops is definitely fun--even when you don't buy anything.

    XXXoOO Bella & Roxy

  3. You guys find the coolest things to do. Both of the coats you are wearing are very pretty.

  4. What a great weekend!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  5. Sounds like a fabulous vintage weekend. We think you did well in managing to cover all bases in true vintage style. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. That sounds like such a thoroughly awesome (and tasty!) weekend!!! I'm thrilled for you that you found your first piece of Bakelite!

    ♥ Jessica


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