Monday, September 9, 2013


Pete & my niece, Anna

If you're ever in Bakersfield, CA, be sure to check out the Five and Dime Antique Mall, which is set in an original Woolworth's Department store. The prices for antiques and vintage are phenomenally low, and one can still order a meal or a soda pop from the original Woolworth’s Luncheonette counter. Pretty neato!

This weekend, I tried to get some rest to recover from a summer cold that I've had for far too long. But I can't rest all weekend! I watched "The Punk Singer", the story of Kathleen Hanna, at our local art theater here in Long Beach. I really enjoyed it, and it was such a joy to see all the theater seats filled. I also went to the Belmont Shore Vintage Car Show, where Pete's 1964 Buick Riviera had its maiden voyage. The vintage car show reminded me of how much I want to drive an old car again. Perhaps a 1960s convertible American Rambler or Ford Falcon.  Oh ya, and Dwight Yoakam is still the best singer around (I went to his show on Friday eve).  Hope ya’ll had a nice weekend!

Outfit: yellow vintage shorts (vintage store in Fullerton), 60s crop top (Ebay), Van Doren Vans shoes, 50s sun hat (Five and Dime Antique Mall), 60s floral beaded purse (thrifted).

 Five & Dime Antique Mall: 1400 19th St  Bakersfield, CA 93301


  1. Your look is perfection! Can you believe that I have never been to Bakersfield?!?!! When i tell people that I want to go, everyone thinks I'm crazy; then I tell them about Woolworth's, and the Basque restaurant, and the candy shop, and Buck Owens and then we start planning a road trip that never comes true!! I need to get there ASAP! Your whole gang makes me happy!

    1. Thanks, Mr. Tiny! I get the same reaction when I tell folks that I'm hanging out in Bakersfield. I generally find myself in Buck's old stomping ground when I'm out that way for the top fuel nostalgic drag races, in which Pete spends a good chunk of his time in the pit crew. But this time we were on the way home from the Sequoia National Forest. Be sure to check out Trout's, an old honky tonk, when you finally make it out to Bakersfield.

  2. that place looks awesome! and yes, totally agree about dwight. he rules!

  3. We live in polar points of the world but your activities are totally atracting me :)
    And this place looks a heaven. I've never heard of Dwight Yoakam but now I'm listening to his song Good time Charlie's got the blues"


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