One of my most favorite little spots in San Francisco is Napier Lane. It's a little wooden plank street (apparently the only one still around), surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful gardens. It's also home to many charming old houses that have real character. This is also the place where some of the scenes from the movie,"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978 with Donald Sutherland and Brook Adams; directed by San Francisco's Phil Kaufman) were filmed.
Here is a little tour of this magical place...
I'm so fond of this house with the green window panes. It looks like it must date from before the great 1906 earthquake, when a lot of the buildings burned down.
I got a bit distracted by this lazy cat, as you can see. :)
Napier Lane is located off of the Filbert Steps and Grace Marchant Gardens, also great favorites.
The image is from my original Frida Kahlo painting...
Frida Kahlo, acrylic on canvas, 16"x20" - SOLD
At the moment I have Frida Kahlo available only as a necklace, but will be soon updating my shop with earrings and a bracelet.
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I've just updated my vintage shop Cat's Miaow Vintage with some new goodies, so please take a look!
Here's a preview of what you'll find...
Thanks for looking!
I just listed a beautiful antique phonograph to my vintage shop, Cat's Miaow Vintage, (among other lovely items, so do stop by!). I'm going to share lots more photos here, from many different angles, cause this beauty deserves it.
(UPDATE: my beautiful phonograph just sold!)
Here are the details:
Gorgeous Antique Early Columbia Harmony model 10 Phonograph, 1910s, Harmony Talking Machine Co., Chicago, nice condition for it's age. Table top model. The oak cabinet has one crack in the front and some scraping on the corners, small pieces of wood taken off - see photos for detail. The horn is original but I believe it has been painted although the original color was green with gold striping, standard Harmony horn color (other were red and blue). The horn has some tiny dents, but nothing that detracts from the beauty. Horn measures 17 inches. Plays Harmony records. Original motor works well, could use some oiling. I have some Harmony records and original phonograph needles which I will include with the phonograph.
I got this phonograph several years back, but have hardly been playing it, it's been sitting sad and forgotten, which we can't allow. Hopefully it will find a new owner soon, someone who will pay it much more attention!
Available in my shop Cat's Miaow Vintage.
“You know you haven't stopped talking since I came here? You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle.” :)
~ Groucho Marx
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
I've added some new jewelry styles to my shop, such as rings, cuff bracelets, pins and chokers, so please hop over to my shop and take a look! I also have a 30% sale going on right now... so if there is something you like, it's the perfect time to shop! Sale ends Sat night, March 21.
Below are some examples of what you will find...
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Last year in September I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Gatsby Summer Afternoon - a 1920s-1940s themed picnic that takes place once a year at Dunsmuir House in Oakland, CA. It was truly a fun and wonderful affair. Here are some photos, if you'd like to see...
Pre-affair shots taken at the Caffe Trieste in North Beach, San Francisco... we were quite a sight :)...
My simple white vintage linen dress (I'm the one the right) was perfect for the 80 degree weather on the grounds. I got it, together with my vintage hat at the wonderful San Francisco vintage store on Haight - Decades of Fashion. Vintage purse is from Ebay, shoes Modcloth and the long strand of vintage real pearls were lent to me by my dear friend Sherry. The hat is now available for sale in my vintage shop.
At the affair...
Great Gatsby also made an appearance ;)
Thoroughly enjoyed the day and looking forward to hopefully going again this year!
Thanks for looking!
A while back I opened a vintage shop on Etsy - Cats' Miaow Vintage. I've been a vintage enthusiast for a long time and accumulated so many lovely things, and with my house bursting at the seams it was about time I let go of some of my possessions. In Cat's Miaow Vintage you will find unique pieces mostly from the 1920s to 1950s, and some from Victorian era. I'll be updating my shop daily with new items, so keep checking!
Rigt now I have a 30% sale in my shop - so don't miss out if you have your eye on something. Sale ends Saturday night, March 21.
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A few goodies from my shop:
“Every new search is a voyage to the Indies, a quest for buried treasure, a journey to the end of the rainbow; and whether or not at the end there shall be turned up a pot of gold or merely a delightful volume, there are always wonders along the way.”
~ Vincent Starrett ~
Have a lovely Sunday!
I've recently made miniature hand-cut silhouette papercut locket necklaces and they are now available in my shop. The necklaces are all limited edition of 6.
About the necklace:
The Necklace was created using my original hand-cut silhouette papercut placed inside a antiqued brass hand made glass pendant locket. The pendant is 2 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. The length of the chain (including the clasp) is 30 inches. The necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity in a beautiful draw-string satin pouch and a jewelry box.
This is an original artwork, not a print! Each piece is entirely handmade, both the papercut and the locket. Due to the handcrafted nature of this artwork, each piece may have subtle differences.
These are the designs available at the moment (click on images or links to enter my shop):
Happy Valentine's Day!