Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The 2013 Denver Modernism Show

This past weekend The Mom and I hightailed it up to Denver for the Modernism Show.  It was a long day, but it was awesome!!!  We had a blast!!!
I wore a black circle skirt that The Grandma wore back in the 50's.  She also loaned us some of her fabulous vintage jewelry.  She laments now over not having saved more of it, but you just can't save everything and I was so happy to wear what she did have.  I'm painfully un-photogenic, I know, but I really liked my outfit and wanted to share it with you guys.  The Bakelite bangles are  mine, but the sparkly bracelet and black and white cameo earrings are The Grandmas.
Last year I stayed for all the discussions, but this year we just made sure to attend the fashion show.  Here are the lovely ladies, gents and kiddos who modeled some pretty fun outfits for the event.
We walked around the booths multiple times just to make sure we saw everything.  Check out this one!  Swoon...I'll take one in each color please!  
My Little Dude would love making me a nervous wreck on one of these things. 
I need another globe like I need a hole in the head, but had this been priced a little lot lower it would have totally been mine!  
I just loved the way all of these radios looked together.  Very space age-y.  That's a real word isn't it?
Apparently I was too distracted with awesomeness to get any other pictures because that is all I have of the show.  This is all I came home with.   Damn crazy prices put a big kink in my buying plans!  I wasn't the only one who noticed the high prices though.  I didn't see as many sold signs and shopping bags as this year. 
That sifter was more than it should have been, but I really liked it.  It's something I'll use frequently plus it's pretty! Win win for me!  That big ol' boy next to it is a 4 cup measuring Pyrex.  I found one a while ago but dropped it so I was super happy to find another one.  I have three sizes now and that pleases the OCD in me.  The fabric is a vintage bark cloth from the 50's.  I will be making some curtains for my kitchen window.  And some pillows and maybe another set of curtains...I bought a lot of it!  
I also got this great Bakelite ring.  I've been wanting one for a while now, but buying Bakelite online makes me nervous and twitchy, so I was happy to find one at the show that was cute and in my budget.  
Linking up with Junkin Joe and The Colorado Lady later this week.  


  1. Love how you dressed up for the occasion! I would have run to that booth with the Pyrex and dining sets. OMG!! Perfection.

    I'm super jealous that you have Bakelite bracelets. I want one sooooooo bad but sellers around here seem to think they can charge them for the same price as an ounce of gold. Plus, I'm not savvy enough to know if they are real or a knock off from the 80's.


  2. you look beautiful! Love your finds, especially that ring.

  3. How fun for you and your Mom and so fun to dress up for the event! It sure does put a wrench in your plans when the prices are so high!

  4. Love the look! Your backyard is so nice & I'll any vintage table set will do!

    I've never ventured into searching for Bakelite. Don't have the slightest idea how to identify - someone said smell, but still, would have to have one side by side. Has yet to happen..

  5. Yes, space age-y is definitely a word. :)

    what a fun event to go to with your mom AND wearing some of grandma's jewelry! Nice!

    Those dinette sets... I probably would have wanted to sit at one for a long time.

  6. Yep, love your outfit, you look great! Love the globe as well but where, oh where would I put it? She of the crazy crowded house....

  7. Wow! That looks like so much fun! I would have been in heaven (except for the prices, I'm sure!). I love that piece of fabric you picked up!


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