Farmer’s Market Saturday

After spending way too much time watching Gordon Ramsay cooking videos on Youtube, we decided to get up early and go to the South of the James farmer’s market, here in Richmond’s Forest Hill Park. The vendors, and the produce did not disappoint. SOJ is an open air market with only local farmers, makers, and artisans. Our plan was to get the best ingredients to cook up a big breakfast, dinner, and have veggies to last through the beginning of the week.

Pro Tip: Get there when it opens at 8AM, because you are not going to feel like waiting 20 minutes for a donut in 85 degree, Richmond humidity at 11:00. This is especially true if you are 40 weeks pregnant. But, you may get to pet a 12 week old French bulldog puppy while you are waiting in line, so that’s a bonus.

What we ended up with:

  • Blackberries
  • Heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • Yukon gold potatoes
  • French baguette
  • Yellow peaches
  • Lettuces
  • Eggs
  • Mushroom ravioli
  • A wooden cutting board
  • Dog treats for Titan

What we made for breakfast:

  • French style scrambled eggs (mostly butter!)
  • Olive oil roasted heirloom tomatoes with chopped herbs
  • Fresh blackberries with creme fraiche

We finished the entire carton of blackberries within an hour of being home. Well worth the trip, despite the temperature. Next time, I will make sure to get a donut.

Heirloomen Shop Update – June 2019

pale pink 30s ruffled long dress

1930’s Pale Pink Silk Ruffle Dress

blue green floral print swing dress

1950’s Blue and Green Floral and Bow Dress

white and colorful floral pleated skirt

1950’s Garden Flowers Printed Full Skirt

 

white sheer girly blouse 50s

1950’s White Sheer Collared Blouse

pink rhinestone and lace party dress

1950’s Lace and Sequin Blush Pink Party Dress

mint green cotton embroidered shirtwaist dress

1940’s Mint Green Cotton Shirtwaist Dress

pink and white striped top main

1950’s Pink and White Striped Crop Top

aqua draped wiggle dress main

Late 1950’s Silk Taffeta Teal Sheath Dress – Ceil Chapman Pattern

 

Welcome summer! We are enjoying your sunshine and heat (even though I like the cold). New season, means new arrivals in the Heirloomen shop. All of these pieces are either in the shop or making their way into the shop over the next few weeks. I’m so in love with florals and pastels this summer – super feminine and light. What are you into this season?

Windblown Hair, Vintage, and A Goose Pond

What is it about Edwardian cottons? They are full or details and romance and remind me of times I never experienced myself. Alas, I have this Edwardian blouse to cover my shoulders on a sunny day. The wind is kicking up and I am blowing in the breeze.

My vintage 80’s skirt is a beautiful shade of sea foam blue. My locket was a gift to me that belonged to my husband’s great-grandmother. It is truly beautiful and I enjoy wearing pieces with meaning. My shoes Stuart Weitzman found second-hand (the best deals on shoes are one season old on consignment).

Mixing and matching vintage eras has been the most fun for me. It keeps me from feeling like I’m in strict period costume, and allows me to think outside the box. It is also better for people who work in an environment with a more professional dress code. Corporate life can only kill creativity so much.

As for the geese, there were too many. Who is feeding these things? They are aggressive as all hell. Don’t worry, I was not attacked while taking these photos.

Richmond Rooftop Escape @ The Graduate

Hi there! It’s just me, overlooking the city of Richmond, with a cocktail in hand. Looking to catch a summer sunset? The Byrd House at the Graduate Richmond is high above the pollen, which makes it a refuge for allergy sufferers, like myself. Also, the view is great.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend 🙂

A Rainy Summer Day Look

A Vintage Look for a rainy day by Heirloomen

It has been raining here for weeks. It’s been nearly impossible to get any good photos, let alone go for a walk, wear anything cute, or explore. I’ve been holed up! The rain stopped for about an hour, and I wanted to get some pictures of my latest look.

I recently found a lot of vintage basics, including plain tops, skirts, and dresses. This is perfect for me, since I like to mix and match vintage. I’m wearing a 1960’s white linen tank top, 80’s cotton skirt, and 80’s vintage Saks Fifth Avenue black shoes. This 50’s straw hat is one of my favorites.

Rain, rain, go away…

When will the weather clear? I don’t mind the clouds or the cold, but the rain really puts a damper on my creativity.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Looking for something to do on a Saturday in Richmond, VA? I recently went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for the first time on Saturday (yes, it was HOT!). I’ve been to Phipps conservatory in Pittsburgh many times but really enjoyed the gardens and greenhouse, here. It was also quite large, with plenty of walking and exploration area.

The butterfly room is probably the coolest part of our visit. I’ve never seen so many vivid and lively creatures fluttering around. I must admit, they kind of creeped me out when they flew too close by. I was able to get some nice photos of them when they would land on a leaf or flower but, the prettiest ones seemed to be moving too fast for me to snap.

I’m wearing a jean jumper I found at a yard sale for $1.00 and a 90’s lace blouse underneath. My bag is a boho beaded satchel from the 1970’s. Sometimes in the south, it’s just too damn hot for too much fashion.