Saturday, April 7, 2012


Hi Everyone! My sincerest apologies for the lack of blog updates. Things have been very busy in Matt and Michelle land. I just got a new teaching job, which will start in a few weeks!!! Add in working on my thesis show and graduating, and we have been very distracted!

Matt and I have taken a bit of a break from estate sales in the South Bay because of a bad experience we had a few weeks ago. First we went to an amazing sale, but ONE woman came in and bought all of the mid century furniture to resell. And at another I was pushed by an elderly man who was trying to get to some maps. I feel like San Jose estate sales are all about reselling and making money, and not about treasure hunting. We're both tired of the rude behavior.

We have, however, enjoyed going to estate sales on the Peninsula because the crowd is a bit...higher class...and the items are as well (aka no baby stuff). Since I'll be working in that area now, it will be easier to visit these sales.

Since my last post we got two "80s does 50s" lawn chairs, a 60s lounge lawn chair, a late 60s armchair, and some fun records!

And, last but not least...

Because of my new job, I'll need to switch my wardrobe from Cindy Brady to Carol Brady. I'm selling a bunch of silly dresses on Etsy and Ebay in the next few weeks!

E-Bay Link!

And super last but not least...

I adopted the neighbors' cat when they moved!!! Hurray for Ashes!!!

Until next time...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fishnet Magazine!

I am officially in charge of the music column at a new magazine called Fishnet! It's unpaid, but a great opportunity to use my writing and photography skills. I'll be interviewing bands, doing record reviews, posting tour dates, and more! I also want to broaden the column to music enthusiasts as well, so interviews with record collectors, radio DJs, etc.

I'm super excited for this opportunity! We'll be photographing the cover of the magazine next week using clothes from the Baby Byrd Vintage collection.

I'll update more soon!

Bows, bows, bows!

Please use coupon code BLOG2012 to take an additional 10% off your order!

Etsy Store

Thursday, February 23, 2012


As many of my followers know, both Matt and I both have a huge love for art. Matt draws and paints, and I do photography and mixed media. Recently I've discovered a few new artists and artistic resources that I would like to share!

1. Steven Berkman

(Photo by Photo by Brittney Cathey-Adams

I had the amazing opportunity to see Steven Berkman speak at the Tuesday Night Lectures at San Jose State University. He then visited our graduate seminar afterwards and spoke to us about his work. The photo above is of the lovely professor of Photography, Robin Lasser and Steven Berkman.

Man with a Downtrodden Banana

A Wandering Eye

Not only an amazing speaker, but a wonderful photographer as well. With the overabundance of digital images, it is reassuring to know that photographers still prefer wet darkroom processes, in this case, ambrotypes.

2. Bay Area Art Grind
This blog is a great resource for photographers looking for Bay Area events! It is run by a former SJSU MFA alum, and is updated daily! Thanks Barb!

3. Also, this is too late, but Stephen Shore is lecturing tonight at SFMOMA 7-9PM. If you haven't checked out his work, do so!

4. Andy Denzler

All images from his website

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tumblr Re-Cap

Here are my top images that I've re-blogged in the past few weeks! Enjoy :)


I want to do a 60s/hippie/nature inspired photo shoot this summer!


I can't wait for summer!!




Summer outfit inspiration!


I'd really like a tassel necklace!


New Items!

For those of you who follow me on Tumblr, you know we posted some AWESOME new items!
All of our items are on our Etsy:

First of all, this tank top is THE coolest! Very 1970s, late 1960s summer hang out top! It is a size Small - Medium. The knit material is quite stretchy. Only $10!

This lovely yellow mod blouse size L-XL!

And lastly, this nautical playsuit!

If you have any questions about sizing, pricing, or shipping, please let me know :) I am always willing to give a discount to friends and people who follow my blog!

~ Baby Byrd Vintage ~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Primitive Hearts

I FINALLY listened to the Primitive Hearts' demo. Since I haven't been able to make a trip up to 1-2-3-4 Go! records in awhile, I don't have the tape, but I did download their songs from Bandcamp. And you can too:

Okay, okay, now the music. This demo RULES! What can I say, I'm a fan of poppy/garage/60s/fun goodness. "Killin' Time" has now been stuck in my head for two days, and I sure hope it stays that way!

If you happen to be going to the Slabtown Bender in Portland this year, you can catch them there! They are opening for Wreckless Eric. Cool!

Here is their Facebook:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Beauty Routine

I get told quite a bit that I have "beautiful skin". It's strange for me, since only recently have I been happy with it! As a teenager (like every teenager) I had regular bouts of acne. I was diagnosed with Dysmenorrhea when I was about 15, and put onto oral birth control. My acne cleared, but with the use of drugstore products, my skin often felt dry and unhealthy. I then wore tons of makeup to cover up these flaws.

I've never been much of a believer in beauty products. To me, one should accept their attributes and flaws, and not spend thousands of dollars on "fixes". Recently, I switched to a Clinique line of products and have never been happier. When women ask me what my beauty routine is, this is what I say:

1. Water!!! Drink water, and lots of it. Seriously, the best health advice I was ever given was to drink water. I think "8 glasses a day" is a bit over the top, but drink as much as you need to so that you don't feel thirsty. I also add a bit of lemon for taste and digestive purposes! I also avoid coffee and soda, and choose various teas, or sparkling water instead.

2. Be Healthy. As a lover of pizza and Taco Supremes, I know eating healthy can be difficult. A year ago (!!!) I switched from being a vegan to a happy carnivore. I was vegetarian/vegan for about four years before that. I started eating meat again for several reasons, but overall I am happy with my decision. After the big switch, I ate very unhealthy, and slowly but surely started eating a healthy diet. Overall, I try to limit my fast food intake to "emergencies" only, and have cut out soda completely. It's all about balance!

3. Face Wash. I wash my face twice a day: once in the morning, and once at night during my shower. Both times I use a product called Clinique Liquid Facial Soap for Dry Combination skin. Before I also used it with the toner, but found the combination of the products was too drying. Of the line, it's my favorite, and even when I can't afford the other products, I always make sure to buy this.

4. Moisturizer. After washing my face I use a face moisturizer that is very similar to cold cream. In the morning I use, Clinique Superdefense SPF 25, and in the evening I use Clinique Youth Surge Night. I like how the morning moisturizer has sunscreen protection, and at night my face is protected with anti-aging ingredients. Aveeno also makes a GREAT drugstore moisturizer that is SPF 30. If I can't afford these, I buy that one!

The thing I like best about all three Clinique products is that, although they are expensive, they last a long time. Less is more! I only have to use a small amount of each product, so they last much longer than drugstore brands.

5. Makeup. I don't really do anything special for makeup. I used to spend a lot of money on MAC products, but have come to realize that I can get very similar products at the drugstore. I will say, that when I can afford it, I will always splurge for MAC liquid eyeliner. It's the one in the little pot, I can't remember what it's called, but it's FANTASTIC. Other than that, I use drugstore products. I'm cheap, so I usually buy whatever is on sale (eek) but prefer the True Match line by L'oreal in the neutral palest shade they have. I overall wear very little makeup: foundation, powder, blush, and mascara. If I'm going out, I might add lipstick or eyeliner, but I usually prefer less makeup.

6. Sleep. Lastly, I try to get between 8 and 9 hours of sleep every night. I like to wake up refreshed! I feel that it has an overall positive effect on my well being!

I hope this entry was helpful! If you have any beauty tips or advice, please let me know :)