Monday, May 20, 2013
I'm happy because we all got the day off. After a long week we needed it. Over Mother's Day weekend we went on a 4-day vacation to visit my BFF. Of course, that means us ladies went shopping and Ray want hiking.
On Friday morning Ray did take me to IKEA, as my BFF had to work. I got this big pillow in the as-is room for $10. It's sitting in an antique goose neck rocker I found at a local charity shop for $25. When I took it to get re-finished the guy told me the chair was worth around $800.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, more jewelry. The gold pin and the icon bracelet were a buck a piece at a yard sale. The blue skull necklace is from Vera Wang Princess, which is a children's line. That and the rest are presents from the BFF.
3 books, $3. Who knew Edith Head wrote an advice book? It's from the 1960's
Here's one of the drawings from the Edith Head book. The lady (she looks like Ulla-Marie) is very upset that her man is not dressed for the cocktail party.
old patterns 10 cents a piece and a 2-disc Sweeney Todd DVD form $1
3 vintage hats, $2 a piece. The tan ones is straw, the one creeping up Roxie is blue velvet with netting. It was hard to get a good photo of it. The third one is also velvet.
Roxie showing off her Vera scarf, ala The Great Gatsby.
Unlabeled silk scarf and 2 ties. The narrow one is vintage and the other one still has the $45 price tag from Brooks Brothers. We went to 3 thrift stores and they all had racks and racks of beautiful ties. Why do men buy new ties?
Mint green 2-piece "Helga" dress from Sear's.
Score! Black rayon velvet dress in MY SIZE!!!!!!!!!!! $2!!!!!!! I'd be wearing it right now if it wasn't hot and humid. Damn, I'll have to wait until fall
Nanna sweater in teal. No side seams or label. I wore this on Monday when it was cool.
Here's a close up
A man's sweater from the 1960's. That was Saturday morning. We had lunch at a dim sum restaurant called "Dim Sum". It's on Central in Charlotte, N. Carolina. Besides a lone man, we were the only non-Asians in the place. The last time I had dim sum was in San Francisco about 20 years ago. This place was just as good.
After lunch. we went to Nordstrom's Rack. The large hairflower was $4 and the 2 other flower's are from Ikea and they were $3
Got a new pair of boots from DSW. Cowboyish and embroidery? Yeah, makes sense that they'd be from a company called London Rebel.
Oh,no! I've been reduced to taking selfies in the bathroom!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember these from a couple of months ago? The $4 Prada's now have a new home with the BFF. She got an early birthday gift. It's been a busy week but I was able to snap a few photos of what we've been doing. So stay tuned. Until next time!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 46 (Where no weird doll has gone before)
I admit it: I love Star Trek and in honor of Into Darkness opening on Friday, a special edition of Weird Doll Wednesday. I was having a hard time with glare.
|Data and Jean-luc|
|Troi and Sisko|
|O'Brian (he was on 2 shows) Dr Bashir and Kira|
|Barbie as "Yeomen Janis" and Ken, being Ken|
|Sorry about the glare|
|Riker and Worf in school|
|more crap glare!!!!!!!|
|There's are the coolest|
Now you know. I've been a fan since the original show back in the 60's. It's had to believe it's still popular, just like The Rolling Stones and Dr. Who. In the next couple of weeks I'm going to be crazy busy, we did 9 hours of costume fittings Tuesday! I'll be posting when I can. I've got some stuff to show you from my mini-vacation (3 thrift shops in 1 day, yes please) See you soon!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 45
Guess I should have posted her last week, for Cino de Mayo. Love that she still has the box.
Also linked up with Bella Q over at Citizen Rosebud for shoeshine. I wore these Ecco sandals to Greece 2 Junes ago, AKA the best vacation ever. I'd like to think that they still have the ancient dust of Athens on them. That's Bella on the screen, sometimes I have issues linking up. So this is back-up! Stay tuned for next weeks special edition of Weird Doll Wednesday( hint: we'll be going where no doll has gone before)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
GRADUATION/CINO DE MAYO
Last Saturday was graduation for the class of 2013!
|Patrice, Student Assistant #1.|
|Rebecca, Student Assistant #2|
|8 of our Theatre and Dance grads. They all have jobs! And Eli is going to grad school in the fall. (she's the really happy one behind Patrice) We're flashing the costume shop gang sign.|
|The jewelry I won and picked up in the morning|
We went to Rebecca's house afterwards for a party. She and her family live in the countryside about 45 minutes away. Too bad it was raining and we all had to stay inside. It did let up for a few minutes, so we ran outside to see the new chickens.
|One of the chickens. I can now cross "pet a chicken" off my bucket list.|
|More chickens and the rooster|
On Sunday, the rain stopped. We had a Cino de Mayo dinner.
|I've had this tray so long I don't even remember buying it.|
|and after margaritas. I told him not to be so goofy.|
|Bunch of new books.|
The Cabinet of Wonders was half price. I have one, AKA "shelf of shit", "cupboard of crap", I'll have to do a post about it some day soon. Two copies of the Frida paperdolls, one for me and one for my BFF.
I broke my pledge to myself about buying make-up until I used up what I have. But 32 colors for $5? Would you pass that up? The big flower can be a hair clip or a brooch.
|Love lemon curd. And a chestnut knife|
More jewelry. It's hard to pass up brand new jewelry at thrift store prices. The bangle was $2.99 at Dillards and the heart and key are from Forever 21. ON Sunday's shopping trip I didn't find any clothes or shoes that I was willing to buy. $100 for a dress? Not today.
The rain has gone and it's all pretty out. Got some weeding done yesterday and this morning and hit the garden centers. I always check the half off racks. Today I got 5 plants for $16. Hope they don't die! Days off until Monday, then 6 weeks of crazy summer stock.
3 Cheers for vacation!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO
Making costumes for the summer shows. This is one of 4 1950's dresses for the Marvelous Wonderettes. It's pretty much a review of 50's/60's songs. It begins in 1958, then the group has a reunion in 1968. This dress needs a final fitting, a zipper and a hem.
The 60's dress is still a work in progress. The third fabric hasn't come in yet. The dress is a take off of the famous color block dress Yves St. Laurent did. Only we changed it to the shows color scheme, green, pink, blue and peach/orange. I love it that we found go-go boots to match. Now we're on the look out for matching window pane fishnets.
|Drawers and camisole times 2 awaiting a fitting|
Next up was undies, or should I say "underthings"? These are for A Little Night Music. We already have corsets, so I don't have to make them(huge relief) Folkwear patterns are really fun, they not only give you a vintage pattern, but they include lots and lots of extra details and history.
|My new toy, I mean equipment|
Finally, a professional serger! It's a present from our Dean who is retiring. He said we deserved it. It does a chain stitch and overcast at the same time, which means you only have to sew once and the seams are done. Changing all that thread is surprisingly easy!
|Happy to be done with the semester|