Tuesday, July 31, 2012

BACK FROM MY LONG WEEKEND
Travel bags: gray one was free from Gevalia Coffee and the blue is a 59cent IKEA bag
First stop. My favorite "tourist trap". Gas station, bathroom, and a store full of crap. Inside was crammed with people, so I felt weird about taking photos. Got to love a shade free blacktop parking lot in the summer!
Rest stop #13! Do other countries have rest stops along the highways? All the interstate highways in America have a lovely place to stop and recharge about every 75 miles or so. Most have picnic areas and vending machines.
I couldn't resist! There's a small town north of Macon called Gray and this apartment complex is right outside town. I wonder if whoever named it knows about the Edies and the movies? I love those movies and the Jessica Lang  Drew Barrymore one is also good.
Me and my best friend of 30plus years Marlene.
I'm new and only $318. Chilling at IKEA. What the hell is growing out of my head? By the way the time on the clock is wrong!  This was on Sunday. On Saturday, The Doctor went hiking, Marlene and I went thrifting. I'll post all the treasure I found on thursday.

Friday, July 27, 2012

THEY COULDN'T TAKE THESE TO THE CHARITY SHOP?
The girls across the street moved, and left these by the side of the road. The silver sparkle one is a jewelry roll, which I was looking to buy. ( Insert rude comment about spoiled American college girls here) Found the chair years ago on the street. Those wooden looking things on the floor are from the date palm down the block, they look cool with twinkie lights at Christmastime. Everyone have a wonderful weekend, We're taking a short vacation, I'll try to remember to take photos.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I've been finding bed jackets by the bucket loads, so now I'm calling them "cardigans". This one is sized "medium".....how does that fit moi?  Cardi/bed jacket:$2. Fitted tank from Macys:$10. Jeans:$2

YOU SAY "BED JACKET" I SAY "CARDIGAN"
The Doctor and I
Weird aloe vera plant I've had for year doing somethings it's never done before.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

  
He's so cute! I'm not sure if he's a scarecrow or a farmer. Made out of a piece of wood. Handcraved face and downhome overalls. Love the little patches.

Monday, July 23, 2012


The Doctor (not a stone mason) doing the hard work
After
    

I was manning the rack.Wearing my lovely yardening* clothes. Egads! No jewelry! I am wearing the stupidest pant Ralph Lauren has ever designed. Too many pockets with snaps, a zip pocket on the left knee, some useless snap ajustment at the ankle. But, I needed a pair of cotton pants and they were $10.
  
* yardening: yard work + gardening = yardening!  I made that up (pat on the back)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

 $1 eyeshadow for Dollar Tree

Pendleton suit
  

80's dress that looks like a Monet

Hidden placket and sweet gold button
  

My sister-in-law is looking for a MOB dress. Hmm.......the 80's do 20's
  

It's Mr Scooty! (lower right) And a 1970's beauty.

I saved the best for last. It's an old-school size 18 , which I plan on wearing to the theatre banquet in April.

Friday, July 20, 2012

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR......

When students leases are up and landlords are cleaning out the mess. I found this on my morning walk. A brand new, with the tag, umbrella. It's from Victoria's Secret and was probably a gift with purchase.



But seeing it rains like this here, why wouldn't you take it with you?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WEIRD* DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 2

This lovely lady looks like she might be from Turkey, but I'm not sure. Her necklace is real metal. And I love all the rick rack on her costume.    *OED "weird": suggestive of the supernatural, of a mysterious or unearthly character;unaccountably or uncomfortably strange; uncanny. Lest anyone think I'm being rude to the cultures the dolls are from.



Sunday, July 15, 2012

 SHE SHOPS, SHE SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lovely light green maxi, with beautiful pearl trim
The label reads "Alfred Weber"

This set is more apricot than pink, and is from Mistee

The one on the left is "Blue Swan" and the robe is Shadowline

Matching bed jackets! Who'd of thunk it?

Vintage no-name purse, my new leather purse and 2 beautiful coffee table books about India and plants.

What The Doctor found: the blue one is Woolrich and the red one is 100% silk.

Hope ya'll are having a fab weekend!

Friday, July 13, 2012

HAPPY FROCKING FRIDAY THE 13th!!!!


I'm wearing  dress #1 today. It's from Target, I bought it years ago and I think it cost under $10. It's one of those dresses that pops over your head, no zipper. Dress #2 is a silk dress from Lane Bryant via a thrift store. It had beads all over the front, that I removed. Love the colors and the wizard sleeves.  About $5.00. Dress #3 is also from a thrift store. 100% silk from Alfani. Looks like an animal print, but it isn't. Cost $9. I have 2 wedding in the next couple of months and am thinking either (or both) of the silk ones would look great. Hmmm...... Sorry about using a dress form, I have no tripod, and The Doctor takes lousy photos.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY. part 1

About a year ago it dawned on me that I have a lot of odd, strange looking dolls. The ones people buy on vacation and somehow turn up at thrift shops, yard sales, estate sales and the street. I gathered them all up and bought them a nice bookshelf to live in. So, welcome to me new weekly post!
A beautiful dancing doll. She's made out of clay and has 4-parts. And moves around like a bobble head. She's Indian, I think. Got her in a box lot from an auction.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What I did in the spring: State Fair! Welcome to America, 1949(or so) We made most of the dresses from vintage 1940's patterns, which are not the same size as modern patterns. A vintage pattern size 14 has a 32" bust. Really? 26" waist and 34" hips. Sounds more like a modern size 2. The fun is sizing the patterns up to fit modern collage women. A couple of years ago we scored some 1940's mens suits, thank you ebay. As I would love to tailor a couple, there just isn't time, we have 2 other productions in the spring.

So, with post #3, I've learned something new! I'll figure out how to set up "follow" one of these days!

peace out

Friday, July 6, 2012

I got two new style book over that past couple of weeks, both are at different ends of the style zone. The first one is Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen. I love this book! As a women "of a certain age" ( over 40...ok, over 50) I love that the ladies in the book looks so amazing, no cropped fugly kakhi (I can't even spell that word) pants for them. Hey, ladies, it's ok to doll up and wear a flower headband and tons of jewelry. The photos cover a wide range of style: not just the "crazy aunt". One of my faves is Ilona Royce Smithkin-----those eyelashes! Shine on, Advanced Ladies, shine on

The other book is Wearable Vintage Fashion by Jo Waterhouse and Clare Bridge. 7 decades of fashion in one easy to use book? Yes, be still my costumer heart. The photos are awesome....so jelly of the dresses...and the street style sections features the amazing Vix from Vintagevixon.  She's the only person who could get me to take another look at the clothing from the 1970's, all that orange-red got to me. Check out both books and enjoy the wonderful people inside.

I still a baby with this blogging, so it may take me a bit to get all the bells and whistles working.

peace out!