About a month ago things were really busy around here. I was doing something insane, which was packing up every last morsel of everything I have ever owned, that had lived at the city house for over 15 years. Because really, the country house is my true home, and has been for years.
A lot has found its place here, but a lot of it is still packed.
The gallery is stuffed with boxes and bags, and boxes and bags, of my stuff.
Mostly clothes and bags and accessories.
Treasures I have kept since high-school and college, plus other totally wearable frocks.
I have to go through it all, but it is too hot for that, so I have to do it at midnight or at 4 a.m. We'll see.
The fun thing is that I am finding things that were packed in the storage room at the city house, which I have not seen for over 10 years.
The other day I was moving a bag that ripped and out tumbled giggle worthy vintage dresses and coats...
I used to spend a huge amount of my time in thrift stores in my 20's.
I had clothes for every mood I could possibly be in.
Vintage, glam, rocker, funky, 80's, elegant, fancy, fun, silly, outrageous, antique and much more.
I collected during a time before thrifting and antiquing became as explosive and part of everyday, as it is today.
Some of my greatest treasures were found as a 19 year old.
I am so glad I was into thrifting.
As I had never been to a yard sale or a thrift store, or an antique store for that matter, until after I left home at 18.5 years old.
The first time I went into a thrift store, I think I heard angels.
Fast forward to the 100% polyester dress days...
Or should I say, rewind?
I don't know when or where I bought these?
But I know it was long enough ago, that my memory is empty.
They were so fun to find.
They remind me of something a little old lady monitoring a high-school dance would wear, and I just love them.
The paisley one needs a belt for sure.
I put a brooch on it to jazz it up.
Aren't they a hoot?
Not sure I'd wear them.
It's so humorous to me that I own these.
Where did I think I was going in such polyester finery?
Oh and, don't forget the silver handbag.
Which I might add, is made especially well.
Back when things were made to last for nearly ever.
And they have.
My fave part is accessorizing.
I have so many baubles it's a crime, I know.
But, I can't pass them up.
Not including all the baubles I make.
I told Mister Lovee I might have to start a Friday Flea Market here on this bloglette, and share some of my found treasures.
Since really, when and how could I ever wear it all?
I could practically start a costume shop.
I can't pass up anything that sparkles and has just the perfect feel to it.
You know how, you just know when the item is right?
Someone shows you something, and they say, oh you would love this.
And you think, hmmm, no not really.
But then only you know, when the item is just totally you?
And isn't that wonderful?
That we all have our own style and love of things.
It's so fascinating to me.
I have so many old coats and kimonos and things.
And shoes, oh the shoes....
7 or 7.5
I wore heels for soooo many years.
From the time I was 15 to about 4 years ago, I wore heels every single day.
Now I only wear them when I leave the house.
You know how when you are young and you are in stilettos, and older women come up to you and tell you, one day you will suffer for that.
Then they look at your shoes, and you roll your eyes?
They aren't lying.
Tough way to learn.
My poor feet.
And I have to say, they are so much cozier in high heels than flats.
That is not uncommon when you spend almost 20 years in heels, I hear.
Well, that's all for this Friday.
I hope you have a scrumptious weekend!!!
ps: The summer edition of Pagan Living Magazine is out, and it is so lovely! You can read it online, it is so inspiring and packed with ideas and tales. Really a fun find if you don't read it already.
This issue has sections with some of my gypsy and garden photos, along with a smattering of other photos throughout. You might recognize my moon lady on the cover ♥
pss: I am salad obsessed. Salad for breakfast lunch and dinner is where I am at these days.
So refreshing and yumm.
When I forget my basket, I use my hat.
(my hat is almost done it seems, I have back-up waiting)