|Aren't they sweet?!|
I need another fur stole like I need an actual additional hole in my head, but here we are with a peach of one from Chayburke's Furs in Nashville (Family Tree estate sale, half off day, $25!). This is what we'll call the FOURTH AND FINAL stole in my collection, but I really wanted a Grey Garden's esque, slightly longer than a shrug version and this one fit the bill to a "t". I'm ready to swanny around a la Margo Channing tout de suite (weather permitting, naturally...and it don't look like it will!). Ignore the work clothes from today under the fabulous fur and imagine a stiff tafetta nip waist dream of dress! And rhinestone dangle earrings, natch. Much better, right?
This ribbon art was shamefully (and luckily!) overlooked by the first-day crowds at the same sale with the sunglasses and the the fur stole. For $10, I now have a paper doll of 40's swimming star Esther Williams decked out in a ribboned Scarlett O'Hara style dress that has a strange 3-D quality to it. I know I have no room to display this as it is, but something else is going to have to go, because this one was too good to pass up. See more examples of this adorable vintage handicraft at Jersey Girl's blog...I want 'em all!
Remember back a couple posts when I told you about the clutter-buster MADNESS I went into a few weekends ago? Good news: the house is still clean! It's so nice to wake up in an orderly environment. I don't know how long I can keep it up, but I hope forever! Another upside of that episode was the whole "shopping in your own house" aspect of cleaning out closets. I found SO. MUCH. STUFF. I didn't even know I had some of it! Do you ever buy things and just put them in the closet, not to be seen again for a few years? Well, here are a few treasures unearthed from the detritus:
A pair of Annie pins, still on the cardboard, from the first weekend the Charlotte Avenue Great Escape was open (originally from when the 1982 movie came out, I suppose). Which must have been before the flood...which means it was at least two years ago, possibly two and half. I'm crazy about Little Orphan Annie (as you could imagine) and how cute is it that there's an Annie AND Daddy Warbucks pin? I'm almost too in love with these to wear them, but you know I'm going to do it anyway.
What'd you get this weekend? Anything good? What kinds of untold treasure do you have in your attic/closets/storage? Do tell!
See you tomorrow for Photo Friday!