So, if you've been following me for any length of time, you know my personal motto is 'Make Living a Wonderful Art'.
In doing so, I've made some big changes in my life. Probably the gutsiest change is with my wardrobe. I just purged my closet. With the exception of one charcoal navy shift dress with matching cardigan (for funerals) most of my clothes are either Cowgirl Chic, or Vintage/Vintage Inspired.
Think June Cleaver 1950's circle dresses/skirts complete with crinoline (abundant on e-bay). Picture 1950 farm dresses and 1940's and 50's British land girl dresses. Bloomers by Magnolia Pearl!
I also kept a few modern pieces that can be worn with ballet flats or cowboy boots, or with the tying of a scarf, or the clip/pinning of a broach - voila - what is new looks old.
I'm wierd that way - I've always loved old things.
I wish I could say my love of 'old things' is relegated to clothing but that would be a lie.
I don't really think this table is all that old. I spotted it at a flea market. I tried to walk away - really, I did.
And it's not exactly new. But someone else had used it - probably lots of 'someone else's' which makes it 'old', wouldn't you say? Add to the fact that it's white, chippy and peely. Heavenly.
So, I paid my $5 - yes, I said $5 - placed it ever-so-gently in the back of my truck, and brought it home.
This table is a lot heavier than it looks, plus it's very awkward, but I was able to climb into the truck bed, gently hoist it to the ground and carry it up the front stairs - all by myself.
At the very top step I lost my balance but was feeling downright cocky when I caught myself with one hand grasping to the side of the house and still balancing the table with the other hand....when suddenly I lost my grasp and there went my precious, $5 table tumbling down the stairs and crashing into several pieces onto the concrete drive.
But before Jay was home and knew what had happened - i.e. before he was home and found out that I'd been 'junking' and brought something else home
I didn't really need he didn't think I needed, I'd grabbed the hammer and a few nails and had that table back together in no time flat. He was none the wiser - until 3 months later when he had to walk through my pink/white girly, romantic sitting room to bring in the Christmas tree.
Anyway, back to my big wardrobe change -
I wear a lot of these now -
and the dress itself has tiny yellow sequins stitched around the collar, around the bodice, and on the hem.
As I said, this outfit is absolutely divine and if I wore a size 6 (measurements are a modern day 6) I would keep it for myself.
Another passion of mine is aprons! If I didn't have enough to keep me busy already I love to sew aprons.
I love, love, love this combination of pink and lime green!