Monday, June 23, 2014

Simple pleasures are life's treasures

I took so many pictures this weekend I crashed my computer trying to import them all:)  I can't help it, I am definitely a visual person and when I saw this print I knew I would buy it no matter the size.
I  have been hitting the mother load lately when thrifting.  The above is a hi-low skirt that looks like stained glass and was $4. I have wanted a Mexican poncho like this one for a while but would not pay over $20, this was $5.
I also found this vintage cotton underdress made by I Magnin, a department store started in 1876 in San Francisco, today it is known as Macy's.
They were known for importing beautiful fabrics and lace.  This one was made in Italy.

I also found another Kimono, its cotton and beautiful and was $6

Now onto that spa day for the doggies, I was half kidding, no dog would find that relaxing and Peetee could not participate since as soon as I handed him over he cried out in pain, looks like only I can give my boy a bath but Shasta was in for it. WAKE UP PUPS!
 You have no idea.
She was so furry and need a trim BAD!
  Your chariot my lady:)
WTF?
 An hour later.
 Peetee thought she looked hot and they laid around a lot because he still can't play with other dogs.
While they did that I made this.   Inspired by the fabulous work of Jon ,Vix's sweet partner.  Check out his stencils on vinyl here.
 This stuff is a buck.
My friend Cathy got me this sweet sugar skull stencil! 
 A bit sloppy but I still really like how it turned out.
I also added a few things to my purple entryway. This wreath was my Dad's.
 A tin souvenir plate from New Orleans.  I went there once for a week before Katrina and it was a wonderfully eerie city.
 Hand painted with love in 1978, hung with even more in 2014.
And this was just last Friday, the weekend was pretty fantastic.  More pictures to follow.

It felt so good to use my hands this weekend, making stuff, gardening and playing in the sunshine with friends.  What's your favorite thing to do in sunshine?

6 comments:

Sue said...

Gorgeous vintage dress! I remember wafting in round in similar things when about age 16.

pastcaring said...

Oh indeed you did strike the mother lode! That white dress is amazing, look at the beautiful figure in the lace panel on the front. The stained glass print fabric is stunning, and the poncho was a real bargain.
Cutest doggies! Look at little Peetee with his nose on his paws, so adorable! Your stencil turned out great, and I love all the kitschy wall decorations.
Hmm, what do I like to do in the sunshine? Sit in a beer garden and have a pint! But failing that, being in the garden is good!
Love you! xxxxx

Natalia Lialina said...

Glad to have a little window into your colorful world - thank you for this! :) Loved your purple entryway decorations - so happy and cute. I'd love to see the whole thing! That Bamby picture reminds me of a greeting card I received for my 4th birthday - how I adored it!! The wreath is beautiful, what a treasure.

The skirt is just wow! I want to see you in it soon! :) And the lace underdress... too beautiful to be an underdress, yes? I assume you'll sport it in your blog some time. :) I didn't know about Macy's. It's a fun bit of history!

Hugs! xxx

thorne garnet said...

My favorite thing to do in the sunshine, is sit in the shade. I burn really quick.

Lally said...

Oh my gosh did the thrifty fairies shine down on you!! That underdress is gorgeous, I had no idea Macy's started that way.

I love that wreath, so beautiful against that purply pink.

XXX

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