Monday, August 11, 2014
What Are You Waiting For?
I'd seen it in the case at a "better" antique dealer, and before it came out from beneath glass Mr. ETB did that barely audible (except to me) groan that says, "This will cost more than a good bottle of scotch." He was right (that time) and all these years later I'd be loathe to fork over real cash for some bauble (age does all kinds of strange things to your ideas about money) but I felt downright glam-or-us wearing this little delicate piece of Deco adornment.
I like nice things, but I don't like paying real money for them, that's why I thrift. I still get nice things, and the bottle of scotch.
So you're probably wondering why I got all gussied up in my ruffled dress and sparkly necklace. Well, I mean, the sun was shining. *Shrug* That's good enough for me. I don't believe in waiting for an occasion. I've been in enough thrift stores to see all the perfect, unused tablecloths, silver, "good" china, and so on to know that waiting for an occasion is not a risk worth taking. Have it? Use it, and enjoy it. I forgot my blue necklace, I didn't save it for "someday."
90's dress-Chadwick's of Boston-Thrifted
Art Deco necklace-antique store in Chicago suburbs
Milk glass bracelet-Hand-Me-Ups
Grape cluster brooch-thrifted
What about you dearies? Do you wear/use everything as soon as you get it, or do you put things away for special occasions?
It is only Monday, which means we have the whole week ahead of us...but first I have to get down off the top step of this stool.
See you later!