I'm 99% certain this dress began as a bed-sheet. It is a very light muslin with the sort of wear consistent with something that was laundered regularly. I like easy-care fabrics, so of course this dress was coming home with me. There's a metal zipper at the back, but it is hard to say if that dates the dress as older, or if the zipper was sitting around in a sewing box. Not that it matters, I love it just the same.
Vintage home-sewn dress-Fairytale Costumes
Vintage 60's Air Step handbag-Hand-Me-Ups
Shoes-K Mart (these have memory foam in the insoles, and they are the most comfortable shoes I've owned in some time).
Vintage ceramic bracelet and earrings set-Hand-Me-Ups
Necklace-Birthday gift from my parents at 13
Vintage Avon brooch-Hand-Me-Ups
Lippy-Revlon Love That Pink
The Omaha public schools went back this week, and it is so quiet here you really could hear a pin drop. Danny has a bit of time before he's back as we run on a year-round schedule with most of August off. The Fair inches closer, our time at the pool is drawing short, and the tomato harvest has commenced. We've had fewer fruit this year, but what we've grown have been enormous. If they had a contest for the largest tomato at the fair, we might well win. I did a large cutting of the various herbs for drying today, and they're all hanging in the kitchen which gives me a great sense of satisfaction seeing all those bunches of my hard work. The winner by far was Sage of Bath (which we've affectionately nicknamed, "Mim"* ) which has provided us, and everyone we know with more sage than we ever imagined possible from one small plant. If you're looking for a
heat-tolerant, easy-to-grow variety of sage, this is the one. What to do with it beyond roasting corn is another story.
I'll leave you with a photo of a fungus we found growing in the mulch yesterday. Maybe it will grow stronger from the meteor shower and try to kill us. Do you hear tapping? Anyone?
*Which I hope she accepts as a compliment, because it was intended as such.