I do feel I should mention that wearing anything bright yellow in autumn as the bees are starting to freak out when their flowers are gone, is taking a sting risk. Thankfully the bees swirling around me were all quite polite and I escaped unscathed, but they sure did take notice of my skirt. Consider yourselves warned.
Today was the annual Lincoln City Libraries book sale at the Events center. We had an early morning of bird banding, and then we hopped over to the sale to see what they had to offer. I was so caught-up grabbing books that I forgot to snap photos, but at .50 cents for books I didn't bother holding back. The cookbooks were, as always excellent, and I came home with several new additions to my collection. It is now at the point where I should be trying to find a home for the cookery collection (well into the thousands of titles) rather than purchasing more, but what can you do when faced with such great stuff? Danny found several records including one by Tom Lehrer. I have a feeling he'll be amused-greatly.
Pardon the dirty shoes-the grass was damp this morning. I don't recall where I bought the skirt but I remember my mother's reaction to it, asking what they were teaching me up at that school as I looked "ready to join the ruling class". Jokes aside, this well-made skirt has been in regular wardrobe rotation since 1982, and as long as it holds up, I'll keep wearing it.
Nantucket Lightship Baksket necklace. Sure, they're the stuff of jokes, but it does pull the look together nicely along with the knee socks. When Danny was very small, he loved opening the lid to peer inside. "What are you looking for?" I once asked, and he replied, "Cheese maggots." From then on (and typically in public places) Danny would grab the basket and loudly ask, "Do you have cheese maggots in there?!?" I had to stop wearing it for a few years until he forgot his hilarious joke. He likely overheard me telling my husband a story my mother told from her years working at a cheese company. She worked in the offices, but one salesman always insisted on returning his maggot infested cheese to headquarters and plunking it down on my mother's desk. At least I hope that's where he got the idea. On the record-we never had any cheese maggots nibbling away at our house.
Top and skirt-Both K Mart
Shoes-Clarks thrifted at Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage Mar-Shel purse-Thrifted somewhere in Massachusetts about 25 years ago
Skirt-bought it new in the 80's
Bag-Bought it new, Von Maur about 15 years ago
Scarab bracelet-Et Cetera, Seward
Earrings-Jordan Marsh, early 90's
Nantucket Lightship Basket necklace-Can't remember, had it since the 90's
Knee Socks-K Mart (well made, they stay up!)
Lippy-Revlon 5th Ave Red
Enameled Maple Leaf brooch-Goodwill