The weather service is
threatening predicting snow again, this time for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Combine the frantic shopping for milk and bread at the mere whisper of snow, with a food-centred holiday and it was quite a scene at the supermarket. I only needed laundry detergent because my idea of a good time at a holiday is knocking farts out of my husband's shorts, so I was able to stand there taking in the madness without actively feeling pressured to engage-sort of like an out-of-body experience...with fabric softener. I'm a baker-we have a freezer full of bread, and I keep powdered milk on hand, so no manic shopping for this lady.
Vintage Penny Dale acetate skirt-Fairytale Costumes
Twin set-Can't remember, 90's
Vintage Forstman wool coat-Etsy
Old Navy shoes-Goodwill
Bangles-Hand-Me-Ups, and Goodwill
Vintage French handbag-Goodwill
Vintage clip crystal earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
1950's brooch-Can't remember
Lippy-Loreal Party Pink
Fragrance-Jean Patou 1000
The skirt has a built-in crinoline at the bottom, but I do think it would benefit from something really full to take advantage of the sweep. I guess if I needed a reason to purchase a purple petticoat this skirt is as good an excuse as any.
Each evening, I've been covering the raised bed and garden pots with fleeces even though most of what I have growing is frost resistant. This evening, I was outside tucking the garden in for the night (I didn't read it a bedtime story) when the man who delivers the weekly shopping circular was tossing the papers out from his truck as he drove slowly along. He spotted me just in time before whacking me with a rolled-up paper, tossing it instead onto the sidewalk. I think I freaked the poor guy out-I mean, who expects someone outside in the dark covering a garden with fleece blankets? That'll teach him to mindlessly toss papers at our doors. It looks like we'll be having home-grown spinach at Thanksgiving, which is something I'm very thankful for.
This is my "Gosh, my neck hurts, but that's an awfully nice coat" face. I thought it was crazy to buy a white coat last year, and then I bought another last weekend. Moving away from the mud of the farm has really expanded my fashion options, though honestly I wouldn't wear this once there's snow and salt/sand on the ground. This is a sort of, "pre-weather" coat, so I'd better make the most of it while I can. I'm sure it won't snow Thursday, but it was fun watching the supermarket frenzy anyway.
Know what else I'm thankful for?
All of You!
You guys are the best.