Friday, November 20, 2015

Let it Snow!

We're under a winter storm advisory, though all we've had in Omaha thus far is sleet. I turned the heat on for the first time this year, which I think is a personal record for the latest date. I'm certainly not about to complain as we've been quite spoiled this year.

 I'm a bit excited at the thought of snow as I have a newly acquired pair of vintage Snowland boots.
I have wanted a pair of these for years. My mother had a pair that she wore until they all but disintegrated, and even then she had a hard time parting with them. I keep finding them in thrift stores, but never in my size. Well, persistence has paid off (I didn't want to buy them on ebay for an absurd sum of money) and these were found at my local Goodwill for $5.99

Outfit Particulars:

Vintage Jantzen wool sweater-Thrift World
1980's Designer Originals cardigan-bought it new
1980's (I think) Wool kilt by Corbin Ltd.-Goodwill
1950's butterfly wing sweater clip-Can't remember
 Vintage screw-back earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
1970's Snowland boots-Goodwill
Pearl bracelet-gift from Danny
Fragrance-Knize Ten (goodness, I love it but none of the men in my life will wear it-so I have to!)

I'm taking advantage of the cold day to bake bread and warm up the house. Danny's bedroom is directly over the kitchen, so he gets the welcome extra blast of heat.

Tomorrow is the Annual Fiber Arts Show from the Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild. I part with serious money at this event every year, but but the hand-spun wool yarn, beautiful clothes, and woven capes are just too much to resist. I budget for this single splurge of the year. I consider it buying art (which it is). Every year, there's an elderly gentleman who sits in a corner playing harmonica as he waits for his wife (I believe she is an exhibitor). Danny and Mr. ETB hang out with him as I shop, and are treated to music and stories. I hope he's still with us this year (he's really quite old).

Come on, snow-I'm ready for you!

I'm cross-posting this to Plaid Tidings because...plaid.


Connie said...

Oh those boots! I wish it snowed around here....for many reasons, those boots being one of them. And I love your plaid skirt and twinset. Your whole look just makes me happy.

Goody said...

Aw, thank you.
Can you get up to the mountains for a few days to see snow?

Bibi Maizoon said...

I love that butterfly wing sweater clip!
I seriously envy you going to that fiber arts show.
We don't get any snow in our valley but I've yet to find any boots without a Vibram sole that will survive a season on the rocky roads here & keep my feet warm in the winter.
I just bought a gas cylinder here for $100, last year at this time a gas cylinder was $10. That's a hell of a lot of money in a country where the average man only makes $2 a day. Petrol, diesel, & kerosene are also still unavailable due to the ongoing India/Nepal border blockade. Most Nepalis are cooking over wood fires now- denuding the forest & devastating my sinuses. Bring in the UN!

Goody said...


CYou might have to take up shoemaking-who knows, you might develop the perfect hiking boot/moccasin hybrid.

I am sorry to hear what you're going through with fuel. Living with one eye on the fuel gauge at all times is something I've experienced, and it was awful. I've lived with burning trash and farm waste too, but we were up-wind of the burning pit so it was never too terrible. I cannot imagine being surrounded by it day after day. I know it will sound stupid (stooopid) to say, "Hang in there" like you have any other choice, so I'll second your plea to the UN.

Beth Waltz said...

Every item you're wearing in this post would be welcome in my wardrobe, especially those vintage boots! I've only one surviving sweater guard, but this is acceptable because I've only one surviving twin set (which is bought-it-new-vintage, Woolite forever!). Those screw-back earrings are exquisite. One suspects there were other pieces to match, once upon a time, and it was presented in a box under the tree...

Do be careful when exhorting Mother Nature to do her stuff with the snowballs. Remember the C of E Book of Common Prayer for rain pauses, mid-exhorting, for "moderation".