This dress isn't vintage, though it certainly looks it. I bought it over fifteen years ago at Target, of all places, If I keep it a few more years, it will be vintage. I have no idea when 20 years time became a marker of vintage-in my day that was just, "Old clothes." There you go.
The dress ties in the back, which does create an effect of looking like a maternity dress, but at my age I'm unlikely to be mistaken for expectant. I was already elderly when Danny was born. I know this because they put a bright orange sticker on my chart that read, "Advanced maternal age" in bold print. Sheesh.
Merona dress-Target, years ago
Thermoset necklace-New Life Thrift
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Thrift World
Vintage milkglass bracelets-both Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage beaded white ring-Goodwill
Fragrance-Vintage Houbigant Chantilly (gosh it was nice before Dana ruined it)
hide a fitness tracker in a Bakelite bangle, I'd buy it.
The Apricot Olympiad went well this year. We made 16 half-pints of jam (with and without pectin-one is more of a fresh fruit spread), 10 pints of apricot chutney, an apricot cobbler (we had that tonight-it was perfect) and tomorrow we will finish off with a small batch of apricot/cherry jam, and possibly some fruit leather with any leftovers. Unlike previous years, we didn't peel the apricots as the skins were thin, and in beautiful condition. Why do extra work? I honestly can't see much difference between jam with peeled or unpeeled apricots-throw enough sugar at something and you'll notice little else. Anyway, I'm glad that's finishing up so we can rest before the strawberries! We will get some rest before the strawberries...I hope!