Saturday, October 11, 2014

Around the Neighbourhood

Let's begin at my favourite photo spot outside the Swanson library. The house behind me in the photo is currently for sale. I really hope the new owners don't get any ideas about painting it a different colour or something. I wouldn't care to live right beside the library-you get all sorts of idiots posing for photographs there.

Who's that bum on the ground drinking grappa?
That's no bum
That's our Papa!
(Not really. I mean, yes, that's really Mr. ETB, but he hasn't been drinking grappa).
How about we do a bit of thrifting? Most of the outfit I was wearing today came from Hand-Me-Ups, so it was like a homecoming of sorts. Gosh, I love this shop.
But for the really strange stuff, you have to go to Walgreen's. I don't see why a plastic rat with flashing red eyes should be limited to Halloween.

Or this irritated looking owl that hangs in Danny's window.
This is the busy intersection near where I live. They give you 28 seconds to make it across before the light turns. I can still make it-with some time to spare. I'm walking uphill-my posture is bad, but isn't *that* bad.

Outfit Particulars:

Velvet burn-out skirt-Hand-Me-Ups
Velvet Jacket-Hand-Me-Ups
Pink blouse-Thrift World
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Hand-Me-Ups
Grey Clarks walking shoes-Goodwill
Flower-Tiff and Tam
Vintage hat, "Shagfelt" by Terry Company (no comment)
1950's patent leather handbag-Salvation Army
Skull ring-Walgreen's
Necklace-Von Maur
Fragrance-White Shoulders

Danny's wearing my blue corduroy blazer, a K Mart polo neck, a Flat cap from Dillards, and a pin from Hand-Me-Ups. The  look that screams, "I don't know these people", is all his own. I can't imagine why he finds us embarrassing?

But eventually, it was time to head home. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


Helga said...

O, yeaaaaah, rats with glowing red eyes are for EVERYDAY. Except when my Peepers drags them in at night for a frolic under the bed. I might have to Halloween-a-fy my desk, dammit.
Love Danny's cap! You looks a bloody treat. There is NOTHING like a reliable thrift shop! One that always comes up with something delightful. Hand Me Ups is yours, my local (to work) Sallies is mine!

Goody said...


The farm cats would bring me, "Presents" too. None of them had glowing eyes though.

Oh yes, decorate your desk!

I put glow-in-the-dark spiders in the front garden. When the drunken teens next door stumble in late at night...well, I'm expecting a 3 AM scream.

Sue said...

Hello Mr ETB, nice to meet you at last. Danny wears a cap well, he is so cute but tell him I said handsome, boys don't like to be told they are cute. I love the name of that shop, hand me ups, perfect!!