Polo Neck-Target maybe 15 years ago?
1970's Ultra Suede skirt (part of a suit)-New Life Thrift
Necklace made from antique saree silk and glass beads by a local artist-Fibre Arts Show a few years ago
1960's handbag with lucite handle-thrifted in Western Mass, decades ago
Rings-All over the place
Tights-retail, long ago
Fragrance- Guet Apens
I hadn't been to my favourite thrift store since November, so today was like seeing old friends. After catching up with the staff, I took a look at all the cool stuff people donated at the end of the year. I came home with another brass lamp with a milk glass shade (heavy, heavy, heavy stuff from the 30's) a denim jumpsuit from the 70's (the volunteers want me to come back wearing it), a very old Vera scarf, and other assorted clothes from the .99 cent rack. I did well, which makes me wonder what I missed by waiting all this time to get over there. I couldn't believe they were letting that lamp go for $7.00 but I guess it sat there and didn't sell. It works, you would think for that alone someone would have bought it.
Since Mr. ETB was nice enough to buy me a car for his birthday, I baked him a Black Forest Torte, which I will photograph and share on blog. I've never made a cake that required starting a week ahead of time (to make the boozy cherries)and three days to assemble, so I have high hopes for it. It was certainly the fiddliest cake I've baked in a while unless you count this raspberry Bavarian filled abomination. Piping lady fingers ain't my strongest skill