I promise, no turkey pictures this week!
I'm really looking forward to Spring now, I'm tired of dressing in jeans and pajama bottoms and worn out pilly t-shirts. I want to shave my legs and start wearing some dresses and fun stuff. I don't wear much vintage in the Winter, because I am usually just working around the house. Not that I go out much more in the Summer, but nicer weather calls for a little more thought in my dressing. Now that I live closer to the shore, I want to expand my Summer wardrobe, tropical prints, capri pants, fun sandals. I haven't made much progress on that yet.







I spotted Barbie in this cute outfit and thought it was fun, it's a special edition designed by Lilly Pulitzer. That maxi gown looks good on Barbie, and I love her purse! This is how I want to dress this Summer, maybe not in a maxi gown though. Lilly is a little bright for my taste though. You have to be very happy to wear bright colors like that, and I'm usually crabby. But you get the idea, Summery, fun, headed to the beach.







I've kept several cute handbags from the vintage lots that I bought just before Christmas. I usually don't keep alot of stuff for myself (my closet is not overbrimming with vintage, as you might imagine) But sometimes I cannot resist! Here are a few keepers -

It's a bit of a squeeze to get my wallet in these first two little guys, but so cute!














Ahh, Summer, when will Summer be here! You can never have too many big straw bags.















That turquoise one is a little wild for me, but I'm going to give it a try (If I end up thinking that it's a little too bold for me, you'll see it up for sale on the website!)


















Project Runway & Project Jay - I finally saw a repeat of the two shows this weekend. The first airing is usually a little too late at night for me, so I have to wait for the repeat showings. So, the reunion show for Project Runway, who is more bizarro Lupe or Zulima? Lupe seemed like she had a few too many drinks before the show and Zulima was going on about her alter ego, who she says comes out whenever anyone gets in her way. Please, let some of the air out of your inflated ego and be for real. Saying that you have an 'alter ego' is no excuse to be rude and cruel to people.
And the Project Jay show, was about last year's winner. I really like Jay, he seems like a cool guy, a little biting sometimes, but funny and down to Earth. I think hearing the comment from his father about him being a sissy may give some insite to his life and why he bites sometimes. He turned down the 100K prize to try to start his clothing line on his own terms. It seems that whoever gives out the 100K has alot of control over the designs and the business, and I imagine that they take some of the profit too. So apprarently Jay didn't like the control factor and wants to do it on his own. It seems like he is struggling though, but maybe Project Runway wanted the show to look that way, kind of 'you'll get nowhere without us' I hope he succeeeds.

I finished the 2 page layout for my first altered book! The theme was 'It's a Lucy Thing' and here it is -



I did a black lace background with a little ruffle down one edge. Then I did kind of a mosaic with an early photo of Lucy. Then accented it with some little purple flowers and pink sequins. The quote is “Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.” and the quote is printed on a photo of Lucy that I made negative in Adobe editor. That's hard to see because of the glare of the flash. Click the image for a larger view.

Hey, this blog is kind of fun if I actually put some time into it! Well, back to work, non-paying work, I have to move my Strathmere website to a larger space. Then I have the boring task of scanning some old photos to upload to that website. I bought this great scrapbook from 1932, of a girl's school that spent the Summer in Strathmere. It has some great old photos.

Bye for now, Carol




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