Last night, my dear friends (Barb, Kelly, Lori) took me out for a birthday movie and drinks afterwards (It was also Lori’s B-Day too the week earlier). We went to see Farewell, My Queen….since Barb and Kelly just got back from Paris. What lucky girls! We were expecting an epic drama, but unfortunately, the movie was definitely a ‘sleeper’……but the costumes and decor were divine!
I know that Farm Chicks was back in June….and I am only getting around to posting it now. Totally retarded I know. But my life has been a roller coaster ride since making the decision to move from Calgary to Toronto. And this is also why I have not posted on here for such a long time. Anyways, the months have now ticked down to weeks and now it is just 35 days away!
OK, now back to Farm Chicks. All I can say is A – M – A – Z – I – N – G!!!! Had a great road trip with one of my best buddy gals, Kelly (of Everything Toile) and her mom. Here are a few little tidbits of things I found interesting. Brought home some goodies too!
As you can see, I was totally loving nests! But who doesn’t?
And these booties with little nests tucked inside are so cute!
Over the years, I have been collecting orphaned sugar and creamer pots. I love the patina of the dark and dirty metal that has aged so perfectly. I started to do an easter themed display but then it took a life of its own. I looked into my jewelry boxes and pulled out some old rhinestone pieces that contrasted so lovely against the muted metals and dried moss. I hope you love the look as much as I do!
For my dear friend Barb, I gave her little christmas treasures wrapped with old sheet music and vintage newspaper clippings. They were finished with a sash of ribbon and bits of sparkly jewelry. So pretty…. Barb did not want to open them up!
I know that this post would be more appropriate for Valentine’s Day. But I just happened to sort through my button collection this weekend and discovered a beautiful way to keep and display all of my pink vintage buttons.
The heart shaped chocolate box was a treasure I saved from my mom when I was a little girl. When I was in Grade 6, I remember baking heart-shaped sugar cookies and decorating them with pink icing and presenting them to my school teachers in the staff lounge. I also distinctly remember lining the bottom of the box very carefully with wax paper. To this day, I am so grateful that my teachers returned the valentine’s box back to me once all of the cookies were gone.
I think I have an obsession for everything pink these days. It just simply makes me happy. And I am feeling a need for some major ‘happy’ right now.
Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I find that opening up my jewelry boxes and playing with my collection of vintage jewelry is a quick fix to distract me from my concerns. To be honest, I wear very little of any of the pieces, but I am happy I have the necklaces and earrings to admire and love. So sparkly and pretty. Just what a girl needs some days.