Monday, May 31, 2010

Tea Parties and Fancy Jam

I already talked about how I brought home a plethora of vintage clothing items from my grandmother's house, and that my sister had taken photos of them. Well I found pictures today from when we were playing dress up in these very same dresses! It is so neat to remember all of the fun times we had in those dresses when we were tiny girls. If only I had known then that I would love them so much when I got to be old enough for them to actually fit me!! I just love all of the pieces I brought home and spent today hand washing them carefully and hanging them outside on the line to dry. I won't post pictures of all of them, because there are a lot! Plus I have some of them saved for special occasions coming up this summer, such as weddings, rehearsal dinner, bridal showers, etc.-hooray! The pictures from when we were little are horrible quality, so please excuse that.
We used to have tea parties every summer on my grandma's best plates. We'd put 'fancy jam' on crackers and drink tart, fruity juice. There was one tiara and we all took turns being the princess. We would have three tea parties a day so we could each be princess and that particular rosy cheeked little girl got the best dress, the gloves, the tiara, and goodness knows what else (the ability to boss others around perhaps? Which is extremely rare for a youngest child, who usually gets bossed around.) It was the best- I love sisters :):)

1 Timothy 5:1-2
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

All vintage dresses from my grandmother- most of them from the 1950's!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

She's the Lady in red when everybody else is wearing Tan...

haha, I love that show, The Nanny! She always makes me laugh! Too bad it's on really late at night so I hardly ever watch it...
Today I went to church and we'll have to see where the rest of the day takes me! I'm blogging early so that I can scratch that off my list of things to do today and work on things that actually need to be done...haha naughty me!
Had walking tacos for lunch and actually remembered to take my iron pill! That darn anemia...
I don't know if I will be able to do very many outfit posts the next few weeks. My sister (along with her camera) is moving tomorrow, so I won't really have anything to take pictures with, since mine is still broken. We'll see what happens, but I will still try to blog, even without shallow pictures of me!
Hope you all have a blessed Memorial Day :)

Psalm 139: 7-10
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

Earrings- Vintage Avon Birdies
Bracelets- One from my mother (it has her name on it) and the other one is a locket that has pictures of my best friends in it :) They each have one too
Dress- Vintage, thrifted in the cities
Shoes- Payless

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Windy City obviously I don't live in the windy city, but it sure seems like it lately! It's 90 degrees with 30 mile an hour wind gusts...whooosh! If I went outside with wet hair it would be dry in about 10 seconds.
I spent today going to a dress fitting, eating a sort of brunch (blueberry scone!!) with a great friend (one of my bridesmaids) and working on the wedding 'to do' list. It is slowly getting shorter-but it isn't done yet!

The week out at my grandparents was wonderful! We spent the days just being kind of lazy, reading, baking, exploring the old house on their property, which is pretty stocked with fun old things to look at. There are books, paintings, cracking walls, and best of all-Tons of vintage clothing!!!! My sister and I helped them mow their rather huge lawn (they live out in the middle of nowhere) so I figured I could reward myself with a shopping spree-what better place to go to than my grandma's old closet! I got a ton of vintage dresses, skirts, purses,gloves, scarves and even a pair of mens levi's jeans from the 70's!! holy poor fiance is gonna have to come to terms with my vintage clothing addiction, the poor soul. At least it doesn't cost any money!! Anyway, it was so much fun to look back at my grandma's old photos and see her wearing the very same dresses she was giving to me-with the date on the picture saying 1955!!! She had to patch some of them up for me to because the weak seams were popping...but she and I were about the same size, so they all fit me-how lucky!!
Anyways, I gave my grandpa a fashion show and it was so fun to see him remembering the exact occasions to which my grandma wore the outfits. He remembered her wearing one to a certain wedding, a dance, and he even stated "oh, yes she was quite the fashionable woman in her day, she had so many clothes I probably never saw her in the same thing twice before we were married" haha! Oh how I love my grandparents!
My sister took some photos of me wearing the clothes so I will be posting those maybe sometime this week.
I hope you all had a great week!

Today's verse:
Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

Red top- Vintage dress, belted up-free from the flea market
Tan Belt- Thrifted
Earrings- Thrifted
Shorts- Hand me down
Heels- Thrifted

Monday, May 24, 2010

Today was hot and windy, and I didn't have anywhere to go, so I decided to play dress up! I found this little girls dress in my sister's closet and decided to go play outside. Dancing, twirling and just frolicking! I won't be posting the rest of this week. I'm off to my grandma and grandpa's house where there isn't any internet access, or cell phone service for that matter. I may take pictures, but we'll see how the weather is. I will probably be helping her in the garden all week :D:D
Hope you all have a blessed week and I will be back with you on Saturday!

Psalm 100
A psalm. For giving thanks.
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his [a] ;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I want to check you for ticks

My family and I were singing that Brad Paisley song on the way home from the lake today...I'm kind of worried I have a tick crawling around in my underwear or something...that would be just my luck! We decided to go find a lake to hang out at since it was free fishing day today! We ended up driving around the back roads of SD for like two hours trying to find a place suitable for our needs. This meaning that it had to be pretty secluded and also include a bathroom...not an easy combination to find! Plus everywhere we went had no beach left because of the flooding, so there was no glorious shoreline to walk around in the sand or lay on to take a nap...pooo...but it was still fun! I ate marshmallows till they came out my ears and waded out to put out our minnow catcher...a mouse had died in it so it was really gross! But I'm not a pansy-I live in SD! So I got muddy and it was delightful and now I smell like sunscreen :D
I like days like today.

Today's verse:
Psalm 99

1 The LORD reigns,
let the nations tremble;
he sits enthroned between the cherubim,
let the earth shake.

2 Great is the LORD in Zion;
he is exalted over all the nations.

3 Let them praise your great and awesome name—
he is holy.

4 The King is mighty, he loves justice—
you have established equity;
in Jacob you have done
what is just and right.

5 Exalt the LORD our God
and worship at his footstool;
he is holy.

6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests,
Samuel was among those who called on his name;
they called on the LORD
and he answered them.

7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud;
they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.

8 O LORD our God,
you answered them;
you were to Israel [a] a forgiving God,
though you punished their misdeeds. [b]

9 Exalt the LORD our God
and worship at his holy mountain,
for the LORD our God is holy.

Earrings- Old, found in a jewelry box
Ring- Pearl bracelet wrapped a couple of times
Dress- consignment shop
Belt- Thrift store
Heels- Payless