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This and That……

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September always means the beginning of fall for me – even though it is still rather toasty here on the East Coast.  August was spent in a whirl-wind of prepping my daughter for her college adventure.  I was very brave when the time came to say goodbye – but gosh I really miss her!  Luckily I have had plenty to keep me busy.  I’ve completed the next two tutorials for A Gilded Life, using the materials from their August Gilded Girl Stash Society Box.

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I envision the scarf being a staple of my fall wardrobe.  I just love the contrast of the linen and gauzy lace.

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The necklace was inspired after a conversation with my friend Cindy, and is one of the 3 projects being considered for a public tutorial by A Gilded Life.  You can vote for your favorite project here, and enter for a chance to win one of their glorious stash society boxes!  Debbie and  Shea really do have the most lovely materials to work with!

And now – just for those of you enamored with vintage clothing, here’s a full length view of the magnificent  deco french opera coat from the necklace picture!20130825_094220

Isn’t it magnificent?  A gift from my mother for my birthday this year, along with these beauties……20130619_181559

Amazing, right?  The shoes belonged to my grandma – vintage 1940′s peep-toe platforms, and I absolutely adore them! Lucky me that they are a perfect fit!  It’s so nice to have a mother who feed my vintage clothing obsession. (speaking of which – I’ve been doing the same with my own daughter, who prefers vintage to current styles hands down!!).

 

3 comments to This and That……

  • Kim

    WOW! you have been truly blessed with such lovelies!

  • Kristina

    Your projects are gorgeous! I voted for you. And I love the coat and shoes — how special to love on something your grandmother wore. She must have been quite stylish.

  • Sue, I love seeing what you are doing, your incredible talent and creativity. Being on the design team of A Gilded Life…wow. One of your best talents, though, is having a daughter who shares your love of vintage clothes.

    Katie is getting dressed next June in a sleeveless 1940′a white satin dress, cut on the bias, with a short train. At the reception, she is wearing a short 1950′s satin waisted white dress. They fit her like a glove and the prices, though not our everyday prices, were a fraction of the current dresses. They are ‘her” and fit her like a glove!

    I am doing a lot of volunteering with art and craft things at a home for women who were international victims of torture and at a care center.It feels good to “give back” again.

    Wish I could get going in blogging!!!

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