Friday, February 18, 2011

day 6 - a friends wardrobe

My 'girls day out' ended up as a sleepover. Ive come home exhausted, there was so much to do and so little time but soooooo joyous. I think this is the most inspired ive felt for a long time. Years.

Here is a glimpse of my last two days. Its not just me that is having a clear out, you see. 

Eleesa has been going through her wardrobe too so we ended up doing a clothing swap of sorts.
 Much friendlier than an op-shop drop dont you think?

 This lady above is Deb and one of my closest friends who happens to be THE vintage queen.
Now you need to know, she always seems to run a tucked away little shop somewhere
 effortlessly selling her wares. Her house is an Aladdin's Cave of hidden delights.

After a lovely morning spent sprucing up her kitchen together (just because we could), I was invited to play in Deb's wardrobe. Finally we were attempting the daunting, much anticipated and always talked of clear out of her famous but closely guarded secret closet. 
Cue Angus and Julia we entered the room. Chatter about styles and colours and textures and favourite clothes kept for years and the memories attached soon took over.
 Laughing at the ugly stuff, revelling in the sublime.
Ive come home tonight with a gifted bundle of wondrous fabrics and vintage styles to either take patterns from or have to wear for my very own. Including two beautiful raspberry coloured scarves. Why did I never buy one for myself before? I discovered I look amazing in this 'never worn by me' new colour.

The day was full to the brim of kids playing, music and cubbyhouses.

I like the details of my friends homes.

Little vignettes that look as though they happen by accident.

And some thought about, well placed art.

I may not like yellow but my friends seem to.


melissa said...

Sounds like you had fun, i always loved hand me downs as a kid and i still do!

Gaby said...

Ooh, I want to have a clothing swap with friends! It's such a great idea, and sounds like you scored :)

Tanya said...

It's been ages since I saw a crocheted cushion cover like that one.

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