I'm particiapting in Follow Your Bliss's Vintage Christmas Stocking Swap! I sent off my stocking today all the way to sweet Sally in Australia! The stocking is full of goodies, but I don't want Sally to see them until her box arrives! Here's a preview:
A vintage tree topper angel is peeking out of the top of the stocking. I used a very nice April Cornell holly berry fabric for the main part of the stocking. And...
I made a holly leaves holiday corsage to embellish the stocking or for Sally to wear! Merry "early" Christmas!
This past saturday we went down to Richmond to my parents house. First, we stopped off at my father's office. He is moving his job home. He has been an architect since 1957. He still practices architecture, and is a powerhouse firm of one. He likes it that way. But he has decided that it would be more practical to move home and work there. He does all of his drawing on the computer now. He is cleaning out his office, and we benefitted by taking some wonderful furniture. I also dug some delightful vintage things out of his office that he said were trash. I beg to differ. Here's one example:
This paint fan deck is from 1965. Just look at these saturated colors! I wanted my bedroom painted the green that's in the middle of the deck, but my parents insisted on giving me a version that was a much much lighter shade. My current office/studio is pretty close to the shade of green in this picture.
To make room for my dad's new home office. my mother had to condense two closets into one. She dug out these dresses. They were mine. They are just awful!
I wore this lilac/puce number in a good friend's wedding back in 1982. It came with a hat!
This light blue pleated dress was what I wore to my prom back in 1978! I think I bought it at the mall at Casual Corner. Can you say Disco Queen? I remember dancing to the Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" in this little number! (The snowman in the background was rescued from a neighbor's trash. We'll have him all lit up for the holidays!)
OK, I showed you my bad prom and bridesmaid dresses...now it's your turn! XXOO, Beth