excuse the less-than amazing mirror photo, but i was just so excited to show you that vintage dreams can come TRUE! yes, that dress i’m wearing is the exact same one as a dress i swooned over when i showed you snippets from the early-70s sears catalog! during one of my many etsy vintage expeditions to round up my ‘as seen on etsy’ posts i stumbled upon this dress and just about fell off the sofa. now it’s mine and i love it very, very, much.
meet barbara. i actually met her a couple of weeks back but she charmed me so i must include her. she’s a lovely gal who lives in a lovely home her chicken-mum dani made. i really liked the way she gave me a number of poses while i took her picture and then she retired to her quarters and started telling the other chooks off for not coming to bed early too! even hens need their beauty sleep, right barbara?
i’m starting to feel like there are flowers all through my 7by7 posts. maybe i’ll have to include “gratuitous flower shot” warnings! i just really like flowers, and i want to share the pretty flowers i find with you. aren’t these wisteria spectacular? there was a whole shower of them along the fence. it was like a big purple cloud was hovering there.
other people’s inspiration boards are always fascinating aren’t they? this is a peek at peta pledger’s pin board. you know she has some insane bargains available during her frocktober special. check it out because her clothes are beautifully made! i’m so excited to be working with her on a very cool dress of my own right now.
there is really no way to segue into this photo. perhaps just an explanation? one date night a while ago the boy and i were killing time at the mall waiting for the movie to start. we played skeeball and people watched and then decided to try our luck with the bouncy-ball gumball machine. there was loads of different kinds of balls but i saw one single faceted ball like this on the top of the pile and thought it was awesome. “i hope we get a faceted one…. but i only see that one on top” i said as i put our $2 in and turned the crank and out came…. this faceted ball. i was pretty excited. now it hangs around the house and every now and then will surface and enchant me once again. isn’t it cool? it looks like its a gem from some mystical temple or something. but bouncy!
we’ve had deliciously warm days here earlier in the week and i’m so happy to be able to toss together delicious impromptu salads. this refreshing concoction accompanied some chilli, rice and sweet corn and it was goooooood. are you digging that 50′s bowl? that was my grandma rowie’s and many a fine waldorf salad was served in it’s groovy atomic curves.
and one final gratuitous flower shot to end the week. i can’t walk by a daisy bush without taking one. this one made it home and demanded i take pictures of its gloriously sunny self. i love that yellow in the centre!
on that note, have a sunny and glorious weekend and i’ll see you back here next week with more details on my online yard sale that you should join in with too. and stop by be a fun mum to see an interview with me about my house & decorating.