I am the worst person in the world for remembering birthdays. If you happen to be friend or family, please don't take it personal. You'll should know me by now. I mention this because I completely forgot about my little nephews birthday until I had to throw my dogs in the dar and fly and hour home to my parents at the last minute. He's only 8. I had to be there and give him a huge hug.
Hadn't planned on it but because my family lives such a good drive away, I choose to stay over and visit with the famillia. While there, we remembered that that Downtown Torrance Street Fair was to take place on Sunday. My nephews camped out beside me Sat night and I woke them up early the next morn. The 3 of us fell asleep with Avatar on and awoke at 5 am to watch it some more.
On my non-existent budget I strolled the streets looking for small bits of treasure. Boy did I see plenty of jewelry to covet. I remained strong and didn't bring any home but I did find a few pics & postcards.
Sis didn't care for this photo above and didn't think there was anything special about it. Sis is also the one who could make a candy bar last for years in the fridge, allowing herself a nibble now and then. She is able to resist temptation better, in other words. I found this photo intriguing.
I was taken with the calm and pleased expression on her face. The crisp part in her hair, the details on her dress. She how she pulled her cross out and over her collar? She wanted to make sure that it was easily visible.
Sis did like this next image, the postcard. I like how someone took the time to carefully add all those tiny dots along the border.
I love the fact that it's stamped Wiesbaden because it's so much fun to say aloud and I do.
This house was so lovely and I was especially drawn to the iron fence.
My husband also liked it a whole bunch and commented about maybe someday we could have a fence just like it. Boy is he a dreamer. Will we ever be so lucky?
See where the wind caught the photo as I clutched in my hands and ripped it? Yipes.
This next photo is my fave out of the bunch. I love interior shots and this is a good one. I'm not sure if it shows the inside of the house above, but it did come with it. It is of the same size and appears to be on the same paper. There are no markings on either to confirm if the two photos are of the same home.
This next image especially gets my giddy because of all the wonderful textiles and portiers on display. Note the beautiful swirling border on this one below. I wonder what color it was? Red? Deep blue? Forest green. Hmmmm....
The curtain in the background looks as if it might be chenille. I wonder. The tassels are especially elaborate and double layered.
There is a 3rd curtain here with long pretty tassels. They remind of the type often discovered on 20s era shawls.
I'm lucky to have acquired a few of similar curtains over the years. Most of mine are probably from turn of the century or the Edwardian period. They can often be found on Ebay. Occasionally they are mislabeled as bedspreads. Once I found a pair at an estate sale that were thought to be tablecloths. This was late in the day and no one could figure out why the tassels were smaller on one end, or why they had such large tassels at all. I on the other hand took one look at them and knew. Needless to say, they came home with me.
Pretty little postcard with birdy.
This is going to be my last post for awhile. Our household is under quite a bit of stress these days. Y'know how when you feel stressed out even the tiniest things like a blog can weigh heavily on your shoulders? Even my beloved blog feels like a ton of bricks. I'll be closing up my Etsy shop too. Even if just for a few weeks. On top of everything else, I need to re-evaluate who, what, when and why I want to have an Etsy shop and blog.
Maybe all I need to do is reinvent myself. Revamp my blog. Revamp the shop. What I do know for a fact is that I need to focus on getting over this rough patch that we are right in the midst of.
Hopefully I will see you soon!