Showing posts from January, 2013

Baby doll mugshots and On With The Show

February 1st marks the start of the We Work For Cheese 30M2D Writing Challenge in which Nicky, Supreme Goddess of the Internet and others (including me, one of the lesser minions) embark on a cheesy challenge. Before the challenge begins and the blog hopping starts, I am posting Friday's frock ~ The sweater coat is a recent thrift shop find and it picks up the color in the skirt to a "T."   All three pieces - sweater, shirt and skirt are thrifted.   This round of baby doll inmates from include the mugshot of this cutie.  I lost her description and bid price on my watch list - I don't know if anyone adopted her. American Character Tiny Tears from the 1960s, no bidders at the posted price of $5. Vintage Ideal sleep baby doll, currently bidding at $6.95. My very own cutie - my daughter - wishing her a Happy Birthday!

Blogging from A to Z Challenge signups - April 2013

Signups have started for the A to Z Writing Challenge! The brainchild of  Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out , the A to Z Challenges to post the letter of the alphabet every day during the month of April, with Sundays off for good behavior. W e will start with A on Monday April 1st. Whether you go with a theme or freestyle, your post must match the letter of the alphabet for that day. Here is the link for signups and more information:   A to Z

Pink Saturday - PS26

I have a slew of pink images for you to link up with Beverly's howsweetthesound . ÚBOK, Žena a Moda, April 1969 Audrey Hepburn Costume sketch by Edith Head by Marge Champion for ‘Mr Music’, 1950 1950s Pink Royal Typewriter  ~ JoeVintage Ann-Margret, 1962 And seal it with a kiss!

The San Francisco 49ers are going to the Superbowl!

Upcoming challenges and hops: February 2013:  We Work for Cheese 30 Days Minus 2 Writing Challenge  weworkforcheese . February 14, 2013:  Vampire Bite blog hop at  preciousmonsters .  No content warning before entry but the blog author does caution:  Jolie Du Pre is an erotica author. Therefore, some other erotica authors might be drawn to this hop. For that reason, if you have a problem with erotica or if you're under the age of 18, you probably shouldn't be joining this hop. Blog about vampires. You decide. (Except see No. 4 and 5.) Some ideas? Your new vampire book release Twilight Why you love vampires Why you hate vampires   Sexiest vampires Vampire movies Best vampire characters Interview with a vampire novelist Real-life vampire stories Vampire survival tips Your vampire short story or flash fiction April 2013:  A to Z Writing Challenge . #atozchallenge Any fun hops or challenges you would recommend?

Grow Your Blog - hop and Friday's Frock

Vicki at  2 bags full  is hosting: One of the "rules of the road" for this hop:   1.  You must have a dedicated blog post that relates to the Grow Your Blog party-- Introduce yourself and let the readers know a little bit about you and your blog. You might want to include a photo of yourself -- its not a requirement -- just a thought.   Please visit my "Moi" page for more about me. I have decided I post waaayyy too many pictures of myself, so my stand-in is Platinum-haired Mod doll, a inmate that recently sold for $8.40.  Who am I kidding?  Today is Friday's Frock!   Worthington long sleeved collared shirt and Mui Mui skirt (previous thrift shop finds) Pearls, full-length cashmere coat and Joan & David pumps (retail) And some Friday funnies ~ What I am listening to ~ Greetings to all of the GYB hoppers!  I will have a giveaway the first week of February.

Once a musician, always a musician?

I listen to CDs on my commute to work.  Having been a violinist, it pains me somewhat to hear that instrument being played and not be able to perform myself.  Granted, we all have to give things up with only so many hours in the day.  I miss the violin - the weight of it against my chin, the tone of the instrument.  What caused this angst?  Listening to the violinist Joshua Bell performing songs by Gershwin. Is there some activity or pursuit you've had to give up or put aside for the time being?

Sundays in my City and 30M2D Writing Challenge Rules and Topics

I have been in a clothes-buying mood.  After I went through my wardrobe and ruthlessly culled all of the marginal pieces - those I hadn't worn in the past year - I just HAD to replenish. Last day of the work week, I went to the Sacramento Goodwill on 16th Street.  There were racks and racks of the 99 cent clothes.  Every once in awhile, a quality piece will surface.  I purchased the Briggs slacks and a full-length Allison Taylor silk skirt. The best spot for clothes of the Amador County thrift shops is Amador Hospice, not only are they open on Sunday, the clothes are priced at thrift shop levels.  This J.R. Roppers camel-colored dress length sweater was $5.50.  A good sign that it had never been worn, the extra button was still attached to the tag.  The mustard colored long sleeved collared Worthington shirt was $2.50. I literally gasp when I find high-end labels at the thrift shops.  I could not ask for a better fit in this True Religion brand jeans ($5.50), I know t

Friday's Frock and Baby doll mugshots

I linked into Visible Monday this week - my heart is more into Friday's Frock.  Fridays, for me, are for dressing up.  There was a January 3rd WSJ article  about dressing up on Friday, a backlash of sorts to casual Friday. I had one of those mornings I must have changed my entire outfit at least five times.  The frock finally came together with this entirely thrifted ensemble of a Jones New York jacket, Daniel Bishop paisley cashmere sweater, Rafaella cream colored collared short sleeve shirt, and a Perry Ellis dark brown skirt. I continue to be fascinated by the baby doll inmates that appear on This Iowa City vintage comp baby doll is bidding at $5. Kewpie, in her handmade knitted hat and clothes, hails from Omaha, Nebraska, bidding at $6. This little gal has led a rough life.  She is actually offered up for bid with another roughed-up dolly, both from Reading, PA, bidding at $8.   Blog hopping with  ladiesholiday

Beginnings Blogfest and Welcoming Home the 49th

L.G. of  invites: Do you want to share the events that inspired you to start blogging?  Perhaps you'd like to recall that first awkward blog entry where you tried to introduce yourself to the blogging world. Or maybe you'd like to write about what inspired you to embark on your career path.  When did the passion for this career choice begin, and how did you go about making it a reality? You could even start at your real beginning and talk a little about where you were born and what the times were like. Or, if you'd rather not talk about yourself, you can write about the origins of a favorite book, movie, artistic movement, or pretty much anything else.  After all, I'd feel bad asking you to adhere to any strict guidelines since I'm asking you to write something original. That being said, if you've already written a post on the subject and you'd rather share that, feel free!  Sometimes posts are received better the second time a

Visible Monday and the upcoming Traveling Yellow Skirt Freak Show

Showcasing today's frock on Visible Monday hosted by  notdeadyetstyle .  It is a subdued Monday for me. Jones New York Navy Blue Jacket Banana Republic Platinum Shirt Koret paisley print skirt (all previous thrift shop finds) The weekend's thrift shop finds were this professionally framed print of vase full of flowers ($6.50).  I thought it was headed for my office at work, but it landed in one of the rooms in the house. A NWT platinum Banana Republic short-sleeved collared shirt ($4.50) AND finally some cashmere, a Charter Club long sleeved pullover ($4.50).   This Fio lime green sweater ($4.50) and Insane Clown Posse belt (50 cents) are in preparation for the Traveling Yellow Skirt Freak Show instituted by  bagandaberet .  While I am not a fan of ICP's music, I think they've chosen a great name.   H O W    I T    W O R K S Request the skirt by email to the current skirt-holder, who will announce its next stop. If you li