Enough with the monkey - Happy Saturday, and JUST fun stuff! I have looked forever for the plaid lunchbox I carried to Grade School, starting the day of this picture - my very first day in First Grade. Untouchable because of price, in most antique stores, my daughter gifted me with this new reproduction set from Aladdin this Christmas. She ROCKS! My parents sent the picture - they ROCK, too!
My dress matched the lunchbox...and now I wish I had the Saddle Oxfords, too! As for reference to running past monkeys in the last post? It (an ENORMOUS black spider monkey) hung in the trees of a farmhouse on my way to and from school. TERRIFIED me - probably why I stayed so skinny then, from all the running! Maybe I should try it now.
The new lunchbox set is adorable, with all the old graphics under the lid, but new, useful containers inside - and an improved, large thermos, with METAL inside - anyone remember breaking the glass insides of the old ones? Running from monkeys?! This will go with me on my travels this summer. I love it - I love my girl who thought to get it for me - I love my parents for sending me to school in style. Stupid monkey!
And some final pincushion/cage doll inspiration for you to go out and fancy up one of your own. This went to a friend two weeks ago - a California ocean loving, girl...this is the mermaid.
Handmade silk and silk velvet (yes, it's a real thing) roses - antique buttons, and vintage brass pieces, including a large clam shell and octopus. Satin and oceany tulle skirts and ribbons - she was sent with oodles of large seashells, a large dried starfish and three mercury glass type ornaments to fill her.
Hoping your weekend holds nothing but fun. Maybe some creative time - definitely no monkeys - some "ME" moments for YOU, and possibly a well deserved nap. XOXO