Monday, January 31, 2011

Stevie Nicks Lounging

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Feel Pretty

Not So Matchy-Matchy

I love the mix of greens on this dresser by artist Roy McMakin (a name that seems a little to "pat" for an artist lol).

I found it via DIY: Painted Dresser Drawers, which states what we are already thinking -- that we should be doing this ourselves. Like to that beat-up old pressboard chest of drawers in the kids' room.

Moth-Lemur? Whatever It Is, I Love It!

Oil on panel by Martin Wittfooth; via John Coulthart.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Now I Like Meryl More

She wears her clothes more than once; via Suicide Blonde.

You In Your Kerchief

Me in my antique crochet cap. I just love these!


Now this is how you do bangs.

Via Jelly Owl.

Flirty Retro 80s Layered Lace Gauze Dress

Light as air, with black lace accents -- seller has multiple pieces!

Vintage Embroidered Eyelet Wiggle Dress



Art by Helen Pynor.

Flapper & Chihuahua

Via J Corona.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Fever Indicating Baby Clothes Due Next Year

The R & D team for Spanish apparel firm Ramon Espi states that next winter they'll be bringing to market special thermochromic clothing for infants and toddlers.

The 100% combed cotton body suits will have chromic sensors in the neck areas which will change color when the child has a fever, alerting parents and care-givers. Once the temperature returns to normal, the sensor pigment will return to the original color.

The technologically advanced baby togs will be available at stores and at

Betty Grable Lounges In The Alley

The Tin Pan Alley.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I'd Put A Sock In It, Bub

Colossal shows us this ceramic face mug with a place to stick your doughnut, etc. I say, give it to that gabby girl or guy at the office who most annoys you -- with a sock in the mouth. I think that sends a clear enough message. ...I also wonder if you can stick pie in this pie-hole. Mmmm pie.

A Weirder Shade Of Pale

Tina Patni for Amato Haute Couture via Chateau Thombeau.

Embossed Cupcakes

Pretty embossed cupcakes by The Perfect Dozen Cupcakery; found via this post at Creative Fat Grrl.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rita Hayworth, Little Red Knit Gloves

Romancing The Handbag

I love the look and weight of the chain -- contrasting the dramatic but delicate black lace print on red of this handbag. Lovely touch of velvet ribbon to add more depth too.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Umbrella To Chase Away Grey Days

How cheery is this vintage costume jewelry piece? Sunny yellow umbrella with black spots and a happy green lovebird to make it extra tweet!

Merging The Past Into A Modern Handbag

This Marc Jacobs handbag is in that vintage 1930s-1940s shade of green I adore -- but more mod in design, right down to the retro metallic gold trim, making it more modern and fresh.

Garbo Lounges

Eclectic End Tables

Arms & Barnes antique cast iron muffin tin turned into an end table; via Inherited values antiques and collectibles site.

Love Black Lace? Heel, Yes!

Playful pin-up style peep toe pumps: black lace over red fabric with slick patent leather detail on heel. Ameila by Guess, now on sale for only $34.98. (Sale found via my Sale Mail alerts from Shop It To Me.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Leg Lover?

Vases from Alex Garnett:
Look at one of this pair of vases and you may find the flowing, organic form intriguing; put two together and you quickly discover their true origin: a healthy pair of footballer's knees! Sold as a pair.

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Kittens Are So Cute, You Just Have To Carry One Around With You

Liz & I are on agreement about this.


Pearl by Bao Pham; click here for extras.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Slip Of A Girl News, Body Image & Whatnot (Cross-Post)

I know I've been rather silent here lately, but I've got my reasons...

As many of you know, my children and I are survivors of domestic violence. (That would be the former spouse, not the hubby I reference here.) And as such, I have a small group of fellow survivors that I've been fortunate enough to find on the Internet and we help support one another.

Lately we've been talking... Committing ourselves to better self-care.

And we thought we might share our progress with others with a new blog: More Than Surviving, Thriving.

As one of my cohorts, Miss Fussypants, says:
we’ve long been talking about sharing a place to talk in public about this under-exposed societal disease which threatens the lives of women and children — even after they are separated from their abuser. Naturally, there are plenty of official sites and legitimate organizations covering the issue, and I wouldn’t knock them for nothin’, but we felt there was something missing… Something that would be as beneficial to the public at large as it would be for us, the private at smalls, I guess.
And so, uncomfortably, we've begun the blog and I heartily welcome you all to visit.

You needn't be a survivor of such things; you needn't be suffering from any of the issues we are to learn a thing or two either. At least that's our hope.

Maybe you'd just like to understand your friend or family member better as she goes through her own processes with recovery from abuse, her own struggles with weight loss or divorce, her own issues of self esteem becoming divorced, a single mother, etc. Or maybe you'd just like to learn a little more about domestic violence and its devastating results past the newspaper headlines and the studies... Maybe you'd just like to support me in this anything-but-glamorous pursuit. Whatever the reason, I'd love to see you there. *smile*

PS In case you missed the link in this post, my first post at this new blog is about how slips saved my life.

Image via Miss Fussypants blog; Photo by Rust2d; also at DeviantArt.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Art Imitating Life & Vice Versa: A Progression

A progression combining several of my favorite things: art, nails and gloves...

A Man Ray photo of hands painted by Picasso to look like gloves:

Which inspired Schiaparelli's gloves:

Which in turn inspired similar gloves by Dominic Jones:

PS Also gloves by Anna-Sara Davik.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011