Happy Friday, my friends! I am excited, as I just found out I should be able to book my first vaccine shot this Sunday. Now that's a great way to end my week.
I wore this dress for the first time today and every person I spoke to admired it.
- Dress - Sig Zane, consignment; purchased here for $40.00
- Boots - Rockport, thrifted; last worn here (Flashback there too) in October 2020 with brown corduroy
- Raincoat (below) - Avoca, consignment; last seen here in February 2020
I'm wearing a full vintage slip under this and I have nylons on, plus the boots kept my legs warm. It's still a bit chilly here (mid-teens), but I was comfortable being sleeveless in the office.
It wrinkled quite a lot, as it is nearly half linen. I don't mind - the colour hid it pretty well. It also picked up cat hair, but that's easily dealt with.
Outerwear - although it sprinkled rain all morning, it was warmer out.
- Leather belt - thrifted here for $5.00, first wearing
- Silver cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop, London
- Wooden ring - Dot's
- Silver/amber pendant and chain - vintage mall, gift from L
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Silver/aventurine ring - thrifted
- Earrings - vintage, vintage fair
I Painted the Deck!
You might have noticed that I haven't posted about the changes/updates to our living space that I mused about after Christmas. It's not that I haven't done anything (which mostly I haven't), but that I want to post it all from start to end, when I'm done. I'm not fast at doing this sort of stuff. I have to live with changes, then take action. It's how I roll.
But when I decide to DO something, I do it. And I get it done.
Like so! I have insulated our deck! Behold!
Look at this amazing job!
When I finished insulating, I got out our painting tray. L and I had cleaned out some of the stuff from our laundry room, ready for the plumber to replace our hot water tank on Tuesday, and when we pulled this down, I noticed how much leftover paint we had from when we did our main space many years ago. I shook a few of the cans - yup, still liquid! I figured I'd have a good shot at having enough to paint the inside of our deck.
I've shown our deck before, a full year ago here in April 2020 (I told you, I don't do things quickly) when I first set up my reading area, and here (scroll down a bit), a few weeks after that, when I created my art corner. It was all mostly unused space before that, aside from junk storage and a corner table and chairs.
This is my art corner area. The ugly chalky green on the left is what's going away for good. Can you believe our entire house was that colour when we first moved in? It's a matte finish, so showed every fingerprint, and was starting to flake off in places.
At one point, I heard a squawk and found a furious Vizzini, hiding under a blanket that was draped over his post.
"You must stop all this disruption at once, Woman!"
He raced off, yowled, coughed up a hairball, then sat and glared at me from a distance.
I edged twice, and did three coats of paint with a roller - that green was pernicious! But look how bright and sunny it is now!
This is looking past Vizzini's post to our corner table and chairs. I have plans for this area: a new square corner table, some comfier seating with pillows and throws, plus rugs on the tile. I really want to make it cozy.
And this is my art area, aka Vizzini's afternoon nap chair. I move the stool currently in the reading area over here, and do my Zentangles - my supplies live inside the stool.
Vizzini, everything is back in its place now, you can come out.
"Are you sure?"
I would not kid on such an important matter, little bud.
And now, my friends, I'm off to enjoy my weekend and wish you all good times, laughs and relaxation. I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure (an Event!). Thanks so much for dropping by.