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Vintage Hat Friday! And lotsa house kit pics this weekend!

Vintage Hat Friday is almost over!
And modern house kit enthusiasts I have good news- the Amish have installed the cladding, the last large doors on the south side, so tomorrow I will be taking LOTS of house kit pictures now that the exterior is finished!!!!

Copeland : Swing On Sally
My friend Leah (who is now a naturopath in Portland) and I were in our teens, shopping at the local thrift store (Fan Thrift) when we spied a PAIR of dresses with matching jackets for two dollars! Back then we thought that was expensive but could not resist getting matching vintage outfits- which, years later, we wore swing dancing, then to cocktail parties...

The hat is another local find, and the gloves were purchased at an estate sale.
The cocktail shaker is a family item from the 1920s, I mean, hey, it's Friday and five o'clock
somewhere, right?

So c'mon out and Vote Fer Me, Swing On Sally!

Amy: Navy Nightingale

This hat was purchased on the very last day of an estate sale, haggled for and acquired in a moment of “well, it’s a hat. I’m sure I can use it…for Vintage Hat Friday!” It came with a lovely rhinestone brooch attached, and while I thought in the dim interior lighting it was black, it turned out to be Navy Blue.

Well now. I have plenty of uses for a black hat, but only one for navy. This dress. It’s a lovely wrap dress I purchased from my hometown CHKD thrift store in high school. It is elegant, slimming, and a disaster on a windy day *ahem* Ah, those wrap dresses. I don’t know how women wore these out of the house and maintained their dignity, but I know I chickened out and brought a suit to wear out the door today so I would not suffer misfortune at the hands of a capricious cross-breeze.




At 2/20/09, 10:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amy looks wonderful today! What a classy girl.

At 2/20/09, 11:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said... the entire flippin outfit! the hat rocks, but the gloves and the dog w/his mouth wide open...u rock!
my vote goes to you Copeland a/k/a Nurse Ratchet LOL

At 2/20/09, 11:45 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

this week goes to amy, sigh, Cope, we need to bring up your game

At 2/20/09, 1:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Copeland, you have your normal funk going on, which has it's appeal...but like some many other V.H.F.'s, I'm a classicist at heart, so Amie wins the day!

PS - You really need to install a voting would make this whole voting thing easier!!!

At 2/20/09, 1:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

An exNavy vote for Amy.

At 2/20/09, 2:42 PM , Blogger George said...

Forgive me Copeland, but my vote goes to Amy again this week. She's on a roll, and I can't seem to get the image of a windblown Amy, a la Marliyn Monroe in The 7 Year Itch out of my mind. I think she may have minipulated me with her text again, She is a sly one!

At 2/20/09, 2:44 PM , Blogger Megan said...

Brooches make me giggle. It's a very silly word. I'm with Amy on this one.

At 2/20/09, 3:32 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

Drat you all!!!!
Er except for Tara. : )

At 2/20/09, 4:15 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

copelands :)

At 2/20/09, 4:25 PM , Blogger George said...

Why is Khan yawning?

At 2/20/09, 4:25 PM , Blogger George said...

Why is Khan yawning?

At 2/20/09, 5:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amy has the class and gets my vote!

At 2/20/09, 5:34 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I'm going with Amy this time - very Navy girl ^.^

At 2/20/09, 7:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My vote to Amy! How you be so classy?


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