Every morning. He greets me with a mocha and says, “Good morning Beautiful.” Which is as romantic as it is ridiculous. You’re never going to get the “just awake” photo from me, (vanity vanity) but trust me: I don’t match the description!
And it seems like such a small thing. But I can’t think without my coffee, and he knows. Waking me up has become his ritual — and it’s stunning to me, that after 24 years, he’s still bringing me coffee — still calling me beautiful. Still making me feel beautiful.
These small moments, these faithfully held traditions hold us together in ways that mark us, MAKE us “us”.
What holds you together? What is your romantic glue?
So, last week was my birthday. And I carved out just a bit of time to make up this skirt for Barbara Kellie. (It’s reversible and has vintage rid rack as trim.)And then… I started spinning the “Youth Director” plate. Hard.
After months of painting, I am *thisclose* to finishing our enormous youth room. I have one more coat of chalkboard paint to apply on one wall and a wee bit of touch-up… and it’s on to the fun stuff: decorating!
I’m really excited for the kids to have a great new hang-out spot at church. Even more excited to get back into the studio and blogging.
I’ve been dyeing slips when I can and sorting vintage fabric for new lingerie bags. And I’m thinking with the next shop update there might even be some vintage! (Ps, if you want dryer sachets, they’re back in stock right now!)
Very soon, I’m moving on to spinning Mireio’s plate. Can’t wait!! But first I must paint. And stop rhyming. *wink*
Barbara Kellie came for a visit last weekend and since then I’ve been on a pinning spree! She’s an utter delight: more interested in doing than talking. We rolled pie dough — apparently she’s an old hand at that. And we played piano together; her first lesson, she’s already figured out hammer mechanisms. (We have an old player piano that has a sliding glass window into the piano–lots of fun to press keys and see what happens!) And she tore down block buildings faster than cousin Geo could make them! Busy!!
So, I’m looking to make something that will let her be busy and express her personality. She’s a pretty serious toddler — play is her business. Which means I have my work cut out for me.
Pinterest to the rescue, eh? I’m leaning toward a simple skirt with a hand painted top –but who knows where my tiny little muse will lead me. There are so many amazing tutorials and kids’ fashion ideas to be found. It’s hard to know where to start. Here are a few of my favorites. (for more ideas, you can follow me on Pinterest) Continue reading →
Gorgeous Periwinkle Vintage Slip (M) at Mireio
I’ve added a some new slips and camisoles to Mireio. Lately, I’ve been enchanted by the blues of this month. Soft amethysts and periwinkles and indigoes –they speak to me. And they’re such soothing colors after the reign of red and pink of the past few weeks.
I’m hoping to add more camisoles soon, simply because they’re so versatile. Layer them with cardigans and jeans and any day can turn into a date night! They’re just so romantic.
Vintage slips really are versatile pieces to add to your wardrobe. They’re fabulous for a romantic getaway, easily tossed into an overnight bag. But they make terrific day pieces, everyday romance pieces too! Jennifer Valentine, of Sacred Cake, wears hers with leggings and a cute thrifted jacket!
Lovely in amethyst: the color of February: a stunning vintage slip with a handmade peony pin.
Speaking of everyday romance, I love this video done by UC Berkeley on the secrets to lasting love. “Consider every day an anniversary day.” I couldn’t agree more! A little romance each day really can lead to lasting love!