Yesterday's do-nothingness could be best summed up by these facts:
1.) I stayed in my slip all day. And my vintage candy-colored slip happened to match (in a way that the photography doesn't want to show off!) the cupcake that made up the majority of my food intake yesterday.
2.) I read A Very Long Engagement all afternoon, and finally managed to snap up one of Jenn's incredible bears. Again, I had that lottery-winning-feeling.
3.) Then, amazing mail! Amazing.
This Passenger Pigeon dress (which I have been coveting ever since I saw it in the shop) came from the lovely Erin at Sodafine:
The second image is mine, the first is snatched from the Passenger Pigeon website. The dress is just perfect...beautifully made, with a chartreuse silk lining. I'm going to wear this baby alot. Alot.
Some other lovely mail from the wonderful Mary, designer for Contrary, some of which were top-secret Christmasy things, but I also snapped up a couple of her antique spoon hooks (not just like the one shown, but similar) and also a new skeleton key necklace (again, not exactly like that one). I love Contrary. I mean, I think I'm a certifiable junkie at this point. There are not too many Etsy shops that I buy things from consistently and am really interested in, but Mary's is one of a tiny handful. Her things are just my speed.
Also in the mail, a little packet from Ms. Posie herself. And, I just have to say, the woman must be stopped! Her packaging skills put us all to shame...I mean, it's a couple (albeit, very adorable) vintage plastic deer, and take a look at this gorgeous packaging:
The woman is a freak. And I mean that in the sweetest and most loving way possible. Also, check out the little pink melamine bowl and peppermint striped mini-tray in the photo...both Target finds (!) from last night (the bowls are in that little "dollar store" section they have, and also come in mint, and the trays are from the holiday "napkin-y" area). Perfect for serving small things or for serving things to small people.
Last, I've been wanting to share this idea with you for a while, but I kept forgetting. This wee project is super easy and charming and SO useful:
Vintage buttons, simply hot-glued to regular old plastic thumbtacks (the longer kind, not the flat disc kind). The buttons need to have flat(ish) backs so that they'll bond evenly with the tack.
Voila! Perfect little adorable hooks for your necklaces, your potholders, your stockings (I used a whole line of red ones for my sweater-stockings!) etc. Or, for your inspiration board.
Make a whole batch of them in similar colors/shapes and package them up prettily for an easy and useful little Christmas gift. If you don't trust hot glue, you can use E600 or some industrial strength stuff, but I've found the hot glue bond between thumbtack and button to be surprisingly sturdy (even through repeated moves and repositionings).
Happy Tuesday, dears!