Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Yesterday my daughter and her friend and I headed out-of-state for a little
thrifting jaunt. It was fun to go altogether. My daughter did Quality Control
on items I put in the "maybe" pile, while her friend guessed at places of
origin - to her, everything looked "Guatemalan," or "Nordic," or "Old South,"
and she was right!
Eventually, though, they sunk to the floor, leaned against some boxes warmed
by the sun coming through the windows, and fell asleep, leaving me alone to my
love of digging through piles and piles of wonderful vintage clothing!
I spent this morning sorting it all out...
things that need mending, things that need shortening...
things that just need a quick wash'n'press
things that are cute!
things that need hangers.
the piles got bigger and bigger...
and I DEF had Valentine's Day on my mind as I
these will all be listed in the next couple
weeks, so watch for shop updates
in all, a good day and a good haul!
Monday, December 28, 2009
This is one of my favorite weeks of the year - the time between Christmas and New Years. It's my longest work vacation of the year and really gives me time to rest and recharge...to reflect back and think ahead. To plan
and be inspired for the year ahead. These photos look like what I'm thinking/feeling this week...I hope you enjoy them as much as I do...
Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
here's a preview of everything that will be listed tomorrow
(Saturday) night...it was great to finally be able to shoot again, even though I
don't really have the studio set up yet...it's going to take some creative
arranging to fit! but I'm happy to be on my way again :-)
check them out tomorrow night at
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
and this is so dreamy and sort of haunting...
and love the cat power song...
photos from LoefflerRandall.com, an online shop
with trendy elegant chic pieces...and a new blog
xoxo bettye <- a little too addicted to blog
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
....not BUYING, just...browsing. dreaming. coveting.
I saw this today...
sigh. that is GORGEOUS. look at those two french doors that open onto the
little juliet (read: FAKE) balcony! so charming! of course, I'd need a big
screen mucking it up to keep the cats from diving to their deaths below, but...
i love the built-on furniture pieces that hide the radiators...
and look at these windows...
GREAT. BIG. SIGH.
I love a big window. I'm a sucker for a big window. I will put up with a lot of
other crap to have A Big Window. A window you can stand in. I dream of taking
pictures of people standing in My Big Window.
Now, in reality, I could actually conceivably HAVE something like THIS...
It's in my price range, near Prospect Park, says "cats okay purr, dogs okay
woof," and I have two purrs and a woof. It has respectably-sized windows. You
couldn't STAND in them, but someone with a skinny butt could fit one cheek on
the sill, I think, and SIT in the window. I like the decorative moldings on the
wall, the rooms are nicely-shaped, and the bathroom is pleasant, with an
original vintage (read: deep and ceramic) tub. I think I will inquire.
Someday I will have bigger windows. For now I just need to find somewhere
safe and cute that will take me and my two purrs and woof.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
so many things have been going on around here,
it's been a little while since I've added all new items to the shop...but here's
a whole new lot of lovely vintage items for you! we're just about finishing up
our spring/summer stock, and will be starting to show fall items in just a
couple weeks (can you imagine??).
and for any of you local ladies, we're going to be having an in-home SALE on
August 15th - of vintage and contemporary clothing, STUFF, books, STUFF, small
furniture, and STUFF! yep, it looks like Dragonfly is finally going to be MOVING
TO BROOKLYN!!! (there should be a special font for things that are SUPER
EXCITING - like it could vibrate or something). As we start getting nearer the
date and I have things organized a bit, I'll post some photos so we can see what
we've got...maybe it's worth a trip...??
but i digress. back to the shop update! this first batch went up last night, the
second batch will be going up tonight, so stay tuned to
these next items will be posted
by midnight (est) tonight....