Thursday, June 24

thrifty thursdays...

hurrah! it is thrifty thursdays,
oh how i have missed my thrifty thursdays 'show and tell'
so without further a do i shall proceed...


well, truth be told dearest readers i felt a little guilty leaving my children to loiter,
but upon entering the thrift store my guilt slipped away
for that is the wonder of a thrift store...
it just becomes you,
your thoughts
and the your next peachy find.

i do believe yesterday,
i had my most peachiest frock find to date.
i found her rather neglected upon the racks of despair.
indeed it was her color i was instantly attracted to,
that 'perfectly perfect' sludgy, slightly icky, green.
and then to see that perfect green matched with blossoms and branches,
not to mention a mandarin collar...
well i think it comes as no surprise
when i say
i was overcome with dizziness and not the Mr Vertigo kind.
i did not bother to try her on,
her price tag being only $5 i was willing to take a chance...
if her fit was iffy
then i would 'choppity chop' her up to make cushions.

upon returning to the shed
i donned my new thrift store frock,
i gasped the gasp
could it be this little sweetie had potential,
perhaps a little loose and yes way too long,
but surely nothing Miss Ethel could not handle

after a few stolen moments here and there in my studio
i noted my thrift store frock began to shine...
and voila!
her pretty summery self shone forth.



she is thinking it is all adding up to Mr Summer doing a bit of loitering himself ~ Tif

35 comments:

sew obsessed said...

Oh what a beautiful dress.
Oh what a truly amazing find.

Tonia said...

The loveliest of summer finds - what a great dress!

Sharon said...

such a great find...and my favorite color too! love all the detail you added to "dottie-fy!" well done you!

Laura said...

oh it is so beautiful! i hope you don't mind my mentioning, but i'm a bit of a lurker to your blog. i can't recall what other wonderful blog brought me to yours, but i so enjoy it. you are quite witty and have the loveliest photos and finds...
blessings
~*~

3 sous un parapluie said...

Nice green !

Angela (Posy Moe) said...

Oh, I love it! It's easy to see why you had to have her. And I love the way you've Dottie'd her up. Pretty, pretty.

Christina said...

I love that you found something so cute. I live for those "great find" days!

Christina

Christina said...

That is so cool that you found that! I live for those "great find" days!!!!

Christina

Claudia Horner said...

yummy yummy dress -- I'd have swept her away myself!

Sharon R said...

Why that dress is charm personified!

Vicki K. said...

That dress looks like yesterday felt. Hope we have more days like it so you can luxuriate in your new frock. Like, like, like.

swedishouse said...

Lol!
What a lovely dress...
LOVE PEACE enJOY!
Julie x
BTW I love your blog

Lindsay Jewell said...

It's beautiful! Well done. :)

Amanda said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the colour so much. Well done you! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

1 Funky Woman said...

Absolutely darling! Was that all you found?

Ann said...

I LOVE that fabric! Its such a pretty dress and you've turned it into a perfect summer frock! Glad you didn't cut it up.... I work in a charity shop (you call them thrift stores) on Wednesdays and sold a perfectly lovely vintage Laura Ashley dress yesterday.... the buyer said she would make cushions if it didn't fit!!! I do hope it fitted!!

Tonya said...

I love this dress... so cute. What a great find.

angelina said...

oh dear. that is splendid.

Roxanne said...

I can never find adorable dresses like this at the regular thrift. The color is so serene! Glad Ms. Ethel could make her perfect!

Angie D said...

How precious! You lucky girl ;)

I guess great things happen when Mr. Summer meets Miss Ethel! Yay :)

Leah said...

So worth leaving the children!

mamas collection said...

Oh My! A dottie angel frock supreme, as I live and breathe!! And won't your clogs be happy with this!

Kim said...

I wish I could go thrift store shopping with you. I am usually not so lucky. Love the frock!

Meg said...

swoon! ohh it is so so darling. the lace detailing you added is the perfect finishing touch. how do you always seem to find the prettiest things thrifting?

Patricia said...

Ooooooh just love that fabric Tif. The green is beautiful. The dress is feminine, but has an air of sophistication/elegance at the same time because of the..... background colour, the mandarin collar, and a lovely simple shape.
What a great buy!!!

Nina said...

Very pretty! It's so unfait that we don't have thrift stores like that over here..

follyandglee said...

this chartreuse and raspberry combination is just looking better and better now you've created this. do shout if miss ethel ever fancies a holiday where she might make me such a lovely?

Thea said...

That is a lovely find. Enjoy :)

shumaila said...

This frock goes so well with your personality & taste. At first I thought you made yourself a new one. But then after reading the post I realized you found it in a thrift store.

planettreasures said...

What a great find.
It's funny how sometimes there is absolutely nothing at the thrift shop, but you keep going and then "bingo" one day there is the most perfect find!
Happy thrifting!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I love it! What a happy find!

La Dolce Vita said...

just lovely and so YOU!

christinaalessi said...

Sigh... I wish I could sew.
What a lovely dress!

Michele said...

wow, she is a beaut!

Jessica said...

We are color soul mates.I never met anything that shade of green that I did not want with every fiber of my being. I am so jealous!