Monday, July 25, 2016

"Summer Dress"

For the last few months I have been on the search for a vintage summer dress. I know I can purchase them on Ebay but I prefer to try something on before I purchase it. Chuck and I even drove an hour away to check a vintage clothing store. There were plenty of dresses but of course the ones I liked was rather expensive. Today I popped into Value Village and came across this dress. Not 1970's vintage but older none the less. I usually don't wear sleeveless dresses but I will do as Kim suggested and wear a light sweater with it.
I also found another denim skirt! I have this exact skirt but it is very worn as I wear it quite often. The slits are on the side so it is very comfortable and easy to walk in. This one is like new. I found one (another style) last Monday when Kim was here for the day too so I now have 5 denim skirts. I think that should do it!
Busy in the backyard with all the heat and humidity.
The mourning dove had just had a bath and was relaxing.
One of the Butterscotch's stopped by for a visit. Can you see behind her our poor maple is losing it's leaves? It looks like it is the middle of October. We are in a severe drought in our area.
Terrible shot but the cedar waxwings paid a quick visit to the birdbaths last evening.
I was awakened at 4:30 this morning by the thunder and lightening. I grabbed the camera and went outside. I couldn't see the actual forks of lightening, more so the sky just lit up. We have received some much needed rain but it isn't anywhere near the amount we need.

I have started packing! The dining room and guest room are now packed up in boxes. Our closing is three weeks today. Yikes! I know it will come up fast.

Well, I must go check outside to see if the heavy rain flattened any flowers.
Take care and have a good week!
Robin

10 comments:

  1. I love the dress you found, and the denim skirt. Dresses and skirts are my favorite! So glad you got some rain. I think it was last summer that we needed rain so bad that the Poplar leaves turned yellow and fell in July. A little too much rain is better than none. Hope you get more soon.

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    1. Thanks Henny, I am quite pleased with them too! As I type this Chuck is outside raking leaves. This is crazy, should not be raking leaves in July! Send some rain up our way if you have any to spare!

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  2. Those were great finds, congrats on them both!

    I think I'll come and fight the birds for the water in your bird baths. :-D

    I wish we'd had the rain you had, we don't seem to have gotten more than a mm or so. I'll see what our weather guy says on the news! Right now we're cooking. Who needs a sauna? Honestly, as much as I loathe the long, cold, miserable winters, I would take a good cold front right now.

    Take care, stay cool!

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    1. Thanks Kim! Thrift store shopping is so hit and miss isn't it?
      I was raking the leaves before supper and goodness it was muggy! I felt like sticking my head in one of the bird baths.
      For once the rain did not head north and go right around us. We all still need a lot more.
      Have a good evening!

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  3. I like the dress and skirt you found. It really is hit and miss. You just never know what (if anything) you'll find. I plan on going thrifting tomorrow.
    Glad you got some rain but I can imagine most of it has evaporated by now.
    Happy Packing.

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    1. Hi G.M! I seem to have a streak where I will find absolutely nothing at thrift shops for awhile then hit upon a few good goes. My good go started with Kim last week!
      The gardens received a good watering but unless we receive a significant amount of rain in a very short time a number of crops here will be ruined.

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  4. I'm still looking for my denim skirt. I like to try things on first too. I did find a denim dress though. : )
    Nice vintage dress.

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    1. I wondered if you had found a denim skirt. You should post a photo of your denim dress! I wouldn't mind finding one of those too.

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  5. love, love, love the dress and you sure made me miss denim skirts!!! Your animal photos are gorgeous as always!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Hi Caren! Thanks, I was quite happy to find it. I have always loved denim skirts since the 1970's. Glad they are back in style. Not that that matters, I wear what I like!

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