Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ralph + Oil Cloth

I love that Ralph Laurens Spring dresses are fully inspited by vintage oil cloth tablecloths. Mine is the blue one at the bottom. I put blue rik rak around the edges to make it super hokey. WACKO has a good selection of colors and designs.
I love all of the big bright florals for spring. And neon is back in a big way, um, circa 1989. I had neon slinky bracelets, jelly shoes, scrunchies and i was also in junior high so...

Another Estate

I found quite a few little vintage goodies. My favorite is the American Logs I found. I used to play with Lincoln Logs when I was a kid, remember those? Im pretty sure these are older. Also the pink thing is a handmade stuffed dog with furry ears. He is so cool. The little vintage plastic deer pair will be great around holiday time next year, although I have them up now. I also found a few really great super vintage table cloths, one was of Alaska. This is so much better than vintage/antique stores that are totally overprices and picked through. I love estate!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Chinese New Year

Happy New Year- 4706 begins Feb 7th, just in time for the largest record snowstorms in over 50 years. Sub-zero temperatures have hit most provinces north of the Yangtze River leaving millions of people without water and power. (I actually didnt get my fuzzy sweater knit lab dips due to the snowstorm as the mill who made them was snowbound.) CNY is the longest and most important holiday and of the only times of the year that people who work in China factories are able to leave work and travel to their hometowns to be with their families. Imagine?

Its the year of the Rat.

I was born in the year of the Horse.
Occupying the 7th position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse symbolizes such character traits as strength, energy, and an outgoing nature. Extremely animated, Horses thrive when they’re the center of attention. Always in search of a good time, Horses keep the crowds happy with their humor and their wit.

Horses are extremely intelligent so they’re able to grasp new subjects with ease. They’re also capable of multi-tasking however they don’t always finish what they start because they’re forever chasing the next opportunity. Horses are honest, friendly and open-minded. They’re perhaps a bit too centered on themselves and have been known to throw tantrums when situations don’t go their way.

Horses, being spontaneous, have a tendency to fall fast and hard for others. They tend to give themselves fully in each new relationship a quality that ends up chipping away at their inner being. Fortunately, this exhausting trait mellows with age and relationships are stronger and more stable later in life.
Horses are very healthy, most likely because they maintain a positive outlook on life and because they’re athletic. Lead Horses to wide, open spaces and watch them run free! Horses will usually only feel ill when they’re trapped inside.

BUT>>> Not only that.
I was born in the year of the EARTH HORSE!

Earth Horses – Years 1918 and 1978
Earth Horses will work to meet their goals, no matter how long it takes. They’ve got the ability to view situations from all perspectives and this ability is especially useful when it comes to making decisions. They’re very adaptable and they’re funny too.