it keeps on popping up front and centre.
The Humble Bungalow Romneya Coulteri is blooming.
Allium in a simple creamy white vintage vase.
The Club Monaco jeans that I found last fall in a thrift store are getting lots of wear and they wash like a dream.
They are my "go to" jeans for summer.
I would have never entertained wearing white jeans when I was over weight...
don't know why really, but I guess I felt they might make me look extra large.
Who was I kidding? I was extra large.
I embraced denial in a BIG way...
Do you remember me mentioning that I avoided looking in mirrors and my reflection in store windows?
(out of sight out of mind)
a casual outfit today for running errands.
White tee top with grey stripes and Club Monaco jeans.
Franco Sarto sandals and ESQ watch.
I perused the new Marshall's in the Hillside Mall...
it was my second visit so I had the lay of the land so to speak.
I wasn't expecting to find anything but was immediately smitten by this white lace top.
I had a similar one with long sleeves in an XL which I consigned and was missing that piece in my wardrobe so I figured that it was a good investment and one that I would get a lot of wear for summer...
I bought the large as the lining underneath on the medium was too snug over the chest.
The top was 70% off the regular retail price so it was a justifiable purchase.
A full lining is preferable as I don't want my under garments on display.
This pattern reminds me of the Scottish lace curtains that we imported when we first purchased our bungalow.
Our first two cats ripped them to shreds one day when I was at work and it was all I could do not to throttle them when I came home and saw that they were swinging gaily in holes large enough for each of them to straddle!
Those curtains hung in the living room window and were a substantial investment at the time.
I quickly learned how to sew drapes after that episode!
We decided to buy the Sophie Conran Portmeirion china.
I brought in some alliums as they look so interesting sitting in our white vases.
(the cats are amused by these too and have been nibbling at them)
Sophie Conran sandwich platter and heart shaped dish.
I think we will buy her pasta bowl as it will be a versatile serving dish.
The shapes are uneven and have ridges like free thrown pottery.
The bowls are oblong rather than round.
I packed up all the other dishes and dropped them off at the charity shop.
I washed the dishes and wiped the shelves before putting all the new dishes into the cupboards.
It feels good to freshen up the kitchen and the house.
We don't re arrange the furniture or buy new furnishings very often as our bungalow is small and so if something new comes in, something must go out.
~ Living simply with less. ~
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
~ Lin Yutang ~