Saturday, May 12, 2018

Signs & Dragons Fly

 
 
The dragonfly.  Irridescent, illusive, not overly familiar, darting here and there and fairly short lived.  There are 5,000 species and they have been flitting about for thousands of years.  I think their iridescent wings are fascinating.

I have a small collection and once shared the affinity with a dear woman who is now deceased. When I think of her I am newly amused by thoughts of a sign on her property on St. Simon's Island. 

Having trouble recalling the wordage, I decided to see what I could find on Google and there it was.  Her sign and it is properly attributed to a "home on St. Simon's". 
 
Beverly left us a few years ago after telling me that she gave up on the sign since it was constantly being stolen in recent years.  That speaks to what we all know is a tide in the affairs of men.  It makes me sad. 

 
According to a friend who also has a home there, the sign was replaced
last year.  I appreciate the property heirs who did that to honor her.
 
Since Spring came and went in a couple of weeks, I am now on the lookout for one of my favorite summertime creatures. 




Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro' crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.

by Alfred Lord Tennyson
 
 
 
 
 



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ugly Christmas Sweaters...Again!

We had a talk about this a while ago and agreed that they aren't all ugly.  It seems to be an annual rite for me to shop the Vintage Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Etsy.  


                We begin with this preppy cardigan from DJVBoutique. 

                                       

The colors are rich.  The candy cane block catches my eye 'cause I'm a ribbon fan.  I'm having trouble figuring out what the figure on the lower left represents.  Can  you tell?  It is a good looking sweater. 
 
Moving on...


      Ribbons again.  They get me every time.  If the ribbons don't get you, the kittens       will.  LivingAVntgLife is the name of the shop. 

    I think I'll keep looking.



I'm a sucker for a Scottie although I suppose this is a Westie.  One of my favorite little neighbors is a Scottie.  The shop is OldGenuineThings and they have other Christmas sweaters.

                                                                Still on the search.

 
As you know, I am a fool for ribbons but a red truck is close to my heart.  This one is a kid's sweater, hand knit.  I wish I had someone to wear it.  From WillowsWear who has other knitted things.  
 
 
                                                      Ready to quit?  Let's push on.
 
 
Paydirt!  Almost.  If it were my size it would be gone.  The shop is VintageByBeth.  She also has a Pendleton plaid skirt.  Traditionalists arise and shop!

                                                   Just one more.  I'm getting sleepy.
 
 
This one slowed me down.  I even imagined the outfit.   Black cords.  The new thin welt ones from the catalogs.  A crisp white shirt and black smoking slippers.  The shop is WolfgangVintageWares.  The more I look at it, the more I think I would wear it.  Not my size.  Pffft. 

        I haven't found my sweater but I got some Christmas socks from a new website I discovered. 
                                            
 
From the Sock Drawer.
 
 
PS.  I seldom do links anymore because they are all set up to link in automatically place an ad on the page.  All the sweaters are on Etsy and I've shared the shop names.  The Sock Drawer is easily found on Google. 
 
~SAMI