Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mad About Plaid!

So here is my first attempt at collages, Picnik and editing outside of the suite that came with my Canon. I think its time to brush up on my html.

Anyway, on to the outfit. Saturday, Dan and I spent the day out and about. It was wonderful, we first headed to breakfast with his mother's family. Her mother, great-aunt, siblings and their children meet every Saturday morning and try out new restaurants together. Because I wasn't working, we got up early and headed down together to eat and chat with everyone over omelets, coffee, waffles, toast, fruit, sausage and homefries....mmmm, I love breakfast foods!

Anyway, I digress, after we all parted ways, Dan and I went to a church rummage where I found some wonderful novelty scarves from the 50's (and heard the story about their owner...which I'll tell soon), a basket full of vintage sewing patterns (which my mother in law set aside for me), a few pretty vintage purses, matching plates (and one tea cup) and a 'new' vintage nightgown to add to my growing collection. Afterward, as if the day could get any better, we went to my favorite thrift store in that area where I found a few more treasures and Dan put together his Halloween costume.

Among those treasures was this plaid 70's skirt.

I adore skirts of any length, but think that there is something special about one that can be worn easily with boots or heels in the fall and winter without totally compromising warmth or practicality when venturing out into snowdrifts and icy streets. Sometime this week, I'll post more on my other recent finds, which I am also very excited about.

Alright, I think I've spent all of my blogging energy for tonight. I hope everyone has had a wonderful week so far!

My first Collage

Sweater: The Limited
Black 70's Sweater: Hand-Me-Down
Tights: American Apparel
Red Bangle: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Boots: Stonefly
Belt: Thrifted


  1. That collage looks pretty awesome!

  2. Gorgeous skirt Kelley! And I love the attic background... ♥

  3. excellent collage and editing! :) congrats on your thrifting success. i love plaid too.
    the little violet dress

  4. great find and LOVE the collage! You'll have to teach ME how ;)!

  5. I love your vintage skirt. Do post some of the vintage scarves too.

    I haven't tried collage using the canon software. I may try it out soon, your collage and frames are awesome.

  6. Love the attic setting and Picnik. I don't have photoshop, so it's a life-saver!

  7. Lovely post, the attic pictures are fantastic! I think you are a pretty Nancy Drew snooping up there. Love the plaid!

  8. I love your collage! I especially love the photo looking out the window....seeing the details of the window lock in the photo is gorgeous!

  9. That skirt is so gorgeous!

    It's nice to read a blog of a fellow New Englander.

  10. Such a beautiful collage, like something loving preserved in the pages of turn-of-the-century scrapbook.

    Wishing you a serene & gorgeous weekend, sweet dear,
    ♥ Jessica

  11. Sounds great having breakfast together. Nice family by the sounds!

    Just love your photo's, the collage is gorgeous, so clever.

    I love the outfit, the boots look great and the skirt is fab. The little black sweater is just the right length.


  12. The colours really suit you :)

  13. wow love the attic picture. Amazing plaid skirt.

    perfect outfit. so romantic! ^^


  14. What a lovely collage! You did a marvelous job on it. And I love your outfit too - so cozy and with a delicious pop of color! The boots are divine.

  15. picnik is too fun! great plaid skirt ... i cant wait for the spring when rummage sales and garage sales start back up!

  16. OHHHHH I LOVE your collage!! Good job and that skirt is amazing. Great look on you. Thanks for your sweet blog comment :)

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  18. Love plaid too and the collage is gorgeous!


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