When I thrifted this dress a few weeks ago at Salvos for $4.50, I was filled with thoughts of Autumn colors and the changing leaves. Imagine my delight when I went out to the spot where I’ve been taking my outfit photos to find that our Japanese maple tree was thinking the same thing.
Its leaves were still quite green just a couple of weeks ago when I took my last outfit photo, but on Monday afternoon (jeez, how did it get to be Friday already?) the sun was shining on it in a way that set the leaves aflame.
This green cardigan is a favorite, bought while I was pregnant (hence its large size) from a local vintage store on sale for $5. I love the colorful yarn embroidered flowers, the big covered buttons, and the shape of the collar. Other than the tights, the outfit is 100% thrifted.
My cat Guinness basking in the sun. Poor thing has been limping around with a hurt paw :(
Monday evening we went on a little family outing to pick out a Christmas tree from the lot down the street. We had to get a little one that would fit up on a table high enough that you-know-who would not be able to reach the ever-so-tempting shiny ornaments.
Here’s our cute little tree, which you can see is about the size of an average window. It’s decorated with a mix of things thrifted and non-thrifted, vintage and new-bought items. Clover is quite taken with it and so am I. She was barely three months old last year so this is kind of her first real Christmas which is fun.
These weird blown-glass animals with strange pointy ears in tutus and pink ballet slippers are my absolute favorite ornaments ever. They’re not vintage, I actually bought them a few years ago at Cost Plus World Market. They are however, oddly alien-ish, totally bizarre, and even a little bit creepy… oh how I love them so!
We decorated the tree while sipping hot cocoa and listening to the soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas. The best Christmas music there is in my opinion, it sets that perfect warm nostalgic mood without being cheesy and is absolutely perfect for cuddling up, dimming the lights and gazing at our sweet lil’ tree… I’ve been listening to it a lot lately :)
In case that first clip was too melancholy and you need some cheering up :)
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