Thwarted birthday plans aside, I did receive some lovely gifts. I wanted to share these wonderful vintage treasures passed on to me by Lucas’ mom: an awesome collection of plastic belt buckles, some beautiful buttons, and a gorgeous little red suede belt lined with teeny tiny brass studs… best mother-in-law EVER! I suggest clicking to full-size to see all the amazing details :)
While on the subject of gifts, I also wanted to share the darling contents of a lil' package I received recently from cyber-friend and fellow lady-of-the-thrift, Caroline. In one of her outfit photos on flickr, I had noticed a little white bee hanging on her wall in the background and commented on liking it.
Turns out the white bee was originally a thrifted gold bee (that she painted) AND it had a twin that she so kindly offered to me. So, my golden bee buzzed all the way from Hawaii to California and, much to my delight, brought with it some adorable thrifted goodies for Clover as well!
Caroline actually made the wee pinafore from thrifted sheet fabric, I love the heart buttons! Lucky for Clover it was too small for it's intended owner, and her being the miniature child that she is, it of course fits perfect with just enough room to grow into for Spring. The little vintage storybook has the most adorable animal illustrations, and how cute are those tiny shoes... with ankle straps?! I would love a pair in my size!
When I opened the package, after oohing and ahhing over how cute the shoes were, I went to try them on Clover and realized they matched perfectly with the orange outfit she just happened to be wearing at the time. It was definitely a Cinderella moment, when I slipped them on her tiny feet to find that they were a perfect fit! They made a tapping sound on our wood floors that she loved. I took this photo right after she finished tap dancing around in them :)