Friday, March 23, 2012

be still my heart

 

march just hasn't been my month. i have a lingering cold that just won't quit. i said goodbye to a dear friend. and just tuesday, i hit a cat on my way to work (more on that later. oh the tears).

but every once in a while, life stops doling out the lemons and just plain out gives you lemonade.

my sweet neighbor contacted me about some vintage clothes she had in her garage. ones that belonged to her late great aunt, who lived on a hundred acre farm fifteen minutes away. i wasn't sure what to expect. it's always a risk with vintage. it's either amazing or littered with moth holes and smells like cats.

but this collection. oh my. it was garment after garment of perfectly preserved floral sundresses, little blouses and gorgeous handbags. all my size and priced very fairly. hands down, it's the best purchase i've made all year. her name was marjorie and i do believe i'm a little in love with this lady and her impeccable style.


march, you've met your match.

16 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Heart be still.
I would have been wiping the drool off my face the whole time. Fantastic finds!
I'd love to get a look at the handbags :)
I think I'm in love with Marjorie as well.

Claire said...

oh my goodness!!!!!!! why dosn't that ever happen to me?!

Blondie's Journal said...

These dress are YOU! I am so happy for you!

XO,
Jane

Amylou said...

Oh man! I've had a rough time too lately since last november really. A new puppy is my pick me up!
These dresses are beautiful! You should do some outfit posts to show them off. Congrats on your new wardrobe! :)

Emma Frances said...

WOW! What a nice surprise following a not so great week. All of these clothes are GORGEOUS! :]

Thisisme. said...

Gosh, those vintage dresses are amazing, and really are SO you! We will have to see some photos of you wearing them. You must be thrilled to bits. Please get well soon. It's horrible when something hangs around that long. Take care.

ash said...

love them! such a wonderful find. and thanks for these pictures, i was getting antsy. <3

chambanachik said...

Pretty!

ruthy ann said...

what a score!! my mom has some great vintage items, unfortunately she's 4'11' and i'm 5'8" :(

Kira said...

I'm so glad you got that little pick me up you needed!

ginanorma said...

Oh my WORD Courtney, did you purchase all of those? THOSE are absolutely incredibly delicious! And a KISS FROM THE MIGHTY KING! He knew you needed a little lift from your month, and look what He had for you!!! Oh He's so precious, and so are these vintage buys. I can't wait to see you in some:)
I'm so sorry to hear you ran over a cat, and praying for you about saying goodbye to a friend...xo

Amanda said...

Beautiful! It all looks so...you. Is that weird to say? It just looks like marjorie really thought about you when she was buying all these. :)

charla beth said...

this post made me smile:) i'm so glad that march gave you some well-deserved lemonade. and i so hope april will be filled with much of the same.

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

I like! my fav. is the yellow floral one with the belt. Glad you got some lemonade this time around :-) Hope you are feeling better too!

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Valerie said...

what a gorgeous collection! my heart is beating a little bit fast myself! hope you got to take a few home with you :)

Autumn said...

These are absolutely beautiful! You're lucky to have neighbors who think of you with this sort of thing!

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