Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Secondhand Fashion Week Day Four

I. Lillian

Everything today came from Gap! Well, it didn't come from Gap, but you get the picture...
Button down - Gap, Goodwill in Myrtle Beach, SC
Linen crops - Gap, Goodwill in Asheville, NC
Sweater - Gap, consignment sale
Shoes - Sperry Topsider, Belk


Sweater - Espirit de Corps, clothing exchange
Linen skirt - Liz Claiborne, Goodwill
Scarf - borrowed from Mama

III. Melissa Anne

Sailor Dress - Philadelphia Good Lad, yard sale

I'm sorry that today I do not have a yard sale find, not that I ran out of things, of course, just time! Tomorrow I'll post an extra one. See you then!

Secondhand Fashion Week Day Three

I. Lillian

Sweater - Talbots, Goodwill (3.50)
Skirt- New York & Co., Goodwill (3.50)
Black top - Hand me down

II. Julia Eady

Striped button-down - Old Navy, Goodwill (3.50)
Skirt - Rafaella, Goodwill (3.50)

III. Melissa Anne

Dress - J. Khaki Kids, consignment sale (4.00)

This charm was a gift given to me by my mother. She purchased it at a quaint little antique store in Pine Mountain, Georgia. It was made using a piece of antique lace.

See you later today! (I hope)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Secondhand Fashion Week Day Two

I. Lillian

Today was a rather relaxed day - just school, etc.

Jean capris - Old Navy, clothing exchange (free)
Top - Ralph Lauren, Goodwill (3.50)
Aqua tank - Delia's, thrift store ($1)
shoes? what shoes?

II. Eady

Jacket - Talbot's, yard sale ($1)
Skirt - Liz Claiborne, Goodwill (3.50)
Shoes - St. John's Bay, hand-me-down

III. Melissa Anne

She loves pockets!

Dress - Lily Pullitzer, consignment sale ($6)
Onesie - Hanna Anderson, not thrifted, but it was on clearance!
Bow - yard sale

I got this little bowl at a yard sale this weekend for 25 cents. It's a Johnson Bros., made in England.

It sits on a little section of my bookshelf, and holds Pippin, my watch and my rings (in a China Cockerel)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Secondhand Fashion Week Day One!!

I'm only describing the clothes that were thrifted, and doing prices when I can remember them!

I. Lillian

Sweater - Talbots, clothing exchange at church (free)
Skirt - Christopher & Banks, Goodwill ($1)

II. Eady (aka JE, J, Geegs)

Jacket - Ann Taylor Loft, Goodwill (4.50)
Skirt - Ashley Stewart, Goodwill (3.50)
Shoes - Xhilaration, consignment sale (1.50)

III. Melissa Anne

(See the band-aid on her finger? MA was the first person in our family to get her finger poked all the way through by the sewing machine. Ouch!)

Jumper - handmade, consignment sale
Blouse - Laura Ashley, yard sale
Shoes - Circo, hand-me-down from a friend

Each day I'll also post a happy yard sale or thrift store find! I got these books yard sailing this weekend.

Short Stories - $1
For Whom the Bell Tolls - $1
Gone with the Wind - .35
Jane Eyre (with wood engraving illustrations) - $1

See you tomorrow!

"But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7

It is so easy to judge others by what they say, do, or wear. Having found friends in people I had previously discarded with contemptible pride, this lesson has been taught me many times. On the contrary, a few people I know have committed horrible acts I never believed them possible of. Years later, I now regret these mistakes, but I am thankful for the Lord's teaching.
While we cannot see into the heart of man as God does, we can look farther than skin deep. Appearances mean nothing to God, for the importance of a man's character far outweighs all other traits. The life application of this verse is, I believe, neatly summed up in a quote from a popular children's book:
"Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins."
~ Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Later today I'll do my first Secondhand Fashion post!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


For a long time our family has wanted to expand our garden. We have four approx. 5 by 8 foot planters already, but that only holds a few types of vegetables. So a few weeks ago, the demolition required to make room for new planting space began!

There used to be bushes all around this pine tree, but they have been transplanted.

A rather stubborn clump...

I'll update as the project progresses!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

J'ai fini!


So sorry about the house in the background....grrr.

And no, I do not have a strange growth on my side!
(Pull it down, Lil! Pull it down!)

Just happy to have it done.

Fabric - linen, from Hancock Fabrics

Buttons - my grandmother's collection

Now, I am so excited about Amanda Beth's Secondhand fashion week!

Rest assured that I will be participating, along with a couple guests....
(it's almost unfair for the others though... practically all my clothes are secondhand!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Birthday Dress

Pattern - Simplicity 5695

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Guess who turned three?

"Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"

Psalm 107:8

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Frenchy Bags

I bought enough fabric for one bag and ended up being able to make another tote and a smaller handbag with the leftovers. I love the colors - perfect for spring.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

If you would like to see...

...some Rite Aid deals from last week, well, here they are.

(post specially requested by Lillian's mother.)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Unseen Glory

The Crystal Ball, John William Waterhouse

"Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal."

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

When thinking of any hardships that we suffer on this earth, always remember the minuscule qualities of anything worldly! And keep your mind on heavenly things.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Living well

James 4:13-15

"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.' Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.'"

So often it feels like my life is all about planning, preparing, waiting, looking forward to - all future events.While this is not inherently bad, what James is saying in vs. 14 is that we are not guaranteed even our next breath. We should prepare, but with the knowledge of God's complete sovereignty. This reminds me of a quote I once heard:

"Learn as if you were going to live forever.
Live as if you were going to die tomorrow."

Very well said! So focus on the important things ~ those of eternal value.