Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Popping in to say Hello!


Oh yes,my Christmas decor is already up(thus I had to change my fall blog decor)! I will take pics and have my holiday open house later,but I just wanted to pop in and say hello! I have a funny feeling The Pagoda will get a bit dusty this upcoming month.My rehearsals begin tonight,and my role in this show is bit bigger than my role in Hair was,plus my daughter is in it ,plus its the holidays!

I did hit a couple of extraordinarily delicious estate sales last week and wanted to share the bounty(including the bendable twin cuties in the top pic)! Bedjackets!
Several of them for almost nothing!I've already worn this white one with the delicate rose embroidery,and because I like to mix them up with denim,I throw all of them in the washer and wash on the gentle cycle,even the silk ones!
I also stocked up on beautiful old lady crystal beads!
This necklace/choker in particular will be seeing mucho holiday wear(you may click to enlarge images).
Check out this adorable vintage needlework bag.
Or how 'bout this one?I found both of these at the thrift last week for under 2 bux!

Anyone care to comment about Project Runway last week?
Though I did think it was a wee bit early to veer away from solo work,I thought the challenge,(design something for Sarah Jessica Parkers "Bitten" line for a crazy small budget,what was it? eleven dollars?) was quite wonderful.I love making premature and provocative predictions,but boy did I get it wrong with Marion! I admit to basing much of my early attachment to him on his very clever submission video,plus when he got a pot shot in on Babys Breath (on his vid)he had me!On the other hand I got it right about Elisa. I am loving her!Crazy new-agey spitmarks and all ! Her ensem was probably my fave of the challenge,though I did expect Victorya's design to win the challenge even while I found it a bit boring.Thus far,I am sticking with my original predictions for final 3. Rami's design was excellent and a bit bland.Interesting that he chose as a partner ,my other prediction Jillian. My final ,and totally UN-scientific choice was Stephen,Marion's partner. Did you see his sketch? While horizontal stripes look good only on those over 6 feet and under 110. I thought his sketch to follow the Bitten "dossier" quite well and it was beautiful and chic. I was very surprised Marion's sketch was picked at all.
Who in my heart of heart wacky fashion loving self do I favor? Jillian,Elisa,and Kit(loved her Bitten piece).

Did anyone see Enchanted over the Holiday week? Adorable! In many ways I felt like I was watching my own autobiography,so enchanted is my own life,complete with my own Mcdreamy man!Oh,yes,there is much bursting into song around my house!
I promise to do my best to keep up in beautiful Bloglandia ,but hope you will forgive my absence. I decided to let myself off the hook for this months "My Own Vintage Clothing Fashion Magazine",its my fave thing to do in my personal cyber corner,but its one too many things for me this November! My show opens mid December so expect to see me back on a more regular basis then. This will be unchartered but terribly exciting territory for me(doing a show with Ruby). I am usually a bit of a lone wolf when it comes to my artistic process,but I happily will make room in that process for my first born!

25 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

I loved it when Heidi told the crazy woman that she really ought not to spit on people's garments. LOL

Petula Darling said...

Those bedjackets look amazing! The bags are really great too. I think I need to go to Dallas to go thrifting since my area seems to have dried up.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your on-stage adventures.

Heidi said...

Ooh, love the bedjackets and long live old lady beads! :D

On PR, I think I liked Elisa's outfit better than Victorya's winning one. I have to say also that I am simultaneously fascinated and repelled by Christian's hairdo. LOL

Mary Jane said...

Those dollies at the top! Coveted them as a child! Lucky you. And good luck (or break a leg?) on your new show. I wish Petula and I could mosey on down to see you and Ruby.

eb said...

beautiful treasures jdp!

xox - eb.

Mosaic*Queen said...

You find the BEST stuff!!!
Good Luck Miss Pagoda and you are off the hook!
Hugs!
Michelle

sweetheartville said...

Good luck with the show! Love those necklaces! Sweetheartville is looking a little like a ghost town, too these days, thanks to moving, unpacking, and lack of internet access, so I totally understand. I hope to catch up soon. Take care!

Donna O. said...

Project Runway tonight- What a cool visit by SJP!! They were freaking out!! Yes, spit marks and all, I can't wait to see what Elisa comes up with. I loved her line about being from another planter but she's bearing gifts- funny!
Good luck with your rehearsals tou busy gal!!
D.

Amanda Button said...

What a fantastic haul! And how exciting for you to work with your lovely crooked halo for the first time!!! I know it will be WONDERFUL!!!

I am loving PR!!! I particularly love the guy who does all the Drag designing! Hate the little mean baby-gay...he is SOOOOOOO obnoxious! So far i can't decide who i love most, but i think Kit is darling!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

LOOOVE THE BLUE!!! And all your major finds!! WOW!!! Oh I just adore you!! Good luck with you anre crooked halo on stage!! xoxoox

Babelfish said...

Love what you bought from the estate sales. Oh, the bendy cuties and jewellery + embroidered bags! Fabulous. Have fun partying, so glad you share your song-worthy life with us.

Angelina said...

All is forgiven ahead of time.

I hope your show goes really great and that you and the daughter find you like working together. That is a very cool opportunity for both of you.

Love the bed jackets and the purses.

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

I so love your decorations! The PR Bitten Challenge was fabulous, I also adored Elisa's outfit although I am not sure how well I still care for her. I am SO not new agey like that. We'll see, I do think she is a gorgeous woman, though!

Emma said...

Project Runway is my crack- always has been. And that stuff looks fab. Re. Enchanted- I took my little cousin and her friends to see it, pretending it was "For The Children" and that I was going to get No Pleasure Whatsoever out of it. They hated it. I kind of loved it. Even though Dr. McHairy is not my cup of tea.

Monica said...

Ahhh I see you have a silver tree with pom pom ends, very nice!

Heidi said...

Those bags are gorgeous--and such a bargain.

I've missed two weeks of Project Runway and I feel so far behind now... Gotta catch up. I wish they reran it...

Stephanie said...

yes! you are living an enchanged life!

I hope you and your daughter have such a great!! time!!! You will, of course...and we can't wait to see pics of the performances...

Your new holiday look on the blog is lovely and goes so well with the icy white of silk and pearls...

Stephanie said...

ughhh, ok, it is 4:08 a.m.

Enchanted!!!!

miss vintage love said...

Oooh, the new blue blog background is fabulously winter chic!

stilettoheights said...

Happy Holidays, I have missed you, I've been crazy busy too....eeep.

break a leg in your show if I do not talk to you before that.

xoxo

rochambeau said...

Dear Jungle Dream!
Happy holiday m'dear.
That first handbag from the estate sale is to die for!

Check out these glasses on Di Blog:
scroll down to the Italian glasses with the little ladies on them. YOU WILL LOVE! (dec 4th)
http://designersblock.blogspot.com/

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Hellooooooooo! Oh how I have missed you and your corner of blog-land!

Jeez louis, I am so coming to raid your goodness!! I want to wear that, and that, and that,.. and that too!!!!! And the purse, of course. Always the purses!!

Love the tree too :)

StephenMosher said...

Hey darlin!
Saw Enchanted last weekend and loved it! Thought of you the whole time.

xoste

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I haven't watched Project Runway in such a long time.

Gina said...

I love those dollies. I vaguely remember one from years ago.....

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