...i have a slight confession...
i have a thing for lovely overcoats...
perusing the Anthropologie catalogs.
although, that is not where i spend my shiny pennies
(they don't take shiny pennies, only crisp $100 dolla' billa's!)
but none the less
i adore Anthropologie's romantic spin on clothing
they inspire me
one day thrifting,
i came across this wool coat.
not really a head turner i know,
but i loved the heathered oatmeal and cream color combination
and the simplicity of it...
just a nice ~
i don't care,
kick around in it,
it was also just my size
(that rarely happens! it's either too small or too big)
and truth be told ~ i don't like heavy coats
(heavy makes me tired!)
but i knew i needed something warm for the winter
as this year is said to be bitterly cold
(just the thought of jack frost nippin' at my nose makes me shutter)
so the fact that this coat is 100% wool,
it is lightweight enough,
and the wool will serve me well
and wrap me in warmth...
after i had it dry cleaned
i brought it home and viewed it for awhile...
viewing ~ viewing ~ viewing
(say this while singing the tune "rawhide")
"rolling, rolling, rolling,
keep those doggies rolling"
after many pondering passes
it hit me!
LOTS and LOTS
but not just ANY kind of roses
i wanted cashmere ones!!
(hey, just 'cause there's shiny pennies in my pocket,
doesn't mean i don't appreciate a few finer things!!)
so thrifting i again went.
i was on a mission...
you would think that any oatmeal and cream sweater would do
but ~ ya' no!!
there are 101 shades of them out there
so i had to be patient.
it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack
i tell ya'
but perseverance does pay off
i found 3 perfectly colored, 100% cashmere sweaters!
3 sweaters gave me 44 roses
...it took me three days of snipping and sewing
but aren't the divine??!
my coat rather seems to think so!
each rose was hand sewn in love
and attached down the front of my Anthro inspired coat.
no scraps were wasted,
i used them to make leaves...
there is not much that bespeaks romance
quite so much as roses...
i am most certain,
that this coat will keep me wrapped beautifully in warmth
for a few seasons to come
and it will still be my ~ kick around in ~ coat
i have no worries if i were to, let's say,
spill a drop or two
of my favorite holiday treat,
a salted carmel latte, on it,
for they are the same color!!
as i bounce around town this year,
gathering treasures for my dear loved ones and friends,
you just may hear me humming the tune...
'tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la, la la la la
(with foam on my lip!)
Don we now our gay apparel
FA - LA - LA
LA - LA - LA
la - la...
oh well, at least i am happy:)
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here's to being snuggley buggley ~ beautifully!!