Thursday, October 29, 2009

do the sleep monsters ever get you?

Ever wake up in the morning & wonder.....what in the world happened to me overnight? I feel a little like that today. Maybe it's a blessing that I wear contacts & the first image I see of myself is severely blurred in the morning. It's almost like some type of creature comes in the middle of the night with the only task of making you look as disheveled as possible before you awake. It seems to happen to me when I have a busy night of dreaming or sleep really soundly.

photo: morning monster sketch by me

When I was at the lake in Alabama I slept with a purple scarf around my neck for a little extra warmth. Just picture for a moment.......thick chunky socks, striped flannel pajamas, purple neck scarf, black thick framed glasses, & crazy crazy hair pointing in all directions....coming to you up the stairs. That was me after an excellent night of sleep. It must have been pretty scary because my nephew Connor was the first to greet me at the top of the stairway & said very slowly & seriously......."what are you"? Does this happen to anyone else out there or am I the only one that has their work cut out for them in the morning? Luckily, it's nothing a cup of coffee can't straighten out.
Have a great Thursday!

little peach

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

rainy day

photos: Vintage 1960s Red Ombre Umbrella - Small Earth Vintage

Why is it that I never think of wardrobe weather necessities until the elements are actually here? I'm seriously lacking a windproof/neat umbrella or raincoat & it never crosses my mind until I'm out walking my puppy dogs getting mangled by a downpour. Not until that moment does the topic of waterproofing myself cross my mind. It would be nice to finally break down & invest in a nice umbrella to trot around town with instead of wanting to take cover & hide the day away indoors. This nonstop rainy day is motivating me to cruise etsy in search of the perfect rain protection. Are you more of a rain coat type of a person or umbrella type? I'm still trying to decide for myself. Here are my favorite finds of each!

photo: Vintage Dusty Rose Shiny Trench Coat - Vintage Treasures 4 You

Hope you have a great day no matter what the elements are out there!

little peach 

Thursday, October 22, 2009


photos by me - Lake Martin, Alabama

Oh my goooooooodness! I just fell off the face of the earth. Actually, I've been in Alabama...with no computer, or internet, or even a phone signal. It was pretty calming to be so disconnected. You wouldn't believe the pretty views of the lake. The little map dot I was on has got to be the polar opposite of New York.  Just open land to one side & the lake for miles & miles on the other. What a treat to escape from the crazy city! I seriously have not slept that soundly in years. Really. All the fresh air & peacefulness combined with the crisp fall air really knocked me right out. Good thing I packed lots of scarfs & cozy cardigans...perfect for loafing.  In the morning we'd wake up & have banana pancakes (my sister made) or travel to the local market (which is housed in the neatest red barn) for pecan sticky buns & cinnamon rolls. My mouth is watering as I'm typing this. Then we'd have stew or chili for lunch & fresh fish & vegetables for dinner. Sweet tea flowed right out of the tap. Well, almost. The best part was spending time with my family. I didn't want to leave. My mom calls it heaven on earth & I have to agree.

photo by me - look how clear that water is.

My nephew Connor didn't want to leave either. He was pretty creative in his attempt to stay at the lake.

photo; my nephew Connor

I sure have missed the blogging world, though. Feeling good to be back.

little peach

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coat Cousins

 photo: 1960s Brown Double Breasted Faux Fur Coat

Yesterday, I set off to Jersey City to see what was new in the thrift shop circuit. One of the best items I came across was a heavy plush coat that felt like a close relative to the one Little Edie Beale wore on the poster for the Grey Gardens documentary.  It's probably a second cousin or aunt to the actual coat she's wearing. The one I found is faux fur, double breasted, & more 60s. Maybe it's in the collar that there is a family resemblence. Anyway, I couldn't help but think of Little Edie when I saw this hanging between two long leather trenches. By weird coincidence, I checked the mail after my morning shopping trek & Grey Gardens was waiting for me via netflix. I'm not sure why, but for some reason it kept getting pushed down the line in my netflix que & finally resurfaced to the top. I only wish it had arrived sooner. What a remarkable story. Have you seen it before? What did you think of their story? I wanted to see the original  before I put on the HBO version. So far I've seen it three times since yesterday evening.


Photos: Grey Gardens 1975 
Above: Film Still
Below: Movie Poster

Friday, October 2, 2009

breakfast a la mode

photo by me: apple crisp for breakfast

Last night we had a little fall dinner party with lots & lots of food & by the time we made it to dessert, everyone was stuffed. This morning, sleepily stumbling into the kitchen, I go straight for the leftovers = the apple crisp. Oh, it is so good. With no restraint, I warm it up & then put a scoop of vanilla ice cream right on top. The contrast between hot & cold is pretty awesome......the ice cream melts & turns into like a warm cereal thing with crumbly, buttery goodness. Excellent with coffee in my good luck Motown mug....which, I need in a big way this morning. As my mom says...."life's uncertain, eat your dessert first". Momma, thanks for the tip.

photo by me: apple crisp & motown mug = good morning

Back up about seventeen hours & take a look at what just arrived in the mail.........

 photo by me: vintage black roper boots

oh yeah, these boots are possibly the most comfortable things I've ever put on my feet......ever. (they've been in my dreams the last few months)  I laced them up to walk my dogs this morning & they feel soooooooo good, I don't want to take them off yet. Just sitting here.....eating my apple crisp.....a la my boots!  If you're looking for me in the next few months, I'll be in the boots. Have a fun Friday!!

little peach