What I Wore: 60’s Batik


When I was in Jr. High, my textile arts class learned to batik. I remember how frustrated some of my classmates were with the breaks and bleeds of the dye that make a batik, well…a batik. I fell in love with the uniqueness of the process. The inability to duplicate that piece of art ever again is fascinating. I own a few batik style prints. This one is one of my favorites. I wore a copper coloured cardigan and swirled bangle (not pictured) with caramel coloured flats.

This is an Art Nouveau style brooch that I thought paired with this dress nicely. IMG_1992

It was perfect outfit for our double date to a local burger and wings joint. Not too fussy.


What I Wore: Groovy Hawaiian


It was feeling Springy outside and it was a very welcome change! I needed all the colour I could wear at once and definitely found it in this slightly psychedelic dress. I realized though that I am lacking in bangles. I’ll have to hit the markets this summer to remedy that. Everything I have is “warm” or red. IMG_1482I added hot pink bakelite hoops and a very 60s pair of necklaces. I think this is going to be my “cruise” dress assuming I ever go on a cruise.


Around Town: The Haggle Shop

Hanging at The Haggle Shop in downtown Kingsport today.
Interesting things abound. IMG_8675

Terrifying children’s squeaky toy.


I think I used to have this honeybee friend.


He’s the most adorable water pitcher ever!


I got excited for an art print…then disappointed….


As we all knew, I have *very* expensive taste.