at week's end we embarked on our usual ritual of fridays after five, and this time ran into molly & john. it was such a pleasure as it's been a long time since we've seen molly & john!
in addition, we saw patricia and chris, who also seem to have a weekly fridays after five ritual. we are very excited for chris who had an art in place piece approved!
speaking of art, and not to belabor the point, but i have photos for sale in downtown charlottesville! vijay of sugar snap consignment (in york place on the downtown mall), thought some of my images would be appealing to parents setting up nurseries. but of course, anyone can buy them if they so desire.
and at long last, here are two prints by erica vess that i purchased from a hip little craft fair *** three *** years ago. yes, three. i wanted to have them professionally framed but kept putting it off, as framing is not on the top of the list of priorities when it comes to expenses. finally i decided to purchase two floating frames. they make me happy.
this week also brought a wee bit of thrifting success. i found this little treasure: a vintage suit for tristan. at first i thought it was a bit feminine, what with the lacy collar and all. but the fact of the matter is, there once was a time when little boys wore lace. the grandma looking through the bin with me was adamant that this outfit was indeed for a boy. we'll say gender neutral at least.
and i also found this sweet little tugboat suit.
which is just as cute from the back.
and for myself, two linen skirts and a couple of shirts. here i am standing on the edge of the bathtub modeling one thrifted shirt/skirt combo. you can't beat a linen skirt in perfect condition for $3, which when new would probably retail for $60 or more.
finally, i can't leave out a tribute to tashi. she has been so patient and helpful this summer. it won't go down as one of the most exciting summers in the history of her life, but it will be the summer of fond newborn brother memories. and lots of reading. and re-reading.
and boundless creativity. recently i came home with fresh corn on the cob from the farmer's market and my talented girl went right to work with the husks.