I love the black and brown ensemble she is wearing in the bottom image, especially the pattern of the blouse, the chic skinny belt, and the perfectly curvy skirt. I just noticed the sexy yet demure sheer black gloves.
Last week, I was the lucky recipient of a lovely gift from my friend and fellow blogger, Laurie, of Buttercup Bungalow. She sent me this pretty paper set, with the very inspiring quote "The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live", along with a fabulous postcard of Audrey Hepburn, from "Breakfast at Tiffany's", one of my favorite films, and an adorable postcard of a white cat (like my Casper, whose paw is showing) on a pink chair. Laurie knows my tastes so well. I was thrilled to get such a sweet and thoughtful gift from her. Thank you, Laurie!
I'm staying with my mom for a little while, until I move to Australia, to be with the love of my life.
The guest room, which I'm using, is a peachy-pink color, and has very old-fashioned floral curtains on the two large windows behind a vintage 1950s desk (where I am currently typing on my laptop). The twin bed has a pink and blue quilt, which I normally would not go for, but seems perfect for this room.
Being in this house, it is lovely to see beloved photos, like the one of my maternal grandmother (shown above), and sweet little reminders of times gone by. I'm going to scan and save some old photos soon. That is one of several projects I want to do before moving.
I've added my own things to the mix, in this room, like little sparkly wooden boxes filled with tiny treasures like rings, Chinese fortunes, and white beach stones, which I collected over the summer. And I have been finding childhood items, like the Hershey's chocolate tin I got on a family vacation in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and an assignment from 6th grade, displaying my ultra-girly handwriting.
I never thought I would enjoy being back in my small hometown, but time here is proving to be quite a comfort, before the big move "down under".