Yesterday evening we picked Jasmin up from work at SuzAnna's Antiques. Of course I had my camera and had to look around for some pretties to share with you. The gals had been busy taking down Christmas, moving large pieces of furniture, designing new display areas, arranging, rearranging, and generally working non-stop. Bringing together the first of another new year full of antique and vintage loveliness to entice us to buy and bring home is definitely hard work!
Don't you just love this wreath made of pages from vintage books and sheet music? I'm sure that's not easy to craft but the work pays off as the finished item is something quite charming and could be used year round.
Spying some vintage evening dresses made me think of
New Year's Eve which is coming up fast.
I think this black dress is lovely - looks comfortable,
and has just enough sparkle to make it festive rather
than dull and a bit dowdy as with some black lace.
Are you planning something festive for New Year's Eve?
We have purchased our buttons to attend the downtown 2014 First Night celebration......a day full of costumed processions, art, music, activities, and topped off with the Raleigh acorn (our city's symbol) being dropped at midnight, followed by fireworks of course.
Remember I mentioned we will be 'going away' for New Year.
We won't go far though - we're checking into a nice hotel, right in the center of all the downtown activities, so we can enjoy everything, including a special bottle of bubbly, and not have to drive home after midnight!