8.02.2009

Peaches and cream.



So remember the little lost bird a while back? Well, it seems I attract little lost baby birds, because when I showed up at work today one hopped by the door and into a corner right outside. The poor little thing just cuddled up in the corner for hours, and I peeked at it though the window often, and knew there was really nothing I could do. Finally in the afternoon it began chirping and hopping around the sidewalk, and another bird (it's mother?) came down and led it away. It tried to show the chick how to fly by flying up and coming back down, but the little bird could only fly a few inches off the ground. After watching it hop out of sight I can only hope they both made it back to the nest alright. Once again Sam assures me that the birds are fine, but I can't handle another little lost bird! So please baby birds, just stay in your nests until you can fly.

Here is the 50s shirtdress I got yesterday, it seems brand new! The shape is my favorite, with the sleek skirt instead of the gathered, and front buttons. It actually reminds me a lot of Aya, sweet and breezy, with a hint of frill.
I only wish it had come with a matching belt, but alas! Those are rare. My yellow petticoat fit perfectly underneath, and I was pretty excited to wear my new frames.

Sam noticed that there is a peach tree in our front yard! How very wonderful.

Dress, glasses: The red light.

Shoes: The Urban Eccentric.

Hat and gloves: I have no idea where those came from...

19 comments:

tracy mitchell said...

how have i never found your blog?! i've just read back a few posts, and i think you are absolutely adorable. can't wait to read more!

jessibee said...

Please don't break my heart with the lost baby birds anymore. I'm sure it was his mother come to fetch him the poor little bit!
As usual, I love the dress and you look gorgeous!

jessibee said...

I forgot to say that I love the glasses too!

Shallow Mallow said...

Your dress is to die for :-)
Mmmm, your own peaches. Phantastic!

GracieFrances; said...

love the glasses, and your dress is beautiful.
mm peaches.

xx

catherine_sr. said...

What a beautiful dress! The colors really suit you.
I hope the baby bird was OK, too! I'm sure that she/he and its momma managed to find a way home.

Dizzy Dame said...

cute dress!

reilly said...

I have a few dresses that are missing their belts, and of course they are the simplest colors that I can't find in a newer belt! Sometimes I think of buying a dress that has its original belt just to have a match for one I already own. :p

patteecake said...

You are very sweet. Just HAVE to love someone who cares about the little birds!!!

Q's Daydream said...

Aww, darlin' I love this! I hope married life's treating you well! It goes by so fast :o)

Maria Confer said...

What a beautiful dress and sweet little birdie!!

cindy lou said...

i have just recently started reading your blog and have greatly enjoyed it. i was even more pleased to see that you live in/near portland, or. i live there too and it is fun to see the city from your perspective. i especially enjoyed the post about finding the treasure that is your wedding dress. i showed my 10 year old son the picture of your wedding, and he commented that your dress was very pretty. i then told him that you got it for 75 cents and he didn't believe me. we read the post together and he was very impressed. you have a way with words and a knack for finding treasures. my older kids and i have been shopping and trading at the red light and buffalo exchange for some years now, and have found some treasures as well. keep on writing and i will keep on reading!

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Awww poor baby birdie. Last summer a bird flew in my yard that was hurt and there was nothing I could do for it, and felt just awful, poor little thing :(
I just love that dress though, absolutely beautiful and the glasses are so cute!

GypsyFox said...

awww love this post!! I collect birds..love baby birds :-) & could you look ever cuter in this geddup???

Casey said...

Aw... *sniffle* That little bird story continues to make me sad (or "squishy" as I call it ;). We've had several instances of ducklings doing similar things here. We saw one that was alone in one of the ponds for most of one day--it broke my heart every time we walked past! It looked so lost and hungry. I think the mother duck finally came back and found the wandering duckling, which was a good thing. I was tempted to bring the lost duckling home! ;) (Not that I would, but one likes to at least think if it were possible to save a little wild critter, you could...)

I love your outfit! :) I love the stripy pinkness!!! :D

Ms. B said...

That dress is adorable! I can't believe I've never come across your blog before, but I'm so happy I've found you!

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

Rose said...

Howdy, ive just come over to your blog from caseys elegant musings. I love your blog, and the photos and how everything is set out and the outfits. deffinately one i will be following from now on :)

Rose

Jessica Cangiano said...

So pretty and fun! The hues are really crisp and fresh, I love how "made for summer" this wonderful dress seems. You look beautiful!

Have a marvelous evening, sweetie!
♥ Jessica

down and out chic said...

oh my goodness, you are too cute! the peach and cream palette is fresh and perfect for summer!