12.05.2009

Betty the Bakelite Bird!


Sam can never wait too long to give me a gift once he buys it. So when he went to get my Christmas present yesterday as soon as he got home he insisted I open it. How could I refuse?

And oh how I squealed when I opened the box and found a red bakelite sparrow from the 1940s. The man knows how to shop for a lady.

I named her Betty, she just looks like a Betty, and today I wore her on my white cashmere sweater. She was quite happy.

Cashmere cardigan-The Urban Eccentric

50s wool skirt-Buffalo Exchange

Hat-I don't remember. Antique store?

Betty-Gift from Sam :)

26 comments:

Gatsby and Me... said...

Best. Skirt. Ever. I've been looking for one like this, but have settled on buying a pattern so I can make millions of my own. (evil laugh...)

reilly said...

Ahhh, your hat and skirt!!! You look gorgeous!

Corinna said...

great outfit!
betty is really pretty, you're lucky to have a husband with such good taste

Francy Jeanne said...

Aw!! Betty is lovely! I love your hat as well :-)

Amanda said...

Super cute outfit

art*deco*dame said...

A man that will buy you bakelite is a keeper!

"The Golden Girl of the West" said...

I agree with art deco dame! That is a very cute pin!

~Syd

slovly said...

Such a cute bird pin. He did a great job. My husband is the same. He can never even wrap a present for me because he gets too excited and gives it to me right away :)

Twila Jean said...

dont think my husband can spell bakelite, let alone find it and buy it ;) lucky dog you.

Also are we on for monday??

spinnakersu said...

Sam's great at choosing presents!
I love that skirt, too!

mary van note said...

I love the ensemble. The skirt is amazing. You look great. And congrats on the fine man who knows what makes you squeal.

Mel said...

Aww how sweet! I really like your hat too! Maybe that means your husband will have to get you another Christmas present!

Kate said...

I am in love with this ENTIRE outfit -- bird and hat most of all!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lucky you, you'll have something lovely to wear all of the way until Christmas. Love the way that skirt flatters your waist.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Stefanie Valentine said...

I love Betty, she is adorable! My man is a meanie and won't let me have my pressies until xmas, harumph!

lexismonkie said...

I thought my fiance and I were the only ones who couldn't wait until Christmas to give each other gifts. :D
I'm very glad to see we aren't the only ones!

~Jolene'sMemoryKeeping said...

I love the whole thing! The sweater, the pin, the skirt, the pictures...it's all perfect!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I'm also very lucky to have husband that loves to bring me vintage jewelry, clothing, purses etc.

I love that hat!!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Oh, that man is a keeper! Love everything you are wearing, doll.

xo,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

ps. Come on over to my place to get your award from Monday and I just added your fine blog to my blogroll. Cheers!

Tante Patent said...
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Tante Patent said...

What a fabulous present! And you and your loveley outfit make a great backdrop for Betty ;)

Maria Confer said...

I'm loving the silhouette of your skirt!

Gorgeous hat and the bakelite bird is the cutest accessory.

lululetty.blogspot.com

casey said...

Wow! What a lovely gift! :) That pin is just so darling--it looks perfect with your sweet outfit! :)

I had to giggle about Sam not being able to wait to give you gifts; my husband does the same thing. ;)

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

feathergirl said...

That little bird is just darling!

Charlotte said...

Betty's great, but I'm TOTALLY in love with that hat!!

Toosdai said...

this is actually by far my favorite outfit. it's sweet and simple, thank you for sharing.