Friday, March 27

what she really wants...

nellie knows what she wants and what she wants is 'chickens in the backyard' but alas nellie doesn't have a backyard to call her own. she lives in the city in a high rise block and dreams of life on the farm. on the weekends nellie discards her conservative office clothing and dons her apron skirt along with a sweet cardi, headscarf and bashed up biker boots. she pulls her patchwork vintage drapes over the window to shut out the world, settles herself down on a midcentury modern couch and watches re-runs of 'little house on the prairie'...some may say nellie is a dreamer, but nellie just shrugs her shoulders and says "at least i know what i want"


this sweet apron skirt is upcycled from
a cotton thriftstore slip (dyed a pretty soft tealy seafoam color)
an antique traycloth
a thrifted cotton blouse
an antique collar
a vintage lace doily
a button
scraps of fabric
and
vintage lace
you can find nellie in my little store

she's wishing you a lovely spring weekend (ever hopeful) ~ Tif

3 comments:

Tracy x said...

ohh - a thrifty thursday -
i * love * it
good finds my dear friend x
i also love nellie - so wonderfully described and will be snapped up in quick smart time i am sure....
hope you enjoy a weekend of chick house building and perhaps a little time for yourself
speak soon
t x

Michelle said...

love nellie...
how cute is her story...
put a little link to your blog on my last post...so i hope you will be getting some great feedback from some lovely girls here in australia...
who will be sure to love your blog as much as i do...

Jerusalem said...

amazingly beautiful...