I want to thank you all so much for your kindness and good thoughts about my favourite hen, Maryjane Frystack, to whom we said goodbye on Saturday. She was the most awesome chicken ever, and we were so lucky to have had her. MJ also generously participated in my tulle-and-teacup photos (welcome Lynne and Veshoevius to the series!) - though I just brought her along to Ally's Halloween party and didn't put together a whole post, it's been on my mind to do in conjunction with the Sunshine and Liebster Awards I have been totally neglecting. Stay tuned.
|scarf: Becky's (South Padre Island, TX), last worn here|
grey bolero sweater: Costa Blanca (~ 8-9 years ago)
knit tank top: Gabriella Vencini, Winners (also ~ 8-9 years ago)
vintage felt circle skirt: Fran Koret Montreal, consignment
shoes: Arche Gayal, last worn here
This skirt was a lucky find last month, and met my criteria for "new" purchases: that sweet spot taking into consideration cut / fit, quality, condition, colour, and cost vs. my crammed closet. Being such a special piece in perfect condition and its exact and comfortable fit balanced out the cost, and even trumped my really, really not needing anything else in black.
Well, those things together with all the running, jumping, and twirling
that went on in the store.
I woke up this day - last Thursday - knowing my heart would be needing a bit of a lift, and that this was just the thing to wear.
I totally forgive it for not having pockets
and for the embellishment not continuing all the way around.
Especially because it's Canadian-made, and at one time belonged to a lady by the name of Freda (which research later revealed to be short for her given name, Aphrodite) - how could I not fall in love with everything about it?
You know what's coming, don't you?
While I was taking these photos, I could see Maryjane Frystack through the window. Though the wind was cold and she had lost so many feathers, she found a sheltered spot in which to enjoy the hell out of her last dust-bath - a chicken-equivalent of twirling (in the dust-bathing video at the bottom of this post, MJ is second from the right between the two white hens).
Good-natured and finding joy in life right to the end, all suffering, failed treatment, and our heavy hearts aside - she was loved, and the only thing luckier would have been more time.
See you at Patti's for Visible Monday.