welsh tapestryPosted: October 10, 2010
i found part of my “holiday outfit” in my favorite old lady thrift store, where the old lady volunteers have been known to hurl snide comments and ask none-of-your-business questions with their sweet faces over many an item i’ve come to purchase. this trip i went unscathed, but i’ve received the “you’re not really going to wear this, are you?” to “who wears aprons anymore?” to “oh for gawd’s sake, i mean, how many times can you actually wear this thing?” i find them most entertaining. got a vintage welsh tapestry maxi skirt in gorgeous plums, violets, pinks, and greens.
am i invited to holiday parties? well, no. (and it’s not because there may have been one holiday party where i was asked to step away from the shrimp bowl and allow other guests to enjoy some shrimp. apparently it wasn’t my personal shrimp bowl.) it’s because normally i worked the nights parties were thrown. that does not apply this year as i am currently unemployed. so invite away. and make sure there’s PLENTY of shrimp. if i am invited, this would be the skirt i’d wear. of course, today i discovered a miniscule hole but i think i can repair that no problem. and heck, if i don’t wear it, i can drape it across the bottom of my bed as a fake blanket.
“kim, is that a skirt you’re disguising as a blanket at the foot of your bed?”
“no, it’s a very expensive welsh wool blanket, fool.”
“why does it have a slit up the side?”
“you ask too many questions.”
it’s similar to another piece of welsh tapestry clothing i own, a vintage brown patterned coat, (seen here). well, similar in that it’s welsh tapestry. other than that, they’re nothing alike.