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Sunday, April 29, 2012

One Year Ago I went Back To Blogging -

Hi Ladies
I was reading Shelley's post from Forestcityfashionista
It is her 3rd year blogging, it got me thinking, it is also for me my first official anniversary as a blogger -
I started in June 2010- I met Mr. D in August 2010, i stopped, I did not have time to pursue blogging, i put all my time in that wonderful relationship i have now with Mr. D

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I got back to blogging in April 2011

And Oh My time flies!

1-What did i learn?
2- What did i improve while blogging?
3-What did i get from blogging
4-Do i want to pursue?
5-What are my goals for the next year?
Questions, questions....hummmm

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Answer to question 4- it is the easiest....

Since you like me so much i think i will remain in the blogger sphere for a while

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Answer to question #1

I have learned, well anyway these days ,that taking pics after work is a definite no,no from now on
I looked  tired, i have no concentration and no motivation
The pics looks like - did i did this for fun? non! and i am not happy!

All that to say, that blogging should not be an obligation. It should be fun!  Not up for it, forget about it!  My crowd deserve the best!

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Answer to questions #2 and #3
 
I think i improved my English writing somewhat , french being my mother tongue, it is easier for me to write in french than English - but i know that i sound french when i write, call it part of the charm!

I improve as well my photography skills, i am now more at ease with my camera and with different lens.

I have met lovely Ladies through blogging- I wish one day i will meet some of you wonderful girls!
 Blogging reminds me of when i had pen pals in my teenage years- Did you do that? This question is for i think the older crowd. I met some of my pen pals when i traveled for the first time in Europe in 1978. It was so much fun!
Answer to question # 5- My goals for the next year


I will try to comment on your blogs more often -

You know what? lets go back to what blogging is all about and what do you say we have a look at this month's thrift finds


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Recycled Fashion - $5
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I was wearing for this post...

Leather Jacket- Danier- Thrifted
Jean blouse and Sweater Thrifted
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Forever 21
Purse - Thrifted

I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be linking up at Patti's , Monday Mingle and Thrifters Anonymous

I will be back soon

Ariane xxxx

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tea With Izzy- Quality Time with My Girl

Hi Ladies
Yesterday at was at Izzy's place for Tea
For my British friends i know Tea is supper for you guys- we were having tea for desert - God!  how weird are we, hey?

We all went for supper, that is Izzy, Stephane and me  and then back to Izzy's place for a  treat and a special tea
 It was a special blend of Tea made with a hint of maple syrup
Never tasted something that good
The brand is David's tea
There are several shops in Montreal
Izzy made the cupcakes
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I was pretty lazy this week post wise, i simply did not feel like it
It is cold, grey, miserable here in Montreal, not at all inspiring for a photo shoot

Izzy and I wanted to do something whimsical, something that represents how much fun us 2 girls can have together - Real life, vintage style -


The following pics were taken at Izzy's flat
For those who do not know yet Izzy is my beautiful, talented, daughter


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These are my favorites in her flat

I asked ask her to take some pics of me

She told me so many times, Mom stop posing!

Ok,ok I said, easier said than done!

This is one of the best non -pose pic

She was shooting so fast,  I did not what would come out of this photo shoot!


 
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This is my latest acquisition
A wolf head bracelet
Again purchased at the hospital where i go for physio
Hard to resist, they always have a vendor selling original items
But all for a good cause-

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This is Stephane 0h! who is Stephane? He is my future son in law!
Again...this is Stephane extensive LPs collection

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Izzy and Stephane redecorated their bedroom- I love the cushions - His and Hers i guess, which one is Izzy's?

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This  painting was done by one of Izzy's friend

This is how the artist saw Izzy-

One day this painting will be mine!

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Izzy's treads in her Studio
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Expo 67 tray -

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My children and i said it before, are the best thing in my life and Mr.D of course
Having loving children who really wants you to be part of their life is the best feeling in the world
I was in the bus this morning thinking about her - thinking how beautiful, sweet, and talented she was and i  thought how blessed i was by life -

I was smiling in the bus

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Us girls were wearing -

Izzy - Dress - Zara
 Mom - Blouse - Thriftedd at Renaissance
Dress- Betsey Johnson found at a Garage Sale - $5
Shoes - H&M

Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Izzy and I nous vous faisons la bise xxxxx





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Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Fling - Clothing Exchange and Sale

Hi Ladies!
Yesterday was Earth Day
I did not go downtown like the 250,000 other people, yes you heard right!
It was estimated that between 150,000 to 300,000 people showed up at  Earth Day Celebration
I went instead to the Spring Fling- Clothing Exchange
I think i did my bit for the planet by exchanging clothing

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The event was held on St-Laurent Street
It was well organized and everybody was friendly
In addition, vintage sellers were offering fabulous items
At a very reasonable prices and there and excellent choice of vintage garments

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I took some pics of some  fabulous Ladies at the swap

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This is Gina one of the vintage sellers
She wore ...
Shirt and pants - Wilfred by Aritzia
Booties- Jeffrey Campbell- purchased in NY
Glasses - Chanel

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This Annie another vintage seller
You can find her at Pointy Pants on Tumblr


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Em & Seb located on Monkland Street  had wonderful mini treats
I purchased an assortment
Could not resist - i had some on the way home
They were sensational


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More stylish Ladies

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Here some of the items i got at the exchange
I was pleasantly surprised
I did not know that i would find such nice pieces
It was my first swap
I was very happy and will go again if the occasion arises

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I hope you enjoyed that post

I will be back soon

Oh! before i leave -  have a peak at Curtise's wonderful English Garden
Je vous fait la bise

Ariane xxxx

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Week-

Hi Ladies!

Hope your weekend is enjoyable so far

Nasty grey Saturday here

Ideal day to do everything you hate doing but have to do!

Like cleaning, grocery shopping, cleaning the litter box, the bathroom...

To add a bit of fun between your weekend chores  have a peek at Terri's pj party!

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These are the last set of pics i took last Sunday

I picked up this maxi skirt some time ago at La Gaillarde

I had it shortened  and it needed a bit of tender loving care !

I let my wonderful seamstress take care of it

The top is from Gerard Darel, it is a french label, very good find for $4
I picked up that piece at the Salvation Army
The watch was purchased at the hospital where i go for physio
Part of the profits goes the Queen Elizabeth hospital's facility improvement funds 

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Mr. D and I attended this week a charity event in order to raise money for an organization called La Maison du Père
La Maison du Père offers shelter ,meals, care, respect and a friendly ear  to homeless men .
In addition, La Maison du Père has a program to help homeless men to get rid of their addiction and lead a normal life.
They also have an residence for older men who can not live on the streets anymore. They are usually very sick but are thankful for the peace of mind, care and respect they get from this organization

These a few pics of the event -

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I also went to my favorite church bazaar

This church bazaar was in my neighborhood

Here are some pics taken with my Ipod

Clock wise -Bazaar entrance sign - slippers  and other items knitted by the Nuns - A view of the bazaar-  The Nuns were cooking! prices of what the offered to eat -
Hot dog - $1
Beans - $2
Vegetables soup -$1
Spaghetti - $2

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I found these vintage beauties at the church bazaar - $2

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More pics from the bazaar -

Clock wise - Taken with my Ipod- Religious items - The Nuns put children face in the clothes they make or knit - This sweet little Nun gave me a tour of her kitchen- Detail of the cross she wore


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I found these 50' purses - The big one was purchased at Les trouvailles de Suzanne on Ontario street, that is not far from my house - the small one was purchased at the church bazaar - $2

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 Izzy and I are going to a clothes swap tomorrow
I have to bring 3 or 4 pieces of summer clothing that i will be able to exchange for new items -

I think it is a great idea, my first ever swap, have you ever been to a  clothes swap?


I hope you enjoyed this post Ladies

I will be back soon

Take care et je vous fait la bise

Ariane xxx

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Designer Blouse


Hi Ladies!

This is the second set of pics I took on Sunday

The blouse i am wearing is my own design

Mr. D purchased this designer blouse for $1 at  charity shop
I had it for some time
It went in the give away bag, came back in my closet, went to the give away bag and again in my closet!
I finally kept it  and said there is something to do with that designer blouse!

Does it  happen to you, not knowing if you keep an item or not?


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This is the blouse before the transformation


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This blouse was too big, the collar was too large for me, it sunk my head in
The sleeves were too long, i hated the cuffs

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I had the part of the collar removed, have the sleeves and  front of the blouse cut and kept it long at the back
I have to wear a camisole underneath the blouse, still a bit big, but that is ok, it is wearable now

I can not sew at all, i do buttons, seams,  and repair holes, that is it!

But i have a wonderful seamstress!

I have the ideas she has the skills!

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I was wearing for this post ....

Blouse- Marie St-Pierre that was modified - Thrifted - $1
Vintage Skirt- Thrifted- La Gaillarde
Belt- Thrifted - Renaissance
Sandals - New- Winners
Jewelery- Thrifted

Hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Je vous fait la bise

Ariane xxxxxx