Sunday, January 26, 2014

Primrose's in the snow.

Vintage Snowmen & bottle brush trees

Hiya Blogland!!! Everybody keeping warm out there?? It is ridiculously cold outside here. I'm a bit glad I haven't had to go out in it!!! The doggies and I have been snuggled up under a thrifted afghan keeping warm!! Here's some pix I shared on Facebook last week:
Gracie snoozing next to her weiner dawg. She's gotten a tad "rubenesque!!
MrBill rocking his camo sweater in his fav place next to Mommy
We had a terrible tragedy locally yesterday. Those of you in the US may have seen this on the news. A shooter killed 2 people and himself at a mall in Columbia, Maryland (between Washington DC & Baltimore). I know that mall very well. We used to live 5 minutes away before we moved to Western Maryland in 2006. The Mall at Columbia is one of the first indoor malls in the US. I remember going with a neighbor to see the Christmas displays in the early 70's. I pushed my daughter in her stroller around it 100's of times. Brought her prom dress there, she danced the nutcracker at Christmas for years.  It's just scary to think about. We aren't safe anywhere.

I got out of the house yesterday (YAY) that didn't involve going to the doctor's. We were given gift certificates for Red Lobster and I felt like attempting to go out. It's the first time since the accident. I was totally wiped out and hurting but it was worth it psychologically. We stopped at the grocery store for laundry detergent on the way home. They had primroses on sale 3/$5 so Lauren brought me some. I put their cheery pots on top of the TV where I can see them from the recliner.

Obviously I didn't go out nekkid so I have an outfit to share!!!  All but the scarf are thrifted. The sweater is SagHarbor, the pants DressBarn, the booties are HushPuppy. Photobomb is just cute!

I haven't been able to go to church since before Christmas. This morning I decided I wanted to go as I could ride with Lauren (he often has to be there early/stay late for usher stuff) so if I needed to we could leave early. I'm paying for it pain-wise now but my spirit needed it. I'm wearing a thrifted SagHarbor sweater, thrifted LaneBryant skirt, thrifted LifeStride booties and my fantabulous petrified rhinestoned vintage seahorse brooch and earrings. They caused quite a sensation!!

Here's a picture of my vintage display tree done up for winter  with artist trading cards and some repro victorian scrap art.
I'm linking up with all of the glorious ladies over at Patti's for Visible Monday, Monday Bloom, and Tres Chic Style Bits this week as I've been visible in public!!!

Everyone have a wonderful beginning to your week and I'll be back later in the week!!



Paula Ruta said...

I love that scarf in the first pic! You look great--hope you are feeling better.
When we had a local tragedy, I couldnt blog--it just took so much out of me. Best to you~

Patti said...

Gracie *has* added a few ounces - they look good on her! Both doggies are adorable. And you look wonderful too, so glad you got out a few times. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xoxo.

Val S said...

Oh, primroses - they always give a little bit of hope for better weather, don't they? And I love your bright primrose colors with that sweater and scarf. I can see springtime in your smile! :) Glad to hear you're feeling a little more mobile.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Tamera, you look so gorgeous in purple...wear it often! Stay warm and have a great week!

Spashionista Alicia Searcy said...

YAY you!
I'm so glad you got to go out this week! I can truly appreciate having to spend days at home with no way to go anywhere so I know how great it is to go someplace, even if you're not feeling 100%.
Stay warm and take care of your primroses ;-)


Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Where did you get that vintage display tree? I LOVE it! I'm sure you thrifted it.

So happy to hear you managed to get outside.

I love primroses. They remind me of Spring which seems like it doesn't even exist anymore.

I can see in your photobomb that you and your puppy match! LOL

Those seahorses are the best.

Hope your recovery continues.


thorne garnet said...

I joked in my lest post on Friday that the weather down south has been so crazy that it would probably be in the 70's this week. Guess what? Weather Channel says 74 for tomorrow!!!!!!!

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

I love both of your outfits, but that Gracie, oh my, she just steals the show! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Melanie said...

I'm so happy that you got out. Never has laundry detergent-shopping sounded so glorious. What a lift to the spirits - I hope the payback is fleeting.
You look fantastic in your aubergine? sweater and wild scarf with the cutest photobomber ever. Don't worry, we are safe in our homes with our caring, cuddly loved ones.

pastcaring said...

Ahh, you got out of the house, that's good! Hope the resulting pain has subsided a little... And you look so lovely in purple, such a great colour on you, Tamera.
I hadn't heard the news about the shooting in your state, how shocking. Somehow these events seem even more distressing when they are so close to home, makes it all so much more personal.
Hope your health situation improves soon. Although cosying up with your adorable doggies is good in the meantime! xxx

Ariane Lasalle said...

so happy for you that you got out of the house -You just go coucou when stuck in so long - The wheater does not help, hey? same here crazy cold
I love your purple sweater, that color is amazing on you Tamera!
I have seen your doggy on Facebook, so cute!

Take care


Bobbi said...

I'm glad you and the adorable dogs are staying warm - this weather is rediculous! In your second picture the wall decoration looks like you're wearing a crown! Queen Supermodel!

Seeker said...

Hello dear :)
Such lovely primroses. And Gracie is sooooooo cute as well as MrBill.
You look fantastic in both your outfits.
Keep safe and warm!

Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bits.
Keep in touch.

señora Allnut said...

those primroses are so cheerful, wish you feel better watching them!, and you look so cute and nicely accessorized, love your scarf and love those seahorses!
(I've watched the awful news, I can understand you're shocking!)
besos & salud

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

You are looking way too pretty for a gimpy lady! Seriously, you look beautiful in your church outfit,but best in your rich blue and scarf. Very casual chic.
So glad you're getting out and about. I turn into a mushroom if I don't get out and about pretty often, and know you were ready!
Stay warm and keep healing, pretty lady.

Sheila said...

It's warmer up here in Canada, I swear! Stay warm, Tamera, and give those furry fam lots of love.

The Queens Table said...

Happy to hear you got out! You look divine in purple my dear!

The Style Crone said...

Love to see you many talents on display. Hope that you are feeling better soon and that your pain resolves. But as we can all see, you maintain your fabulous sense of humor despite your circumstances. Your smile is as bright as a primrose!

The Goodwill Fangirl said...

I'm so glad you got out and about, to life your spirits and enjoy Red Lobster. I love, love, love the sweater and brooches together.