trunk show preparations

I took part of the day today to take care of some things, including a trip to Ikea. Just a tip: these boxes are a good size, inexpensive, and just perfect for packing books; when the books are back on the shelves, the boxes look nice enough to use as decor. They're not archival, though -- just sayin'.

I am also trying to get ready for the trunk show this Sunday. I washed everything that could go in the machine and it's outside in the sunshine right now. As one can imagine, between preparing to move and preparing for the trunk show, my home is a complete shambles right now! Yay!

I am going to focus on the vintage items for the show because I don't think I'll have the chance to make as much as I had intended (although I did make a few floral neckties this week -- just sayin'). Also, I seem to have more of a reputation as a finder of things, rather than as a maker of things, which is fine by me.

Here are some sneak peeks.


  1. is that a neon red slip I see? I need one of those. bad.

    Good luck with your sale this weekend!

  2. Oh, it's actually a coral-coloured blouse! There's a peach slip dress near it, though.

  3. I kind of want to buy some of those boxes and paint them :)

  4. That's a great idea, Caroline!

  5. ooh ikea. I don't care what people say, I will always have a place in my heart for that magnificent store. I actually live quite close to the north york branch- my beau and I used to have a standing thursday morning breakfast date ($1! geez!) until my school schedule changed.

    today was the perfect day for drying great finds in the sun!