Monday, March 4, 2013

Cuckoo for Tutus



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I'm still not getting out to the Thrift Shops the way I used to so maybe it's time to just Stay Home and clean out the photo files. That way I can say I cleaned Something. Sorry Bathroom, you will have to wait yet another day. The dog is still drinking out of the toilet so it can't be that bad. Well, maybe it can be. Oh whatever....
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I am just Crazy about Ballet Themed Things. I rarely buy them because if I do that will give my husband permission to fill the house with baseball themed things. No f&#%ing way THAT is going to happen!
So I just browse. Here are a few shots from a little shopping trip last Spring:
 
The only thing I actually purchased was
this Beautiful Ballerina Fabric. I Swooned!
I love it so much that even though I've had it for a long time, I just can't decide what to make with it. I'm afraid I'll screw it up. Any suggestions? 
 
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59 comments:

  1. Hi Connie, those are beautiful items. The Ballet paintings are lovely. As for your Ballet fabric, my suggestion is to turn them into pillow cases. That way you can place them in your sofa, chair, and even your bed for your own viewing. Take care, Pamela.

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    1. What a great idea. Pamela, you always have such good taste!

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  2. Oh, lovely. I blame Degas! How about making lots of lovely little lavender bags to hang on your coat hangers?

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  3. Now Thar's an idea. I should have a lavender crop in a few months. Oh that Degas!

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  4. Could you make a scarf? The fabric reminds me of some wrapping paper I got as a child - it had ballerinas all over it. I kept the paper for a long time, and I think I cut out some of the ballerina like paper dolls.

    You need a ballerina closet where you can keep ballerina things. Your husband could have a baseball closet somewhere - maybe in the garage, or the attic!

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    1. Oh a scarf would be pretty. Didn't you just LOVE paper dolls?

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  5. What gorgeous ballet bits! Love that tutu and the case full of patterns. That fabric is stunning, how about a tote bag to carry your thrifted finds home in when you're back to full form. xxx

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  6. I love, love ballerinas!
    Yes Vix is right a tote bag!

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  7. So many beautiful photos of lovely things, Connie, and the dancers are adorable.
    That fabric is stunning. Just wrap yourself in it and sway elegantly. Is there enough to make a circle skirt so you can put a pouffy tulle petticoat underneath and play ballerinas? xxxxx

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    1. You know, I thought about maybe a ballerina esque skirt. Hmmmm...wonder if I can pull off the look....

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  8. So pretty! I just watched a documentary about ballet (First positions) which was really impressive.

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    1. I saw that documentary. Wasn't it interesting?

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  9. Love tu-tu's!!!!
    I have a couple back during the trend! will be wearing em again when i lose a bit of this weight i gained.
    you're blog is so insprirng!
    hugs
    Reva

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  10. Oooo I LOVE tu-tu's =D I can't wait to see you wearing one in your blog in the future!

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: Sensiblestylist

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    1. So sweet. Don't hold your breath, tho.

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  11. So many gorgeous photos. And the fabric you have is so sweet.
    I want to go thrift shopping RIGHT NOW... but I suppose I have to wait until tomorrow as it's snowing and I do not have a vehicle. *lol* SNOWING IN MARCH!!! *UHGGG*

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    1. Yea yeah. I can't drive right now either. It's a crummy situation.

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  12. The fabric is gorgeous. What will you do with it? I'm dying to find out.

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    1. I'm starting to think maybe a big summer dress.....

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  13. I'm swooning over the ballerina fabric, too!!! I love stuff like this, especially tutu's! I think this goes back to my mom not letting me run around in one when I was little (I had a white sparkly tutu that I thought was the prettiest thing I'd ever seen... My mom had other ideas :( )

    Maybe you could make a skirt or button down blouse with the fabric?

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    1. OK. Two votes for a skirt. Don't think I could handle the button down. I've never been much good at making button holes. Snaps maybe...but that is rather unballet-like.

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  14. I think the ballet fabric would make pretty pillowcases.
    There is something about ballet and tutus that is so pretty.

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    1. Hmmmm..two votes for pillow cases.

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  15. There truly is something so romantically evocative about tutus isn't there. A beautiful roundup to be sure. Like everyone else, I can't wait to see what you decide with that sweet fabric! Hope your feeling better these days my dear!

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  16. I would make a skirt, but you know me and skirts, lol
    have a fabulous weekend, dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  17. Aw, very pretty. I love all of the photos and staging. Very inspiring.

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  18. I love ballet themed things too! I probably don't NEED tutus but I sure do love having them!

    Sarah xxx

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  19. I'm on board with making that ballerina print fabric into an awesome skirt! So cute!

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  20. Gorgeous ballerina fabric! Love it!

    Clare x

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    1. That means a lot coming from a fellow romantic like you, Clare.

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  21. Amazing post! Have a nice weekend:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  22. Hee,hee, maybe I found your skirt ;) Hugs and Hugs, Reva

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    1. You wear it well. I'm hugging you back!

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  23. I lOve your Picks very feminin and my boyfriend wouldn't like it either he would want to put his golf things around in return so I agree with you no Fu**** way ,lol
    Come and visit me and maybe we can follow if you like my blOg ?;)

    www.olivains.com

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  24. OMG Im SO happy for you and your man that you bought a house:) I hope you ll be very happy there and Im happy to inspire you.
    You must show some pics of that house... later on your blog :)

    have an AWESOME weekend Connie dear

    All the LOVE Maria

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    1. I will be boring everyone with the decoration of my new house.

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  25. ballet curtains perhaps??? very cute!!

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  26. Oh, a skirt! A big, full tea-length skirt. Just thinking about it makes me want to wear it. Congratulations on your new house, and THANK YOU for visiting me.

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    1. It's going to be a skirt for sure. Stay tuned.

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  27. I like the idea of a skirt as well. I second that vote. I still live ballet things too. I'd love to own a long tulle skirt-- gray, and wear it with a creamy white or pink mohair sweater.

    Keri

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  28. My heart just skipped a beat with this post. So much gorgeousness to look at!!! I'd make a summer skirt with that dress, definitely!
    I'm obsessed with tutu style skirts and would love to wear them more often!

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  29. Hope you are well my dear! Just stopping by to say I was thinking of you! Did your children visit for spring break? Mine did... and I realized how very comfortable I have become with their absence :)

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