What did you want to be when you grew up?
(Or are you like me and still don't feel like a grown up?)
When I was a little girl I dearly wanted to be a ballerina. And a mermaid. And an actress. And a pop star. And a football player. And a trapeze artist. And a vet. And a writer. And a costume designer.
Yeah, I had a lot of dreams for a little lady!
I am pretty sure I can safely say that most of my child hood dreams are unobtainable now and won't come true.
I will never get to ride a unicorn over the rainbow. Or have a swing inside my lounge room. Or play a guitar in a rock band whilst millions of fans scream my name.
But a girl can still dream, right?
I found this pale pink frock for about a dollar and after trying it on one steamy day last week, suddenly felt like my dream of becoming a world famous ballerina who could leap like a gazelle, pirouette and spin, plie and generally float across a stage might still be possible.
It isn't a typical ballerina style with full tu-tu skirt and yet it makes me feel like dancing around the house imagining myself to be Anna Pavlova. It is just so sheer, and floaty and makes me waft instead of walk. A bargain to feel like that for only a dollar!
More recent bargains in the shape of retro beads gorgeous vintage red gloves.
And the only thing better than a bargain is something that is free!
After discovering my floaty pink frock I spotted this trunk outside the op shop near the donation bin and when I enquired about the price, the lovely elderly gentleman said they were throwing it out and I was welcome to it for free. Say what?
Now that is a bargain!
The case is huge and was made in Melbourne by Flite Pak. It has the most beautiful brass locks and the rescued lovely is now home to all of my kids dress up clothes.
And look at this beautiful (and wrinkly!) vintage pink scarf that seemed the perfect match for my new to me pink dress. The scarf is silk and depicts so many lovely scenes from yesteryear. I keep spotting new details every time I look at it.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day full of love. I was absolutely exhausted after having a crazy day at work hosting a Valentines Day special event and playing cupid to all of my residents.
We celebrated with handmade cards, handmade paper roses,
and a divine cake and biscuits to enjoy for afternoon tea.
And the most fantastic moment of Valentines Day was watching an elderly gentleman surprise his wife of over 60 years with a long stemmed red rose and a loving kiss.
It was a moment of such romance and poignancy, that I almost became a blubbering mess.
And luckily, after seeing such a beautiful romantic moment at work I discovered these gorgeous flowers for me at home.
Romance isn't dead. Hurrah!