silver threads and golden needles

(Outfit: 1950s dress, Antique lace collar, Remix 1940s reproduction shoes)

Hey everyone... sorry it's been so quiet over here, but I literally have not touched my computer since Wednesday. I just got back to school this evening after a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday spent hanging around at home with friends and family. I hope all you Americans/Thanksgiving celebrators had a wonderful holiday!! I had a quiet little meal with my parents, which was really nice. We made the turkey with a delicious cajun seasoning, but the highlight of the evening was my mother's cayenne-and-toasted coconut sweet potato dish. Mmm.

So here's a little outfit post featuring a favorite dress of mine. I've had it for a couple of years, but I never get sick of it... it's just so cute. I wanted to use my mother's amazing gold brocade-and-velvet curtains as a backdrop, but I had to wait 'til it was dark out or else the light from outside took the detail away-- unfortunately this made the photos a bit shadowy, but I quite like the effect!
that lamp!

Full length (I'm still in love with my Remix wedges!):
an outfit

One of the best parts of coming home was seeing my pets again! I'm an only child, and strange as it may sound, our animals really are a part of the family. My dog Banjo was so excited to see me, too, which was adorable. My horse Chinook wasn't too thrilled to get hauled out of the field and saddled up again, but I didn't take it too personally ; )
Here's a little picture of Banjo I snapped the other night... she's very photogenic!


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday!
    That dress is so pretty and so are you.
    We should do a temp dress swap sometime ;o)

  2. Aww Banjo is so cute! As is your dress, I love the lace collar.

  3. It's a beautiful dress. I love the sound of that sweet potato dish, sounds delicious! Would your mum mind if you shared the recipe? ;)

  4. Q, thank you!! And those dress swaps seem like so much fun.

    Thanks alabee! If dogs can be vain, that one is-- I swear she uses her cuteness to manipulate!

    Josephine, she actually modified a recipe from Paula Deen (right here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/sweet-potato-balls-recipe/index.html). We always make fun of how buttery and oily (yet probably terribly delicious!) her recipes are, but this one's not so bad. Though at thanksgiving calories and cholesterol levels have little to no impact on our menu choices ; )

  5. Your dog is so cute!! I love the print of your dress too, it's so pretty.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  6. Gorgeous dress, its v cute, loving the curtains also :)

  7. Banjo is so pretty!! I adore your dress. you always have the prettiest outfits.

  8. Love that dress on you :) Looking lovely!

  9. You have the most amazing dresses! Glad you had a nice, peaceful Thanksgiving. (:

  10. For some reason I can't leave a comment on your newest post...
    Anyway, I adore the 30s. I think mostly I love the little tap outfits the girls wore :o)

  11. I too have trouble leaving comments. I thought I had left a comment on this lovely dress here & the antique collar, but I don't see it, so here goes again -- beautiful outfit. I love the song you quote in your post title. Banjo is a cutie & I want to ride your horse.

    Crystal Lee

  12. That dress is so stunning! What a fantastic job styling too! You are too adorable!

  13. ohmygosh, banjo has the sweetest little face... what a cutiecake!


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