I wish I had a scanner so that I could post some awesome shots of my mama from way-back-when she was a young agitating hippie chick, a single momma living in a cold water flat, in the basement of an old wooden house on the hill.
Better than pictures though, is that my mom is here with us in our wee house! And so is C.'s mom! It was a very motherful Mother's Day for our family. My mom's gonna stay a whole month to really get a sense of the beautiful Pacific Northwest and this Island that is our home. She has already been introduced to our extended Island family and friends, our local haunts and local delicacies. I think she's having a darn good time.
We took off for the airport and Seattle on Tuesday, and then after we picked her up on rainy Sea-Tac, made our way to Kingston, where my mother-in-law lives. But more about that later.
Because, when I got home, guess what was in the giant mailbox waiting for me? That's right a massively wonderful package from Heather of Moonshine Junkyard, a fellow book and frock lover, and one of my many favorite California girls!
Included were: a book that she offered on her blog (have you ever known this girl not to jump on a free book recommended by an awesome person?), a beautiful corduroy top from the 70s (which solicited a lot of comments from folks at work), a 70s quilted jacket likes of which I've been lusting after, and the most darling little dress, not to mention a wee wonderful letter from Heather, that pretty much made my day.
Look at the gorgeous packaging!
Here I am in my new top and new Minnetonkas, thrifted from VV on the mainland.
Also in the zoo of the new: 70s sunnies from a yard sale for a dollar.
Thank you Heather, you made my already wonderful day even more so. (And got our mamas remembering on 70s maternity wear ;)
More of goodies selected by Heather soon, or you could just check out her vintage shop.