Sweetie Pie

Last Sunday on November 24th, Handsome and I took a short Sky Train ride to Commercial Drive in East Van. A neighbourhood known for housing Hollywood North, our movie industry folks and the historic Italian community

surprise us on every corner of THE DRIVE.

Here I am at the entrance of story.of.things, my new favorite shop for drooling over curated vintage and contemporary design was tucked into a warehouse with mega wabi-sabi appeal.

A chance stroll down an alley led to their shop.

The owner greeted me with, “You are a breath of fresh air.”

Southern hospitality was never sweeter.

Check out her active Etsy store.


retail comfort and fun colored blue/green leggings from Cannon Beach, Oregon

retail very old charcoal grey wool Eileen Fisher knit skirt

retail grey wool/cashmere gloves

retail Smart Wool socks embrace my toots

thrifted fancified up cycled red wool hat

thrifted fancified button brooch by Judy

thrifted stripped blue/green cotton t shirt

thrifted winsome teddy bear up cycled embroidered brooch

thrifted up cycled red wool vest

first seen on "Off The Wall" blog on May 2nd, 2019

Basically, I ripped the sleeves off the arms, hand sewing them to the back. Tuxedo tales are always welcome in my world.

Changing the buttons to a collection of mismatched ones brings more humor to the garment.

Notice the latest Zappos treasured addition to my shoe collection.

“Where did you get those boots???” shouted 2 women on Commercial Drive.

Why do so many of us have a love affair with foot apparel? Anyway, I am in lust with these Le’Artiste cranberry/grey hand painted embossed hoofers.

Comfort and charm make a great team. I could sell these, yawl.

Heartthrob Handsome’s OOTD

his prized vintage Ebay wool felt fedora

retail jacket by Eddie Bauer

retail shirt by Chaps

retail leather gloves by Orvis

vintage wool red scarf by Paul Smith found in a second hand shop in Orlando Florida (they don’t need wool for warmth)

button brooch fancified by Judy (felt, buttons and beads)

Ray Charles - Sweet Potato Pie HERE

I am thankful for music. What would life be without a song?

Eating cold slices of homemade sweet potato pie for breakfast on Black Friday morning is a treasured childhood memory.

Happy Thanksgiving to all fellow Americans.

Judy and Handsome

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