by Angeliska on December 20, 2008
The other morning when I awoke, a cloud had fallen to earth
and everything was enveloped in a thick haze.
It made everything seem especially ghostly and mysterious,
as if a winter spell had been cast by mischievous imps
intent on obscuring their traces by fogging up my lens!
I did manage to capture some evidence of their sorcery:
a carrot passionately in love with itself, or demurely crossed legs?
Yep, so black and orange are still where it’s at for me-
and apparently corduroy hot-pants are part of the equation
(this is very out of character for me, you see) paired with
my favorite scarf, knitted by my favorite auntie!
I am hanging out in Don Weir’s booth at Uncommon Objects
with my new best friend, who is pretty much all I want for hexmas:
She was made in England by Norah Wellings, or so says
the tag on her foot. I think her name must be Dewpie Dew,
because that’s all she really ever says. She is elfin magic!
Also, this is so wonderful. I would love to have it. Just sayin’.
Gnome and monkey wish you cozy, and want figgy pudding. As do I.
I must sat also, that as far as work christmas parties go- I am quite the lucky duck!
As you may have guessed from their Thanksgiving gathering,
the Wimans really know how to do a sumptuous and festive fête!
I wish more of the photographs had come out, as there are always so many
stunning vignettes- the one above is just a corner of the wine table,
but I liked the tin and the cheery colored orbs. Also nearby were piles of truffles.
This is what I wore:
- sequinned peacock + sari trim headband I made before the party
- 1920′s necklaces, gifts from my sweetheart
- Phoenix brand vintage dress, gifted- pinned up for the evening
(ps. it is actually black and not navy as it appears here)
- peacock stockings and shoes both from modcloth
Photo by DW, beautiful assemblage behind me by Steve Wiman.
My outfit was inspired by these print blocks from a Berlin
party favor and costume catalog- they were made into ornaments
and hung so guests could choose one to take home.
Oh, I just realized that the middle one is upside down!
The Wiman’s christmas tree is the most marvelous, ever.
It is cloth-wrapped wire with a white starlite base,
covered in ornaments hand made by friends over the years.
Each one is a tiny work of art, each with a story.
This was one of my favorites, made last year by Mr. Weir.
To the past, and all it has brought us…