Wednesday, January 27, 2016

thrifted threads: embroidered cloth

had i the heavens' embroidered cloths.
enwrought with golden and silver light,

the blue and the dim and the dark cloths
of night and light and the half-light,

i would spread the cloths under your feet:
but i, being poor, have only my dreams;

i have spread my dreams under your feet;
tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

                                   -william butler yeats
did you do any embroidery when you were younger?
i was my favourite subject at elementary school 
(waaaaay back when...when my family still lived in the philippines)
i think that is the reason i can't help but admire any embroidery work - 
especially work that has been hand made, hand crafted.
i found this yellow hand made top in a tinker trunk
at a second hand (not-really-thrift) shop while visiting the town of duncan, b.c..
the second hand, consignment store had a ton of treasures in it 
but a lot of it were priced so high i decided to just browse.
that is when i discovered the tinker trunk... with its 'everything for a twoonie" sign.

guess what was sitting on the top of the pile?
i very rarely wear yellow...(i think it makes my complexion look sallow)
but in this case, the embroidery overrides the sallow yellow,
especially on a grey and cloudy day (yup...the rain is back!!!)
wishing you all a very lovely wednesday !!!


joining lindsey for 'what i wore' wednesday


thank you for your kind words... they really do make my day !!!