Saturday, 2 June 2007

Light in Hand

Living in a city as wonderfully diverse as Toronto, I've been anticipating this thrift-moment for a long, long, time. I've wished for it, dreamt about it, my heart has skipped a beat before...only to be disappointed, but it's finally happened.


Silk. Metres and metres of silk saris. I couldn't resist - I bought all three (they were $15 each, but well, I couldn't pass them up now, could I?).


The details are from the richly worked ends....


Each one has been lovingly cared for, with careful mending and reinforcement in a couple of places at the back, but they are not fragile by any means. I shiver to even think of cutting into them, but...maybe paired with linen? Could I do something with wool felt? Maybe line a coat for Safiya...ambitious, but how lovely! I called my Mom up with the news...

"you should see them in the light, it's so beautiful....I'll post pictures, but of course they're more gorgeous in person" At which Mr. S. interjects from the other room - "in person, in person? you people are crazy!"

Maybe a little....crazy with loooove :-)

3 comments:

katharine said...

Did you see the fabric sale at Nathalie Roze? The girls and I rode by it on the streetcar yesterday, good thing too. Can you image me lugging bolts of fabric, the small stroller and both girls up to the Carrot to shop?

Johanna said...

They are stunning! What do you think you might do with them?

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

That is a thrift score for the records! Beautiful.