Sunday, 31 August 2008
324 days to go: A dirty job
It's a dirty job but someone has to do it - clear the garage that is.
My faithful Cowboy Boots were back on today (although I think I will be giving them a rest now they are well worn in for the autumn).
While we were clearing out I rediscovered two ballgowns my 80-year-old mother in law gave me. They were handmade in the 1950's out of a very heavy satin and lined.
My favourite is a rust coloured gown with diamante and feathers stitched at the front. The buckle at the back needs repairing. The other is an eau de nil with a textured gold bodice.
Why are they in the garage you ask?
They smell. When I kept them in my room it quickly developed the scent you normally associate with Miss Haversham - rotting and decay.
They are badly in need of love and attention. And a damn good clean. But I fear this will be very expensive. And will I wear them? And will it be worth it?
Any advice greatly received.
By the way I wore..
Gap Jeans (2008)
Rust top (M&S 2008)
Cowmboy Boots (as before!!!)
Top Shop Necklace (2005)