The first stash from the thrift store road trip! What is it about a road trip that lightens the mental load? Just the act of “getting out of Dodge” brings great perspective, sprouts of energy and bursts of renewal. And what about the legendary roadtrips of the celluloid and tv universe? There was of course the famous “Animal House” insanity, where we couldn’t HELP but roar hilariously as that poor Lincoln turned into a junk yard dog… or the truly outrageous cross country escapades of “I Love Lucy” – I mean really? How did they write so brilliantly and perform so naturally? And then of course, hands down, was the King of all road trips – the handsome Captain Kirk in “Star Trek” (and its G rated little cousin “Lost in Space”) YES, I am one of THOSE Star Trek people, and yes, I do reference dialogue from the show in everyday life… Hailing Frequencies Open, Captain..aww, c’mon, admit it, don’t you just LOVE Star Trek?
So….Speaking of renewal – check out the beauties I scored on Day 1 of my roadtrip in the Low Country..not one, but two beautiful vintage purses and a wonderful brooch the shape of a lobster! The silver lamé is from the 1950s, and was likely worn with a bright jewel color (think aqua, magenta or coral) taffeta cocktail dress with many tulle layered petticoats. Yes – do you actually remember a world where petticoats lived??? I think they are now on the endangered species list… as for the cocoa brown clutch from the 1930s – it has a beautiful creme satin lining with a matching change purse. Very Marlene Dietrich cool.. And the Lobster Pin? Well — hello? That’s just for fun.