Love Those 50s Beaded Cashmere Cardigan Sweaters!

I was shopping today at a thrift store that I frequent about twice a month. Lately the pickings have been very slim there, so I wasn’t expecting much at all. It gets discouraging but sometimes just when all hope is lost, something marvelous appears!

I’m going through the racks and I espy a black beaded cashmere sweater… 50s, made in Hong Kong, and loaded with beaded flowers—gorgeous! Then I continue on. I feel the MOST exquisitely soft cashmere and pull out another 50s beaded cream sweater! This one is also heavily beaded. The most amazing thing is it still has it’s DALTON and SAK’S FIFTH AVENUE labels. 🙂 (100% Pure Virgin Cashmere to boot!)

I just adore these magnificent, wearable works of art! They usually are too small for this tall Finn, but I love looking at them and holding them. It is getting harder and harder to find these beauties, but I’m glad I run across them from time to time.

It certainly made my day!

All the best,
Marilyn

Spring is around the corner!

I feel the faint stirrings of springtime here in the Pacific Northwest…warmer temps, sunnier days and longer daylight hours.  After months of what seems like semi-hibernation in a swath of gray and darkness, it’s time once again to start thinking of shedding some of my “comfort clothing”.

I spend the whole winter wrapped in colorful cashmere sweaters, down vests, scarves, tall boots and the occasional Norwegian sweater.  There is a certain amount of security for me in these clothes.  Like my own little cocoon…no worries about having a tan (or lack thereof), shaved legs, or even a couple extra pounds! 🙂

Now here comes spring, and then summer…less clothing, more body.  More warmth and sunshine, more grooming worries.   There is always a trade off in life!

All the best,
Marilyn