Somebody People

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Prince Street, NYC, 1900. Near the neighborhood where David Bowie lived.

All the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
I never thought I’d need so many people

Song Five Years by David Bowie

Tomoe Sushi in Manhattan, New York

Tomoe Sushi is one of our favorite Japanese restaurants we used to frequent when we lived in Manhattan.

tomoe_9103 blogYears ago when we went there as regulars, there was always a line to get in.  Recently when my husband and I were walking toward Soho to have dinner at Raul’s, we walked by Tomoe Sushi and

there was not a line!

I said, “For old time’s sake (not the drink), let’s go in and have one roll each!”  So, we did.

tomoe_9101 blogWe were so happy to be eating there again and the food was delicious!  Not much in the interior had changed.

Here is their “Closed” sign:

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Tomoe Sushi
172 Thompson St
New York, NY  10012


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Lilly Pulitzer 1931-2013 #lillypulitzer #corricopb

When I was younger I became aware of Lilly Pulitzer shifts (dresses) when looking at fashion magazines.  I loved her bright floral prints.  If you don’t know who Lilly was, read about her here.

After my son was born in Manhattan, my mom and I would take my son in his stroller and walk to Bloomingdale’s from Chelsea.  My mom would watch over my son as I tried on Lilly Pulitzer dresses.  I bought a couple – one I got on sale for $30!

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My son and I in Truro, Massachusetts. My Lilly dress is from Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan.

I was hooked and bought more dresses from the store C. Orrico in Florida.  They would ship me dresses in my size, I would try them on, keeping the ones I wanted to buy and return the rest!  Those were the days!

I don't remember where I bought this Lilly but it was my favorite because it was like a housewife dress from the 1950's. I still own it!
I don’t remember where I bought this Lilly but it was my favorite because it was like a housewife dress from the 1950’s. I still own it!

I also bought vintage Lilly Pulitzer dresses on ebay.  I have sold most of my Lilly dresses, but I loved wearing them when I worked in Manhattan.  The Lilly dresses were perfect to wear on those hot, muggy, humid East Coast days.

Lilly Pulitzer, I honor you for the business you created!  Thank you for the joy and memories your dresses brought me.

Making A Quilt #quilt

I have started cutting the pieces for a quilt.  I have a lot of fabric that I want to make a couple of quilts out of.

There is something satisfying to me when I cut 5″ squares over and over again.

(Not sure what that means psychologically and DON’T TELL ME.)

Now, I said I was cutting the pieces but I do not know when I will start sewing the pieces together because during the week my full time job is looking for a full time job.

It’s fun to choose exactly how I want the print centered on the fabric.  Yes Mom, these are the Nick and Nora pajamas you bought me years ago!  I hope you don’t mind that they now have a different purpose.

The elf/gnome/troll motif is popular in Wisconsin.

This Venice, Italy print is from a skirt that I used to wear to work when I commuted to Manhattan.

This print is also from a skirt I used to commute in daily to Manhattan.  I still love the retro print.

This print is especially garish.  If you know me, which you don’t know me very well yet, you know I love garish, tacky things.

That is why my web site is kinda tacky. 

I really am not into fabric prints of little kids picking apples and the little girl has angel wings kinda stuff.

This print makes me especially jubilant!  Doesn’t it make you feel that way?  And very Wisconsin-centric!

I have a stock pile of Vera Neumann linen calendars, napkins and place mats and I am going to make a quilt out of all of them!

If you haven’t heard of Vera Neumann, you can Google her yo’self.

Yup.  I’m gonna chop these suckers up and it will be so satisfying!

If you want to buy all of these from me, then I won’t cut them up. 

This is a sweet little napkin (from a set of 4) that, yes, Mom you gave it to me!  I still have the matching table cloth and will not be cutting that up!

These two linen napkins are especially lovely because they depict how I feel.  At first unhappy because I haven’t sipped my martini yet, and then very happy because I downed that sucker!

p.s.  I cannot believe that it is already July 1!!!

Tea Anyone?

Meret Oppenheim, Object (Le Déjeuner en fourrure), 1936

Happy Sunday!

I am drinking my tea, trying to wake up.  Then I will go outside and continue to plant my veggie garden.  That is what I was doing yesterday and why I didn’t post.

I shot this photo at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.  Isn’t it hilarious? I got such a kick out of it.  That Meret Oppenheim had a great sense of humor!

There is a similar “situation” to this art piece in the movie The Five Year Engagement with Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.