Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 7: The Safari Club and Cake!

Yes, late again with yesterday's post! The days have been so uncommonly full here that after all the day time doings, and evening work on the website, I'm too tired to blog.

Yesterday was amazingly full. We delivered two mint-chocolate birthday cakes (100% from scratch, by me!) to friends - we enjoyed a birthday picnic, and then went to meet up with a bunch of vintagey-folk at the Legendary Safari Club.
legendary safari club, fabgabs, fab gabs 365

My dress was purchased when I bought a lot of my friend Julie's collection - many pieces are now too large for her, so this dress was in the shop for about a second, and then I realize it would fit. It's a little big up top, but it's just such a perfect running-around-to-picnics sunny work-a-day dress, that I couldn't resist. I suppose I'll put it back in the shop when I've lost weight. I do love it, though.

I admit that I still feel a little awkward about having so many photos taken of me. I'm not exactly camera shy, but I'm camera cautious. We didn't have the option of taking lots of photos yesterday, because I forgot my SD card! Sigh.

I realize that not everyone is going to be into these pics from the Safari Room. Take it or leave it. The taxidermy is all very old, and I am glad that both the piece and the roadside kitsch of the place are being preserved. It's unlikely I'll get another chance to pet a leopard in my life, or stand three feet away from the face of an angry polar bear.

Dress: The Other Vintage Julie
Shoes: Goodwill score
Bakelite: Various


  1. your dress is gorgeous!!!

  2. In high school, I had a friend whose parents were taxidermists and they had some cool animals in their house. This dress is quite darling! :)

  3. Love your dress.....matching bakelite jewellery to your picnic container genius!

  4. I've been dying to go to the Safari Club ever since my dad told me about it!