passions and vanities {7 of mine}

January 27, 2012


Recently I was contacted by the organizers
of Chicago's lovely
Randolph Street Market
(quality vintage finds in a chic setting)
to explore this year's winter theme which is
Passions & Vanities.

It's true I'm a simple girl with a passion
for simple things, but they aren't small things...

1.
Children.
Not just my own.
I worked with kids for a decade as an academic tutor
and before that I taught preschool and cared for infants.



Children (and dogs!) are the best teachers ever.



2.
Handmade
Whether it's a card, a fuzzy wool sweater, or jewelry.



3.
Words
Of encouragement, of faith, of humor, of truth.



Ya know?


4.
Beauty in the everyday.
When you actively seek it out, it's surprising
how much you can collect.



5.
Snuggly Linens
Okay, I know we're getting out of passion territory
now, but fresh white sheets and and duvets
are a little of heaven on earth for me.


 my photo

6.
Feminine Accessories
*Cue Carly Simon*
More vanity!
Little touches of sparkle and
shine (even if it's simply lip gloss!)
are a mini celebration of woman-ness.


my photo


7.
Love
The most important passion of all because with it:
we find wings to fly us over rough patches.
We find meaning in every corner of the universe.
We can get over ourselves in order to see...


my panel, my photo


that which is truly lovely.

Be sure to bring your passions, vanities,
and cash to the Randolph Street Market
February 4-5, 2012!

Feelin saucy enough to share your own passions & vanities?

Peace to you right where you are.

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17 comments

  1. They are beautiful things and they are why I love coming to visit you and getting to know you. You have a pure heart with a flare for fun and beauty.
    xoxo

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  2. The first photo is truly magnificent.
    Best...Victoria

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  3. Passion is one word that others would use to describe me...passionate about fairness, keeping things simple, our planet earth, family, faith.

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  4. This is a beautiful post, and that first image is deeply moving. Have a great weekend!
    Stacy

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  5. Feeling inspired. Yes.

    What a beautiful post Michele. And I love your style of writing. Its so crisp and has so much impact. Love reading you.

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  6. That first photo is so cute! And like you it's white linens for me all the way. Love this post and you, you make me smile!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    XX
    Debra~

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  7. Lots of things stir me up too~great post! I love that Carly song..

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  8. OK...that first photo convinced me NOT to have a "hand lift".....:) Because I want my hands to tell a story. Not my face though.......Love this post and if I lived in Chicago, I would definitely go.

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  9. Great post Michele... i love the photo of the hands... very powerful, i have my blingy sparkley pin you sent me, right smack in the middle of a straw hat i wear all the time... and i have about a gagillion pearls too...
    i love the "you can", and the "no to bad things" I'll have to burn the "you can" in my brain when i'm having a panic attack and think i can't keep driving...
    that photo of you is sooooo great, looks like you're surrounded in a white aura...

    Cindy

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  10. Michele,
    Thank you for dropping by Fussy French.
    Warmly,
    Jill McDowell

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  11. had no idea there was an upcoming show, will definitely be there!
    love and share many of your passions
    debra

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  12. lovely post from a lovely lady! your jewelry makes me swoon...
    so sweet is that dog and child photo!!

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  13. It would seem, my lovely, that we have EVERYTHING in common! My passions are the same :)

    P.S. - Your Snuggly Linens photo looks like its out of a glossy magazine advert!

    Meera xx

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  14. You are awesome.
    Loved those sweet
    pictures....

    xx Suzanne

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  15. That's really beautiful, what awesome sentiments.

    Well done, thank you so much.

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