Monday, May 5, 2014

Rooster and Me

I had a free moment in the classroom when I was substitute teaching last week so, while I waited for the seventh graders, I snapped this photo of my favorite little brooch. He's a vintage rooster, with colored enamel over silver, and I do love him so. Years ago I lived on Beacon Hill in Boston. Many of the things I wasted my money on back then (like rent!) are long gone, but not so this little rooster, who came from a wonderful vintage jewelry shop on Charles Street. I don't believe it is there anymore.

The cardigan is carried by Modcloth (I got mine locally at Virtue on Lexington Street in Asheville). Modcloth calls it the "Dream of the Crop", and here it is in navy. I have it in orange, jade and camel. Last year I had one in mustard, which was a pretty color but was too bright for me. It got lost, but I think that may have been for the best. These little cardigans are very short and work wonderfully with the kind of dresses that this short person likes to wear. They wash well, but I have been warned (over and over) by the young women at Virtue to never put them in the dryer. So far I have managed to obey this stern warning, and all has been well.

I wore one of my favorite dresses, a plaid shirtwaist made from a couple of different patterns. You can read the whole story in this blog post.


  1. Of course you love that rooster. He's a cutey and adds such a sweet touch of whimsy to your outfit. Thanks for the sweater link. Might have to buy one or two of those.

  2. Ahh, that little cockerel is adorable, I'm not surprised you treasure him. and the dress is beautiful - look at you twirl! xxx

  3. The dress is terrific but the little rooster that sits on the lapel is perfect! I love it!