Then Again

News flash, I’m not the party girl I once was.  Is that an age thing? I’m not sure.  The parties I like now are far more tame. A small get together with a few nice nibblies and a nice bottle of wine, suits me just fine.

Boomdee Party Girl 1964
Boomdee Party Girl 1964

A little holiday soiree might be the perfect chance to put on a pretty dress, and break out the bling.  Something vintage is always part of my plan.  It’s really the little details that make an outfit sing.   Like this gorgeous jewel of a brooch I spotted the other day at the antique mall. Of course it came home with me. (Sorry Santa, I couldn’t wait).

Vintage Brooch

I knew in an instant that it would be the perfect holiday accessory. I wonder what fantastic parties it’s been to in the past?

Vintage Accessories

 Along with this little black handbag and multi strand necklace (both vintage), I’m all set for a night on the town.

Boomdeeadda Vintage

 Then again,

No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep. 

If you can’t fix it with duct tape or a martini, it’s not worth fixing.

How come stupid things seem smart while you’re doing them?

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22 thoughts on “Then Again

    1. I know right? Made me laugh because it’s so darn true. I think it might be one of those “no pain, no gain” things with having a good time….although, thankfully I’ve learned to pace myself…finally. LOL Thanks so much for your message, I sure enjoyed your site. I have a post tomorrow with a link to your super cute puppy post. 😀


  1. The brooch and necklace and purse are lovely, and all come together so nicely,i think I see a streak of fashion sense in you. Being in that age I am where I still like to go out, I however do know what you mean as there comes a certain point where its not what it used to be. Here the drinking age is 19, so after about 5 years of doing the “whole going out thing” I can see myself slowly fazing out of enjoying it as much as I used too. Can’t wait for the days, of calmer yet still equally fun gatherings with good friends and a nice drink or two.


    1. Thanks so much for that nice message. I did wear them out together on a California holiday last week. Unfortunately I had a wicked cold and a giant red nose so no pictures (eeeek that). We lived at a lake for 25 years and did plenty of partying there, probably when we should have slowed-er down some. There was always a campfire to sit at and we had plenty of late nights. I think young people are so much smarter about it than we ever where. You never tire of good laugh with friends and if you’re as lucky as I’ve been, they’ll be life long friends.


      1. I think that is one of the best rewards you can get while being young, if your a good friend, having a few good life long friends! And to live at a lake that must have been lovely, I don’t think I would have slowed down either!:)


  2. It would be a blast to open a bottle of wine with you Kelly! I think the last time I over indulged was on my 25th birthday party and vowed to never ever do shots again. (took days to recover from hangover, not worth it) I grew up and enjoy my Moscato every night!


    1. I know what you mean, those nights with too much cheer take so long to recover from after a certain age. For a long while I didn’t have ANY wine due to the hot flashes were not worth it…ya, good luck with that…giggle. I haven’t heard of Moscato? Is that served shaken AND stirred 🙂 We do have mosquito’s…they’re pesky..LOL


      1. Barefoot is who makes the brand of Moscato that I drink. It is a sweet wine. I used to drink Alice White Riesling, but changed to this Moscato which is so smooth. Love it. And, don’t get me started on those HOT flashes……eeeeek, I get them too and they are horrible. Some mornings I wake up barely dressed from all the hot flashes I have during the night. LOL I agree, that recovering from a hang over at our age sucks and we always vow to never drink that much again.


        1. Yep, if I had a dime for every promise not to over indulge ever again…hehe. I think I’ve finally made good on it. I generally drink dry reds, a good Merlot I should think. Cheers to you Valerie, bottoms up!


    1. Thanks again Marylin, I tend to enjoy things with a past, a story, a history. What remains unknown can always be imagined, elaborated and dream’t up. That’s part of the fun of owning vintage. I pinned it to a giant shawl one night when we were out in San Diego…It was fun.


    1. Thanks PJ, I couldn’t believe it was only $8.00 or 5.02 if I spent Pounds Sterling. What a steal. I adore it so much and the colours are like the Aurora Borealis. Say what……duct tape….50 Shades…I can’t say I know what you mean…..hehe, saucy bit of lit (I’ve heard).


    1. Hehe, naughty right? Thanks for keeping my secret Alys. Looked like a party and I was all dressed up. I wish I knew who the other little person is….lost to history. Who’s brilliant idea was it to get me hooked on sweets back then…that’s a Dairy Milk Bar…LOL.


  3. You write the best blogs! If you can’t fix it with duct tape…. No parties for this old girl, this year. Maybe by next year I’ll have found some friends to party with. Love the broach and beads but mostly the sign that an Angel watches over you. So party on.


    1. Oh wow Marlene, you’re so nice to say this. Thank you so much. I hope you do find a special friend or two to enjoy the season with. There’s a million opportunities out there…daily swim at the local pool, volunteer at an art gallery, take a class that interests you. I know as we age, our social group gets smaller…be bold, don’t let others miss out on your charm.
      Speaking of charm, that’s a charm I made next to the brooch. The other side is a picture of my dad and it says “he shows me the way”. Cheers!


      1. Thanks for the encouragement. I have unfortunately moved in October 3 years in a row. Getting acquainted always takes a bit of time but I have been slowly successful. The new year will bring many new experiences that I’m looking forward to, until then, I have both my kids here for the holidays. Yay! I’ll take a second look at that charm.


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