What I Wore on Wednesday -- August 13, 2014

by mary August 13, 2014

This will be a bit of a different "What I Wore on Wednesday".  Today, instead of spending the afternoon at Dorothea's Closet Vintage, I was "Madame Zena, Fortune Teller" for Calvin Community's State Fair Day for residents.

Here I am as "Madame Zena" -- wearing a gauzy black dress with off-white embroidery, gelatin sequins & yellow beads from the 1920s over a black lace dress from the 1930s. I picked both up at Dorothea's Closet Vintage when Angie was having one of her "wounded bird" sales (i.e., very vintage items with character that have very visible &/or significant damage that she just couldn't bear to throw out).  My gypsy head-scarf is a vintage black croched belt studded with black sequins; & my bag is black crochet over a multi-colored lining with a lucite handle from the 1920s -- both these pieces are also from Dorothea's Closet Vintage.

 

Here's my crystal ball -- Steve made it for me out of a small clear glass gazing ball we had in the yard & a plastic base that he painted black.  The "cosmic energy" inside is cotton that he spray-painted pink & yellow.

And here are my fortune-telling cards -- I got them last summer at an antique shop in Cedarburg during one of my camping trips to Wisconsin.

While my jewelry is a mix of vintage & modern, to keep with the "What I Wore on Wednesday" theme, I also wore one of my hand-crafted necklaces & one of my charm bracelets.

The necklace is made from vintage crystal chandelier pieces, pearl beads & vintage silver chain.  I picked this necklace because crystals are said to channel positive energy, which seemed appropriate for a fortune-teller.

I chose one of my dice & card charm bracelets because it's said that dice can be used for divination, the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or unknown by supernatural means, & because I use cards to tell fortunes.

To see more of Dorothea's Closet Vintage clothing, check out the shop's website at http://dorotheasclosetvintage.shopify.com.  To see more of my jewelry, go to http://paulinesjewelrybox.com.

As always, thanks for reading and for supporting small businesses!

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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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