My out-of-town work trips generally take me to little courthouses in little towns. Courthouses, of course, are always right in the center of town. And very often, in an old downtown storefront space, I will spy a promising-looking antique, junk, or thrift store.
Yesterday I was sad to see that one of my favorite antique stores had closed down, but in its place was a thrift store. Oh boy! Heavy on the clothes, but everything was in beautiful order. Clothes were all sorted by color--my favorite arrangement. And I had the wonderful realization that my girls are now big enough to wear small ladies' sizes--such an improvement over the big girls' styles!
I found three lovely blouses. Pale blue print with puffed sleeves, so thirties! And another little white eyelet blouse, both for Bella. For Clara, an unworn white linen with square mother-of-pearl buttons and openwork detailing. A beautiful shirt, and Clara can always use another for concert dress.