Friends, I have been under the weather the past few days, so maybe it was just all of the cold medicine I was taking that coaxed this amazing dream from my noggin, but it was so vivid. Vivid enough that when I woke up I had to think to myself, "did that just really happen!"
Source: fashiondesigners.instyle.com via Caitlin on Pinterest
Here's how it went down, in my dream that is...I was at my new fave G-dub (Goodwill for all my newer readers) and was flipping through the racks of dresses. The color of the week was green, so that meant the green tagged items were 99 cents. I came across this gorgeous ivory gown that was encrusted in gold beading and sequins and just overall buttery, it was 99 cents. Then I looked at the tag...Christian Lacroix!! I quickly clung the item towards me, as to not have it picked off by another Goodwill patron. Gasp, could it be true?!! I looked at the tag again, and it was. This dress wasn't my size, but to even be holding it made me feel special. "It's going in one of my shops", I thought to myself.
I then overheard two ladies the next aisle over discussing how they heard a large estate of designer clothing had just arrived at the store. She stated that she had seen a Christian Lacroix dress in the aisle they were in, but couldn't remember where. I was on the hunt! Salivating at the mouth, I quickly turned the corner to their aisle and started flipping through clothing. In my dream I had one lady on either side of me flipping through the rack, and I was in the middle. It was a race to the Lacroix!
Flipping...flipping...seeing beads and sequins...focus on labels...elbows out so they can't get closer...yes, there it was! Just as I grabbed the hanger, the other patron grabbed the side of the dress. I shot her a look of a mama bear protecting her cubs and she released the gilded satin frock with another green 99 cent tag attached.
Source: visionaryartistrymag.com via Mallory on Pinterest
It was over, I was victorious, I was in the presence of greatness, and about to own it...Lacroix.
I would photograph these two gowns for my stores as if they were being worn by Claudia, Cindy, or Naomi, all of the uber-model greats of yesteryear. I would enjoy having them for a short time and then pass them along to another person who would appreciate them just as much as I did.
What an awesome dream! Maybe this is an omen or something that I must be on the lookout for?
Have you had a 'thrifting dream'? Leave the deets in the comments, I'd love to hear about them!
I've been sick too, but I haven't had any good dreams like that. I guess I'm taking the wrong meds! :)ReplyDelete
Ha! I totally have dreams about turquoise pyrex stashes all the time. It's a sickness I think ;)ReplyDelete
@canine~oh sweet pyrexiness dreams! that sounds awesome. i am working on a post about my latest pyrex find and it involves fridgies! you know how excited i get about those little guys.ReplyDelete
@dana~so many of my bloggy friends are sick right now. can we pass this stuff through the internet or something!? you prob just got run down working on that big new space of a store you have!ReplyDelete
LOVED this!! Although I haven't had any dreams about finding something fabulous, I often have fantasies during the day, in the middle of a hunt, that I am about to pick up some piece of fabulous Danish design. It never happens. LOLReplyDelete
haha, I actually haven't but it sounds so vivid and lovely!ReplyDelete
@nina~i truly believe i will find an eames lounge an ottoman set sitting on the side of the road one day, for free...pretty delusional, i knowReplyDelete
@six~i have always been a pretty vivid dreamer. but i seem to have the 'did that really happen dreams' when i am taking cold medicine/benadrylReplyDelete
I dream of Stickley!ReplyDelete
what great details of the dream. totally cool that you dream about thrifting. I think of it preeeeety much all day, so maybe my brain shuts off at night?ReplyDelete
Oh, I've been there. Except I've only had negative thrifty dreams! My reality is much more pleasant, oddly enough.ReplyDelete
@annie...nothing wrong with dreaming about well made furnitureReplyDelete
Yes, I have totally had those types of dreams before!ReplyDelete
Sorry that i lived your Lacroix dream...sorryReplyDelete