Last week I purchased two of these marvelous collars along with the prom dresses (speaking of prom dresses, I can't believe no one commented on that pretty purple thang. Didn't you think it was spectacular? Or am I off my rocker.)
They are Labeled 'Hand Made', 'Top Hit' fashion, Baar & Beards Inc. and 'Japan' on the inside.
I think it is beautiful and I hope to incorporate it into the collar of the MOD dress. The lady at the estate sale said they used to put these on in the 1950's and 60's to "dress up a sweater".
I wish I had the ability to airbrush the wrinkles out of my neck. When I am blogging and feeling 16, like I am in my mind many days, all I have to do is look at that neck and realize I am 50+.
So I took this photo yesterday and in the afternoon as I was heading out to go to work I realized I still had it on. I work right near Stephanie's store Petpourri and thought I would stop in and show it to her. When I walked in and started telling her about it she nonchalantly said, "Don't you remember? You showed it to me the other day". Ugh! I hate it when I do that!! We both got a good giggle out of that. I told you I have been on brain overload!!!
I had a minute before I needed to head off to work and Stephanie waved me into her office to show me a stack of LIFE magazines she brought in to thumb through in her down time (which she never really got yesterday). She pulled a specific one out and said, "Weren't you born in 1959? Would you like to take this home and look through it?" I was feeling shy and timid about having this gem in my possession and told her repeatedly NO.
That is until I looked at the cover story and the photo:
Glittery Comeback for Chokers
And there I was sporting my own 1950's choker.
Both Stephanie and I thought this was kind of weird. I mean I had completely forgotten that I had already shown this piece to her and she on a whim brought in these magazines and then I on a whim stopped in her store. I have not read the magazine yet, that is next (before I cut out the dress and procrastinate a little more) on the list.