Monday, February 22, 2010

Family Treasures


My grandfather gave me a pocketwatch a few years ago. It belonged to his father when he worked on the railroad, and then to his grandfather, so this watch has been in my family for 5 genereations. It's over a hundred years old. I've never carried it before, but I've always wanted to. So I pulled out a pair of pants that have a watch pocket in them and rigged up a brooch and chain to create an exaggerated watch chain and fob. It was a little over the top, but the rest of the outfit is so conservative that it isn't too much.

What I Wore That Was Over 100 Years Old:

2010-02-22 combo

  • cream T, overdyed and embellished by me (Target)
  • brown slacks (George via Walmart)
  • orange cardi (via consignment)
  • brown flats
  • brooch (Etsy)
  • gold chain (H&M)
  • earrings (gift)
  • pocket watch (Illinois Watch Co., inherited)
What I Ate That Now Comes With Yellow:

After a compliment on my outfit (thanks!), Kathryn made the following request:
I also love the way that you document the food you ate. A few days ago you added the points too. Can you continue doing that? Maybe for each food item - or maybe I'm asking too much.
Kathryn, it never hurts to ask, right? I usually put a tally of the total points I've consumed at the end of my blog posts. But I don't do it when I don't know what the tally is. Some days I'm too busy to get online and log them all in. And some days I've been eating crap and I am scared to see the total. So rest assured that I will post the info when I have it. And I'll try putting the total for each meal on the photo, but I don't think I can get into the specifics of every single item. Honestly, I just don't think I would keep up with that. However, feel free to email me any questions about specific food items if you want more info. I am happy to tell you what brand something is, if it appeals to you. You can also ask me about receipes. I don't mind at all.

So today we'll see a new, yellow addition to my food pics. Points values!

2010-02-22 food

  • breakfast: homemade McMuffin, grapefruit
  • lunch: buddig sandwich, pear, carrots, pretzels, cheese stick
  • snack: yogurt, Soyjoy, blood orange
  • dinner: Cuban braised beef and peppers, 1 c. brown rice
  • dessert: WW english toffee crunch ice cream, 7 almonds

What I Did While the Rice Cooked:

30 minutes on the treadmill and an old episode of SNL

Total for the Day: 28.5 points, 4 glasses water, 30 minutes exercise

9 comments:

Kasmira said...

The pocketwatch and its history are precious!

Also - I like the self-embellishment of the tee. Have you featured this before?

Monique said...

What a great pocketwatch. I love adding character to an outfit. :)

Joanna said...

Loving the watch and the dramatic chain you created!

Cynthia said...

How cool to have a piece of family history. I love your blog and wanted to add you to my bloglist. Have a great day!

Aradia said...

Tina,Cool outfit!
I suggest you wear the watch as a pendant. It can be the center piece of your outfit. Don’t hide such a great heirloom away.

BBM said...

love that cardigan and tee! so detailed and so pretty!

suzydirl said...

Your outfit is super cute, but the pocket watch...how orginial!! My hubby is a HUGE rail fan and when I showed him your picture of it, he got all excited. Be sure to hang on to it! It's worth a pretty penny!

Suzanne
Simply Suzanne

Tina said...

Kasmira - Thanks! I made the shirt a few months ago and this is the first time that I have worn it. It's just button and ribbon sewed along the neckline. I almost threw it out several times b/c I couldn't decide if I liked it or not.

Monique - Thanks! I feel very honored that my grandfather gave it to me.

Joanna - thanks! I was wondering if the chain was a bit too over the top.

Cynthia - thanks! It's great to have you as a new follower. I'm off to check out your blogs now.

Aradia - good suggestion! Thanks!

BBM - thanks!

Suzy - thanks! I spent a little time researching it online. But I really need to take it into an expert to have it fixed. I can't figure out how to set it.

Maria said...

i love this out, Tina!