Perfect outfit for Solid Gold Tea?

Who would have thunk that your grandma's gift of a couch throw would become your flashiest outfit?


When I packed up everything to move from Maine to Florida, I had a ton of help.  People were there to tell me throw this out, donate this, store that.  One of those items I knew I would store was the cranberry crocheted blanket my grandmother made for me when I moved into my first place many years ago.  Who knew I should be pulling it out for my next trip to funky town, or at least Provincetown and Solid Gold Tea.

Ellers embraces every style out there, from form-fitting booty shorts to extravagant bell-bottom pants. Most of these fabulous pieces are made of recycled vintage crochet afghans; according to Ellers’ shop, “Afghan blankets are original pieces of folk art, hand made by artisans across America since the 1960’s and well before. With scissors and a sewing machine I transform vintage crochets into wearable sculpture!” –

So if you have that old afghan in storage, maybe you should pull it out and see what you can make of it beside a blanket.  Maybe a  pair of capris or a shawl or shorts?  No?  Rather keep it is a family heirloom?  I agree.  But if you are interested in seeing more and even buying one of Ellers' creations on Etsy.  Ok, maybe I'd like the white bell bottoms below.  

Your thoughts?  If you owned these, would they be a once wear or would you wear them often?







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