31 In Misc


Right after Christmas I met up with Crystal from  Crystal, carol, judy 

Crystal, Carol and me……

Again design studio 

Again Design Studio–my favorite!!

Crystal carol 

Carol loves to shop here too…

Agian design 2 

Pillows made from vintage scarves–they sound kind of fragile, but they are actually tough and durable.

Carol and me
I'm wearing a Moschino safety pin jacket….Carol is wearing BCBG.  Rachel Merrill from Drawing judy 

from this photo–


Sketch of Jane…..

Drawing jane 

From this photo…they are really good!

Jane pic 

Jane just posted about her love of Arapaima.  It reminded me of the first time she saw one.  She must have been 2 or 3, and we were at the Ft. Worth Zoo.  They had an Arapaima, and Jane would watch it for hours if we allowed her to–she was completely fascinated with this huge fish.  She would get so excited when he came to the top, and you could actually get an idea of how massive this not yet full grown fish was.  We had to hold Jane tightly for fear she would jump in to swim with it.  He's gone from the Ft. Worth Zoo, and we wondered what ever happened to this incredibly beautiful fish.  Jane's dad did some checking and found that this very fish has moved to the Dallas World Aquarium.  Jane will be so glad to know she can visit it once again.  


They are extremely sensitive fish, and moving them even a short distance is extremely risky.  When the Ft. Worth Arapaima was moved, it took a semi to transport it,  a diver stayed with it all night to make sure it went to the surface to breathe, and it would not eat for a full week.  Apparently the fish is doing well now, and they have added more Arapaimas to the exhibit.  They really are something to see.  I guess we will have a reason to go the Dallas World Aquarium soon…they also have the most amazing exhibit of Sea Dragons.  I had never seen a Sea Dragon, and I'm not quite sure I knew they existed, but they have a nice sized exhibit at the DWA, and they make the trip worthwhile.   


Two more sketches.  Jane and I have received so many lovely sketches lately!  I really enjoy posting them.  Of course it's very flattering to think that someone would take the time to draw a picture of you or your dress, but I really enjoy seeing the different drawing styles, and just the incredible amount of young talent that is out there!  These sketches are from Anna, who has a great blog called Chanel 

I love the way she did color on the vintage Scaasi gown.  Thanks Anna.  Hope everyone is starting off their weekend right.  We were supposed to be in Los Angeles, but we cancelled the trip because Carol got sick.  No fun without her–so I'm home just trying to get caught up.  

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  • Mrs.T
    January 16, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Beautiful sketches! Rachel is very talented indeed! I remembered the sea dragon which we saw at the California Academy of Sciences back in San Francisco over the Christmas holiday– they were really amazing. I stared at them for at least 1 hour. I loved Carol’s look for the day, and super loved your jacket!!

  • Mira
    January 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Looks very on point. Beautiful sketches. πŸ™‚

  • alex
    January 16, 2010 at 9:23 am

    LOVE the sketches-

  • Tori
    January 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I have been yearning to go to the Dallas Aquarium for AT LEAST 2 years. Maybe this year I can finally force my boyfriend to take me! It’s ridiculous that I haven’t been (ever, I think) and I’ve lived in DFW for close to 12+ years.

  • Sarah
    January 16, 2010 at 9:29 am

    That fox fur coat is still my absolute favorite thing you own! I am kicking myself to this day, because my mom had one just like it and asked me if I wanted it a few years ago and I said no…and so it went to Goodwill πŸ™

  • Leia
    January 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Thank yo ufor sharing all these pictures and stories! I do hope Carol feels better. πŸ™‚

  • Carly Day
    January 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I love yours and Jane’s blogs, both very inspirational. I imagine your house to be like a treasure chest of amazing clothes.
    I’ve just started a new blog, I’d love it if you could take a look.
    Thanks. Carly

  • Pearl Westwood
    January 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

    There are certainly some talented bloggers out there! I haven’t been to an aquarium for years, but they really are magical places!

  • mr. freddy's mom
    January 16, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Hi Judy!
    Wow, it’s been ages that I haven’t commented here.
    You’re truly a good inspiration to me.
    You and Carol are beautiful.
    I love those colorful buttons on Carols jacket.
    so cute!

  • Julia
    January 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Beautiful art by your readers! I think you look divine in that safety pin jacket and white scarf, and Carol is of course too cute! It’s funny how much your daughters look like each other, and you, and yet you all look so different, too. I love looking at families!
    Anyway, I’ll check out Plush Palate. Looks great

  • hanna
    January 16, 2010 at 11:45 am

    love carol’s outfit!

  • Sabina
    January 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Nice to see such a long post from you!
    I need to work on my sketches too πŸ™‚

  • Nathaniel
    January 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Wow! I’m totally loving all those sketches! I’m also crazy about that Moschino coat- so amazing!

  • Marika
    January 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Wooow skectches are amazing and you look gorgeous!
    well, as always))

  • Kathleen
    January 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    The sketches are very lovely!
    Oh wow, the Arapaima is one of the most amazing fish I have ever seen! The Sea Dragon is so crazy and wild looking, like something from a science fiction film.

  • Jill
    January 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I would love to have an aquarium filled with sea horses…I just love them!

  • Rachel Merrill
    January 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Wow Ms. Aldridge, thank you so much!!!!! I really had a blast creating them and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post them.
    I am not lying when I consider you especially to be such an inspiration, and from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for the support.

  • PrΓͺt-Γ -Porter P
    January 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing about the fishes, it adds to my list of reasons to visit texas. i would pick an aquarium over seeing paintings hanging in a museum any day.

  • P A P E R F A S H I O N
    January 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    those look beautiful! πŸ™‚

  • Furniture Stores
    January 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Fun to read about the meet up. The net is a great way to network and make friends with like minded folks. Also, loved all the wonderful pics. Cheers!

  • Alyssa
    January 16, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Finally. A post with CAROL!

  • daphne
    January 16, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    lots of very talented artists. you are lucky.
    we have huge arapaimas in our local zoo. we feed them raw chicken. they are a bit scary.

  • R
    January 17, 2010 at 12:06 am

    We have a couple of those arapaima fish in our aquarium too, they are really quite huge and creepy I think!

  • Noelle + Kendall
    January 17, 2010 at 11:31 am

    the sketches of your Ball dresses are unbelievable! so beautiful!
    -N + K
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  • alexandra keller
    January 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    love Plush Palate! and those pillows!

  • Brandon
    January 20, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Judy, so glad that you and Crystal were able to meet up! She was an early supporter of ours and is just the sweetest, smartest, hardest-working person. We love her and love Plush Palate and are thrilled to be watching her star rise.

  • Crystal @ Plush Palate
    January 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Judy! Thank you so much for posting about our meet up and your kind words. I had a blast hanging out with you and Carol! Can’t wait to hear how your home turns out with the new items πŸ™‚

  • Business Process Modelling Training,Australia
    January 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Beautiful sketches!!!!!!!! I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post them………

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    February 13, 2010 at 9:59 am

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