Thursday, February 12, 2009

Trying To Look Like Jackie O

So there we were. Two grown girls with nothing to do on a lazy summer morning in the furniture capital of the world. And what was our weapon of merry-making choice? Shopping, of course. Tiptoeing through tailor-made trouble we were.....ever so quietly around the antique shop.....finding treasures... finger painting in the stained glass and stroking rich mahogany tables......Hiding behind lamps and endless hand painted mirrors....dust.... sunbathing peacocks of blue and giant magnolia leaves...


"Did you see the detail on that frame? I think I'm in love, " she said.
"Shhh! Can't you see I'm taking pictures for my blog post? I did warn you about the camera."


Meet my close friend. We'll call her Jane. She has no idea I am filming her shopping mania.
And, she is, as usual, ignoring me.

"Over here, Mimi. Look at these wonderful plates."

(She's an artist. Everything is art to her. Even rust.)


"Shh! Can't you see I'm trying to look like Jackie O?"
"You don't look anything like Jackie." (Why do I always buy honest friends?)
"Well, who do I look like then?"


"You look like Cousin It from
The Addams Family."


OK, Miss Priss. Just for that I'll sepia, film grain, and use the old antique age effect on your blog picture debut.
I turned the magazine around.

"
Now look. Who do I look like now?"

"Mimi you have a price tag stuck to your head and you still look like Cousin It - but cheaper." Bwaahaaahaaaa!


I think I hate her.

Jackie is laughing hysterically.
"But I wanna be retro."

Just because you straightened your hair today does not mean you look like Jackie O.... "


"Don't you want to be retro?"
"We're in an antique shop. Every thing's retro." (Why did I have to buy smart friends?)

"Exactly! But it's always been my goal in life to carry off retro in an antique shop. I brought my camera and everything. You're no fun!"

"Shh!" whispered the two peacocks in the window, " you're standing in our light."
"Did you say something, Jane?"
ShHH!
"Just that your mother would be so proud.....Mimi-O."
Have you ever heard peacocks laugh?
I wish I hadn't.

Nobody understands me. Little did she know that I was going for Minnie Pearl in case the Jackie thing didn't work out. You knew that. Didn't you? She's not a blog person. How would she know that?
"Sometimes I worry about you," she said. "You also said you wanted to sing Bonnie Raitt on a bar stool as one of the top ten things to do before you die."

"You're right.
I can't possibly sing Bonnie Raitt with straight hair.
"
(I'm so glad I bought friends with a sense of fashion.)


"She doesn't look a thing like Jackie O with those sunglasses on," smirked the half-faced royal peacock. " I wish they'd get out of here and leave us alone. We're just trying to be antique."




"Yeah.
Just because she's blue doesn't make her a peacock."






Parts of this post appeared August 2008
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37 comments:

katherine. said...

well of course not.

you would be a peafowl.
sheesh

Kitten said...

Don't all women aspire to be Jackie O at some point in their lives?

Vodka Mom said...

omg that was a FUN damn post.

I LOVE shops like that. My mother really DID look like Jackie- and once on an airplane a stewardess asked her if she was. She NEVER let us forget that.

Frankly, I think the waitress was drunk.

Tarheel Rambler said...

Do you bump into things when you wear your sunglasses inside? Or does the Royal Jester run interference for you? When I forget to change into my regular glasses and wear sunglasses inside I trip over dust on the floor. And taking them off doesn't help, because it's like looking through frosted glass without my glasses.

Anyway, I digress. Jackie O was elegant, but she wasn't really that good looking (in my opinion). Even having seen only half your face, you win all beauty contests hands down. And it's only fitting since you're a queen!!

Margo Moon said...

Here's what I want. I want you to take us on your next Friend-Buying Trip. Pleeeeeeze?!?!?!

Thanks in advance!

Mimi Lenox said...

Katherine - Ha! Those peacocks are really starting to tick me off.

Mimi Lenox said...

Kitten - I suppppoooossseee.....

Mimi Lenox said...

Vodka Mom - That's a funny story. You should write it on your blog (which is always hilarious anyway!)

Mimi Lenox said...

Lee - Yes, sometimes I bump into dust. Doesn't everyone?

And thank you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Margo - Funny you should ask. I'm about to go on one this weekend!

The Gal Herself said...

JBKO is my all-time hero! Nobody was as tough and as feminine and as independent and as enigmatic and as stylish, all at once, as Jackie. When I get to Heaven, I'm definitely looking her up.

Now, about your post, OF COURSE you were trying to be JBKO! You were looking at timeless antiques. Jackie is the doyenne of antique admiration. Did Minnie Pearl ever give a televised tour of the restored Grand Ol' Opry?

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - I loved Jackie in all her phases and looks. It was the era. What a classy lady.

Laughing at the prospect of the Grand Ol' Opry being restored by Minnie Pearl....hmmmm....

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Great post. Love the pics!

bundleocontradictions said...

*sigh* I want a shopping friend. Poor Hubby just doesn't understand real shopping.
Have I ever mentioned that you have fabulous hair? No? You have fabulous hair.
:)

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - Thank you.

Autumn - No. You never mentioned it but thank you. Very sweet.

And shopping friends are the best. In fact, I may go back to that very shop soon with my new camera and see what I can do. Or what trouble I can get in.....

americanising desi said...

ohh i love Jackie O

Mark said...

You guys are a mess, a fun mess, however a mess just the same.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Jackie O didn't live at Bloggingham Palace.

Bond said...

WAIT!?!?!?!!?!?

You straightened your hair?!?!?!?!?!

Mimi Lenox said...

american - So do I! I'm hope she approves of this post...

Mimi Lenox said...

Mark - Why, thank you! I take that as a compliment.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-luc - You do have a point.....

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - Only for a day so I could look like Jackie. Please don't tell the tabloids.....

Akelamalu said...

You're much better than Jackie O!

I love that shop - I want everything in it! :0

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - Let's go shopping!

Finding Pam said...

How much fun you had shopping. If I took my camera into one of those places, they would ask me to leave! lol

lOVE THE HAIR...

Travis said...

Mimi-O. Bwahahahahahahahaaa!

Most non-bloggers just don't understand. They think we're just silly.

Well, we are silly. But not for the reasons they think!

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - I've been given the evil-eye over my camera many many times.
Do I care?

No.

And thank you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis- And proud of it.

Julie said...

OOOooh very lovely shop Mimi.

Mimi Lenox said...

Julie - I love your new profile pic! Great shot.

Don said...

You must tell me where you go friend-shopping. I'm often in the market for a few to fill out the living room... ;-)

pastfirst said...

Thanks for taking us shopping. Divine shops, and as for the peacocks...

Ricardo said...

The hair looks fine from what I can see in the pictures.

Mimi Lenox said...

Don - Friend shopping isn't all it's cracked up to be...

Mimi Lenox said...

pastfirst - The peacocks are a little cocky, wouldn't you say?

Mimi Lenox said...

Ricardo - Why, thank you...even if it is blue.

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