Sunday, November 14, 2010

Finally, a Club I Can Believe In!

This club was featured this morning on CBS Sunday Morning (click on title to view).
I thought I was the only person who had constant corduroy cravings! I guess you could say it is the Southerner's cashmere! Yes, we have and wear wools, but heavy cottons have always been favored. Among the many corduroy garments in my closet are skirts, dresses, jumpers, pants, shirts, but my current favorite is a red L. L. Bean barn coat. The corduroy is embellished with tiny embroidered pheasants: Very much in keeping with the fall weather. For the holidays, I have a few fancy and richly colored dresses made of beautiful paisley printed corduroy. The fabric is getting harder and harder to find. The last dress-worthy bolt I came across was a Liberty of London print on black. That was nearly two years ago.
Who else out there loves corduroy?

14 comments:

~T~ said...

Save the wales! One of my favorite winter shirts is corduroy printed with subtle colors which I would not otherwise combine, but somehow it looks right to me. Wool makes me itch, so I'm definitely on your side!

FireLight said...

~T~
My favorite corduroy shirts came from Eddie Bauer about two years
ago. Love them! Glad you have yours.

Mmm said...

I love corduroy too actually. Used to wear it all the time for trousers but find it hard to come by here out in the West so I've switched to denim for that sense of coziness, if not quite a s warm on those cold winter nights.

Well, FireLight, it was soo good to see you on my blog. thank you for your comments. BTW, the next Xmas bod tea will be hold in Scotland if you missed that. now, exactly has yet to be announced. Stay tuned...and do be sure to pack up a lot corduroy (as if you wouldn't)!

...Looking foreward to hobnobbing with you at the Xmas Tea. :) Thank you for singing up.

P.S. LOVE you sidebar items.

FireLight said...

Hello, Mmm! I had gone back to read an update, and did see that we'll be in Scotland! I just watched BRIGADOON this morning! So, I am ready! I will need to brush up the old tartan! Looking forward to the Christmas Tea!

Mmm said...

Firelight, wow! I had no idea your son was a cancer survivor--you would never know! he looks so strapping and healthy. So so so very glad for you both there.

BTw, feel free to use the sage green icon for this years xmas tea as shown on my sidebar. thank you!

Mmm said...

Oh, hey, I was already signed up, turns out.

FireLight said...

I thought you were! I am on the laptop tonight and can't see all the thumbnails!

Hollace said...

I love corduroy! Especially printed corduroy. I was so happy when that came into vogue. I made my daughters printed corduroy jumpers and their dolls had matching ones! I haven't seen it in the fabric shops lately here.

Tom Stephenson said...

Yep - I love it too. I always have at least one jacket and one pair of trousers in it. Corduroy used to be - in Victorian times in the UK - the poor man's cloth, and you could tell a person's status if he was wearing it.

FireLight said...

Well, Tom, I would have fit right in! So glad to see you stop by here!

willow said...

Corduroy is hard to find these days. Remember the fine grade corduroy prints Laura Ashley used to make? Sigh. Well, at least you, me and Woody Allen still love it.

Wanda said...

Yes, sweet memories of it, except when I made a pair of pants and got the grain going the wrong way... Opps. rip out start over.

Derrick said...

Hi FireLight,
I bought two pairs of corduroy trousers a couple of weeks ago. Ideal for the winter. I can understand it being less readily available for ladies clothing though.

Rowan said...

I love corduroy too and have several LL Bean corduroy shirts bought on trips to the US and am living in corduroy trousers right now. I so wish we had LL Bean over here. I know they sell online but then you get the import tax slapped on at this end which with shipping makes it very expensive. Shall have to stock up next Fall:)

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