Marthettes

11 Jan

Thank you Alison for sending this article my way. I got a real kick out of it. Nice to know I’m not alone.  I’m lucky if my apartment is clean, there’s food in the fridge, maybe have time to watch the latest Oprah or read a magazine,  and make it to work at a reasonable hour. Props to the bloggers who make life look so easy and “swell” but my bet is that they have a lot more time and scrilla on their hands. Lucky bitches.

“Our moms had Martha to make them feel inadequate. But we have a whole new generation of perfection which is rapidly proliferating online. Let’s call them the Marthettes.

We’ve all been there. You start off by looking at one of the lovely web sites from which you’ve bought such nice vintage clothes – or just admired them. You idly scroll over to the list of links on the side and start exploring the whimsical web pages. One woman works with a vintage letterpress and lives a sepia-toned life in Asheville, cozy in her moss-hung frame house.”

Of course she has the kind of dog I want.

What do you know? She makes mint lemonade too.

8 years and I have not even come close to a cool picture like this. Bitch just moved here.

“They are all so lovely, with perfect vintage wardrobes. They can all make anything, and seem to have unlimited time to do so. Sometimes they go to music festivals, and look awesome. Some have penchants for putting flowers in Mason jars and photographing them lovingly. And together, this blogosphere makes you feel awful.”

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2 Responses to “Marthettes”

  1. Vintage Barbie January 12, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    You are either in the audience or putting on the show. These showmen(women) are primarily photographers. The narrative is in the eye of the beholder. Their medium ,I think ,aspires to inspire creativity rather than
    jealousy.

  2. ruby daggett January 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    I hear ya, Vintage Barbie…but I have to agree with Ratty. Sometimes it’s all too much!

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