It was a happy, happy, happy surprise birthday party Saturday night for Kathryn Womble, thrown by her loving family and staged at her great-nephew's dance studio on McCallie Avenue. The food was fab, the company delightful, the space wonderful, and it was delightful to get together with the whole family.
Some of you will remember Kathryn who was the amazingly capable and brilliant manager for over 20+ years of both Happy Baker Company and the Top Shop, our erstwhile shops in town. I never could have done anything without her. After we closed the Top Shop, Uncle Pierce talked her into coming to Yates Bleachery to run the football-stadium sized "cloth room", which she did superbly for many years before retiring just a few years ago.
Present were not only all of her six siblings, except one who was unable to attend because of health issues, but many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, even great-great nieces and nephews. It was wonderful.
She is beloved not only by many family members but by all who know her. Happy, happy, happy birthday, Miss Scorpio Kat.
P.S. I forgot to include a description of my scarf in the post.... third time in a row. The scarf is an Hermes GM shawl, cashmere/silk, pattern "Brins d'Or" in oatmeal, black, red, gold, and emerald and was one of the first GM's that I ever bought. Needless to say, after one, one is hooked. I am also wearing jewellery fastasie by Marianne Olry @marianne_olry
- a fab necklace and matching earring (only one, got to use that phone) that she gave me when I went to see her in NYC this past Spring, when she was included at the LOOT show at the Museum of Arts and Design, at 2 Columbus Circle, NYC. She was THE hit of the show! You who live around Chattanooga may recall that I sold her art jewelry at Happy Baker and the Top Shop and represented her around the country. The rest of the outfit is mostly hidden, so we can save that for later, but it is all vintage.
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