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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Pieter's Favorite Lambskin Leather Jacket Made New Again...

Feeling quite proud for having tackled this task!
Pieter's favorite soft and supple lambskin jacket that he got from Pond's India from their upscale Leather Garments Factory.
Pieter patting a Wallaby in Healesville Sanctuary, Australia on September 27, 1992
Probably the photo with the most NEW lambskin jacket... as he got it in February of 1992.
This is taken at The Spa at Norwich Inn on April 20, 1997 when we did consulting work and stayed at one of their Villas.
This is taken on February 9, 2002 when we were on the bus to Beatle Mania!
Over the years, the upper part in the back got faded and also on one shoulder...
With black leather dye I did touch it up... from LeatherNu click it
For quite some days I had to wait for finally being able to make a photo with good light!
This got taken on January 5.
The back side... this photo is not lightened or whatever.
Perfect for wearing end of January together with Pieter's wool Fedora hat...
Yes, we both have one, mine got ordered here in the USA.
Wearing it with my black Escada jeans and scarf with my rib cord newsboy cap...


Related posts:
Visiting Healesville Sanctuary in VIC, Australia | previous post by me
Darling Harbour Cruise in Sydney for Surprise Birthday Party | previous post by me

26 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, It's amazing how long things last when you buy good ones to begin with and then take good care of them. You and Pieter both look sharp in your soft leather jackets!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, you must start out with good quality in order to make it last by taking good care of it.
      Probably Pieter's got faded while hanging on its hanger on the oak coat rack with chest below, in our hallway, before I did sew the thick rayon damask curtains.
      Glad I could touch it up with this dye and it looks like new again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette,
    SEHR SCHÖN!
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, es ist wieder schön!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  3. A beautiful couple of you happier in love fantastic imaginative smiling you go through your life in the work of the blessed spirit in the power of God in the name of our Lord Jesus.

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    1. Dearest Agnes,
      We both are blessed with the gift of having still a good working brain; our highest good.
      By using that and together with our hands we can do a LOT.
      Yes, happiness comes from great satisfaction too and from constantly seeing the little things in life...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Dear Mariette
    Of course, it must be a high quality jacket.
    Enjoy your day...

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    1. Dearest Endah,
      It sure was as their company produced leather garments for European Couture as well!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Proves that buying quality is the most economical in the long run ..

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Yes, when we all use the best practice of thinking long term, that is always the most economical.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. You buy good quality products and take care of them. That doesn't seem to be common these days!

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Well, that's how I have been brought up and it is in me for preserving what I love!
      This is also the most environment friendly attitude instead of dumping on and on things into the eco system.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. You are really good at mending and maintaining clothing and other things, Mariette! I love the look of both you and your husband Pieter in hats. Very stylish!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Well, I've always tried to do my best at it and it proves that once I love something I tend to hold on to it and fight for its existence!
      Thanks for the hat compliment!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. You are a very handy and talented lady sweet Mariette ! You can do so many girly things women don't ever learn these days.
    You both look wonderful, I love to see your pics together, the two of you had an amazing life and may God bless you for many more memories together.
    Happy Valentine's dear couple !
    Fabby

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Guess I'm privileged of having had my dear Mom who encouraged me to do things I had to do for the very first time. That's how they all survived in previous generations and I learned from her. Guess nowadays young people believe that conveniences will be around forever... History has proven to us that it goes up and down.
      It gives at least a lot of satisfaction and we both are happy with what we have and kept in good condition; even ourselves - for each other!
      Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day(s) to you! Ought to be 365 days...
      Mariette

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  9. Hello Mariette, I will be checking into the product for leather. Jacket is wonderful. The both of you look so good and those hats look wonderful on you!

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    1. Dearest Betsy,
      For as much as you manage to create and do with your own hands, you certainly will appreciate this product.
      Thank you and yes, we like wearing hats during winter time.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Belle fotografie, Mariette mi piace il tuo capellino.
    Felice fine settimana per te.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Grazie e i miei capelli erano sempre naturali ma ora è solo grigio...
      Un abbraccio,
      Mariette

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  11. Zo ziet de jas er weer als nieuw uit en kan nog jaren mee. Leuke foto's van jullie!
    Fijn weekend, lieve groet

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja, die ziet er echt weer als nieuw uit, ben er heel blij mee.
      Beiden in onze sas, dus ook leuk op de foto.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    2. Good as new! Once I tried to restore a favorite cotton garment (a skirt, I think) by re-dying it, but unsuccessfully as it still looked wore out, but the jacket was a success!

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    3. Dearest Debbie,
      Yes it IS and with such a result I'm well pleased, so is my Pieter.
      So far, I've never tried to dye a cotton garment... Sure there are also good ways for doing that.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Seems a brand new jacket!
    Beautiful photos.

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    1. Dearest Evi,
      Yes, it looks the part again; thank you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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