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autumn textiles

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Sorting through my closet and bringing out fall and winter clothes. It’s time to layer on those blouses and silk skirts and wool cardigans. I just love autumn hues like mustard yellow, burnt umber, chartreuse, hot magenta and bright tomato reds. Also, for some reason, I love wearing vintage during autumn the most. Two of my favorite essentials, both vintage, a gilded lion purse and a leather brown woven handbag that is beginning to show […]

here and there…

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I heart  you             t     h     i     s            much! I’ve been neglecting my blog, but the last days of August have been pretty busy for me. My aunt is in town and she was itching to visit some antique and thrift stores again. I love shopping with her at Grace Hart & Co. She’s not afraid of bargaining with the owners. I tend to get a little sheepish when it […]

trifecta

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Three very good things: The Chocolate Store blackberry and raspberry cup display Guild Shop tea set…with cup lids!! I swooned A vintage mid-century chair  for a reupholstering project…the seat cushion lifts up to reveal a secret storing compartment! It’s like finding pockets in a dress you’re about to buy, always a deal-breaker.

moulin rouge

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Fun with white balance on my digital camera. Shooting through the viewfinder at 2 Am in the morning is not a good idea, but I do like the blurriness. Cheap sparrow and a gold necklace inspired by Carrie’s crystal necklace given to her from the Russian. Vintage skirt which I have been wearing as a tube dress lately. Adding the right belt to any piece will always complete an outfit. My mother’s old cat pin […]

The “Crepe” Escape

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homemade / Vintage

This week will be dedicated to making these handcrafted crepe paper flowers. Martha Stewart templates never fail me. Two dozen down, and only about a hundred more flowers and strings of paper pom-poms left. Whoo-hoo! Procrastination leads to pressure which then leads to all nighters. But I’ve always worked well under last minute pressures. Got these cheese domes at the thrift store along with a heavy brass candlestick that I’m debating on whether to repaint […]

holiday cheers

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Vintage / weekends

The week leading up to Christmas day really gets me into the holiday spirit. Last minute shopping and the Phamily Christmas tree really begins to fill up with presents. The cats are going crazy and crazier everyday for some odd reason. The weekend started off really well with dinner with friends at Broken Spoke down on Washington Street. The hole in the wall restaurant is filled with vintage bikes and Belgium knick knacks and a […]