Thanksgiving Day

Dear Friends,

Yesterday was full of things to be thankful for: healthy, happy children; food; sweet friendship; music; fall leaves and the promise of a garden; freedom.

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After a family dinner, Jason and I went to help a friend who was having trouble with her tree lights! This 11-foot tree took 10 strands of lights, so no wonder she was frustrated. While she and I visited, Jason traced every strand and found the problem! What a pretty tree.

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Jack Russell terriers, Penny and Maggie
Jack Russell terriers, Penny and Maggie
Boots with cut-outs, by Bumper.
Boots with cut-outs, by Bumper.
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Dress by Red Camel. Shirt by Angie. Not sure who made the belt.
Top French braid.
Top French braid.

Walking billboard for the shop. That’s me. Handmade bracelets and old keys on leather cord, lacy this, lacy that; but I am not complaining. I have always loved clothes, something I came by honest. Both my grandmothers loved clothes and pretty things. They were very different in their style, but they did have a love of clothing in common. With this, I will close. Jason and I are pulling his tree out of the attic tonight. It will be fun to decorate and relax this evening. Hopefully there will be time left over to practice our music some.

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

Fashion Post: Denim Skirt with a Touch of Mosaics

Today, the day before Thanksgiving, will be a workday, and then after work a busy running around doing errands to prepare for tomorrow. Today’s clothes are casual. Skirt: H&M. Gray T: Old Navy. Cream tank: Xhilaration. Boots: Breckelle’s.

casual denim skirt outfit
casual denim skirt outfit
potted rosemary
potted rosemary
shallow mosaic birdbath
shallow mosaic birdbath
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Love this page torn from a gardening magazine. On the to-do list.

I have been working with mosaics again; just a little bit. My first attempt at getting back into it resulted in a shallow birdbath. It’s pretty but rough. It holds not enough water, so I soon will build up the sides a bit more. There is a lot of clay in the soil here, so it was very hard to dig out a place in the ground for a mold. I will have to do better next time!

Enjoy this day!

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Purple, Very Victorian-esque Winter Coat

We interrupt this regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you up to date on a serious fashion issue!

I cannot believe I was thinking of getting rid of this coat.  It is funny how something looks old to us, or no longer appealing, but then we see it in a photo, or see it on someone else, and BAM!  I think I will keep this.  All the way back from 2007, and about to come out of the closet.

Stay tuned as I dig through more photos!  Enjoy this day!

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New Items and More

Dear Peeps,

Happy Monday! It is very cold here today but I have my coffee. Love my coffee! I might as well say first that I am going to start adding items to my blog that are for sale. Yay!

I scanned more old photos over the weekend. They are awesome. I am trying to scan everything and record any personal messages from each old photo before I sell it. I think it is important for people who are researching their family history.

Notice the striped pants. I don’t think this photo needs any explanation.

And this lovely girl!! I think summer outfits looked so much prettier when they had some modesty about them. This is definitely classy but pretty sizzling, don’t you think?

This lady is adorable! I love her eyebrows. Notice the New Jersey maps behind her.

And this sassy girl has some tights that I would like to have.

In other news, I now have one of the seashell lamps in the shop. It is very pretty. Just a clear glass base filled with wonderful seashells and an older but clean white lampshade. The lamp is about 18 inches tall, 28 inches tall with the shade.

I might as well include my daily outfit post today.

Lace skirt, two long T-shirts layered, and a short sweater that ties in front. Leather boots Steve madden.

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

The Coolest Rain Boots Ever and Painting A Mirror

Dear Peeps,

Today’s post is partly a daily outfit post and partly a tutorial.

Recently purchased this plaid dress — new, the fuzzy vest — new, and some gently used boots that are absolutely awesome!

I love that there are so many wonderful stores for clothes shopping around here! The dress, from Rue 21, was 5 dollars on clearance. We have an outlet mall close to where I live, and they have some great sales. I don’t get there frequently, but every once in a while I go and always find something cool.

The boots? Be still my heart! Rain boots shaped like cowboy boots. They are covered in sugar skulls. Brand is Blazin’ Roxx.

Guess I look more hippie today than gypsy.

Now, about that tutorial. I love to fix up mirrors and give them an antique look. It is very easy to do.

Use painter’s tape to keep the mirror part safe from paint. Spray paint the frame with paint plus primer in a black color.

Once that layer of paint is dry, take a bar of soap and rub the frame in some high points where the frame would get natural wear. You can look at my pictures for example.

Spray paint next with antique white spray paint plus primer, all in one can. After the frame is completely dry, take a utility cloth or paper towels and rub hard enough to take the white paint off where you placed the soap. It should come off fairly easily in those places and leave the black paint showing underneath.

I love it!

Dinner out this evening so gotta run. I am glad it is Friday!!

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

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