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Boy things have been busy around here! First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who left a tutorial suggestion in my recent post. There are some seriously great ideas in the comments and I’m working on making many of them happen for you. In other news, I got to meet a blogging […]

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Red, White, and Blue

Happy Independence Day, America! Lucille and I are feeling awfully patriotic today and decided to flash some red, white, and blue on our walk around town. We chose a quiet little spot far, far away from any crazy festivities and stopped to take a few photos and sniff around. Lucille even humored me by wearing a […]

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Gertie’s New Pattern for Better Pants

I’ve had my eye on this pattern since it was released back in February and was expecting to see a multitude of blog posts about it shortly after it became available. …but I haven’t seen any. Sallie just wrote about another particularly unpopular sewing pattern that she happens to love, and it made me wonder. What […]

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Rochelle Sells Seashells by the Seashore

Well technically this is a lakeshore and not a seashore, and there were no seashells to be sold, but it was a beautiful way to spend an evening none the less. It’s been quiet on the blog for the past few weeks since I’ve been back and forth between New York and Vermont trying to […]

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Chiropractors Beauty Contest

This is no April Fool’s joke! These are photos from a real Chiropractors Beauty Contest held in Chicago in May, 1956. New on the medical scene, Chiropractors pulled publicity stunts like this throughout the 50′s and 60′s to win popularity with the public and their peers. According to an account in the Chicago Tribune: Lois Conway, 18, […]

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This Week

From top left to bottom right: 1.) I found the perfect vintage pattern to recreate my Peggy dress for $7.50 on eBay! (Thanks to an amazing commenter on my last post) 2.) I had lunch with a friend at a beautiful local green house cafe. It felt like spring in there and they had delicious […]

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Arsenic and Old Lace

Okay, so there’s no Arsenic here (that was just a nod to one of my favorite movies!) but I definitely have some old lace in my possession now. My Aunt had been collecting some gorgeous antique underclothes over the years and just gifted them to me recently when I was visiting her. What a lucky duck […]

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Vintage Lipsticks: Tabu and Tangee

The Vermont Country Store recently contacted me, after posting about my recent trip, asking if I’d like to review some of their products. Because I have visited The Vermont Country Store and purchased some of their products myself, I know this amazing family owned general store has a reputation for great quality and awesome stuff. Needless to […]

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Vermont Country Store

Yesterday William and I took a trip down to the Vermont Country Store just to check it out. I had heard wonderful things about it through my reenacting group because they’re the only store in the country to carry Tangee lipstick, and other hard to find vintage brands. Let me tell you, it was so […]

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New Vintage Coat

Check out my fancy new vintage coat! I found this lovely piece of outerwear at a local 2nd hand shop in Burlington for 22 dollars. Twenty two dollars?! I can afford that! …but then I was informed it was on sale half price. …and then my BFF informed me she had a store credit and […]

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