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Jump for Jumpsuits

Tammy Hiveley - June 4, 2014

A brief history of the jumpsuit {nothing that a simple google search won’t spit out – yet I’ve done it for you!}: The first jumpsuit was invented by Florentine Thayat in the Palazzo Pitti Collection in 1919.  Later, became a a cult-classic piece for sci-fi thrillers.  Then transitioned into utilitarian for Aviators, parachutists, skiers & race-car drivers; still used today for manual laborers as well. Back to the …

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Charmed Past

Tammy Hiveley - May 7, 2014

The Pop Up Shop is only a day away!  Yay! Vintage jewelry is so hot right now.  A statement piece is a must-have for your spring wardrobe.  If you are in need, never fear, we are here to help… Dawn Keelin, owner/designer of Charmed Past, adores the hunt.  Flea markets and thrift stores are her playground and turning old to new is her treasured talent. …

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Fall Back

Cate Mezyk - September 19, 2013

I’m always a wee bit sad to see summer come to an end, but the good news is that fall is amazing! Once I jump into something, I’m in wholeheartedly. So I’ve been sipping this, and baking this, and I just got my front porch set for the season (the inside decor is next, though I’m ready to go with my garland). I’m really excited …

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DIY Vintage Chevron Washtub

Cate Mezyk - August 15, 2013

My friend Summer is one of the craftiest girls I know. Whether it involves baking, painting, or wielding a power tool, she can do it all. Her latest DIY? A super cute vintage washtub, transformed into a modern day beauty. She was kind enough to share it here with all of us so we too can get in on the DIY fun. Summer’s instructions are as …

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My First Thrifting Experience

Cate Mezyk - July 16, 2013

I am not a thrifter. I would love to be one. But the thought of it is completely overwhelming to me. I mean, I get stressed out by the disorder of TJ Maxx. And I’ve always pictured the typical thrift shop as a dingier, smellier TJ Maxx. But I decided to give it a try, and brought my friend Mel with me, since she’s an …

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Wild About You

Cate Mezyk - April 19, 2013

A few months ago, I received a gorgeous pair of earrings in my mailbox, courtesy of Emily’s Inspirations, a company inspired by decades past. They were beautifully made, and right on trend with an ombre feel. So I was thrilled to have Emily’s Inspirations and the designer behind the line, Kristen, as a part of our spring boutique (coming up in just a few days, …

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Glamour Puss

Cate Mezyk - January 22, 2013

So, I went out to visit my grandparents this weekend, and spent some time going through old photo albums. It’s so fun to go through old books like that, talking about the good old days and the memories that come with it. While we were perusing, I came across this gem – and WOWZA! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ll have …

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DIY Photo Door Knob Holders

Cate Mezyk - January 3, 2013

I love a good DIY, but there are only so many of them I can do around here before I drive my poor husband crazy. If you know him in real life, then you know his preference would be to have NOTHING on display in our home, while I’d prefer to have EVERYTHING. But that doesn’t mean I can’t share another DIY idea with you …

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House Tour

Cate Mezyk - December 18, 2012

So, I talked for about a million bazillion years about how I was finishing my lower level. I know – that’s a really long time. And it just occurred to me that while I went on and on about it, I never bothered to show you the results, except in glimpses – like here, and here. Gasp – I must do something about this as …

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