Friday, November 29, 2013


What I've been up to:


Bleaching bottle brush trees really does work!  Ivory trees are so much prettier!

Now I need to decide if I'll dye them or add small bulbs.

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The booth.......

I added that fun vintage cardigan this week.  And put both booths on sale!

Local friends, stop by Relics for 10% off both spaces!  Cute vintage sweaters included!!!

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Hanging with my family..........

I like those people.

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Saying good-bye....

I visited my Grampy's house one last time before it sells.

Moving on is tough.  So many memories took place between those walls.  In those fields.

And I'm sentimental to a fault.

Letting go doesn't really help to put closure on losing someone so precious.

Or maybe it will.

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Cheering myself up........

With online shopping.

I've been longing for an elbow patch sweater.  And I couldn't resist the online Gap sale.

Then there's that jacketThose sleeves.

And there was no standing in line, freezing to death, or tackling involved.

That's my kinda Black Friday.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013


You might have been able to find me:

Purchasing vintage ice skates.........

Because there's this pin I want to recreate.

Which also requires a sled.

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Decorating for Christmas........

Only a little though.  The tree doesn't even have ornaments yet.


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Getting a free sled......

From my mother-in-law!

The mister slid down hills on this baby when he was a youngster.


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Shooing Gizmo from the laundry room.....

So naughty.

But that face.

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Surprised by the contents of this desk.........

Week old grapes.

"Being saved for a snack."

More like......fermenting.

Only one blue folder didn't make it out alive.

And then everybody cleaned out their desks.

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Linking up with......High Five for Friday, Friday Favorites, and Insta-Friday.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

For the love of scarves...

Etsy love round two!!!!

Last week I showcased two beautiful infinity scarves from Ooh Baby Designs.

This week I'm back at it with two more!

Scarf one.........a neutral plaid........

I love black and brown together. 

This tan scarf had a little black line running through it so I couldn't resist pairing it with ivory skinnies and a black top..........and my favorite boots ever.

But I did promise to prove that I had other shoes to wear last week.

So on to scarf two (and new boots).......

This flannel scarf was screaming to be paired with a sweater.  And since I was volunteering at Relics Christmas Open House, I figured I should dress the part.  I was able to wrap this scarf three times for a closer fit, which was very cozy......

A little plaid flannel with reindeer?  I think yes.

Too soon??

As in, too soon for all of the Christmas things?

Like my tree that I dug out of storage today?


If it's wrong I don't want to be right.

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*A huge thank you to Sarah Carter Photography for capturing these images!  She started out as my wedding photographer........and is now one of my best buds.  Her work is outstanding.  And she's just a neat gal. 

*Another huge thanks goes to Ooh Baby Designs for sending these gorgeous scarves to style this and last week!  Treat yourself to one of her scarves!  Her prices are is the quality of her work!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Plaid Infinity Scarves (Etsy love)

Once upon a time, there was a girl and an Etsy shop.  The Etsy shop, Ooh Baby Designs, was home to beautiful infinity scarves at great prices.  The girl bought a scarf and was very happy. 

Then a magical thing happened.  The girl won another scarf from that shop in a giveaway!  She was beside herself with excitement.

But the excitement grew even bigger when she saw the shop was starting a new line.

A line of plaid infinity scarves in many different colors.  The best new fall trend.

The shop sent her a few to style.....

The first scarf was a great traditional plaid. 

She loved it.  The quality was excellent.

The next scarf was amazing for a different reason.  It was flannel!!!!

It was soft and cozy on that chilly fall day.

She knew the scarves would be perfect for the coming winter months and she couldn't wait to style the other scarves she'd been sent.
She also knew that speaking in third person was plain weird.  So she decided to style the other scarves in a future post.

Where she'd try to branch out and prove she had more than just her favorite riding boots to wear.   

Annnd where she would not speak in third person.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thrifting Frenzy

Things I couldn't leave the thrift without......

Turquoise Shiny Brites, not way ancient, but vintage enough, always come home with me.


So do wool plaid blankets..........

Obsessed with all things plaid.

And obsessed with ridiculous vintage cardigans.......

Are those rams?  Reindeer?  Moose?

Who cares!?  I'm wearing the heck out of it.

Too bad I won't be able to wear the heck outta this.......

It's a child's size 12.  Vintage Lee jackets fetch pretty good prices on ebay though!

And finally, I love all things Westclox.......

This works and actually keeps time!!! 

The mister says it's a fire hazard though.

Fire hazard shmire hazard.

still being [molly]