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Celebrate Our Storefront with this Guatemalan Tote Bag

Our Giveaway: Guatemalan Tote Bag

Time to celebrate . . who doesn’t love to give? We’re giving this beautiful Guatemalan tote bag to one lucky person. We will select one name randomly on Saturday, August 22.  Just leave a comment on our Facebook Page – what do you like best about this bag?
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Celebrate Our Storefront with this Guatemalan Tote Bag

Time to celebrate . . who doesn’t love to give? We’re giving this beautiful Guatemalan tote bag to one lucky person. We will select one name randomly on Saturday, August 22.  Just leave a comment on our Facebook Page – what do you like best about this bag?

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Vintage Fashion: Neckties

It all started with one tie. One taste of the forbidden or the rare or the exceptional and then, our viewpoint changes. The ordinary seems  . . . well,  just ordinary.  The first necktie belonged to my father. He had a collection of old ties and I loved them! Silky and so funky. I inherited them, then gave them away – except for one. Olive green with orange paisley . . . it seemed to add a dash of pizzazz to whatever I wore. It is over four inches wide, crafted from silk by Hy Value Cravats.

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Two Neckties, Two Generations

 

I have another tie in my collection that is from the sixties – very narrow and a lot more conservative than my father’s tie! This tie is an all silk tie manufactured in England but has the retailer’s mark also, The Squire Ltd. in Columbus Ohio. This tie belonged to my sweetie – it is very worn with frayed threads! He was not a clothes hound – in fact he prided himself on a closet that was almost empty. A man of simple needs with one tie that he wore – a lot. The two ties are a study in contrasts – nope, as much as I love him, I did not marry my Dad.

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Table Talk: Christmas Morning

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The best thing about Christmas morning is the quiet and the contentment in the air. The stockings so carefully hung are strewn on the floor, paper and ribbon everywhere, sipping hot chocolate with mounds of whipped cream and, of course, a roaring fire! The food we serve on this day differs from family to family based on tradition and quite often, passed down from generation to generation. If you…

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Table Talk: Christmas Morning

The best thing about Christmas morning is the quiet and the contentment in the air. The stockings so carefully hung are strewn on the floor, paper and ribbon everywhere, sipping hot chocolate with mounds of whipped cream and, of course, a roaring fire! The food we serve on this day differs from family to family based on tradition and quite often, passed down from generation to generation. If you were raised in the Catholic Church then you might also know the pure bliss of eating sweets and meat with real gusto! This meal is, after all, the family coming together in all reverence to celebrate the strength of that bond. Setting the table for this gathering is as important as the preparation for an altar . . . china, linen and decoration demonstrate the importance of this gathering of friends and family.

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Ugly Christmas Jacket Give Away

At 6:00 today, we will draw the winner for the Red Plaid Jacket by Pendleton. Rest assured the wool will help keep you warm.  It is shocking to me but plaid jackets are fashionable? One just sold on Etsy; they called it a hipster jacket. I found a red plaid dress; red plaid skirt and Tommy Hilfiger in a Red Plaid Dinner Jacket.

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Maybe the red plaid isn’t so ugly?

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Enter for the give away today – a red plaid jacket!

There has not been an overwhelming response.. .

There is still time; give away ends at 5:00 today.  . .

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Vintage Fashion: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Not sure how it happened. There are so many coats here that I want to name them. Not such a far-fetched idea because they each have a personality of their own. I have decided to show them without much editorial since they speak volumes.
The first coat is not a coat, but rather a Hand-Made Cape in Wool.

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Next, a car coat, so named because the shorter length is easier to negotiate the getting in and out of a vehicle!

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This Pendleton Coat for men, kind of looks like a rancher might wear this on Sunday.

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A Varsity Jacket from High School. Tell me, have you ever had a cute young man slip one of these on your shoulders?

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A zippered light-weight jacket for running – this one is Adidas. Pretty cool!

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Look at the buttons on this coat! So June Cleaver!

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Then, for another day, a going to the city and I want to stay warm because it is so cold outside coat. With this coat, no one will care what you have underneath.

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This red plaid jacket by Pendleton is just about the nerdiest, ugliest jacket that I have ever seen. I thought about this jacket and ugly sweater contests. I just know this jacket would “win” the ugly Christmas Contest. . .

So, I decided to give this jacket to one lucky person! If you need this jacket for your next office event or maybe as a gift for a truly special co-worker then look no further. Leave a comment, we will draw a name . . . And announce the new owner next Saturday right here! There is only one stipulation, please send a photo of the jacket on the lucky winner.
By the way, the jacket is about a size 10.

How exciting! Our first give away.

If you can’t pick it up, no worries, we will send it to you – quickly. In time for Christmas!

 

 

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