Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Friday + getting a jump on the holidays

Hey y'all!~
Isn't it amazing how the Christmas stuff started coming out the day after Halloween?  Thanksgiving seems like a less important holiday, probably because other than food, it doesn't "stimulate the economy" the way the December holidays do.  I'm one of those people who tries very hard not to do Christmas until after Thanksgiving, purely on principle, only to find myself in a rush to get everything done in the 3 and half weeks before the 25th!

Well I caved in yesterday.  I started thinking about how I wanted to string evergreen garland across the front porch railings, and then I looked up the price for real greens (never fake, again this is on principle for me) on a local nursery's website and EEK! the price of garland is staggering!   But wouldn't you know it, the next thing I see is someone on craigslist giving away beautiful Colorado Blue Spruce branches, freshly cut to anyone who wants some free Christmas greens.  It was fate I thought, so I hopped in the car!  On the way home I thought I'd stop at a favorite little church thrift shop.  I was not looking for more Christmas items, but I couldn't pass up what I found!  Someone had cleaned out gramma's attic and donated a big box of vintage Christmas goodies, which I'm a real sucker for you know!   My total spent was about $7.30 with tax.  I posted a picture of my loot on facebook and a friend who used to deal in antiques to boutiques said she could get $60 for that in a snap and complimented me on my good eye!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Workwear Wednesday

I've been thinking about trying to work in more skirts with tights or leggings, paired with boots lately...

This is my kinda fall outfit!
Tall boots are awesome but predictable.  I like these daring ankle boots with a knee-length skirt!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Monday

So now that we've switched our clocks you can't deny... WINTER IS COMING!

I seem to dread the snow more and more each year.  My darling husband and I finished winterizing the house this past weekend and now I am back to focusing on the brides winterizing their weddings!  Soon, in addition to our bridal boleros, we'll be introducing some loverly capes & coverlets to the Etsy shop!  No need to shiver on the alter or don an ugly puffy jacket to step into the limo. Wouldn't you rather slip into a sumptuous cape or fluffy coverlet as you slip off to your reception?  I thought so!  So hold tight, new pieces will be in our Etsy shop by the end of the week and ready to order for your winter wedding!

This bride would look much happier against the winter landscape if she wasn't freezing!