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50th Birthday + NYC + Downtown Abbey Exhbition

50th Birthday + NYC + Downtown Abbey Exhbition

August is my birthday month and this year is a milestone – I turned 50!  I started thinking about what I wanted to do to celebrate last year. I’ve had a lot of ideas but nothing that checked all the boxes of fun & exciting and within budget. At the last minute, I booked a solo trip to NYC to see the Downton Abbey Exhibition which runs thru Sept 3rd.  One of my long-term goals for O+R is to add a collection of vintage-inspired dresses that are wearable for today so seeing the costumes from the show up close and personal...

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The Season

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The Season

If you're a reader of Jane Austen or any other historical fiction set in London you've probably heard of 'The Season' but do you know the history behind it?  Neither did I until I ran across the blog post by Camille Hadley Jones on her fabulous blog Edwardian Promenade. Check it out!  

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Vintage Market Days - Nashville 2017

Vintage Market Days - Nashville 2017

Last weekend I was blessed to setup at the VMD - Nasvhille event held at the branad spanking new Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon, TN - about 30 miles east of Nashville.   If you've never been to a VMD market and you like eclectic, upcycled, shabby chic, re-purposed, vintage goods give yourself a present and go to the market nearest you.  You can find out on the VMD website.  Here are some photos I took: JH Artwear - Corinth, MS Gypsy South - Marietta, GA  

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Vintage Blog Love

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Vintage Blog Love

Love Vintage Fashion?  Me too!  To help inspire you I present some of my favorite vintage fashion blogs: Diary of a Vintage Girl   Vixen Vintage Vintage at Heart Happy viewing! Tonya | Olivia's Granddaughter  

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My Tiny Shop

My Tiny Shop

I am in deep like with tiny houses. Admittedly I am by nature a cozy cottage girl more than a lady of the manor so it’s not a stretch for me to like these feature-packed small homes. Realistically, I could never live in one full-time with my family and their needs. But I would love to have a tiny shop that I could drive to shows.  All I would have to do is park and open the doors.  A huge benefit over the schlepping needed to setup for shows today. Tiny House - Aurora by Zero Squad I took a...

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