Winter Vigil, Winter Blooms

   Good morning, my friends. I am writing to you this morning on a very cold, gray day here in Oklahoma. There is no snow….and all the rain we’ve had has stopped. All that has served to make things very muddy, very muted, very still.   I wanted to share with you one of my newest […]

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Edwardian Era, Okie Style

All this Downton Abbey talk has got me thinking about the fashions of the day, and how it was interpreted all over the world, not just upper class England. In the nineteen teens, my great-great grandmother seems to have been quite the little clothes horse herself, although she had never seen a grand manor house. […]

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Vintage Style: Downton Abbey Hair

I love vintage cloths and vintage hairstyles. You don’t much in the way of sumptuous fabrics and elaborate hair in modern style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use those elements, and not look like you’re going to a costume party. This morning I watched a bit of the new season of Downton Abbey and […]

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*Pretty Gray Things*

January can be a pale and dreary month after the intense colors of Christmas. But gray doesn’t have to boring or plain. I’ve been admiring some very pretty gray things as of late, like a new vintage photo and lovely gray knitting project. The other day I was surprised by a package in the mail […]

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