Wednesday, November 25, 2009

happy tofurky day!

via epicurious

Happy Thanksgiving dearies!

A few delicious vegetarian ideas for setting this year's menu:
1. Epicurious
3. 101 Cookbooks
4. Food Network
5. Gourmet

And a great Op-Ed from the Times, here.

Have a lovely holiday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ozark plateau

My visit to Arkansas was lovely, and Mamaw was even lovelier...

via yogitiad

Masons was so much fun, as usual. Mamaw patiently waited for me while I browsed every rack looking for treasures. I came home with an Esley ruffle trim top & a gold multi-chain necklace. Fab!

We took the retirement community bus to the Razorbacks basketball game again, and there really is no other way to go. I remembered to bring red this year, so I wasn't an embarrassment to the team & fellow fans. Woo pig sooie!

The bookstore is always a necessary stop & I got to pick-out anything my heart desired.
My picks, which I can't wait to read...

A Time to Talk
by Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

Merci, Mamaw! Merci!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

back home

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
- Oscar Wilde

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
More on my visit to Arkansas soon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

the natural state

Arkansas Farm Field via yogitiad

The Rose Family
by Robert Frost

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only know
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose --
But were always a rose.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

the ultimate style icon...iris

The definition of originality, Iris Apfel is The Top when it comes to personal style. Her bold, passionate and true-to-herself approach to fashion gives us enough inspiration to last a lifetime.

As we chant her mantra while getting dressed everyday, we can only hope that a small fraction of her fabulousness will sink in.

"I'm a hopeless romantic. I buy things because I fall in love with them. I never buy anything just because it's valuable. My husband used to say I look at a piece of fabric and listen to the threads. It tells me a story. It sings me a song. I have to get a physical reaction when I buy something. A coup de foudre - a bolt of lightning. It's fun to get knocked out that way!"

"I think dressing up or down should be a creative experience. Exciting. Fun. Whenever possible, it's really great to start with a marvelously cut designer piece and build on it. For me the key to personal style lies in accessories. My friends tell me that my oversized glasses and my pairs of bracelets have become my unwritten signature. I have amassed an enormous "collection" of bags, belts, bangles, and beads without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving - hopefully - a kind of throwaway chic."

"It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. Of course, if you wear lovely things, it's all the better....My mother worshiped at the alter of the accessory. And I, I got the bug."


Monday, November 9, 2009


Miss Me Frances
You + Tights = Perfection
(and you're budget-friendly too)

Miz Mooz Buffy Wedge
You + Paris = Love

Sunday, November 8, 2009

arkansas in november

Shores Lake by AR Nature Gal

I'm off to Arkansas this week to visit Mamaw, call the Hogs, and hopefully catch the end of the beautiful fall colors.

I can't wait!

wish list

The stuff that dreams are made of...

Current/Elliot Paper Bag Trouser Jeans
Still can't stop thinking about you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

and for me

Recent Etsy buys...

Vintage Navy Blue Dress with Lace Trim
Sweet Sugar Boutique

1970s Sweetheart Sweater
The Church of Vintage

70's Purple Chambray Weekend Dress
Crafty Crow Vintage

More treasures to add to the collection.
What did I ever do without Etsy?

Monday, November 2, 2009

for susan

This fabulous little vintage shop made me think of you...
The Vintage Mistress

1960's Jet Dress
So many refined details, especially for a jersey knit.

Cream Cable Vest
Great color, weight, and charm.

On the Orient Dress
I adore this dress, such a beautiful fabric and cut.

Southwest Inspired Sweater
Not sure you are up for the southwestern look. But, I think you should be, if only for this one sweater.

Fantastique, no?