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Thermal Inspiration






When it comes to inspiration very little is off-limits!

When I say very little I do really mean that….I have been moved creatively by bark on trees, beautifully patinaed street hardware, vintage scarves, not to mention the randomness of my treasures from my antique hunts…just to name a few!

Today I have one word for you…Thermos!

That’s right the vessel that held your soup as a child and now holds your coffee is my latest muse. Yesterday I was out and about doing my treasure hunting thing and could not get enough of these beauties. The color combo…the patterns…spectacular!

Truly Inspired,



Very Vera

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When I see her classic signature and her iconic ladybug mark on a piece of cloth I get irrationally excited…as if I am out panning for gold and just scored an epic nugget that will break the scales! Just curious…does this happen to anyone else???

I truly can’t resist the force field that pulls me to Vera Neumann anything…I am all in always! Which has resulted in a healthy cloth napkin and scarf collection.

Any worthy treasure hunt comes out with a few Vera pieces, so here are my most recent finds. In my previous Flower Power post I mentioned my friends at Swift and Faire…well they struck again with pulling me in with this chic shirt from Vera.

later ladybug,




The MuuMuu Hunter Strikes Again




I went…I saw…I conquered.

That pretty much summarizes my recent trip to the Brimfield Antique show a few weeks ago in 6 words!

Here are a few of the muumuu’s that crossed my path during this great adventure. Can’t wait to share the prized pieces that came home with me throughout the year.

MuuMuu Magic,




April Showers…

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April Showers bring May Flowers and not just in the garden but also by way of these happy sweet optimistic yarn art masterpieces.

I am a super fan of all fibers arts…macrame, latch hook, crochet, needlepoint, string art and yarn art…you name the fiber art and I love it!

Something else I also love is the idea of how someone took the time and effort to craft, frame and decorate their homes with these fantastical fiber works of art. When I come upon one of these treasures I always try to imagine who made it and what’s the story behind it. Sometimes I’m even lucky enough to actually get the background on the piece like I did with the top photo which is my latest score from Brimfield. I bought it from a really cool cat Charlie whose wife Cindy made this back in 1974 when they were in college at Millersville University and now it’s mine to continue the story…

Flower Power,






It got real…real fast



And when I say real I mean REAL and when I say real fast I mean and to be more REAL FAST!!!

What got real and how fast is fast you ask?

The real is the Brimfield Antique Show with me shopping for vintage treasures to fill my closet and the real fast was the less than 20 minutes it took before I hit my first big jackpot of a few vintage tops, frocks and palazzo pants!

This is one of the top events that is a must for us every year and I thought the best way to express why would be in true David Letterman style. So here goes…

Top Ten Reason to attend the Brimfield Antique Show

10. the thrill of a treasure hunt

9. a great excuse for a weekend away in an amazing part of the country

8. worlds best french fries and delicious strawberry shortcake and doughnuts

7. the perfect combo of outside time and shopping time

6. vintage jewelry, handbags, sunglasses and clothes

5. amazing muumuu hunting

4. great venue to sport a fanny pack

3. meeting and connecting with great people

2. design inspiration everywhere

1. did I mention vintage jewelry, handbags, sunglasses and clothes

I was so busy hunting through all of the treasures, chatting with both new and old friends  and taking all of the amazingness in that I slacked on the photo taking but will share what I did capture on this wonderful excursion.

See you in September Brimfield,