The Beret-A Favorite Through the Decades

The Beret-A Favorite Through the Decades

My affection for Berets started when I was 17 from the striking pictures of Faye Dunaway. Her cool, sophisticated, dangerous stare looked out from posters of the big movie that year (1967), “Bonnie and Clyde.” Not as sultry a Faye, but it works for me. In this photo, I'm also showing off my new earrings [...]

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Plaid, Suede and Faux Fur

Plaid, Suede and Faux Fur

Back in August I had a hankering for a brown plaid wool shawl. Probably reading far too much of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, but I also just wanted a good piece of wool. Hunting in the usual places  (Vogue Fabrics, Mood Fabrics and Joann's) left me empty handed. Finally I went to my favorite haunt. [...]

An American Classic and Modern Vice

An American Classic and Modern Vice

Today's story comes in two parts. Part one is about an American classic that I love and the second part is is about what I hope will become an American classic. The story takes shape through a walk on our  homestead. We always take photos on Wednesday, and last Wednesday was very windy and I [...]

One Thing Connects To Another

One Thing Connects To Another

First off, I don't buy anything unless I like it. And even then, it has to somehow fit what I already have. So if I'm intrigued or distracted by an item, I try to visualize how it might fit with what's in my closet, how it might be styled. One item connects to another and [...]