Showing posts from August, 2014

Maine Summer Treasures

I am so not ready for summer to end! I hope you are enjoying the rest of yours!

It's not our fault that we can't find the perfect fit today!

I mostly like to wear high-waist jeans that are 100% cotton or close to it. Because I've been so happy with the vintage 1970s denim I bought two years ago and not that thrilled with anything current, I've recently purchased two more pairs of 70s jeans on ebay:

NOTHING I've purchased in the past decade compares to the fit, quality and PRICE of these three pairs of 100% cotton made in the USA jeans (almost unheard of these days). The most expensive pair are the "no fault" denim which cost $70 with free shipping which is a bargain compared to most jeans today; Joe's Jeans have been running me about $170 each pair. The other two were under $40 each with shipping.
It shouldn't be so hard to find jeans that have a flattering and true fit and that are made of quality fabric right here in the US. Thankfully we can still buy some from the past!
Have you worn vintage denim, or would you consider it?

I was once a minimalist who lived in a "tiny house" in South Burlington, Vermont

Before tiny houses were a thing I lived in this adorable teeny house in South Burlington, Vermont from 1995 - 1997. I was in grad school and it was all I could afford yet it was all I wanted. Except for the spiders. My steel-toed Doc Martins came in handy then. Someday I'd like to return to tiny house living.

I still have that NYC Marathon poster and the bookshelves are in my current home office. I had been using plastic milk crates and a friend/classmate took note. Her husband was a skilled professional furniture maker and they surprised me with those two units! Also in the photo above is an old school BAG cell phone. Back in the day that was high tech stuff and it came with a gigantic antenna.

That bureau was also made by the same fellow, although I designed it. Next to it are antique wooden soda crates that I still use. I didn't hold onto the repro Edward Hopper posters. 

Even when I was very busy, leaving my house shortly after six a.m. and returning home sometime afte…

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