Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thrift Scores

Just a few things I found at the thrift stores today...


Shell hanging for my daughter.  Yes, they are cool again.  Very "Modern Bohemian".


Pink poodle.  She would have had puppies attached by little chains originally I think.  Oh well, she's very cute anyway.


One of these salt rock candle holder things.  We're supposed to have them for some reason.  I'll have to look it up.


A globe for our six year old grandson who wants to know where EVERYWHERE is.

Happy Sunday!
xoxoMary

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Loving these porches and outdoor spaces...





See more over at Apartment Therapy - "5 Simple Ideas for an Easy Outdoor Update"

xoxoMary

Sunday, June 21, 2015

We Need So Much Healing...

I'm no expert on these things but I can see that this relatively young country is in need of much healing.  It seems like the terrible legacy of  slavery has left painful scars on all of us.  ESPECIALLY here in the south.

  
I'm thinking of the Buddhist principle of Ahimsa and a meditation I learned years ago.

While meditating try to breathe in the negative and hateful things and the world and breathe them back out again with love and peace.  A tall order, I know, but we've got to start somewhere...

Love and peace, xoxoMary

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What To Not Cook

What's for supper when it's 90 (feels like 100!).  Which is basically all summer in Houston.  Unless it gets hot...

Some great ideas -









Happy not really cooking!
xoxoMary


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I tented my tent...

I made this bed canopy recently for my Etsy shop...


I listed it but I kept thinking about how the shape would be perfect for my outdoor gazebo...


Today I un-listed it and with a little modification...


It worked out well and I can even add more saris...

The French doors from our bedroom open out onto the patio with the gazebo so it's nice to have more color...


Now, if the temperature ever dips below 90, maybe we can sit out there!
xoxoMary

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Retropolis Vintage Superstore Houston Texas

A little tour of Retropolis in Houston, Texas - the fantastic vintage clothing store where I rent space...


Retropolis is two levels of vintage gorgeousness in an old feed store in the popular Heights area of Houston.  Vintage cowboy boots line the stairs - very sought-after in Texas!


Lots of 50's and 60's glassware


Feathers and sequins for all your showgirl needs...


Tons of fun and wearable vintage...


My Babylon Sisters space...


We have lots of vintage for men.  Who knew 'Members Only' jackets would make such a comeback?


Happy Clothes by Tammy.  Check her out on Etsy too!


Retropolis really has it all!


Who can resist cat hangers?
xoxoMary


Monday, May 25, 2015

Fun Decor

I'm not a fan of serious decorating. I love rooms that have lots of personality and lots of FUN.  If I moved into the White House I'd probably paint it a color...










decorate happy!
xoxoMary