Category Archive: Holidays

I Saw, I Pinned, I Followed Through

I recently saw button ornaments like these on Pinterest, and I remembered there was an article saved in one of my clipping notebooks too. (It was from the Dec./Jan. 2011 MaryJanesFarm magazine.) I… Continue reading

Vintage Village

Thanksgiving Football Dinner from 1905

It’s a cold, gray day — a perfect time for a cup of tea with my favorite party planner, Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott.  Years ago I picked up her 1905 book, Bright Ideas… Continue reading

Textile Traditions on Independence Day

This past weekend, we went out to our favorite Hill Country town, Rocksprings, for the re-dedication ceremony for the newly restored 1891 county courthouse.  Edwards County has a strong history of sheep and… Continue reading

Christmas Kitsch

When it came to decorating, my grandmother was never a traditionalist.  She loved modern houses, modern furniture, and trendy holiday decorations.  She was the first person I knew to have a themed Christmas… Continue reading

Trinket Treasures

I don’t like it when stores start putting up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.  But if you intend to give handmade gifts for Christmas, you have to start early, so I am going to… Continue reading