Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thursday Thrill – Retro Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Unsurprisingly, I decided to give the holiday a retro fitting! After all, the holidays are where traditions and old timey charm come together so easily and festive celebrations are the perfect place to don a classic piece of vintage. 

I've decided to break this post into two sections. Part one is an outfit for day, for work, and for getting your hands all floured up. The second part will be for the formal gathering when you get to sample all of your hard work and share it with the ones you love.

Part One: Cooking up a Storm!

double breasted vintage dress in light orange snowflake pattern by DearGolden


brown patent leather mary janes from the 1940'sgreen and red vintage apron with novelty poodle patternEveryone knows that holiday cooking starts bright and early. There is usually family in town milling about/getting in the way. I'm always in a bind with this scenario. There is part of me that wants to look cute and feel festive and there is the other part that knows I'm gonna get sweaty and dirty. I don't want to look like a slob (for others or for myself). My attitude is much brighter when I dress the part. If I'm in sweats and slippers, I'm probably going to end up on the couch. However, if I put this little day dress on, I would immediately have an uptick in my mood and feel like I wanted to conquer the day's myriad tasks. This adorable 1950's day dress is double breasted with a snowflake pattern. No wiggle dresses for this day's chores! A little cotton number with a loose skirt and sleeves would be perfect and wouldn't be restrictive.
Plus! It is the perfect little dress for a vintage apron! Look at the little poodle print in green! So cute and would make getting your hands dirty a bit more adorable.
brown, tan, and earth toned hair accessories with vintage buttonsAs for accessories during the day, I would keep it simple and practical. No rings or bracelets to get crusted with gunk. A low or no heel shoe with an ankle strap would be ideal. That way when you are running to the oven to check a pie you don't fall out of your shoes and into said pie. These 1940's patent leather mary janes would be good for me. I know a lot of people can't do a heel all day, but this one wouldn't be too bad for me. If you do have trouble, a good pair of low vintage wedges would be a great compromise. To keep those wisps of hair from getting into your casseroles, I paired this outfit with one of my latest vintage bobby pin sets, "Sandstone". Practical meets adorable. 

Part Two: The Culmination of a Hard Day's Work

burgundy, moss, and orange fall colored 1950's to 1960's dressIt is finally time! All the craziness and spills of the day are over. Time to pour a glass of wine (or three) and celebrate with family and friends. I love the idea of dressing up for dinner. People rarely do this anymore. I enjoy casual, comfy duds as much as the next girl, but there is something so special about taking the time to "dress" for an occasion. It marks a transition for me. It tells me that my role of "making, doing, and running around" is over and my new role of "chatting, laughing, and having twinkling eyes" is now beginning. I feel refreshed and more care free after getting a clean outfit on with a little bit of festive detailing. 
tan leather vintage heels from the 1950'sThe dress that I discovered at MissFarfalla is absolutely perfect!! Cut from an abstract autumn leaf fabric, the late 50's/early 60's dress is an ideal piece for a fall celebration. It's formal, but not "New Year's" formal. It still feels homey and huggable while remaining classic and elegant. A vintage design by McKettrick, the cowl neck and bow detailing on the waist are just beautiful. 
pumpkin and gold colored adjustable button ring
This is where I would bust out my heels ladies! You will probably be in less pain anyway because of all the wine! This pair of 1950's tan leather pumps brings a sprinkle of sexy to this otherwise graceful ensemble. Because of the neckline being high, I would not do a necklace or long dangling earrings. I would again keep it rather simple and go with a ring and stud earring combo. My pumpkin spice colored vintage button ring would be an easy fit for the feel of the dress and would be interesting enough to stand alone. Adding some fall flowers to a simple updo would also be a fun spruce of detail and would keep eyes up at your laughing smile. I chose my hair flowers in mustard, nutmeg, and moss green to play up the dress colors and each little button in the center is a vintage piece too!


bobby pin hair flowers in mustard yellow, nutmeg brown, and moss green with gold button centers Featured Items:
-Day Dress by Dear Golden
-Brown Day Shoes by Oiseau Vintage
-Poodle Apron by SFKvintage
-Vintage Button Bobby Pins by ChatterBlossom
-Formal Dress by MissFarfalla
-Tan Leather Pumps by SewSewSimplyVintage
-Vintage Button Ring by ChatterBlossom
-Hair Flowers by ChatterBlossom




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I will be holding my one and only sale for Black Friday through Cyber Monday!!! If you would like to get gifts or stocking stuffers for the lovely ladies in your life, come browse my shop and use the code SmallBizLove10 for 10% off your entire purchase! I make everything by hand, try to be as eco conscious as possible, and incorporate a vintage bauble on each creation. I also gift wrap each item for free and will send it directly to the giver or the recipient. 

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Enjoy your holiday everyone!!!!




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152 comments:

  1. Look at me lying in wait for the surprise!! I LOVE the dress- both dresses. You are going to look mahhhvelous! And you have inspired me to put together a lovely vintage look for the holiday. :) Beautiful! ... I will be sure to check out your shop too! -Laurie

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    1. YAY! Love to influence someone over to the dark side! ;-)
      Have fun putting your outfit together and let me know how it goes! ;-)

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  2. I love both of these outfits but think the dress to wear for dinner and guests is fab! Happy thanksgiving!

    www.insparisian.blogspot.com

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  3. So beautiful this post.
    And I have to say that you have a great blog.

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  4. What a sweet story for that special occasion... Love all the festive outfits and pretty accessories. You will be looking stunning while prepping your festive meal...Happy Thanksgiving!
    Enjoy your holiday weekend~

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    1. Thanks Shirl! Hope you enjoy you weekend too! ;-)

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  5. Gladly following you back.

    Thank you so much for your kind friendship.

    Hope to see you soon.

    Many kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  6. Lovely post honey !
    coloruful-inspiration.blogspot.com

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  7. omg! Its really amazing! I even can imagine how it would be great to blend dress from second mannequin with modern accessories! Adorable! Would you like follow each other? let me know or you can follow me and I will follow you back! :)

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    1. Yeah, that would be fun to mix and match!

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  8. oh, you have changed your avatar! You are very beautiful!
    Love that dress in autumn colors and great flowers!!!

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    1. Aww, thank you! I'm so glad you like the avatar change and the flowers! ;-)

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  9. Hello! I always thought that vintage clothing is beautiful. I love shoes, dresses and prints. They favor a woman completely.

    Thank you very much for stopping by our blog and leave a comment. We are your new followers ^^

    P & C

    http://fashionbohem.blogspot.com.es/

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  10. Lots of great items here! Nice fall inspirations :)) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  11. Thank you so much for stopping by and following! I’m following you back!
    xx Karolina

    Caramode Blog - Bloglovin - Facebook

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  12. Totally amazing vintage dresses! I love them both! I could just picture myself wearing those beauties! Loving the cute button hair pins too! Got to have some hair accessories!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  13. amazing items!! gorgeous post dear:)) thank you so much for your words! keep in touch:)) happy week!

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  14. So loving the vintage dresses you picked out ... and the accessories! Girl after my own heart! Have a fabulous day tomorrow :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

    Happy Holidays

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    1. Aww, that is so nice of you! Have a great holiday weekend!

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  15. Love, love these outfits! The accessories are just so much fun.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  16. Love these vintage dresses,oh, and the new top of your blog. That' a great picture of you.

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    1. Thanks Heather! I'm so glad you like the new look of my blog!

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  17. Thank you so much for the follow on my blog, I just followed you back, your blog is very cute and your items are gorgeous :)

    kisses

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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  18. Both of those dresses are to die for. Oh my gosh they are gorgeous!! Have a great weekend :)
    http://shopaholiconashoestring.wordpress.com/

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  19. The Day dress is lovely! ...and what a great deal! 10% OFF :)

    xo, tasha
    Enter to win a monogram pendant necklace

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  20. love it!!


    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  21. love this post! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  22. What a lovely post, and so beautiful items! The dress you will wear for dinner and guests is totally divine! I checked out your shop, you have lots of amazing pieces at reasonable prices. Hope your business picks ups ;)
    Thank you so much for stopping by & following!!!! I’m following you back now on GFC :)
    Perhaps you're interested in following each other on bloglovin, if you do, let me know, so I can follow you back! it's really easier to keep in touch<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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    1. Aren't they pretty?! And thank you for visiting my shop! Glad you liked it!

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  23. Hi Jamie!:) Happy Thanksgiving:) I love vintage and retro stuff, the both dress are so cute and in general I like your blog:) So, I follow you back with pleasure dear:) Have a great day and enjoy! xo

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad to find another vintage lover! ;-)

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  24. The (autumn leaf) dress and the heels are wonderful!
    Thanks for passing by :)

    Follow you back via GF.

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  25. hello dear!!
    thanks for your lovely comment
    i love this post
    just followed you on GFC no 137 and bloglovin no31
    have a good day
    kisses

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  26. Thank you for stopping by Jamie!I'm so glad I came across your lovely blog!I'm now following you with great pleasure!kisses Coco

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  27. Hi Jamie! Love your blog Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin’ & GFC, Check out my blog and let me know, I’ll follow straight back!

    http://www.kellyjade.co.uk
    Kelly

    xoxoxo

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    1. Glad you like it! And I'm already a follower of your blog. ;-)

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  28. Really perfect post. I like that style. It is so faminine style. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  29. Love your creativity doll, i'm sure you're going to look great!

    Http://juicyconfashions.blogspot.com

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  30. What a lovely inspiring post to read! Wish you a happy holiday! We don't have holiday now in the Netherlands:P

    XxX Farah

    www.formulafarah.com

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    1. Thank you and thank you for the well wishes! ;-)

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  31. Thanx for following...Following back :)...Would be glad if we can connect at Bloglovin too

    My Bloglovin Page

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    1. Thank you! I'm actually already following you on Bloglovin'! ;-)

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  32. Great post!
    http://kate-fashionschtick-kate.blogspot.com/

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  33. those dresses are both so lovely! have a fantastic thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you! You too, if you're celebrating!

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  34. Amazing post! Love those vintage dresses!
    xx
    quiestinquiestout

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  35. Thank you so much for your comment and your follow!

    Great post!
    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving xx

    http://thecurvygirlinthecorner.blogspot.com

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  36. woah you have such a lovely blog going on here and a great taste for vintage!
    thanks for stopping by my blog =)

    really happy to be seing more of you in the future
    Bea =)
    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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  37. Jamie, thank you for following Carole's Chatter. I have followed you right back. Have a good week.

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  38. Love both ideas so much. You are going to look so pretty! The hair pins are absolutely adorable.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    xxx

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  39. Here we don't celebrate it, but I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  40. Thanks for your lovely comment! Following you back <3
    xx
    quiestinquiestout

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  41. Oh the first dress and the second shoes are so pretty, I like the sixteen.

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  42. Thank you for checking out my blog!
    Great blog!!New follower:)
    Brittney

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  43. lovely blog! :-) hope you ll flw us back!
    xo
    AF


    lifestylenotesbyaf.blogspot.com

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  44. I love retro style!
    Happy Thanksgiving! :D


    http://petticoatplayground.blogspot.com/

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  45. I am new to your blog, but what a creative post! I absolutely love it, I've never seen anyone put such a creative spin on Thanksgiving. It must have been lots of fun. Happy Thanksgiving!

    http://www.sunshinecitizen.com

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    1. That is really nice of you and I'm very glad you visited and liked it! ;-)

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  46. I'm your newest follower, great post.

    Toni xxx

    toniloujones.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. I sooo NEED a little vintage dress! Why don't I ever take the time to look for one? I'm adding it to my list...lovely post!

    ~Kim

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    1. Oh I glad!!! If you do get one, be sure to tell me what you got! I would love to know! ;-)

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  48. Love the vintage look. Time to relax now. Good luck on your sale!

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  49. Love the MAD MEN vibe of the outfits....Have a wondrous Thanksgiving my dear!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  50. these two dresses are just the cutest!!

    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  51. Thank you for following on my blog dear! I'm a new follower and I'm looking forward to more posts,,

    steph-g.blogspot.com

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  52. Loooove the heels! Great post!


    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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  53. Hi I am a new follower and Wow I really love the dress. Great find!!! The perfect color for the season.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2012/11/ww-smile-for-me-and-smile-for-you.html

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  54. Oh my goodness I love your blog! Stopping by from the blog hop. Following you on google. If you would like to check out my blog and follow back you can find me at http://lifeinthesimpleln.blogspot.com
    Can't wait to check out your Esty site!
    Thanks!
    Katie from the simple lane

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    1. Yay for blog hopping! I'm so glad you got to visit and I like it! I'll definitely head back your way now!

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  55. inspiring!like your blog!check mine if you want!want to follow each other?

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  56. The second dress is really beautiful and the shoes next to it as well. And the bobby pins are so unique. Love the blog, new follower!

    xo, Vita
    http://pixievita.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Vita! I'm glad you like my retro holiday picks!

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  57. These heels are almost perfect, I merely wish their colour was... baby blue, for example :) Or another pastel colour :)


    http://theaprilfleur.blogspot.com/

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  58. I love the second dress. The colors are just gorgeous together. I love to accessorize so I am digging the ring and hair flowers too. You always find the cutest pieces.

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    1. Accessorizing is kinda my thing, but I may be a bit biased. ;-)

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  59. There is such a terrific beauty to the palette of autumn. I find myself drawn to it on the fashion front, too (this year I was all about dark oranges like rust and pumpkin), not only while the season is in my play, but through the rest of the year, too. I have a couple of vintage dresses though that are are especially fall-ish, and which I tend to reserve for when the temps dip once more and the leaves outside begin to match the frocks' deep autumn hues. I'll miss this season when it wraps up next month (it's my very fave), but am also very fond of winter, which helps make saying goodbye to autumn a little easier.

    Thank you very much for your lovely blog comments, this year, dear gal. It's terrific to "meet" you.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. So nice to meet you too Jessica. Fall is also my favorite season and it comes and goes rather quickly, unfortunately.

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  60. I LOVE both pairs of shoes, but I REALLY love that button ring. I mean REALLY LOVE.

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    1. I'm really glad to hear that! I thought that button was so neat looking that it just had to be made into a ring. Happy you love it!

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  61. Thanks so much for joining the 'My Style Sunday linkup!

    Hope to see you next week too :)

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  62. Hey there! Thanks for linking up with the Not Quite There Yet link up. I am loving meeting new girls that is in the same place in life. These dresses are just beautiful! Hope you can make it back to link up again this week! If you are interested in co-hosting the link up in the future some time let me know, I would love to have ya.

    Dalayna

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  63. Love, love, love!!!

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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  64. Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Blog Hop.
    Love your awesome blog. Feel free to check out & follow my blog @ revampspunkyrena.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Rena

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  65. What a fun post! I think I'm learning the fine art of blogging from you Jamie. The amount of time you put into your narrative and pictures really shows. I love it here!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, Debra, that is the nicest thing you could say! I really appreciate it and I'm so glad that you love it! Thank you!

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  66. Oh my! I love, love, love your style and this fun post!

    Christine @ www.ladiesholiday.com

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    1. Oh I'm so glad!! Thank you for stopping by Christine! ;-)

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