I just added a few new items to the molly & mary Etsy shop, including three vintage books from the sixties and seventies:

Cooking with Style: Easy, Elegant Recipes and Menus for Exciting Entertaining (1967)

Fifty Great Buffet Parties (1974)

and, the piece de resistance…

The Emily Post Book of Etiquette for Young People (1967)

These glimpses into retro entertaining and etiquette are very fun reads!


Anyone who knows me knows that I love scarves.  My wardrobe is filled with neutrals, so I wear a scarf almost every day to add some color and style.

Several months ago I came across an inspirational blog,  MaiTai’s Picture Book.  MaiTai gives lots and lots of fabulous ideas for using scarves and other accessories to create a variety of looks from a few basic clothing staples. Check out her post about how to accessorize a little black dress for several elegant looks.

In my ongoing search for fabulous vintage objects, I come across more lovely scarves than I could possibly wear.  Visit my Etsy store to see some of my finds…more are coming soon!

I had been reading about the style blog Garance Dore for some time, but I just recently visited it myself.  I’m officially obsessed!  French illustrator Garance Dore’s blog is all about fashion, including the “streetstyle” photos she shoots.  You can explore the archives by Illustrations, Photos, or Beauty.

I especially love her street photography of women looking fabulous during their everyday life.  Tres inspirational!

One of the vintage pins in my Etsy shop is featured in a treasury all about starbursts.  Check it out!

Life has been a whirlwind since I returned from Baltimore and DC.  The museums were lovely…I just wish I had more time to see everything!  Here are a few pics of works of art from the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.  More to come soon!

molly & mary will be on hold for about a week while I visit Baltimore for work and D.C. for fun.  I can’t wait to explore new art museums!  There are several on my list:

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore Museum of Art
American Visionary Art Museum

The Textile Museum
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
The Phillips Collection

I’m planning to take lots of photos of the art and architecture, which I’ll share when I return!

I have a small collection of vintage milk glass – a bud vase, a large vase, and two small shakers that lost their lids before I acquired them.  When they are not living in my corner cabinet, I use all of them for holding flowers.  The milky white glass is perfect for showing off the blossoms they hold.

Here are just a few of the gorgeous milk glass vessels that can be found on Etsy.