Spring garden tour
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Hats in the Garden

Madge and Mr. Madge headed out this weekend on a beautiful spring morning to partake in the annual Gardens for Connoisseurs tour by the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Twelve private gardens were featured, all around the Atlanta area.   Madge loves gardens but since she has the blackest of ...

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Beijing Brides

Now that the holiday bridal season in full swing Madge thought this was a great time to share some Beijing Brides inspiration.On our summer trip to China it was hot, humid and smoggy.  Beijing was our first stop on an action packed two weeks.  Imagine someone asks you to see the United States in two...

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the story of kramer Jewelry
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Vintage Jewelry by Kramer

When someone mentions vintage costume jewelry, probably what comes to mind for many of us are the fabulous rhinestone laden pieces of the 1950s.  One of the foremost names in this classic jewelry style was Kramer.

Kramer JewelryLouis Kramer founded Kramer Jewelry Creat...

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Rudy Gernreich the total look
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Rudi Gernreich – The Total Look

Originally published in 2012.
Recently Madge reported on a wonderful fashion design show, The Little Black Dress, curated by André Leon Talley at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum.  Little did she know that in another exhibit right around the corner lay a riot of color in wai...

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Vintage Sheet music
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The Art of Vintage Sheet Music

The Art of Vintage Sheet Music 
Madge is a fan of found art and loves to repurpose the unexpected to hang on walls. She’d much rather frame a magazine than purchase an expensive painting. As an occasional feature she will be posting some money saving trick for decorating your home.

 

Tod...

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Bonnie Bell
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An Ode to Bonne Bell

Originally published April 19, 2016The news that the Bonne Bell Company is shutting down, gave Madge pause to remember her (not) miss-spent youth. If it wasn’t for Bonne Bell, Madge might not have survived puberty. As the go-to skincare and cosmetic line for young girls in the 1970s, the company wil...

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