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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SCAD little black dress by André Leon Talley
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André Leon Tally’s Little Black Dress at SCAD

In honor of André Leon Talley, Madge revisits this post on the SCAD "Little Black Dress exhibit originally published in 2012.Madge recently got a chance to view "The Little Black Dress" exhibit at the SCAD Museum of Art (the Savannah College of Art and Design), curated by André  Leon Talley in Savan...

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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 Half Hats
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But I Don’t Look Good In Hats
The Half Hat, One Style for Every Woman

The most common remark Madge gets once someone knows that she sells vintage hat is “I love hats, but I just don’t look good in them”.   Madge’s reply comes right out of her personal manifesto: The women who thinks she can’t wear hats just hasn’t found the right hat.  For today’s stylish woman who wa...

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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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