Posts By: finnfemme

Cozy Toe-Warming Socks

Now that the cold, damp and clammy weather has settled in the Pacific Northwest, my feet have been letting me know for quite a while now that it’s time to get out the warm socks.  I have cold feet.  VERY cold feet.  Almost all the time except for summer.  Oh blessed summer when I can… Read more »

Try a Little Civility, Martha

It was interesting to see Martha Stewart speak off the cuff the other night regarding Sarah Palin.  Perhaps caught unawares,  her true feelings surfaced pretty quickly.  Calling Sarah Palin “very boring”, “dangerous”, and “confused”.  While Martha is certainly entitled to her opinion, she came across as shrill, catty, and elitist.  It’s disturbing to me to… Read more »

A Vintage Knitting Treasure Chest

Today while poking around one of my favorite thrift stores, I came across an interesting vintage-y looking pink box with graphics of lingerie.  It was quite large, long and banded with two rubber bands.    Part of the fun of thrift store shopping is never knowing what you’re going to come across. I opened the noisy… Read more »

The Captivating Allure of Vintage Bar Soap

I am a big fan of old-fashioned bar soap; those hard milled, dense bars that smell of  some strong floral combination.   Yup, love it!  The trend now is for liquid body washes to be used with those ghastly nylon scrubber things.  It’s rare to see a bar of soap in a soap dish in the… Read more »

Dressed to the 9s: Working With Live Models

My friend and fellow vintage eBay seller, Bobbi, dressedtothe9s, uses live models for her auction listings; something that I’ve never done!  So I am going to let her tell you, as a guest blogger, how she does it so fabulously.  Take it away, Bobbi! WORKING WITH A LIVE MODEL The discussion has been held, many… Read more »

Adventures in Cold Water Washing

I am the ever-practical environmentalist; doing all that I can in my daily life to keep the earth a little greener.  Most notably in my laundry practices.  I’ve been air-drying exclusively now for about four years; ever since my dryer refused to heat.  It makes my life easier (really!), my utility bill is down about… Read more »