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Books I like: A Time To Be Born

I first learned about Dawn Powell and her novel A Time To Be Born almost by accident. I was reading an introduction to Elaine Dundy’s The Dud Avocado, and the introduction’s author talked up Elaine Dundy, but saved her best words for Dundy’s American contemporary, the underrated Dawn Powell. The introduction didn’t make me all [...]

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Inspiration: 1930s Seeberger Style

How this book passed me by until now is beyond me.  It came out in 2007, back when my obsession with the 1930s was still going strong.  Back then I was knitting up sweaters from ’30s patterns with tiny, carpal tunnel-inducing gauges while watching Busby Berkeley movies for fashion inspiration. I liked the cute stuff [...]

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Rowan Oak

Marble dyed silk blouse: Blooming Leopold Skirt: thrift store Bag: Etsy Shoes: Dolce Vita Sunglasses: Karen Walker For the longest time my parents and I had talked about wanting to go see Mississippi. Well, I went there a year and a half ago with Jamie, when we took a thrift store shopping road trip around [...]

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Books I Like: Peter Taylor’s Stories

I first found out about Peter Taylor when I checked out a few textbooks on southern literature from the library.  I was trying to make up for my ignorance, and all the southern author snubbing I’d done when I was younger, when all the books I read were either by British writers or expats from [...]

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