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Happy Birthday, Levi Strauss!

It’s Levi Strauss’s birthday today – if the man were alive today, he would be 189 years old. Obviously he isn’t, but I’m so very grateful that the company that shares his name is still with us. When I first started selling vintage clothing back in 1998, there were two things I specialized in – [...]

Family Style: Franklin Cider Mill

One of my favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of fall is a trip to the cider mill. There’s something about fresh apple cider and warm doughnuts that makes me ok with the falling temps. In Metro Detroit we are lucky to have a few cider mills…my favorite is Yates, but Franklin Cider Mill is [...]

Family Style: Run du Nain Rouge

The legend of the Nain Rouge goes back hundreds of years in Detroit – a red dwarf that brings doom and haunts Detroit since the first settlers. There is a march each year in Midtown to drive the Nain Rouge out of the city, and last weekend was the first annual Run du Nain Rouge [...]

Family Style, Lazy Sunday Edition

Sunday was a pretty lazy, lounging around the house day, except for a Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner at Dan’s parents home, an annual tradition for Grandpa Nixon’s birthday. A perfect day for your most comfortable T shirt and jeans and nothing to fuss over. I’m wearing: Vintage Maternity Shirt Maternity Jeans – Old Navy [...]

Family Style

In a combined effort to be at least somewhat stylish on occasion (which is kind of difficult when you only own two pairs of shoes that will fit your swollen feet at present, but I’m gonna try), and to show how we, as a family, incorporate vintage into our wardrobes and lifestyle, I’m happy to [...]

Reware Vintage at the Royal Oak Antique and Garage Sale

I had a great time at the Royal Oak Antique and Garage Sale over the weekend! It was a fun (and really hot, whew!) couple of days, and I was really grateful to have some really cool neighbors and a bit of a breeze in my space. Thanks to everyone who came out, and for [...]

Mix Tape!

Inspired by: A Splash of Color – We’re putting the finishing touches on Roy’s room right now, and I loved looking at Disney’s daughter’s room re-do! The Levi’s Sculpture by Ian McChesney – sent to me by my brother, Andy, who knows all about my Levi’s obsession! This awesome dress made by Debi from a [...]

She & Him and Levi's

She & Him and Levi’s – two of my favorite things. They teamed up together to release this song, and you can download it here for free! She & Him are playing at the Royal Oak Music Theater on Sunday, and I can’t wait! Anyone else I know going?

She & Him and Levi’s

She & Him and Levi’s – two of my favorite things. They teamed up together to release this song, and you can download it here for free! She & Him are playing at the Royal Oak Music Theater on Sunday, and I can’t wait! Anyone else I know going?

Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in 1853, and may be known the most for it’s riveted jeans, but the company itself has dabbled in manufacturing nearly every type of apparel for men, women and children save underwear (update in 2015 – Levi’s is actually now making underwear for men, for sale in some of [...]