Fashion Character Photo

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The Tomboys c. 1940-1945

Beach Weekender

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Budget-minded fashion picks for a summer weekend at the beach:

1. Inspiration image from Greek Madame Figaro Magazine, 2014

2. Sleeveless trench coat used as a cover-up from H&M….$49.95

3. Leather sandals from Kohls….$19.97

4. Striped tank top from Madewell….$49.99

5. High rise swim bottom from Lands End….$18.00

6. Bandeau top from Lands End….$19.60

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Decorating@Nibs- More Fireplace Mantels

Over the years, I’ve collected quite a few painted portraits with no idea who the subjects are. They ended up with imaginary names. A few months ago, some friends and I went to a local estate sale. I came home with a wooden chair, two brass candle stick holders and yes… another portrait. This dapper fellow was promptly named Mr. Moore.

Fireplace Mantel #21- Mister Moore

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Process-

1. Cover walls with old drop cloths (detail below right). I suggest using a heavy-duty stapler for this job. Start at the ceiling and work down to the baseboard. Cut any extra fabric off. Side note- You could try stapling the drop cloths at the ceiling and just let them hang loose to the floor.

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2. Prime and paint base molding Benjamin Moore Jackson Tan HC-46 (detail above left).

3. Prime and paint mantel Benjamin Moore English Ochre CW-290 (detail above center).

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4. Mantel Accessories- My portrait of Mister Moore takes center stage. To make it even more interesting, I flipped him upside down. Stacks of old books, cigar box, dried bittersweet, glass vase with daylilies, deer antlers and antique nails are with it.

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5. Other- Old cloth-covered cord pendant light, wire glove dryer, vintage folding carpenter’s ruler, oak chair with leather seat c. 1900 and kilm loom pillow.

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(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Cheap Chic #8

Looking great for less.

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Peanuts gang comic pajama top…$49.95 (set)

Eddie Bauer denim skirt with front slit (similar)…$35.00

Audrey Brooke suede oxfords (clearance sale)…$29.97

J.Crew striped socks….$14.50

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Fashion Character Photo

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The Country Girl c. 1960