I can feel it. That sense that spring is just around the corner. The air is still cold but not as bitter. The sun is lingering longer each day.
We’re already soaking it up as much as possible.
Taking quick trips to the beach and bike rides around the block. Watching the birds. Oh it’s going to be a glorious spring!
This subtle change in the weather has me so over my winter wardrobe. It is dreary and frumpy. I’m ready to inject some spring color! I came across this beautiful teal pashmina from Spiegel to pair with my favorite vintage jacket.
I ordered it from their website and it arrived quickly, in just a few days. I was not only impressed by the quick turnaround but also by the size and quality considering the low price – just $18. In fact, I loved all of the scarves but ultimately settled on the teal teardrop paisley one because the paisley pattern resembles my Circa Dee logo, don’t you think? I love it!
You’ve heard of Spiegel, right? The catalog company has been around for 100 years! I had no idea. While my new scarf is gorgeous and all, I was probably more drawn to the company’s history on their website which features the iconic vintage catalog covers. The ones from the 1940′s are my favorite for sure. I’m always drawn to images and memorabilia from WWII era. Which year’s Spiegel catalog cover is your favorite?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions and beach frolicking are my own. I truly love my new Spiegel scarf! #lovespiegel
P.S. Don’t forget…
Happy February, friends!
Is it raining or snowing where you are today? It’s quite dreary here but fortunately the Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint color of the month (#mmsmpcolorofthemonth) for February is bright & cheerful Apron Strings!
Bring it on!
Save the date for the next in-store milk paint demonstration at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. I will be sure to mix up Apron Strings for you to see in person.
Join us! No registration required. This is a free, hands-off demonstration. Simply come as you are and allow me to introduce the suite of products to you. Ask questions about your own DIY projects.
We hope to see you in the shop on Sunday, February 23rd at 1 pm.
If you’ve joined us for one of the past demonstrations, we’d love to see how your project turned out. Please email photos!
We felt a bout of cabin fever setting in over the weekend so we headed out on a mini road trip around the area to take in the polar vortex sights. A dusting of snow was coating the already frozen Delaware Bay when we approached.
It was unbelievable to see in person and may be hard to tell in these photos that the water is not cresting but is merely frozen in that position that we are so used to seeing. We couldn’t hear the presumable sound of the surf crashing.
In fact, it was eerily quiet. And gray but in the most beautiful way.
With the temperatures reaching above freezing yesterday and the sun peeking out, we actually ventured onto the beach. The water was crashing in this location but right next to huge snow mounds. What a crazy sight. There is nothing like playing in the sand and snow at the same time. Can you tell where the snow ends and the water begins?
We’ve been enjoying a wintry existence here in Cape May. As have most of you in this part of the country and beyond.
I like that there’s snow on the ground just blocks from the ocean. It’s peaceful.
We still try to venture to the beach if it reaches above freezing. Of course, it requires extra layers of clothing this time of year.
And instead of a beach blanket, we need multiple wool blankets to thaw out after said beach trips.
I have spring on my mind.
It’s not that I want to rush winter. I really enjoy our distinct 4 seasons but I’m excited for spring inventory. New treasures, colors, textures and whatnot.
In order to make room and clear some things out, I’ve upped the ante at The West End Garage.
The winter sale is going on now and we’re offering 25% off. The discount will be applied to everything at Circa Dee in The West End Garage in Cape May. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Which means you need to come visit this winter. I saved you a parking spot…
Happy New Year!
How did you celebrate the future becoming the present? We rung in 2014 around our quaint little town.
Cape May is so festive. There is something very old world about the holidays here. Men still don tuxedos and women sparkle in sequins on New Year’s Eve in an un-ironic way. That’s just one of the many things I love about this town.
With the coming of the new year, it is time to get some new events on the calendar starting with another FREE milk paint demo at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown.
And it is approaching quickly.
Stop by next Sunday, January 12th at 1 pm to hear me talk shop regarding the magic of milk paint, how it’s mixed and all of that great stuff. This is not a hands on workshop but I encourage you to bring project questions, ‘before’ pictures, cabinet doors, whatever tickles your fancy and I’ll give you suggestions on colors and finishes.
At the last demo, we had someone bring the wood trim right off of her hutch. That was great! We really got to discuss what approach she should take in painting it (bonding agent, no bonding agent, etc.).
See you there!
And the winner of the Merry Milk Paint Giveaway is… Jena.
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!
And Happy New Year too. We’ll see you in 2014, friends!
Thanks for all of the support and friendship in 2013.