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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Style Show in Nashville, IN

I have some family shopping trip fun to post about, but first I have already downloaded these style show pics that Mom, my Cousin Vickie, and I went to a couple of weeks ago.  Remember when My Shug and I went to Nashville, IN (Brown County).  I think I mentioned something about Mulberry Cottage having a style show.  Well, us three decided to go.  We took off on Friday afternoon and stopped at the Brown County winery first.  We already planned to have wine, cheese and crackers by the fire in the lodge room, at the Abe Martin Lodge, after the style show.
We checked in to the Abe Martin Lodge, which is in the Brown county state park.
Then we went to this golf course, which is about a mile down the road.  In the club house of the golf course was the style show.  
And they have condos on this golf course.....which look pretty nice!

Silly me did not get pictures of all of the clothes for sale inside the lodge.  If you own a dress shop, this was one heck of a way to make a bunch of money.  The doors opened two hours before the style show.  And they had racks and racks of clothes for sale.  You could shop before the style show, and the deal was Buy one, get the second one half price!
Everyone got a goodie bag when they walked in and inside were snacks and bottled water.  They were also an admission charge.  $5.00 for tickets in advance, and $10.00 at the door.  I'm guessing there were 250 people there!
Here are some of the clothes......

I don't know if you've seen all of the "slips" with lace and ruffles for sale, but this store has a lot of them.  Seems to be the new thing in clothes right now.

The narrator of the style show showed us how to use them.  You can wear them under sweaters and sweatshirts to turn them into dresses or dressy long sweaters.  I've been layering clothes ever since peri-menopause (ummm.... hot flashes) started!    So I loved these clothes.

And the one thing I loved more than anything is they have clothes for every age....

and every size....
from small, medium, large, and extra large......
to 1X, 2X, and 3X.

As I explained to my sister this weekend shopping, I am not a petite girl!

We were told to add different colors of slips to the sweaters.....See this one for an example.

or stay with the same color and use a lot of different texture.

Check out the back of this sweater.
Oh, and I couldn't be more exited.  Fringe is IN!
After the style show, we shopped a little bit more.  Then we went downtown Nashville to the Mulberry Cottage. 
It was after 8:00 pm, and all of the stores close around 5:00 or 6:00 pm in Nasvhille, but on this evening, the Mulberry cottage stayed open for us to shop longer.  They also had food for us...chicken salad croissants, meatballs, little get the idea.
I liked this vest on Mom but she wasn't sure.  The red sweater she has on is really thick.  It would have been cute with something thin underneath.  Vickie ended up buying it with some layers of black ruffles and it looks great.
After shopping a while, we went back to the lodge and had our wine and cheese and crackers, just as planned!
The next day we decided to do some shopping in Nashville.  If you missed my post on Nashville, Indiana, click here.
I was still in the "style" mode and bought a hat.  It has an adorbs flower in the back.

We shopped the better part of the day, then headed home.
It was a great weekend.

Cindy Bee

PS.  Fun story.  Mom was trying on a poncho at a store and decided she wanted it.  It was a small botique'.  When she checked out, she saw another poncho on a mannequin behind the counter.  She asked the sales lady/owner how much that one was, as she would like to trade it for the one she was purchasing.  She liked it better.  The lady said, "well, it has a snag or a hole in it somewhere, so I can give it to you....."  Mom was waiting for her to say, "For how much...." and the lady stopped.  She was giving the poncho to Mom!  So Mom got two ponchos for the price of one.  They are really cute too.  Mom is known for having good luck, so this goes right along with her luck.

Friday, November 20, 2015

It's family shopping trip time!

I will be gone this weekend.  Family shopping trip time!


Ooohhhhh the stories...........

Cindy Bee

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas in Downtown Noblesville

On November 6th, Noblesville, IN had their Christmas open houses in their downtown stores. 
 I's early.  But it was First Friday.  And it was my friend Teresa's birthday so we decided to go.
The first stop was The Corner Cottage, one of my favorite stores there.
The stores picked a Christmas show theme and they had mannequins in the windows. 
Well, they were supposed to, but we only saw mannequins at Who-ville.
And, of course we had to go inside Who-Ville to get our picture taken with the Grinch!
Then, I had to take pictures of the Whoville characters, especially since my niece was one of the mannequins!

And my faux' niece was another one!
 There were Whoville little peeps everywhere!

I asked this guy (below) to turn around so I could see his face...this is what he did!

This store is Lil' Bloomers and it is a children's botique' store....adorable clothes.

Then we went shopping at Logan Village Mall.  Lots and lots of booths full of new and antique stuff.  And I have to admit, the Christmas windows looked beautiful with all of the Christmas lights and decorations.
Did I mention they had munchies and drinks too!
I love this idea and plan on doing it for Christmas Eve.  
Simple yet elegant looking!
A Styrofoam cone wrapped in foil.
Creme puffs dipped in chocolate and stuck to the tree to look like a...
TA DAH!!  

And there was the jolly man himself....way up high looking over all the shoppers.
It was a fun and enjoyable evening.
Does your town have a quaint downtown area with Christmas celebrations?

Cindy Bee