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Starting Over in The Fall
I've always loved this article from the now gone, Matchbook Magazine. For many people, Autumn brings the promise of something new. I for one, tend to think of Autumn as the actual new year! It's when I am apt to make big decisions and prepare for new changes as if I am turning over a new leaf, so-to-speak. Part of that preparation includes readying my home for the upcoming seasons.

Now, I say these things, but I've come up against something usual. Every year when I come home from my annual Summer tour I take a few days to re-group. First I sleep for a day. Then I do absolutely nothing for a day except binge watch something. Next day, I clean the house, I stock the fridge, I get my plans in order, I do the laundry and unpack, I "become a person" again as I like to call it. I get my life, my home, and my career ready for me to be back. It's the ONLY way for me to regain my sanity.

And then I indulge in decorating my house for Autumn.
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Autumn Playlist

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for a change in season, especially the transition from Summer to Autumn. One of my favorite things to do is hop in the car, put on Autumnal tunes, grab a delicious pumpkin beverage, and visit all my favorite decor shops to see what's new for Fall. Slowly purchasing one new item per year has now left me with a beautiful collection of seasonal items, making it very easy to turn over my decor from beachy Summer vibes, to a cozy and crisp home-sweet-home.

So here it is, my Autumn playlist, perfect for listening to while hitting all your favorite Fall bucket list activities! It's great while

- cooking
- hosting a dinner party
- decorating
- reading a book

all kinds of Autumnal things! Enjoy! xo, Jolie Goodnight
Autumn Play List:

(Oh! And if you aren't yet, go ahead and follow me on Spotify for all my playlists and fun!)

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes...

For many years now I've been an admirer of Post Modern Jukebox, a group of musical geniuses who turn modern songs into vintage greats. On September 8th, they'll choose a winner for their #PMJSearch2017 and so I've put my name into the hat! Here is my entry:

1940s San Francisco

1940s San Francisco : Street Style  Each time I travel to a new city, being a woman in love with all things vintage, I can't help but wonder what the city streets looked like in the 1940s and 1950s. What was the street style like? San Francisco is a unique city, because of its famous weather. How did the wind and fog dictate street fashion? Clearly the hills might have had some influence ...

Thus far I've noticed the photos indicate two options: summer attire or completely bundled up in autumn fabrics. Sounds about right to me as during my visit here I've bounced from summer dress to sweater and scarf daily. In my research I've found most women wore hats and I can't help but think that many many bobby pins were harmed in the wearing of hats in this blustery land.

Today I'm venturing off into the city again, only this time to visit the Golden Gate Bridge. Hopefully I'll come away with something as fabulously iconic as history's babes of the 1940s!

5 Ways to Layout Shells

5 Seashell Layouts for Decorating & Display ...dreaming of my upcoming romp on the beach in August, of sun kissed skin, sounds of ocean waves, seafood, and Summertime...Is it August yet?Until then, it's always a treat to put my shells from past trips on display. Any place will do, bookshelves, window sills, bathroom shelves, bedside tables, etc.
Or you can do as pictured below for photos and instagram layouts, putting them out haphazardly or in an organized fashion. So beautiful! 

Do you have a favorite way to display your shells? I'd love to know!
xo, Jolie Goodnight 

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Blog Facelift : Revived to sparkle & twinkle!

     Firstly, I'd like to say that I'm ecstatic to be picking up where I left off in 2015 to begin my blog again. Secondly, pour a cocktail and click to your heart's content!...You might be wondering what caused me to do this - there are a multitude of reasons, but one of them is that I think I can help folks like me who love everything vintage; 

I'm attempting to create a sort of "field guide" to living a vintage life in a modern world. Take a look around at the new posts I've created with this re-creation of my blog in mind: Essentials for a 4th of July Table + Checklist 4th of July Menus in the 1950s 4 Daily Cleaning Checklists To Make Your Life Easier Vintage Summer Trend: Market Basket 1950s Etiquette : Social Manners : Etiquette Series
     Let’s be real for a moment, many of us are buried under something - too much laundry, a giant to-do list, a fridge that needs cleaning out, a social life that consists of Netflix…How often do you a…

Essentials for a 4th of July Table + Checklist

1. Use What You Already Have  /// One of the things I love most about decorating for the 4th of July is the ability to mix & match China, flatware, and linens to create a patriotic look!

My wedding China happens to be Blue & White Spode, making this task especially simple.

Blue & White Plates + red gingham napkins + a heavy white linen table cloth = a very vintage patriotic table.

I also love to pair my Grandmother's white & gold Lenox for a totally different look.          White & Gold plates + light blue striped napkins + a vintage table cloth covered in cherries = a feminine take on Independence Day Place Settings!                                                                                                                                                                          

2. Think in Terms of Shades of Red, White & Blue /// Something great to think about is shade variation! You don't have to use exactly the shades of red, white, and blue foun…