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mary catherine garrison
hudson valley, ny
I am an actress, an artist, a maker of things and a doer.
Interests: crafting, painting, sewing, wine, cooking, politics, eating, fairy tales, looking at art, crafters, the environment, and people who drink wine. i like reading and i am devoted to public radio. i love old movies, fashion from the 1920s and 1960s, crossword puzzles and boys with glasses (like my husband). among other things. Currently pregnant with my first child and it's a boy and I know he's going to be as sweet and quirky as his dad.
Recent Activity
mary catherine garrison is now following Joy
Nov 9, 2012
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Finallyfinallyfinally these fellows are up and in the shop! I've been slowly and steadily working on these two and all their many iterations over the last few months. I'm pretty much in love with them. One of the best parts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at little red fox
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This is another thing for which we have Thomas Keller to thank. I'd also love to thank him for the mind-and-belly altering meal that was elegant, weird, bizarre and wacky all at the same time that we had the night... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at little red fox
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All these pretty little items and more in my shop What Mimi Wore now! I can see those shoes with both the outifits here in the post...Those white oxfords with no socks and rolled-up chinos and the oversized cardigan? Adorable.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at little red fox
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At long last! My vintage shop What Mimi Wore is up and running! This is something I've wanted to do for a very long time and finally got around to it. Whew. This is a very large item to cross... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at little red fox
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Love this book. It's so up my alley. It was a gift--a very thoughtful gift--from my sister-in-law a few years ago and the yesterday it occurred to me that I haven't given it enough kitchen-time. We had some cauliflower that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at little red fox
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We are very lucky that, as renters, we have been allowed--by very generous home-owners it must be said--to make this house feel like a home. They are very laid back, artsy people who are not afraid of paint or wall-paper... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at little red fox
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I've finally been given a name for something I've loved for so long and never quite known what to call it. Some of my recent-years' clothes-obsessions have hovered around something I've called "orphan-chic" or "street-urchin style" or "depression-era chic" or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at little red fox
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Stick with me here. I need to say that while I lovelovelove to eat healthy and am always open to trying a new food or trend, healthy or otherwise--I am not a vegan nor am I gluten-intolerant (necessarily). I understand... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at little red fox
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Are you watching Portlandia? If you aren't, please consider it. It's hysterical and weird and smart and they are no doubt making as much fun of you as they are of me. I find myself laughing at them and realizing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at little red fox
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Here she is. Lady Labor of Love. The problem is that I forgot to take a picture of the before... but I want to tell you that it was hideous. This thing is about 2 feet across and it was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at little red fox
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Hello and happy pretend winter! It's so wonderful I'm almost afraid to talk about it in case it isn't real--but its been spring-like so far this winter. I believe in magic and unicorns now. This totally reminds me of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at little red fox
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The happiest of all happy New Years to You! I hope you had a fun one. I love New Years--perhaps I just have a reasonably low bar for what I expect but I enjoy the turning of one year into... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at little red fox
mary catherine garrison is now following J.B. Taylor
Dec 13, 2011
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Oh, kids. It has been maybe my longest break heretofore (love that word). I apologize for the lack of explanation. It makes me seem flakier than I would like, I admit. But. Unlike our slightly overweight kitty Earl whom you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at little red fox
hello bonnie! yes they are for sale. they are currently residing in a women's co-op in the catskills (NY) but i believe they are still available. i'd have to check. but if you're interested, they are $65 each and i can create a reserved listing for you in my etsy shop, which is currently empty due to my neglect :) i really appreciate your interest. all the best, mary catherine
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2011 on dolls, dolls, dolls at little red fox
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During one of my last trips to Virginia, I came across my mother-in-law's stash of books related to gardening. She was a landscaper for a time, and more importantly, was president of the Garden Club of Virginia for many years.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at little red fox
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As I mentioned last post--no camera. Sad face. So until we replace it, pics here will be done with my trusty *new* iPhone. Patience, please. I'm hoping Santa will bring me a fancy new camera this year...but I'm thinking these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at little red fox
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Hello, friends! A more responsible blogger would have written an explanatory note before the hiatus but...ahem. By way of an apology, I am offering up one of the most exciting, gorgeous images I've seen in forever. (Thank you to Ernestine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at little red fox
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This tart and savory dish is one of those things we eat a few times a month around here. I really, really love it. It was inspired by one of my favorite recipes of my mom's which is a lemon... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at little red fox
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The delicious fruits of our labor have begun to come in! You can't see me but I'm squealing and jumping up and down and clapping! This is the first meal made using the veggies from our garden. I just can't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at little red fox
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The Project: Well this one started out as a casual, everyday jacket, and I guess it still is, but with a 30s-sailor-blouse-vibe. Just the usual :) The Process: This is another made from a thrifted garment. In a thrift store,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at little red fox
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A few months back during one of my thrifting trips, I purchased 3 different pieces of clothing that were all black with ivory polka dots. One was the pair of pants made into the shorts I showed you yesterday, and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at little red fox
yall are so sweet!! thank you so much. i wish i could make you each a pair!!! :)
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Well, I was all dolled up for the rapture and lo and behold...here we all are! Guess I'll just have to save these outfits for vacation instead of the second coming. My running show-and-tell continues! I realized today that I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at little red fox