You know how they say men marry women like their mothers? The older I get, the more like my mother-in-law I get.
My mother-in-law was the catalog queen. Years ago, my husband and I collected my in-laws' mail while they were out of town. One day, I opened their mailbox, and it was overflowing with catalogs. Seriously. I think the record for the most number of catalogs received was reached while we were collecting their mail. 22 catalogs. I'm not joking.
Today I went to our mailbox, and there were 9 catalogs. While that's a far cry from 22, I had to wonder how we got on so many mailing lists. I'm tall and tend to order most of my slacks online or from catalogs, so that accounts for some of the clothing catalogs. My daughter just turned 13, and she's still getting the Limited Too catalog.
But how did we get on the list for Bags and Bows? Or Acacia? Or even Bra Smythe?
Thankfully, one of today's catalogs was Soft Surroundings. I've mentioned that catalog before. They carry tall slacks and skirts, and I've ordered from them before. In addition to clothing, they also carry bedding and a few other things. If I had a lot of money, I'd buy a lot more from them. The whole catalog is full of eye candy.
The pic below is of their Belgique Tapestry collection. While the bedding is pretty, what caught my eye was how they used the gorgeous, antique, pine armoire as a headboard.
This pic shows another neat idea for a headboard.
Isn't this outfit cute?
I like this outfit, too.
One of today's catalogs was one I have not seen before, Barrie Pace. If you need a mother of the bride dress, I'll bet you could find one in this catalog.
Once I went online to copy some Barrie Pace photos, I noticed they have a connection to Austin Reed. No wonder their styles are so classic. I just love how BP has such chic styles with nods to the 40's or 50's.
So what are some of your favorite catalogs?
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