Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Come shop @ Pratically Green

I met Tish (the owner) of Practially Green in Ridgefield, CT at Wilton's Go Green Festival last year. And I am embarrased it has taken me this long to speak with her... but happy to say she will be carrying my Southern Hankee Baby Dresses in her store.

Pratically Green is a dynamite store with unique and beautiful gifts and useful home products.. all reusable, biodegradible or made from renewable resources
23 Catoonah St, Ridgefield CT

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Victorian Treasures...

With all of the snow/no school days we have had (with more on it's way), I have had PLENTY of time to catch up and empty out my pile of magazines. The last one I read was COUNTRY LIVING Feb 2011 issue. I always enjoy this magazine, and usually end up with some fun ideas for the house, or a new yummy recipe to try out. But in this issue, their piece on collecting really stuck a cord with me!

I have been making necklaces for myself for some time, using all sorts of treasures I find. And this article was really fun to see, in part because I love all this kind of stuff, but also educational as to what it is and it's orginal use. Here are some of mine: shoe buckle with pearls, a picture of my grandfather in a locket with black onyx, a sterling (what I thought was a dance card) note pad on onyx with vintage rhinestone beads, and a table broom on a gold chain.

Although these are my personal pieces, I am thinking of branching out a little... and sharing the love with yall!

Stay tuned for some new, wonderful, one-of-a-kind, pieces coming your way!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My niece Eva in her "Eva Shirt"

So here she is.... Eva in my Eva shirt.. she is such a little doll! My parents, Frannie & Pappy, were baby sitting for the little ones and she snapped this pic - thanks mom!

Want one for your little darling? Here you go!

Dreaming of a Crafternoon...

With so much snow here in CT.. and more on the way :-( I have not been able to spend much time in World Headquarters a.k.a my office, which is no fun for me! There are ideas in my head that REALLY want to get out and play with...

One fun thing I have made was this bon-bon dish. Got the plates and cups at my local resale shop - Turn Over Shop. Think it will get put to good use... and all things were re-purposed.. how fun is that?
Hopefully I can get down there soon and get some new fun things made.... until then, I will just keep dreaming of my Crafternoon
Stay warm!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Happy Customers!

They only thing I love more than creating fun things.. is seeing other people (big or little) enjoy them! Here is an adorable picture of two sisters with their christmas apron dresses on while nejoying some christmas goodies! And the cherry on top? It was their chirstmas card picture!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Happy New Year!

I just love the magazine Victoria. The images are so beautiful and right up my alley. Most of the stories are about women who follow their passions and make successful businesses out of them. So, i love the mag! But this month's cover photo I thought was especially pretty.. and it reminded me of my vintage mother-of-pearl button necklaces. Enjoy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Time to head to Terrell

So my mom is the chair of this year Home tour in Terrell TX... visit their site for more info!

Anywho - one new idea is a holiday shop.. so here is a pic of my booth at their Gingerbread & Holly Shop.. thank you mom for the great setup and thank you Carolyn for working my booth for me.

Best of luck to the Social Sceince Club of Terrel on this years beautiful home tour!!!

Eva & my Grandmother

So here is an action shot from Thanksgiving in Texas. This is little Eva, my newest neice (6 months!) wearing one of my originals in the lap of her Great-Grandmother... who is a yong 90 years old!!! Fun time was had by all.. but wanted to share this pic!

Sip Shop & Share = Huge Success!

Thank you Thank you Thank you all for coming and supporting a fun night and some good causes! Lots of familiar faces and some new ones !!! Thinks I might do this again... maybe Mother's Day/Spring Fling? Stay tuned!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kira's Groovey Pillows are here!

Do yall remeber this summer I told you I found a crazy 70's quilt in Terrell TX? Well, here they are! Hate to say, took longer than I thought.. but worth it, right? 100& poly quilt squares back with Sisboom (tm) fabric. Size is about 18x18.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sip - Shop - Share

Please join me and some friends at at a no quilt pre-holiday shopping Extravaganza!!!
Thursday Nov 18 7-10pm
Friday Nov 19 10-2pm
36 New Canaan Road - Wilton
We are asking for donations as your admisson:
pantry items, new toys or toiletries (or cash!)
Wine and snacks will be served!
More info on my site

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Season of Thanks

During this season of thanks... I want to thank all y'all for being great friends! And as a token of thanks, enjoy a free crayon tote with each online purchase during the month of November! Use code "thanks" at checkout and let me know if it is for a boy or a girl!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Collection 2010

I know, I know... I can't believe it is "that" time of year. But it is November, and it was below freezing when I woke up this morning!
This is the first time I have put together a Christmas Collection... hope yall enjoy it!
Find something you love - how about 15% off your shopping in November? Use code "nov15" at checkout!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Southern Yankee mentioned...

The Wilton Bulletin did an article about Bella & Co. They are a local store in historic Cannondale Village that is selling my vintage rattle necklaces.. read all about it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ever eaten a handkerchief?

How cute and yummy are these? My friend Susan @ The Painted Cookie did this for me! See the vintage hankee she used for inspiration? These are my gift with purchase at my upcoming Trunk Show at Kaleidoscope in Stamford.
Stop in to say hi!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Trunk Show @ Kaleidoscope

Wanted to let all my Fairfield County and Westchester County friends know that I will be at Kaleidoscope on Thursday October 21.
I will br bringing all my goodies with me! And a little something sweet for you... enjoy a free "hankee cookie" with purchase. My friend Susan at The Painted Cookie is making the sweet little treats for me!

Friday, October 1, 2010

American Craft Week!

This year's American Craft Week has started! It will bring together individuals, small businesses and organizations from all 50 stated in recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy!

For more information visit www.americancraftweek.com

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

See my new machine?

I am SO excited!!! I got a new embroidery machine today!!! And getting some new designs - so watch out!!! Se the new dress design? There is a little boy one.. stay tuned!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

World Headquarters

Just wanted to share what "world headquarters" of Southern Yankee looks like... when my oldest was little he called it my post office :-)

It is actually clean in here... not for long!!!!

And yes, that is 3 different sewing machines... and YES I use them all!!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

See my new find???

What to make, what to make, what to make??
Found these groovey 1970's quilt pieces in Kathy's Antique Store in Terrell, TX.
Thinking throw pillows... any suggestions?

Friday, July 30, 2010

New Hostess Aprons

Perfect for those back yard barbeques! I have found some more vintage hostess aprons...
Lots to choose from - have fun!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Congratulations to Amber Gordon!
She won the "Love me on Etsy" Giveaway

Happy Summer

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Love me on Etsy???

Do yall love Etsy as much as I do?

Did you know that if you "love" a store it saves it in your favorites so you always know where to find the treasures you love!

Go to mt store on Etsy - http://www.jangerame.etsy.com/ and make me to your favorites and you will entered to win a $30 gift certificate

"Love" my etsy store and will send some love to someone Friday July 16th

Stay cool!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Vintege "Sunbonnet Girl" Pillows

Found these quilt squares at my local consignment store - just couldn't pass them up! So here they are re purposed into adorable throw pillows for your little girls bed (or yours!)

Each is 14x14 and cover with a vintage sunbonnet quilt and new cotton fabric.

Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect, but they sure are full of old history and charm

Want one?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monogrammed Hankee Dress

A little something for my new niece Eva in Denver. Cotton onesie with 2 vintage hankees as the skirt! Top hankee has an "E" and bottom hankee has a colorful crochet edge!

She will be the envy at all playdates in Denver !!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Style according to People Magazine

Yes, hate to admit it... but I do LOVE reading People Magazine. I can never get enough! But one thing that caught my eye in this week's rag... crochet fashion! Which of course made me think of my Harriet Doiley Shirts and Eva shirts. Both made with vintage crochet doileys!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sidewalk sale at Kaleidoscope in Stamford

Come on down! LOTS & LOTS to buy! I will have my $20 sale rack...

Happy Summer Savings to everyone!

Etsy Interview

Have I mentioned how much i LOVE Etsy.com? Well, I do! And here is one more reason...

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by a fellow Etsy Craft Person. Read more on ther blog "The Art of Craft"

Thanks so much and enjoy reading it!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kathryn Janes does it again! How cute is this picture? 3 lovely ladies modeling my new "Tatum" Apron Dress! Want one?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Selling one of my machines

Anyone in CT looking for a great serger/overlock machine?

I am selling my Bernette/Bernina Model MO-203 three thread machine... it is great working condition.

Asking $300

Let me know!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Now selling at Bella & Co

Just wanted to let you all know that you can now buy my vintage jewelry at Bella & Co in historic Canondale Village in Wilton, CT

26 Canon Road


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For my new God Daughter

Lillian (my new god daughter) will be stylin this summer in her vintage monogrammed hankee dress!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wilton Go Green

What a great day! I think half the town came out to see what the First Wilton Go Green Festival was all about. Saw lots of friends and made some new ones. Here is a pick of my tent and one of my VERY happy customers

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Boy Wipe Cases

What do you think of my
"Dapper" Wipes???
They will be covered in up-cycled dres shirst with collar ot cuff trim - instead of buttons & ribbons like on the Whimsy Wipes

Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Great time at BBB expo

thanks to everyone who came today... think it was a success!
See yall next week at Wilton Go Green Festival!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bumps, Babies & Beyond

Vintage Salt Spoon Necklace

I just LOVE my newest necklace! And everytime I wear it I get compliments. Vintage sterling salt spoons on a delicate chain.
Each is a different design - only 5 left!!!
Which one do you like? See them here

Doiley Shirts for Mom

This is a great shirt! 100% cotton american made t-shirt with a vintage doiley. Stylish and comfortable!
Sizes: S,M,L, XL V-neck or crew

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whimsy Wipes

Since Keely is out of the business (sorry doll!) I am taking a stab at Whimsy Wipes!

I just think they are the cutest idea.. and are actually something you can use!

Each wet wipe container is covered in some sort of vintage goodness... whether it's a table cloth, cross-stich, trim or button. Each and every one is one-of-a-kind!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Savings

Wanted to pass on a 15% coupon code for this Fall.
Enter "fall" at checkout and recieve 15% off your total online purchase.

Happy Shopping!

Southern Yankee now at Open House in Wilton

To all my CT friends, you can now buy my things at Open House Gift Shop in Wilton. Right now they are carring my Southern Hankee Original Dress and Mimi Chenille.

Please stop in a say hello!

9 Center St

Wilton CT 06897


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Southern Yankee highlighted in Wilton Magazine

Buy Local! Support Artists and Designers September 24th, 25th, 26th

Come to Kaleidoscope During This 3-Day Event to Meet The Artists, See Demonstrations and Support Their Businesses.

Help us celebrate these artists and support the importance of buying local. Designers and artists will be on-site to answer questions, give instructional lessons and sell their wares. Please bring a friend and come and shop - you will help keep our unique vendors busy while enjoying the sweet treats from our new neighbor - Tabouli Grill.

Local businesses include:
Stamford based, Lalan Shrikham of Malabar Bay by Jayes featuring quilted bags, pajamas and home accessories
Wilton based, Jennifer Angerame of Southern Yankee with her vintage hankee dresses
Wilton based, Alice Woods of A Single Strand with unique hand-made fashion jewelry
Stamford based Tina Lum with hair accessories
Darien based Sandy Sutille of Personally Yours will be taking orders for Hannukah and Christmas presents of personalized artwork and gifts
Stamford based, Kristy Ormsby of Isabelle's Mom with hand embroidered baby gifts
and Stamford based, Amy Gragg of Petite and Sweet on site teaching cupcake decorating to kids.
Free samples of food from new Stamford restaurant,Tabouli Grill (owner/chef Judy Roll) will also be on hand for attendees Thursday and Friday.

Kaleidoscope 67 High Ridge Rd.Stamford, CT 06905

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jonah Romper

Know a little boy that needs some cool threads? Here is my latest design for the little man in your life.
Made from a 100% cotton romper... each has an applique with a vintage handkerchief.. choose from a guitar, stegosauras, spider or a frog!

Check them out!