Friday, June 17, 2011


Bad Twin took me so long to figure out that I'm a procrastinator. 

Here I am blogging about my sister's wedding almost three weeks later.

A million thanks to Maria @ Adelaide Home Sewn Blog, she blew me away with her amazing take on this event. She's featured the Hobo Wedding not once, but twice on her blog. She's gorgeous, she takes gorgeous pictures AND she outfitted the mother of the bride!

I really mean this when I say it - talking about Sarah's wedding will never get old. Inside the story of this glorious event are life lessons -about beauty being in the eye of the beholder and the wonderment of finding a new use for something old. 

There's also a fairy tale ending - - - where my sister finds her soul mate and they tie the knot in the most original and totally outrageous hoedown! 

You WISH you were there. 

I swear that some of the neighbors crashed the party like a couple of hobos...but we expected that because it was A HOBO WEDDING!

Sarah knew exactly what she wanted. I just wanted to help. 

Here's how we set up Hobo Camp. 

My cousin Justine, my mommy and my little sister cut triangles out of old quilts to make bunting for the tent. 

This baby blue quilt came from Elizabeth's Linens @Etsy.  Sarah hunted for damaged and moldy quilts so she wouldn't feel so guilty cutting them up. It didn't work. One quilt from the 30's actually used an older quilt for it's innards. The hidden quilt was a gem. It was made out of denim. We torn off the quilt top like you rip open presents as kids.  

Look what was hidden inside for so many years...

Look who enjoyed the quilting circle the most.

Sarah ordered all her flowers for the boutonnieres, bindles and centerpieces 
Dried Flowers Direct. That way she could make the arrangements herself and as far in advance as she wanted. 




Some people ask me if it was hard to see my twin sister get married. We were never the type of twins who did the same thing ans the same time. Planning one wedding is enough. I'd much rather be Pippa (the babealicious sister of the bride) anyway. 

Look what the cat dragged in...!!!

Peach blouse from The Greatest Friend. 
Peach Feedsack Overalls from Closet Case Vintage 

Bunny and Clyde Humpastuff Prototype...I finally have a mascot for my Etsy shop!
LOOK CLOSELY -->  heart shaped patch on my ass;) 

Thirteen Eighty Five Cotton Feed Sack Dress
This feedsack dress from Thirteen Eighty Five was the first sewing project of an 11 year old girl. It is dated and graded. Little Miss Jenny Brown made it look like it was made for her! I can't help but think about what became of that little girl and if she only knew how sturdy her stitches were and what a long lasting effect it has had on so many. 

The band played all night (until the cops came knocking). Then it was just the crackle of the barrel fires and the jingle jangle of the wind chimes to keep us company long into the night.  

My guy Johnny's standby One-Stop-Shop 

Cafe Society in Brookline, MA

The woman who owns this shop hand picks her vintage gems and has some of the best menswear around Boston.  Sometimes when I drop in she's mending a loose button. I admire the love she gives to each piece in the store and I can't wait to show her the wedding pictures. 

That's the man! The one with the red bow tie. He's the crook! 

He's the one who stole my sister's heart!

Gosh, I just love Box Brown. I love all these other dudes too. 

Bandannas bought from Mrrikvilla @etsy. 
Doesn't seem to be currently open so if you're in the market for a bandanna bow tie check out my friend's version here Carrie Sew Fancy @Etsy. 

Please check out Adelaide's Home Sewn! She's got a bunch of adorable and affordable dresses in her shop. I admire her for her exquisite taste and her love for what's lost.   

This dress sat in her shop for longer than she expected. That's because it was meant for my mother. It arrived beautifully packaged with the sweetest note. The note's sentiment will outlast it's physical life hanging on the front of my mother's fridge. The dress has found a forever home. Thank you Maria! You gave this dress a whole new life. 

Sarah knew that she wanted our mommy to walk her down the isle. 

 Beautiful Cindy Lou and her baby girl. 

(We're just like pork and beans)





  1. as sand to my toes and the wind to my face and the rain upon my hair is felt, so his eyes were to my eyes and to myself. linda perhacs

    (that's ROMANCE you little angels) ! XXX

  2. Gorgeous post, Mags! How am I to follow that?

    Angela - that was a beautiful quote!!! Sigh... :)

  3. I love that you girls supported Etsy friends as part of the wedding, and seriously the theme couldn't be more WONDERFUL, I love it so much! p.s. and bunny and clyde? CLEVER!! that pic is so cute! Congrats Bride & Groom! :)

  4. Well my darling Maggie, you have me crying tears of love, pride, & joy again this morning. This is the most beautiful, loving, & hilarious remembrance of Sarah and Brian's amazingly perfect wedding. You've documented it all so wonderfully. You've sewn your poetic words, lovely photographs, magnificent loving spirit, and immense talent into a beautiful new quilt of a story. I love your kind shout-outs to your fellow merchants and artists and Sarah & Brian and me too. I love you Maggie...I love our family...I am the happiest and most proud mommy in the entire universe! Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this most beautiful post. I will never tire of reading it. <3<3<3 Ur Mommy

  5. I love this wedding idea so my style how fun!!!!