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Dear Friends,

Well it appears the month of November got away from me but fear not! There was in fact very stylish stuff going on and it was in fact documented, though not yet blogged about.

Let’s start with last night and we’ll move backwards into November as the week progresses.

Yesterday I purchased this lovely 1940’s gem. The pattern is, if you can see, red hats and white canes on black cotton. It buttons up the front (no zipper) and had a tie at the neck. I love the long sleeves and white small-waffle cloth trim around the cuffs.

I got so many compliments on this dress last night at Robert’s Western World, on Broadway, I know that it was a good buy. One man actually paused on his way out of the bar and said, “You’ve got the best dress in here.” Wow! The power of a vintage dress is amazing.

I paired it with a red leather belt and pseudo-saddle-shoes; perfect for dancing.

Thank you 1940’s; you are swell.

Thanks for reading friends.

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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Dear Friends,

I just bought a new old bike! It’s a three speed and I love it.
Now all I need is a basket for the front so I can ride to the Turnip Truck and bring home my groceries.
This little polka-dot number is one I picked up for 10 Euros in Paris a few years back when I was visiting my cousin Stefanie. With a wide brown belt, my trusty mocs, and my new bike it’s a total winner!
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

Thanks to all of you who came out to the Big IBMA Showcase in our East Nashville Sweet! Allison Williams and Chance McCoy performed wonderfully and I must say the whole thing is surrounded by a golden fuzzy glow in my memory.
I had the great honor of playing this showcase with:
Brent Truitt on mandolin
Richard Bailey on banjo
Jeremy Darrow on bass
Christian Sedelmyer on fiddle
Special thanks to my parents for letting us take over their room for the evening.
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

Last week I had the great honor of playing at The Down Home in Johnson City, TN! This music venue is one you must visit if you like acoustic music. I opened up for my dear friend David Mayfield, of Cadillac Sky, and we had a blast. Rachel Hester was good enough to come with us and sing harmony on a few songs.
I wore this 1950’s standard of mine–you’ve seen it before; it is a wonderful dress. David is wearing Texas Thrift, the lumberjack line, and Rachel glows in short sunshine-yellow.
It was a great show. Thanks to all the kind folks at The Down Home for having us.
Thanks for reading friends.
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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Dear Friends,

I like a nice pair of shoes as much as the next girl and, in fact, I own probably a few more pairs than I need, however, I would like to share wit you the truth about me and shoes: I wear this pair of tan colored heals with 98% of the dresses I own because:
1. They go with almost everything
2. I can dance in them
3. I can set-up, play a whole show, break-down, and still hang-out in them without getting weary-footed.
Moral: Get you a pair of comfortable neutral heals and you will wear your dresses more often.
Thanks for reading friends!
Sincerely,
Nora Jane
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