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My Grandmom lived with my Aunt Mimmi, and as a little girl of the ‘70s, we used to go to their house every Sunday afternoon for lunch with the family. The “oo mimmi” store is an homage to my Aunt Mimmi and her style. Mimmi was the type of hostess to present the lunchmeat for our sandwiches rolled and held with a toothpick. She had a serving tray made just for dill pickles and her plate to serve cheese and crackers had a little ceramic mouse with footprints on it. She was that kind of hostess. Everyone felt welcome at Mimmi’s table and even with her modest budget, she had an attention to detail that would put Martha to shame.
The kids would keep busy after lunch in her jewelry box filled with costume jewelry that my cousins and I used to model for the family. I never felt more glamorous then when I had on her shoulder duster sparkly chandelier clip-on earrings. They were bright red. Not subtle, our Mimmi.
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  • Joined February 6, 2011

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    vintage, repurposed and recycled finds

About

My Grandmom lived with my Aunt Mimmi, and as a little girl of the ‘70s, we used to go to their house every Sunday afternoon for lunch with the family. The “oo mimmi” store is an homage to my Aunt Mimmi and her style. Mimmi was the type of hostess to present the lunchmeat for our sandwiches rolled and held with a toothpick. She had a serving tray made just for dill pickles and her plate to serve cheese and crackers had a little ceramic mouse with footprints on it. She was that kind of hostess. Everyone felt welcome at Mimmi’s table and even with her modest budget, she had an attention to detail that would put Martha to shame.
The kids would keep busy after lunch in her jewelry box filled with costume jewelry that my cousins and I used to model for the family. I never felt more glamorous then when I had on her shoulder duster sparkly chandelier clip-on earrings. They were bright red. Not subtle, our Mimmi.
The items I am drawn to and I lovingly put in this shop remind me of those afternoons at Mimmi’s house. It was a multi-generational home with things from the ‘40s through the ‘70s and it helped form my design aesthetic. I hope you enjoy visiting the vintage and vintage inspired items. Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. One of my cousins also has an awesome shop that you may want to check out- "AMisfitsThanksgiving"

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