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Waterfall: Hand Dyed Vintage Full Slip (L)

vintage full slip


Waterfall: Hand Dyed Vintage Full Slip (L)

New slips! Yay! “Waterfall” is a stunning vintage full slip that has been hand dyed in a lovely sea blue ombre. It’s absolutely amazing and the photos hardly do it justice. The lace reminds me of how water froths at the bottom of waterfall–it’s so delicate. 

This vintage full slip is a size Medium-Large: 

Armpit to Armpit: 17″ (with lots of stretch)
Upper Waist (beneath bustline): 17″
Armpit to hem line: 31″
Adjustable straps

One of a kind and perfect for your next romantic getaway! 

Click here for more, one of a kind hand dyed vintage slips

A Romantic Home: Shop Update

I’m so excited: Vintage is back at Mireio! I’m collecting romantic housewares for your romantic home. New additions all week! Shop now at: A Romantic Home


I’m pretty sure our camping trip was magic.

An Anniversary of Sorts

Seven years ago this week, we packed up our little family and moved to the Oregon Coast. We had no idea at the time what our future held, but we were excited and keen to begin. This little farm house has come such a long way in 7 years. 



I’m not sure who took this photo and that’s not our car!


This photo was on the brochure for the house, so it’s a bit dark and grainy from being scanned multiple times. But I think you get the idea of what the house was in 2005. Potential! And so much work. 


And this is our house today:


When we are finally finished (are we ever really finished) I’ll put up a few pictures of the process… but until then, I thought you’d like to see how it all began!

Look What Bloomed


Good guess! It’s totally TMI, but I want knickers in this color. 


My lovely pink peonies finally bloomed. And then promptly hit the ground due to weight and rain. Um. Yeah. Kinda forgot to stake them. I planted these peonies in the front yard 3 years ago, and last year they didn’t need staking. So, it didn’t sink in, until I found full blooms dusting the ground, that this year might be different.

Clearly I’m a novice. I love these flowers so much, and after our visit to the peony farm last week, I’m seriously considering adding many more to our (as of yet, un-planted) back yard garden. But, it’s clear I need a little education. So, I did some googling, and darn if there isn’t a lot of information on growing peonies out there. Apparently, it’s a bit of an obsession.

Kinda staked. That’s actually the technical term. 


I did find a FABULOUS site that you must visit if you’re considering adding peonies to your garden. For the name alone, Peony’s Envy is worth a visit. But you’ll find it’s a wonderful resource for all things peonies. From planting advice, to an amazing guide of the various shapes, sizes, and colors available, this site covers it all. There are lots of visuals (which is rare, on gardening websites!) and terrific advice on all things peonies. You can even order online, if you don’t live in the area to visit their gardens. It’s all written in extremely accessible language and I can’t fathom a topic on peonies that the site doesn’t cover.  There is even information about those elusive tree peonies and how best to plant them! 


If you’re sensing a pink theme to our garden, well, your spidey senses would be right. I can’t help myself. Our yard is a large frilly ballerina thing and I love it. 


I’ve  absolutely scoured Peony’s Envy and it’s one of those resources that should be in every gardener’s bookmarks. But I warn you, it’s addictive. The photos are divine and you’ll probably have a wish list a mile long and be cursing me for introducing you. Peonies, they’re the gateway drug to all things beautiful. Enjoy! (and if you live the in the area and can visit Peony’s Envy Farm, tell them I sent you! And take pictures, lots and lots of pictures.)