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Friday, November 13, 2009

New Neck Ties and What Can Be Done With Old Ones

We went shopping in Boise at Macys recently for new neck ties for hubby. Are these not exquisite?! I am very flamboyant when it comes to dressing my man. He almost always heeds my advice. He got a new suit and another sport coat. The salesclerk said I have excellent taste; I thanked him and smiled because the other people around were getting very conservative ties. One little girl picked one out for her mommy and mommy said, "No, honey, daddy likes conservative ties." I chuckled to myself. Conservative ties do not mean DULL! These are conservative, just colorful and beautiful. He wore one today and we'll see how many compliments he gets when he gets home tonight and tells me. :-) I would have bought a few more but my budget was overextended as it was.

Oh, btw, when we were there they told us if we put it on our Macys card we'd get an extra discount. Well, as luck would have it, I haven't used it in years so it expired. But if I opened a new account I got even deeper/more discounts so we opened it once again. We kept waiting and waiting and finally hubby received a call on his cell phone and handed it to me. It was LifeLock calling to tell me that someone was trying to apply for a new credit card in my name! I assured her that it was indeed me. We left to go get something to eat and while we were eating hubby received another cell phone call telling us we could go back and get deeper discounts so back we went down the mall to Macys and got all those ties and a suit for $267.00! I love Macys but I have become enthralled with LifeLock! It works.

And a good part of it is that when he's done with these ties down the road several years I can them use them to hang behind my pictures to look like the picture is hanging from the ties. These will be exquisite for this. See what you can do with hubby's old ties?

Taken with all three together. The sides are a book I propped them up on, not another tie. ;-)

Isn't this new tassel I got for hanging on our grandfather clock gorgeous?


  1. Connie, I love the colors and the paisley prints on the ties. My son would love those. I too found some tassles, but not sure if I posted them. I have got to learn how to make some, because "Pink" is not a popular color here and it's hard to find anything, so I usually have to paint it or forget about it. Love all the rooms you posted, but you still haven't found my dream room-lol. Guess with this slow dial up, I'll have to give it try. Big hugs, Pat
    ps, I am getting close to my 400th post, so have to come up with something very special for a giveaway. I want it to be something Christmasy, so I guess I better post every day.

  2. LOVELY ties! And that tassle is to die for so pretty

    Hugs from Marian

  3. great ties! Huby would do the red and blue but would NOT do the pink! He is a wimp when it comes to color!! hehehe!

  4. Oh I love the texture with the paisley print and love those gorgeos colors. WOW!! Love the larger pictures, Connie! It does make a difference. Can't wait to try this too. xoxox's Kathi

  5. Sweet ties! I can't wait to see the sharp-dressed Love Bunny in his fancy duds!

    LifeLock; heard the commercials, but never knew you two had it. Sounds like it works as advertised.


  6. I love a gorgeous tie and the ones you picked out are beautiful!! I used to love to buy ties for my Dad and my friends. Excellent job, Connie! I also am crazy about the tassel.


  7. My kind of colors & I LOVE paisley!
    You did great shopping, ladybug! Don't you just love an unexpected discount! TTFN ~ Marydon

  8. Hi Connie, I love the pink one and of course the red one too! I hope you are doing well, I was gone for awhile but back to see what other posts of yours I missed. I like all your pink rooms and each time I come back to have a look, I see something else you have changed or added...I just love it ALL! Hugs, Jennifer : ) oh by the way, I get so many compliments on the apron I bought from you and each one asked me "have you worn it yet"? NO! are you kidding me! that's a one of a kind piece of art!..... silly people! ugh! HAHAHAHA!!! have a great day!

  9. Hi Connie
    I just love all those colors!I think a bright tie and hankie is so handsome on a gent.
    I watch Boston Legal just to see Dennies tie and hankie:)
    Yup I'd say you have great taste!

  10. Hi, Connie,
    I think your husband must look very spiffy in those gorgeous ties! I love the colors and patterns you chose. The tassel is very pretty, too. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Vicki

  11. Great ties girl and you do have great taste...Now my poor guy only has 1 tie to his name and it for weddings and funerals ha ha!! He gave his all to my daughter to make a crazy quilt out of...Boy lifes great being retired ha ha!! I have been making tassels for Christmas gifts right now...also a few just for my house...May you have a Blessed weekend my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  12. Yep, those are beautiful ties! I always always enjoyed shopping for my Daddy. He would wear anything I picked for him and looked so handsome in pinks and lavenders. Now Kenny would croak if I bought HIM those colors!

    Happy PS!

    Big Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  13. Beautiful ties!! We are so casual here in Colorado I cannot remember the last time Bill wearing a tie!

    Love the tassel- I do so want to try and make a few of these!


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