I love vintage postcards, and it struck me to do a post on vintage postcards (from cyberspace, how 1999 of me to say) of my current city of Knoxville, TN. So, here's the collection with some commentary, history, and a whole lot of visual delight.


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Whoops... I've sort of neglected the ole blog the past couple of weeks. I've been so busy with different projects that I haven't had a chance to give MS the love it (He?  She?  Nah, it.) deserves. I'm going to work on that now, but just wanted to reassure the world that Modern Southerner has just been temporarily on hold.  In the meantime, enjoy my cropped Instagram photos // User Name: sarmcmahon.  



I don't know about you, but when picking out my new glasses I couldn't spend hundreds of dollars, but I wanted to get a stylish quality look, so I did some shopping around and found some great options.  These are all from (not a paid post, just sharing with you folks), and I was quite impressed with their selection (and definitely their prices).  These were some of my favorites!



Here's a video by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. I love it, he says that he does not blame the food industry, he blames us. We have the choice to say no to the food industry, their misinformation, and their obligations to their shareholders. I have to agree with him. We know what's in our food or we can find out, and we have the obligation to stand up and change the rules. 

I don't eat processed foods anymore, I don't drink soda, I don't use sugar alternatives (Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium, Cyclamate, Neotame, Saccharin, Sucralose), I've limited my gluten intake, I eat real fruits and vegetables, I use Agave, local honey, and Stevia sweeteners, the list goes on. I have chosen to take my health into my own hands, and I won't lie, it was hard at first, but you have to make a decision because no company is going to make that decision for you.  In fact, most (there are some that genuinely care and take action) companies will do anything they can get away with, but if you give them no option, if you stop supporting them, they must change.

Oh, and you might not know this, but diet drinks (that contain the 6 sugar alternatives above) are awful for you.  Just do a little research, enlighten yourself, and then make a choice.  Ultimately the choice is yours.  


Here are some of the advertisements I've been doing for ELEVEN26 lately.  Each is just a play on the object shown, and a catchy little bit of copy to go along.  If you've yet to check out ELEVEN26, please be sure to do so!  Never too early to start holiday shopping, and I'm sure your loved ones would enjoy some super sweet vintage, retro, and handmade items!



I love vintage red. The vivid use of red from eras past always catches my attention when I go searching for new items. Red is a very mysterious color; a very eye catching, flirty, provocative color, and it's no wonder why it's continued in popularity. Here are some ideas on how to add a little red (or any color) to your life.

  1. Use vintage glasses in different patterns as makeup brush holders.
  2. Buy tiny red items for your kitchen: salt shakers, dishes, utensils, collections of patterned dishes, cups, or glasses (mix and match).  **See photo below.
  3. Set your dinning room table with vintage glasses, dishes, floral arrangements (use glasses that aren't suitable for drinking in floral arrangements), place-mats, and table cloths.
  4. Develop collects and place on hall tables, dressers, or on a mantel. 
  5. Add splashes of color to your everyday wear by pairing neutral toned outfits with pops of color in retro earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and shoes.  

Make sure to follow Modern Southerner & ELEVEN26 on Pinterest!



ELEVEN26 and Modern Southerner love the fellas, and ELEVEN26 got some neat new items including bowties, cufflinks, ties, decor and much much more. Ladies, grab your man some eco-friendly items with history! Make sure you check out our Pinterest board, All Things Men.

Do you have a favorite vintage item either from the shop or just in general?