Thursday, January 21, 2010

My raincoat cares about me!

I've always loved the labels in Misty Harbor coats. Sometimes you will find the Irish blessing-like Misty Harbor Wish:

"Health to wear this-
Strength to tear this-
and Wealth to buy a new one"

And you will always find the little tag at the neck, "Wear in Good Health."

The coats are charming, usually tricked out with extra buttons, hidden tabs for keeping the lower button placket shut in a gale, and with interesting pockets inside and out. I've never seen one that wasn't washable.

This one currently available on eBay

They're cute, they're happy, and they wish you good health...what more could a girl want?


Anonymous said...

Just seeing the kind comment in these coats makes you feel good~

You look simply darling in each of those!

denisebrain said...

Thank you : )

Bright grass green and a happy slogan are such good ways to deal with the elements!

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

These are all so cute! Love the green one especially!

Anonymous said...

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