Friday, November 28, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree...

I have a Christmas tree addiction. We have one for nearly every room in the house! All are faux and vary in size from 2.5 to 8 feet. Most are green but last year Husband added a vintage aluminum tree. This year it gets even better with a real tree with pretty, matching decorations to be added to the living room. It will be all my own. Oh, the possibilities.
Martha Stewart Living

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble, Gobble

Isn't this a great thanksgiving image?! Spent the day today the way it should be, with family and lots of great food. I hope that you were able to do the same.
Sarah Evertson

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fell in Love Today

with these. It's hopeless but I think I'll revel in it for a bit.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I can see a future, mature me with grey hair hidden beneath thoroughly convincing color, leading weekend guests to this room. All of the bedding is crisp because it's line dried and there's a subtle smell of lemon polish in the air. It's lovely.
Cottage Living

The Sure Way to

Long Life & Happy Song. If only there were a book on life like this that applied to the canary owner rather than the canary.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Oh, if only Husband would agree to a bedroom like this! Honestly though I don't think I would be brave enough to commit to the wallpaper but it's what makes this room. The headboard and those side tables certainly do their part too.
Sarah Story Design

Monday, November 17, 2008

At the Hearth of the Matter

I would love to have a fireplace in the kitchen, it adds so much. Isn't it fantastic how the white furniture looks on those dark floors and how the wire chairs don't seem to take up any space at all? I have that table. I use it as the desk in my office and it is perfect.

Friday, November 14, 2008

On the Calendar

Lots of calendar options going around lately. This one's my favorite. Just spotted it today on the Etsy front page, it's definitely worthy of front page status. Get yours here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pennant Possibilities

Aren't these pennants just adorable? Not to mention the zoo creatures they are styled with! When I saw them it made me think for a moment about redoing my sons room. But then logic returns and I realize it's been just over a year since I did that last and adding these pennants would also mean new bedding, new accessories, and on an on. And when it's time to redecorate again he will be heading into the teenage years and these would no longer be age appropiate.

So I'll share with you and keep them in my inspiration file and maybe someone will have a baby boy and ask me what they should do in his nursery...

All of these items can be found at Three Potatoe Four along with tons of other great vintage items but if you like them, act fast. Their products sell quickly.

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Spent hours this weekend designing this fictional space for a class assignment . It seems so bare for all of the time that went into it. Two facing walls shown here (roughly). Tomorrow I'll make up the fictitious clients who will live here and put together a presentation board for their consideration.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


I've just stumbled upon the ingenious artwork of The Crafty Hedgehog. Be sure to take a look at Knitting in Biology 101. It's a fantastic series.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Study Tips

Does reading Domino magazine while following the election results count towards studying because I have a test on Thursday and the quatrefoil motif will be covered. The quickie quatrefoil history lesson from this months issue (November) has to help.

Do It!

If you live in the US, make sure you get one of these today.

Monday, November 03, 2008

I Must Have!

I'm obsessed with this scarf. The Sartorialist posted this photo in December of 2007 and I've had it on my mind ever since. When I first saw it, I immediately went to my knitting drawer and got to work making it's double. I'd get it finished, try it on and find that it was not tall enough, the edge rolled too much or in some other way, not quite right. I put it aside for a time, but the weather is getting cooler and I'm back at it. It's sad, I know, but I'm determined.