Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Who Knew

Until now, I have never given a single thought to the idea that one could own matching sewing and serging machines, I love them!
Red Jet Whistle via Darling Dexter

Monday, May 30, 2011


I love this personal library kit just as much as a lender as I do as a borrower. Do you lend out books? I do and I like to, but borrowing, that's another story. I don't always get to reading books in the order in which I originally plan. Then I end up having them too long. I feel very guilty. I'd do well with the date stamp reminder because time does go by so quickly.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Lilian Asterfield makes some of the most fantastic things out of vintage scarves and neckties!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I saw a couch just like this (except gold and maybe even better) on craigslist once for $40. I nearly died because it was too good to pass up but I had absolutely no where for it and couldn't think of anyone who did. It's been months and obviously I still haven't gotten over it.
Living Etc.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Creating Interest

I love interior spaces that make me curious and nothing does that more than old photos and stacks and stacks of books.
Country Living

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Simply Perfect

Some spaces try too hard. This is not one of those. It's a simple spot that looks like it just happened, no plan was necessary. It just worked out to be a perfect spot.
1st Option

In the Yard

There's a bluejay nest in our neighbor's tree. It sits right against our fence. Our yard seems to be the foraging ground for the parental bird(s). Sometimes, as I'm being squawked at I, have to remind him/her that this is my yard and so I do actually have the right to sit in it. I really don't mind though and I do love to see the babies. Each year we see them learn to fly and search for food. It's lots of fun.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Field Trip

I happened upon the Wicked Plants Exhibit at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers this week and I loved it. If by chance you are in that area any time before the exhibit closes in October, you really should see it.
Garden Rant

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Learning Curve

I enrolled in a watercolor class this month with high hopes that I might be able to produce pieces like these (no, these are not mine) in no time at all. So far, not so good. All of my classmates are experienced painters so the lessons are not nearly as remedial as I need. I'm determined though so while I don't think learning in this class environment is going to work out, maybe a book from the library and/or some trial and error will.
Inaluxe via Absolutely Beautiful Things

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


A dedicated area for potting plants is ideal for any gardener. If it looks this good, it's even better. I need to get to work putting something like this together in my own space.
Country Living

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Of Interest

I thumbed through a copy of Creative Walls, by Geraline James today. I'm going to have to have it. It looks like one of those books I'll look through over and over again and see something new each time.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Just a small dose of inspiration. I don't know about you, but I've really been needing some.
Design Sponge

Sunday, May 15, 2011


You know me, I love when a utilitarian item is made fashionable. Just look at how fantastic jute webbing looks on a purse. One might never know that it's real purpose is supporting seats in furnishings!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This is a space that get's my imagination going. . . a place that I'd love to walk into and decide to make my own. I imagine hunting for a weekend vacation spot someday. I walk in, see this and say "This is the one." Cause I'm pretty sure that any house with something like this has a whole lot more going for it too!
1st Option

Sunday, May 08, 2011

In the Garden

I love a beautiful disaster which is the way I think of any garden that is layered full with a beautiful variety of plants.
Penelope Bianchi

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Wants, Needs, Desires

I'm on the lookout for a few summer dresses to simplify my summer wardrobe. There's so much less thinking involved with getting dressed if there's no coordination needed.
Urban Outfitters

What is in a Name

A dresser is for a bedroom, a chest of drawers can go anywhere. Quite possibly the most versatile piece of furniture there is, I have one in nearly every room; holding up televisions in the living rooms, storing tablecloths in the dining room and acting as a mailbox and garden tool storage on the front porch. With so many different styles and sizes to choose from, they fit in anywhere.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


Early botanical drawings make fantastic art pieces.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Of Course

I'm okay with more traditional office spaces too, actually my own is office is pretty traditional but definitely not ever picture worthy. I'm kind of like a tornado when it comes to projects, no matter how hard I try. Which means that it's rarely ever truly tidy.
BHG, Homes and Gardens

Sunday, May 01, 2011


A few vintage industrial type office pieces to admire today. This theme has been slowly accumulating in my Etsy favorites without my even realizing it.