Thursday, June 30, 2011

En Masse

Clay pots are so versatile. They look great with or without anything in them, most especially when they are massed together.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


This great little space has my mind working hard at figuring out how to create my own version.
Southern Living via Oh Joy

Monday, June 27, 2011


My sister's baby shower turned out fabulously, just the way I wanted. Here's what made it so....
1. Her beautiful backyard
2. Chevron striped sheets as table cloths
3. 15yds of bunting
4. Mismatched dishes and chairs
5. Pint size jars for drinking lemonade and sangria
6. Sunflowers

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Weekend

My youngest sister was born the day after I turned six. For a long time, I honestly thought that she was mine; a late gift of sorts. Never did we resent having our birthdays so close. It's funny, we always thought of it as a special treat. This sister of mine is having a baby. Her shower is this weekend so naturally our weekend is full of party planning and celebration. The planning has been going on for months. I really hope it comes together as nicely as I have envisioned. Fingers crossed...

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I'm still on my leather accessories kick. I have accumulated three leather bracelets to prove it and now I've fallen deeply in love with this necklace which is no longer available because of course it sold quickly. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a similar one is listed soon.


A skeleton key fun and interesting. I could spend days making up stories about just what each key was responsible for keeping safe. While I don't consciously set out to collect many things, if I stop to think about my purchasing habits, I am a collector of things. The things that make my heart beat faster at estate sales and thrift stores are always the same; interesting old books, milk glass and canning jars. I actively look for beautiful old sewing machines and really want more birds nests to add to the two I have already because I am fascinated by their construction. What if anything, do you have to have more of?
Country Living

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wants, Needs, Desires

We all know that paint and/or paper are quick easy ways to transform or update a space but who ever tires of seeing beautiful examples?
Paint and Paper: in Decoration

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Day Trip

We spent the day in Yosemite yesterday. We've been there many times but this trip was the most amazing as far as the waterfalls went (because of all of the wet weather we have had this year). We also spotted a mama bear and her two cubs on the way out of the park. It was quite a treat. If you've never been but live close enough to do so, I beg you to make the trip. It's an amazing place.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I can't stop thinking about this dress. It's vintage Ann Taylor. I love everything about it. It can be fount at Thrush Vintage along with many other lovely pieces.

Form and Function

Yet another example of the harmony that is possible between form and function.
Desire to Inspire

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thinking About

I found a worn out old table at the thrift store last week and I'm wondering if it could be made to resemble this... somehow. Now if only it's still there!
Home Bunch

Monday, June 13, 2011


That old idea of living in the country can be so enticing somedays.
Tricia Foley via simple + pretty

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Of the Moment

This shade of pink is my new favorite. I'm Looking for a close match to use in our eldest daughter's room. I really don't want to paint but should. I used to like painting myself but I'm over that idea. I'm much more into having it done but as we all know, that's not nearly as easy on the coin purse.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Au Naturel

At the zoo last weekend, I was most amazed by the color of this duck's bill. Isn't it beautiful? Such an extraordinary feature on an otherwise ordinary bird.

Thursday, June 09, 2011


On my long list of things to do is to plant climbing vines along the back wall of our house and just let them will look beautiful and create some insulation from the sun which is much needed.
Phil Greaney

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Gigantic windows and beautiful seating...what's not to love?! I am partial to green though and tufting so maybe I'm biased.
Head over Heels

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


That daybeds aren't all bad.

Monday, June 06, 2011


Perfectly adorable note cards for a long distance friendship!
Rifle Paper Co.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Note to Self

Grow bunches and bunches of ranunculus!

Thursday, June 02, 2011


I am certain that this adorable room has been privy to many a late night conversation between siblings and/or besties. You know, the ones when you just keep thinking of "one more thing" to share. Isn't it wonderful to think that simply by putting two beds in one room, those kinds of moments might be created? I like to think of it that way.


Looking for a statement piece for the yard? An espaliered fruit tree might be it. In our yard, it's a pear tree but really it could be just about any fruit variety. They are surprisingly simple to create and can work in a yard of any size as they can be kept compact or encouraged to really spread out.
Country Living