Monday, February 28, 2011


What is it about empty frames that makes them so fascinating and endlessly interesting?
The Daily Bed

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things I Want

The adorably creepy little shed and the boxwood hedges!
Jaspar Conran

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Maybe you are like me and have many ideas, mostly of the fragmented variety, scribbled out on index cards and jotted down in various note books. . . how great is this "idea" journal to keep all of those thoughts in one place?!

Monday, February 21, 2011


I've finally found a daybed for our backyard, something I've been dreaming about for at least 2 years. We have the perfect spot for it under the eaves, which means it will be in the shade on summer afternoons. I plan to spend quite a bit of time there reading books and watching our garden grow.
Jordi Canosa via The Daily Bed

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Weekend

This week has flown by! I'm a bit behind today, I've been busy packing. We're heading to Asilomar for a weekend stay. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it, it's such a restful retreat with beautiful architecture. It's Arts and Crafts style was designed between 1913 and 1928 by Julia Morgan, the first woman to earn a degree in architecture from UC Berkley. I find Julia Morgan to be a fascinating and inspiring individual and Husband's field of interest is architecture so I just know that we are going to have a great time exploring.

I'd love to hear how you will be spending your weekend! See you back here on Monday.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who'd Have Thought

I'd never have guessed. This bracelet is a DIY using vintage ephemera and shrinky dinks! Directions here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Well Worn

Neglected? No, this kitchen corner seems aged to perfection. I never tire of the worn out look and when it's authentic, it's even better.
Marie Claire Maison

Friday, February 11, 2011

Casual Friday

I have am experiencing a love for these two sweatshirts that is totally uncharacteristic of me. I'm usually more of a cardigan sweater or cute coat kind of girl. But I'm thinking that a pullover with a cut neck and great big print would have been perfect today when I was working in the yard and I'm sure that I could use one walking on the beach at Asilomar with Husband next weekend. Either one would be perfect for that.
Two String Jane

Thursday, February 10, 2011


See the chair? The one there in the corner. I'm obsessed. I need it.
House Beautiful

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Form and Function

"They" say that indoor plants improve the home's air quality. So, this boxwood is doing double duty; form and function.
House Beautiful via O so D

Monday, February 07, 2011


A view from our front window. . .little did we know when we put a large fountain there, that it would be such a busy place. There are 5 different kinds of birds who visit daily for a drink or a bath. It's one of our favorite things.

Friday, February 04, 2011


Loving leather jewelry pieces!
Moorea Seal, Ulala


I can just feel spring in the air and when I do, I remember that it's my favorite time of year. Although, I think I feel that way at each season change. Maybe it's just the idea of change, the newness of what is ahead that I like so much. No matter, I'm getting excited. There's so much to do in the yard, and that's really how I like to spend my time, outside, with dirt under my fingernails.
Little Byrd Vintage

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


All that knitting talk around Christmas time never amounted to much more than two half finished projects now laying temporarily abandoned on bedside and couch side table tops. Suddenly, warm woolly socks seem like they may be a more fulfilling project idea.
Postscript Love via Unruly Things

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


There's a definite difference in the feelings I associate with white as a color as opposed to the color cream. Such subtle shade variations but while white is definitely "cool"; cream says warmth to me.
Country Home