Thursday, May 31, 2012

Art Appreciation

I've fallen in love with this piece, Moth #1, by Nicholas Mendise. See more of his work here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


As summer is here and we are all likely to pass by quite a few garage sales each week, I encourage you to do as I will be doing and keep an eye out for old dishes.

For me, the next six months is chalk full of parties. Not the kind where I just show up and have a good time, but the kind where I'm involved in a whole lot of planning. It started last weekend with our eldest daughter's high school graduation and winds up in November with the wedding of my youngest sister, with more in between.

At any party, I've found that replacing paper plates with my the eclectic mix of vintage dishes I've gathered for pennies from garage sales and second hand stores has multiple benefits. They make every guest feel important, they serve as a decoration of sorts, they start conversation because of their varied patterns and they are surprisingly simple to clean up. They've become my standard party ware!
Amelia Tarbet via Bustled

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Brick, ivy, gravel, huge open windows, shutters; it's a dream!
Maison and Deco via Little Emma English Home

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I'm doing some wedding planning with my youngest sister at the moment. We've been searching for the perfect vintage or vintage inspired dress for her November wedding. This is one of my stand out favorites. Not only is it beautiful and simple, it also works for something old and something blue!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I think that when I'm finished shuffling the kids rooms around this summer, I'll look to this room as inspiration for my own. It's like an all inclusive retreat!
Canadian House and Home

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Mint, the color, is among my favorite things at the moment.
Homes and Gardens

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Last night I showed my student fashion collection. What a fantastic feeling it was to see it come together to be just what I envisioned;  that it was well received makes it even better. Find more pictures here (I'll add more as they come in).

Monday, May 07, 2012


Love this piece (find it here)! Isn't it true in life, we have to work hard to make this all work out to our benefit. Right now, I'm working night and day on my student fashion collection to be shown this Friday. It's exhausting but so exciting thinking about it all coming together to tell a story. So, if you don't hear from this blog for a little bit, you'll know, I'm patterning or sewing or pressing or styling. I promise you'll see pictures when it's all finished. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

We'll be doing some shuffling of bedrooms around here over summer as our oldest gets ready to head off to college. What's the plan? Simple, classic, vintage.
Windsor Smith