Saturday, May 26, 2012


♪ Each shade of blue
Is kept in her eyes
Keep blowing and lighting
Because we own the sky ♪

I always love certain songs on days like this, sunny and beautiful! It's still early and almost 90, suddenly summer. I woke up extra early and hit up a few estate sales in the area..did I tell you that they're my new favorite thing?! Music,sunnies,windows down..sometimes it's nice to take a little adventure by myself. 

summertime staple

some of my lovely finds..that little netted velvet heart veil is so sweet

not a morning person but i did wear my favorite vintage cotton dress and woven flats

Stayed up late watching breathless and made this inspiration board out of the magazine rippings I've had lying around. Thrift store flowers and candy colors, it makes me happy. I always fall a little bit in love with Jean Seberg every time I watch that movie, she's such a little doll!

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

en plein air

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B. J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B. J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head on Grooveshark

It was a perfect low key day off and my favorite spring weather, I love when there's a little chill in the air. It almost feels like that moment when fall hits. When you can't quite feel anything but a subtle breeze and you're not sure if it's warm or cool, the perfect in between. I realize I'm interested in the weather a lot, it feels like it affects my mood.. maybe it's because I'm an air sign haha Most likely it's because our historic house is climate controlled naturally half of the central heat or air! I desperately wanted to get Clemmie out for a picnic at the park a few miles away but with the threat of rain we didn't want to get caught in a downpour on our bikes!

Clementine last summer, I'm so excited for bike riding weather! 

We settled for a picnic in the "meadow" in our backyard. There is a little area behind our carriage house that has the softest, cushy grass and is shaded by a giant walnut tree. Perfect for laying down a blanket and catching up on my reading.

I've never had a kitty love being outside more..she's cries to be let out on the deck every morning!


I made homemade fancy carrot soup from my french cookbook and tomato/basil/mozzarella paninis. We each made our own plates(mines's below..and better! haha)

Luke is seriously the cookie king..we finally found a great old jar and he loves to fill it up! He can't really cook but he's pretty great at breads/cookies..mmm peanut butter..

Perfect picnic inspiration
One of my all time favorite record kitchen colors!

We scrambled to our covered deck to escape the rain and I worked on painting the vintage record cabinet I scored for 5 dollars a few years ago. It had some mismatched wood and I planned on painting the whole thing but settled for just the doors, it's amazing what a few coats of paint can do!

 Z managed to catch a bit of toe tufts in the minty paint...those things sure are fluffy

I convinced Luke to set up the record know, since the stand was already there and I wanted to "visualize" the living room design haha He's a sweetie..and can be bribed with his favorite lemony candy.

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

bedroom bits...

My grandma Betty left me a few jewelry I have a *few* more haha
One of my favorite things to collect, along with vintage cameras!

These vintage lamps have the prettiest florals..a future tattoo design idea.

Vintage luggage collection.
Perfect for storing extra bed stuff and old baby blankets.
Just don't forget to remove old tags from 40 years ago when you travel..
Ooops,had to tell the officer " I buy a lot of things from thrift stores" haha!
They both sleep in the bed with us, Luke had a basset hound growing up that slept with him so it was inevitable.

I originally planned on tufting this vintage headboard with velvet..kind of love it as is now.

I'm always searching for pretty vintage bed things while thrifting, florals are my favorite!
I like to change up my linens with the seasons, these are muslin and perfect for the warmer weather.

Sweet vintage animal figurines always steal my unicorn or woodland creature can escape me.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my space!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


♪ I am a moth
Who just wants to share your light
I'm just an insect
Trying to get out of the night ♪

I've been listening to a lot of radiohead lately..and other angtsy 90's music. Luke's been off all week and we've had ourselves a little staycation with the most amazing weather ever..70 and sunny! We've been spending a lot of time outside bike riding,picnicking,and playing in the garden. It's been good for my soul.

Friday, May 4, 2012


♪ They call me, a little grown up
See, I’m upset because I've always been stuck
But I don’t know what it is I’m without
Guess I’m in love with always feeling down ♪

This one is really special..I know someone in this band! The handsome gent on the keys may or may not have been my 8th grade boyfriend haha what can I say..I know how to pick em* Seriously though, Tory is the nicest person ever and super cool even way back excited to say that Electric Guest will be performing on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight!! This song is amazing, check them out!

*just realized I must have had it goin on in 8th grade, my other little boyfriend(Joe) is on Broadway in NYC! Now that I think about it he was a little too good looking for me...haha

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

may flowers

Pressing Flowers by The Civil Wars on Grooveshark

It definitely feels like May..warm spring breeze,sunshine, and flowers! I've been busy in the studio working on new handmade pieces for F&F and attempting to get my vintage shop up again. I always seem to take on too many projects..and get distracted by pretty things easily! Yesterday felt like the perfect time to take a little break. Do you ever have days where you just want to hang out with yourself and do things you love? Thrifting, chinese food, redbox movie. Exciting stuff, I know haha I've been wanting to see Martha,Marcy,May,Marlene for the was good! Elizabeth Olsen is just the prettiest, I think we'll be seeing a lot more of her. As much as I loved the break I was back at it after Luke went to bed. I'm such a night owl..some of my best work is done after 2am haha!

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.
~ Catherine O'Hara

I've been hoarding these vintage millinery flowers..4am felt like the right time to make something for myself haha

thrift store scissors score, the packaging is my favorite part!


I found the bigger deer at an estate sale a few weeks ago and spotted the little cutie on etsy,perfect for each other
from the garden

pretty pair
i may have heard luke say "no more pyrex" haha we'll see about that

My bedside table makes me seriously happy lately. I guess this is the grown up equivalent of having stuffed animals lining my entire bed..all of my friends are here!