Monday, May 30, 2011

listening...




{ landfill ; daughter }



two beautiful new additions to my playlist this week... the ear deliciousness of daughter; and the sweet, harmonious sound of sister-trio, the staves





{ winter trees ; the staves }




happy monday (and happy memorial day)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

swoon worthy fashion...




forgive me.  this post is about to explode in fashion overload.  this is what i do... peruse the never ending chain of delicious design online, so as to sate my appetite and prevent any real shopping sprees (i'm more of the 'take design inspiration and use it at the thrift store' kind of girl, in general... but having a few designer pieces in the closet is always nice)

so we'll begin today's design journey with the sweet emilia dress, from up the wooden hills... sewn from four different beautiful, cotton liberty of london fabrics.  such a lovely combination of fun and femininity and simplicity...







next up, the wonderful online boutique, fina du, featuring the fabulous work of designers such as malen birger and ida sj√∂stedt.  the perfect go-to dresses...













and continuing on to the exquisite spring/summer 2011 collection by raoul.  oh, the colors, and lines, and fabrics... timeless












and finally, the perfect lingerie to complete the look, from zinke.  how could you not feel divine when wearing these?...









happy sunday

Saturday, May 28, 2011

saturday shopping list - may 28th...


$150 

antique silk crepe de chine lingerie floral dressing gown, from 5gardenias



"since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. don't cry
- the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

and death i think is no parenthesis


~  'since feeling is first' ; e. e. cummings


{ click on the price below each picture to view the listing on etsy, and on the shop names to see what other lovelies you may find!}



$25

the dickie bow in blue, by dollyknits



$165

romantic gunne sax ivory lace wedding dress xs, from luckyvintageseattle



$135 

striped french cut one piece, by minn0wbathers



$28 

young mr. fox locket wearable art vintage inspired necklace, by thisyearsgirl



$29 

dry erase board art . white record vinyl, by blueorder



$98

distressed faux suede handbag vegan boho inspired, by pippihepburn



$300

lather up vintage wash tub, from 86forthehome



$449

the betty draper dress - black, by mackenziemode



$22 

i am mr darcy - s.m.l.xl. charcoal grey, by brookish



$65

vintage 30s light weight bedspread - beautiful cottage blanket, from theprimitivehome



$26 

leg warmers / butterfly sitting on my ankle... cream, by rabbitwool



$125 

vintage crocket and jones made for barneys new york, from halseyvolcano



$43

industrial found object metal candle holder, by paulaart



happy saturday

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

listening...





well, it's been one of those weeks... 'blah', followed by a 'really??', finished with a hearty dose of 'i. am. done with it." ... and it's only tuesday.  during such weeks, i feel that a steady stream of good music is the appropriate answer...  


here are a few of the lovely bands on my playlist today


Sunday, May 22, 2011

must. stop. thrifting...




as i'm moving to a new place this summer, i've been trying (with partial success) to avoid buying anything for the house...

but what happens when one is presented with a true thrifting treasure, which you just know in your very core will be the perfect piece for that lonely spot in your house (or sometimes when you just know in your very core that you can shift things around to make that perfect spot in your house)?  well, here are a few pieces which ended up coming home with me as a result...


the fabulous, midcentury dark glass lamp (with the perfect patina on the metal base, i might add), pictured above, was one i bought on a half-price thrift store day for $12.  so, i didn't feel too guilty about snatching this one up 

please try to ignore the sad state of the succulent behind the lamp.  despite all appearances, i do actually have a fairly green thumb... it's the watering part that i frequently forget about.  again, this is why i make textile plants  





and a lovely old, wooden peg rack is always useful.  this one will function as a place to dry my flowers and herbs... the sweet hanging planter is from ikea


all of these pieces were actually purchased weeks ago... my resolve is holding steady at present



happy sunday

Saturday, May 21, 2011

saturday shopping list - may 21st...


$69 

cavallo cocktail hat, by jaderosedesigns



a little fun, summertime fashion for today's shopping list...  in response to yet another ninety degree day, here in georgia.  what happened to those endless seventy degree days of spring, which so welcomed me into this state two years ago?  was it all a lie?  a tease?  are we doomed to ninety degree days for the next four months!   

so, summer dresses and ice cream, concerts in the park and bare foot romps through the grass, camping trips and dips in the water... i leave it to you to see us through the heat



{ click on the price below each picture to view the listing on etsy, and on the shop names to see what other lovelies you may find!}



$26 

lucy locket on oxidized brass, by ekate



$23 

vintage 1970s desert sand lace up espadrilles, from vimvigorvintage



$285 

vintage rare 1940s 2pc yellow floral bombshell swimsuit, from simplicityisbliss



$26 

vintage 1980s peachy pink cotton mesh shirt s/ m, from delabelle



$40.95

 sale style 146 floral maxi dress, by mymummadeit



$40 

lalva-antiqued copper and lava rock necklace, by heirapparel



$65

eco friendly blue roses cotton floral sundress, by breathecouture



$27 

vintage 1960s 1970s floral embroidered blouse, from huckleberryvintage



$32

seadrops, by greychickadee



$105 

adorable cotton grey blouse, by andyveeirn



$424

1960s vintage angela cakiades white strapless tiered dress, from allencompanyinc



happy saturday

Saturday, May 14, 2011

saturday shopping list - may 14th..


$20 

softspoken sunburst beret in gold, by softspoken



"earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring."

~  william alexander


{ click on the price below each picture to view the listing on etsy, and on the shop names to see what other lovelies you may find!}



$26 

vintage handcrafted mexican plate serving dish, from thehouseofoliver



$75 

sheer v-neck silk white bouson, by janeyclothing



$26 

size 5.5 vtg tan suede strappy sandals. 80s esprit. cute. summertime, from oldbaltimorevintage



$12.50 

reminder of ancient instrument of torture... vintage cross, from coolvintage



$32 

turquoise and copper fringe necklace, by nobletownvintage



$129 

the rolston bag // backpack in olive with bright geometric print, by shelterprotectsyou



$6,000 

the spanish gown, by joanshum



$50 

vintage military satchel hand painted sayulita surf, by clpstudio



25,00 eur

three fresh white porcelain flowers necklace, by lofficina



$85 

the vintage yogi yoga mat bag, by sundarastudio



$280 

netherplace mirror frame, by galahaddumfries



$89 

hands-free hiking pouch and hands-free phone pouch, by leninka



$6.50

single servings - 100% natural - cold process - single use soaps, by rootssoapco



happy saturday