Monday, February 28, 2011

images to inspire...

sharing some of the beautiful photography of pia ulin

a few of the images are from her work, with stylist hans blomquist (you can see more of his work over on the prairie seed blog), for ikea, which i'm loving... mixing the new in with vintage and antique pieces and spaces

all photography via pia ulin


wonderful giveaway time, from my mom (imsovintage)!  head over to her blog for a chance to win this lovely handmade pillow (sewn with vintage ticking, linen, and jute, and filled with bamboo stuffing), a primitive child's chalkboard, and two delightful antique cabinet photos... good luck!

happy monday

Saturday, February 26, 2011

saturday shopping list - february 26th...

$45 CAD

black & white plants poster - large, by treefox

"o the green things growing, the green things growing,
the faint sweet smell of the green things growing!
i should like to live, whether i smile or grieve,
just to watch the happy life of my green thins growing.

o the fluttering and the pattering of those green things growing!
how they talk each to each, when none of us are knowing;
in the wonderful white of the weird moonlight
or the dim dreamy dawn when the cocks are crowing.

i love, i love them so - my green things growing!
and i think that they love me, without false showing;
for by many a tender touch, they comfort me so much,
with the soft mute comfort of green things growing."

~  from 'green things growing', by dinah maria mulock craik


sparrows in flight paris france fine art photograph, by toniweberphotography


navy and denim blue tiger lily moccasins, by darlingtonia


vintage french enamel covered cheese plate, from zinniacottage


 dozen little pie tins, from raemj


aged child like white night-gown/dress, from blackflamingovintage


mckee jadite round coffee canister, from jaditekate


spellbound - original signed fine art photograph, by ellemoss


visitors, by joebaran


vintage sack dress, from thechurchofvintage


willerby limited edition archival print, by leahgiberson


i love you original, by marina826


5 little black books, by karleighjae


vintage.floral.feedsack.smock.5, from fruitsaladvintage

happy saturday

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


annaleenas home

this photo makes me smile... not only for it's simplistic beauty, but because it reminds me of my nephew's early days.  

when i first moved to new york, i lived with my sis and brother-in-law and nephew (who was than 5 months old) for about nine months.  from the beginning, my nephew wasted little time dealing with the hindrance of non-movement.  he plowed through every physical milestone with intense determination... flying about the house with his 'commando crawl' by five months (he wouldn't let the fact that he couldn't yet keep that fat little tummy off the floor from hindering his movement).  constantly on the move (even in his sleep!), curiously exploring his world, he spent a good deal of each day with books.  removing the stacks of books from the shelves over and over, and lining them up across the floor... a little bridge to walk across by the time he was nine months.  

and his only moments of perfect still and quiet were the result of books.  even as a small baby, he could spend hours studying the pictures of books.   and it was not only pictures, but the books themselves... you could find him sitting on the couch, the gigantic bigger-than-him dictionary in his lap, turning the pages in serious study.  and listening to stories!  whether it was one of us or a book on tape, he could listen to any story (including those with plots and words that should have been far beyond his mental grasp) with endless patience... for a kid who rarely exhibited much patience in general.  a trait that, while at times could be frustrating, was more often fascinating to watch when used to conquer a goal.  

any pause in the storytelling would be quickly followed by a command of "read!"; in fact, this command became so second nature to him, that he would usually, and unconsciously, fill any pause in conversation with it.  and the vocabulary on this kid... a sponge for all things literary, he would store up vast amounts of words and save them to use in perfect context.

fast forward to today... age eight.  i think i can say with confidence that i've never seen him tire from reading, which is why we can often sit and plow through an entire novel in one sitting (reading is a family trait).  i think i can also say with confidence that he has, by far, listened to more of the classics (and many of them fifty times over) than almost anyone i know, adults included.

my nephew, on the right, and niece; picture by my sis

yes, i'm quite proud of my bub ;)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

saturday shopping list - february 19th...


into the armoire fine art print, by deepwithinthearmoire

'the drop and flooding surge'

a golden place, 
once frozen to the winter's depth,  
seeps through. 
and, now, this choking from the
flooding surge.
light spilling through the cracked surface, 
parched from solitary breath.
awakens an organ, in recall of breath, and blood, and beat, 
as if that empty
hole never was;
except in the tiny, quiet space,
of memory's hold.
so tight the grasp, to prepare for inevitable 
and, easily, that liquid gold slips like silk,
held dormant in the unreachable drop.


butterfly garland - white-and-one, by thisneckofthewoods


yellow quilted hemp and ticking kapok cusion, by octavi


flown- signed print of an original ink and watercolor painting, by palepreoccupation


 the fall photo print, by aelalabbe


pixie and lulas tweety blouse (pre-order), by nadinoo


farmhouse window fine art photographic print, by nicholasbellphoto


mexican folk art embroidered skirt, from 5gardenias


the satchel tan leather tote, by scoutandcatalogue


vintage mid century pendant lamp, from hindsvik



 farmhouse basics vintage bauer batter bowl, from cottagefarm


vintage books by beauvoir and sartre set, from maisonpaulette


early 20th century round plum blossom & finch oil painting, from inspiredsalvage


maiden floral vine crown, by whichgoose

happy saturday