Wednesday, August 31, 2011


{ old pine ; ben howard }

four lovely listens, from four lovely bands, on this last night of august...

we're still sitting right in the middle of ninety-plus degree weather, here in atlanta.  everyday.  for months on end.

 once upon a time (two years ago), in a place far away (brooklyn), i remember cooling temperatures and september going together like peanut butter and jelly

happy wednesday

Saturday, August 27, 2011

saturday shopping list - august 27th...


bountiful harvest cutting board in rustic black walnut, by grayworksdesign

"lyric night of the lingering indian summer,
shadowy fields that are scentless but full of singing,
never a birds, but the passionless chant of insects,
ceaseless, insistent.
the grasshopper's horn, and far-off, high in the maples,
the wheel of a locust leisurely grinding the silence
under a moon waning and worn, broken,
tired with summer."

~ 'september midnights' by sara teasdale

*** shana, of trustfund21 (see the gorgeous suitcases below) has generously offered you lovely readers a 10% discount... simply use the following discount code during checkout: happy10

{ 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!}


vintage large hard sided camel leather belted suitcase, from trustfund21


cropped camisole red modal jersey lingerie 'babette', by hopeless


sleepwear short 3, by poplinhomewear


mustard womens cloche hat with peacock bluefeather accent, by bethanylorelle


laced together - sheer black lace leggings, by minxshop

vintage library card catalogue drawers file with 12 drawers, from urgestudio


owl head pendant necklace, by handymaiden


cityscape original acrylic abstract painting on canvas, by stephmel


XIX cent special and rare ephemera pages - a pack of ten, from coolvintage


vintage rolling wood crate seat, from lisabretrostyle2


natural solid perfume locket with antique finish, by illuminatedperfume

vintage boots italian leather studded in turquoise, from trenza

fine wool garter-belt longjohns, by sartoria

happy saturday

Thursday, August 25, 2011

ready for this...

{ raychel sonveeco's flickr, via daniella marie }

ready for this.

crisp, hair-tousling winds and

soft, dappled light through blowing branches and

crowded-car day trips and

hikes of falling leaves and

cafe warm-ups and

slouchy sweaters over leggings and

fill-your-belly comfort food and

stockings and boots and gold and red and...


(think we have a bit of time before we feel this in georgia)

{ john salisbury's flickr } { street photography in paris }

happy thursday

Saturday, August 20, 2011

saturday shopping list - august 20th...


sale vintage 60s forest green secretary blouse, from aiseirigh

'august close'

sweetness of dappled light and humming whisper 
found in the wake of yesterday's cicada song.
soft breezes rush decaying fields.  to clashing gusts 
of affection for the here and there love triangle of the seasons. 

a tangled love. gives birth to galloping august, 
pushed in eastern currents
toward new romance. of vivid color burst forth.  

see color red.  does notos, but fret not, for would 
first sweet autumn winds caress
without this passion of late summer's breath 
pooling moisture in the hollows.

torrents of moisture. roll down as brother winds collide in afternoon
thunder sounds washing above into perfect blue:
a roaring season vanishing into its wake, of autumn's humming whisper.

(originally posted august 30th, 2010)

{ 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!}


photo diver at lake, from maclancy


lace leggings - subtle faux thigh high, by iheartnorwegianwood


littleput vignette- sunlight. a string of photographs for your wall, by littleputbooks


leather camera strap with brown neck pad, by lorayn09


moss and ivy natural perfume oil, by forstrangewomen


vintage 1970's sheer floral dream dress, from tendervintage


vintage batik framed signed 1948, from vintagequeen


claylight pendant 5", by lightexture


mini phaedra in striped canvas and orange leather, by milloo


woodland fantasy whimsical red fox head necklace, by seaofbees

happy saturday

Thursday, August 11, 2011


in the middle of putting this post together, a rather large hawk landed in my sister's yard, ready to grab one (or two, or three) of her sweet chicken's for a feathery dinner meal... a mad dash ensued to find and rescue the hens from a disastrous fate (three of the chickens gave a 'heck no' to that hawk, and hopped straight over the fence to the neighbor's yard).  several frantic minutes later, all of the chicken's were accounted for, terrified, but safe and sound.  unfortunately, my sister's foot wasn't as lucky, after meeting with rusty metal next door... off for a tetanus shot we go

here's to a night of putting your feet up, sis, and relaxing with a glass of wine and some lovely ear candy!

** and there is still time to enter the giveaway below, to win a copy of the fall issue of diy magazine (in which a certain textile artist was fortunate enough to be featured), along with a surprise handmade gift!

happy thursday

Sunday, August 7, 2011

giveaway ~ do it yourself magazine...

august is suddenly upon me...  june flew by in the frenzy of packing/moving, followed by two weeks of travels north, through kentucky and michigan.  now back to the reality of finding a new house (staying with my wonderful sis in the meantime) and beginning to design and stitch for the autumn/winter season.  

so, as i return to blogging this month, i thought i would offer a bit of a giveaway... my work is currently featured in the "best of etsy" section of the fall issue of better homes and gardens 'do it yourself' magazine, and they were nice enough to send some complimentary copies for you wonderful and supportive readers!

i will be giving away a copy of the magazine, along with a little surprise handmade bonus gift, to two readers (cary will be giving away two additional copies this week as well, over on her blog)...

* to enter, simply leave a comment (earn an extra entry for facebooking and/or tweeting the giveaway as well. just leave a separate comment for each entry)... and if you have any autumn do-it -yourself projects planned or in the works, i would love to hear about them!   the giveaway is open to everyone, and goes through next friday, the 12th

happy sunday

Saturday, August 6, 2011

saturday shopping list - august 6th...

22 EUR 

unworn vintage beige-brown checkered skirt, from blessthatdress

"august rushes by like desert rainfall,
a flood of frenzied upheaval,
but still catching me unprepared.
like a matchflame
bursting on the scene,
heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
like a dream
of moon and dark barely recalled,
a moment,
shadows caught in a blink.
like a quick kiss;
one wishes for more
but it suddenly turns to leave,
dragging summer away."

~ 'august' , by elizabeth maua taylor

{ 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!}


the snow chickens high quality giclee archival limited art print, by heathermurrayart


cowgirl teatowel in linen, by strandredesign


 many hands make light work in duck egg, by boldandnoble


your choice gift set (24 organic spices) embossed magnetic spice rack,by gneissspice


girls black and white modern dress, by urbantot


antique vulcan candles box, from keeky27


60s xs/ desert sunset sweater vest, from flourclothing


newport folk festival - official handprinted gigposter, by nateduval


1960s // cafe noir dress, from themagiccarousel


hearts print cotton bra/style sumire (made to order), by naomilingerie


handmade pendleton wool pillow cover, by littlebyrdvintage

15,000 GPB

one-of-a-kind miniature masterpiece - the artistique barn, by artistique


big fresh'nd-aire vintage electric fan, from allthebestvintage