Wednesday, October 26, 2011

handmade charlotte for anthropologie...

so excited to share this gorgeous new collection from handmade charlotte...  designed and handmade by the lovely rachel faucett, exclusively for anthropologie!  (you may remember this lovely handmade charlotte giveaway i was fortunate enough to host a few years ago)

each heirloom piece is both timeless and magical.  the perfect holiday ware for your little ones, ready to be passed down through the years, from child to child, family member to family member, and friend to friend

the little plume coat, complete with a hand stitched peacock, is just too wonderful! really wishing this came in my size ;)


 and how unbelievably sweet are these wee love letter bloomers...

be sure to visit handmade charlotte's facebook and twitter, for the latest updates and awesome design finds

happy wednesday

Monday, October 24, 2011

downton abbey...

while laid up with a case of the sicks this weekend, i set about looking for the perfect something to occupy my time... something with the perfect balance of 100 percent pleasure and 0 percent productivity.  that is when i found (and plowed through) the first season of 'downton abbey' (which is streaming on netflix right now).  the julian fellowes series, with a phenomenal cast that includes maggie smith and hugh bonneville, is just dripping with eye candy as a result of the top notch costume/set design and cinematography

while much of the series is filmed in and around the historic highclere castle, the servants quarters had to be recreated at ealing studios, as this area of the castle had changed considerably during the last century... and i am absolutely enamored with the design of the kitchen and staff rooms!  the subtle neutral colors, the simplistic design, and the soft light = perfection...

that being said, the lush apparel and rooms of the upper class is pretty wantonly delicious as well...

happy monday

Saturday, October 22, 2011

saturday shopping list, october 22nd...


2 linen tea towels in brown with red and black stitching, by pamelatang

"i sought among the drifting leaves,
the golden leaves that once were green,
to see if love were hiding there
and peeping out between.

for thro' the silver showers of may
and thro' the summer's heavy heat,
in vain i sought his golden head
and light, fast-flying feet.

perhaps when all the world is bare
and cruel winter holds the land,
the love that finds no place to hide
will run and catch my hand.

i shall not care to have him then, 
i shall be bitter and a-cold -
it grows too late for frolicking
when all the world is old.

then little hiding love, come forth,
come forth before the autumn goes,
and let us seek thro' ruined paths
the garden's last red rose."

~ 'love in autumn' ,  sara teasdale

   { 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!}

boat scene painting, on antique reverse glass, from englishshop

vintage indian summer cot, pendleton native american blanket fabric, by indianvsindian

the golden sun (set of 8) - pure beeswax ornaments / sun medallion, by prettydreamer

laura. a bohemian vintage ikat fringe and feather necklace., by rootsandfeathers

farmhouse hand carved wood spoon. primitive. long handle. deep bowl., from goodbonesvintageco

print of a collage/painting, by karineleger2

toasty warm leggings in huskie on a dog sled grey, by isobelandcleo

€ 135,00 eur
french farmhouse sculpture - french country home, by artisanieeurope

pressed herbs- rye in frame, by regularhome

vintage gold and copper bulb earrings, by wanderlustings

£13 gbp 
large ceramic pouring jug in speckled ice blue - handmade stoneware pitcher, by littlewrenpottery

sale - trees of the carolinian forest poster, by jennarosehandmade

1930s vanity desk. antique. dresser drawers. bohemian chic. boudoir, from rhapsodyattic

happy saturday

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


{ 'noah's nameless wife' ; bryan john appleby ; facebook ; twitter }

the weather is about to turn, here in atanta, from a sultry day of eighties today, to a brisk day in the fifties tomorrow....  a good week to put on some good music and wool slippers, and do a bit of sewing, and make a few curtains for the house, and bake a few baked goods... or perhaps the park will tempt me to just wrap myself in boots and a sweater and a scarf and head out to romp in the leaves ;)

{ 'atlantic' ; givers ; facebook ; twitter }

{ 'rough town' ;  bronze radio return ; facebook ; twitter }

{ 'danny's den' ;  castlecomer ; facebook }

happy tuesday

Saturday, October 15, 2011

saturday shopping list, october 15th...

hand crochet linen table cloth, from nowvintage

"it stands alone on a haunted shore,
with curious words of deathless lore
on its massive gate impearled;
and its carefully guarded mystic key
locks in its silent mystery
from the seeking eyes of the world.

oft do its stately walls repeat
echoes of music wildly sweet
swelling to gladness high -
with mournful ballads of ancient time,
and funeral hymns - and a nursery rhyme
dying away in a sigh.

pictures out of each haunted room,
up through the ghostly shadows loom,
and gleam with a spectral light;
pictures lit with a radiant glow,
and some that image such desolate woe
that, weeping, you turn from the sight.

shining like stars in the twilight gloom
brows as white as a lily's bloom
gleam from its lattice and door;
and voices soft as a seraph's note,
through its mysterious chambers float
back from eternity's shore."

~ an excerpt from 'the haunted castle', by marietta holley

   { 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!}

vtg 1960s leather jacket - small/medium - caramel/beige/tan - long coat, from myavonlea

the barley cowl, by anotherfeather

40s black sheer dress, from petrune

bearded - screen printed canvas tote bag, by depeapa

vintage embroidered tv screen test pattern wall art, by bylina

blue cotton sweat shirt embroidered with leather feathers "ara", by lebestiaire

5 tiny green books - little leather library: gilbert. burns. kipling. tennyson., from montanacamp

prufrock 1 8x10, by belafontesbunsa

handmade maroon harem pants. new fall collection - wear three different ways, by cloud9jewels

€45,00 eur
made to measure - comfy orange spats - reversible - brown tweed and corduroy, by merrybe

€35,00 eur
hand woven rag run 2.7' x 2.9'. dark blue. light blue. zigzag, by gunasalete

antique ornate framed photo print of young woman, from imsovintage

norwegian wood knit sweater, from shhstoptalking

sale. linen table runner. chrysanthemum., by ponyandpoppy

happy saturday