Friday, December 18, 2009

Charlie Brown Christmas

Screenshots from the best Christmas movie ever.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A room of my own!

We're almost done with the downstairs room and I'm so excited to finally have a room of my own! Growing up, I shared a room with my younger sister until I was 13 and as an adult I've had my own room for a cumulative three years, the rest of the time sharing with live-in partners. That means I've only had my own space for eight of my *cough* 36 years.

I've had so many day dreams about what the room will look like, what color paint, what pictures I'll put on the walls, what type of rug, etc.

Here are some of my inspirations:

Fabric: Amy Butler, Inspiration boards via Decorology

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Drawer Full of Cuteness

Isn't this the sweetest idea? Sharilyn, the mom and blogger behind lovelydesign created these perfect sized boxes to hold her daughter's dishes and cutlery. It's such a kind way to help a toddler stay organized. She also kindly included directions to make perfect boxes of any size. So cool!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Well aren't you the horse's mane?

I'm detecting a trend: giant photographs of horses, especially horse manes and faces. Here are two examples:

The first is a room by Garret Cord Werner from Seattle, and the other is in the bedroom of Francisco Costa, creative director at Calvin Klein. Here's another by Tony Stromberg that could look great in a large size print:

Gorgeous imagery, don't you think?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Weekend!

It's so cold and rainy here in Portland and this morning we woke up to a smashed window in the car and missing GPS. Not a fun morning of calling the insurance company, glass replacement guy, and the cops. Pretty much three people you don't want to ever talk to.

Anyway, I am looking forward to this weekend and some q.t. with good friends and maybe cleaning up the house a little. But where would I really love to be? Sitting on this porch in Mississippi with a good book and a warm breeze.

(Photo by Anne Coogan of her porch in Starksville, MS, via design*sponge)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gorgeous Poster Art

Poster art for the film Precious by Ignition Creative. Stunning!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I've got the itch to take a road trip...

Don't you just love these gorgeous images from photographer Anna Wolf? Makes me want to load the family into a van and drive off somewhere without a map or a care in the world.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Looking for the perfect table lamp. (Are you out there?)

We're in the market for a really cool table lamp; a piece that is surprisingly difficult to find. We have some parameters: It should be big enough to make a statement on the large side table near the couch, but not heavy in case the baby finds a way to bring it down, and should cost less than $150.

Here are some of the contenders:

(I like this one because it will give the room a shot of color.)

(From top: Hi-Light Task Lamp from PBTeen, Phoebe Table lamp from Crate and Barrel, Jack lamp from Crate and Barrel, 60 Degrees Table Lamp in Red by George Kovacs )

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I have such a creative girl crush!

I love the photos by this talented group of photographers who gathered in Marfa, TX for a creative convergence and have the photographic evidence to prove it!

(Photos by brooke schwab texas, millie holloman north carolina
sarah rhoads washington eliesa johnson minnesota kelly moore louisiana
carmen nauseff ohio melanie mauer kentucky cheryl muhr texas kristy behrs oregon lyndzee ellsworth california amy smith florida laura muehlendorf virginia shannon sewell washington jesse chamberlin georgia davina fear north carolina)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why drive a Jag when you can drive a cupcake?

I love the idea of riding around my (imaginary) estate in a cupcake-shaped car! It is battery powered, tops out at 7 mph, and I'm not sure, but I think the hat comes with it.

(From the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, 2009)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vintage oversized sunglasses. So cute!

I'm a huge fan of sun glasses. I love these vintage ladies and their specs!

(All from the LIFE archive. Photo #4: Carole Lombard from 1938 by Alfred Eisenstaedt)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My life would be so much better if I had endless amounts of money...

I was wheeling the baby through the Pearl District this afternoon and had to check out Anthropologie. Oh, that store makes me SWOON! It's like they've created all of the clothes that I believe I should wear and the home decor I believe I should own and then placed them in one gorgeous menagerie of a store to taunt me.

For instance this top:

I would be so much happier if I owned it.

(Flourishing Filigree Top, $68)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Isn't this the neatest?

"We Grew Together,"mixed-media illustration by Angela Stasio available here.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Instant art! "Stella and Sunburn"

I've been looking for just the art for our bathroom since we moved in. I wanted something that could go with the blue bell walls and giant yellow straw tote bag that sits atop to loo and is really the only other shot of color in the room.

Then I found an old picture featuring my sunburned legs and my dearly departed dog, Stella. We'd spent a summer day at Fire Island, NY without any sunscreen and I wanted to document my own stupidity, but then Stella got into the frame.

Anyway, I did some color correction and made it more yellow and then sent it to Snapfish to blow it up. I'll let you know how it looks in the bathroom...

Monday, September 7, 2009

In love with love

I'm in love with love. Ooey, gooey sweet and ridiculous love. Pass it on...

(Photos: #1-3, by me, #4 & 5 by I Love You Cards, #6 by Chris Paynter)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

More vintage phones!

I'm loving these British phones available at Sweet Bella!

(My pink Starlite phone is still for sale on Etsy!)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Decorating with dishes.

I have a *small* collection of cream-colored commemorative plates featuring pictures of churches. I know, kind of random, but they are so sweet that I can't resist them.

But, how to display a plate collection without making it look too granny or cluttered? Here's a great display that is both cozy and elegant:

(Via The Ten Cent Designer)

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Items in the store!

Here are two vintage pieces I listed today. Check them out! :)