Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
coming to the shop very soon.
in the shop over the next few days
in the shop over the next few days
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
last weeks flower post , they remind me of the gardens and fields at my parents house - growing wild with daffodils and edelweiss at this time
it seemed like a very quick week, didnt it? Im looking forward to lots of activities this weekend - a museum, a new restaurant, and of course the flea market on sunday. I booked a beginners knitting class too and im very excited to get that set up!Its supposed to rain so hoping these blooms will be cheery on an expected grey weekend.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Last night as I casually strolled by the window of Alice + Olivia only to do a major double take - absolutely ga-gah for this stunner. (i dislike the styling of it on their site, but it is truly gorgeous & elegant in life)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
It was of course due in part to the fact that I finally have a kitchen and kitchen table big enough to entertain more than 4 (well the table is almost big enough, we had to bring in back up & borrow a few other things too!) and my stove is finally a full big kid sized too! So in my for real kitchen we christened it with a meal of corned beef & cabbage and ten great friends.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Just a few dreamy scenes to start the week. Simple opulence perhaps was on my mind - a small cottage tucked away on a hillside and stacks of simple rings. I love how beautiful the fat old worn wood is mixed with the huge bunches of grapes. It seems very rich indeed. and I would love to learn how to do a fish-tail braid. It always has an air of refinement over a normal braid.
images: blueflowervintage, bedroom, boards & branches, car, hair, rings, cottage
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
One of the things I hadn't really considered moving into this apartment was the long narrow and rather dark hallway. The front is wonderful and flooded with light but the back of the house gets none of this.
So my plan was to give the passage some purpose. Drawing inspiration from the light blue paint that can be seen on the ceilings of many New England porches, I painted a pretty light blue above the picture rail - wall and ceiling -
I then chose a birch type color for the walls thinking it would give some warmth to the space but what I hadnt anticipated was the reflection of the blue paint onto the birch color. It just managed to turn everything a sour greenish tinge.
And so out came the "valspar delicate white" and the walls (and trim!) got a whole new coat. The white walls show of the grand architecture of the little passage in a way I hadn't anticipated and the whole space feels much more open and airy. It was worth the work and though it looks like a subtle change in the photos I assure you it seems monumental.
It has been raining and raining here and so its very dark.. the colors in the photos may seem a bit off because I had to turn on the over heads. The ceiling color is not aqua as it may appear but a very soft pretty light blue.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
on saturday i spent my weekend alone with my city. Sometimes in the hustle of it all I forget to stop and really look a the places around me. I poked into the public library, a few shops..i sat out at a sidewalk cafe with a cup of black tea and watched for a while...and i found a delicious new bakery to love which makes a divine and very rustic baguette.
tell me about your weekend......