Friday, April 29, 2011

May Cravings

It seems only natural to add a few new fresh items to your wardrobe for spring.  And the urge to spruce up my closet this year is so strong!  Unfortunately, I must restrain from any fashion purchases for a little while but that doesn't mean I can't come up with a little "Look Inspiration"!

I recently thrifted an amazing navy blue polka dot Gap skirt, very much like the one below. So when I saw this skirt paired with this mustard colored blouse by Jaeger, my head exploded!  Now I am on a quest for a mustard, possibly a burnt orange blouse. Must find!

For the most part, I steer away from wearing shoes that have any type of heel on them due to my height. But I just can't stop dreaming about platform sandals!  I'm also thinking that maybe a heeled shoe isn't so bad and would possibly help flatter my curvy frame. I love it when shoes come in sort of unconventional colors, like teal. It really gets me in the mood for spring!

Heather Mid Heel by Miz Mooz
Heather Mid Heel by Miz Mooz

Peep Toe by Swedish Hasbeens

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vintage Adventures: Addison Endpapers Part II

 I came across these photos I took at Addison Endpapers a while back. I posted the first set back in March, which you can see HERE.  Forgot that I had few more left to share. Enjoy!

I have a soft spot for old worn out stuffed animals.
This pack of Egyptian cigarettes was full and completely untouched.

See. Untouched and only slightly stained with age.

I was so tempted to buy one of these swan letter opener's.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I have yet to use a piece of this folk art inspired velvet ribbon that I bought from my favorite place on earth (The East Bay Creative Reuse Store). It's just busy sitting on my shelf, making me happy and looking pretty.
Perfect little decoration for springtime, n'est pas?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Design Shout Out

My friend, Flora, recently entered the Apartment Therapy Smallest/Coolest Home competition. Her pad looks so great! You can vote for her pad HERE and then spend many hours looking at all the other small/cool abodes that other people live in and get all jealous about their chic designed apartments.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Good bye Poppies! Hello big city!

Print by Bumblebellydesigns

 So, you may have noticed that I have been missing in action lately. Really missing in action! And for good reason. My man and I have been spending the past few weeks discussing and plotting what is sure to be one of the biggest change in our lives. No, there's no marriage or small bundles of joy in the near future but there is a big MOVE!

We're talking relocating across the country all the way from Cali to Brooklyn, NY.  I'm so thrilled to be sharing this news finally! I've had to keep a lid on these plans for the past couple weeks while we sorted things out to see if our dream really could come true. I would say it is pretty official now too. I gave notice at my job yesterday and am now sharing the news with family and friends.  To say the least, we are both very excited and extremely nervous. There have already been a few minor anxiety attacks and sleeping at night hasn't proven to be too successful lately.

Lucky for us, my man's family lives in Brooklyn and have offered to help us with this giant task ahead. We really are sort of risking it all (going out there with no jobs, leasing a place to live virtually, etc) but we know the pay off is going to be huge.

So, yes, blogging and my shop will not be a priority for a few months. I hope to post occasionally before the end of May rolls around. Once I get settled, I look forward to sharing my moving adventures and new place with all of you. :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Doilies for spring.

I love how these items have taken doilies from frumpy, granny decor to modern cuteness.

Doily tea towel by Dottie Angel

Sewn doily garland
Doily paper cones. So easy to make.

Love these little floral doilies bursting with color

Simple doily lanterns

Doily imprinted ceramic plate

Friday, April 1, 2011

Prints, prints, and more prints!

I am busy prepping and researching for what I hope to be a new found love.

Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin. Arrived this week!

The Printed Pattern by mother-daughter duo - Miss Print. Just released a couple of weeks ago.
Must order this today!

Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything. I get this book for free thanks to my boyfriend. Yeah!

I can't think of a better springtime project to work on this weekend! To say the least, I have sooo many ideas brewing in my head about what to print. I have a tendency to want to go really big when learning a new project which isn't always the best idea. So I have to remind myself to start small. I'm thinking journals and cards.
Wish me luck!