Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Literary" Art

I'm pretty sure libraries, (AND my sister), won't appreciate this... but I love it! I'm all for defacing literature only if it looks this awesome! I want a wall full of these prints.

Silhouette Plates

How cool are these? I'm really loving Andrew Tanner's silhouetted collection... they look really beautiful against both stark and contrasting backgrounds. He's London-based though, so expect London prices. Some really great work though. Take a look.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Some happiness...

Magnolia Bakery Banana Bread Pudding... because sometimes we just deserve it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

High Street Market

I'm pretty sure if there was one store on the planet that embodied my exact taste in homegoods and style, the High Street Market would be it. I'm obsessed with each and every vintage piece they sell. It's like old world yet americana at the same time. I really love their stuff. Above are a few of my favorite pieces they sell through Etsy.


Anyone want to get me this? You know... because my eyes are SO bad and all... It is really happy looking, isn't it?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Keep Calm...

A new take on a classic. Me likey.

Save Your Corks!

A no-brainer! Everyone has their own reasons for saving corks... whether to create place cards for an event, or purely for sentimental value. I save mine to make Christmas ornaments out of them.

SNL - The 2000s

Anyone watch this last night? It was hysterical. I hope it wins some sort of special programming Emmy. I was in stitches the whole night watching it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monkey & Squirrel

I'm kind of crushing on these cast iron lovelies. Extremely cute. I want all of them.

Rustic Wood Furniture

After all the crazy weather we've had the past couple months, sadly, some of my parents' most beloved trees came down on their property. However my boyfriend, the aspiring woodworker that he is, saw opportunity with the "tree remains" and loaded (literally) stumps worth of the cut down wood into his car to re-purpose. He was very ooh la la about the cherry wood. Now... what to do with all that wood?! I've compiled some "rustic wood" furniture ideas for him and you to peruse. Any ideas?
Amazon. Woodland. Pickle. Sundance.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The most recent addition to our living room... appropriate, I'd say.

DIY Inspiration

My favorite LA-er just sent me her most recent DIY project and I couldn't help but post it. This past weekend a friend of ours dropped off this piece for her to take in and refurbish for her apartment. It had a cracked mirror encased, chipping paint, and was about to be tossed in the trash. So she disassembled it, took out the mirror and replaced it with a vintage floral fabric, and repainted the wood. Home Depot is the best and mixed her a "Rolling Hills" shade of green for only $2.99. A typical can like this will paint about a 4x6 area. Then she just nailed it all back together and hung it up in her kitchen! What an awesome weekend project. I love it! Well done, bud!

I would really love to see more peoples' DIY projects, so please send them my way at and I'd be delighted to feature it. Happy Tuesday!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Painted Wood Floors

There are some hardwood floors that it can literally be considered an actual crime to paint over... the wood is too rich, too rare, or too unique. But in other instances, there's really something to be said for painted wood floors. I LOVE the look of a crisp, glossy, white coat of paint on wood paneled floors. My aunt used this technique in my cousins' bedroom when they were growing up, and I always thought it was so pretty. I found some of these examples here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. And here.

SO Excited!

Saturday celebrations!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Wall Art Arrangements

I need inspiration. I'm knee deep in figuring out what to do with our new living room walls. The possibilities are endless!... (Well, not really. The space actually is pretty limiting, which is making this search all the more intriguing and frustrating!) My roommates think I'm nuts. Which do you like?