December 31, 2008

December 30, 2008

Currently Smitten With...

Yeah yeah. Christmas is over I know, I know and, in theory, my wishes should have been well met, and they were believe me! But as I sit here and sip my perfectly brewed, in under 3 minutes, cup of Newman's Own Organic Extra Bold Special Blend coffee from my fabulous Keurig single cup coffee brewer, which was the best Christmas present any coffee loving gal (like me) could get from her mother and father, I just can't help but be attracted to such wonderful things. Maybe next year...

1. Fabric flower bobby pins from Wren Handmade 2. Purple canvas open toe lattice wedge sandal from Built by Wendy 3. Harvest moon golden daisy brooch from Kate Spade 4. Tripp Cabin Upright from Orla Kiely

December 29, 2008

Word(s) of the Day

When I smile by Mr. A Hayes

December 23, 2008

Hope everyone has a splendid Christmas overflowing with warmth from friends & family, food and lots & lots of love!

The Charlotte "Chuck" Charles Style Guide Part Two Repost

All I want is Pie and all of Chuck's Clothes. And re-posting part two to The Charlotte "Chuck" Charles Style Guide, does nothing more than fuel those wants.

December 21, 2008

Wow Wowie WOW! The Proximidade Award

I have been awarded, by the lovely Callie Grayson of the ever inspiring blog Grayson: a different shade of gray, with the Proximidade Award! I was very flattered and honored to have received this award along with some other really great blogs. It was one of those fluttering butterflies in my stomach out of excitement feelings when I realized that Callie had given this to me. I am so thankful for my ever growing blogger community and my blogger friendships with wonderful people that I can look up to like Callie!

This award states:

The Blog Invests and believes in the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kinds of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prized or self aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.

Here are my 8 Choices (Go ahead! Give 'em a click and be transported to magical realms of writing wonderlands and design loving paradises. You won't be sorry!):
Design Lovely

December 19, 2008

Illustrations from Screech Owl Design

I have conquered my finals. But, unfortunately and inevitably, in the process of overpowering my evil exams, I have had a total brain melt down. I can't seem to function correctly and bright colors hurt my eyes which seem to have become Gollum sized orbs from studying in the wee hours of the dark solely by the light of a desk lamp. So these nice, color muted illustrations from screech owl design are just what my sensitized corneas need. Have a good weekend everybody. I'm going to go sleep forever.

December 17, 2008

Enchanting Little Sculptures from Etsy

Aren't these so fetching? I love the little hands that just seem to melt into the background. Very lovely. Visit Poodlebreath's Etsy Store to see more of these winsome porcelain creations.

December 16, 2008

Word(s) of the Day

Rolling Stones - Miss You by It's Pop It's Art

December 15, 2008

The Charotte "Chuck" Charles Style Guide Part One Repost

Pushing Daisies is one of my favorite television shows. Ever. What do I love about it? Will darn near everything! Chuck's outfits, Olive's outfits, Ned (sigh), the sets... oh I could gush forever. Currently one of my favored ways to spend the day is maddeningly searching the internet for pictures of Chuck's outfits and trying to recreate them. Sometimes I actually find exact pieces other times my efforts seem fruitless. But I made a grand discovery the other day. I stumbled upon (thank the Lord for Stumble!) Chuck_Chic. A livejournal dedicated to Chuck and her outfits. She has ever so painstakingly put together the Charlotte "Chuck" Charles Style Guide. Bless her soul!

December 12, 2008

Word(s) of the Day

Yeah, like Saturday. Thank the Lord almighty.
'Tomorrow Something Wonderful Will Happen' by Karin Akesson

December 11, 2008

Martha Stewart's Handmade Ornament Ideas! Oo-la-la!

Feeling creative this holiday season? Want to spruce up your tree with some handmade ornaments? Up to doing some tedious but worth while ornament crafting? Then take a looksee at what Martha Stewart has cooked up this year for some do-it-yourself ornamenting! I love the honeycomb paper ones and the button wreath. There are a ton more and Martha crafty as ever includes full instructions for every style. So check it out!

December 10, 2008

Feeling Sleepy

I'm a little tired this week. I've let myself get run down these past couple of days, staying up late studying for my finals, baking dozens of gingerbread men, washing the bazillion coats my Mom and I collected for donation. I. Am. Exhausted. All I want to do is crawl back in bed. But I can't. No time. So I will dream of being in a comfy cozy bed...for now.

December 8, 2008

Some more Holiday Cards from Egg Press

These delightful letterpress holiday cards come from the ever fabulous egg press. I am currently REALLY obsessed with letterpress, not to mention cards in general, so I was super excited when I saw these posted over at {frolic!}

December 5, 2008

Baby Snow Bears Print

Found this cutie created by Helen Acraman on her blog zukzuk. You can get this limited edition print in her etsy store.

December 4, 2008

Take me to the Sea Etsy

1. Sea Urchin Sterling Silver White Ring by Star Of The East 2. Urchin Bowl by Element Clay Studio 3. Starfish Charm Necklace by Cindy V Designs

December 3, 2008

Word(s) of the Day

*Sigh* If only...

Life by Notebook Doodles.

December 2, 2008

Seasons Greetings!

Send your best wishes this holiday season in style! Personally I always get really excited when I receive some holiday cheer through snail mail. I keep all of my cards and tack them up on the wall as the seasons roll by. Cards are the perfect interchangeable artwork in my opinion!

1.Socks Card from Seltzer 2. Cheers! Cards from Fred Flare 3. Holly Jolly Card from Paper Source 4. Chester Wisemen Cards from Expressionary 5. Warm Wishes Card from Dutch Door 6. Ornament Card from Pink Loves Brown 7. Peace on Earth Card from Night Owl Paper Goods 8. Reindeer Games Card from Kate Spade

December 1, 2008

Ever Forget What Day It Is?

Well next year you won't if you get a calendar you just can't take your eyes off of!
By the way # 2 is my favorite!

1. gathered together calendar from Fred Flare 2. Wooden Calendar from Night Owl Paper Goods 3. Places I Have Never Been Jhill Design Calendar 4. Driscoll Design desktop calendar 5. Folky letterpress calendar from Dutchdoor

November 25, 2008

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm taking a break for a couple of days, going up to Davis to be with the family for Thanksgiving. Won't be back till the 1st, but you should expect 25 jam packed days of Holiday posts to keep you satisfied upon my return! So loosen those belts and have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!!

Please Wash Hands by Ray Fenwick

November 23, 2008

I'm in Love...

With a Wallet.
The price tag? $288 dollars worth of luscious hand tooled supple leather. Is it worth it? Oh yes. Yes it is. I don't think I have ever wanted something as much as I want this. Swoon.

Tooled Leather Clutch from Anthropologie.

November 20, 2008

I'm Liking...

1. Plaid Headband from Salt Play 2. Dadas Diamonds Good-Bye Nicholai Ivanovich! Ring from Huset 3. Feather Pendent Necklace from Furni

November 19, 2008

Pencil Sets

Cool. Cool. Cool. Enough said.

Pencil Sets
by Ghost Patrol

November 18, 2008

Crayon Sculptures (Repost from Miss Jane)

OK. Before I go into detail about this fabulous Artist and her work I have to give credit where credit is due. So a big THANK YOU! goes out to Sara Christine over at Miss Jane. She blogged about these guys a couple weeks ago and I got really excited and just had to repost them here.
These tiny and colorful crayon sculptures are from Diem Chau. Crayons have always been my favorite coloring method so I totally flipped when I saw these. Check out the detail on these guys. I love how she keeps part of the crayon wrapper on. It adds a bit of whimsy to each piece.

Creative. Novel. Supreme.

Word(s) of the Day

KEEP CALM AND HAVE A CUPCAKE by Everyday is a Holiday

November 14, 2008

Present & Correct: Oh how I love thee

I first discovered some of the products of P&C at an elegant boutique while on my annual family vacation to Ashland Oregon for their Shakespeare Festival. The white lacquered shelves of the store were chalk full of fabulous mouth watering creations from P&C. I have fallen in love and boy have I fallen hard.

November 13, 2008

November 12, 2008

Word(s) of the Day

if only i could listen to my instincts by Meg Town

These are a few of my favorite things Mondays Wednesday

1. Apila Dishes from Arabia 2. Carethine Holm Bowl Ebay Find 3. Swedish Grace from Rostrand 4. Gustavberg Tea Pot Ebay Find 5. Esteri Tomula Plate Ebay Find 6. Marianne Westman plate from H is for Home 7. Kaj Franck pitcher Ebay Find

November 11, 2008

Word(s) of the Day

Value Your Time More than Your Money by Blue Bicicletta

Veterans Day. Honor those Guys & Gals

Thanks to everyone who served this great country.

November 10, 2008

Word(s) of the Day

Love Won't Die by Eskimopush

In keeping with the Skull Theme

Halloween's over I know but I just can't help myself! I don't know maybe I am just holding on to Halloween or I just really like the look of skulls. Whatever the case I found this illuminated hanging skull light fixture (boy that was a mouthful) to be very alluring.

Dave from Mixko Boutique