Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flying Ace

There is a marvelous collection of vintage inspired wears over at the Shabby Apple. I think even the Red Baron would approve.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Boy Frost

From racing cars and rockets, to lovebirds and wrestlers...
I find myself rather smitten with The Boy Frost. The clever fellow behind these creations is illustrator Tom Frost. Living in Bristol, he is as equally skilled with a brush as he is with a saw. I have shared a few of his pieces before and recently came across more of his delightful work here. Something tells me that you could give this man a pile of scrap along with a few buckets of paint, and he could build you anything.


A tranquil moment at dusk with such beautiful colors.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Fancy Lamb

"I see charm in things that are tattered, worn, and faded."

The Fancy Lamb has been one of my favorite shops for a while now. Each item is so thoughtfully photographed and described, like lost treasuries from a fading time. Peruse the listings and you will easily stumble upon items like an Art Deco-era post office box door, random vintage signage or a wide array of well loved bits and bobbles. So go take a peek, I promise you will find a treasure there.


I want.


There is something so perfectly warm and welcoming about this well worn doorway. I expect when you step inside you would first be greeted by the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven and second by a kind embrace.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I dream of Genie...

All you need is a little smoke, a magic lamp, and three wishes for this Genie inspired selection.

Monday Love

Girls just want to have fun... at every age.

Call It Fate

"Call it fate, destiny, luck, or possibly even a little serendipity.
No matter what you call it, my life will forever be more wonderful with you in it."

This is our new Farouche print, currently offered in two versions- deep coral or chartreuse. Now available in here. We are very thankful that Miss Olivia the dove didn't mind posing for the photos. I think she liked being in the spotlight.


There is something rather special, and quietly detailed about the work of Thirty Six Ten from Houston Texas. I am extra found of the delicious aqua blue earrings and necklace you see above. It comes as no surprise to learn that she is a second generation silversmith- such craftsmanship!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Most everyone has a favorite bird. Swallows are quite lovely to watch swooping through the air, male house finches are wonderful singers, and peacocks are well, peacocks. Of all the birds I think a barn owl are the most beautiful. Since we are on the subject, do you have a favorite?

In the shade...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cracker and Biscuits

Wonderful use of limited colors and hand drawn type in this old cracker and biscuit logo.

Ruby Red

This 1930's cut crystal cocktail set in the French Baccarat Harcourt pattern is almost too chic for words.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Toy Stories

This is the mind of Aled Lewis at work. I spotted them here and thought I should share them with you. There are more in the "Toy Stories" series on Aled's Flickr page... take a peek at the pinata.

All you need is a little fresh air...

Above are tiny Tillandsia, also known as air plants. They are so easy to grow why not start your own little desktop terrarium today?!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


These images are by Marco Suarez, his photography shows remote mountain ranges and coastal locations all over the world in a fresh way.

School Days

This darling little book bag looks like it came straight off the back of someone in grade school circa 1955. I love that they are still being made today.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Colorful Keys

These three charming typewriters, with their colorful glass keys, were all manufactured in the 1930's. They may have been originally designed as educational typewriters to help children learn the keys but, I know more than a few adults that would love to get their hands on one of these beauties.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Friday

We wish you a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead. Maybe you can even sneak in a night on the town, complete with a healthy dose of mischief... you know you deserve it.


A lovely take on a boutonniere. These lighter and longer lasting feather boutonnieres are sure to catch the eye at any soiree.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Such a classic. This Norman Rockwell painting is the perfect example of why a picture is worth a thousand words.

Mother of Pearl Buttons

Like wonderful little treasures, I adore each and every mother of pearl button I see.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And the winners are...

Thank you to everyone who entered this Farouche giveaway! It was a delight reading about all of your spring favorites, they all sounded so pleasant.

Congratulations to Sara Johnson and Karen Beth for winning this giveaway. If you both would please email us your address and color choice for the print (red, dark teal or light blue) to, so we can send them off to you as soon as possible.


This blissfully pink peony was captured by the amazing Alicia Bock. Swing by her shop for endless eye candy from Paris to the seaside.

Fun With Stripes

There is something whimsical about a simple stripe pattern. They can add so much style and a big pop of color to just about anything.

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