Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011


The perfect marriage of classic style and quietly over the top girlyness. My favorite combination.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beer Me

Hey you, beer me. Beer me for always.
These awesome old beer cans from here. Now go wet your whistle.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lived In

Feline, floor and door- I want to be here.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, always a classic.


I don't know who he is but he does seem like such a quiet boy. Sitting there in a little painted row boat, waiting for his image to get made into a tintype.



Frida and Fawn

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Meet Blue

May I introduce the newest member of our little family, Blue.
With a personality similar to Ferdinand the Bull, he is an absolute sweetheart who likes so smell the flowers... and when mama's not looking maybe even take a nibble. Blue is a wonderful gentleman who insists on giving everyone nice wet puppy kiss. At eleven weeks and nearly twenty pounds he could easily be a bully to our cat but, instead he sits and watches the fluffy creature trying to figure out why he doesn't want to play with the squeaky chew toys that are dropped at his feet. It has only been a week since he came into our lives and I am already head over heels in love.

Bicycles and Autographs

Elvis out for a bicycle ride on a sunny day. Just a regular guy, well almost.


Have you ever seen anything more adorable than these sweet little pineberries? These lovely images were taken by Mowie Kay, the owner of the delightful food blog Mowielicious. You can get a better peek here, and if you like what you see you can vote for Mowie in the 2011 Best Food Blog Awards by Saveur Magazine.


It is the little joys in life that make it all worth while.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Well, hello!

One more reason to adore Orla Kiely.

Coral and Aqua

There is something about warm coral colors and cool aqua blue together.

Monday Love

These whimsical tea towels illustrated by Claudia Pearson would be a sweet addition to any kitchen.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Friday

We hope you have a wonderful weekend everyone! Come back and see us again real soon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Metal Tins

These darling vintage metal tins are from here.

Salesman's Sample

This salesman's sample for cabinet hardware is a neat find from an earlier time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


One for gardening, one for crafts and another for the kitchen. A creative girl can never have too many scissors around the house.


Reveal your inner child with Burdock Blood Bitters tonic for eternal youth.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Man's Best Friend

Man's best friend indeed.

State Pride

The kind we raise in our state.

Monday Love

Audrey Hepburn had a seemingly endless number of photographs taken during her lifetime. This is just one more in the charming lot. I can't help but wonder what she was knitting?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sidecar Ready

I feel like I need to purchase these goggles for the day I own a motorcycle with a sidecar. You laugh now but, it may very well happen and when it does you will be the one with bugs in your eyes. Who's laugh now smart guy.

Sowing My Wild Oats

Not sure which is funnier, that this was a travel souvenir from the 1940's, or that you could send someone your wild oats.

The Badass '28

If you thought that you were the first in your family to have a rebellious streak, think again. One of these ladies could have very well have been your Grandmother...
and you thought you were the first in your family, ha!

Over the years our elders have created some pretty clever stories to keep us unaware of their wild days, and so they should. When you were little did you really want to know about that motorcycle scar on your Mema's leg, or how she got to second base in the back of a souped up Seville? At a certain age the answer is most likely no. She made some mighty fine milk and cookies, gave loving hugs and came with that warm Grandma smell- that was enough.

Face it, ignorance is bliss, but all those starched doilies on the furniture did not come standard with enrollment to the Badass '28. Before you "eek" in terror, just think about what wild hootenanny you have had in your day. You will most likely not be sharing those tales with your children, nieces or nephews until they are older, much much older.

My point is that their stories, may it be in a different era, are filled with a same excitement that you have in your life. Some of them may even be better than fiction. Your mother and grandmother just don't tell you about them until they know you are ready to hear the tale. So, if you haven't already done so, suck it up and get them to tell you the excitement of their youth. You may find that you have more in common than you ever guessed.*

*Unless either of you is a exponential prude.**

**In which case one of you may grossly embarrass the other.
So sorry.***

*** This is countered by the chance that you both are prudes. Which may open up a greater bond over garter sock stability, proper table settings and the joy of turtlenecks. In this case, rock on with your properly folded napkins and please don't hate me if I put my elbows on the table.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Nothing better than a little levitation on a sunny afternoon.


These sleek leather storage totes by gildem come in white and tan.


Wise words in beautiful hand drawn lettering.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I can't explain why... it just like supers I guess.

Tin Toys

Tin wind-up toys, always a classic.

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