Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I'm in love with this wooden stamp set from Ebay. I have it in my mind that if I owned it I would use it constantly for fun little craft projects, but the reality is that it would probably get stowed in a cabinet and pulled out once or twice for a special occasion. When you think about it realistically, it's actually cheaper to buy cards other people have made.
Also, I spontaneously purchased a set of 136 3" Black Walnut letters and numbers on Ebay. I have no idea what I'll use them for, but I couldn't resist. I can't wait to post pictures of them.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Some inspiration to help me through a tough week. I'm really enjoying Kylie Fife's blog right now and she's provided an enormous boost of inspiration for me.
Also, Bird and Banner has the amazing simplistic style that I crave for my own online journal, and I've been pouring through the archives at work.
Also a big thank you to Ella for mentioning me on her blog. Her kind words really brightened my day.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday's loot was fantastic.
It definitely took the edge off when I found out that my credit card was stolen Friday night after buying a burger.
A sweet acrylic painting on canvas. That little white spot is a place where the paint chipped off, but I think it looks like a ghostly character.
A vintage bowling bag to make up for the last one that I decided not to buy. I'm glad I waited, this one is so much better.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
At work, I sometimes have a lot of down time that I spend reading books I get from the library, Apartment therapy, homework, blogs that haven't been blocked by my company's internet filter, and Etsy shops.
The other day I remembered a poster I saw years ago that advertised the movie Paris, je t'aime. At the time, I wanted it so badly, but the Etsy shop was not selling it, it was using it as a prop to sell the wooden hanger holding it. I did internet searches with no results, and gave up hope of ever finding it again. The thought actually occurred to me to search for the actual Etsy listing once more, but I had no idea where to even start.
Flash forward to yesterday. I was skimming vintage Etsy stores and happened to visit the "Sold" category of HelloVictrory's shop. There, about ten items down, was my poster.
Amazed, I looked at it, and my determination was alit once more. I did a quick internet search, and with the help of a cached blog, found the online Japanese movie poster store that had it for sale for a mere $2 plus $9 shipping. I bought three.
I'm so excited to get it in the mail and have it framed. It will look amazing in our currently art-less bedroom.
I think it was fate that it was delivered once more.
Monday, April 19, 2010
I'm dying to get one of these French style market baskets for Farmers Market come June. It would make me feel like Julia Child in Paris. There really is nothing more adorable than a baguette sticking out of a basket bag with leather straps.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Do you remember a while back when I did a post about this little doll house and how I couldn't justify the purchase? Well, I ended up linking the post to Alex Keller, the Etsy seller, and apparently she liked it. She ended up selling it to me for a discounted price, and now it's mine! It's been a lot of fun experimenting with the tiny things that will fit in the nooks and crannies. I'm just so grateful for the internet and the kindness of strangers.
Had a really fantastic Friday night out with Cindy and Shawn. We met up at Desert Edge, a brewery I've never even heard of located on the second floor of Trolley Square Mall. We had a hell of a time even finding it because neither of us could conceive of a bar INSIDE of a mall. We did eventually find it, and we enjoyed a smoky dark lager that tasted as if it contained espresso. Afterwards we headed to the W, but some Brooklyn MC had taken over the place, and it was $10 a head to get in. We may have considered it, but it was crowded and no one was even dancing-- a deal breaker.
On our walk back to our car, Trent and I were stopped by a young homeless man beneath a tree with a broken banjo beside him and a cup for change.
"Trade me hats!" He yelled at Trent.
We looked at each other, and Trent replied that although he had a pretty snazzy hat, he thought I'd be happiest if he kept his own.
"Jason" started to tell us about his banjo and how the money he was collecting was to fix her. I can't recall the exact mapping of the conversation, as the lager had completely overruled me by then, but I asked him if she (the banjo) had a name.
"It's Audrey Horn", he replied.
Trent gave him a ten.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Took a trip to Ikea today and bought a couple frames for our art. This print of the Secret Door is my favorite, and it looks fabulous in our kitchen.
We also got some new dishes and place mats, as well as some roman shades for our giant living room window. That leaves all but one window removed of horrendous metal blinds- Yeah!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
A $.50 thrift store purchase. I think they're rather special. I wish the colors translated better on camera; each of them are a unique shade of stunning turquoise color and the wicks are yellow from age. It's funny to imagine that birthday candles were once advertised in Life Magazine.
I haven't been having really great finds in the last couple of weeks, and I suspect it's because they're all being overshadowed by the Hangitall. Everything seems lackluster in comparison. I think I need to reset so that I can find joy in the small things. Like vintage birthday candles.