Monday, December 13, 2010

Mail order birthdays

There are two good friends of mine with whom I frequently correspond via post.  Yes that's right:  good, old-fashioned snail mail.  And it just so happens that they both recently celebrated their birthdays!

 {vintage postcard and opera glasses to dearest Cal in Australia}

{a telegram to fantastic Phoebe in Texas, who asked for birthday greetings via post}

Happy Birthday friends, from my side of the world to yours!

How do you keep in touch with friends who live far away?  I'd love to hear your stories.  Leave me a comment below!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Antique hunting through coastal Maine

Recently traveled South on Rt. 1 starting in Portland, Maine for an antiques road trip of sorts with my mom.  Was thrilled to see the story run in the Boston Globe and wanted to share some more photos from the trip!

{black & white prints I purchased}

{mom walking into Hemen's Antiques}

{a window at the Waldo Emerson Inn shows former tenants' signatures etched into the glass by using a diamond engagement ring}

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Monday, November 29, 2010

Cabin fever

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Louis Vuitton: What is a journey?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All you need is love

And amour.  And liefde.  And karlek.  Fell in love with this poster in the latest issue of Rue Magazine.

{Image via Rue Magazine}

After much sleuthing, I finally tracked it down on etsy and bought it!

{MadeByGirl prints by Jennifer Ramos}
See you in 3 - 5 weeks, love!  I have just the frame for you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Make an entrance

I recently added some upgrades to my own entryway, and as such am inspired by these stylish foyers.

{all images via Canadian House & Home, of which I am a new subscriber!}

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vintage safari

Inspired by these vintage photos of intrepid travelers exploring the unknown.  (Yes, I'm still stuck on the "find new frontiers" kick.)

{Bag via Mullholland}

{via Domino Magazine}

{via Domino Magazine}

{via Domino Magazine}

{via Domino Magazine}

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Curio cabinets at Sunshine Lucy's

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

There is a light and it never goes out

For those of us with small spaces, a lamp attached directly to the wall frees up precious real estate on side tables.  And for those of us with really small spaces, it negates the need for a bed stand altogether!

*post title courtesy of Morrissey and The Smiths.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Keep searching

I can say with absolute certainty that the book that made me want to be a writer was Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle."  As a way to inspire my creative writing, I recently re-read it and was struck by this passage:

"'Americans,'" he said, quoting his wife's letter to the Times, "'are forever searching for love in forms it never takes, in places it can never be. It must have something to do with the vanished frontier.'"

 {Photos by Marci Hunt LeBrun}

{Painting by Jeremy Miranda}

We must constantly be searching for new frontiers.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Find: Ice Cave painting

Salem artist Jeremy Miranda's Ice Cave painting on etsy ($75) just blows me away.  What unknown secrets lurk in the shadows?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ode to the ampersand

From T-shirt company Yellow Black & White:

"The Ampersand is the the symbol for inclusion. It represents that there is something else." {I just love that!}

{T-shirt by House Industries}


 {Via Design Milk}

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