Saturday, July 31, 2010

No more 'matchy-matchy'

Really loving the look of assorted pillows that are in the same family but don't necessarily "match."





Friday, July 23, 2010

A hot, sticky day at Brimfield


Brimfield in July is hot, sticky, and oh-so-satisfying for a collector such as myself. Mom and I slathered on the spf, donned some wide-brimmed hats, and caught the second to last day at this tri-annual antique fair in Western Massachusetts. This was our first time catching the show on a Saturday (we usually go on Sundays.) Let me tell you: Saturdays are a completely different experience. Normally, we're able to cover just about the entire fair, winding through all the fields on one side and then making our way back along the other. I never realized how much we'd been missing. Going on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, there was so much more stuff that we only saw about half of it. Here are some of our finds - enjoy!







{creepy}























{John Hall, who taught me about his vintage camera}












What I bought:

{the paddle second from the left}



{one of two lanterns purchased}


{pine trunk - original price $75, got it for $40}



{here's everything together}

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

And it was all yellow


My good friend Cal (who lives in Australia) brought this amazing outfit to my attention. Bright and polished, forward thinking and yet with a retro feel. I love it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Great find at The Gap

{someone needs to buy these}

Hip hip hooray!

Well hello there! I'm back from a week-long blogging hiatus, the perks of which included volleyball, grilling, and fireworks in Winthrop, and live music, camping, and sandy toes on Martha's Vineyard. And now, on to your regularly scheduled posting... pennants!

I've seen a slew of pennants popping up all over, either of the vintage variety or just made to look like it. Pennants make me think of simple celebrations: a kid's birthday party, rah-rah for the hometown team, or delicate prayer flags floating in the breeze.





{emersonmade}




{from inkwhimsy on etsy}




{at Mix on Martha's Vineyard}

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rooms that breathe

It's summer. It's hot. You've got the windows wide open and you're trying to soak up every last drop of cool air you can. The last thing you need is a space that looks like it's trying to suffocate you (the heat index is doing that already). Here, some fresh, airy rooms that will allow you the space to just breathe.









{the always amazing Nate Berkus}




Have a wonderful Fourth of July everyone -- I will be by the seashore, with the sand between my toes, the wind in my hair, and spf 100 slathered all over my pasty self. (Yes, they now make spf 100. I bought it for a recent trip to Hawaii and successfully staved off a burn.) Posting will resume on Tuesday, July 13.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

House tour through Savin Hill


While waiting to meet up with some friends after work recently, I took a stroll through a part of Savin Hill in Dorchester that's just up the road from my office. I knew Malibu Beach was just on the other side and while trying to remember how to get there, I was dumbstruck by the houses in the neighborhood.

Dorchester's Savin Hill was originally settled in 1630 by a group of English Puritans who made a previous stop in Hull, Mass. (Yeah South Shore!) Fun fact from Wikipedia: "The original boundary of Dorchester extended almost to the Rhode Island border. As time went on, settlements broke away and the geographical size of the town continued to shrink until 1870, when it disappeared on paper. In that year, the town of Dorchester was incorporated into the city of Boston, and the name became the designation of a neighborhood." Another fun fact? My parents grew up in this area and actually met at a beach just a couple miles away.

Take a look at some of the houses below -- you can tell that one by one they've been snatched up and completely redone. There were lots of couples walking strollers, kids playing basketball, people jogging -- that sort of thing. It's hard to believe that Morrissey Blvd. is a few steps away and that the expressway is raging just on the other side of the water.






{same as above, but from the back}




{something about this reminds me of camp}



{can you believe this is Dorchester -- it looks like Martha's Vineyard!}






{Malibu Beach with the iconic gas tank off to the left}
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