Friday, May 29, 2009

the stars are lining up


 I feel like the results of
 baking are always 'good' - really, 
you are using butter and sugar and other
 basic goodness? But, sometimes, things just 
fall into place. Perhaps I wanted to impress 
baby Smeaton? A real possibility. 
Anyway, I will share the recipe with you. 
I left out the raisins. And, took it out of the oven 
a bit gooey. Oddly enough, A Williams 
Sonoma recipe, from their Bread Book
I admit, it is the only recipe from the book that 
I have been compelled to try. 
But, I will get back to you on that. 
At 13 bucks, kind of a steal?
I think this picture really captures it. 
And with the coffee being
made in the background? I  mean..


Sneak peek.. the elements are all 
complete. Now it is time to get to work on the
overly ambitious invites. If my plan works, 
I will have waited so long to complete them, that 
no one will actually be able to make it. I kid. 
Who is that attractive couple? We did get a bit
toony, but we passed the Ava identification test 
and that is good enough for me, frankly. 
Tonight we 'taste' with Juan Carlos at Barolo, 
which is slowly becoming my favorite 
restaurant. I highly recommend it to 
any OC locals. 
(the only link of any value I can find on 
Barolo, is some guy rambling on and on
about its Burrata cheese - which is 
fantastic, if I may say so. )

Thursday, May 28, 2009


will it be sunny(yet breezy) already!
Dresses from melenstel

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Gloomy this morn. These are NOT gloomy. 
busy day today 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

so much!

So many amazing dresses out there!
So little time. I will share more, I promise. 
With these, the summer camp dream continues. 
FYI, I love dress forms. I love dresses on 
curveless, boob-less dress forms. No apologies. 


pieces from the UNA boutique in Portland. 
look for them... here.
I love knits with back interest. More than that, 
I love people who photograph themselves in 
their 'for sale' clothing. Cute. 

Weekend rummage: part one of fifty

Some early afternoon vino pushed us to open one of the MANY
seventies boxes in the garage this Sunday. So glad we did.. some 
amazing new additions... the ceramic lazy susan, the itty bitty 
 orange vase, and the owl lantern.
Frankly, anything 'disco' pea green I find 
to be very appealing. On a side note, take your vitamins! 

My favorite things.

 The vintage salt and pepper shaker set epitomizes 
everything I love about vintage ceramics. 
They come in all shapes and sizes and really take the tacky 
up a notch. They deserve a 5 minute slide show set to James
Blunt's 'You're Beautiful', but I don't want to bore anyone. 
Here are 8 beautiful sets to yearn for. 
Or, you can chuckle and I will covet them
quietly. Ten dollars to help vegetables social network 
on your kitchen counter? Totally worth it. 
Don't worry.. the James Blunt video is not actually that of
'You're beautiful'. I wouldn't do that to you. 

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Friday!

from the dueling his and hers bathroom kitsch. 
hers from the Capitola Mercantile shell shop. 
Love a good shell shop!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Even babies

like Vintage!

to be 28 again..

This line is seriously cute. And, I always love a 
site with the artist of the month feature. 
too, twenty8twelve is available at my favorite 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I regret to inform you

That I absolutely cannot be inside on the computer today. 

The butt dragging occurring surrounding the Anniversary party invites
stops here. More to show later. 

And, there is a new crop of delicious veggies to be planted...

to supplement an already sexy garden. 
I will be back again.. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oh geez

The guys may be a little past their modeling prime, at the
ripe age of 10, but you know who aren't? The amazingly cute bunnies
on daily bunny. Seriously ridiculous. You will have to 
see for yourself. I couldn't bring myself to post such 
cuteness for fear that the guys would get jealous. 
Thanks, Sweetie for the bunny cheer!

Second Verse

And, how fun are these from the button shop?
The Button Shop is apparently 'the home of the 
original tree branch buttons". Very official and full
of really cool stuff.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Who doesn't

have a thing for Vintage plastic buttons?
I am tempted to say they are 'like candy', but fear I have 
been doing that too much lately. 
Top and middle images are magnets from polished two, cute, and 
the bottom image are cabochons with button details from snew

Pretty is

I followed a link from the Storque on Etsy, god love it, 
to this darling vintage leather jacket. 
And, it shares a store with these super sweet dresses

Today's the day!

Happy Birthday Sister!

Friday, May 15, 2009

snapshots of a green weekend.

Happy weekend! Be outside. 

a grape shaded tea table?

Even the guys are growing!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Like candy

How lucky am I to have a sister who travels 
around the world bringing me amazing beads and 
fabric. All I have to do is play with them! 
Fun for me. 

New arrivals

The Hutch is looking super official thanks to Marcia and 
the new arrival of these amber goblets from 
Anthropologie! Hmm, my house is looking less hacienda, 
keep dreaming, and more Portland vintage each day. 
Oh well!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not that it's sunny..

But, I love summer florals. And, tiered anything.
They always have beautiful things. 
Hey - who bought that lion head clutch 
I was dying for? boo. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

back to reality?

Yesterday..a long travel day. Today.. back to reality. 
The new May Anthropologie catalogue has jumped on 
the lakeside photo shoot bandwagon.. and would you believe
that any piece of furniture or home accessory submerged in 
water looks substantially cooler than dry on land?
Well, it does. And, Anthropologie knows what
they are doing... because these boat pics tickle a fond
childhood memory of Anne of Green Gables..
overly dramatic and saturated with sappy poetry, 
a favorite of women everywhere. I was going to 
try to hold myself back, try to maintain my one shot at being 
hip and cool. But, why? Here is the above mentioned,
 ├╝ber cheesy Lady of Shalott boat scene. Hilarious. 
Now we must all have the bedding. 
(or its superior look alike at Kerry Cassill.)
Loving these lights. All at Anthroplogie.
Ooh.. got some goodies for Mother's day. 
More to follow

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