Monday, January 31, 2011


Aren't these little valentine's just lovely? I'm such a fan of the tandom bike! And those teeny-tiny hearts? So pretty! Lynn of Satsuma Press just posted these in her shop today!

These cards bring to mind this wedding featured in Oregon Bride and shot by FS Photography. Isn't it pretty? More images here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Nice Love Banners

Um. Wow. I spotted one of these guys over on Poppytalk this morning and just had to share the rest of the handmade banner collection from Nice. Aren't these so fun?!

By far these ones are my favorites. The fringe?? How fun is that? And the letters are hand cut. Have you ever tried to hand cut letters? NOT easy!

Hurry over to her shop to snag one just in time for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Urban Weeds

so excited to be up on Urban Weeds today!! Check it out :) Sweden...

Just spending the afternoon doin' a little real estate shopping. In Sweden. For super expensive apartments. Why not? Sure is beautiful!!

I'm in love with this molding and the modern light fixture. So pretty!

Check out the tile work on that fireplace! I've never seen anything like it in a home!

Sure. I'll take that view!

So, I know I should be worried about the clothes rack in the corner...this means no closets, right? But ya know, I just don't care. It's worth it!! (as if I'm really shopping)

Such a cute kids room! That hot pink fur with the antique lace?!

So, so love this entry way with the tiny strip of wallpaper.

Oh sure. ya. That's the exterior. I'm sure we could swing this building...
all images via Alvhem. Discovered the site via the lovely Victoria.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sahlia Jewelry

I got to spend yesterday afternoon at the studio of Sahlia Michelle Jewelry Designs. I was picking out pieces for our shoot tomorrow. I had such a hard time trying to decide on the best ones, they were all so lovely!! And Sahlia herself is just a delight to work with! I've gathered together just a few of my favorites from her website. I can't wait to style these on our models tomorrow!

Aren't they all just beautiful?? I've dropped quite a few hints to DB that I would be happy to own with one of these pieces someday :) I think they are just the perfect combination of rustic and glamours. Quitenssentially Pacific Northwest, this local Portland jeweler has it spot-on!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

shades vs. curtains HELP!

So, we're mostly settled into our new apartment. It's a garden style single story building with access to a community courtyard. We have windows on three sides of our space, which is amazing!! We get such beautiful light. However; this presents a couple of dilemmas. 1) window treatments are a necessity, all of our windows look right into our neighbor's apartments. 2) they all have the ugly, standard, white plastic mini-blinds

Now, I don't hate the blinds...I may be able to live with them if I'm able to distract the eye. We have a ton of windows (5 in the living room alone!), so replacing them could get really pricy. I've been looking at roller blinds and roman blinds...and I love them!! But can I afford them?? Can I DIY them??

Now, if money were no object, these blinds from Delia Shades (below) would be ideal. Aren't they all so lovely??

Originally, I was thinking that I would keep the blinds and hang burlap curtains...which would be waaaay cheaper, but I'd still have the plastic blinds!

What should I do?? Go with my first idea and hang curtains, or save my pennies to replace the blinds? HELP! :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Book Bag

Just spotted these beautiful embroidered books by Olympia Le-Tan via Anthology. They are clutches! As in a mini handbag!! Such lovely details...I love the warm handcrafted feel.

This Lolita one is my favorite!