Friday, February 26, 2010

Flickr Fav: Ethanollie

Click above to see bigger image. Find Ethanollie's photostream here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Project: Lighting the Piano Room

Kevin and I have had visions of hanging light bulbs in our piano room for a long while now. We've got our friend Enoch over, and I'm watching him and Kevin plan out the masterpiece. This room has been too dark for too long, and the light that comes in from the front of the house will soon be limited (after our mudroom curtains are installed). Project pictures will come soon...


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I have a lot of stuff

I had a friend link me to The Story of Stuff Project, and it got me thinking. I guess I'm in a bit of a predicament. There is almost nothing I enjoy more than a morning of good yard sales, or an afternoon at a flea market. I love old things, and beautiful things and memorable things and unique things. But at my core, I also don't want to have a lot of 'things'. Perhaps this is an issue of self-control?

When I saw this poster, it struck a chord with me. There is something very peaceful about being aware of everything you own.

Could I do this? Could I document everything I own?. Perhaps we can be inspired by Dave Bruno, author of the 'Stuck in Stuff' blog, and his '100 Thing Challenge'. Just food for thought...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love Week #2: Shout it from the rooftops!

There's nothing as sweet as proclaiming your love to the world. Every year, on Valentine's Day, my husband and I go out with our big 'Honk if You're in Love' poster, and intrude on people's romantic evenings. We stand at street corners, hoping people will honk (or yell obscenities). We hide behind cars, and pop out at unsuspecting couples. It really is a lot of fun...
I was so happy when I found these lovelies over at Please Sir:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Vintage Herb Labels

I often wonder: If my cupboards were beautiful, would I enjoy cooking more? I've had dreams about uniform containers for storing my kitchen essentials. I can envision my baking supplies, in pretty glass jars, all in a row. All my spices in perfect little canisters. I think these would do the trick:
Amy from Eat, Drink, Chic posted these last summer, and they are still on my to-do list. They're just so pretty! She even has step-by-step instructions for giving your paper a vintage look, and she provides a PDF of the labels! Find the instructions here.