Friday, September 24, 2010

Amazing bedding...

{image via the brickhouse tumblr site}

I'm in love with this bed cover I came across via The Brickhouse.  It's incredible.  Paul and I registered for some bedding when we got married (in May, officially) and, after purchasing some Bella Notte bed linens we (or maybe just me) have long admired, I feel a greater appreciation for good bedding.  Whenever I walk into our room now, I'm greeted by a real, grown-up looking bed.  My momentary confusion as to whose room I'm in is gradually getting better.

Happy Friday,

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I am up against a deadline at work this week and next, so things are pretty crazy in my world right now.  I'm up to my eye balls in html codes and website design.  I'll certainly be ready when October is here, for multiple reasons, including wearing scarves and boots, but also because I'll have heard the lovely swooshing sound of deadlines passing by.

Don't you just love these fun prints and collages by Violet May?  I think they are perfectly charming.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nineties nostalgia...

On my way in to work this morning I randomly flipped through the radio stations (something I rarely do) and was transported back to the 90's by The Cranberries, Dreams.  Few songs have the capability of doing this, but suddenly I was back in high school, wearing bad jeans, horribly boxy sweaters from Abercrombie & Fitch and wishing I was Claire Danes on My So Called Life so that I could kiss Jordan Catalano (sigh).

As a teenager living in the suburbs of St. Louis, attending a small, private school, I feel like my friends and I were caught somewhere between the fashion styles of Nirvana grunge and the preppy school-girl look worn by Alicia Silverstone in Clueless.  The complications of this fashion sense were compounded by the fact that we couldn't wear shorts or skirts more than three inches above our knees at school.  This resulted in some kind of middle ground fashion that involved high waisted baggy jeans, plaid flannel shirts and, unfortunately, braided belts, or plaid skirts, tights and doc martens.  And we hadn't exactly mastered the best way to layer our hair.  

The 90's itself was kind of a misfit decade in it's own right and between breaking away from the neon and lycra of the 80's and the end of the 20th century, the style of the 90's ended up as a sort of non-style and was, compared to earlier decades, almost forgettable.  (Which isn't necessarily a bad thing considering none of us had met a CHI flat iron or knew what a VPL was due to the enormous amount of excess fabric in our pants).  Thankfully, this morning, I could simply turn my radio up and blast The Cranberries, just like I did back in the day...but with much better hair and some fierce jeans.

In honor of our misfit decade, a collection of memories:

{images top left, clockwise: plaid shirtthe cranberries no need to arguemotorola beeper


Monday, September 20, 2010

Fabric Love...

Last week, Design*Sponge posted a fabulous Top 20 list on fabric resources.  I then spent way too much time scouring the web, drooling over the plethora of incredible fabric choices.  I would really love to use these Liberty of London fabrics to create a flag bunting for parties.  Aren't they dreamy?

{fabric images found at purl soho}

Don't miss out on these valuable resource posts from Design*Sponge.  You can also view the Top 50 Wallpaper Resources and today's Top 10 Paint Resources!  Happy decorating!

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