Friday, July 31, 2009
To begin to discover that ... to see it unfold, however hesitantly ... is a hopeful thing to witness. It speaks to the fact that it is never, ever to late to wake up that part of you that has perhaps lain dormant. Waiting.
This picture, this needs-no-words photo, is hers. I have never met this flower before, this single flower as beautiful as it is for no particular reason at all ... except that the world is absolutely full of riches like it, and the only sorrow lies in their living and dying unseen. Artists, lucky for the rest of us, possess the eyes to see it. The heart to show it, to say it, see it.
My friend is an artist. Though she hardly knows it yet, she is an artist.
And I am proud of her.
They remind me of both the classic Laura Ashley No. 1 flowered bottle (why didn't I buy this 15 years ago when I could have had it for less than $175?!), and for some reason also the Stila cologne bottles.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
"Something Blue" gift wrap from "Pop Ink", available at French Paper, home to a confectionary assortment of wonderful things. You simply must visit.
But as I said ... I LOVE THIS! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, THIS! If the walls of my imagination are wallpapered, they are wallpapered in this. This is so perfect I am almost weeping. What a girl I am, huh?
It's a good thing that being a girl is so darn GREAT.
p.s. I am watching Bonnie Hunt right now (she's the best). Kristen Chenowth is a guest, with her fluffy white dog "Madeline Kahn Chenoweth".
I love this, too!
Once Upon A Button clearly has cute down to a science. How else to explain all this deliciousness? My favorites are the deer, the brown-on-pink silhouettes (unexpected and therefore cool), the little shoes on yellow. And of course the Red Riding Hood, top hand right.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Dollies collage sheet
From the pacifier clips ...
... the badge clips w/creels ...
... and the large assortment of ponytail holders, this shop is a sight for sore peepers!
Being a sucker for anything Alice, vintage nursery, bluebirds and seahorses (let's bring seahorses back!), I was hooked pretty quickly.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I have been spending a LOT of time at my other blog lately, which involves corresponding with Corgi owners who want to share their dogs at the site.
Corgis are my favorite breed. I am officially Corgi Crazy. The first time I ever held a Corgi puppy I nearly fainted from happiness. (True story).
If you have a Corgi, or know somebody who does, please share the blog with them. A recent Dog of the Day post featured Alicia Paulson's own Clover Meadow. (Yes, Alicia Paulson of posie gets cozy fame!)
Since it is a daily (M-F) site, I am always looking for more Corgage.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
by Gracious May:
Clockwise from top left: Chocolate and Strawberries Maryjane, Cherry Blossom Maryjane, Simple Organic Loafer, Robot Canvas Loafer.
I sometimes wander (OK, I go on purpose) over to the baby shoe area in department stores. Just to look. I've got no babies to buy for, I'm just perusing for pleasure. Maybe I should find some babies to buy for?
Still more etsy goodness, by smallbeans:
Clockwise from top left: Cherry Cupcake, Apple Green, Addison.
Clockwise, from top left: Happy Sprockets, Now I Know My ABC's, The Big Apple.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I watch way too much TV, but 60 gooey-good seconds like these compensate for hours of potential brain decay:
Oooh, I am feeling so French. Well, I am already French but I am feeling somehow French-ier. More Continental, non?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Child of Fantasy by ♥petaliferous♥ on Polyvore.com
Bookmark III - Mere and Little by ♥petaliferous♥ on Polyvore.com
[Pastel Green PPB] by ♥petaliferous♥ on Polyvore.com
I hadn't visited polyvore in a long while, and these pieces by member petaliferous were a nice surprise. Pretty!
These designers are mad geniuses with an unerring sense of The Cute. They are going to take over the Universe with their Cute! Make them stop!
(Or not :).
Monday, July 20, 2009
Cece Marie blogs out of her Northern California home, where she runs All Dolled Up, an on-line cottage industry business making almost-unbelievably cute things from her own original patterns: aprons, totebags, skirts, handbags and flower pins, as well as original artwork. It's clear that her myriad influences show up in her homespun creations. Here are just a few examples:
L: Delilah Tulip Wrap Skirt R: White Cherries "Le Flirt" Apron
Cece is also a fellow "magazine magpie": somebody who scouts for inspiration via images. Like many of us, she is probably absolutely compelled to share them, to show what she likes, to say something about them. It is a real joy to do this, and in that way we flock together, birds of a common feather!
I've scrolled through dozens of her blog pages that make me want to stand up and cheer. "I love that, oh no wait I love that even MORE!" Best of all, she shares my fondness for yellow houses, pale pink and an undying love of the red and white kitchen.
Really, is there anything more cheerful than a red and white kitchen? Hardly. Does the world need more red and white kitchens? Absolutely.
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