Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chair, there, and everywhere.

What a conversation piece! Spied on sweet and subtle blog stipje. Fantastic use of vintage image ... I guess I just never think of images in that way. When I think print and pattern I don't think of things like this ... but it is beguiling.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cover Story

A cover like this one makes me want to pick up the book and find a comfy seat so I can thumb through it, savoring each page. Not just because there's a dog on it, either (though of course that helps. That always helps).

The author Tara Guerard is a big-time event planner in the Southeast, apparently.

While I admire a big fancy event, if I were ever to marry again I'd want the pleasure of planning my own modest event. It would be a daisies and tulips type of wedding, in a small chapel or church. I am a little bit hooked on the whole IDEA of a wedding, much less so on the idea of actually pledging my eternal troth again.

But hey ... it could happen. If George Clooney ever comes to his senses, for heaven's sake, I might just still be available.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Good gear.

Although there is no doubt I'd look like a bloated lemon bursting at the seams in this J. Crew jacket, I really like it. Could be because it snowed here today in the greater Boston area -- BEFORE HALLOWEEN, which is just plain wrong -- and I need a shot of color in the midst of this sea of gray and white.

The fall colors are still on the trees but somehow they don't look quite as nice with a layer of snow icing.

I would argue, though, that I like this jacket because a) it's kind of boyish in an Audrey-Hepburn/gamine way, b) it's like a world-gone-slightly-mad version of the peacoat (beautiful but a bit boring), and c) it's a color that would gamely stand up to the worst weather New England can hand out.

Which frankly, can be pretty bad.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Very cute "British Collection" jewelry from Anna Lou of London. Think crowns, Queens, corgis! Luverly.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New England Autumn

Aroostook County, Maine: October 10, 2009

Beauty in chaos and transformation: these maize-yellow leaves rustled and danced, and one by one they fell free of the tree. What painterly beauty, against the wind-whipped blue of the sky!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

etsy joy: cozymemories

One of the cutest and most original pin cushions I've ever seen! From cozymemories' etsy shop.