Hope you all had a lovely week and have fun things planned for this weekend. I think Jared and I have a treasure hunting date on Saturday morning but other than that it’s continued house hunting for us (It’s a long story. To put it short, we found a house, but we are the secondary buyer. So unless something happens with their primary buyer, we’re out of luck).
Some links to start your weekend…
Photo by breathing exercise via flickr.
Amy (of Ponder & Stitch) and I share a common love for beautiful vintage textiles. If like us, you can’t get enough of beautiful, soft florals this summer, you should really take a trip over to her shop. I adore this peach and orange lattice patterned cuff (and matching clutch). Did I mention Amy is one of the sweetest etsy sellers I know?
Last weekend while visiting my grandma and grandpa, my grandma sent me home with some amazingly beautiful antiques. She’s had this tool carrier in her bathroom for as long as I can remember (and I believe it once held potted plants in my lifetime). It’s made of planks from a shipping crate and still has bits and pieces of worn type printed on it. I don’t know where it’s going to go yet, but I’m sure we’ll find the perfect place for it.
The other item was a very old embroidered table runner from “the old country”. It’s a little too worn to use on a table so I’m trying to figure out a use for it. My grandma suggested a curtain for a kitchen window. Any other ideas? It’s pretty long and thin.
Two of my biggest weaknesses, bags and jewelry. Rennes does it so so so right. Simple, functional and beautiful. Her eye for textiles is amazing and all of the bags are perfectly classic and could be used for years (I can see them being a bag a future granddaughter would find 40 years from now and want to use). Take a peek at her website and etsy shop for more beautiful bag and things.
Speaking of granddaughters, I have some pictures of some beautiful antiques my grandma sent home with me last weekend. I’ll be posting those later today.
My birthday present to my self this year was a pair of mid-century side chairs that practically seemed fated to be mine. I mentioned them awhile back, and had a big photo session yesterday trying to catch up with all the posts I have been promising. The guy I bought them for stripped them and refinished them and stripped off 14 layers of old upholstery and discovered the original vinyl-like material at the bottom. They are in beautiful shape but I think eventually I would like to re-stain them a little darker and richer (yes? no? What do you think?) and I’m on the hunt for some gorgeous fabric for the seats.
Well, I finally got around to taking some photos of the issue of Portland Bride & Groom (which came out in May) that our wedding was featured in. Sorry, it took so long. Jared and have been so busy and time just seems to fly these days. Anyways, the issue is available on newsstands in Oregon (and apparently some parts of Washington and California) until the winter issue comes out.
Open up to the table of contents and hey! Check that out! Real weddings on page 25!
The first 2 pages have our bio (which is so corny and pretty outdated since we wrote it for the application back in October). Big photo of the ceremony. One of Jared’s poor brothers ended up in the gutter of the magazine and disappears completely unless you really open the magazine up wide.
Second page with one of our Holga shots and some more detail photos.
And a selection of our amazing vendors! I wish they could have featured more vendors, but I know they are limited on space.
Overall, I’m very pleased. Naturally being the person I am, I wish I could have edited it myself and selected which photographs would be featured, but at least Jared or I don’t look like a goober. HUGE congrats to Christina, our amazing photographer! You totally deserve it!
My brother-in-law just posted this picture of a bunch of us doing the tourist-y thing in Cleveland a couple of weeks back and I had to share. That’s Jared and I looking like total vampires in the middle with two of Jared’s brothers, our sister-in-law, soon to be sister-in-law and adorable new niece, Sophie. We went up to the observation deck at Terminal Tower and spent a couple of hours at the Tall Ships Festival on the lake before heading to a Mexican restaurant to eat and sit in the air conditioning.
I have a bunch of good stuff lined up for this week, including the spread from Portland Bride & Groom Magazine (finally…) and some beautiful antique treasures my Grandma sent me home with. Oh! And pictures of my new mid-century side chairs! I’ve been a busy girl with the camera today. See you tomorrow!
I spotted this photo on Simple Blueprint today and I’m suddenly in the mood for autumn! I would so love a pair of beautiful beaded moccasins like these from House of Harlow 1960. I would run around everywhere on (dry) autumn days in them. They are so gorgeous, earthy, colorful and look super comfortable. With this awful humidity we’ve been having here in Ohio, I welcome fall, just not winter.
At first I wasn’t sure if these were real or a digital image, but it seems these ribbon sculptures by Baku Maeda of Ribbonesia are in fact real! Each animal is different and he continues to create new animals and new “expressions”. I had a hard time picking favorites, so here are a few more I liked. Check out the blog for more ribbon animals.
Sorry about yesterday. I was out of town unexpectedly again working on some new prototypes for Outrageous Dog‘s fall line. I’m back now, but I’m so nervous and very busy. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to share good news with you all. In the mean time, cross your fingers for us and I’ll continue to post beautiful things to keep my mind off this waiting game.
I’m off to eat breakfast and do some cleaning while I ponder today’s posts.
Photo by Sydstarrr via flickr.