We woke up to a completely white-washed landscape this morning. The ground, trees, houses and sky were completely dusted in a fresh coat of snow. As you know, I’m ready for spring. I’m ready for blue sky, green grass, spring flowers and color color color. Hopefully bits of color will start to show up soon as spring bulbs begin to pop up in our neck of the woods. For now it’s only peeking through on my blog as I dream about spring.
… Things were going so well! What the heck happened? Last Monday it was so beautiful, I walked to the library in a cardigan and blouse (and test drove Maya Necklace No. 3). It was sunny, beautiful and warm! Now it is once again frigid and frosty. Ugh. I want spring to get here again. I’m tired of being cooped up.
What are you looking forward to most this spring?
I have had this project in my head for quite a while now, and finally today I got to work on making it a reality. I need to do some major prototyping to get it just right before I’m ready to make these onesies and t-shirts available. But I can tell you they will be (for the most part) organic and made from vintage and reclaimed fabric. I’m hoping to launch my line for little fawns this summer. Stay tuned!
I had to share just a few more things we picks up this weekend. I still haven’t even finished sorting through all my bags and I need to decide what I’m keeping and what I’m going to find new homes for.
We were fascinated with a collection of vintage tools in the original boxes. We took home quite a few, including this staple gun. I’m really tempted to keep it, but we already have one, so we’ll see.
More vintage fabric for my collection. Can’t wait to use these teeny tiny florals on some summer projects. I also got a yard in green and some mid-century fabric with plum tones and metallic gold details. Perfect for autumn.
Since I am not expert when it comes to vintage cameras, I know this Kodak kit will be ending up in my shop. It looks to be in great condition, but I’m not sure how to get it in working order. I’m hoping someone will take it home and put it to good use. On the right is a “cutting blade” according to the envelope. It was in the tool chest. I’m not sure what it is for, but I thought the shape was cool.
A handful of antique kitchen tools ended up in our trunk. I loved the primary colors on the handle of this mixer. They will be in the shop soon.
And one of my other big finds was this set of mocha melmac bowls, cups and serving ware. I think the color is like creamy hot chocolate and it’s in lovely condition. We simply don’t have a place for it in our cupboards, but I know someone out there will love it and use it. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew it had to leave with me.
There is so much more stuff. I also got a vintage bulletin board map of the US, a pair of aqua thurmoses, a tiny antique razor, another vintage metal storage box (as if we needed another) and a lovely square mid-century ottoman I’ll be refinishing this summer for the office. It’s nice to have room to store it all finally! Now to find the time…
We spent the day doing some treasure hunting. Outside at a sale we found a vintage, industrial tool chest buried under some items. It was marked low and we loved it. Little did we know it was more than just the chest we are buying. The drawers are packed full or little pieces and parts, tiny boxes and collections of small tools. We had a blast hunting through the drawers when we got it home and making little discoveries.
And the unbelievable price? It cost us a whole $3. The chest and it’s entire contents.
More photos under the cut….
My college roommate Christa Kimble is an amazing wedding photographer and the sweetest person you will ever meet. Yesterday an adorable engagement shoot she did at the Ohio State Fair was featured on Green Wedding Shoes! It’s such a sweet session. So much personality and such a cute couple! Congrats Christa! Can’t wait to see their wedding photos!
Every so often our amazing wedding photographer Christina Gilchrist is inspired to go back through her film and find little gems she may not have noticed before, or re-edits photos from our wedding. She is always sweet enough to send them along to us which is a lovely way to re-live little moments from our wedding.
Here are some of my new favorites from this bunch…
It’s that time again! These 2 months worked out really well so I’ll be keeping this format for awhile. I will also be keeping the same very affordable rates in order to make this a reasonable option for small businesses. Along with the rotating sidebar banner, you will also be featured in a handful of sponsor features throughout the 2 month period.
If you have any questions or would like to book your your spot for April & May please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots tend to fill fairly quickly (especially the larger size), so don’t wait!
Jared sometimes surprises me with his amazing taste. Yesterday he sent me this Crane Light from YES. He thought it would be a perfect reading light for my side of the bed. So sweet and perfectly selected! We will certainly be keeping this in mind when we start to work on designing the master bedroom.