I had fun looking for ideas of Halloween party decor. Not that I’m actually throwing one, or ever have for that matter.
But a girl can dream…
See the whole post over on Poppytalk.
Does anyone else out there have a thing for cheese?
Except for a weird aversion to the stuff during the first trimester of my pregnancy, I’ve always had a love for cheese. When I was a kid, I’d even devour those fake slices sandwiched between plastic or the foamy kind you squeeze out of a can.
I’ve definitely become pickier as an adult. I don’t like that American style of Mexican food where everything is swimming in globs of mild cheddar, for example. And I don’t like anything labeled “cheese food”. But I still love some good cheese. Brie, romano, jarlsberg, and feta are some of my staples. I wish I had the budget and access to buy small nibbles of all different kinds on a regular basis: gjetost, chevre, havarti with dill, aged gouda, etc… Working in a gourmet cheese shop would be amazing!
That being said, I’ve been cutting down on my cheese intake lately for health reasons. Oh – the things you do for a baby! But a little bit here and there doesn’t hurt, right?
All images by Katie Quinn Davies. That top one is so beautiful… it looks like an old Dutch painting, don’t you think?
I’ve got Vandercooks on the brain.
For pretty photos and some handy information on these letterpresses, see my latest post over on Poppytalk. Also check out my Stationery Business classes on atly.com.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Although Friday ended up being a bad day for me, Saturday and Sunday made up for it. We made some good progress on the reno, relaxed with a couple of romantic comedies, got teary eyed while the children at church sang in their annual program, hung out with family, and ate some delicious food (calzones and trifle).
What did you do over the weekend?
This is my favorite living room ever. I first saw it in Domino Magazine years ago and tore it out for my old-school tear sheet binder. What do I love? The white & wood color scheme with pops of color (mainly red), the rustic beams, the casually slip-covered couch with its varied pillows, the ethnic rug, the sheepskin, the books and artwork covering the walls, the red pouf, the and the fantastic light…. the only things I would add are more green plants and a TV.
|Home of Lila & Tom via Design*Sponge|
|Fine Little Day|
|Home of the owners of the Brooklyn Home Company via Design*Sponge|
|Home of the owners of Horne via Design*Sponge|
|Loft Life via SFGirlByBay|
|Marie Claire Maison|
|Home of Emily Henderson via SeeSaw|
A Little Romance is a fantastic little movie I’d never heard of until recently. Diane Lane and Thelonius Bernard play a young American girl and French boy who fall in love. They’re both so smart and sweet without being cloying. In fact, both won awards for their performances (as did the musical score and the screenplay). Lawrence Olivier also stars as an older gentleman who befriends them. And the entire film takes place on beautiful locations in France and Italy!
p.s. My mom lived in Paris as an adolescent just like Diane Lane’s character, and it’s uncanny how much they look alike at that age.
If you live in or near New York City, go visit Paper Love in Park Slope pronto! Kirk and I have visited a couple of times when we’re in town, and I can vouch for its charm and fantastic selection of pretty paper goods. Alison (the owner) is moving on to other projects and closing down the shop, so I think you’ll need to head over there in the next few days if you want a chance to see it. (I have a feeling you might be able to score some great deals as well…)
I did a little round-up of Halloween cards over on Poppytalk. I hope it’s not too tacky that I included a card that I drew myself! Oh well — since I already did that, I may as well let you know that it’s available in our shop.
///// a few of my current favorites /////
+ homemade zucchini bread
+ Joanna’s birth story
+ drawing dog portraits
+ this article about “real life”
|Via Decor8 via Living Etc|
I would absolutely LOVE to have this kitchen. But right now, I think I’d be happy with practically any kitchen…as long as it’s my own. See more pretty interiors in white & wood over on my newest Poppytalk contributor post.