Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Album of the Week: Watching Time Run

I know this is a bit out of order, but I just had to post what I've been listening to recently. This is Steve Moakler's second album, and it's simply amazing.

You should take a listen! Starting with this one.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Birdcage, or Light Fixture?

I love the new ideas people have for displaying candles. They are always so much more creative than I am. Not that I'm jealous or anything. I can still copy shamelessly.

Like this:

So cool!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Vintage Christmas

Each Christmas, my mom alternates between "vintage Christmas" and "conventional Christmas" decorations for our house. Some years, the tree is adorned with the gingerbread and peppermint ornamanets my sisters and I made in preschool, and the baubles that chronicle our family's journey through the years. Other years, my mom decorates with unique, vintage ornaments and trinkets that gives our home a fun, aged feel. This year, we're going vintage!

Here are some pictures of our decorations: (Please excuse the iPhone pictures, that's what I'm left with since my camera was stolen this summer.)

Our Christmas tree, with vintage ornaments.

There are six of these trees that frame our mantel.

Garland winds up our staircase, with vintage Christmas postcards attached in it. I've decided the "Cheerio!" postcard is my favorite!

The first picture is of the setup in our entryway, and the second is of our chest of drawers in the dining room. (Notice the inscription? My grandpa, a furniture manufacturer, had that engraved before he gave it to us many years ago.)

Garland and vintage tins wrapped together on top of the cabinets in the kitchen.

On the ledge in front of the sink, my mom has set up a little village of houses, which are covered in glitter (and charm). My terrible iPhone pictures do not adequately show you how completely charming these little structures are. I wish we could keep them up all year long!

This is hands down my favorite touch of Christmas in our entire house. My mom tied tiny, little vintage bells to the chandelier in our dining room. I think they are so quaint!

I think this post wins for most pictures. (Sorry?)

Headboard Pinspriation

As I'm sure many of you in the blog world know, Pinterest is just about the coolest thing ever. It is an amazing hub of inspiration, filled with beautiful things that you will probably

 a) never own
 b) never do
 c) never wear
 d) never accomplish

BUT it's still fun to look at!

Anyway, I found these pictures this week of some really unique ways of repurposing different materials to make a headboard. I would love to have this in my house someday! (Will it actually happen? We'll see....)

Old doors and shutters! It doesn't get any better than that!
Except for maybe what I already talked about here?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Just For You, SQ

So, my friend today, for the second time in a couple weeks, berated me about not blogging in a while. She was tired of seeing my "chevron+initial" post, and wanted something new. So, this is just for you, Miss SQ.

P.S. You guys should really check out her blog! It's really fun, and always interesting. I'm sure it'll get even more interesting within the next few weeks, because she'll be studying abroad in London this semester! Check it out here.

I know I've mentioned it before on here, but I am more than slightly obsessed with doors. So, here are some pictures of some beauts I've found recently!

As you guys could probably tell, I'm on a "panes" kick. I love glass, what can I say? I think it makes a home look welcoming and inviting!