Saturday, March 21, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
that morning, before all things wedding began, we went to the seagrass cafe in solana beach. highly recommended by my mother in law, they have excellant crab cake benedict! we took a couple funny shots...
it was a sparsely photographed weekend, as far as my camera goes, but many more pictures were taken & are holed up in my parents computer in ca. we were quite busy with family visiting & crafty undertakings, but i guess i'll have to post on those when i can get my hands on them next week. today is saturday & we will be back in ca for wedding #2 in a mere 4 days! hooray for more sunshine! :)
i am convinced that 2/3rds of every cool vintage thing i’ve ever admired has and will be passed through their doors. vintage jadite, anchor hocking dishware & retro pyrex, tattered and oh-so-cool books & paper ephemera, sewing notions and linens… all reliably unearthed at this wonderful place! so- i conclude that one thrift store is not the same as the next. if there was ever a store to inspire me to open my own vintage goods retail shop, it would be this one!
here are a few pics of the 12” mid-century cram’s globe i just picked up this weekend for no less than $6. this exact one (pictured below) is currently selling on etsy for $65! i’ve so often admired them, & this one has great color. yes, it made for an awkward carry-on on the flight home, but oh so worth it! :)
again, my claim is nil on the photo credits. all the preceding pics were culled from sites like domino (rip), design sponge, apartment therapy & a zillion other design blogs... sorry, i wish i coulld be more specific! it just confirms the spirit in which these images were saved.. impulsively! i hope to be making a "blogs i follow" listing soon to make a one stop blog shop (at least for me!) to share these inspirational sources. for now, i like to think of this blog as my personal "deco file," (that should make sense to all you domino readers.) a little online inspiration bank where i can stash these ideas and save up for the day my fixer upper is in hand! hope you enjoyed!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
-sleeping in too late (it’s dark so late here!) & rushing out the door in the mornings.
-trudging off to valiantly battle traffic and fend cube from email assailants with all salvageable sanity.
-thrice weekly “lunch dates” …to add a little sunshine to the late morning no matter the weather. :)
-combating colds & ducking layoff radars…whew!
-homemade veggie soup.
-counting our blessings; home, job, family & salvation. amen.
-pinching our pennies & vacation hours in prep for the 2 california weddings this march!
-getting excited about our skips down to the land of warm pavement & del taco! hooray! t-minus 3 days & counting till wedding #1!
-savoring our saturday morning visits to our favorite pastry shop.
-whittling away in front of lost season 2.
-savoring a few sweet “dink nights” here & there, out & about the city.
-scouring the web for a house… then realizing that we are still 6 months from buying… (a pattern i am in the habit of repeating each day at around 9:45 & 2)
-coping …as is evident by the last 4 blog entries. …then marking off each day on my 3 desk calendars.
-wading elbow-deep in a zillion different design blogs. :) ...a hobby of mine.
-(hence) organizing & reorganizing our increasingly cluttered, lil’ postage stamp of a room.
-struggling to adhere to a strict interpretation of what expense (likely) is and what might not be considered as part of my monthly allowance?
-awaiting an engine for paolo, our mini cooper! hooray!
-this jacket. :)
-working on projects till sore in the fingers & crossed in the eyes!
-treasuring friends & church amidst the last weeks of a snowy/drippy seattle winter.
-discovering a love for pellegrino and the proper pronunciation of rooibos tea.
yup, we’re just chippin away & plugging along as two happy dinks, undoubtedly blessed by grace and the Lord’s providence. ho hum, blessedness. :)
(yellow canary image by this tallented artist found here)