Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm Stuck On *R*

Over on the House on Hill Road blog I found a picture of one of her walls that has sent me in an Ebay/Etsy frenzy. Maybe you can guess why....No I haven't been on the hunt for H's, I've been looking for R's! Now my collection isn't as large as this one, but i've been at it for at least a year, and let me tell you, it's hard to find them! Or at least it's hard to find ones that I like. This is what I've got so far. What do you think?
I've got a couple of favorites in there of course, but for the most part, I heart them all for their own reasons. I've gotten a few off of ebay and a couple from Etsy, including my absolute favorite of the group(smallish wire one near the middle). Andrew has actually found 4 or 5 of them at the scrap yard, which has worked out wonderfully for me. Last night my Mom and I decopauged some of them, which greatly improved the overall look. The polka dot one in the middle is my favorite from the last night's bunch, and the cute pink and green collaged one up at the top was a personalized creation of the wonderful Wendy Lady :o) This collection has moved around quite a bit in this home, but I think it's gonna stick on this wall. Lots of room to grow, but enough focus to catch your attention when I see it. It really fills up that big empty blue space I had going. Dylan even noticed it this morning. It was cute to watch him just stand and stare at it for about a minute. That kid doesn't miss a thing.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Can't Wait To Get Home!

This trip to Utah has been amazing. As if seeing the incredible homes of some of my relatives isn't enough, the shops out here are to die for! I'm so excited to get home with all of my great finds! I've got so many ideas of things I want to do. This has been the perfect inspirational trip. I'll have pictures up of some of my fun new doohickeys and such soon, along with the great rooms in my Aunt's house that I've been able to stare at for the last week. Fun fun!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A New Love

One of my favorite things to do is look through decorating blogs while listening to mellow music, and I have found the perfect combination. The Weepies-Love Doesn't Last Too Long mixed with an overdose of Design Is Mine created by Summer Allen-Gibson. I have been going through all of her old posts for the last 4 days, and I still have so much more to see. I found out about D.I.M. through one of my other favorites, Decorology. It takes me quite a while to find blogs that I can consistently enjoy, but once I do, I'm hooked, and these two are winners. Summer jumps all around with her posts, going from everyday home design to Etsy choices, and Thoughts/Photos of the Day to a love of all things Moustache related. She pulls pictures and ideas from everywhere, and then wraps it up in a perfectly quirky bow. So much fun. Anyway, just wanted to share. Here are some posts on her site that I adore....

"ten images of inspiration : life's a party"

"interior inspiration : studio spaces"

"photographs of cupcakes."

"flickr photo of the day : self"

(yum, strawberry bundt cake)