March 30, 2010

a place of luxury

Do you make the bed every day? Most days? Ever?

Are you a top sheet tucker? Do you use a comforter? Quilt? Duvet?

I won't ask about sleepwear, or lack thereof - that's another post.

Jessica, of scrumdillydilly, has taken the art of making the bed to a Whole. New. Level. I love her mix of patterns, never-the-same-bed-twice approach to what many view as either complete drudgery, or a meticulous exercise in thread counting precision, Martha style. Check out these exuberant examples of Jessica's happy place:  

all photos here

My version isn't nearly as colorful - yet - but I'm "curating" a collection of fun and funky vintage one-off linens that will someday allow me to create my own scrumdillydilly {guest} beds.
need more scrumdillydilly beds? Get the calendar here.

The bed has become a place of luxury to me! 
I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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March 29, 2010

constant in happiness

This was my first(ish) idea for the hall at Moss Hill:

Okay, but not inspiring. I considered hanging my collection of mirrors and empty antique frames in the space. But before I got around to it, I pulled this gigantic chalkboard out of the garage and contemplated selling it on craigslist since I wasn't sure i could make it work . You all weighed in, and unanimously voted it a keeper. Jenny even offered examples.

So I gathered up images from all over the webz, and decided it definitely needed to be black. This led to an afternoon with chalkboard paint, which, I might add, is so black and thick and disaster-waiting-to-happen that it made me nervous just opening the can. But I soldiered on.

Then Rachel and/or Jennifer commented that it would look good hanging above an old school bench. I don't have an old school bench, but I DO have an old church pew, which has lived in the entry of the our past two homes. This is what I did yesterday:


Doesn't it look great? I LOVE it! It's really perfect for the space, and I'm so happy to finally have a place for this gem.

But wait, there's more!  I wanted a replacement for my old coffee table.  After spending my entire childhood with it, and then 15 years or so as an adult, I was just ready for a change.

Inspired by Jenny's AMAZING craigslist finds, I started trolling my local list.  That's where I found this:

I know what you're thinking: it doesn't look that different, you said you didn't want wood, blahblahblah. I know. I did say that. But it really is different. It's WAY bigger, it's a different style, it's a different wood. Blahblahblah. I love it. But if Jenny happens to find something better? I'll sell this one the same way I found it:  on craigslist

Speaking of which, I sold these 6 chairs and these 30 solar lights on craigslist today. Listed them Saturday night, they're gone today, and I'm $105 richer. Nice.

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

*Sorry these snaps suck, I was in a hurry and my camera died before i could take better ones.

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March 28, 2010

and one remembers

Have you seen the sweet work of artist Kit Chase? These are so adorable I could squeal:

All photos: trafalgar's square  

Stop by her Etsy shop and check out all her works. Hurry, she's got a Spring sale going on: Buy any 3 prints, and get any 4th print free! 

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
 - Yoko Ono

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March 24, 2010

the general joy

I have this:

I want something different. These are different:

mouse over photos for source

This one's available on craigslist for $60:

Hard to tell much about it, it's so buried in crap...

This one's only $25 - maybe painted it'd be marvelous?

No price on these, but the top right one is interesting, yes?

So, what do you all think?

I drink to the general joy of the whole table.
- William Shakespeare

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