2.09.2016

Anna Maria Horner Well Composed Blouse

I was looking at some lovely Liberty projects online the other day and found this fantastic top made by Melissa at Polka Dot Chair.  She used the Well Composed Blouse pattern by Anna Maria Horner.  Find it here.  I really want this blouse!  Will someone make one for me?


2.03.2016

Williams-Sonoma Spring Garden

We were in Bellevue (Seattle area) over the weekend and go to do some fun shopping.  At Williams-Sonoma we saw their adorable Easter dinnerware.  I loved this Spring Garden platter, but it was a little pricey...  So we picked up a couple of salad plates.  I can't get over how cute the bunny is!


2.01.2016

Cabinet Houses

I had not heard of cabinet houses before discovering Liberty's new collection.  They are fascinating little doll houses and miniature rooms made in cabinets in the 1700s and 1800s.  Here are some great examples.  The first is called the Killer Cabinet (named for the owner) from the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The other two examples are from the Rijksmuseum.  Such a fun idea.




1.29.2016

The Chesham Cabinet Collection

Liberty has a fantastic new line called the Chesham Cabinet Collection.  The designs are based on antique doll houses and cabinet houses.  That was so interesting to me because of my family's interest in the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  Beautiful fabric, as always.



1.28.2016

Guru Donuts

Since we've moved to Wenatchee, our drives home to Utah have taken us through Boise.  Sharing a space with the Boise Fry Company is the fabulous Guru Donuts.  This is a picture of mine - it's hipsterberry flavored (berry and lavender), and it's so good.


1.27.2016

S.D. Evans

I've been kind of obsessed with the flying geese quilt pattern lately.  In looking for some modern examples, I came across the work of S.D. Evans.  She makes beautiful quilts like these.




1.26.2016

Cherry M&Ms

M&Ms has made a cherry version of their candy for Valentine's Day.  They are yummy!  They're bigger - like my other favorite, the coconut ones.  So sweet.


1.25.2016

Old Navy Tops

Old Navy has such lovely prints right now - but such weird silhouettes.  This top has owls and rabbits, and I got it for $8.  It's a strange trapeze shape, so I think I'll take in the sides and wear it under a cardigan...


1.22.2016

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition

Have you heard about this charming new edition of Harry Potter?  My mom and sister gave it to me for Chrstimas, and it is so fantastic.  Jim Kay's illustrations are lovely.  I'm enjoying reading the book again.


1.21.2016

Shop Londons

Our Christmas ended up being thrown off a bit by our trip to Florida, so many of our gifts arrived into the new year.  One of my orders was from Shop Londons - a great resource for perfumes, soaps, etc., from London.  I needed new perfume, and I love Penhaligon's.  Their scents are complex but subtle.  Malabah has become my signature scent, but I also ordered a sample library to try out some of their new scents.  And I got this great detangling comb handmade by Kent.