what do you think…can life & happiness be as simple as “eat well travel often”? it sounds like a good plan to me!
i happened to wake up early this morning – as in, early enough to catch the sunrise. i don’t know about you, but i rarely have time to appreciate a beautiful sunrise – this is something usually reserved for vacation when you have nothing more pressing to do than watch the sunrise (and with full knowledge that you can take a nap later!)
time to rise + shine!
[images above, from top: by lobotomy-t on deviant art; via megan miller's pinterest board; creative monsoon's flickr photostream; via damiec's flickr photostream; rise + shine print at one sydney road; via ben heine's flickr photostream; here comes the sun print at colorbee]
it’s been awhile since i did a cool etsy finds post – with the cold weather a-brewing, i’ve got chunky knit throws and cableknit sweaters on the mind! i wish i could say that i know how to knit but my utter lack of patience has prevented me from learning the craft. until i learn, i guess i’ll just stick to enjoying others work!
[image above, clockwise from top left: the knitter (set of 3 prints) from sixth + main; porcelain knitware vase from alyssa ettinger; knitted handbag from nzl bags; knit stitch letterpress print from ps press; cable knit cushion from strikk; the kitsilano cowl from kove]
it’s funny how certain images can send shivers up your spine…just a simple white night dress can bring up images of lizzy borden. and don’t even get me started on the creepiness of doll faces.
taken in a different setting some of these things may not have that creepy feeling…but combined…ooOOOOooooOOOOoooo!
[cool etsy finds, clockwise from top left: marching ants belt buckle from tara gilchrist; bed bug poison bottle from w.u.s.s.; crows raven song music vintage style from gothicrow; vintage 1950s lizzy bennet dressing gown from small earth vintage; doorway through the viewfinder into the macabre photo from little put shop; 3 frozen charlotte heads from okiedokieartichoky]
don’t you love the allure of air mail – the thought of sending or receiving mail from far flung places. although, given the choice, i’m pretty sure we’d all prefer to be sending it! if you could go anywhere, where would you travel? for me, it would be anywhere in europe (although i’d love to start with italy!)
[cool etsy finds, clockwise from top left: japanese cotton linen fabric from felicity fabrics; set of mail packets from ephemerapost; vintage gummed labels from boston bag lady; us mail air mail slot from old green canoe; air mail japanese lunch bag from salt atelier; vintage air mail bias from unique + shiny]
as much as i say i don’t like fall, it really only has to do with the colder weather…i can’t help but love the colors of autumn. seeing the leaves change color, snuggling under a cozy throw, carving pumpkins…just a few of my favorite fall activities. this year i’d love to add apple picking to that list!
what are you looking forward to this autumn?
[cool etsy finds, clockwise from top left: hydrangea, the umpossible photo from raceytay; vintage 60's vera scarf from sassy sister vintage; rustic candleholder trio from the bent tree gallery; sugar maple leaf brooch from artisan handcrafted jewelry; autumn print from little types]
how absolutely fun is the graph paper bedding?? it’s like nerd chic – love it!
[cool etsy finds, clockwise from top left: simple note pad fabric from nothing elegant; vintage graph paper magnets from sushipot; pencil case from made by anna; vintage butterflies mix from scrap shoppe; graph paper & paper button garland from packagery]
august seemed to fly by – it’s hard to believe it’s september already! i’m thinking i better start getting used to the idea of fall! for some reason, i’ve been completely drawn to plaid lately – think i need to get myself a cute plaid shirt or bag for fall – that’ll help make my transition easier!! (grin)
oh and had to tell you – just started ordering product for the store!!! only 6 more weeks or so…
[cool etsy finds, clockwise from top left: nostalgic photo from f2 images; textbook oxfords from modern library; plaid envelope seals from k is for calligraphy; highlander vertical plaid messenger bag from kibber; plaid print from stone the kid]
it’s hard for me to believe – but kids are going back to school! some are already back. before september?? that seems cruel – august is still summer – school shouldn’t be in session when the pools are still open!!
i have to say that one of my fave things as a kid was going school supply shopping. not sure what it was – maybe it was the possibilities they offered. and of course finding the coolest folder! how about you – what were your fave supplies?
[cool etsy finds, clockwise from top left: recycled paper pencils from from soul; preppy leather journal from peaseblossom studio; suede leather messenger bag from kibber; scissors print from virginia kraljevic; three photo from hula70]