April 30, 2009

tangerine dress

Since my days in non-maternity wear are numbered, can someone please do me a favor and get this dress?

It's just too darn pretty to go unworn...


(Fiji Dress by Modaspia at CandyStore Collective)
Via Oh Joy!

April 29, 2009

spotlight: dottie angel

I think this is a pretty clever way to display photos of family and friends. Send in nine photos to Dottie Angel, and she'll make them into a lovely banner using bits of vintage fabrics.

(Custom Photo Banner by Dottie Angel)

For only $48, it's an inexpensive and one-of-a-kind way to display cherished photos.

April 28, 2009

design inspiration: tybee island renovation

From the pages of Coastal Living (March '09)... a few interior shots of a renovated hundred-year-old house. The beach house was given new life when the owners opened up the spaces, painted the walls a powdery white and brought in pops of bright colors. All the while, the goal was to keep the identity of the house as when it was first built. It's left me wanting to see more! (And oh, how I long for a trip to the beach!)

(A Light and Bright Kitchen with an adorable turquoise blue screen door to the pantry.)

(See walls of unpainted boards saved from the original house in a perfect example of Old Made New in a Dressing Area.)

(A Perfectly Positioned master suite in what used to be a wrap-around porch.)

For the rest of the photo portfolio (and to see before pics -- always a favorite of mine! -- click here.

(all photos by Richard Leo Johnson)

April 27, 2009

spotlight: she's crafty

Some irresistible handmade goodies for the bambinos...

From the very talented Hadley Fierlinger of She's Crafty.

Visit her Etsy shop for more great handmade goods.

April 24, 2009


Another weekend is upon us, dear readers. Have a lovely one!

See you next week!
xo, Kristin

(Free Spirit by Shirae)

See the rest of her collection here.

April 23, 2009

spotlight: city of dionne stationary

I simply cannot resist cute and unique stationary. The cards are hand-illustrated by the very talented Dionne (check out her blog!)

(Simple Joys in Life, set of 4 cards, $12.50)

See the rest of her collection here.

April 22, 2009

travel: waterfront cottage

I want to go there now...

A three-bedroom Maine cottage rental right on the water. Porches, a fireplace and nearby lobster bakes? I'm in!

(Maine Cottage Rental)

(PS - thank you, Liz Lemon, for giving me a cheeky line to say all. the. time.)

April 21, 2009

spotlight: periwinkle bloom

Have you seen the lovely collection of organic tots' attire from Periwinklebloom? I'm finding it hard to resist...

(Gathered Dress, $48; Bubble Dress, $62)

April 20, 2009

design inspiration: holly aird's london retreat

From the online gallery on Living Etc. ...when can I move in?

(A pretty flowery rug brightens up the neutrals of all those comfy pieces of upholstery.)

(A beautiful farm table gets a new lot on life.)

(I never would have thought to put a big photograph on the backsplash of the stove. And now I can't stop thinking about it)

(Such colorful bedding! I am loving that embroidered trim on the sheets.)

(I have never seen a pink tub. Nor have I loved a tub so much.)

(A perfectly playful child's room decked out in bright colors.)

To see the rest of the photos from this amazing house tour, please click here. I know you'll enjoy!

April 17, 2009


I'm hoping all of your weekend wishes come true.

See you next week!
xo, Kristin

(Everyone Needs a Wish Jar 5 x 7 print, $8, by Beth Retro)

I first saw Beth's work on Creature Comforts.

See the rest of her collection here.

April 16, 2009

spotlight: weeds & wild things

Hello, wee little village.
I'd like to take you home with me.

(Shelf City by Weeds and Wild Things on Etsy)

April 15, 2009

butterfly garland

I came across this butterfly garland at Via Maris NYC and think it is simply lovely...

(Butterfly Garland, 80" long x 7" high, $20)

April 14, 2009

spotlight: carol hannah

This silk chiffon dress - in a dreamy lavendar - is pretty as can be. It's just perfect for a summer wedding. I especially love the back...

(Lavendar Avenue Dress by CarolHannah, available at Etsy)

See the rest of the collection here.

April 13, 2009

design inspiration: child's room (and some news!)

I have some wonderful news, my dear readers... I'm pleased as punch to tell you that my husband and I are expecting twins this fall! We are beyond thrilled and a little nervous too, as I'm sure you can imagine. So, you'll definitely be seeing more baby/child themed posts as we move through this pregnancy and prepare our life for the little bundles.
Now more than ever, I am looking at kids' rooms with a whole new energy. I spied this wonderful vintage-inspired room and just had to share it with you.

Isn't it lovely?

(Vintage Child's Room from Country Living)

April 10, 2009

tgif + happy easter!

Wishing you and yours a fun-filled Easter.
(One that hopefully includes lots of chocolate!)

(Gosh, I love EVERY single photo she posts. I'd move in if I could!)

April 9, 2009

spotlight: print*pattern*paper

Such a cute, easy way to to decorate a child's room... I love these wall cards from Rebecca, the uber-talented artist at Print*Pattern*Paper.

Numbered 1 through 10, the cards feature adorable images and text. Kid-friendly yet not too saccharine, these card creations give the perfect dose of fun and color for the modern kid's room.

(Wall Cards from Print*Pattern*Paper)

Available in two sizes: 5x7 ($18) and 8x10 ($32)

April 7, 2009

design inspiration: photo gallery wall

Another brilliant arrangement of photos and artwork; this time winding up a staircase. (Amanda Peet's staircase!) I am so inspired by gallery walls like this (and this and this) -- I just have to do this somewhere in my house.

(Amanda Peet: House Tour via Domino Mag)

April 6, 2009

spotlight: elizabeth rosas earrings

These shimmering dangle earrings are pretty as can be. They're made with hand punched discs of silver with a snake skin-like texture. I think they'd add a bit of "wow" to any outfit.

(Dangle Earrings by eRosas Jewelry)

For more from her collection visit the shop.

April 3, 2009


Have a wonderful weekend!

(Grape Hyacinth by Hannie on Flickr)

April 2, 2009

spotlight: lamixx

Mama needs to update her wardrobe, and I have had my eye on this top for months. Every time I look at it, I think just how cute it would be with a pair of ballerina flats and black leggings.

I think it's time to bite the bullet...

(Check Mate Slanted Bow Top by Lamixx)

See the rest of Jacqueline Rose's collection here.

April 1, 2009

spotlight: bukushuns by djenya

I have never in my life "ooh-ed" out loud over bookends until I spotted these. Are they not the cleverest little things you've seen?

I'll just leave it to Djenya, the artist, to describe:

"Bukushuns - or Book Cushions - are hand-made ceramic bookends that look like soft little pillows. They are filled with sand and sealed, making them heavy enough to hold up your entire library. Can also be used as door-stops, paper-weights, or simply as decorative sculptures to put on your shelf."

(Bukushuns by Djenya on Etsy)