Wednesday, December 24, 2008

merry christmas y'all

Mr. and Mrs. Claus awaiting some re-gluing.

Apparently, this little girl is me ... blonde ponytail, pink dress and a book ... yup!

I like that this Santa is doing a little jig

My Mom has been busy finding new additions for our holiday decorations ... my favorite is the NOEL candle holders. No photos of any ornaments though ... Baxter thinks glass balls look like tasty treats so they are all put away for this year and only the top half of the tree is decorated ... he still gets presents in his stocking even though he has been naughty (the same presents as Molly, who is always good), because he is very nice and too cute to stay mad at!

Christmas Eve

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is watching "Christmas Past - Vintage Holiday Films" with my Mom. It is the most fun collection of silent Christmas shorts from 1901 - 1925 ... the clothes and toys are exquisite and every story is charming and comes complete with a happy ending ...

Sunday, December 21, 2008


aurelia and annalise

I wish these came in my size!
$25 on etsy

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


image via jessica pigza for d*s guest blog

I'm home for the holidays and bubbling over with happiness to be spending my days decorating with my Mom. In fact I am so happy that even not getting the job I was really really hoping for only set me back for a few hours, and the prospect of continued job hunting doesn't seem so bad when it's done by an awesome smelling Christmas tree (no fire, it's 75 degrees here!) and interspersed with scone baking, hanging strings of lights, shopping trips downtown and cuddling with my dogs.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

his & hers

via absolutelybeautifulthings

I am kind of obsessed with these mirrors. What a fantastic idea!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

book by its cover

via blackeiffel

I really want these books by Coralie Bickford-Smith on my shelf ... so pretty!


Here are some of the snowflakes Warren and I made... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

lucky girl

Today I had a job interview (yay!) but the best part of my day was waking up to see this note from Warren pasted across the mirror. He is so amazing. I love him so much, and I am a lucky girl to have him in my life.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Italian Vogue, March '08

Backstage at Balmain, Paris 1954
via coco+kelley

Glamorous dresses make me swoon. I love my jeans and t-shirts, but sometimes (ok, a lot) I wish the world was just a little bit fancier.

rainy day

Image by i.anton via OhJoy
Every once in a while, I love a good rainy day. Don't you?

happy hearts

from Color Me Katie

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Betty in Cloudland

I am in love with this piece by Su Blackwell (it is called Betty in Cloudland, how wonderful!). Papercutting is so much fun, but so scary, one slip of the x-acto knife and your done (unless you cheat and use tape!) But my favorite part is the shadows they create. I made a mini blizzard of paper snowflakes this weekend and suspended them from the ceiling with string ... I love watching their shadows move across the wall and if I can find the camera I might post a picture of them later!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


from Etsy seller Babetteworld

I. Want. This.

i believe in fairies

From Red Shoes Home Goods via Bliss

"simply just glue or tape to a wall and let the fairy's move in! comes with a little bike and some fairy dust that you park and sprinkle"

How cute is this fairy door? When I was little I used to search for fairies and even hid little notes under rocks and in trees (I read a lot and was a highly imaginative child). Once I found a little cluster of mercury in the bathroom from a broken thermometer and rushed to show my Mom and sister the "fairy dust" I had found (it is so amazing the way it breaks apart and then reforms in perfect spheres) My mom was understandably horrified that I was playing with mercury, but I was just sad that it wasn't magical.

Monday, December 1, 2008

things that make the world go round

Browsing through ali loves curtis I stumbled across her post on UNC-Ashville's collection of old scrapbook pages from Annie Rives Nicholson. I love that girls have been making scrapbooks for ages and the things she lists that make the world go round ... so precious!

And now for the official info required:
Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Original physical collection resides with the Nicholson family and any permission to publish or use for commercial purposes must be obtained from the Nicholson family.