December 21, 2012

Holiday Improvisation

Furoshiki - wrapping with scarves and fabric

December 10, 2012

Escape - Vintage Hustle and Bustle

in the mood for holiday shopping -
re-blogged from the cheerful LA blog - a bloomsbury life 

December 5, 2012

Not Bone nor Feather

Kate Spade Birds over Arches - ancient sea of indigo stencil + black birds on a modern shopper. "It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea." - Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

December 3, 2012

I Wonder Where She Lost Me?

The most wonderful time of the year brings out the tradition keeper in me and a holiday standard is to run around the house with double-stick and cover up our glass framed art with images of the virgin mary and her sweet babe. Since moving one year ago, I've no idea where I've have stashed the madonnas! My friend Lisa Hardy got me started when we were neighbors in Seattle and ever since I'm looking out for interesting or unusual madonna and child images to literally, slap up. After moving house every few years these types of rituals are more meaningful, keeping things the same for our family even though everything has changed (new house, new neighbors, new school, new life). Sometimes it IS about stuff. Etsy's abundant selection of madonna and baby has a style for everyone: Mexican, mid-century, medieval, and modernist madonna holding the divine infant.