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//worth a thousand words

23 Feb

a very long-held dream of mine would be to have an immaculate library in my home. realistic goal projection? retirement. but who needs goals to dream? certainly not me. truth of the matter is, there are few things i love more than getting lost in a book. i could curl up and read for days before i needed to go find someone to talk to. welcome to the places i would gladly fall off the face of the planet for…

candida hofer

max and lauren

jkcreates

mrbradg

chotda

brownwithwhitedots

milenachka

hgtv

book lovers tumblr

spaces-in-between

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//va-dream-cation

22 Feb

One of my all time favorite stores, as is anyone’s who has stumbled upon it, is terrain. My excitement went through the roof today when I found this wonderful treasure in Pennsylvania, which is a Garden Center, Greenhouse Café, and offers Landscaping Services.

It’s like the anthropologie of ikeas, with what looks like an impeccable menu. Unfortunately for me, as I am reading the menu, I am SO hungry… I would probably order the  Housemade “Nutella” French toast or Branzino, white bean ragout, pancetta, cabbage, mint pesto. And definitely the artisanal cheese: Rogue Creamery Smokey Bleu, Shellbark Hollow Sharp Chevre, Cypress Grove HumboldtFog, Doe Run 7 Sisters, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, house-made preserves, honeycomb, crostinis. I can almost see my trainer’s smile now with the satisfaction that I’m nowhere near PA.

Instead, I will look at the outdoor spaces fondly and think of warmer seasons.

all images from terrain at Styers

from the café gallery

//el presidenté

21 Feb

“Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.” -George Washington [1974] I take for granted on a daily (probably minute-ly) basis of what it means to be an American citizen, to live in a free country that was fought for, paid for with a price of great sacrifice, steered by leaders whose vision had consequences on the line that determined my existence.

“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection; that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large; and, particularly, for their brethren who have served in the Geld; and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacifick temper of the mind, which were the characteristicks of the divine Author of our blessed religion ; without an humble imitation of whose example, in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.” -Circular Letter to the Governours [1783].

Ryan Brenizer

“The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.
May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.” [1790]

Happy Birthday George Washington!

& thank you.

pottery barn

anthropologie

alexander mcqueen

olive manna

eryn brinie

terrain

zukas

Hope you enjoy  somewhat trivial finds in the grand scheme of America and Your Day Off (or your time and a half)!

//mapquest

17 Feb

Maps are such fun for decorating inspiration. My mom has wanted a map for a long time. LONG TIME. They can run fairly expensive, but I happen to find a sheet of paper (boutique papyrus wrapping) at a local market. So the six dollars which would have been a lot for wrapping a present, seemed cheap for wall art. I am going to find an ornate frame and make it gold, if it’s not already, for an old world feel. But I also love all of these ideas: hanging frame over a print, door windows, a lamp?! There are some really cool possibilities.

photos:

diy ideas|withtwocats|better homes and garden|martha stewart|simplesong

//picture this

15 Feb

I love looking at pictures. I love taking pictures. Therefore I love cameras.

I would love to start a camera collection, I believe I am at 5, so perhaps I have already begun. And as my “collection” grows, I’d take pleasure in displaying them nicely.

things organized neatly

tim milideo photography

rob orchard

dear jack sundance,

this is for you.

with love.

//a lot with a little

27 Jan

This space looks tiny but so appreciable, a skill I would like to refine. Simple with style.

and what a great coffee table:

see more of this space (how small it really is and great ideas):

saskia uit waalre found at vtwonen (warning, difficulty in navigating non-english websites)