As I write this post I am trying to make a decision. I have a sisters weekend planned for the Jersey shore (wonderful cottage-y shops, even an Anthropologie en route from the airport) for this weekend but now I'm not sure whether or not to go because of swine flu reports and advisories. Well, in the meantime here's my latest post ...
Instead of Rock-Paper-Scissors, today I am playing Wire-Paper-Glitter. Not sure what beats what, though?
I picked up this beautiful iron wire basket in antique pink at my new favorite local shop, the greenery. (Attention admirers of weathered wire: there is still 1 available in white!)
I hung it from the pegs in my kitchen but wasn't quite sure what to place inside. Too far from the stove for cooking utensils; too in-reach for the boys for gardening tools; I decided on some faux wildflowers that I wrapped in a piece of newspaper. What do you think?
I just received this fabulous catalog from Cath Kidston. It's like a magazine devoted to fun florals and polka dots. There are even pretty dish gloves! Currently there are no shops in the U.S. I had to request a catalog (free online) after seeing the cover at Fitty's blog!
Closer to home, I found Cath Kidston napkins at the good HomeGoods.
My oldest sister brings me things to tinker with for her. Last visit she left behind two small, dark metal birds. I wish I'd thought to take a true "before" picture. I painted them blue with white bellies and then completely sugared-them up with glitter.
[Betsy: No peeking below!]
I thought it would be fun to pack them up in a plastic berry container that I had saved for possibilities.
I'll let you know if the little birds and I keep our plans for the weekend!
[To answer a few questions: My essay in Romantic Homes will appear in the June issue. I don't think it's on newsstands yet. Thank you SO MUCH for asking!]
Happy May Day! I am going to New Jersey! See you in a few days, Sweeties! xo