Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Circle Game

If anyone wants to make me pass out from joy at my bday...these might just do it.

Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

The cherry trees in the yard are popping out fruit, the park is humming with people, and yet I'm totally weirded out that it's almost summer already. Aren't you? Who knows where the time goes? A few things helping me get in the mood:

Yet another embroidery hoop group, this time of huipile fabric that's, as my mom would say, "my thing."

Summery slip on shoes? Gitano? GitaYES!

This needs to go on my shoulder through the sunny months.

Dogwood = spring into summer.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Surf's Up

We seem to live in a world chock-full of effortlessly bikini-clad gals. Why is it just assumed if you are under 45 and/or have not had kids, that you wouldn't be caught dead in a one-piece? When did this happen? Did I miss something? (Possible.) It's enough to make this gal feel as broken as Brian Wilson in his sandbox. I happen to favor the maillot look.

I'm dying to find the perfect one-piece swimsuit. Actually, I kind of did already...

It has everything I need: forgiving cut, chic yet darling print, sweet little ruffles...I mean, what's not to like?

Of course, it's the price: a wee $198. Plus shipping.

So I am trying desperately to lick my wounds and move on in the limited options of the one-piece world. It's just, nothing has grabbed my gut like that ginko-pattern.

Some of the considered replacements follow:

From old stand-by jcrew. But the price on this one is nothing to sneeze at either at $115.

Then we have:

But is this patterned suit really me? Not so sure. Price is better though, at $74.

Now for a non-ruffled option:

I guess I could get with this one...and it's on sale! I'm not convinced though.

In conclusion, I still feel unsatisfied and unsettled about this topic. The potentially never-ending quest will continue.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Drifting Along With the Tumbling Tumbleweeds

My burgeoning cacti/succulent obsession continues!

Dreamy succulent pillow!

To die for vintage cacti dress!

Can I pleeease shrink my feet to fit in these? I promise I'll be good if you'll just let me.

El nopal loteria tin nicho.

Btw, this kind of fascination must be out there in the ether, because someone done read my mind and had a succulent/desert themed wedding. Check it out right here.

Another World

This is quite good.

Been thinking lately about getting some cups made from recycled glass bottles. These used to be wine bottles -- and now look at em!

I die. This map kills me. Originally spotted on i suwannee months ago. Still in my brain.


Now that it's all 1992 up in here...

Um, totally amazing and right up my alley!! Yes, please.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One For the Road

Ain't she sweet?

I'm having something of a secret love affair with cacti and succulents at the moment. Secret because I have no actual yard of my own, nor a green thumb of any sort. So I don't speak of my admiration. These tumblers do the talking for me.

This would be quite nice to serve drinks and sundries upon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Walk Like An Egyptian

True life fact: I'm still terrified of mummies and other dead rotting things. But those Egyptians did have influential style:

Egyptian collared shirt from the Met.

I actually own these scarab earrings already...gotta get my Egypt on!

The beading on this necklace is hella cool, and it's got lotus flowers, always a plus when you're feeling ancient. Love this one too, and it's much easier on the wallet:

Now where could I sport it?

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Yes, it's yacht rock, and by the way, yes, I also like The Love Boat. Nothing ironic about it.

Dreaming of long, golden days spent on, in or around San Francisco Bay, which my great grandfather called "God's country."

Urchin brooch and ring all the way from Turkey.

I love how this potter mixes plants and animals together in her work.

She also does ships quite beautifully.

Sweet sand dollar pillow.

Even months after first seeing Sarah Elizabeth's work on design*sponge, I still can't get it out of my head.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I've Got Your Picture...

Instead of that picture, look at something new...

This wall hanging is a bit modern for my taste, but I do love a good bird-related wooden bit for the home. Available on etsy here.

Something about baskets on a wall just makes me happy. Reminds me of the Ahwahnee Hotel. This one's also from etsy!

These are dang cheap and good, clean kitschy fun!

Not only am I obsessed with embroidery, but I am also gaga about constellation maps! Put em together and I'm bursting with glee! I literally dream of having all four of these in my bedroom to gaze at while in the gauzy state of falling asleep or waking.