These are my favorite vases for flower arrangements. They date from the 40s to the 60s and they’re pretty cheap and easy to find on eBay. Here’s some history on the company.
These are from Anchor Hocking’s art deco inspired Fire King line. Technically, they’re oven-safe!
From wiki: “Fire-King was originally produced in the 1940s for everyday use, rather than display. It was often sold in bags of flour as a promotional item or was given away at gas stations. Fire-King could also be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores.”
I have a few and they sit in a tall windowsill in the hallway when not in use, with my other colored glass.
For a while now, I’ve been escaping into this dreamy world of soft focus pictures and an ultra-feminine aesthetic. I love my clean minimal apartment with all my heart but; there is another side of me that would be just as happy in a little country cottage, growing my own vegetables and making art.
I posted about the image bookmarking site called We Heart It a while back. Every few days, I peruse the pics and add a few more to my collection of these fantasy images. This is my latest favorite picture:
Outdoor party in the country anyone?
Yesterday, shoppher tweeted about this post which ended up turning into one of those internet perusing explosions where I discovered a few new blogs I think I’m going to love. You might too!
Dreamcats – if you love dreamy cats. I submitted some pictures of Nibbles when she was a kitten. Here’s one:
The Snail and the Cyclops – love this girl’s style
Fieldguided – a nice little life
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m really excited about Liberty of London coming to Target on March 14th. You can check out the preview here. You can also purchase their fabrics online for your own crafty endeavors. Here’s one collection.
I’m not a big fan of florals but I do enjoy the occasional print that has a retro feel. The kind that’s outlined in black, as if hand drawn, and filled in with bright colors is my kind of floral. It all feels perfect for Spring and I’m soooo ready to be done with Winter!
The line will feature over 300 inexpensive items including home decor and fashion for all in 25 different prints. Preview pictures are being removed left and right from the internet but the March issue of InStyle had a full page and I’ve scanned it! (Oh, they’re also doing a colab with MAC to be released in the US on March 11 with packaging that us suckers for cute fall for.)
Click for the larger version. (sorry about the quality)
I am loving the lamp base ($20) and shade ($18), flip flops ($10), planter ($10), halter dress ($30), and ties for him ($20)! I think the most expensive item is that adorable $200 bike! The dishes on the online preview look sweet as well!
I think the MAC Blue India nail polish is going to be interesting too!
In the spirit of the Secret Society of List Addicts, I’ll share with you some jobs I’ve considered over the course of my life.
- Veterinarian – first job I said when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up… until we had to take the sick beagle to the vet and I saw how they took temperatures. I was done.
- Animal cop – maybe I’ve been watching too much Animal Planet but I think I would actually do better as a vigilante because the red tape of the job ticks me off.
Watch – The Sick Kitten
- Astrophysics – I adore math and thought I had the potential to be one of those math geniuses… until I had the worst physics teacher known to man in high school and was ruined on the physics side. The fact that almost everything in life can be explained with an elegant equation is something I can really sink my teeth into. My bf thinks I’m a freak. Let’s do this.
Statistician – my psych major exposed me to data collection, manipulation, and analysis with delicious SPSS
software, which pretty much taught me to never trust any stats you hear on the news. In all seriousness though, it’s a tangible and pretty
reliable way to learn about the world.
CHECK! THIS! OUT! and THIS. (I promise, it’s worth your time.)
- Florist – super green thumb here, think I have a good aesthetic eye… currently working on bonsai, would love to learn Ikebana. Who wouldn’t love to play with flowers all day?
- Fleeting thoughts – architectural artist, cupcake baker (but Richmond already has a few), line cook (been there, done that for every station, miss it), blogger (yeah right), RN (horrible decision, bad school choice, dropped out), any type of psych research (will be trying to get my foot in the door eventually)…