I am convinced. Some of the best ‘finds’ are found when you aren’t really looking for anything. Maybe it’s because you’re not so frantic, maybe it is because you take the time to slow down and just look, or maybe you’re just happy and allow something as simple as two lamps to speak to you.
Meet Fred and Alice, my new his & her bedside lamps for the guest bedroom. I smile each and every time I flip the switch. It is so funny how two snazzy lamps can change the mood of a room.
I love the retro, throw-back vibe. Sleek, yet warm and cozy.
Photos by: KHJ
Welcome home little lamps, welcome home.
Is there something special that you just happened to happen upon? Something that just spoke to you and said, “Take me home with you.” I would love to hear what great finds you have found. Leave me a comment and share some of your lovely treasures.
“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Photos By: KHJ
This past week, I ate my very first pear. I know, I know, you can’t believe it. Now let me clarify, I have eaten pears (if that is what you call them) from a can, but I have never just grabbed a fresh pear from the grocery store. For some reason, I decided to pick out a few while shopping last week. Man oh man, what have I been missing? I am in love!
The skin resembling an apple, yet so much softer. The sweet flesh melting in your mouth. A beautiful way to wake up and welcome the day; indulging in one of the most perfect fruits.
Proof that it’s never too late to try something new. Keep life fresh, keep life exciting, find something new to awaken your senses!
Last month, I shared with you some very special fabric I was working with to create two custom fabric flowers for a local bride, Jennifer. Most of the time the fabric flowers I create are used as hair adornments or snazzy corsages, but Jennifer had something very creative in mind for her flowers. She wanted to attach the flowers to the stem of her bridal bouquet. What an excellent new use for these adorable creations!
As I mentioned in Threads of the Past: Part I, the fabric used to create these flowers was taken from her mother and grandmother’s wedding dresses. I am such a sucker when it comes to family heirlooms. I just love when a piece tells a story and these flowers definitely have a story to tell. When designing the flowers, I decided to keep the two generations of fabric separate. One flower showcased the delicate beauty of her grandmother’s dress, while the other focused on the layering and textures of her mother’s dress.
“My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.”
This gorgeous flower was created using sating and lace from the hem line of Jennifer’s mother’s dress. Her mother was married in 1974 and her wedding dress was actually made by Jennifer’s grandmother and great-grandmother. Such a special piece with so much meaning.
A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.
~ Author Unknown
This second flower was created with fabric from the hem line of Jennifer’s grandmother’s wedding dress. The skirt portion of this dress was actually part of Jennifer’s great-grandmother’s wedding dress and was re-purposed into her grandmother’s dress. Now this special piece of fabric will forever be Jennifer’s to treasure and perhaps one day pass on to her children.
Before dropping these little lovelies in the mail, I made a small canvas drawstring bag in which to package the flowers. I added some handmade twisted purple flowers as a tiny representation of Jennifer’s wedding colors.
Photos by: KHJ
Jennifer – You were such a lovely bride to work with. I admire your no-fuss, beautifully simplistic approach to your wedding. I wish you many, many years of love and happiness!
Our one-of-a-kind products are for rent, not for sale. To make the quote request process easy and fun, we’ve designed a way for you to create a wishlist.
To create a wishlist, follow these instructions:
1) Browse for items you’re intrerested in renting.
2) Click the ‘Add to your wishlist’ button when you find something you like.
3) Once you’ve added all the items you’d like us to quote for you, click ‘wishlist’ (top right of the site).
4) Make sure you’ve included everything you like, adjust the quantities as needed, and click ‘submit’.
5) We’ll ask for a little information from you and get in touch once your quote is complete.
6) You’ll receive a confirmation of your request via email.