Petal / Green Thumb

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This summer, I was convinced I wanted to be a gardner.  I did it too.  I grew kale, arugula, lettuces, strawberries, peas and beans.  I thoroughly enjoyed picking my bounty and whipping up healthy dinners.  Now that the weather has turned, I still want that green around me.  I am just loving plants in every room of the house.  Doesn’t a punch of green instantly change the feel or a room?

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Seeing it Everywhere / Grey and Gold

I love gold.  Not necessarily the Au heavy stuff but I realize I wear mostly (faux) gold jewelry, love gold accents and generally gravitate towards the warm sparkly tones of yellow and rose gold as opposed to the cool, metallic nature of chrome or silver.   Recently, I started spotting grey and gold together.  It’s kind of the best of both worlds isn’t it?  Here are some great examples.

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(I mean dream bag…)

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Sweet Home

Here are some pics from my trip home to Chicago.  Love it there.  Sigh.

I roamed around the city at night, spent the day with my Aunt when we walked around Bucktown and found an incredible ribbon and button store called Soutache and a lovely flower shop called Larkspur.  I love city driving.  Chicagoan’s are the best drivers (in my opinion) and exploring the architecture in different neighborhoods is one of my favorite thigns to do when I am in Chicago.

I also love nights at home with my family, a classic movie (we watched Wood Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite), cookies and wine.  It was Mother’s Day so we treated the lady of the house to peony’s, fresh cut flowers from the garden and a home made breakfast of fruit salad and rhubarb and strawberry crepes.  Oh, sweet home Chicago!

Office Accessories

The office is the room in our house that feels the least completed.  I cannot wait to get it to the place where I can start adding a mix of classic, fun and colorful accessories like these.

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School House Electric 1960’s IBM Standard Issue Clock, $235 *

* = wish list item

Crafted by Lindy Personalized Stationary Set, $12.50

One of many sets I have.  You know me, I have a thing for paper.

Ferm Living Neon Pink Pin Board, EUR $50

Present & Correct From the Desk of…Rubber Stamps, $12.50

Ferm Living Yellow Letter Tray, EUR $30

Present and Correct Button Push Pins, £14.00

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Spotted horse note card set. $10.

Soon enough IBM clock.  Soon enough I will have the perfect place for you.