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scarlet letterpress print



I adore this letterpress print from Australian design shop Mitchell & Dent. You simply must check out the rest of their shop – many goodies to be found! When the tagline for a shop is “finery, frippery, and felicitous fare” how could you possibly go wrong?

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a day at pacific galleries

Jonathan and I took advantage of an appointment-free Saturday a few weeks ago to do some browsing at Pacific Galleries. We found lots of good stuff – far more than our wallet (or our tiny place) could handle. The next best thing? iPhone photos!



Love, love, love the industrial light fixtures…


My mind is spinning with the organizational possibilities this rolling island presents…definitely our favorite find of the day.


Fun typography, fiberglass shell chairs (love the color), fun fan to add to our collection of vintage electrics…

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dresses on the brain


I have dresses on the brain (which is not that uncommon for me). I headed over to to browse their dresses and came to an unfortunate discovery: every single dress that I was drawn to is SOLD OUT. This leads me to three conclusions:

1: I have very mainstream taste, apparently. (Bad.)
2: I’m not quick enough on the draw – totally missed out. (Bad.)
3: All the dresses I am drawn to are slightly longer in length (moderately close to or at knee length). The fact that these longer dresses are all sold out tells me I am not alone in this preference! Retailers, are you LISTENING? (Good!)

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completely unnecessary, but…


Um…I don’t need this little guy. He serves no real purpose. I don’t need him at all.

But he’s so darn cute, and so much easier than a real puppy…

(Urban Outfitters claims this little guy is a boston terrier. But doesn’t he look like a frenchie?)


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can I make you a drink?


An essential part of any well-appointed bar is a bar book – but I’d be tempted to ditch the whole book idea in favor of a stylish option like these classic cocktail bar cards by etsy seller neilhubert. Screen printed and packaged neatly in newsprint, these would be a fun gift to any cocktail enthusiast (or to yourself!) I’m tempted to order two sets – one to frame, and one to use.


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my ever growing wish list…


…has just gotten a little longer.

Everyone loves a little black dress, and I am no exception. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Shabby Apple‘s dresses and in a recent visit to their website I discovered they have some new (well, new to me anyways) LBDs! I love all three of these for their flexibility – they could be dressed up or down with the change of shoes and jewelry. Looks like my (ever expanding) wish list won’t be getting a break any time soon…

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inspiration found :: cookbooks


la cucina :: culinaria spain

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love cookbooks – I love reading them, looking through their gorgeous photography and/or illustrations, cooking from them, and I love admiring them on my bookshelf. There are so many gorgeous books out there simply dripping with inspiration – an hour or two in the cooking aisles at the bookstore and I come away wanting to pull out the sketchbook as well as my All Clad.


I Know How to Cook :: The Patisseries of Paris (cover design by the uber-talented Jessica Hische)



Complete Thomas Keller (The French Laundry Cookbook and Bouchon) :: Vefa’s Kitchen :: The Country Cooking of France

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a visit home


We will be visiting my family next week in Sacramento and we look forward to enjoying some much needed R&R. I’ve been anticipating this trip for months and it’s almost here (yay!) While there, we plan to sneak away for some time in Napa at a few of our favorite wineries; a visit to Old Sacramento is a must (my favorite part of the city and also where Jonathan and I got married); and I’m hoping we can also get away to San Francisco for a day. I’ve been enjoying sfgirlbythebay‘s coverage of playing a tourist in her own city for the SF Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website – her posts have me itching for a visit to the bay!

A must visit spot should we make it over there: The Curiosity Shoppe, where I’d love to pick up one of these 49 Mile Drive linoprints by Eric Rewitzer (above) – if we don’t happen to visit, at least I know I can order one of these from their online shop (my pick is the orange one!)

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warm woolen comfort

The ridiculously low temperatures today in Seattle have me dreaming of warm, woolen cozyness. We will be heading to Chicago in three weeks, where it’s sure to be even chillier, so I’ve been doing a little online browsing for cozy coats and booties. Hmm…it may be prudent to stock up before we leave…


ski cap candle and sweater sleeve candle :: anthropologie
coat :: anthropologie
leg warmers :: urban outfitters


coat :: old navy (I posted this coat last year too but couldn’t resist posting again because it’s so darn cute! maybe I need to buy one while it’s on sale)
cable fingerless gloves :: forever 21
ice flower brooch :: banana republic
booties :: nordstrom


renegade chicago :: wishing to be there

This time last year, we were on our way to Jonathan’s hometown, Chicago. Our trip coincided with Renegade Handmade’s holiday sale at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse – so of course, we took advantage of the coincidence and went to check it out. This year, the sale is December 5 & 6 – alas, we won’t be there, but if you are fortunate enough to live in the windy city go check it out (we will live vicariously through you)! Thankfully, each artist I’ve mentioned here also sells online (phew) so I’ve also included links to each artist’s etsy shop if, like us, you won’t be attending.


If we were there, we’d definitely be picking up a few of the following items from some of our favorite artists…


Jonathan and I are huge fans of the witty cards from Mincing Mockingbird, but I’m also smitten with the prints of these expressive little birds. I’d love to pick up these two little guys. (etsy shop)



Pearl and Marmalade is one of my favorite letterpress studios – their illustrations are gorgeous! I’ve recently depleted my supply of blank cards and I’d love to pick up some of these lovelies. (etsy shop)



1Canoe2 has some beautiful letterpress prints available (love the home sweet home print) but I’m especially smitten with the letterpress recipe card box. The recipe cards and tabs feature hand lettering and original illustrations; even the darling wooden box is handmade! (etsy shop)

Sigh. Wish we could see these lovelies (and so much more!) in person. If only Renegade would come to Seattle (or even Portland!). Until then, we will continue to lust after our favorite pieces online. Stay tuned early next week for some of Jonathan’s Renegade picks!


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