Friday, November 5, 2010

Blog Break

It's time for another long extended blog break.
I just need to take a break from rifling through so many images.  Having a blog is quite time consuming and since I already have my gluten-free blog, I don't know if having another "hobby" blog is what I want right now.
I like it but it's the images that are so time consuming and I think kind of aim me in the wrong direction in my life.  Always looking for the most creative, most artistic, most original of other people's work and not enough time spent on my own.
That said I have been looking into more picture oriented medium like Pintrest or Tumblr, something faster and not as time consuming that I can just pin or link and be done with it.
Meanwhile you can
View Vanessa's Pins on Pinterest
and maybe I'll see you again soon!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Random Whites

A unique sleeved and collared wedding dress.  I love it because it's reminiscent of something slightly  colonial and you don't see something like this very often.  It's also modest!
Seen here.

These paper lace envelopes also recall a bygone, once romantic era.
It's a DIY seen here.
paper doily envelope wedding invitations

Although paper lace is more Victorian and the dress more colonial I think they both sort of work together in a historic sense.  They both recall forgotten details of another historical era.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Granny square mania

This last picture that appeared in yesterday's post got me thinking about crochet.
That cute lil' granny stool cover...

Some more of my favorite crochet site Attic 24, hex blanket...

Granny stripe blanket, fun!...

Granny squares from le Purl Bee...

And my favorite single granny square blanket...

I've made a couple of giant granny square blankets and every single time there is even a break in temperature I want to get my hooks out!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Found: Furry Fashionista

Found via here: meet Fifi Lapin, the world's most stylish bunny 
Image of The Summer RainImage of The Bowler HatImage of Rain Rain Go Away
Image of Brooch Pin No.3 - The chiffon dress Image of Brooch Pin No.2 - The fifi lapin sweater
For more of this furry fashionista check her blog!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Colors: Shades of rose

Rose, dusty rose, crystal rose, vintage rose, blush, salmon pink, coral pink, soft mauve, flush, carnation pink... any which way you describe it, pink is always unmistakably pink.
I'm not much of "flowery pink" girl but I couldn't resist.

adorablelife: katieschoepflin: greatweddingfinds: dognbird: imaginarywedding:
source via moline
Color Me Pretty: August

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Found: Grown up chalkboards

When I was a kid my mom bought me a chalkboard that I must admit was all the rage whenever my pals came over.  All they wanted to do was play with it and it was fun for me for like 5 minutes because I'd think "It's just a chalkboard..."  Maybe the caché was lost on me because I had it all the time.
Now I'm in my mid 20's and I still don't yet have a style that I would call sophisticated or grown-up by any means but I like these chalk and corkboards that are all grown up.

Chalkboard Arrow

Tree Slice Memo ChalkboardUpcycled Vintage Floral Frame Bulletin Board

Cork Deer Bust Chalkboard Organizer

From here!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Flower Friday!

Dimensional tissue paper roses...
Paper Tissue Roses
Wowza(!!!) lavender rose bouquet...  (Gorge!)
Poppin' felt dahlias...
[dahlia corsages in reds, pinks and yellow]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Window Shopping Expedition: Little Odd Forest

I just discovered this new (to me) shop.  I'm most impressed by the fact that this was a one woman operation!
Little Odd Forest has cute, whimsical, forest-inspired goods, right up my alley.

Stumpy cushion...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wedding Wednesday: Just Desserts tables

Seen HERE!!!
I am in love with these awesome dessert tables!
This color palette is right up my alley and I looove the creamy white wash furniture.

hydrangea pail metal bucket vasespink hobnail Depression glass cake stand

The curtain is actually lengths of ribbon.  I have a curtain like this in the bedroom, only instead of ribbon I made it by cutting strips of fabric in turquoise, lavender and apple green, I'll show you some time...

patisserie French bakery inspired wedding

Did you spot that ruffle cake in the middle there?  (I love me some ruffle cake.)

pink ruffled wedding cakevintage pink glass wedding table

French bakery wedding design ideas    vintage pink hobnail wedding cake stand one layer cake

I think this tea station is so very English.

Vintage French tea time inspired wedding table hand drawn chalboard

I also think this cake is a breeze to make and with a small tweak of the colors would be at home in the above set up.

These last pictures don't really go with the above theme (another tweak of the colors) except for the fact that it's another nice array and I guess the theme should be "nice array dessert tables".

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amazing Quilts

Seen here, I can't get over these quilts!
I love the layout of this kite one...
dqs9 :: daydreaming + kite flying

They're kind of storybook inspired, not the first one so much but these two...
Fairytale finish

DQS9 finished

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Images from my blog reader

I like this.
(Like the shoes, although they kind of make her feet look like hooves!)
From my reader.