Sunday, August 30, 2009
Want to make your backyard deck cooler than your front porch? I think all you have to do is make sure it has a fireplace and some homemade jam jar lanterns [also my photo source] and you're good to go party out back. I'd try to make some jam jar lanterns, but the instructions scared me away. It's probably a lot simpler than it reads...
Posted by Margaret at 11:36 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I was thrifting this morning and happened upon a woman with a cart full of Pyrex. It was the worst morning of my life! I met my match, except she had a lot of crap in her cart, too. Things yours truly would never buy. But clearly her intent was to buy the Pyrex-look. And sell it on eBay or something.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
School has just started here in Florida and I've been remembering the happy art days of kindergarten. I'm not sure if you were into the Berenstain Bears like me, but remember Sister Bear's classroom in the Berenstain Bears Go to School? It was a happy art place.
[photo from August/September 2008 ReadyMade]
Posted by Margaret at 6:12 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
For all you die hard Solid Cherry fans, the original version.
I picked up those pillows at the Goodwill over the weekend. I regret I'm not sharing a detailed photo of the handiwork, because the stitching is amazing. I love these pillows so so so much -- a huge plus? They don't stink and a good lint-rolling turned up hardly anything. The message is so sweet (attention all you Mary J. Blige fans: Real Love. It's possible). And aren't those names charming? Partly why I thrift: I love to know I'm taking care of something someone once really cherished. At least I hope so.
The chairs were thrifted too -- but a ways back. They are my favorite.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Good idea from ReadyMade [October/November 2008].
Wait a minute...that looks familiar! We use these exact book carts in my library and they are so stubborn to wheel around!
Maybe using them in a more permanent role and not what they were originally intended for - the heavy-duty carting of books - isn't such a bad idea...they do come in some great colors (of course, at my library we had to go with institutional beige).
Saturday, August 15, 2009
What else could a girl in Florida possibly wish for in the height of summer? Everything I want right now is in that picture.
Here's what I love about it:
- the light dusting of snow
- white twinkle lights (all year round, please)
- the Airstream as studio/guest house
- that warm yellow glow coming from the windows
- big freaking evergreens mixed with deciduous brown -- lovely!
- and the essence of camping out
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
It would be delightful if I could find this Eames Lounge & Ottomon second-hand. I don't browse the thrifty webs (i.e., craigslist, ebay) at all; perhaps I should start...
Some of the best things are black, white & wood grain, don't you think?